July 2017

An Equity Profile of the Five-County San Francisco Bay Area Region

Overview

The five-county San Francisco Bay Area region is already a majority people-of-color region, and communities of color will continue to drive growth and change into the foreseeable future. While the Bay Area economy is booming, rising inequality, stagnant wages, and persistent racial inequities place its long-term economic future at risk. In fact, closing racial gaps in income would boost the regional economy by nearly $138 billion. This is an update to an initial profile released two years ago. It was developed to assist The San Francisco Foundation in integrating equity throughout its grantmaking. Read the profile.

Read the 2015 summary (web version/download PDF) and the full profile (web version/download PDF). 

Media: Study Finds S.F.’s Ethnic Diversity Dwindling (SF Chronicle), A Startling Map of How Much Whiter San Francisco Will Be in 2040 (CityLab), S.F. Could Be Much Whiter in 25 Years, While the Rest of Region Gets More Diverse (KQED News), Study Shows San Francisco Getting Less Diverse (KGO 810 News), San Francisco Poised to be "Whitest County" in Bay Area (NBC Bay Area), SF Is on Track to Be the Whitest County in the Region (SF Curbed)