Daly City, CA Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Daly City, California - Basic Facts

The City of Daly City had a population of 105,422 as of July 1, 2016. Daly City ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in California. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Daly City is located at latitude 37.7009 and longitude -122.465 in San Mateo County. The formal boundaries for the City of Daly City (see map below) encompass a land area of 7.64 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. San Mateo County is in the Pacific time zone (GMT -8). The elevation is 407 feet.

The City of Daly City (GNIS ID: 2410291) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

California is one of 20 states where Census County Divisions (CCDs) are used for statistical tracking of subdivisions within each county. The City of Daly City is located within South San Francisco CCD of San Mateo County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Daly City population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

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Daly City, CA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 105,422
Population in Households 104,748
Population in Familes 86,233
Population in Group Qrtrs 674
Population Density1 13,798
Diversity Index2 74


Total Households 31,946
Average Household Size 3.28
Family Households 23,416
Average Family Size 4


Total Housing Units 33,538 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 17,593 (52.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 14,353 (42.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,592 ( 4.7%)
Median Home Value $607,614
Average Home Value $602,622


Median Household Income $76,261
Average Household Income $95,453
Per Capita Income $29,221
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.65% 0.93%
Households 0.41% 0.77%
Families 0.41% 0.78%
Median Household Income   1.96%
Per Capita Income   1.55%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

Daly City, CA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Daly City to the other 1,516 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in California by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 67 96th
Population Density1 # 23 99th
Diversity Index2 # 539 65th
Median Household Income # 368 76th
Per Capita Income # 686 55th

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE California Census Data Comparison Tool.