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 sales and office workers, managers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Discovery Bay who work in management occupations (16.64%), sales jobs (14.20%), and office and administrative support (14.12%).
A relatively large number of people in Discovery Bay telecommute to their jobs. Overall, about 10.08% of the workforce works from home. While this may seem like a small number, as a fraction of the total workforce it ranks among the highest in the country. These workers are often telecommuters who work in knowledge-based, white-collar professions. For example, Silicon Valley has large numbers of people who telecommute. Other at-home workers may be self-employed people who operate small businesses out of their homes.
Because of many things, Discovery Bay is a very good place for families to consider. With an enviable combination of good schools, low crime, college-educated neighbors who tend to support education because of their own experiences, and a high rate of home ownership in predominantly single-family properties, Discovery Bay really has some of the features that families look for when choosing a good community to raise children. Is Discovery Bay perfect? Of course not, and if you like frenetic nightlife, it will be far from your cup of tea. But overall this is a solid community, with many things to recommend it as a family-friendly place to live.
In Discovery Bay, however, the average commute to work is quite long. On average, people spend 41.69 minutes each day getting to work, which is significantly higher than the national average.
In terms of college education, Discovery Bay 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: 29.33% of adults in Discovery Bay have a college degree.
The per capita income in Discovery Bay in 2010 was $46,519, which is wealthy relative to California and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $186,076 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 14.20% of the town’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Discovery Bay include German, Irish, Italian, English, and Portuguese.
The most common language spoken in Discovery Bay is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and French.