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Overall Niche Grade
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  1. Public Schools
    B+
  2. Crime & Safety
    C+
  3. Housing
    D+
  4. Nightlife
    A
  5. Good for Families
    B
  6. Diversity
    A
  7. Jobs
    B-
  8. Weather
    A+
  9. Cost of Living
    D
  10. Health & Fitness
    A+
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A
  12. Commute
    B+
Daly City is a suburb of San Francisco with a population of 106,480. Daly City is in San Mateo County. Living in Daly City offers residents an urban suburban mix feel and most residents own their homes. In Daly City there are a lot of restaurants, coffee shops, and parks. Many young professionals live in Daly City and residents tend to be liberal. The public schools in Daly City are above average.
About Daly City...
Population
106,480

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$651,600
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,899
National
$949
Area Feel
Urban Suburban Mix
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    43%
  • Own
    57%
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Daly City Rankings

Niche ranks thousands of places to live based on key statistics from the U.S. Census and and expert insights.

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
C+
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    90.8
    282.7
  • Murder
    2.8
    6.1
  • Rape
    35.2
    40.7
  • Robbery
    95.4
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    204.8
    500.1
  • Theft
    1,047
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    164
    284

Residents

Diversity
A
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    9%
  • 10-17 years
    8%
  • 18-24 years
    10%
  • 25-34 years
    16%
  • 35-44 years
    14%
  • 45-54 years
    13%
  • 55-64 years
    13%
  • 65+ years
    16%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    7%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    29%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    30%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    20%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    14%
    13%

Working in Daly City

Jobs
B-
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$86,342
National
$55,322
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Daly City is a comfortable city filled with kind people. Closely located to the vibrant and sometimes hectic city of San Francisco, Daly City is the perfect place to settle down. The public schools around the area are welcoming and safe, and there are numerous resources for students like myself, such as well-kept libraries and programs. Transportation is made easy with the SamTrans bus system. Also, there is a wide variety of authentic Asian cuisine, due to our large population in the area. We have irresistible Filipino food! If you're looking for a welcoming city environment, but want to avoid high costs of living and transportation, Daly City is a good option.
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Daly City has a small-town feel, with a big-city public transportation service. Not only does Daly City have the benefits of amazing locally-owned restaurants and businesses. It also have beautiful landscapes, sunsets, and hiking trails. Few people know of the beautiful opportunities to find wildlife, especially alongside the coast. I think Daly City offers the similar opportunities to city-life, given the close proximity to SF, however, Daly City manages to feel like an escape from the smog-filled city life. I love Daly City!
Daly City is an excellent place to settle down for anyone that wants to escape the hustle and bustle of San Francisco, but still be in close proximity of the city. Like San Francisco, Daly City is very foggy but much less crowded. Daly City's largest attraction would be it's shopping center, Serramonte, which they are constantly adding new buildings and renovating the mall.

Daly City also has 2 high schools and a few middle and elementary schools. What I would like to see is adding a few more stop signs where there are no stoplights. I remember crossing streets back in elementary school and running across the street before I see anymore cars coming. It's not a big change, but anything to make the city safer!