Daly City, CA


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Daly City, CA Real Estate Data

Source & Methodology

Analytics built by:   Location, Inc.

Raw data sources:   American Community Survey (U.S. Census Bureau), U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, Federal Housing Finance Agency.

Date(s) & Update Frequency:
  • Home Values, Rents: Reflects Q2 2017. Updated quarterly.
  • Setting, Housing Stock, Homeownership: 2015 (latest available). Updated annually.

Methodology:   NeighborhoodScout uses over 600 characteristics to build a neighborhood profile… Read more

Daly City Housing Market Information

With 106,562 people, 31,137 houses or apartments, and a median cost of homes of $870,208, Daly City house prices are not only among the most expensive in California, Daly City real estate also is some of the most expensive in all of America.

Single-family detached homes are the single most common housing type in Daly City, accounting for 48.65% of the city's housing units. Other types of housing that are prevalent in Daly City include large apartment complexes or high rise apartments ( 25.36%), row houses and other attached homes ( 13.50%), and a few duplexes, homes converted to apartments or other small apartment buildings ( 10.89%).

The most prevalent building size and type in Daly City are three and four bedroom dwellings, chiefly found in single-family detached homes. The city has a mixture of owners and renters, with 55.08% owning and 44.92% renting.

At the end of World War II, American soldiers returned home triumphant and, with the help of the GI Bill, built homes by the millions on the edges of America's cities. These homes were predominantly capes and ranches, modest in size, but built to house a growing middle-class as the 20th century became the American century. Daly City's housing was primarily built during this period, from the '40s through the '60s. A full 49.18% of the city's housing hails from this era. Other housing ages represented in Daly City include homes built between 1970-1999 ( 38.77%) and housing constructed before 1939 ( 7.25%). There's also some housing in Daly City built between 2000 and later ( 4.80%).

Daly City Home Appreciation Rates

In the last 10 years, Daly City has experienced some of the highest home appreciation rates of any community in the nation. Daly City real estate appreciated 20.49% over the last ten years, which is an average annual home appreciation rate of 1.88%, putting Daly City in the top 20% nationally for real estate appreciation. If you are a home buyer or real estate investor, Daly City definitely has a track record of being one of the best long term real estate investments in America through the last ten years.

Appreciation rates are so strong in Daly City that despite a nationwide downturn in the housing market, Daly City real estate has continued to appreciate in value faster than most communities. Looking at just the latest twelve months, Daly City appreciation rates continue to be some of the highest in America, at 8.66%, which is higher than appreciation rates in 86.26% of the cities and towns in the nation. Based on the last twelve months, short-term real estate investors have found good fortune in Daly City. Daly City appreciation rates in the latest quarter were at 2.15%, which equates to an annual appreciation rate of 8.89%.

Relative to California, our data show that Daly City's latest annual appreciation rate is higher than 50% of the other cities and towns in California.

One very important thing to keep in mind is that these are average appreciation rates for the city. Individual neighborhoods within Daly City differ in their investment potential, sometimes by a great deal. Fortunately, you can use NeighborhoodScout to pinpoint the exact neighborhoods in Daly City - or in any city or town - that have the best track record of real estate appreciation, by the latest quarter, the last year, 2 years, 5 years, 10 years, or even since 2000, to assist you in making the best Daly City real estate investment or home purchase decisions.

Average Home Values


Median Home Value:


Value Range
> $1,460,000 1.3
$1,095,001 - $1,460,000 11.8
$730,001 - $1,095,000 56.6
$584,001 - $730,000 16.0
$438,001 - $584,000 5.5
$292,001 - $438,000 2.8
$146,001 - $292,000 2.1
$73,001 - $146,000 0.9
$0 - $73,000 2.9

Very High for CA
Very High for Nation

Value Relative to Nation Value Relative to State
1.64529539200187 16.2698412698413

Number Of Homes And Apartments:

Daly City Appreciation Rates

Time Period Total Appreciation Avg. Annual Rate Compared To
Compared To
Latest Quarter:
2017 Q1 - 2017 Q2
Last 12 Months:
2016 Q2 - 2017 Q2
Last 2 Years:
2015 Q2 - 2017 Q2
Last 5 Years:
2012 Q2 - 2017 Q2
Last 10 Years:
2007 Q2 - 2017 Q2
Since 2000:
2000 Q1 - 2017 Q2
114.78% 4.47% 8 10
* 10 is highest

Rent & Ownership


Average Market Rent:
$3,493 / per month

Homeownership Rate

Owners 55.08
Renters 44.92
Vacant 4.31

Housing Market Details


Age of Homes

2000 or Newer 4.8
1970 - 1999 38.8
1940 - 1969 49.2
1939 or Older 7.2

Types of Homes

Single-Family 48.6
Townhomes 13.5
Small Apt. Buildings 10.9
Apt. Complexes 25.4
Mobile Homes 1.5
Other 0.1

Home Size

No Bedroom 5.44
1 Bedroom 16.12
2 Bedrooms 25.90
3 Bedrooms 33.36
4 Bedrooms 15.28
5 or more bedrooms 3.91