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San Francisco Demographics and Lifestyle

San Francisco has plenty to offer in both beauty and consistent weather. If you are looking to retire to the Bay Area, you will feel right at home in this community.

San Francisco’s Community

The San Francisco community has slightly less females than the national average. According to the Census Bureau, the city has 49.3 percent of females compared the United States average of 50.8 percent. The percentage of senior citizens, however is higher than the national average (13.6 percent compared to the average of 13 percent).

The population in San Francisco in 2010 was 805,235 during the census. The 2015 estimates place the city at 864,816, a 7.4 percent increase. Of the 2010 figures, 48.5 percent identified as white, 33.3 percent as Asian, 15.1 percent as Hispanic or Latino, 6.1 percent as black or African-American, 0.5 percent as American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.4 percent as Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander.

35.5 percent of San Francisco residents were born outside of the United States and close to half (44.6 percent) of the population speak more than one language in the home.

The Typical Weather in San Francisco

San Francisco is one of the nicest areas to live with consistent temperatures throughout most of the year. The average temperature is 57.3 degrees F. The average high temperature is 63.8 degrees and the average low temperature is 50.8 degrees. The coldest months are typically December and January with a high of 57 degrees and a low of 46 degrees. During the summer months, the temperatures average in the mid to high 60s.

The annual rainfall for the San Francisco area is 23.64 inches. The winter months tend to see the most precipitation at an average between four and five inches each month across a 10 or 11 day period.

Flash flooding is a serious threat to the residents of San Francisco as well as the possibility of earthquakes. If you are moving to a flood prone area, FEMA suggests videotaping and documenting your possessions before a flood for insurance purposes. If you haven’t already purchased flood insurance, consider purchasing a policy before disaster strikes.

If you own your home, make sure it is prepared to handle the effects of an earthquake. You can do this by reinforcing your walls and foundation, and making sure the home is anchored to its foundation. FEMA also suggests using flexible connectors on all of your gas appliances.

Where to Enjoy Nature in San Francisco

The Bay Area is home to plenty of wildlife including mammals, birds, reptiles, amphibians, fish, sharks, insects, butterflies, dragonflies, spiders, and crabs. Some of the common wildlife you may come across in San Francisco include: opossums, shrews, moles, rabbits, chipmunks, squirrels, deer, otters, and elk. You can also find sea turtles, lizards, snakes, leopard sharks, longnose skate, cicadas, walking sticks, grasshoppers, beetles, and several species of butterfly.

When it comes to plants and flowering herbs, San Francisco is home to the California poppy, yellow pansy, purple Chinese houses, Douglas iris, baby blue eyes, calypso orchid, blue flax, common star lily, and crimson columbine.

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