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.

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 (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 that you will notice about Daly City is that there is a good-sized population of people who are young, single, educated, and upwardly-mobile career starters. Many singles consider Daly City a good place to live without being in a really big city, with opportunities for friendships and fun with others like themselves.

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.

In Daly City, however, the average commute to work is quite long. On average, people spend 31.61 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.

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 education level of Daly City citizens is very high relative to the national average among all cities (21.84%): 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.