Neighborhood notification boundaries created by the Department of City Planning. These boundaries are designed solely for the Planning Department's neighborhood notifications where neighborhood groups are notified about certain types of developments in their area. An Excel spreadsheet of Neighborhood Groups contact details can be downloaded from this page: http://sf-planning.org/index.aspx?page=1654 There are alternative neighborhood boundaries available (which include a larger number of neighborhoods) here (Mayors Office): https://data.sfgov.org/d/pty2-tcw4 and here (Realtors): https://data.sfgov.org/d/5gzd-g9ns
The Department of Public Health and the Mayor’s Office of Housing and Community Development, with support from the Planning Department, created these 41 neighborhoods by grouping 2010 Census tracts, using common real estate and residents’ definitions for the purpose of providing consistency in the analysis and reporting of socio-economic, demographic, and environmental data, and data on City-funded programs and services. These neighborhoods are not codified in Planning Code nor Administrative Code, although this map is referenced in Planning Code Section 415 as the “American Community Survey Neighborhood Profile Boundaries Map."
This dataset is produced by assigning Census tracts to neighborhoods based on existing neighborhood definitions used by Planning and MOHCD. A qualitative assessment is made to identify the appropriate neighborhood for a given tract based on understanding of population distribution and significant landmarks. Once all tracts have been assigned a neighborhood, the tracts are dissolved to produce this dataset, Analysis Neighborhoods. It's companion dataset of all Census tracts assigned a neighborhood is available here: https://data.sfgov.org/d/bwbp-wk3r
The Department of Public Health and the Mayor’s Office of Housing and Community Development, with support from the Planning Department, created 41 neighborhoods by grouping 2010 Census tracts, using common real estate and residents’ definitions for the purpose of providing consistency in the analysis and reporting of socio-economic, demographic, and environmental data, and data on City-funded programs and services. They are not codified in Planning Code nor Administrative Code.
This dataset is produced by assigning Census tracts to neighborhoods based on existing neighborhood definitions used by Planning and MOHCD. A qualitative assessment is made to identify the appropriate neighborhood for a given tract based on an understanding of population distribution and significant landmarks. Once all tracts have been assigned a neighborhood, the tracts are combined to produce Analysis Neighborhoods which is available at https://data.sfgov.org/d/p5b7-5n3h
Boundaries of the Neighborhood Quadrants. These outline the areas of responsibility of the Planning Department's neighborhood planning teams. All building permits and cases are assigned on a geographic basis to the neighborhood planning teams. For example, permits and cases located in the NW neighborhood quadrant are assigned to planners in the NW planning team.
A. SUMMARY This dataset contains COVID-19 positive confirmed cases aggregated by several different geographic areas and by day. COVID-19 cases are mapped to the residence of the individual and shown on the date the positive test was collected. In addition, 2018 American Community Survey (ACS) 5-year population estimates are included to calculate the cumulative rate per 10,000 residents.
Dataset covers cases going back to March 2nd, 2020 when testing began. This data may not be immediately available for recently reported cases and data will change to reflect as information becomes available. Data updated daily.
B. HOW THE DATASET IS CREATED Addresses from the COVID-19 case data are geocoded by the San Francisco Department of Public Health (SFDPH). Those addresses are spatially joined to the geographic areas. Counts are generated based on the number of address points that match each geographic area for a given date.
The 2018 ACS estimates for population provided by the Census are used to create a cumulative rate which is equal to ([cumulative count up to that date] / [acs_population]) * 10000) representing the number of total cases per 10,000 residents (as of the specified date).
COVID-19 case data undergo quality assurance and other data verification processes and are continually updated to maximize completeness and accuracy of information. This means data may change for previous days as information is updated.
C. UPDATE PROCESS Geographic analysis is scripted by SFDPH staff and synced to this dataset each day.
D. HOW TO USE THIS DATASET This dataset can be used to track the spread of COVID-19 throughout the city, in a variety of geographic areas. Note that the new cases column in the data represents the number of new cases confirmed in a certain area on the specified day, while the cumulative cases column is the cumulative total of cases in a certain area as of the specified date.
Privacy rules in effect To protect privacy, certain rules are in effect:
1. Any area with a cumulative case count less than 10 are dropped for all days the cumulative count was less than 10. These will be null values.
2. Once an area has a cumulative case count of 10 or greater, that area will have a new row of case data every day following.
3. Cases are dropped altogether for areas where acs_population < 1000
4. Deaths data are not included in this dataset for privacy reasons. The low COVID-19 death rate in San Francisco, along with other publicly available information on deaths, means that deaths data by geography and day is too granular and potentially risky. Read more in our privacy guidelines
Rate suppression in effect where counts lower than 20 Rates are not calculated unless the cumulative case count is greater than or equal to 20. Rates are generally unstable at small numbers, so we avoid calculating them directly. We advise you to apply the same approach as this is best practice in epidemiology.
A note on Census ZIP Code Tabulation Areas (ZCTAs) ZIP Code Tabulation Areas are special boundaries created by the U.S. Census based on ZIP Codes developed by the USPS. They are not, however, the same thing. ZCTAs are areal representations of routes. Read how the Census develops ZCTAs on their website.
Rows included for Citywide case counts Rows are included for the Citywide case counts and incidence rate eve