This will come as no surprise to anyone familiar with SF's tech boom.
What is surprising is the real median household income for the U.S. in 2000 was $57,790 - more than $2000 higher than San Francisco's.
Since 2000 SF's median household income has surged about 60%. Meanwhile, the median household income for the U.S. has stagnated and is about the same at $57,827.
Household income growth rates during this time frame vary quite a bit by city. New York's 2015 (latest available data) median household income was $60,850, about the same as it was in 2000.
The city with the highest median household income is Washington D.C., at $93,294 (2015 data).
Median household incomes in D.C. have grown even faster than in SF.
In 2000 D.C.'s median household income was only $49,400, but it grew by a stunning 88% between 2000 and 2015.
This means during this time frame it's gone from about 14% lower than the national average to about 63% higher.
There are clearly economic advantages to being our nation's capital.
The rest of the top 10 for 2015 are listed in the chart below.
Median household income for the U.S. peaked in 1999 at $57,909. After a long period of stagnant wages and income, the U.S. should surpass this in 2017.