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The Tenderloin District

  • The Tenderloin covers 35 square blocks
 
  • The Tenderloin is 300 times more crowded than the rest of San Francisco.
 
  • According to the 2000 census, 24,169 people live in the Tenderloin. This is probably a conservative figure, based on a margin of error in the census for San Francisco of at least 5%. Most likely, the number of people in the Tenderloin is roughly 30,000.
 
  • The ethnic makeup of the Tenderloin is as follows:
        44% - Caucasian
        33% - Asian or Pacific Islanders
        11% - African American
        11% - Hispanic
        1% - Native American
 

 
  • There are 586 apartment buildings in the Tenderloin (one small room).
 
  • The children of the Tenderloin consist of:
        67% - Asian or Southeast Asian
        12% - Caucasian
        11% - African American
        5% - Hispanic
        5% - Other
 
  • There are approximately 4,000 children in the Tenderloin:
        41% are infants to 4 years old (1,640)
        28% are 5 -9 years old (1,120)
        22% are 9-12 years old (880)
        9% are 13-17 years old (360)
 
  • There are roughly 6,000 homeless that pass through or stay in the Tenderloin every day.
 
 
  • 90% of the Tenderloin residents are on fixed income.
 
  • The Tenderloin has the highest crime rate of any district in San Francisco. The annual crime rate has an average of 2 crimes per resident and 3 major crimes per hour.
 
 
  • The business demographic:
        130 vacant
        111 restaurants
        76 cafes
        66 liquor stores
        38 non-profit organizations
        33 bars
        14 adult-oriented businesses
        11 performing arts theaters
        2 check cashing places
        1 pool hall