Daly City 68 Average
Daly City Livability #446 ranked city in California#15,336 ranked city in the USARanks better than 47% of areas
A+ Daly City Amenities Lots of amenities close to this location
F Daly City Cost of Living Cost of living is 28% higher than California
Daly City
17979% more expensive than the US average
14040% more expensive than the US average
United States
100National cost of living index
Daly City cost of living
B+ Daly City Crime Total crime is 30% lower than California
Total crime
1,94922% lower than the US average
Chance of being a victim
1 in 5222% lower than the US average
Year-over-year crime
19%Year over year crime is up
Daly City crime
C Daly City Employment Household income is 24% higher than California
Median household income
$79,34643% higher than the US average
Income per capita
$30,3772% higher than the US average
Unemployment rate
5%9% higher than the US average
Daly City employment
C- Daly City Housing Home value is 49% higher than California
Median home value
$611,800231% higher than the US average
Median rent price
$1,76986% higher than the US average
Home ownership
56%12% lower than the US average
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F Daly City Schools HS graduation rate is 5% higher than California
High school grad. rates
83%1% higher than the US average
School test scores
40%19% lower than the US average
Student teacher ratio
22:137% higher than the US average
Daly City K-12 schools
C+ Daly City User Ratings There are a total of 5 ratings in Daly City
Overall user rating
68% 5 total ratings
User reviews rating
90% 1 total reviews
User surveys rating
55% 4 total surveys
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      Living in Daly City, CA

      Located in the state of California, Daly City is a medium-sized city with a population of 105,543 people. Daly City has a population density of 13,813 people per square mile. This would be considered well above the national population density level. If finding a family friendly city is important to you, look no further. With more than 70% of the population considered married and 60% with kids under the age of 18, Daly City could be considered a very suitable city for families.

      Whether you’re relocating to a new area to be closer to family, friends or for a new job, living in Daly City could be a positive experience compared to other cities in California if you know where to look. The best areas in Daly City and in surrounding cities are easier to find when you are able to make informed decisions. Using data from amenities, crime, education, employment, you will see a detailed breakdown of the most important information as well as comparisons to the California and national averages.

      With a livability score of 69/100, Daly City is ranked #11,396 in the United States and #400 in California. For each of the livability categories, we know that Daly City ranks very well for amenities (A+), crime (A-) and weather (B+). Unfortunately for Daly City, there are some categories for which it does not rank well, this includes: cost of living (F) and education (F).

      Conveniently located amenities and interesting attractions are a great way to continuously enjoy Daly City on a regular basis. Knowing that there are an abundance of amenities and things to do can ensure that you always have access to nearby grocery stores, restaurants and coffee shops.

      Assuming that Daly City meets all of your requirements, the next most important item to examine is the affordability of real estate in Daly City. Everything else becomes a lot less important if it turns out that home prices in Daly City are simply unattainable. The median home price for Daly City homes is $611,800, which is 49.5% higher than the California average. If we take a closer look at the affordability of homes in Daly City, we’ll see that the home price to income ratio is 7.7, which is 20.3% higher than the California average. Purchasing your new home can come with many financial benefits, some of which are more lucrative than others. Perhaps the most notable benefit could be the appreciation of your new home. Home appreciation rates are a good way to generate tax-free equity on a long term basis. The year over year appreciation rates in Daly City were 14.8%, and the 5 year appreciation rates came in at 13.3%.

      Daly City transportation information

      StatisticDaly CityCaliforniaNational
      Average one way commute30min28min26min
      Workers who drive to work62.1%73.5%76.4%
      Workers who carpool12.5%10.6%9.3%
      Workers who take public transit20.0%5.2%5.1%
      Workers who bicycle0.2%1.1%0.6%
      Workers who walk2.0%2.7%2.8%
      Working from home2.3%5.4%4.6%

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      Monthly costs include: fuel, maintenance, tires, insurance, license fees, taxes, depreciation, and financing.
      Source: The Daly City, CA data and statistics displayed above are derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).