10 Largest Cities in California

The largest city in California is Los Angeles with a population of 3,966,940. West Rancho Dominguez is the fastest growing city in California over the past 10 years, having grown 303.97% since 2010.
Rank Name 2020 Pop 2010 Census Change Density (km²)
1Los Angeles3,966,9403,792,6204.60%3,266
2San Diego1,409,5701,307,4007.81%1,670
3San Jose1,027,690945,9428.64%2,232
4San Francisco874,961805,2358.66%7,203
5Fresno525,010494,6656.13%1,767
6Sacramento500,930466,4887.38%1,979
7Long Beach466,776462,2570.98%3,555
8Oakland425,097390,7248.80%2,937
9Bakersfield377,917347,4838.76%974
10Anaheim349,964336,2654.07%2,685
11Santa Ana332,794324,5282.55%4,696
12Riverside326,414303,8717.42%1,551
13Stockton309,228291,7076.01%1,920
14Irvine273,157212,37528.62%1,607
15Chula Vista268,920243,91610.25%2,092
16Fremont235,740214,08910.11%1,175
17San Bernardino216,089209,9242.94%1,343
18Santa Clarita213,411176,32021.04%1,165
19Modesto212,616201,1655.69%1,910
20Fontana210,759196,0697.49%1,889
21Oxnard208,154197,8995.18%3,030
22Moreno Valley207,289193,3657.20%1,561
23Huntington Beach200,259189,9925.40%2,863
24Glendale200,232191,7194.44%2,537
25Santa Rosa179,701167,8157.08%1,632
26Ontario176,760163,9247.83%1,366
27Rancho Cucamonga176,379165,2696.72%1,698
28Oceanside175,622167,0865.11%1,644
29Garden Grove173,258170,8831.39%3,725
30Elk Grove170,825153,01511.64%1,569
31Corona166,972152,3749.58%1,612
32Hayward159,293144,18610.48%1,351
33Lancaster159,028156,6331.53%651
34Palmdale156,293152,7502.32%569
35Salinas156,143150,4413.79%2,573
36Sunnyvale152,770140,0819.06%2,677
37Pomona152,209149,0582.11%2,557
38Escondido151,300143,9115.13%1,566
39Torrance145,492145,4380.04%2,737
40Pasadena141,258137,1223.02%2,376
41Orange139,887136,4162.54%2,104
42Fullerton139,611135,1613.29%2,403
43Roseville135,637118,78814.18%1,188
44Visalia132,104124,4426.16%1,345
45Concord129,183122,0675.83%1,632
46Thousand Oaks127,873126,6830.94%893
47Santa Clara127,721116,4689.66%2,706
48Simi Valley125,842124,2371.29%1,170
49Victorville121,902115,9035.18%639
50Berkeley121,485112,5807.91%4,478
51Vallejo121,267115,9424.59%1,519
52East Los Angeles121,187126,496-4.20%6,283
53El Monte115,517113,4751.80%4,664
54Fairfield115,282105,3219.46%1,081
55Carlsbad114,253105,3288.47%1,169
56Temecula113,381100,09713.27%1,175
57Costa Mesa113,159109,9602.91%2,766
58Murrieta112,941103,4669.16%1,297
59Downey112,322111,7720.49%3,495
60Antioch111,200102,3728.62%1,463
61Ventura109,910106,4333.27%1,939
62Richmond109,884103,7015.96%1,412
63Inglewood109,613109,673-0.05%4,667
64Clovis109,16095,63114.15%1,659
65Daly City106,677101,1235.49%5,391
66West Covina106,589106,0980.46%2,566
67Santa Maria106,22499,5536.70%1,798
68Jurupa Valley105,653950
69Norwalk105,304105,549-0.23%4,188
70San Mateo104,33397,2077.33%3,310
71Burbank103,703103,3400.35%2,312
72El Cajon103,18699,4783.73%2,745
73Rialto103,04599,1713.91%1,658
74Arden-Arcade102,86492,18611.58%2,235
75Vista100,68693,8347.30%2,074
76Vacaville98,87592,4286.98%1,306
77Compton96,80396,4550.36%3,727
78Mission Viejo95,51693,3052.37%2,083
79San Marcos95,35583,78113.81%1,512
80South Gate94,64294,3960.26%5,050
81Chico94,52986,1879.68%1,091
82Hesperia94,20390,1734.47%500
83Carson92,07991,7140.40%1,898
84Redding91,58089,8611.91%593
85Santa Monica91,57789,7362.05%4,202
86Santa Barbara91,37688,4103.35%1,809
87Westminster91,13789,7011.60%3,505
88Tracy90,67582,9229.35%1,352
89Menifee90,34977,51916.55%751
90San Leandro90,02584,9505.97%2,605
91Livermore89,69980,96810.78%1,282
92Chino89,63177,98314.94%1,168
93Indio89,46976,03617.67%1,040
94Citrus Heights87,37383,3014.89%2,370
95Hawthorne87,10784,2933.34%5,529
96Whittier86,09085,3310.89%2,269
97Redwood City85,78476,81511.68%1,719
98Newport Beach85,69485,1860.60%1,389
99Alhambra84,64783,0891.88%4,283
100Hemet84,54278,6577.48%1,115
101Lake Forest83,97477,2648.68%1,949
102Merced82,66278,9584.69%1,374
103Buena Park82,48980,5302.43%3,028
104Pleasanton81,71770,28516.27%1,307
105Mountain View81,65674,06610.25%2,629
106Chino Hills80,70174,7997.89%697
107Lakewood80,29280,0480.30%3,294
108Tustin79,86375,5405.72%2,773
109Milpitas79,51766,79019.06%2,249
110Manteca79,12967,09617.93%1,428
111Napa79,07476,9152.81%1,700
112Alameda78,52273,8126.38%2,902
113Folsom78,15972,2038.25%1,082
114Perris77,29068,38613.02%946
115Bellflower77,19576,6160.76%4,871
116Upland76,59673,7323.88%1,894
117Baldwin Park75,89275,3900.67%4,419
118San Ramon75,64872,1484.85%1,563
119Union City74,72269,5167.49%1,487
120Rancho Cordova73,14764,77612.92%806
121Turlock72,90468,5496.35%1,663
122Apple Valley72,72669,1355.19%375
123Pittsburg71,42263,26412.90%1,563
124Redlands71,19868,7473.57%767
125Lynwood70,63569,7721.24%5,635
126Walnut Creek69,56764,1738.41%1,360
127Davis68,54365,6224.45%2,677
128Camarillo68,12265,2014.48%1,337
129Yorba Linda67,72564,2345.43%1,318
130Redondo Beach67,42366,7481.01%4,200
131South San Francisco67,40863,6325.93%2,821
132Palo Alto66,57364,4033.37%1,078
133Yuba City66,51664,9252.45%1,724
134Lodi65,84662,1345.97%1,864
135Lake Elsinore65,81751,82127.01%664
136Laguna Niguel65,80862,9794.49%1,724
137Florence-Graham65,71663,3873.67%7,230
138San Clemente64,87863,5222.13%1,365
139Rocklin64,83556,97413.80%1,264
140Madera64,83361,4165.56%1,533
141Santa Cruz64,52259,9467.63%1,955
142Carmichael64,45461,7624.36%1,850
143Tulare63,54759,2787.20%1,204
144Castro Valley63,01361,3882.65%1,466
145Pico Rivera63,00162,9420.09%2,933
146Encinitas62,78059,5185.48%1,272
147Montebello62,74262,5000.39%2,907
148Eastvale62,04653,66815.61%1,891
149Brentwood61,96151,48120.36%1,610
150Dublin61,24046,03633.03%1,553
151National City61,12158,5824.33%3,236
152Petaluma60,76757,9414.88%1,628
153La Habra60,59460,2390.59%3,181
154Monterey Park60,43960,2690.28%3,041
155South Whittier60,35757,1565.60%4,366
156Cupertino60,25758,3023.35%2,057
157Woodland59,71055,4687.65%1,506
158Gardena59,70958,8291.50%3,955
159Porterville59,69754,16510.21%1,239
160La Mesa59,55657,0654.37%2,528
161San Rafael58,77557,7131.84%1,370
162Huntington Park58,35358,1140.41%7,479
163Arcadia58,15256,3643.17%2,055
164Santee57,79753,4138.21%1,349
165Gilroy56,76648,82116.27%1,325
166Hanford56,47553,9674.65%1,253
167Diamond Bar56,21155,5441.20%1,459
168Fountain Valley56,02655,3131.29%2,385
169Novato55,64251,9047.20%783
170Hacienda Heights55,18854,0382.13%1,906
171Highland55,04953,1043.66%1,134
172Colton54,58052,1544.65%1,356
173Paramount54,51354,0980.77%4,451
174Cathedral City54,35751,2006.17%933
175Rosemead54,28253,7640.96%4,060
176Watsonville53,80051,1995.08%3,106
177Yucaipa53,41651,3673.99%729
178West Sacramento53,15148,7449.04%956
179Delano52,88653,041-0.29%1,429
180Palm Desert52,57548,4458.53%757
181Placentia51,81850,5332.54%3,025
182Glendora51,80150,0733.45%1,025
183Aliso Viejo50,66347,8235.94%2,827
184Rowland Heights50,34748,9932.76%1,487
185Cerritos50,14349,0412.25%2,220
186Azusa49,75346,3617.32%1,987
187Poway49,70147,8113.95%491
188Cypress48,89347,8022.28%2,855
189La Mirada48,76448,5270.49%2,407
190Rancho Santa Margarita48,50347,8531.36%1,452
191Antelope48,39845,7705.74%2,733
192Ceres48,21445,4176.16%1,990
193Covina48,09547,7960.63%2,642
194San Jacinto47,98944,1998.57%721
195Palm Springs47,89744,5527.51%196
196North Highlands47,66142,69411.63%2,088
197Florin47,55547,5130.09%2,110
198Lincoln47,38842,81910.67%778
199San Luis Obispo47,30245,1194.84%1,370
200Newark47,17142,57310.80%1,313
201Beaumont47,14436,87727.84%600
202El Dorado Hills46,59342,10810.65%371
203Coachella45,18140,70411.00%580
204Altadena44,85042,7774.85%2,045
205Morgan Hill44,68637,88217.96%1,328
206Danville44,60542,0396.10%953
207El Centro44,00342,5983.30%1,476
208Lompoc43,23242,4341.88%1,436
209San Bruno43,08341,1144.79%3,039
210Rohnert Park42,90240,9714.71%2,365
211Brea42,67839,2828.65%1,355
212Bell Gardens42,42142,0720.83%6,662
213Campbell42,22139,3497.30%2,684
214Rancho Palos Verdes42,03041,6430.93%1,205
215Oakley41,32435,43216.63%1,006
216La Quinta41,07637,4679.63%450
217San Gabriel40,14339,7181.07%3,740
218La Puente40,02039,8160.51%4,442
219Calexico39,94638,5723.56%1,789
220Culver City39,16938,8830.74%2,959
221Montclair39,15536,6646.79%2,741
222Pacifica38,98437,2344.70%1,189
223Los Banos38,91435,9728.18%1,503
224Hollister38,68734,92810.76%2,033
225Stanton38,37738,1860.50%4,784
226Martinez38,29035,8246.88%1,170
227La Presa38,22734,16911.88%2,685
228Monrovia36,81636,5900.62%1,043
229West Hollywood36,45034,3995.96%7,456
230Wildomar36,44532,17613.27%594
231Moorpark36,37234,4215.67%1,116
232French Valley36,12623,06756.61%1,283
233Claremont36,09034,9263.33%1,044
234Temple City36,04235,5581.36%3,475
235San Juan Capistrano35,92234,5933.84%961
236Foothill Farms35,88133,1218.33%3,300
237Bell35,68235,4770.58%5,511
238Manhattan Beach35,50035,1351.04%3,481
239Westmont35,26631,85310.71%7,370
240Pleasant Hill34,84033,1525.09%1,901
241Orangevale34,82433,9602.54%1,173
242Oildale34,76332,6846.36%2,055
243Beverly Hills34,18634,1090.23%2,312
244Menlo Park34,13832,0266.59%1,317
245San Dimas34,04833,3712.03%874
246Foster City33,99730,56711.22%3,458
247Seaside33,95633,0252.82%1,419
248Dana Point33,76933,3511.25%2,010
249Adelanto33,66031,7655.97%246
250Lawndale32,81932,7690.15%6,419
251La Verne32,21131,0633.70%1,475
252El Paso de Robles Paso Robles31,82229,7936.81%626
253Fallbrook31,70130,5343.82%698
254Spring Valley31,65028,20512.21%1,664
255Laguna Hills31,61730,3444.20%1,849
256Orcutt31,11828,9057.66%1,080
257Banning31,07229,6034.96%516
258Fair Oaks31,03230,9120.39%1,103
259Goleta30,97529,8883.64%1,523
260San Pablo30,96729,1396.27%4,547
261Los Gatos30,72929,4134.47%1,042
262Saratoga30,69729,9262.58%928
263Burlingame30,57628,8066.14%2,680
264Los Altos30,50428,9765.27%1,817
265San Carlos30,15428,4066.15%2,112
266Atascadero30,13028,3106.43%446
267Santa Paula30,09829,3212.65%2,560
268Walnut29,90329,1722.51%1,284
269East Palo Alto29,59328,1555.11%4,533
270Suisun City29,48828,1114.90%2,803
271Atwater29,29628,1684.00%1,857
272Ridgecrest28,75527,6164.12%532
273Desert Hot Springs28,58525,93810.21%365
274Vineyard28,38624,83614.29%637
275Monterey28,35227,8101.95%1,267
276Benicia28,19226,9974.43%848
277Isla Vista27,70723,09619.96%5,783
278Temescal Valley27,630552
279Windsor27,44726,8012.41%1,458
280Maywood27,33227,395-0.23%8,955
281Imperial Beach27,31526,3243.76%2,453
282Ladera Ranch27,27722,98018.70%2,143
283Wasco27,19325,5456.45%1,118
284Belmont27,09725,8354.88%2,258
285Eureka26,96627,191-0.83%1,109
286Lemon Grove26,80225,3205.85%2,668
287Norco26,67027,063-1.45%744
288West Whittier-Los Nietos26,65425,5404.36%4,085
289Lafayette26,30523,89310.10%675
290Twentynine Palms26,14725,0484.39%172
291Lemoore26,10724,5316.42%1,144
292Brawley26,07624,9534.50%1,240
293Galt25,99023,6479.91%1,475
294Bay Point25,80821,34920.89%1,545
295Soledad25,70525,738-0.13%2,215
296South Pasadena25,66125,6190.16%2,908
297Hercules25,61624,0606.47%1,543
298Reedley25,59124,1945.77%1,814
299San Lorenzo25,56923,4529.03%3,557
300El Cerrito25,39823,5497.85%2,682
301Sanger25,07424,2703.31%1,680
302North Tustin24,70524,917-0.85%1,443
303Selma24,67523,2196.27%1,652
304San Fernando24,53523,6453.76%3,990
305Riverbank24,48222,6787.95%2,334
306Ashland24,43021,92511.43%5,133
307Seal Beach24,20424,1680.15%829
308Loma Linda24,18423,2613.97%1,219
309Dinuba24,01521,45311.94%1,424
310Calabasas23,98823,0584.03%677
311Barstow23,89922,6395.57%224
312Cudahy23,89023,8050.36%7,845
313Valinda23,70522,8223.87%4,544
314Coronado23,63918,91224.99%1,145
315Rosemont23,60222,6814.06%2,084
316Winter Gardens23,54520,63114.12%2,057
317West Puente Valley23,38222,6363.30%4,830
318Granite Bay23,18320,40213.63%416
319Laguna Beach23,03622,7231.38%1,000
320Oakdale22,93620,67510.94%1,433
321West Rancho Dominguez22,9015,669303.97%2,225
322Willowbrook22,81135,983-36.61%5,695
323Millbrae22,62521,5325.08%2,687
324Lathrop22,34118,02323.96%435
325Port Hueneme22,15621,7231.99%1,934
326Corcoran22,15624,813-10.71%1,160
327Paradise22,13526,218-15.57%467
328West Carson22,07921,6991.75%3,762
329Patterson22,06620,4138.10%1,093
330Marina21,98119,71811.48%955
331South Lake Tahoe21,93921,4032.50%834
332Lakeside21,91720,6486.15%1,221
333Bloomington21,84723,851-8.40%1,389
334Lennox21,81822,753-4.11%7,703
335Rancho San Diego21,79921,2082.79%968
336Yucca Valley21,62220,7004.45%210
337Duarte21,55921,3211.12%1,241
338Ramona21,32320,2925.08%214
339Arvin21,24919,30410.08%1,702
340Rosamond20,85118,15014.88%154
341South El Monte20,72120,1163.01%2,814
342Agoura Hills20,53320,3301.00%1,016
343Lomita20,51420,2561.27%4,143
344Prunedale20,32717,56015.76%170
345La Canada Flintridge20,26120,2460.07%907
346American Canyon20,26119,4544.15%1,285
347Linda20,22817,77313.81%910
348East Hemet20,21117,41816.04%1,501
349Mead Valley20,14518,5108.83%408
350Dixon20,08418,3519.44%1,098
351South San Jose Hills19,97720,551-2.79%5,115
352Casa de Oro-Mount Helix19,80418,7625.55%1,116
353Albany19,80418,5396.82%4,274
354La Crescenta-Montrose19,68919,6530.18%2,218
355Orinda19,64617,64311.35%590
356Blythe19,64320,817-5.64%285
357Hermosa Beach19,53919,5060.17%5,291
358Shafter19,44716,98814.47%194
359Castaic19,40019,0152.02%1,031
360Oroville19,39315,54624.75%541
361Pinole19,27918,3904.83%1,458
362Stevenson Ranch19,17917,5579.24%1,165
363Cameron Park19,17118,2285.17%659
364Chowchilla18,41318,720-1.64%641
365Rancho Mirage18,19317,2185.66%277
366Arcata18,17817,2315.50%749
367Arroyo Grande18,03317,2524.53%1,173
368Mountain House17,9669,67585.70%2,173
369Woodcrest17,85914,34724.48%606
370Santa Fe Springs17,81016,2239.78%775
371Valle Vista17,66314,57821.16%993
372Nipomo17,60116,7145.31%458
373Moraga17,53916,0169.51%715
374Imperial17,45414,75818.27%1,081
375Greenfield17,37316,3306.39%3,140
376McKinleyville17,20815,17713.38%318
377Coalinga16,90613,38026.35%992
378Live Oak16,83717,158-1.87%2,005
379Rosedale16,82014,05819.65%222
380Artesia16,75816,5221.43%3,992
381El Segundo16,73116,6540.46%1,182
382Bostonia16,60315,3797.96%3,329
383Los Osos16,53314,27615.81%500
384Truckee16,47416,1801.82%197
385Rio Linda16,35915,1068.29%639
386Stanford16,32613,80918.23%2,296
387East San Gabriel16,25614,8749.29%4,019
388Vincent16,2254,255
389Discovery Bay16,15913,35221.02%1,653
390Cherryland16,06614,7289.08%5,177
391Laguna Woods16,05316,192-0.86%1,853
392Phelan15,98714,30411.77%103
393Ukiah15,94316,075-0.82%1,287
394Walnut Park15,89615,966-0.44%8,208
395Parkway15,81814,6707.83%2,541
396East Rancho Dominguez15,79215,1354.34%7,417
397Ripon15,77714,29710.35%1,144
398Fillmore15,66415,0024.41%1,798
399La Palma15,60415,5680.23%3,378
400Pacific Grove15,52215,0413.20%2,097
401Avocado Heights15,42615,4110.10%2,201
402Clearlake15,34915,2500.65%585
403Parlier15,31214,4945.64%2,454
404Susanville15,06417,947-16.06%732
405Coto de Caza15,05614,8661.28%753
406Alamo14,90514,5702.30%595
407Alpine14,87814,2364.51%214
408McFarland14,82312,70716.65%2,145
409Kerman14,81613,5449.39%1,751
410Lamont14,79915,120-2.12%1,245
411Lemon Hill14,73313,7297.31%3,478
412North Fair Oaks14,37214,687-2.14%4,631
413Hawaiian Gardens14,33714,2540.58%5,839
414Mill Valley14,33013,9033.07%1,162
415North Auburn14,26913,0229.58%707
416Red Bluff14,26414,0761.34%728
417Salida14,22913,7223.69%1,039
418Livingston14,22813,0588.96%1,495
419Auburn14,01113,3305.11%754
420King City13,92112,8748.13%1,380
421El Sobrante13,88112,7239.10%742
422Oak Park13,85313,8110.30%1,010
423California City13,82614,120-2.08%26
424Sun Village13,81911,56519.49%494
425El Sobrante13,81812,6699.07%1,930
426Grover Beach13,53513,1562.88%2,260
427Carpinteria13,50513,0403.57%2,015
428Olivehurst13,46413,656-1.41%697
429Big Bear City13,46312,3049.42%163
430Palos Verdes Estates13,43413,438-0.03%1,086
431Solana Beach13,35612,8673.80%1,512
432Lindsay13,31011,76813.10%1,881
433San Marino13,19413,1470.36%1,353
434Lakeland Village13,00211,54112.66%572
435Avenal12,96115,505-16.41%257
436Grass Valley12,89112,8600.24%948
437Half Moon Bay12,83411,32413.33%771
438Commerce12,83012,8230.05%758
439Bonita12,70612,5381.34%978
440Tehachapi12,68014,414-12.03%482
441Malibu12,62012,645-0.20%246
442Muscoy12,56210,64418.02%1,607
443San Anselmo12,52512,3361.53%1,806
444Grand Terrace12,51012,0403.90%1,377
445Marysville12,32712,0722.11%1,374
446Larkspur12,31911,9263.30%1,573
447Delhi12,30110,75514.37%1,353
448Fortuna12,21011,9262.38%898
449Home Gardens12,15311,5705.04%3,104
450Clayton12,08310,89710.88%1,215
451Kingsburg11,95511,3825.03%1,245
452Camp Pendleton South11,93610,61612.43%1,177
453Emeryville11,89910,08018.05%3,619
454Scotts Valley11,86311,5802.44%992
455Healdsburg11,84511,2545.25%1,025
456View Park-Windsor Hills11,75611,0756.15%2,465
457Lake Los Angeles11,75112,328-4.68%466
458Diamond Springs11,73111,0376.29%272
459Tamalpais-Homestead Valley11,68910,7358.89%963
460Alum Rock11,55115,536-25.65%5,295
461Los Alamitos11,53411,4490.74%1,107
462Mendota11,53111,0144.69%1,315
463Signal Hill11,51211,0164.50%2,029
464Magalia11,47611,3101.47%316
465Hillsborough11,44710,8255.75%714
466Piedmont11,31710,6676.09%2,571
467Newman11,31710,22410.69%2,119
468Winton11,28810,6136.36%1,433
469Canyon Lake11,17010,5615.77%1,103
470Rossmoor11,12810,2448.63%2,784
471Valley Center11,0779,27719.40%156
472Sonoma11,07510,6484.01%1,559
473Placerville10,97010,3895.59%725
474Sierra Madre10,93210,9170.14%1,430
475Soquel10,8839,64412.85%914
476La Riviera10,84010,8020.35%2,203
477Farmersville10,71610,5881.21%1,847
478Morro Bay10,57810,2343.36%767
479Fairview10,53210,0035.29%1,478
480San Diego Country Estates10,51410,1094.01%242
481Exeter10,47410,3341.35%1,642
482Oak Hills10,4448,87917.63%166
483Rodeo10,4098,67919.93%1,074
484Anderson10,4079,9324.78%571
485East Whittier10,3563,667
486Orange Cove10,2749,07813.17%2,214
487Shasta Lake10,20610,1640.41%361
488Citrus10,15010,866-6.59%4,419
489Capitola10,1219,9182.05%2,453
490Charter Oak10,0489,3107.93%4,181
491Quartz Hill10,00310,912-8.33%1,026
492Del Aire9,99010,001-0.11%3,811
493Country Club9,9779,3796.38%2,010
494Garden Acres9,97210,648-6.35%1,490
495Fort Irwin9,8728,84511.61%547
496Madera Acres9,8579,1637.57%523
497Marina del Rey9,8528,86611.12%4,435
498Corte Madera9,8389,2536.32%1,202
499Mentone9,7938,72012.31%619
500West Athens9,7068,72911.19%2,804

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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