The Tenderloin covers 35 square blocks and is 300 times more crowded than the rest of San Francisco.

Roughly 37,000 people currently live in the Tenderloin. 

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 approximately 4,000 children in the Tenderloin, and their ethnic makeup is as follows:

  • 67% - Asian or Southeast Asian
  • 12% - Caucasian
  • 11% - African American
  • 5% - Hispanic
  • 5% - Other

The ages of the Tenderloin children:

  • 41% - infants to 4 years old (1,640)
  • 28% - 5 –9 years old (1,120)
  • 22% - 9–12 years old (880)
  • 9% - 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