As many as 89,000 households have moved out of San Francisco since the start of the coronavirus pandemic.
That’s according to San Francisco-based site Public Comment, which 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 — which can mean an individual, a couple, or a family — requested a change of address during the seven-month period, with at least 34,803 of those requests, or 28%, for moves to a different neighborhood within San Francisco. The USPS didn’t include data from zip codes with 10 or fewer requests, so that amount could be higher, according to Public Comment.
Still, the data shows that as many as 89,328 households left the city altogether.