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Month: November 2016 (page 1 of 2)

Poverty Rate in San Francisco Below National Level

An estimated 10.6% of residents in the San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward metro area live below the poverty line, a smaller share than both the national poverty rate of 14.7% and the state’s poverty rate of 15.3%. San Francisco has the third lowest poverty rate of any California metro area. A high school education can mean the difference […]

Why Quality of Life is Better in California

Americans often evaluate their home states according to such subjective conditions as climate preference, the presence of friends and family, and personal history. In addition to these subjective measures, more objective socioeconomic factors also contribute to life satisfaction. It is such quantitative measures that can help assess the broader quality of life in a given […]

Why Students in California Graduate College With Less Debt

Total student debt in the United States, at approximately $1.26 trillion, is the second largest consumer debt in the country after mortgages. The average debt of all U.S. college undergraduates, including those who did not take any student loans, is around $16,929 per student, according to new data from student loan news website the Student […]

Safeway Inc. is the Largest Private Company in California

Going public is often regarded as the final step in a private company’s growth. While a public offering streamlines fund-raising activities and offers many other advantages, many owners prefer to keep control of their companies. 24/7 Wall St. reviewed data from company data reviewer PrivCo to identify the largest company in each state. Based on […]

San Luis Obispo-Paso Robles-Arroyo Grande is the Drunkest Metro Area in California

Alcohol abuse cost the United States $250 billion in 2010, according to a 2015 study from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. These costs include health care expenses associated with alcohol consumption as well as estimated lost productivity. Binge drinking was related to three-quarters of the total cost. Residents of different states report different […]

Why San Francisco Residents Spend More Time Commuting

The average resident of the San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward metro area spends 33.2 minutes commuting to work, longer than both the national average of 26.4 minutes and the statewide average of 28.9 minutes. San Francisco residents have the longest commute of any metro area in California. Two of the main factors that determine commute time are the […]

San Francisco Residents Far Less Likely to Smoke Than Adults Nationwide

An estimated 10.7% of adults in the San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward metro area smoke, lower than the 17.0% national smoking rate and lower than the 12.8% statewide smoking rate. The San Francisco smoking rate is the second lowest in California. According to the Centers for Disease Control, smoking is the number one cause of preventable death in […]

Violent Crime in California Above National Level

Violence in the United States has steadily declined for several decades. While the violent crime rate has fallen considerably — from 685 incidents reported per 100,000 Americans in 1995 to the current rate of 383 incidents per 100,000 — the national violent crime rate rose 3.0% last year. 24/7 Wall St. reviewed violent crime rates […]

Why San Francisco Has the 5th Highest Robbery Rate in the Nation

The FBI defines robbery as the taking, or the attempted taking, of anything of value from someone by force, threat of violence, or fear. Most robberies involve the use of a firearm and yield $1,190 worth of goods on average. There were 327,374 robberies reported nationwide in 2015 — 102 per 100,000 Americans. Crime and […]

San Francisco is America’s 2nd Most Crowded City

There are 12,145 people per square mile in the San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward metro area, higher than the national population density of 6,321 Americans per square mile across all U.S. metro areas. San Francisco also has the highest population density of any California metro area. Population density can have a meaningful impact on home prices in an […]

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