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  • Average years of education: 15.17 years
  • Adults w/ a bachelor’s degree only: 35%
  • Adults w/ a graduate or professional degree: 23%
  • Degree holders w/ a STEM degree: 46%
  • Median annual earnings: $65,451
  • Median home value: $1,104,100
  • Both husband and wife in labor force: 55%
  • Unemployment rate: 3.8%

San Francisco is known for its tech innovation and high cost of living. Situated in the heart of Silicon Valley, the greater San Francisco Bay Area hosts the headquarters of Google, Apple, Salesforce, Twitter, and Uber. The city and its surrounding area is also home to multiple universities, including Stanford, UC Berkeley, and San Francisco State. San Francisco has the highest median annual salary on this list at $65,451. However, San Francisco also has the highest median home value on this list.

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