10 Largest Cities in California

The largest city in California is Los Angeles, with a population of 3,983,540. West Rancho Dominguez is the fastest growing city in California over the past 10 years, having grown 303.97% since 2010.

Rank Name 2021 Pop. 2010 Census Change Density (mi²) Area (mi²)
1Los Angeles3,983,5403,795,5104.95%8,494468.96
2San Diego1,427,7201,305,9109.33%4,381325.88
3San Jose1,009,340954,9405.70%5,677177.81
4San Francisco883,255805,5059.65%18,83246.90
5Fresno537,100497,7697.90%4,682114.72
6Sacramento525,398467,28612.44%5,37697.73
7Long Beach456,154462,431-1.36%8,99850.70
8Oakland440,981391,40612.67%7,89055.89
9Bakersfield389,007348,98711.47%2,598149.76
10Anaheim349,699336,7603.84%6,95050.32
11Riverside334,772305,4669.59%4,12081.26
12Santa Ana333,130325,3272.40%12,17527.36
13Stockton314,835292,8887.49%5,06462.17
14Irvine298,739213,45039.96%4,55365.62
15Chula Vista281,838244,64815.20%5,67849.64
16Fremont247,708214,55315.45%3,19877.47
17Moreno Valley221,387194,24013.98%4,31951.26
18Fontana217,237197,31710.10%5,04443.07
19Modesto216,810203,3016.64%5,04542.98
20San Bernardino214,706210,6371.93%3,45762.11
21Santa Clarita211,839208,8221.44%2,99470.75
22Oxnard208,101198,5394.82%7,84526.53
23Huntington Beach197,417191,2963.20%7,31127.00
24Glendale196,533191,7202.51%6,45030.47
25Ontario193,594164,37717.77%3,87549.96
26Elk Grove179,119153,37516.79%4,26142.03
27Rancho Cucamonga178,119166,2267.15%4,44040.12
28Santa Rosa176,759175,2380.87%4,15742.52
29Oceanside175,710168,0794.54%4,25941.26
30Corona172,652153,05212.81%4,31839.99
31Garden Grove170,542171,181-0.37%9,49717.96
32Hayward158,089144,8359.15%3,47245.54
33Lancaster155,559156,824-0.81%1,65094.28
34Salinas155,101150,8872.79%6,62023.43
35Palmdale152,921152,936-0.01%1,442106.08
36Sunnyvale152,495140,4628.57%6,92222.03
37Escondido151,289144,4404.74%4,05437.31
38Pomona151,223149,1071.42%6,58022.98
39Roseville146,594119,91622.25%3,32644.08
40Torrance141,364145,154-2.61%6,88920.52
41Pasadena141,275137,1113.04%6,15322.96
42Fullerton137,350135,2911.52%6,12322.43
43Orange137,109137,1030.00%5,34225.67
44Visalia136,959124,8699.68%3,61137.92
45Santa Clara132,925116,76113.84%7,29318.23
46Concord128,399122,5054.81%4,20230.56
47Simi Valley125,963124,4631.21%3,03341.53
48Thousand Oaks125,881126,732-0.67%2,27855.26
49Victorville123,251116,2786.00%1,67473.62
50Vallejo121,722116,1374.81%3,94930.82
51Chico121,21986,78339.68%3,62233.46
52East Los Angeles121,187126,496-4.20%16,2717.45
53Berkeley120,763112,8896.97%11,53010.47
54Clovis120,10496,38624.61%4,72725.41
55Murrieta119,239104,22914.40%3,54833.61
56Fairfield118,043105,59811.79%2,86641.19
57El Monte115,845113,6771.91%12,1159.56
58Carlsbad115,110105,6748.93%3,04937.75
59Temecula115,055100,70314.25%3,08737.27
60Costa Mesa112,405110,2211.98%7,11615.79
61Jurupa Valley111,95395,59017.12%2,60742.94
62Antioch111,350103,0808.02%3,79429.35
63Richmond111,323103,6317.42%3,70430.05
64Downey109,548111,785-2.00%8,82912.41
65Santa Maria107,35399,6897.69%4,70722.81
66Inglewood106,377109,658-2.99%11,7319.07
67Ventura105,856107,435-1.47%4,83821.88
68Daly City105,102101,2623.79%13,7557.64
69Rialto104,11499,3294.82%4,33824.00
70San Mateo103,52097,3836.30%8,50512.17
71West Covina103,375106,123-2.59%6,44416.04
72Vista103,34693,40110.65%5,51218.75
73Arden-Arcade102,86492,18611.58%5,78917.77
74Norwalk102,251105,544-3.12%10,5329.71
75Vacaville102,11292,55710.32%3,49429.22
76El Cajon102,04299,8232.22%7,03214.51
77Burbank100,835103,351-2.43%5,82417.32
78Tracy100,58483,62020.29%3,88525.89
79Chino100,40178,64427.67%3,38829.64
80Menifee99,77077,92928.03%2,14746.47
81Hesperia97,22490,2797.69%1,33772.70
82San Marcos97,03283,92615.62%3,98424.36
83Redding94,55889,8955.19%1,58559.65
84Compton94,11996,442-2.41%9,38610.03
85Indio93,35579,66517.18%2,81033.23
86Mission Viejo93,29393,2250.07%5,27017.70
87Milpitas92,17266,72938.13%6,75113.65
88South Gate92,06294,434-2.51%12,7237.24
89Santa Barbara91,68688,4683.64%4,70119.50
90Carson90,93091,599-0.73%4,85518.73
91Westminster90,44589,7720.75%9,00910.04
92Livermore90,06181,59910.37%3,33327.02
93Santa Monica88,99189,759-0.86%10,5758.41
94Citrus Heights87,97483,2735.65%6,18114.23
95San Leandro87,01985,1192.23%6,52313.34
96Folsom86,30072,11019.68%3,09527.89
97Manteca85,87867,73326.79%4,01521.39
98Lake Forest85,83177,55210.68%5,16116.63
99Hemet85,70679,0908.37%2,92929.27
100Redwood City85,56577,01011.11%4,44119.27
101Chino Hills85,08174,96313.50%1,90444.68
102Hawthorne84,86284,2950.67%13,9516.08
103Merced84,80279,1317.17%3,65123.23
104Whittier83,71285,319-1.88%5,71514.65
105Newport Beach83,45485,329-2.20%3,50423.82
106Alhambra82,50483,160-0.79%10,8127.63
107Mountain View81,88174,23610.30%6,82911.99
108Buena Park80,99080,7920.25%7,69910.52
109Pleasanton80,61770,38114.54%3,33924.15
110Perris80,06769,00016.04%2,53731.56
111Tustin78,88875,4724.53%7,09611.12
112Lakewood78,10780,079-2.46%8,2999.41
113Upland77,75473,8845.24%4,98115.61
114Napa76,49877,185-0.89%4,26017.96
115Rancho Cordova76,30565,06717.27%2,17935.02
116San Ramon76,28371,5856.56%4,08218.69
117Alameda76,18473,9463.03%7,29110.45
118Bellflower75,49376,624-1.48%12,3376.12
119Baldwin Park74,60975,421-1.08%11,2526.63
120Turlock74,10168,8487.63%4,37916.92
121Apple Valley73,66169,3076.28%98374.93
122Union City73,20169,6305.13%3,77319.40
123Pittsburg72,86463,52214.71%4,13117.64
124Rocklin72,33957,47425.86%3,65219.81
125Camarillo71,89865,25710.18%3,65319.68
126Lake Elsinore71,74753,62733.79%1,87538.27
127Redlands71,70768,8074.21%2,00035.86
128Walnut Creek70,81264,31410.10%3,58419.76
129Davis69,79965,5846.43%7,0609.89
130Lynwood69,09169,595-0.72%14,2754.84
131Lodi68,75262,25310.44%5,04113.64
132South San Francisco68,13363,7016.96%7,3859.23
133Tulare67,94059,43214.32%3,33520.37
134Yorba Linda67,75464,3905.22%3,41519.84
135Yuba City67,64065,6313.06%4,54014.90
136Dublin67,63245,90347.34%4,44115.23
137Laguna Niguel66,99763,1196.14%4,54514.74
138Madera66,70061,6038.27%4,08516.33
139Brentwood65,90251,81327.19%4,43514.86
140Redondo Beach65,83566,933-1.64%10,6226.20
141Florence-Graham65,71663,3873.67%18,7283.51
142Eastvale64,84154,05419.96%5,11712.67
143Santa Cruz64,53860,5786.54%5,06612.74
144Carmichael64,45461,7624.36%4,79213.45
145San Clemente64,27663,6051.05%3,50218.35
146Palo Alto63,57664,535-1.49%2,66523.85
147Castro Valley63,01361,3882.65%3,79816.59
148Encinitas62,62759,6844.93%3,28719.05
149National City61,63858,6245.14%8,4537.29
150Montebello60,98262,490-2.41%7,3198.33
151Pico Rivera60,72762,960-3.55%7,3218.29
152Woodland60,69655,6159.14%3,96515.31
153South Whittier60,35757,1565.60%11,3095.34
154La Habra59,98359,1081.48%8,1577.35
155Gilroy59,92049,00622.27%3,62316.54
156Porterville59,42758,1972.11%3,19318.61
157Hanford59,16754,4638.64%3,40017.40
158La Mesa58,96957,1493.18%6,4849.10
159Gardena58,90758,8350.12%10,1065.83
160Monterey Park58,61160,218-2.67%7,6397.67
161Santee58,35553,6408.79%3,52816.54
162San Rafael57,91257,7970.20%3,49516.57
163Petaluma57,90858,037-0.22%4,01714.41
164Cupertino57,82058,689-1.48%5,11211.31
165Arcadia57,04756,3221.29%5,22210.93
166Huntington Park56,53158,125-2.74%18,7623.01
167Highland55,62953,2184.53%2,96718.75
168Cathedral City55,43551,4527.74%2,46522.48
169Novato55,26851,9706.35%2,01427.45
170Colton55,19852,2615.62%3,55215.54
171Hacienda Heights55,18854,0382.13%4,93711.18
172Diamond Bar54,94855,588-1.15%3,69514.87
173Beaumont54,93737,26147.44%1,81230.32
174Delano54,87753,1303.29%3,84214.29
175Fountain Valley54,74555,470-1.31%6,0359.07
176Yucaipa54,64951,4746.17%1,93228.29
177Watsonville53,81851,2784.95%8,0476.69
178Rosemead53,72253,795-0.14%10,4075.16
179Palm Desert53,56748,68410.03%1,99826.81
180West Sacramento53,35548,8429.24%2,48521.47
181Paramount53,34754,104-1.40%11,2814.73
182Newark51,07742,62819.82%3,68113.88
183Glendora50,94050,3761.12%2,61119.51
184Placentia50,62350,994-0.73%7,6546.61
185Rowland Heights50,34748,9932.76%3,85113.07
186Azusa50,30046,5348.09%5,2039.67
187Aliso Viejo50,24947,8015.12%7,2626.92
188San Jacinto50,17744,41712.97%1,95125.71
189Cypress49,36647,9572.94%7,4656.61
190Lincoln49,10143,09913.93%2,08923.51
191Ceres49,03845,9016.83%5,2419.36
192Cerritos49,00149,042-0.08%5,6188.72
193Palm Springs48,84444,7819.07%51794.55
194Poway48,81747,9511.81%1,24939.08
195Antelope48,39845,7705.74%7,0806.84
196San Luis Obispo47,77745,1565.80%3,58513.33
197Morgan Hill47,68838,07125.26%3,66913.00
198North Highlands47,66142,69411.63%5,4098.81
199Florin47,55547,5130.09%5,4648.70
200La Mirada47,46148,535-2.21%6,0687.82
201Rancho Santa Margarita47,29447,918-1.30%3,66812.89
202Covina46,71047,785-2.25%6,6467.03
203El Dorado Hills46,59342,10810.65%96148.46
204Coachella45,72740,98411.57%1,52030.08
205Altadena44,85042,7774.85%5,2988.47
206Danville44,16441,9875.18%2,44318.08
207El Centro44,05942,6783.24%3,82811.51
208Oakley43,38735,66621.65%2,73515.86
209Los Banos43,18836,07019.73%4,3229.99
210Lompoc43,18142,3222.03%3,71511.62
211Brea42,79739,4228.56%3,52012.16
212Hollister42,72034,97322.15%5,8147.35
213Rohnert Park42,52140,8554.08%6,0727.00
214San Bruno42,33541,1452.89%7,7345.47
215La Quinta42,31637,67012.33%1,20035.26
216Bell Gardens41,65242,056-0.96%16,9392.46
217Montclair41,60136,74313.22%7,5435.51
218Rancho Palos Verdes40,94841,692-1.78%3,03913.47
219Campbell40,89340,6690.55%6,7326.07
220Culver City39,43738,8881.41%7,7165.11
221Calexico39,33138,6611.73%4,5638.62
222San Gabriel39,30339,647-0.87%9,4824.14
223La Puente39,29839,843-1.37%11,2963.48
224La Presa38,22734,16911.88%6,9535.50
225Pacifica38,13037,3941.97%3,01112.66
226Martinez38,07936,1575.32%3,01512.63
227Stanton38,07337,9000.46%12,2943.10
228Wildomar37,51532,41615.73%1,58423.69
229Moorpark36,24934,6444.63%2,88112.58
230French Valley36,12623,06756.61%3,32310.87
231Claremont36,05834,8993.32%2,70113.35
232West Hollywood36,05134,3594.92%19,0951.89
233San Juan Capistrano35,92934,4834.19%2,49014.43
234Foothill Farms35,88133,1218.33%8,5474.20
235Monrovia35,80936,599-2.16%2,62613.63
236Temple City35,41735,556-0.39%8,8454.00
237Bell35,33935,481-0.40%14,1362.50
238Westmont35,26631,85310.71%19,0831.85
239Menlo Park35,09432,0809.40%3,50510.01
240Orangevale34,82433,9602.54%3,03711.47
241Oildale34,76332,6846.36%5,3216.53
242Pleasant Hill34,73933,1554.78%4,9117.07
243Manhattan Beach34,71335,123-1.17%8,8173.94
244Adelanto34,00731,6617.41%64352.91
245Seaside33,68033,0941.77%3,6459.24
246Foster City33,48530,6099.40%8,8213.80
247Dana Point33,47333,3360.41%5,1626.49
248Beverly Hills33,27433,937-1.95%5,8295.71
249San Dimas33,10133,377-0.83%2,20115.04
250El Paso de Robles Paso Robles32,19329,7868.08%1,63919.64
251Lawndale31,87332,775-2.75%16,1461.97
252Burlingame31,79928,83810.27%7,2194.41
253La Verne31,73031,1032.02%3,7638.43
254Fallbrook31,70130,5343.82%1,80717.54
255Spring Valley31,65028,20512.21%4,3117.34
256Banning31,19329,7234.95%1,34123.27
257Orcutt31,11828,9057.66%2,79711.13
258Fair Oaks31,03230,9120.39%2,85610.86
259Laguna Hills30,83130,7130.38%4,6696.60
260Goleta30,82530,1432.26%3,9267.85
261San Pablo30,77029,4744.40%11,7002.63
262Wasco30,30025,68317.98%3,2289.39
263San Carlos29,89328,4175.19%5,4225.51
264Atwater29,84728,2865.52%4,8996.09
265Atascadero29,71128,4184.55%1,14026.06
266Suisun City29,66928,0985.59%7,3064.06
267Santa Paula29,55829,3250.79%6,5114.54
268Los Gatos29,46829,792-1.09%2,58711.39
269Saratoga29,38930,078-2.29%2,30212.77
270Los Altos29,35529,0910.91%4,5296.48
271Walnut29,23529,2030.11%3,2518.99
272Ridgecrest29,21727,6845.54%1,39920.88
273Desert Hot Springs29,00427,1726.74%96030.22
274East Palo Alto28,97028,2222.65%11,4912.52
275Coronado28,52123,96119.03%3,5777.97
276Vineyard28,38624,83614.29%1,65017.20
277Monterey28,19427,9081.02%3,2648.64
278Benicia28,15627,0634.04%2,19312.84
279Isla Vista27,70723,09619.96%14,9771.85
280Temescal Valley27,6301,42919.34
281Hercules27,60424,14714.32%4,3066.41
282Imperial Beach27,59626,3884.58%6,4184.30
283Ladera Ranch27,27722,98018.70%5,5514.91
284Lemoore27,23524,53711.00%3,0908.81
285Lathrop26,99517,69552.56%1,36219.83
286Lafayette26,86623,87312.54%1,78615.04
287Galt26,85223,73913.11%3,9476.80
288Belmont26,67325,8703.10%5,7564.63
289Lemon Grove26,66325,3805.06%6,8743.88
290West Whittier-Los Nietos26,65425,5404.36%10,5812.52
291Maywood26,52727,381-3.12%22,5191.18
292Brawley26,33725,0385.19%3,2448.12
293Norco26,23027,240-3.71%1,89613.83
294Eureka26,19427,201-3.70%2,7919.38
295Soledad26,06126,0270.13%5,8164.48
296Windsor25,84626,811-3.60%3,5557.27
297Bay Point25,80821,34920.89%4,0016.45
298Reedley25,76024,4145.51%4,7295.45
299San Lorenzo25,56923,4529.03%9,2142.77
300Sanger25,50524,2984.97%4,4265.76
301Twentynine Palms25,47725,1011.50%43458.76
302El Cerrito25,31023,6447.05%6,9213.66
303Riverbank25,24322,76210.90%6,2334.05
304Selma24,95923,4596.39%4,3275.77
305South Pasadena24,92725,607-2.66%7,3163.41
306Dinuba24,91121,57015.49%3,8256.51
307Loma Linda24,78423,3686.06%3,2377.66
308North Tustin24,70524,917-0.85%3,7376.61
309Ashland24,43021,92511.43%13,2921.84
310San Fernando24,09223,6431.90%10,1482.37
311Oakdale23,99820,82315.25%3,8836.18
312Oroville23,95118,70028.08%1,73113.83
313Barstow23,85722,8124.58%57841.27
314Calabasas23,82523,4641.54%1,74113.68
315Valinda23,70522,8223.87%11,7702.01
316Rosemont23,60222,6814.06%5,3974.37
317Seal Beach23,58824,109-2.16%2,09211.28
318Winter Gardens23,54520,63114.12%5,3274.42
319Marina23,43119,74318.68%2,6368.89
320West Puente Valley23,38222,6363.30%12,5101.87
321Cudahy23,19723,809-2.57%19,7251.18
322Granite Bay23,18320,40213.63%1,07821.51
323West Rancho Dominguez22,9015,669303.97%5,7633.97
324Patterson22,88220,64710.82%2,9357.80
325Willowbrook22,81135,983-36.61%14,7451.55
326Arvin22,66119,34517.14%4,7024.82
327Laguna Beach22,61922,765-0.64%2,5448.89
328South Lake Tahoe22,48721,4105.03%2,21510.15
329Corcoran22,44024,467-8.28%3,0447.37
330Millbrae22,12221,5722.55%6,8053.25
331West Carson22,07921,6991.75%9,7442.27
332Yucca Valley21,94920,6956.06%55139.83
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
337Port Hueneme21,54421,726-0.84%4,8714.42
338Ramona21,32320,2925.08%55538.44
339Shafter21,20717,16023.58%54838.72
340Dixon21,13818,43114.69%2,9927.07
341American Canyon21,00319,6336.98%3,4516.09
342Duarte20,90521,348-2.08%3,1166.71
343Rosamond20,85118,15014.88%40052.12
344Prunedale20,32717,56015.76%44146.06
345South El Monte20,26420,1000.82%7,1282.84
346Linda20,22817,77313.81%2,3568.59
347East Hemet20,21117,41816.04%3,8875.20
348Mead Valley20,14518,5108.83%1,05619.08
349Orinda20,13617,82013.00%1,56712.85
350Lomita20,06420,263-0.98%10,4941.91
351South San Jose Hills19,97720,551-2.79%13,2471.51
352Agoura Hills19,84420,338-2.43%2,5447.80
353Casa de Oro-Mount Helix19,80418,7625.55%2,8916.85
354La Canada Flintridge19,70520,258-2.73%2,2848.63
355La Crescenta-Montrose19,68919,6530.18%5,7443.43
356Castaic19,40019,0152.02%2,6717.26
357Albany19,31818,5394.20%10,7981.79
358Stevenson Ranch19,17917,5579.24%3,0176.36
359Cameron Park19,17118,2285.17%1,70811.23
360Hermosa Beach19,15219,506-1.81%13,4311.43
361Blythe19,11820,569-7.05%71926.61
362Pinole19,10018,3773.93%3,7425.10
363Imperial19,01814,83628.19%3,0506.24
364Rancho Mirage18,97417,21810.20%74825.35
365Arcata18,80117,6816.33%2,0079.37
366Coalinga17,98918,330-1.86%2,7336.58
367Mountain House17,9669,67585.70%5,6273.19
368Moraga17,96316,05711.87%1,8989.46
369Woodcrest17,85914,34724.48%1,57011.38
370Arroyo Grande17,85417,2923.25%3,0075.94
371Valle Vista17,66314,57821.16%2,5716.87
372Nipomo17,60116,7145.31%1,18514.85
373Chowchilla17,51218,718-6.44%1,58011.09
374Greenfield17,42616,4146.17%8,1582.14
375Santa Fe Springs17,34216,2556.69%1,9548.87
376McKinleyville17,20815,17713.38%82420.88
377Truckee17,13116,1675.96%53032.33
378Ripon17,12214,45318.47%3,2155.33
379Live Oak16,83717,158-1.87%5,1923.24
380Rosedale16,82014,05819.65%57529.27
381Bostonia16,60315,3797.96%8,6201.93
382Los Osos16,53314,27615.81%1,29512.76
383El Segundo16,50416,656-0.91%3,0215.46
384Artesia16,39916,519-0.73%10,1171.62
385Rio Linda16,35915,1068.29%1,6559.88
386Stanford16,32613,80918.23%5,9482.75
387East San Gabriel16,25614,8749.29%10,4071.56
388McFarland16,24012,72327.64%6,0872.67
389Vincent16,22511,0221.47
390Parlier16,17014,61410.65%6,7122.41
391Discovery Bay16,15913,35221.02%4,2813.77
392Fillmore16,12615,0137.41%4,7943.36
393Cherryland16,06614,7289.08%13,4111.20
394Phelan15,98714,30411.77%26660.09
395Walnut Park15,89615,966-0.44%21,2510.75
396Kerman15,87213,63416.41%4,8583.27
397Livingston15,85413,06821.32%4,3143.67
398Parkway15,81814,6707.83%6,5802.40
399East Rancho Dominguez15,79215,1354.34%19,2120.82
400Ukiah15,68316,024-2.13%3,2784.78
401Laguna Woods15,65216,012-2.25%4,6793.35
402Avocado Heights15,42615,4110.10%5,7012.71
403Pacific Grove15,26515,0811.22%5,3392.86
404La Palma15,23415,545-2.00%8,5441.78
405Clearlake15,09115,267-1.15%1,49010.13
406Coto de Caza15,05614,8661.28%1,9517.72
407Red Bluff15,01114,0866.57%1,9857.56
408Alamo14,90514,5702.30%1,5419.67
409Alpine14,87814,2364.51%55526.79
410Susanville14,82617,725-16.36%1,8667.94
411Lamont14,79915,120-2.12%3,2244.59
412Lemon Hill14,73313,7297.31%9,0111.64
413Auburn14,42913,3458.12%2,0107.18
414North Fair Oaks14,37214,687-2.14%11,9971.20
415King City14,29112,90210.77%3,6683.90
416North Auburn14,26913,0229.58%1,8327.79
417California City14,26013,4675.89%70203.61
418Tehachapi14,23514,367-0.92%1,40210.15
419Salida14,22913,7223.69%2,6905.29
420Mill Valley14,18513,9211.90%2,9784.76
421Avenal14,05215,278-8.02%72119.49
422Hawaiian Gardens13,95314,277-2.27%14,7180.95
423El Sobrante13,88112,7239.10%1,9217.22
424Oak Park13,85313,8110.30%2,6175.29
425Sun Village13,81911,56519.49%1,27910.80
426El Sobrante13,81812,6699.07%4,9972.77
427Lindsay13,49311,77214.62%4,9372.73
428Olivehurst13,46413,656-1.41%1,8057.46
429Big Bear City13,46312,3049.42%42131.95
430Grover Beach13,37513,1761.51%5,7852.31
431Carpinteria13,28313,0132.07%5,1332.59
432Solana Beach13,21012,8982.42%3,8733.41
433Palos Verdes Estates13,09913,435-2.50%2,7444.77
434Lakeland Village13,00211,54112.66%1,4818.78
435San Marino12,87013,104-1.79%3,4173.77
436Half Moon Bay12,84811,34513.25%1,9996.43
437Bonita12,70612,5381.34%2,5345.01
438Grass Valley12,68912,876-1.45%2,4175.25
439Grand Terrace12,64012,0644.77%3,6043.51
440Muscoy12,56210,64418.02%4,1613.02
441Marysville12,52412,0943.56%3,6153.46
442Commerce12,45912,840-2.97%1,9066.54
443Clayton12,40310,95813.19%3,2303.84
444San Anselmo12,38412,3200.52%4,6262.68
445Delhi12,30110,75514.37%3,5053.51
446Kingsburg12,18211,4646.26%3,2863.71
447Larkspur12,15811,9202.00%4,0213.02
448Home Gardens12,15311,5705.04%8,0381.51
449Fortuna12,13312,0480.71%2,3125.25
450Newman12,13010,27318.08%5,8832.06
451Emeryville12,04010,12518.91%9,4801.27
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 Valley11,63711,5810.48%2,5204.62
458Alum Rock11,55115,536-25.65%13,7190.84
459Mendota11,48111,3321.31%3,3923.38
460Magalia11,47611,3101.47%81914.01
461Placerville11,39710,4798.76%1,9525.84
462Healdsburg11,38311,3090.65%2,5504.46
463Canyon Lake11,33810,5996.97%2,8983.91
464Winton11,28810,6136.36%3,7123.04
465Los Alamitos11,28111,391-0.97%2,8044.02
466Hillsborough11,26910,8593.78%1,8216.19
467Signal Hill11,23111,0181.93%5,1262.19
468Rossmoor11,12810,2448.63%7,2121.54
469Valley Center11,0779,27719.40%40327.47
470Anderson10,9189,9769.44%1,5537.03
471Piedmont10,90310,7111.79%6,4141.70
472Soquel10,8839,64412.85%2,3674.60
473La Riviera10,84010,8020.35%5,7051.90
474Shasta Lake10,76710,1456.13%98610.92
475Rio Vista10,7427,38345.50%1,6326.58
476Farmersville10,65110,5850.62%4,7552.24
477Sierra Madre10,62110,917-2.71%3,5972.95
478Sonoma10,61810,668-0.47%3,8702.74
479Fairview10,53210,0035.29%3,8282.75
480San Diego Country Estates10,51410,1094.01%62616.78
481Morro Bay10,51110,2442.61%1,9745.32
482Oak Hills10,4448,87917.63%42924.35
483Exeter10,43910,3410.95%4,2382.46
484Rodeo10,4098,67919.93%2,7823.74
485East Whittier10,3569,5011.09
486Orange Cove10,2479,7505.10%5,7181.79
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
493Malibu9,94612,639-21.31%50119.85
494Capitola9,8849,925-0.41%6,2051.59
495Fort Irwin9,8728,84511.61%1,4176.96
496Madera Acres9,8579,1637.57%1,3547.28
497Marina del Rey9,8528,86611.12%11,4830.86
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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