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 106,562 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 (16.46%), sales jobs (11.38%), and food service (7.50%).
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.
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.
In Daly City, however, the average commute to work is quite long. On average, people spend 30.56 minutes each day getting to work, which is significantly higher than the national average. One bright side is that local public transit is widely used, so it may be an option to avoid the headache of driving in the heavy traffic by leaving the car at home and taking transit.
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 bus 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.
In terms of college education, Daly City is substantially better educated than the typical community in the nation, which has 21.84% of the adults holding a bachelor's degree or graduate degree: 33.22% of adults in Daly City have a college degree.
The per capita income in Daly City in 2010 was $28,753, 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 $115,012 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 23.22% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Daly City include Irish, German, English, and European.
In addition, Daly City has a lot of people living here who were born outside of the US (52.28%).
The most common language spoken in Daly City is English. Other important languages spoken here include Tagalog and Spanish.