Only 14.5% of the people in San Francisco are under 18. 14.5%! SF has fewer people under 18 then any city in the nation
by contrast, some of the cities with the biggest retired population in Florida have about 18% kids. NYC has almost 30% kids … though I suspect that Manhattan has a much lower percentage.
This is even more amazing given that only 13.7% of San Franciscans are over the age of 65. SF is actually one of the youngest cities in America – the median age is only 36.
Now … what accounts for this phenomenon?
– SF is extraordinarily expensive … especially for kids. And the public school system is very sub-par.
– Large gay population
– SF has a lot of single straight people
– there are a surprising number of straight married couples without kids
But even with all of this, the data are staggering. SF is extremely un-kid friendly.