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In 25 years, San Francisco will be a lot whiter

In 25 years San Francisco will be a lot whiter SFGate


Forty years ago, three out of four San Francisco residents were white (non-Hispanic). Now it's less than one out of two.

The decline of white San Francisco coincided with an influx in Asian residents, whose numbers more than tripled between 1970 and 2010.

Despite projections that the Asian population will increase 45 percent nationally between 2005 and 2050, San Francisco's Asian community is expected to shrink.

According to the San Francisco Foundation study, 28 percent of city residents will be Asian by 2040, down from 34 percent today. The Latino population is also predicted to dwindle, from 15 percent to 12 percent.

The reason? Neighborhood gentrification, soaring housing costs and wages lagging well behind the cost of living.

The projected exodus of Asians, Latinos and others is expected to reverse a 35-year trend in which people of color became the majority in San Francisco, rising from 34 to 58 percent. Whites will again outnumber people of color.

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Because ridiculously expensive to live in SF.

Everyone else has more sense than to try to live there. 

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