Daly City, CA Profile: Facts & Data


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Daly City, California - Basic Facts

The City of Daly City had a population of 105,453 as of July 1, 2018. 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 37.7058 and longitude -122.4619 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.

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Daly City, CA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 105,453
Population in Households 104,791
Population in Familes 86,896
Population in Group Qrtrs 662
Population Density2 13,802
Diversity Index3 72


Median Household Income $83,795
Average Household Income $105,389
Per Capita Income $32,591


Total Housing Units 33,772 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 18,254 (54.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 14,061 (41.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,457 ( 4.3%)
Median Home Value $653,379
Average Home Value $672,177


Total Households 32,315
Average Household Size 3.24
Family Households 23,716
Average Family Size 4
  1. Demographics are point estimates for July 1st of the current year and each for the forecast years. See References for more information.
  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.


2010-2018 2018-2023
Population 0.49% 0.43%
Households 0.45% 0.39%
Families 0.47% 0.4%
Median Household Income   2.92%
Per Capita Income   3.01%

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, 2018 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 # 69 96th
Population Density # 23 99th
Diversity Index # 599 61st
Median Household Income # 358 76th
Per Capita Income # 671 56th

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