10 Largest Cities in California

The largest city in California is Los Angeles, with a population of 3,985,520. West Rancho Dominguez is the fastest growing city in California over the past 10 years, having grown 303.97% since 2010.

Rank Name 2022 Pop. 2010 Census Change Density (mi²) Area (mi²)
1Los Angeles3,985,5203,795,5105.01%8,499468.96
2San Diego1,429,6501,305,9109.48%4,387325.88
3San Jose1,003,120954,9405.05%5,642177.81
4San Francisco884,108805,5059.76%18,85046.90
5Fresno539,862497,7698.46%4,706114.72
6Sacramento531,285467,28613.70%5,43697.73
7Long Beach452,917462,431-2.06%8,93450.70
8Oakland444,956391,40613.68%7,96155.89
9Bakersfield391,438348,98712.16%2,614149.76
10Anaheim349,366336,7603.74%6,94350.32
11Riverside336,478305,46610.15%4,14181.26
12Santa Ana333,536325,3272.52%12,19027.36
13Stockton315,904292,8887.86%5,08162.17
14Irvine304,408213,45042.61%4,63965.62
15Chula Vista285,511244,64816.70%5,75249.64
16Fremont251,007214,55316.99%3,24077.47
17Moreno Valley225,553194,24016.12%4,40051.26
18Fontana218,582197,31710.78%5,07543.07
19Modesto217,617203,3017.04%5,06442.98
20San Bernardino214,167210,6371.68%3,44862.11
21Santa Clarita211,269208,8221.17%2,98670.75
22Oxnard207,711198,5394.62%7,83026.53
23Ontario197,886164,37720.39%3,96149.96
24Huntington Beach196,514191,2962.73%7,27727.00
25Glendale195,148191,7201.79%6,40430.47
26Elk Grove181,291153,37518.20%4,31342.03
27Rancho Cucamonga178,377166,2267.31%4,44640.12
28Santa Rosa176,762175,2380.87%4,15742.52
29Oceanside175,694168,0794.53%4,25941.26
30Corona174,044153,05213.72%4,35339.99
31Garden Grove169,991171,181-0.70%9,46717.96
32Hayward157,532144,8358.77%3,45945.54
33Salinas154,919150,8872.67%6,61323.43
34Lancaster154,538156,824-1.46%1,63994.28
35Sunnyvale152,391140,4628.49%6,91722.03
36Palmdale151,842152,936-0.72%1,431106.08
37Escondido151,121144,4404.63%4,05037.31
38Pomona150,989149,1071.26%6,57022.98
39Roseville149,141119,91624.37%3,38344.08
40Pasadena141,398137,1113.13%6,15922.96
41Torrance140,250145,154-3.38%6,83420.52
42Visalia138,136124,86910.62%3,64237.92
43Fullerton136,709135,2911.05%6,09522.43
44Orange136,329137,103-0.56%5,31225.67
45Santa Clara134,205116,76114.94%7,36318.23
46Chico130,17886,78350.00%3,89033.46
47Concord127,951122,5054.45%4,18730.56
48Simi Valley126,138124,4631.35%3,03741.53
49Thousand Oaks125,415126,732-1.04%2,26955.26
50Victorville123,684116,2786.37%1,68073.62
51Clovis122,86496,38627.47%4,83525.41
52Vallejo121,737116,1374.82%3,94930.82
53East Los Angeles121,187126,496-4.20%16,2717.45
54Murrieta120,747104,22915.85%3,59233.61
55Berkeley120,463112,8896.71%11,50110.47
56Fairfield118,498105,59812.22%2,87741.19
57El Monte116,024113,6772.06%12,1349.56
58Temecula115,202100,70314.40%3,09137.27
59Carlsbad114,974105,6748.80%3,04637.75
60Jurupa Valley113,16695,59018.39%2,63542.94
61Costa Mesa112,106110,2211.71%7,09815.79
62Richmond111,701103,6317.79%3,71730.05
63Antioch111,274103,0807.95%3,79129.35
64Downey108,759111,785-2.71%8,76512.41
65Santa Maria107,39899,6897.73%4,70922.81
66Inglewood105,490109,658-3.80%11,6339.07
67Daly City104,513101,2623.21%13,6787.64
68Rialto104,40899,3295.11%4,35124.00
69Ventura104,231107,435-2.98%4,76321.88
70Vista104,20093,40111.56%5,55818.75
71Tracy103,50683,62023.78%3,99825.89
72Chino103,41678,64431.50%3,49029.64
73San Mateo103,06597,3835.83%8,46812.17
74Arden-Arcade102,86492,18611.58%5,78917.77
75Vacaville102,83392,55711.10%3,51929.22
76West Covina102,512106,123-3.40%6,39116.04
77Menifee102,27777,92931.24%2,20146.47
78El Cajon101,70999,8231.89%7,00914.51
79Norwalk101,402105,544-3.92%10,4449.71
80Burbank99,997103,351-3.25%5,77517.32
81Hesperia97,96190,2798.51%1,34772.70
82San Marcos97,21683,92615.84%3,99124.36
83Milpitas96,16066,72944.11%7,04313.65
84Redding95,54289,8956.28%1,60259.65
85Indio94,15079,66518.18%2,83433.23
86Compton93,37696,442-3.18%9,31210.03
87Mission Viejo92,74993,225-0.51%5,24017.70
88Santa Barbara91,84788,4683.82%4,71019.50
89South Gate91,37194,434-3.24%12,6277.24
90Carson90,69891,599-0.98%4,84218.73
91Westminster90,34689,7720.64%9,00010.04
92Livermore89,99781,59910.29%3,33027.02
93Folsom88,78672,11023.13%3,18427.89
94Santa Monica88,28689,759-1.64%10,4928.41
95Citrus Heights88,06383,2735.75%6,18814.23
96Manteca87,30367,73328.89%4,08221.39
97San Leandro86,12185,1191.18%6,45513.34
98Lake Forest85,98177,55210.87%5,17016.63
99Hemet85,89279,0908.60%2,93529.27
100Chino Hills85,69574,96314.32%1,91844.68
101Redwood City85,38577,01010.88%4,43219.27
102Merced85,36579,1317.88%3,67523.23
103Hawthorne84,25984,295-0.04%13,8526.08
104Whittier83,01985,319-2.70%5,66714.65
105Newport Beach82,91485,329-2.83%3,48223.82
106Alhambra81,88183,160-1.54%10,7307.63
107Mountain View81,45274,2369.72%6,79311.99
108Buena Park80,59180,792-0.25%7,66110.52
109Perris80,45569,00016.60%2,54931.56
110Pleasanton80,03770,38113.72%3,31524.15
111Tustin78,65875,4724.22%7,07511.12
112Upland78,06173,8845.65%5,00015.61
113Lakewood77,50780,079-3.21%8,2359.41
114Rancho Cordova76,91465,06718.21%2,19635.02
115San Ramon76,42771,5856.76%4,09018.69
116Napa75,68277,185-1.95%4,21517.96
117Alameda75,46473,9462.05%7,22210.45
118Bellflower75,02276,624-2.09%12,2616.12
119Turlock74,33668,8487.97%4,39316.92
120Baldwin Park74,28875,421-1.50%11,2036.63
121Rocklin74,09757,47428.92%3,74019.81
122Apple Valley73,76569,3076.43%98574.93
123Pittsburg73,00263,52214.92%4,13817.64
124Lake Elsinore72,97953,62736.09%1,90738.27
125Camarillo72,90365,25711.72%3,70419.68
126Union City72,74869,6304.48%3,75019.40
127Redlands71,80468,8074.36%2,00235.86
128Walnut Creek71,13564,31410.61%3,60019.76
129Davis69,99265,5846.72%7,0799.89
130Lodi69,33562,25311.38%5,08413.64
131Tulare69,16259,43216.37%3,39520.37
132Dublin69,03545,90350.39%4,53315.23
133Lynwood68,69369,595-1.30%14,1934.84
134South San Francisco68,30563,7017.23%7,4049.23
135Yuba City67,95565,6313.54%4,56114.90
136Yorba Linda67,80964,3905.31%3,41719.84
137Laguna Niguel67,30363,1196.63%4,56614.74
138Madera67,12061,6038.96%4,11016.33
139Brentwood66,61651,81328.57%4,48314.86
140Florence-Graham65,71663,3873.67%18,7283.51
141Redondo Beach65,37866,933-2.32%10,5486.20
142Eastvale65,18354,05420.59%5,14412.67
143Santa Cruz64,50360,5786.48%5,06312.74
144Carmichael64,45461,7624.36%4,79213.45
145San Clemente64,13563,6050.83%3,49418.35
146Castro Valley63,01361,3882.65%3,79816.59
147Palo Alto62,68264,535-2.87%2,62823.85
148Encinitas62,58659,6844.86%3,28519.05
149National City61,76058,6245.35%8,4707.29
150Woodland60,77055,6159.27%3,97015.31
151Montebello60,49662,490-3.19%7,2618.33
152Gilroy60,36449,00623.18%3,65016.54
153South Whittier60,35757,1565.60%11,3095.34
154Pico Rivera60,07762,960-4.58%7,2438.29
155Hanford59,89954,4639.98%3,44217.40
156La Habra59,71859,1081.03%8,1207.35
157Porterville59,34158,1971.97%3,18918.61
158La Mesa58,82957,1492.94%6,4689.10
159Gardena58,69658,835-0.24%10,0705.83
160Santee58,49253,6409.05%3,53716.54
161Monterey Park58,08260,218-3.55%7,5707.67
162San Rafael57,64857,797-0.26%3,47916.57
163Cupertino57,09258,689-2.72%5,04711.31
164Beaumont56,87437,26152.64%1,87630.32
165Petaluma56,60258,037-2.47%3,92714.41
166Arcadia56,60156,3220.50%5,18110.93
167Huntington Park56,04258,125-3.58%18,6003.01
168Highland55,73553,2184.73%2,97318.75
169Cathedral City55,64951,4528.16%2,47522.48
170Delano55,52953,1304.52%3,88714.29
171Colton55,38552,2615.98%3,56415.54
172Hacienda Heights55,18854,0382.13%4,93711.18
173Novato55,14451,9706.11%2,00927.45
174Yucaipa55,01351,4746.88%1,94428.29
175Diamond Bar54,56255,588-1.85%3,66914.87
176Fountain Valley54,43955,470-1.86%6,0019.07
177Watsonville53,79951,2784.92%8,0446.69
178Palm Desert53,71348,68410.33%2,00326.81
179Rosemead53,55453,795-0.45%10,3755.16
180West Sacramento53,27348,8429.07%2,48121.47
181Paramount53,04354,104-1.96%11,2174.73
182Newark52,04142,62822.08%3,75113.88
183San Jacinto50,65844,41714.05%1,97025.71
184Glendora50,63850,3760.52%2,59619.51
185Azusa50,46346,5348.44%5,2209.67
186Rowland Heights50,34748,9932.76%3,85113.07
187Placentia50,31850,994-1.33%7,6086.61
188Aliso Viejo49,93047,8014.45%7,2166.92
189Cypress49,54647,9573.31%7,4926.61
190Lincoln49,51443,09914.88%2,10623.51
191Ceres49,20445,9017.20%5,2599.36
192Palm Springs49,00744,7819.44%51894.55
193Cerritos48,57249,042-0.96%5,5698.72
194Poway48,56447,9511.28%1,24339.08
195Morgan Hill48,55638,07127.54%3,73613.00
196Antelope48,39845,7705.74%7,0806.84
197San Luis Obispo47,93645,1566.16%3,59713.33
198North Highlands47,66142,69411.63%5,4098.81
199Florin47,55547,5130.09%5,4648.70
200La Mirada47,10048,535-2.96%6,0217.82
201Rancho Santa Margarita46,99347,918-1.93%3,64412.89
202El Dorado Hills46,59342,10810.65%96148.46
203Covina46,34047,785-3.02%6,5947.03
204Coachella45,71940,98411.55%1,52030.08
205Altadena44,85042,7774.85%5,2988.47
206Los Banos44,26436,07022.72%4,4309.99
207El Centro44,04942,6783.21%3,82711.51
208Danville43,99141,9874.77%2,43418.08
209Oakley43,80935,66622.83%2,76215.86
210Hollister43,71034,97324.98%5,9497.35
211Lompoc43,34542,3222.42%3,72911.62
212La Quinta42,60037,67013.09%1,20835.26
213Brea42,56839,4227.98%3,50112.16
214Montclair42,36036,74315.29%7,6815.51
215Rohnert Park42,13640,8553.14%6,0177.00
216San Bruno42,09941,1452.32%7,6915.47
217Bell Gardens41,47242,056-1.39%16,8652.46
218Rancho Palos Verdes40,65741,692-2.48%3,01813.47
219Campbell40,44340,669-0.56%6,6586.07
220Culver City39,56338,8881.74%7,7415.11
221La Puente39,14039,843-1.76%11,2503.48
222Calexico39,08438,6611.09%4,5358.62
223San Gabriel39,00539,647-1.62%9,4104.14
224La Presa38,22734,16911.88%6,9535.50
225Stanton38,04037,9000.37%12,2833.10
226Martinez37,97036,1575.01%3,00612.63
227Pacifica37,92237,3941.41%2,99512.66
228Wildomar37,65832,41616.17%1,59023.69
229Moorpark36,18634,6444.45%2,87612.58
230French Valley36,12623,06756.61%3,32310.87
231Claremont35,95434,8993.02%2,69313.35
232San Juan Capistrano35,93834,4834.22%2,49014.43
233Foothill Farms35,88133,1218.33%8,5474.20
234West Hollywood35,83934,3594.31%18,9831.89
235Monrovia35,54836,599-2.87%2,60713.63
236Menlo Park35,29232,08010.01%3,52510.01
237Westmont35,26631,85310.71%19,0831.85
238Bell35,24835,481-0.66%14,0992.50
239Temple City35,22035,556-0.94%8,7964.00
240Orangevale34,82433,9602.54%3,03711.47
241Oildale34,76332,6846.36%5,3216.53
242Pleasant Hill34,68933,1554.63%4,9047.07
243Manhattan Beach34,47835,123-1.84%8,7573.94
244Adelanto33,98631,6617.34%64252.91
245Seaside33,64633,0941.67%3,6419.24
246Dana Point33,42133,3360.25%5,1546.49
247Foster City33,27730,6098.72%8,7663.80
248Beverly Hills33,01533,937-2.72%5,7845.71
249San Dimas32,84133,377-1.61%2,18415.04
250Burlingame32,25428,83811.85%7,3224.41
251El Paso de Robles Paso Robles32,21329,7868.15%1,64019.64
252Fallbrook31,70130,5343.82%1,80717.54
253Spring Valley31,65028,20512.21%4,3117.34
254Lawndale31,61532,775-3.54%16,0161.97
255La Verne31,60831,1031.62%3,7488.43
256Banning31,17929,7234.90%1,34023.27
257Orcutt31,11828,9057.66%2,79711.13
258Wasco31,09525,68321.07%3,3129.39
259Fair Oaks31,03230,9120.39%2,85610.86
260Coronado30,91623,96129.03%3,8787.97
261Goleta30,78230,1432.12%3,9217.85
262San Pablo30,66029,4744.02%11,6582.63
263Laguna Hills30,64330,713-0.23%4,6406.60
264Atwater29,99128,2866.03%4,9236.09
265San Carlos29,74728,4174.68%5,3965.51
266Suisun City29,67228,0985.60%7,3074.06
267Atascadero29,52928,4183.91%1,13326.06
268Santa Paula29,43429,3250.37%6,4834.54
269Ridgecrest29,33927,6845.98%1,40520.88
270Los Gatos29,09129,792-2.35%2,55411.39
271Desert Hot Springs29,06727,1726.97%96230.22
272Walnut29,01029,203-0.66%3,2268.99
273Saratoga29,00730,078-3.56%2,27212.77
274Los Altos28,98829,091-0.35%4,4736.48
275East Palo Alto28,79828,2222.04%11,4232.52
276Vineyard28,38624,83614.29%1,65017.20
277Hercules28,26824,14717.07%4,4106.41
278Lathrop28,25117,69559.66%1,42519.83
279Monterey28,20227,9081.05%3,2658.64
280Benicia28,11427,0633.88%2,19012.84
281Isla Vista27,70723,09619.96%14,9771.85
282Imperial Beach27,67426,3884.87%6,4364.30
283Temescal Valley27,6301,42919.34
284Lemoore27,49024,53712.03%3,1198.81
285Ladera Ranch27,27722,98018.70%5,5514.91
286Galt27,01023,73913.78%3,9706.80
287Lafayette26,98023,87313.01%1,79315.04
288West Whittier-Los Nietos26,65425,5404.36%10,5812.52
289Lemon Grove26,58925,3804.76%6,8553.88
290Belmont26,53925,8702.59%5,7274.63
291Brawley26,39225,0385.41%3,2518.12
292Maywood26,30427,381-3.93%22,3291.18
293Soledad26,09226,0270.25%5,8234.48
294Norco26,04327,240-4.39%1,88313.83
295Eureka25,93627,201-4.65%2,7649.38
296Reedley25,81124,4145.72%4,7395.45
297Bay Point25,80821,34920.89%4,0016.45
298Sanger25,58824,2985.31%4,4415.76
299San Lorenzo25,56923,4529.03%9,2142.77
300Oroville25,55818,70036.67%1,84713.83
301Riverbank25,42422,76211.69%6,2784.05
302El Cerrito25,21123,6446.63%6,8943.66
303Windsor25,20526,811-5.99%3,4677.27
304Twentynine Palms25,17925,1010.31%42958.76
305Dinuba25,13621,57016.53%3,8606.51
306Selma25,02623,4596.68%4,3395.77
307Loma Linda24,93523,3686.71%3,2567.66
308South Pasadena24,72625,607-3.44%7,2573.41
309North Tustin24,70524,917-0.85%3,7376.61
310Ashland24,43021,92511.43%13,2921.84
311Oakdale24,19920,82316.21%3,9156.18
312San Fernando23,97723,6431.41%10,1002.37
313Barstow23,82822,8124.45%57741.27
314Calabasas23,81123,4641.48%1,74013.68
315Marina23,75619,74320.33%2,6738.89
316Valinda23,70522,8223.87%11,7702.01
317Rosemont23,60222,6814.06%5,3974.37
318Winter Gardens23,54520,63114.12%5,3274.42
319Seal Beach23,43424,109-2.80%2,07811.28
320West Puente Valley23,38222,6363.30%12,5101.87
321Granite Bay23,18320,40213.63%1,07821.51
322Arvin23,06619,34519.23%4,7864.82
323Patterson23,06120,64711.69%2,9587.80
324Cudahy23,01123,809-3.35%19,5671.18
325West Rancho Dominguez22,9015,669303.97%5,7633.97
326Willowbrook22,81135,983-36.61%14,7451.55
327Corcoran22,68024,467-7.30%3,0767.37
328South Lake Tahoe22,63221,4105.71%2,22910.15
329Laguna Beach22,51522,765-1.10%2,5328.89
330West Carson22,07921,6991.75%9,7442.27
331Yucca Valley22,03520,6956.47%55339.83
332Millbrae21,98621,5721.92%6,7633.25
333Lakeside21,91720,6486.15%3,1636.93
334Bloomington21,84723,851-8.40%3,5986.07
335Lennox21,81822,753-4.11%19,9431.09
336Rancho San Diego21,79921,2082.79%2,5078.70
337Shafter21,61017,16025.93%55838.72
338Dixon21,35818,43115.88%3,0237.07
339Port Hueneme21,35321,726-1.72%4,8284.42
340Ramona21,32320,2925.08%55538.44
341American Canyon21,26719,6338.32%3,4946.09
342Rosamond20,85118,15014.88%40052.12
343Duarte20,72221,348-2.93%3,0896.71
344Prunedale20,32717,56015.76%44146.06
345Orinda20,24117,82013.59%1,57512.85
346Linda20,22817,77313.81%2,3568.59
347East Hemet20,21117,41816.04%3,8875.20
348Mead Valley20,14518,5108.83%1,05619.08
349South El Monte20,10920,1000.04%7,0732.84
350South San Jose Hills19,97720,551-2.79%13,2471.51
351Lomita19,93620,263-1.61%10,4271.91
352Casa de Oro-Mount Helix19,80418,7625.55%2,8916.85
353La Crescenta-Montrose19,68919,6530.18%5,7443.43
354Agoura Hills19,65520,338-3.36%2,5207.80
355La Canada Flintridge19,55320,258-3.48%2,2678.63
356Imperial19,46714,83631.21%3,1226.24
357Castaic19,40019,0152.02%2,6717.26
358Rancho Mirage19,19717,21811.49%75725.35
359Stevenson Ranch19,17917,5579.24%3,0176.36
360Cameron Park19,17118,2285.17%1,70811.23
361Albany19,12918,5393.18%10,6931.79
362Hermosa Beach19,06819,506-2.25%13,3721.43
363Pinole19,02518,3773.53%3,7275.10
364Arcata18,98617,6817.38%2,0279.37
365Blythe18,83620,569-8.43%70826.61
366Coalinga18,39418,3300.35%2,7956.58
367Moraga18,05316,05712.43%1,9079.46
368Mountain House17,9669,67585.70%5,6273.19
369Woodcrest17,85914,34724.48%1,57011.38
370Arroyo Grande17,79317,2922.90%2,9975.94
371Valle Vista17,66314,57821.16%2,5716.87
372Nipomo17,60116,7145.31%1,18514.85
373Ripon17,49014,45321.01%3,2855.33
374Greenfield17,38116,4145.89%8,1372.14
375Truckee17,32916,1677.19%53632.33
376McKinleyville17,20815,17713.38%82420.88
377Santa Fe Springs17,19816,2555.80%1,9388.87
378Chowchilla17,11318,718-8.57%1,54411.09
379Live Oak16,83717,158-1.87%5,1923.24
380Rosedale16,82014,05819.65%57529.27
381McFarland16,60712,72330.53%6,2252.67
382Bostonia16,60315,3797.96%8,6201.93
383Los Osos16,53314,27615.81%1,29512.76
384El Segundo16,45116,656-1.23%3,0115.46
385Parlier16,44614,61412.54%6,8272.41
386Rio Linda16,35915,1068.29%1,6559.88
387Livingston16,33313,06824.98%4,4443.67
388Stanford16,32613,80918.23%5,9482.75
389Artesia16,29816,519-1.34%10,0541.62
390East San Gabriel16,25614,8749.29%10,4071.56
391Fillmore16,25415,0138.27%4,8323.36
392Vincent16,22511,0221.47
393Kerman16,16713,63418.58%4,9493.27
394Discovery Bay16,15913,35221.02%4,2813.77
395Cherryland16,06614,7289.08%13,4111.20
396Phelan15,98714,30411.77%26660.09
397Walnut Park15,89615,966-0.44%21,2510.75
398Parkway15,81814,6707.83%6,5802.40
399East Rancho Dominguez15,79215,1354.34%19,2120.82
400Laguna Woods15,55316,012-2.87%4,6503.35
401Ukiah15,52716,024-3.10%3,2464.78
402Avocado Heights15,42615,4110.10%5,7012.71
403Red Bluff15,24714,0868.24%2,0177.56
404Pacific Grove15,19115,0810.73%5,3132.86
405La Palma15,13715,545-2.62%8,4901.78
406Coto de Caza15,05614,8661.28%1,9517.72
407Clearlake15,00315,267-1.73%1,48110.13
408Alamo14,90514,5702.30%1,5419.67
409Alpine14,87814,2364.51%55526.79
410Tehachapi14,84714,3673.34%1,46310.15
411Lamont14,79915,120-2.12%3,2244.59
412Susanville14,73417,725-16.87%1,8557.94
413Lemon Hill14,73313,7297.31%9,0111.64
414Auburn14,54613,3459.00%2,0277.18
415King City14,39812,90211.60%3,6963.90
416North Fair Oaks14,37214,687-2.14%11,9971.20
417Avenal14,33015,278-6.21%73519.49
418California City14,29113,4676.12%70203.61
419North Auburn14,26913,0229.58%1,8327.79
420Salida14,22913,7223.69%2,6905.29
421Mill Valley14,14813,9211.63%2,9704.76
422El Sobrante13,88112,7239.10%1,9217.22
423Oak Park13,85313,8110.30%2,6175.29
424Hawaiian Gardens13,85014,277-2.99%14,6100.95
425Sun Village13,81911,56519.49%1,27910.80
426El Sobrante13,81812,6699.07%4,9972.77
427Lindsay13,50811,77214.75%4,9432.73
428Olivehurst13,46413,656-1.41%1,8057.46
429Big Bear City13,46312,3049.42%42131.95
430Grover Beach13,33313,1761.19%5,7672.31
431Carpinteria13,23213,0131.68%5,1132.59
432Solana Beach13,16712,8982.09%3,8603.41
433Palos Verdes Estates13,01213,435-3.15%2,7264.77
434Lakeland Village13,00211,54112.66%1,4818.78
435Half Moon Bay12,80611,34512.88%1,9936.43
436San Marino12,78113,104-2.46%3,3943.77
437Bonita12,70612,5381.34%2,5345.01
438Grand Terrace12,66812,0645.01%3,6123.51
439Grass Valley12,62512,876-1.95%2,4055.25
440Muscoy12,56210,64418.02%4,1613.02
441Marysville12,54812,0943.75%3,6223.46
442Clayton12,47210,95813.82%3,2483.84
443Commerce12,35812,840-3.75%1,8906.54
444San Anselmo12,33812,3200.15%4,6092.68
445Newman12,30310,27319.76%5,9672.06
446Delhi12,30110,75514.37%3,5053.51
447Kingsburg12,21911,4646.59%3,2963.71
448Home Gardens12,15311,5705.04%8,0381.51
449Larkspur12,11011,9201.59%4,0053.02
450Fortuna12,07012,0480.18%2,3005.25
451Emeryville12,01710,12518.69%9,4621.27
452Camp Pendleton South11,93610,61612.43%3,0483.92
453View Park-Windsor Hills11,75611,0756.15%6,3861.84
454Lake Los Angeles11,75112,328-4.68%1,2069.74
455Diamond Springs11,73111,0376.29%70516.64
456Tamalpais-Homestead Valley11,68910,7358.89%2,4954.68
457Scotts Valley11,57711,581-0.03%2,5074.62
458Alum Rock11,55115,536-25.65%13,7190.84
459Placerville11,50810,4799.82%1,9715.84
460Magalia11,47611,3101.47%81914.01
461Mendota11,46611,3321.18%3,3873.38
462Canyon Lake11,36710,5997.25%2,9063.91
463Winton11,28810,6136.36%3,7123.04
464Rio Vista11,2547,38352.43%1,7106.58
465Los Alamitos11,22211,391-1.48%2,7894.02
466Hillsborough11,21010,8593.23%1,8116.19
467Healdsburg11,15211,309-1.39%2,4984.46
468Signal Hill11,13611,0181.07%5,0832.19
469Rossmoor11,12810,2448.63%7,2121.54
470Valley Center11,0779,27719.40%40327.47
471Anderson11,0629,97610.89%1,5737.03
472Shasta Lake10,94410,1457.88%1,00210.92
473Soquel10,8839,64412.85%2,3674.60
474La Riviera10,84010,8020.35%5,7051.90
475Piedmont10,78710,7110.71%6,3451.70
476Farmersville10,62510,5850.38%4,7432.24
477Sierra Madre10,53510,917-3.50%3,5682.95
478Fairview10,53210,0035.29%3,8282.75
479San Diego Country Estates10,51410,1094.01%62616.78
480Morro Bay10,49510,2442.45%1,9715.32
481Oak Hills10,4448,87917.63%42924.35
482Exeter10,41610,3410.73%4,2292.46
483Sonoma10,41510,668-2.37%3,7962.74
484Rodeo10,4098,67919.93%2,7823.74
485East Whittier10,3569,5011.09
486Orange Cove10,2349,7504.96%5,7111.79
487Citrus10,15010,866-6.59%11,4430.89
488Charter Oak10,0489,3107.93%10,8280.93
489Quartz Hill10,00310,912-8.33%2,6583.76
490Del Aire9,99010,001-0.11%9,8721.01
491Country Club9,9779,3796.38%5,2041.92
492Garden Acres9,97210,648-6.35%3,8592.58
493Fort Irwin9,8728,84511.61%1,4176.96
494Madera Acres9,8579,1637.57%1,3547.28
495Marina del Rey9,8528,86611.12%11,4830.86
496Capitola9,8219,925-1.05%6,1651.59
497Calimesa9,8087,91823.87%66014.86
498Mentone9,7938,72012.31%1,6036.11
499West Athens9,7068,72911.19%7,2651.34
500Rio del Mar9,6579,2164.79%3,2193

Top 500 Cities in California by Population

As the United States’ third largest state by area and the most populated, it’s no surprise that California has a multitude of cities spread across its geographic regions, which include mountains, deserts, and coastlines. There are a total of 482 municipalities in California spread across 58 different counties. The municipalities are governed under mayor-council, council-manager, or commission systems, with most of the state’s largest cities being run by councils of 5 to 15 members with a governor overseeing city departments. Over half of the state’s total population resides in just five of the counties: Orange, Riverside, Lod Angeles, San Diego and San Bernardino.

The state of California has three cities that exceed population counts of over one million: Los Angeles, San Diego and San Jose. Los Angeles, which has a population that’s quickly approaching 4 million as of 2017, is not just the largest city by population in the state but is also the second largest city by population in the entire nation. The state also has two cities that have populations that exceed 500,000: Fresno, and San Francisco. The state has a total of 70 cities with populations of at least 100,000, but less than one million, while it has 127 cities whose populations range between 10,000 and 100,000.

Map of Cities in California

California Cities by First Letter

  1. US Census Annual Estimates - 2020 Estimates Calculated via Linear Projection of Previous Estimates

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