According to the most recent data, 64 percent of San Franciscans have gone to the trouble of returning the census form. The top returner, so far, is Santa Clara County (71 percent); followed by Marin, San Mateo, and Napa (70 percent); Sonoma and Contra Costa at 69 percent; Solano and Alameda at 67 percent; and then good ol' San Fran at 64 percent.
The national return rate is hovering at 68 percent, while the state's is 66 percent. That makes us, yes, worse than average.
On the neighborhood-by-neighborhood level, a round swath of land near Mt. Davidson Park is tops in the city with a 78-percent return rate. an Oklahoma-shaped strip of land bordered by Fourth Street, Market, Howard, and the bay has far and away the worst return rate at 43 percent.
And, by the way, this isn't simply a case of affluent neighborhoods outperforming poorer ones: Large swaths of Pacific Heights have registered a 59 percent rate, while the Marina is at 60 percent. Golden Gate Park, intriguingly, boasts a 67-percent return rate. Who knew?
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