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Daly City, California - Basic Facts

The City of Daly City had a population of 106,620 as of July 1, 2017. 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, 2017.

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Daly City, CA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 106,620
Daytime Population: Workers 19,625
Daytime Population: Residents 49,892
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 69,517
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.65
Population in Households 105,947
Population in Familes 87,208
Population in Group Qrtrs 673
Population Density2 13,955
Diversity Index3 73


Median Household Income $79,783
Average Household Income $100,694
Per Capita Income $31,096


Total Housing Units 33,898 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 18,034 (53.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 14,577 (43.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,287 ( 3.8%)
Median Home Value $617,082
Average Home Value $622,262


Total Households 32,611
Average Household Size 3.25
Family Households 23,902
Average Family Size 4
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 0.71% 0.76%
Households 0.64% 0.7%
Families 0.64% 0.7%
Median Household Income   1.93%
Per Capita Income   2.5%

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, 2017 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 # 68 96th
Population Density # 23 99th
Diversity Index # 567 63rd
Median Household Income # 360 76th
Per Capita Income # 670 56th

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