StatisticChinatownSan FranciscoCalifornia
Population density (sq mi)34,68918,128256
Median age47.438.436.0
Male/Female ratio1.0:11.0:11.0:1
Married (15yrs & older)n/a45%52%
Families w/ Kids under 1826%35%46%
Speak Englishn/a56%56%
Speak Spanishn/a11%29%

Key findings

  • The population density in Chinatown is 91% higher than San Francisco
  • The median age in Chinatown is 23% higher than San Francisco
  • In Chinatown 14.68% of the population is White
  • In Chinatown 1.10% of the population is Black
  • In Chinatown 78.79% of the population is Asian

Compare San Francisco, CA Demographics


      Chinatown population breakdown by race

      RaceChinatownSan FranciscoCalifornia
      American Indian0.22%0.34%0.74%
      Native Hawaiian0.00%0.37%0.39%
      Mixed race1.43%4.90%4.62%
      Other race3.78%7.02%13.28%
      In Chinatown, 15.3% of people are of Hispanic or Latino origin.
      Please note: Hispanics may be of any race, so also are included in any/all of the applicable race categories above.

      Household income distribution

      Place of birth by citizenship

      Chinatown age breakdown

      Marital status

      Age of children in married couples

      Source: The Chinatown, San Francisco, CA demographics data displayed above is derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).