10 Largest Cities in California

The largest city in California is Los Angeles with a population of 4,015,940. Corte Madera is the fastest growing city in California over the past 10 years, having grown since 2010.
Rank Name 2020 Pop 2010 Census Change Density (km²)
1Los Angeles4,015,9403,795,3705.81%3,306
2San Diego1,447,1001,305,97010.81%1,715
3San Jose1,033,670954,4928.30%2,245
4San Francisco896,047805,55011.23%7,376
5Fresno538,195497,7218.13%1,811
6Sacramento521,769467,30211.66%2,061
7Long Beach463,218462,4400.17%3,528
8Oakland435,224391,44911.18%3,006
9Bakersfield390,233349,40811.68%1,006
10Anaheim352,911337,1064.69%2,708
11Riverside336,285305,56810.05%1,598
12Santa Ana330,389325,3401.55%4,662
13Stockton316,996292,4468.39%1,969
14Irvine303,956213,39242.44%1,788
15Chula Vista277,289244,65613.34%2,157
16Fremont239,525214,56111.63%1,194
17Modesto218,758203,3147.60%1,965
18Fontana218,573197,34210.76%1,959
19San Bernardino217,671209,8533.73%1,353
20Moreno Valley212,992194,2419.65%1,604
21Oxnard212,715198,4657.18%3,096
22Santa Clarita210,543204,2133.10%1,149
23Glendale204,765191,7266.80%2,595
24Huntington Beach201,941191,3035.56%2,887
25Ontario186,653164,36913.56%1,442
26Rancho Cucamonga180,031166,2328.30%1,733
27Elk Grove177,406153,39415.65%1,630
28Santa Rosa177,132175,3041.04%1,608
29Oceanside176,950167,9195.38%1,656
30Corona171,213153,24911.72%1,653
31Garden Grove170,328171,186-0.50%3,662
32Hayward161,314144,74611.45%1,368
33Lancaster158,627156,8221.15%650
34Palmdale156,299152,9622.18%569
35Salinas155,619150,9043.12%2,565
36Sunnyvale152,427140,4658.52%2,671
37Pomona152,405149,0832.23%2,560
38Escondido152,245144,4375.41%1,575
39Roseville143,921119,79520.14%1,261
40Torrance143,912145,183-0.88%2,708
41Pasadena141,695137,1233.33%2,383
42Orange138,816136,7621.50%2,088
43Fullerton138,200135,2992.14%2,379
44Visalia137,272124,8679.93%1,398
45Concord130,664122,5076.66%1,651
46Santa Clara129,972116,80811.27%2,753
47Thousand Oaks127,228126,7290.39%889
48Simi Valley126,191124,4691.38%1,173
49Vallejo123,073116,1275.98%1,542
50Victorville122,870116,2815.67%644
51Berkeley122,667112,8758.68%4,522
52East Los Angeles119,827126,496-5.27%6,212
53Fairfield119,568105,56213.27%1,121
54Carlsbad118,313105,67911.96%1,210
55Clovis118,01496,24622.62%1,793
56Murrieta118,005104,18113.27%1,356
57Temecula117,852100,71017.02%1,221
58El Monte115,508113,6581.63%4,664
59Costa Mesa115,081110,2254.41%2,813
60Jurupa Valley113,37595,59318.60%1,019
61Antioch112,225103,0828.87%1,476
62Ventura111,566107,4583.82%1,969
63Downey111,329111,788-0.41%3,464
64Richmond110,414103,6396.54%1,418
65Inglewood108,695109,687-0.90%4,628
66Santa Maria108,36699,6908.70%1,835
67Daly City106,598101,2825.25%5,387
68West Covina105,327106,128-0.75%2,535
69San Mateo104,98397,3997.79%3,330
70Norwalk104,356105,547-1.13%4,150
71Rialto104,10899,3384.80%1,675
72Burbank103,865103,3570.49%2,316
73Vacaville103,33692,56311.64%1,365
74El Cajon103,11399,7543.37%2,743
75Vista101,20093,5668.16%2,084
76Arden-Arcade100,54892,1869.07%2,185
77San Marcos98,23783,94217.03%1,557
78Chico97,96286,78812.88%1,130
79Hesperia97,72890,3008.23%519
80Menifee96,69178,04423.89%803
81Comn96,14596,454-0.32%3,702
82Chino95,86578,65721.88%1,249
83Tracy94,80883,60613.40%1,414
84Mission Viejo94,00093,2370.82%2,050
85Indio93,73879,64817.69%1,089
86South Gate93,64594,438-0.84%4,997
87Redding92,56289,9002.96%599
88Santa Barbara91,34088,4703.24%1,808
89Livermore91,25981,59111.85%1,304
90Carson91,14791,607-0.50%1,879
91Santa Monica90,55589,7630.88%4,155
92Westminster90,25689,7690.54%3,471
93San Leandro88,96585,1134.53%2,575
94Citrus Heights88,89083,3646.63%2,411
95Redwood City88,31477,01814.67%1,770
96Lake Forest87,34577,55812.62%2,028
97Chino Hills86,77774,97315.74%750
98Hemet86,62179,0879.53%1,143
99Hawthorne86,21584,3022.27%5,472
100Manteca86,06467,67427.17%1,554
101Whittier85,52085,3230.23%2,254
102Mountain View84,06774,22713.26%2,707
103Merced83,96479,1346.10%1,396
104Alhambra83,96183,1630.96%4,248
105Newport Beach83,78485,343-1.83%1,358
106Pleasanton83,23270,38618.25%1,331
107Perris82,18169,00519.09%1,005
108Buena Park81,67980,7961.09%2,998
109Folsom80,61072,16111.71%1,116
110Milpitas80,48666,73020.61%2,276
111Tustin79,53975,4755.38%2,762
112Lakewood79,36880,057-0.86%3,256
113Napa78,37377,1971.52%1,685
114Alameda78,09673,9505.61%2,886
115Upland77,81073,8865.31%1,924
116Rancho Cordova77,05565,07018.42%850
117Bellflower76,62776,6130.02%4,835
118San Ramon75,94571,5976.07%1,569
119Baldwin Park75,26775,425-0.21%4,382
120Turlock74,89268,7608.92%1,709
121Pittsburg74,76963,52017.71%1,637
122Apple Valley74,72469,3097.81%385
123Union City73,94969,6316.20%1,472
124Lake Elsinore72,70153,62935.56%734
125Redlands72,22668,8094.97%778
126Rocklin71,36557,47324.17%1,391
127Davis70,82765,5867.99%2,766
128Walnut Creek70,56964,3239.71%1,379
129Lynwood69,91669,6010.45%5,577
130Camarillo69,68565,2586.78%1,367
131Lodi69,23562,26811.19%1,960
132Eastvale68,39054,07326.48%2,084
133Laguna Niguel68,00863,1177.75%1,781
134Yuba City67,79065,6333.29%1,757
135South San Francisco67,58563,7406.03%2,829
136Yorba Linda67,51364,3944.84%1,314
137Madera67,45661,5119.66%1,595
138Brentwood67,14451,81129.59%1,745
139Redondo Beach66,82066,929-0.16%4,163
140Tulare66,39359,43811.70%1,258
141Palo Alto66,29264,5452.71%1,073
142Dublin65,80145,90043.36%1,668
143Santa Cruz65,54160,5818.19%1,986
144Carmichael64,78561,7624.89%1,860
145San Clemente64,43163,5861.33%1,355
146Florence-Graham64,16263,3871.22%7,059
147La Habra63,37560,3575.00%3,327
148Castro Valley63,28861,3883.10%1,473
149Gilroy63,09649,01328.73%1,473
150Encinitas62,82659,6755.28%1,273
151Petaluma62,36158,0087.50%1,670
152Pico Rivera62,28662,953-1.06%2,899
153Woodland62,17355,61711.79%1,568
154Montebello62,01262,495-0.77%2,874
155National City61,65358,6265.16%3,264
156South Whittier60,09657,1565.14%4,348
157Monterey Park60,07960,222-0.24%3,023
158Porterville60,07058,2543.12%1,246
159Gardena59,71358,8371.49%3,955
160Cupertino59,50258,7031.36%2,031
161La Mesa59,50057,1464.12%2,526
162Arcadia58,88856,3484.51%2,081
163San Rafael58,42857,7961.09%1,362
164Santee58,40753,6428.88%1,364
165Hanford58,28054,3997.13%1,293
166Huntington Park57,72358,115-0.67%7,398
167Highland56,29853,2145.80%1,159
168Cathedral City55,82651,4768.45%959
169Diamond Bar55,78555,5720.38%1,448
170Novato55,19151,9746.19%776
171Colton55,07952,2655.38%1,368
172Fountain Valley55,06455,472-0.74%2,344
173Hacienda Heights54,97054,0381.72%1,899
174Palm Desert54,59748,68512.14%786
175West Sacramento54,48348,84711.54%980
176Yucaipa54,30251,4765.49%741
177Rosemead54,18653,7980.72%4,053
178Watsonville54,17851,2715.67%3,128
179Paramount54,03954,107-0.13%4,412
180Delano53,62253,1270.93%1,449
181Beaumont52,62337,25341.26%670
182Glendora52,24450,3653.73%1,034
183Aliso Viejo52,03148,2277.89%2,903
184Newark51,24242,62920.20%1,426
185Placentia51,19350,9980.38%2,989
186Cerritos51,17449,0524.33%2,265
187Rowland Heights50,60248,9933.28%1,494
188San Jacinto50,40344,42813.45%757
189Azusa50,19246,5287.87%2,005
190Ceres49,53345,9507.80%2,044
191Poway49,47047,9543.16%489
192Palm Springs49,29144,76610.11%201
193Florin49,13247,5133.41%2,180
194Lincoln49,12843,10113.98%807
195Cypress49,00247,9542.19%2,861
196North Highlands48,96842,69414.70%2,146
197La Mirada48,21948,535-0.65%2,380
198Rancho Santa Margarita47,79147,920-0.27%1,431
199San Luis Obispo47,57245,2015.25%1,378
200Covina47,52747,793-0.56%2,611
201Antelope47,32645,7703.40%2,673
202Coachella46,81340,99014.21%601
203Morgan Hill46,17138,00521.49%1,372
204El Dorado Hills45,59942,1088.29%363
205Altadena45,14642,7775.54%2,059
206Danville44,62641,9716.33%953
207El Centro44,19842,6823.55%1,483
208Rohnert Park44,01540,8567.73%2,427
209Oakley43,99135,67523.31%1,071
210Brea43,96739,41811.54%1,396
211San Bruno43,03141,1044.69%3,035
212Campbell43,01440,6695.77%2,734
213Los Banos42,99836,07219.20%1,661
214La Quinta42,32937,68212.33%464
215Lompoc42,23242,321-0.21%1,403
216Bell Gardens41,96142,058-0.23%6,590
217Rancho Palos Verdes41,59641,666-0.17%1,192
218Hollister41,38334,92518.49%2,175
219San Gabriel40,30339,6491.65%3,755
220Calexico40,17138,6643.90%1,799
221Montclair40,13336,7489.21%2,810
222La Puente39,57239,845-0.69%4,392
223Wildomar38,86632,41919.89%634
224Culver City38,80038,912-0.29%2,931
225Martinez38,53036,1636.55%1,178
226Pacifica38,18337,3612.20%1,164
227Stanton37,72237,901-0.47%4,702
228La Presa37,43734,1699.56%2,629
229West Hollywood37,43034,4028.80%7,657
230Moorpark36,83034,6406.32%1,130
231Claremont36,37434,8954.24%1,052
232Monrovia36,37136,601-0.63%1,030
233Temple City35,92835,5541.05%3,464
234San Juan Capistrano35,89934,4844.10%961
235Manhattan Beach35,72235,1241.70%3,503
236Adelanto35,56431,66312.32%260
237Bell35,40835,486-0.22%5,469
238Menlo Park34,94932,0818.94%1,348
239Pleasant Hill34,90533,1815.20%1,905
240Orangevale34,75733,9602.35%1,170
241Oildale34,72332,6846.24%2,052
242Foster City34,14130,61011.54%3,473
243Beverly Hills33,86533,958-0.27%2,291
244French Valley33,81823,06746.61%1,201
245San Dimas33,76833,3791.17%867
246Foothill Farms33,74933,1211.90%3,104
247Westmont33,72331,8535.87%7,047
248Dana Point33,40633,3430.19%1,989
249Seaside33,29633,0960.60%1,391
250Fallbrook33,02130,5348.15%727
251Lawndale32,44632,776-1.01%6,346
252El Paso de Robles Paso Robles32,36029,7908.63%636
253La Verne32,01831,1302.85%1,466
254Banning31,62129,7216.39%525
255Spring Valley31,59128,20512.00%1,661
256San Carlos31,33028,41510.26%2,194
257San Pablo31,25829,4786.04%4,590
258Goleta31,18129,9624.07%1,533
259Fair Oaks31,00230,9120.29%1,102
260Burlingame30,74328,8396.60%2,694
261Atascadero30,67428,4107.97%454
262Laguna Hills30,58830,2531.11%1,788
263Los Gatos30,51629,7962.42%1,034
264Orcutt30,49328,9055.49%1,058
265Los Altos30,40529,0924.51%1,811
266Saratoga30,31130,0770.78%917
267Ladera Ranch30,28822,98031.80%2,380
268Walnut30,18829,2053.37%1,296
269Suisun City29,92728,0976.51%2,845
270Santa Paula29,81329,3311.64%2,536
271Atwater29,60328,2874.65%1,876
272Desert Hot Springs29,38727,1708.16%375
273East Palo Alto29,19928,2233.46%4,472
274Ridgecrest29,13627,6855.24%539
275Wasco29,03225,68613.03%1,194
276Benicia28,55627,0235.67%859
277Vineyard28,31524,83614.01%635
278Monterey27,99727,9150.29%1,251
279Windsor27,73726,8163.43%1,473
280Isla Vista27,69023,09619.89%5,779
281Lemoore27,63224,53512.62%1,210
282Galt27,53823,76115.90%1,563
283Twentynine Palms27,50225,1029.56%181
284Lemon Grove27,36725,3817.82%2,724
285Imperial Beach27,34526,3843.64%2,456
286West Whittier-Los Nietos27,14425,5406.28%4,160
287Paradise27,13826,1753.68%572
288Soledad27,11126,0294.16%2,336
289Maywood27,03827,396-1.31%8,859
290Lafayette26,96123,87612.92%692
291Eureka26,93827,200-0.96%1,108
292Belmont26,84525,8783.74%2,237
293Temescal Valley26,709533
294Norco26,70427,059-1.31%745
295Brawley26,51825,0365.92%1,261
296Hercules25,75324,1486.65%1,551
297Reedley25,62524,3335.31%1,816
298El Cerrito25,59323,6468.23%2,702
299Sanger25,55924,2995.19%1,713
300Riverbank25,43222,75911.74%2,425
301San Lorenzo25,38823,4528.26%3,532
302South Pasadena25,37925,604-0.88%2,876
303Valinda25,29622,82210.84%4,849
304Bay Point25,16521,34917.87%1,506
305Selma24,84123,4455.95%1,663
306North Tustin24,73624,917-0.73%1,445
307Lathrop24,61617,69939.08%479
308Loma Linda24,47023,3674.72%1,234
309Oakdale24,38520,81617.15%1,523
310Dinuba24,38021,57013.03%1,446
311San Fernando24,36823,6443.06%3,963
312Barstow24,13222,8115.79%226
313Calabasas23,91823,4651.93%675
314Seal Beach23,73724,111-1.55%813
315Ashland23,63521,9257.80%4,966
316West Puente Valley23,62922,6364.39%4,881
317Rosemont23,61722,6814.13%2,085
318Cudahy23,61623,810-0.81%7,755
319Marina23,28319,74417.92%1,011
320Winter Gardens23,08820,63111.91%2,017
321Patterson22,97420,58311.62%1,138
322West Rancho Dominguez22,9325,669304.52%2,228
323Laguna Beach22,74922,766-0.07%988
324Lakeside22,56020,6489.26%1,257
325West Carson22,53721,6993.86%3,840
326Granite Bay22,43920,4029.98%403
327Willowbrook22,40235,983-37.74%5,593
328South Lake Tahoe22,38221,4104.54%851
329Millbrae22,30521,5733.39%2,649
330Port Hueneme22,13321,7071.96%1,932
331Yucca Valley21,94220,6996.01%213
332Bloomington21,78323,851-8.67%1,385
333Arvin21,78219,34612.59%1,745
334Lennox21,32922,753-6.26%7,531
335Duarte21,32521,349-0.11%1,227
336Rancho San Diego21,28921,2080.38%945
337Dixon21,23718,40715.37%1,161
338Shafter21,03217,16122.56%210
339South El Monte20,83720,1043.65%2,830
340East Hemet20,67917,41818.72%1,535
341Albany20,60018,56310.97%4,446
342South San Jose Hills20,59320,5510.20%5,273
343Lomita20,41720,2670.74%4,123
344Agoura Hills20,28620,331-0.22%1,004
345Ramona20,26020,292-0.16%204
346Orinda20,15217,81213.14%605
347Rosamond20,02818,15010.35%148
348La Canada Flintridge20,02720,259-1.15%896
349American Canyon19,99519,6371.82%1,268
350Mead Valley19,92518,5107.64%403
351Cameron Park19,90218,2289.18%684
352Coronado19,87023,963-17.08%962
353Corcoran19,84624,456-18.85%1,039
354Blythe19,77920,568-3.84%287
355Casa de Oro-Mount Helix19,63518,7624.65%1,107
356Prunedale19,58417,56011.53%164
357La Crescenta-Montrose19,50019,653-0.78%2,196
358Oroville19,45618,7024.03%543
359Chowchilla19,38918,7163.60%675
360Stevenson Ranch19,36417,55710.29%1,176
361Linda19,31417,7738.67%869
362Pinole19,30218,3775.03%1,460
363Hermosa Beach19,20319,505-1.55%5,200
364Castaic18,92119,015-0.49%1,006
365Rancho Mirage18,67217,2188.44%284
366Arcata18,35317,6713.86%756
367Imperial18,34914,83723.67%1,136
368Arroyo Grande18,13117,3004.80%1,179
369Moraga17,99416,05712.06%734
370Greenfield17,66416,4157.61%3,193
371Santa Fe Springs17,65816,2568.62%768
372Bostonia17,53015,37913.99%3,515
373Nipomo17,44516,7144.37%453
374Live Oak17,39017,1581.35%2,071
375Woodcrest17,31014,34720.65%587
376Vincent17,0084,460
377Valle Vista16,87914,57815.78%949
378Coalinga16,85018,068-6.74%989
379Truckee16,84916,1654.23%201
380Rosedale16,73714,05819.06%221
381East Rancho Dominguez16,73415,13510.56%7,860
382Artesia16,71416,5201.17%3,982
383McKinleyville16,61215,1779.46%307
384El Segundo16,55516,654-0.59%1,170
385Ukiah16,43716,0202.60%1,327
386Cherryland16,38714,72811.26%5,280
387Los Osos16,29214,27614.12%493
388Ripon16,29014,33513.64%1,181
389McFarland16,21812,72427.46%2,347
390Fillmore16,11315,0177.30%1,850
391Susanville16,07717,725-9.30%781
392Walnut Park16,03415,9660.43%8,279
393Discovery Bay15,98113,35219.69%1,634
394East San Gabriel15,93214,8747.11%3,939
395Avocado Heights15,90315,4113.19%2,269
396Parkway15,88514,6708.28%2,552
397Laguna Woods15,81616,068-1.57%1,826
398Kerman15,69313,63515.09%1,855
399Stanford15,66813,80913.46%2,204
400Mountain House15,6459,67561.71%1,892
401Pacific Grove15,53415,0823.00%2,098
402Phelan15,53214,3048.59%100
403Rio Linda15,46015,1062.34%604
404Clearlake15,43615,2661.11%588
405Parlier15,43414,5266.25%2,474
406La Palma15,37615,543-1.07%3,329
407Alamo15,31714,5705.13%611
408Alpine15,23314,2367.00%220
409Lamont15,22215,1200.67%1,280
410Coto de Caza14,93114,8660.44%747
411Livingston14,74513,06912.82%1,549
412California City14,67713,4678.98%28
413Salida14,65813,7226.82%1,070
414North Fair Oaks14,54714,687-0.95%4,688
415Red Bluff14,46314,0872.67%739
416King City14,26512,90310.56%1,414
417Auburn14,21513,3456.52%765
418Hawaiian Gardens14,18914,279-0.63%5,778
419Mill Valley14,15113,9221.64%1,147
420Lemon Hill14,09613,7292.67%3,328
421El Sobrante13,96612,7239.77%746
422El Sobrante13,73612,6698.42%1,918
423Oak Park13,73013,811-0.59%1,001
424Muscoy13,72610,64428.96%1,755
425North Auburn13,70713,0225.26%680
426Grover Beach13,55013,1692.89%2,262
427Lindsay13,54611,76415.15%1,914
428Sun Village13,51611,56516.87%483
429Carpinteria13,33913,0122.51%1,990
430Solana Beach13,33312,8983.37%1,509
431Bonita13,32412,5386.27%1,026
432Big Bear City13,31212,3048.19%161
433Olivehurst13,30913,656-2.54%689
434Palos Verdes Estates13,25013,436-1.38%1,072
435Lakeland Village13,17011,54114.11%579
436Avenal13,15015,279-13.93%261
437Half Moon Bay13,11311,34515.58%788
438San Marino13,09213,110-0.14%1,342
439Grass Valley12,94812,8750.57%952
440Marysville12,88012,0946.50%1,436
441Grand Terrace12,78012,0645.94%1,407
442Malibu12,69312,6400.42%247
443Commerce12,69012,844-1.20%749
444Magalia12,67111,31012.03%349
445Tehachapi12,61614,367-12.19%480
446Fortuna12,44211,9913.76%915
447Clayton12,42410,95813.38%1,249
448San Anselmo12,41112,3150.78%1,790
449Kingsburg12,41111,4078.80%1,293
450Larkspur12,22611,9472.34%1,561
451Newman12,12010,27517.96%2,270
452Healdsburg12,08611,3096.87%1,045
453Emeryville12,00210,12018.60%3,650
454Diamond Springs11,98911,0378.63%278
455Scotts Valley11,80411,5811.93%987
456Alum Rock11,79115,536-24.11%5,405
457Winton11,76110,61310.82%1,493
458Delhi11,73510,7559.11%1,291
459View Park-Windsor Hills11,58011,0754.56%2,428
460Lake Los Angeles11,46912,328-6.97%455
461Camp Pendleton South11,45910,6167.94%1,130
462Placerville11,45810,4679.47%757
463Signal Hill11,45311,0183.95%2,019
464Canyon Lake11,45110,6057.98%1,130
465Home Gardens11,44211,570-1.11%2,923
466Mendota11,41811,1742.18%1,302
467Los Alamitos11,40111,436-0.31%1,094
468Hillsborough11,38610,8464.98%710
469Sonoma11,30010,6635.97%1,590
470Tamalpais-Homestead Valley11,26110,7354.90%928
471Rossmoor11,16010,2448.94%2,792
472Piedmont11,15210,7014.21%2,533
473Soquel10,8629,64412.63%912
474La Riviera10,85110,8020.45%2,205
475Anderson10,8449,9409.09%595
476Sierra Madre10,81510,917-0.93%1,414
477Farmersville10,80510,5852.08%1,862
478Citrus10,77110,866-0.87%4,689
479Garden Acres10,70110,6480.50%1,599
480Exeter10,58310,3422.33%1,659
481Morro Bay10,57710,2453.24%767
482Rodeo10,4118,67919.96%1,074
483East Whittier10,3913,679
484San Diego Country Estates10,38110,1092.69%239
485Shasta Lake10,38010,1462.31%367
486Fairview10,29910,0032.96%1,445
487Quartz Hill10,16410,912-6.85%1,043
488Del Aire10,06510,0010.64%3,840
489Capitola10,0249,9171.08%2,429
490Rio Vista9,9497,38434.74%584
491Madera Acres9,9469,1638.55%527
492Ione9,9237,74728.09%836
493Blackhawk9,8609,3545.41%657
494Mentone9,8478,72012.92%622
495Country Club9,8469,3794.98%1,983
496Rio del Mar9,7759,2166.07%1,258
497Marina del Rey9,7718,86610.21%4,399
498Lake Arrowhead9,76512,424-21.40%213
499Charter Oak9,7609,3104.83%4,061
500Corte Madera9,7069,2744.66%1,186

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

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