Why is this important

Understanding population density is important because it aids in aligning public and private resources (such as parks, retail, and transit) to serve residents.

How are we doing?

The American Community Survey (ACS) surveys residents on an annual basis; however, five years of aggregated data are necessary provide numbers at a census tract or neighborhood level. Here we are comparing data from the 2008-2012 and 2013-2018 ACS data sets. Between the two time periods, there were significant population increases both citywide and in the CMTL area, leading to increases in population density. The CMTL area is more than five times as dense as the city overall. The areas with the greatest population density within the CMTL boundary include census tracts between Larkin and Leavenworth and Leavenworth and Taylor.

Dataset Source

American Community Survey, 2008-2012 & 2013-2017

* San Francisco square miles - 46.87

* CMTL census tract square milesĀ - 0.64