Discovery Bay is a medium-sized town located in the state of California. With a population of 15,358 people and four constituent neighborhoods, Discovery Bay is the 354th 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.
A relatively large number of people in Discovery Bay telecommute to their jobs. Overall, about 14.24% 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.
One downside of living in Discovery Bay, however, is that residents on average have to contend with a long commute, spending on average 38.22 minutes every day commuting to work.
The overall education level of Discovery Bay citizens is substantially higher than the typical US community, as 32.20% of adults in Discovery Bay have at least a bachelor's degree, and the average American community has 21.84%.
The per capita income in Discovery Bay in 2018 was $58,653, which is wealthy relative to California and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $234,612 for a family of four.
Discovery Bay is an extremely 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 Asian. 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 19.18% of the town’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Discovery Bay include German, Italian, Irish, English, and Portuguese.
The most common language spoken in Discovery Bay is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and French.