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 107,008 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.

Unlike some cities, Daly City isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Daly City are a mix of both white- and blue-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 (14.95%), sales jobs (10.87%), and food service (8.74%).

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.

Another interesting thing about Daly City, despite not being a huge city, is that there is a relatively high proportion of people living here who are young, single, and upwardly-mobile professionals. This makes it a good choice for other relocating single professionals. Here, these young singles will find many others like themselves, with opportunities for friendships, socializing, romance, and fun.

One of the nice things about Daly City is that it is nautical, which means that parts of it are somewhat historic and touch the ocean or tidal bodies of water, such as inlets and bays. Because of this, visitors and locals will often go to these areas to take in the scenery or to enjoy 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 31.87 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 education level of Daly City citizens is very high relative to the national average among all cities (21.84%): 36.91% of adults in Daly City have a bachelor's degree or even advanced degree.

The per capita income in Daly City in 2010 was $34,284, 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 $137,136 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 23.86% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Daly City include Irish, Italian, German, English, and European.

Foreign born people are also an important part of Daly City's cultural character, accounting for 51.96% of the city’s population.

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