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 (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 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.
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.
One downside of living in Daly City, however, is that residents on average have to contend with a long commute, spending on average 31.61 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.
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%): 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.