Demand for housing in San Francisco is off the charts, and with rising real estate prices has also come a growing number of evictions in the tech hub. Fast Company assistant editor Meg Miller presents a map from the Anti-Eviction Mapping Project which documents the eviction and displacement of city residents through data visualization and digital mapping. The group, along with mapping technology company CartoDB, mapped eviction rates in San Francisco by neighborhood, demographic group, and rent.
The map reveals some interesting social patterns:
Evictions filed to the San Francisco Rent Board rose 6% between 2014 and 2015. The map shows that in the areas where the demographic "high-rise urbanites" are most concentrated, median rent is over $4,000 and 872 people were evicted in 2015. In the areas coded for the "wealthy transplants displacing long-term local residents" demographic, 405 people were evicted that year. Additionally, 67% of evictions in 2015 are in areas with high rises, high incomes, and/or areas that are now wealthy and white. If you toggle the median rent sidebar to around $4,300 (the average rent in San Francisco right now), you can see that there is a 32% higher rate of eviction in areas of the city that are above median rent compared to areas below median rent. Predictably, the same areas filled with high rises and wealthy residents are also the places where you have the most evictions.
Continue to Fast Company to see the interactive map.