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Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Asian Boom: Demographic Map Reveals Growth in Southeast S.F.

Posted By on Wed, Mar 16, 2011 at 3:34 PM


Last week, SF Weekly wrote about how the Asian-American ascendancy in San Francisco politics is reflected in demographic trends revealed by the latest census -- specifically, a growing proportion of Asians in the city.

The above map gives us a quick but detailed snapshot of that change. Incorporating the new census figures, it was provided to SF Weekly by David Lee, executive director of the Chinese American Voters Education Committee and a lecturer in political science at San Francisco State.

Note in particular the dark-red shading indicating a large Asian

presence in the Bayview, Sunnydale, and Visitacion Valley neighborhoods

of the Southeast city -- this is the most significant change since 2000.

It appears that this historically African-American section of San Francisco now rivals the Richmond, Sunset, and even Chinatown for prevalence of Asian residents.

Another demographic trend to note is the shaded patches of SOMA -- more heavily Asian areas that likely helped propel the successful candidacy of District 6 Supervisor Jane Kim last year.

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