New data for 2013 from the U.S. Census Bureau's American Community Survey (the mini-sample census they do every year to gather detailed pictures in between censuses) shows that San Francisco households, and individual earners, have all seen their incomes rise since the end of the Great Recession if we're still calling it that.
Median household income in San Francisco was up to $79,624 in 2013 according to the survey. That's a 2.1 percent raise across the board, with men working full time earning a median of $68,615 and women working full time earning a median of $55,784.
The survey also does some fascinating tracking of state-to-state migration flows. A total of 485,500 moved into California between 2012 and 2013 from other states, with 31,000 of them coming from New York, 30,000 of them coming from Nevada, and 20,000 of them coming from Oregon.
Also, they just released some national-level data on same-sex couples. The Census, having only started tracking data on married and unmarried same-sex couples in 2004, now shows 727,000 co-habitating same-sex couples in the U.S., up from 639,000 in 2012 a bump of 14 percent that's probably attributable more to greater recognition and data collection than to increased coupling overall. Of those, 252,000 same-sex couples now call themselves married.
Of course, there's depressing news in here too: The percentage of people living below the poverty line in San Francisco has essentially not changed since 2010. And the people receiving Food Stamp/SNAP benefits has risen to 6.3 percent, up from 4.5 percent in 2010.