Whether a visitor to San Francisco visits its Chinatown or not, he or she will see the influence of Chinese culture throughout the city. This starts with the population and ethnic make-up of San Francisco itself. In 2012, more than one in five city residents was of Chinese descent and at least 150,000 Chinese people lived in the city. This puts San Francisco in first place for the highest number of residents of Chinese descent and second only to New York City for the largest Chinese population.
Asian Influences in San Francisco
Chinatown is the largest and most obvious Asian influence within the city. It has existed for 170 years and has the distinction of being the oldest Chinatown in the world not located in Asia. Chinatown begins behind the gate at the intersection of Grant Street and Bush Street and contains dozens of shops, restaurants, and more in an … Read the rest