Washington, D.C. and San Francisco
Geography, population and how we get aroundJanuary 2, 2010
In some ways the Bay Area and the Washington D.C. Metro Area are easily comparable. The percentage of people who live in the city relative to the suburbs is the same: eleven percent. There are some salient differences, however. For instance, in San Francisco nearly two-thirds of residents are renters, almost 40 percent of people make over $100,000 a year and twice as many people work from home than they do in Washington, D.C. For D.C. residents, the striking differences have to do with transportation: two-thirds of residents do not own a vehicle, more people walk to work than they do in San Francisco and the city is much more reliant on public transportation. In terms of income, a startling 11 percent of D.C. residents earn less than $10,000 a year.
Metro Area vs. City in Square Miles
Metro Area vs. City Population
San Francisco Bay Area Geography
Washington D.C. Metro Area Geography
Percentage of Residents By Income Bracket
Renting vs. owning homes in d.c. and san francisco
How Do We Get To Work?