Skip to comments.Families' exodus leaves S.F. with lowest pct. of children in U.S.
Posted on 03/09/2012 7:37:04 AM PST by SmithL
Last year, a family of three earning $111,000 a year could afford just 23 percent of homes for sale in San Francisco - mostly in southern neighborhoods, including Bayview-Hunters Point.
The median price of a house in the city in 2010 was $668,000. Just 2 percent of new housing units built in the city since 2001 are single-family, detached homes.
These were just a few of the scores of statistics presented at a special Board of Supervisors hearing Thursday to help explain why San Francisco is bleeding families with children - losing 5,278 people younger than 18 between 2000 and 2010, according to census figures.
There are actually about 3,000 more children younger than 5 in the city than there were in 2000, but about 8,000 fewer school-age youths.
The flight of families with children - particularly middle-income and African American families - is leaving San Francisco older, whiter and richer. That has concerned city officials and family advocates who say families with children are essential to a diverse, thriving city.
"This has been a personal issue for me for quite some time," said Supervisor Mark Farrell, who called the hearing and said his two young children are losing lots of their friends to the suburbs - and that his own adult friends are increasingly moving.
"Keeping families in San Francisco is important for a diverse city," he said. "Having children in our parks and our schools and strollers on our sidewalks is important to the vibrancy of our neighborhoods."
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Let me count the ways!
Liberal Ameritopians see EVERYTHING through the prism of racial identity.
Liberals are racists.
Folsom street “fair”...
There must be 50 reasons to leave San Francisco
The flight of families with children - particularly middle-income and African American families - is leaving San Francisco older, whiter, richer and gayer.
Oh, I’m sure those San Fransicko homos are very upset about families with children fleeing the city.
Of course they are; it makes recruitment more difficult.
San Francisco, Like Manhattan is an adult playground, but there is no way in hell I would ever think of raising children in either of those places.
I maintain that anybody who deliberately takes a child into San Fransicko should be jailed for child abuse.
What is the problem? This is precisely what the Gay Mafia wants. Get rid of those “breeders”.
Oh, the breeders are leaving!
That will make it more difficult for the recruiters!..........
This liberal city has done so much to accomodate a steady parade of kooks and crackpots and gays and assorted liberal types over the years.
Now, they are having liberal angst about families with children not wanting to live in the environment they have created? They want, dare I say, “normal” or “mainstream” families with children to live in their community, after they have done so much to make their city unfriendly to families?????
This city, which does so much for “tolerance” of the most bizarre people, is concerned that some people are voting with their feet, and deciding to live elsewhere???
Is this satire or is it real?
On top add Gays and Lesbians population and they don’t make babies.
So are they turning all the empty public school buildings into bath houses?
It's way too gay, Jay.
Bums crap on the street, Pete.
Taxes are high, Kwai.
Wife and I spent a week in San Diego (she at a convention; me along for the ride.) We saw the Midway, Balboa Park and the Zoo.
I have to say we were nearly overrun by baby strollers at the zoo. Plenty of families in California, just further south...
Didn’t see any mention of the ok on public nudity.
These same people, who now have their liberal angst about families with children leaving S.F., would be the loudest to condemn these same families, when complaints are made about the public behavior of certain “gay” men.
These same liberal types will condemn the families as being “homophobic”, etc. if they say anything about the “gay” culture and the environment of S.F. So why do they want them around in the first place? The more “normal” people who leave, that leaves S.F. more gay, more adult, more liberal, with fewer people to complain about their “tolerance” of the bizarre in that city.
Why again do they want families with children to stay?
About the families that are leaving...
well, they’re just “intolerant” and “racist” and “sexist” and “homophobic” and....
Well, you get the idea.
Unfortunately, satire has become the new reality.
There's only one solution.........
Stroller obstacle course avoiding the homeless and their pets, used syringes and condoms.
Queers don’t breed.
SF passed an ordinance requiring nudists to “cover up” upon entering a restaurant. What, are we living in the Dark Ages?
That bottom (pun intended) photo was the one I was thinking of...
I sure would like to be a fly on the wall listening to these imbaciles ponder the mystery of why SF is not an attractive place to start or raise a family.
I lived there for 3.5 years. We relocated to TX because it was time to start a family.
Oh, Im sure those San Fransicko homos are very upset about families with children fleeing the city.”
Yes, they are upset because sodomite pedophiles will have to travel outside the city to find victims.
Oh, what the hell am I saying.. it's San Francisco! Traditional families are so 1960s!
I will not even visit, much less live or raise children.
‘The flight of families with children - particularly middle-income and African American families - is leaving San Francisco older, whiter, richer and gayer.’
BINGO! I thought they would be happy with a “thriving city” of fags?
Seriously, if San Francisco wanted children to live there they would tell their bohemian residents to keep their clothes on in public places. No decent parent wants to subject their children to the ruling trashiness there.
A business contact in San Fran once told me “when we hire people, we tell recruiting firms to not even bother with candidates who are married with children, or planning to have children. They will take one look at the cost of housing here, realize that no matter how hard they work they will never, ever be able to afford a house, and then they’ll turn down the offer.”
Sounded like they had been through that drill many times before.
It's way too gay, Jay.
Bums crap on the street, Pete.
Taxes are high, Kwai.
It's no place to raise a boy, Roy
Street fairs are rude, Jude
Walkin' the streets is a real thrill, Phil
Here we are talking about families with children leaving San Francisco, and that can't be addressed on it's own merits. No diversity actually trumps when the problem is addressed. '...essential to a diverse thriving city.' This should read, '...essential to a thriving city.'
The big sins here are, older, more wealthy, and a more White city. You've got evidence of prejudice against the elderly, the wealthy, and Whites.
Leave out the wealthy and White portion of this, and it is reasoned to address the elderly because you need replacement people in any society. Add those in, and ageism becomes something of a problem too.
God forbid a subject of importance be raised without racism and prejudice rearing it's ugly head.
I would not advocate for a Whites only town, but if that is the eventuality, it's not a crime against nature. It would have happened because Black families made choices that were theirs to make. There could just as easily crop up a town that was all Black. Big whoop. Who cares.
Families with kids are leaving San Francisco. Who could have seen that coming? LOL, they made their own bed, now let them sleep in it with whoever they want, and shut up.
Let me guess what's next here. They'll start subsidizing Blacks with children who will move back into town. I'll bet this was the main goal all along, to justify the unjustifiable.
being "older,whiter, and richer" is not a good thing apparently.....and here I've hit the first two....
In a city whose residents dress their toddlers in bondage gear for "pride" parades, I highly doubt that'd go anywhere. Best for families with a sense of traditionalism to bolt out of there.
After decades of anti-family policies, SF wants families to stay???
This is almost as preposterous as Sleep Train, after jumping ship and spending three days castigating Rush Limbaugh, asking to return to his show as a sponsor.
They only want the children because they are pedophiles.
Thanksgiving turkey has never quite been the same since I learned the “other use” for a turkey baster.
“No, honey, don’t look back.”
Not whiter - more Asian.
White kids proportions also continue to fall.
Asians continue to rise.
Been happening since 1968.
The real exodus was 1968-78. School attendance almost halved. The biggest factor was integration/busing, that was the last straw for many.
Since then its been a slow steady decline.
There are periodic laments like this published every once in a while. I have been seeing them since the early 1980’s. They mean nothing.
Homo population hasn’t really increased since the 1970’s as far as I can see.
The really important demographic change is that the city is much more Asian.
I’d take my kids out of there too. Who wouldn’t? The schools are liberal re-education camps, but then so are most of the burbs too.