Discovery Bay, CA
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Discovery Bay is a somewhat small town located in the state of California. With a population of 14,306 people and three constituent neighborhoods, Discovery Bay is the 371st largest community in California.

Housing costs in Discovery Bay are among some of the highest in the nation, although real estate prices here don't compare to real estate prices in the most expensive communities in California.

Unlike some towns where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Discovery Bay is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Discovery Bay is a town of managers, sales and office workers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Discovery Bay who work in management occupations (19.40%), sales jobs (13.33%), and office and administrative support (10.23%).

Because of many things, Discovery Bay is a great place for families with children to consider. First of all, many other families with children live here, making Discovery Bay a place where both parents and children are more likely to develop social ties with other families, as well as find family-oriented services and community. The town’s good public school district and large population of college-educated adults provide an environment conducive to academic values. With regard to real estate, Discovery Bay has a high rate of owner-occupied single family homes, which tends to reflect stability in the local community. Finally, Discovery Bay’s overall crime rate is lower than average for the country.

One downside of living in Discovery Bay is that it can take a long time to commute to work. In Discovery Bay, the average commute to work is 42.67 minutes, which is quite a bit higher than the national average.

The education level of Discovery Bay citizens is substantially higher than the typical US community, as 29.92% of adults in Discovery Bay have at least a bachelor's degree.

The per capita income in Discovery Bay in 2010 was $42,618, which is wealthy relative to California and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $170,472 for a family of four.

Discovery Bay is a very ethnically-diverse town. The people who call Discovery Bay home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Discovery Bay residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Discovery Bay also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 15.33% of the town’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Discovery Bay include Irish, Italian, English, and Portuguese.

The most common language spoken in Discovery Bay is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Portuguese.

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