As many as 89,000 households have left San Francisco since March, the latest sign of an exodus spurred by the pandemic



a group of people standing on top of a mountain: San Francisco. JOSH EDELSON / Contributor/Getty Images


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San Francisco. JOSH EDELSON / Contributor/Getty Images

  • As many as 89,000 households have left San Francisco since the start of the coronavirus pandemic, according to San Francisco-based site Public Comment.
  • Public Comment worked with the United States Postal Service to track requests for a change of address between March 1 and November 1, 2020.
  • The data showed that 124,131 households requested a change of address during that period with at least 34,803 of those requests for moves to a different neighborhood within San Francisco. 
  • That means as many as 89,328 households left the city altogether. Those who left relocated to Las Vegas, Florida, the Denver region, and a city near Portland, Oregon, according to Public Comment. 
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As many as 89,000 households have moved out of San Francisco since the start of the coronavirus pandemic. 

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