While the population of San Francisco’s Mission District has actually dropped nearly 10 percent since the year 2000 census, the number of households has increased 11 percent. And the percentage of households in the Mission with incomes over $150,000 has jumped 65 percent versus 10 percent for the city as a whole.
And while the Hispanic/Latino population in San Francisco has increased 13 percent since 2000, it dropped 27 percent in the Mission (from 60 to 48 percent of the total) and accounted for 170 percent of the neighborhood’s population loss.
If the current trend continues, San Francisco’s Budget and Legislative Analyst’s office is projecting that the Hispanic/Latino population in the Mission will drop to 31 percent of the neighborhood total by 2025.
And with a projected “significant increase” in the number of households with incomes over $100,000 over the next ten years, “more neighborhood residents will be able to pay higher rents, making housing [even] less accessible and affordable to those with relatively lower incomes,” according to a just released Policy Analysis Report with respect to Displacement in the Mission District: