Mission District Is Home to City's Highest Concentration of Illegal Immigrants

Categories: Immigration
missiontheater.jpg
Missionites: up to 15 percent of your neighbors are undocumented.
The 94110 zip code-- which includes the Mission, Bernal Heights, and some of Noe Valley-- houses San Francisco's highest concentration of illegal immigrants, according to a recent study.

The Public Policy Institute of California released a study this month in which researchers estimated the number of illegal immigrants in the state by analyzing tax records and using complex mathematical models that no journalist could actually understand.

Specifically, they looked at the number of people with Individual Taxpayer Identification Numbers (ITINs) who filed federal income taxes. The IRS issues those identification numbers to people who don't have Social Security numbers so they can file their taxes.

Funny how the government stops caring about your visa status in tax season. But we digress.

The study estimates that San Francisco has 30,000 undocumented immigrants comprising 3.7 percent of the city's population, yet they are not evenly distributed. Rather, this demographic is concentrated in the 94110, where 10 to 15 percent of the residents are illegal immigrants. The Tenderloin, Bayview, and Excelsior/Ingleside neighborhoods follow with 5 to 10 percent of residents being illegal immigrants.

The San Jose Mercury News created a handy interactive map of the study's numbers to show the distribution of undocumented immigrants throughout the state. San Francisco's 3.7 percentage is comparatively low. According to the Merc's analysis:

Illegal immigrants make up 12 percent of the population in wine-growing Napa County, one of the highest rates after Monterey and San Benito counties, where they make up 13.5 percent of the population, and Imperial County, along the Mexican border, where they make up 12.8 percent. Illegal immigrants represent 10.2 percent of the population in Santa Clara County and 8.4 percent in Alameda County, according to the study.
California is still home to the greatest number of this undocumented immigrants in the country, where roughly 2.6 million of the nation's 11 million illegal immigrants live. Yet the number has stabilized and maybe even started to decline locally, while the greatest numerical gains were in Texas, Florida, and North Carolina in recent years.

Follow us on Twitter at @SFWeekly and @TheSnitchSF
My Voice Nation Help
6 comments
TVMUSICRECORDS
TVMUSICRECORDS

A MESSAGE TO THE WORLD:  Don't bother applying at the American embassy and having your background checked, or your physical and mental abilities checked or waiting on line, just come here by any means necessary and as soon as you get in the country, you will be treated as a legal resident, nothing will happen to you.  You will be able to work. You will be able to break our laws and not be deported.  You can falsify documents and lie on federal applications by indicating that you are an American Citizen, and instead of receiving consequences, in fact you will be celebrated.  You will be able to go to our schools and be educated.  If you get sick, we will take care of you and have lots and lots of children, we will give you financial aids, since those kids will be American citizens.  And the most important part of all, we have a Democratic party that actually support your lawlessness and will protect you.  SO COME TO AMERICA, COME TODAY, WE'VE BECOME AN ANARCHY STATE. 

stevo1
stevo1

When did we lose our common sense? Our Government, has allowed the invasion of 30 million criminals in direct violation of Article IV, Section IV of our Constitution. they force American tax payers to pay Billions to provide Welfare, Prison cells, Educate the invaders children,  free medical care,massive document fraud, & are destroying our schools, hospitals, communities, culture while Robbing, Raping, Killing & Assaulting American Citizens WE ARE BEING INVADED! WAKE UP PEOPLE!

Every Non-representative including obama and holder are not upholding the oath of office! they swore to defend the Constitution! If these clowns were to do their job, this would all be a Moot point! Anchors and their criminal parents go, period, you knew you were breaking the law when you crossed the border.

Next shut down any business hiring illegal labor. Oh and owners go to jail. Got a better idea? Lets hear it!

stevo1
stevo1

When did we lose our common sense? Our Government, has allowed the invasion of 30 million criminals in direct violation of Article IV, Section IV of our Constitution. they force American tax payers to pay Billions to provide Welfare, Prison cells, Educate the invaders children, free medical care,massive document fraud, & are destroying our schools, hospitals, communities, culture while Robbing, Raping, Killing & Assaulting American Citizens WE ARE BEING INVADED! WAKE UP PEOPLE!http://www.youtube.com/watch?v... .youtube.com/watch?v=tsH8xvjTAlo.youtube.com/watch?v=Btj6IeOFkis&feature=player_embeddedhttp://immigrationcounters.com... .ojjpac.org/memorial.asp .immigrationshumancost.org/.newswithviews.com/Wooldridge/frosty580.htm.youtube.com/watch?v=muw22wTePqQhttp://www.foxnews.com/us/2010...http://www.rense.com/general81...http://www.wnd.com/?pageId=410...http://www.cairco.org/econ/eco...http://www.diggersrealm.com/mt...Every Non-representative including obama and holder are not upholding the oath of office! they swore to defend the Constitution! If these clowns were to do their job, this would all be a Moot point! Anchors and their criminal parents go, period, you knew you were breaking the law when you crossed the border.

Next shut down any business hiring illegal labor. Oh and owners go to jail. Got a better idea? Lets hear it!

geniusnowblog
geniusnowblog

Approximately 74,000 people live in 94110. 15% of that - the upper estimate - is around 11,000. Which, in turn, is about 30% or so of the estimated total. Not a majority. 94110 is also the zip code of web startups, clubs, and hipster gentrification. Apparently some journalists don't understand basic math, but I can assure you there are science reporters working at real newspapers all across the country who would understand the statistical process used.

SFCitizen
SFCitizen

Frankly, I suspect that the majority of San Francisco's illegal Immigrants live _outside_ of the Mission District, based on how small the Mission is compared with the rest of the city. Just saying.

Now Trending

From the Vault

 

©2014 SF Weekly, LP, All rights reserved.
Loading...