Daly City, CA
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Living in Daly City


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 106,280 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 where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Daly City is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce 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 (14.76%), sales jobs (10.83%), and food service (8.57%).

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.

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. Such areas are often places that visitors and locals go for waterfront activities or taking in the scenery.

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 32.07 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.

Although the majority of commuting trips in the city are by private automobile, Daly City is somewhat unusual for a city of its size for having a substantial number of people who use public transportation. For a lot of people, the subway helps to get to and from their jobs every morning, which benefits everyone in the Daly City area by reducing both traffic and air pollution.

The education level of Daly City citizens is very high relative to the national average among all cities (21.84%): 37.72% of adults in Daly City have a bachelor's degree or even advanced degree.

The per capita income in Daly City in 2018 was $36,654, which is upper middle income relative to California and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $146,616 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 22.88% 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: 51.87%.

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