The San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA Metro Area, also known as the San Francisco Bay area, encompasses a 5 county area.
The Metro Area is best described as "cities" within "cities." That is, with its ethnic diversity, one can easily go to one neighborhood and see numerous people groups living near one another. While at the same time, one can easily go to another neighborhood and only see people of the same people group or similar cultural affinity.
Total Population: 4,656,132
(An increase of 7.4 % in the past 5 years.)
- Foreign Born - 1,340,835
- Language Spoken at Home - 1,710,695
[ Source: American Community Survey (ACS) 5-Year Foreign Born and Language Spoken at Home]
29.7% of Total Population are Foreign Born and 40.2% of Total Population Speak another language other than English at Home.