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 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 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 (14.95%), 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.

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.

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, however, is that residents on average have to contend with a long commute, spending on average 31.87 minutes every day commuting to work. However, local public transit is widely used. For those who would prefer to avoid driving entirely and leave their car at home, it may be an option to use the transit instead.

For the size of the city, public transportation in Daly City is quite heavily used. Mostly, people who use it for their daily commute are taking the subway. For Daly City, the benefits are reduced air pollution and congestion on the highways.

The citizens of Daly City are very well educated compared to the average community in the nation: 36.91% of adults in Daly City have a bachelor's degree or even advanced degree.

The per capita income in Daly City in 2018 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.