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Tenderloin is a neighborhood in San Francisco, California with a population of 26,290. Tenderloin is in San Francisco County and is one of the best places to live in California. Living in Tenderloin offers residents an urban feel and most residents rent their homes. In Tenderloin there are a lot of bars, restaurants, coffee shops, and parks. Many young professionals live in Tenderloin and residents tend to be liberal. The public schools in Tenderloin are highly rated.
About Tenderloin...
Population
26,290

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$682,395
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$876
National
$949
Area Feel
Urban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    97%
  • Own
    3%
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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
    4,862
    283
  • Murder
    0
    6
  • Rape
    41
  • Robbery
    1,368
    136
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    565
    500
  • Theft
    5,326
    2,043
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    732
    284
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Residents

Diversity
A
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$27,370
National
$55,322
Children
6%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    10%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    22%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    25%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    19%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    24%
    13%
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Living in the Tenderloin is something I have never experienced before and to say the least I have never lived a sheltered life. Leaving my apartment I am offered drugs at least twice before I reach the end of the block and there is usually at least one person shooting drugs in their arm. Believe it or not apartments still charge around 1,500$ a month for a room you can barely fit a Twin sized bed in and still have floor space. Other then that it's not to bad. I love San Francisco. I have never really felt that I was in danger or not safe. You get use to it after a while.
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The rumors about Tenderloin aren't completely fabricated; I must admit there is some truth to them. The streets do get dangerous at night (even during the day, depending on where you find yourself walking alone) and it isn't uncommon to run into sketchy people. But this neighborhood taught me many things. I learned to toughen up and fend for myself. I'm street smart and I keep my guard up.
This area is the downtown area which is generally drug and crime ridden. This is true in the tenderloin district in San Francisco. I really grew up down there and learned a lot of life's lessons there. It is a very ugly place at times,but can be a special place of racial elegance. I would not change what I learned for the world. I went thru too many hard times to name, but ass I said, lessons I learned gave me the dubious distinction of my nickname.