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  1. Public Schools
    A-
  2. Crime & Safety
    C+
  3. Housing
    D-
  4. Nightlife
    A+
  5. Good for Families
    B
  6. Diversity
    B-
  7. Jobs
    B-
  8. Weather
    A+
  9. Cost of Living
    C-
  10. Health & Fitness
    A+
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A
  12. Commute
    A+
Chinatown is a neighborhood in San Francisco, California with a population of 8,609. Chinatown is in San Francisco County. Living in Chinatown offers residents a dense urban feel and most residents rent their homes. In Chinatown there are a lot of bars, restaurants, coffee shops, and parks. Many retirees live in Chinatown and residents tend to be liberal. The public schools in Chinatown are highly rated.
About Chinatown...
Population
8,609

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$790,413
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$708
National
$949
Area Feel
Dense Urban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    94%
  • Own
    6%
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Chinatown Rankings

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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
C+
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    1,164.5
    282.7
  • Murder
    0
    6.1
  • Rape
    40.7
  • Robbery
    483.1
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    448.5
    500.1
  • Theft
    4,640.7
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    224.3
    284

Residents

Diversity
B-
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$27,297
National
$55,322
Families with Children
15%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    4%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    12%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    13%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    20%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    51%
    13%
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Chinatown Reviews

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My landlord forced me to move here a while back. I like how convenient it is to get to downtown San Francisco, though the actual locale has a lot to be desired.
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China town has a city College so it is worth a trip now second to get a meal at one of the ethnic cafes also to window shop for some Chinese style item.
While there are jobs available, the techies from Silicon Valley have caused the housing prices to skyrocket beyond any reasonable level. There is great public transportation, but in order to live in an affordable area the transportation costs outweigh the rent price difference.