Report: San Francisco, Fremont apartment dwellers shelter in tight spaces

Mark Prado

A new report from RentCafe shows people who live in apartments in San Francisco and Fremont have limited space as Bay Area residents are being asked to shelter in place through May. 

Among the largest 100 cities in the country, Fremont has an average of 318 square feet per person, second lowest in the country. Only Santa Ana in Southern California at 292 square feet per person had tighter quarters. The numbers reflect the average number of people living in apartments in each city.

In terms of actual apartment size, San Francisco had the fifth smallest amount of space per apartment in the nation at 741 square feet. Because the average number of people living in San Francisco apartments is small, they have more space than those who live in larger spaces with more people, the report notes.

Henderson, Nevada offered the most spacious apartments in the country at 992 square feet.



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