Daly City, CA
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Daly City is a larger medium-sized coastal city (i.e. on the ocean, a bay, or inlet) located in the state of California. With a population of 107,074 people and 19 constituent neighborhoods, Daly City is the 65th largest community in California.

Daly City home prices are not only among the most expensive in California, but Daly City real estate also consistently ranks among the most expensive in America.

Daly City is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-collar jobs. Overall, Daly City is a city of sales and office workers, service providers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Daly City who work in office and administrative support (15.96%), sales jobs (11.46%), and food service (9.03%).

Also of interest is that Daly City has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.

One thing noticeable about Daly City, although not a huge city, is that it has a large population of people who are young, single, educated, and upwardly-mobile career starters. That’s because Daly City is full of single people in their 20s and 30s and who have undergraduate or graduate degrees and are starting careers in professional occupations. This makes Daly City a pretty good place for young, educated career starters looking to find many people like themselves, with good opportunities for friendships, socializing, romance, and fun.

Daly City is also nautical, which means that parts of it are somewhat historic and touch the ocean or tidal bodies of water, such as inlets and bays. Quite often, nautical areas such as these attract visitors and locals who come to enjoy the scenery and various waterfront activities.

One downside of living in Daly City is that it can take a long time to commute to work. In Daly City, the average commute to work is 31.61 minutes, which is quite a bit higher than the national average. On the other hand, local public transit is widely used in the city, so leaving the car at home and taking transit is often a viable alternative.

Like elsewhere in America, most people in Daly City use a private automobile to get to work. But notably, a substantial number of Daly City‘s citizens do make use of public transit in their daily commute, primarily riding the subway. This helps more people get to work with less air pollution, and require fewer highways to get them there.

The citizens of Daly City are very well educated compared to the average community in the nation: 36.46% of adults in Daly City have a bachelor's degree or even advanced degree.

The per capita income in Daly City in 2010 was $31,889, which is middle income relative to California, and upper middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $127,556 for a family of four. However, Daly City contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Daly City is an extremely ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Daly City home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Daly City residents report their race to be Asian, followed by White. Daly City also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 23.71% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Daly City include Irish, Italian, German, English, and European.

Daly City also has a high percentage of its population that was born in another country: 52.11%.

The most common language spoken in Daly City is English. Other important languages spoken here include Tagalog and Spanish.