Race and Ethnicity
The majority of individuals residing in the neighborhood are either Latino or white. Latinos slightly outnumber whites at 41%, compared to 40% for white residents. Compared to San Francisco, where Latinos comprise only 15% of the entire population, the Mission is home to a significant Latino community. There is also a sizeable foreign-born population in the Mission – 40% of its population.
The largest concentration of Latino family households in the Mission is located within its central core and spreads out just north of Cesar Chavez Street. This same area also contains the highest population density in the neighborhood, suggesting that many of these households may be living in relatively smaller or more crowded homes compared to residents in other areas in the Mission.
Latinos in the Mission
Data for this profile was gathered from the 1970-2010 decennial census and 5-year estimates of the 2006-2010 American Community Survey.