California Largest Cities Populations



CALIFORNIA LARGEST CITIES POPULATION INFORMATION

California contains 59 incorporated cities with populations over 100,000. The largest city in California is Los Angeles, with a population of approximately 4 million people. Its size overshadows the next largest city, San Diego, by three times! San Jose ranks as the third largest city with nearly 1 million people. It overtook San Francisco in size nearly a decade ago when San Jose's Silicon Valley became a phenomenon. San Jose had room to grow when San Francisco did not. Fairly close in population size are 5th, 6th and 7th ranking Long Beach, Fresno, and Sacramento. Oakland, San Ana and Anaheim come in 8th, 9th and 10th in population in California. This state data is from 2002 so some rankings may have changed.


California: Counties - Facts - Landmarks - Population - Temperatures & Rainfall

Rank:

City

Population

County Population

County Info
1 Los Angeles 3,957,875 Los Angeles  
2 San Diego 1,305,736 San Diego  
3 San Jose 944,857 Santa Clara  
4 San Francisco 799,263 San Francisco  
5 Long Beach 491,564 Los Angeles  
6 Fresno 464,727 Fresno  
7 Sacramento 452,959 Sacramento  
8 Oakland 412,318 Alameda  
9 Santa Ana 351,697 Orange Orange
10 Anaheim 345,317 Orange  
11 Bakersfield 307,471 Kern  
12 Riverside 285,537 Riverside  
13 Stockton 279,800 San Joaquin  
14 Chula Vista 217,543 San Diego  
15 Fremont 210,445 Alameda  
16 Modesto 207,634 Stanislaus  
17 Glendale 207,007 Los Angeles  
18 Huntington Beach 200,763 Orange  
19 San Bernardino 199,803 San Bernardino  
20 Oxnard 188,059 Ventura  
21 Irvine 180,803 Orange  
22 Oceanside 175,085 San Diego  
23 Garden Grove 172,042 Orange  
24 Ontario 170,373 San Bernardino  
25 Santa Clarita 167,954 Los Angeles  
26 Moreno Valley 165,328 Riverside  
27 Rancho Cucamonga 161,830 San Bernardino  
28 Fontana 160,015 San Bernardino  
29 Salinas 153,386 Monterey  
30 Pomona 149,473 Los Angeles  
31 Santa Rosa 147,595 Sonoma  
32 Corona 144,070 Riverside  
33 Palmdale 143,227 Los Angeles  
34 Escondido 141,350 San Diego  
35 Hayward 140,030 Alameda  
36 Torrance 137,946 Los Angeles  
37 Orange 137,751 Orange  
38 Pasadena 133,936 Los Angeles  
39 Lancaster 133,709 Los Angeles  
40 Sunnyvale 131,760 Santa Clara  
41 Thousand Oaks 126,081 Ventura  
42 Fullerton 126,003 Orange  
43 El Monte 125,832 Los Angeles  
44 Concord 121,780 Contra Costa  
45 Vallejo 116,760 Solano  
46 Inglewood 112,580 Los Angeles  
47 Simi Valley 111,351 Ventura  
48 Costa Mesa 108,724 Orange  
49 West Covina 107,694 Los Angeles  
50 Visalia 107,550 Tulare  
51 Downey 107,323 Los Angeles  
52 Burbank 105,400 Los Angeles  
53 Daly City 103,621 San Mateo  
54 Norwalk 103,298 Los Angeles  
55 Berkeley 102,743 Alameda  
56 Richmond 102,553 Contra Costa  
57 Santa Clara 102,361 Santa Clara  
58 Fairfield 101,935 Solano  
59 San Buenaventura (Ventura) 100,916 Ventura  
60 South Gate 96,375 Los Angeles  
61 El Cajon 94,869 San Diego  
62 Compton 93,493 Los Angeles  
63 Mission Viejo 93,102 Orange  
64 San Mateo 92,482 San Mateo  
65 Santa Barbara 92,325 Santa Barbara  
66 Rialto 91,873 San Bernardino  
67 Antioch 90,532 Contra Costa  
68 Vista 89,857 San Diego  
69 Carson 89,730 Los Angeles  
70 Vacaville 88,625 Solano  
71 Westminster 88,207 Orange  
72 Alhambra 85,804 Los Angeles  
73 Citrus Heights 85,071 Sacramento  
74 Santa Monica 84,084 Los Angeles  
75 Whittier 83,680 Los Angeles  
76 Redding 80,865 Shasta  
77 Roseville 79,921 Placer  
78 Tracy 79,800 San Joaquin  
79 Lakewood 79,345 Los Angeles  
80 Buena Park 78,282 Orange  
81 Carlsbad 78,247 San Diego  
82 Santa Maria 77,423 Santa Barbara  
83 Baldwin Park 75,837 Los Angeles  
84 Redwood City 75,402 San Mateo  
85 Livermore 73,345 Alameda  
86 Bellflower 72,878 Los Angeles  
87 Napa 72,585 Napa  
88 Alameda 72,259 Alameda  
89 Mountain View 70,708 Santa Clara  
90 Newport Beach 70,032 Orange  
91 Lynwood 69,845 Los Angeles  
92 Clovis 68,468 Fresno  
93 Upland 68,393 San Bernardino  
94 Tustin 67,504 Orange  
95 Chino 67,168 San Bernardino  
96 Union City 66,869 Alameda  
97 Walnut Creek 64,296 Contra Costa  
98 Victorville 64,029 San Bernardino  
99 Merced 63,893 Merced  
100 Pleasanton 63,654 Alameda  
101 Redlands 63,591 San Bernardino  
102 Pico Rivera 63,428 Los Angeles  
103 Redondo Beach 63,261 Los Angeles  
104 Milpitas 62,698 Santa Clara  
105 Hesperia 62,582 San Bernardino  
106 Montebello 62,150 Los Angeles  
107 Laguna Niguel 61,981 Orange  
108 Huntington Park 61,348 Los Angeles  
109 South San Francisco 60,552 San Mateo  
110 Davis 60,308 Yolo  
111 Monterey Park 60,051 Los Angeles  
112 Elk Grove 59,984 Sacramento  
113 Chico 59,954 Butte  
114 La Habra 58,974 Orange  
115 Yorba Linda 58,918 Orange  
116 Hemet 58,812 Riverside  
117 Lake Forest 58,707 Orange  
118 Palo Alto 58,598 Santa Clara  
119 Encinitas 58,014 San Diego  


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