List of cities and towns in California

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California is a state in the Western United States. It is the state with the most people, as 39,538,223 people lived there in 2020.[1]

Map of the United States with California highlighted in red
Location of California in the United States
Skyline of Los Angeles
Balboa Park in San Diego
Skyline of San Jose
Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco
Skyline of Fresno
California State Capitol in Sacramento
Aerial view of the Port of Long Beach
Lake Merritt in Oakland
Truxton Tower in Bakersfield
Disneyland in Anaheim

California is split into 58 counties and has 482 municipalities.[2] One county, San Francisco, is a city-county, which means it is both a municipality and county. In California law, there is no difference between a city and town. This means municipalities can use either name.[3]

The largest municipality by population is Los Angeles, which had 3,898,747 people living there in 2020. The smallest is Amador City, with 200 people living there in 2020.[1]

Cities and towns

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Name Type County Population (2020)[1] Land area[4] Incorporated[5]
sq mi km2
Adelanto City San Bernardino 38,046 52.87 136.9 December 22, 1970
Agoura Hills City Los Angeles 20,299 7.80 20.2 December 8, 1982
Alameda City Alameda 78,280 10.45 27.1 April 19, 1854
Albany City Alameda 20,271 1.79 4.6 September 22, 1908
Alhambra City Los Angeles 82,868 7.63 19.8 July 11, 1903
Aliso Viejo City Orange 52,176 6.93 17.9 July 1, 2001
Alturas City Modoc 2,715 2.84 7.4 September 16, 1901
Amador City City Amador 200 0.31 0.80 June 2, 1915
American Canyon City Napa 21,837 6.09 15.8 January 1, 1992
Anaheim City Orange 346,824 50.27 130.2 March 18, 1876
Anderson City Shasta 11,323 7.03 18.2 January 16, 1956
Angels Camp City Calaveras 3,667 3.63 9.4 January 16, 1912
Antioch City Contra Costa 115,291 29.17 75.5 February 6, 1872
Apple Valley Town San Bernardino 75,791 77.01 199.5 November 28, 1988
Arcadia City Los Angeles 56,681 10.93 28.3 August 5, 1903
Arcata City Humboldt 18,857 9.42 24.4 February 2, 1858
Arroyo Grande City San Luis Obispo 18,441 5.94 15.4 July 10, 1911
Artesia City Los Angeles 16,395 1.62 4.2 May 29, 1959
Arvin City Kern 19,495 4.82 12.5 December 21, 1960
Atascadero City San Luis Obispo 29,773 26.07 67.5 July 2, 1979
Atherton Town San Mateo 7,188 5.02 13.0 September 12, 1923
Atwater City Merced 31,970 6.57 17.0 August 16, 1922
Auburn City Placer 13,776 7.18 18.6 May 2, 1888
Avalon City Los Angeles 3,460 2.89 7.5 June 26, 1913
Avenal City Kings 13,696 19.48 50.5 September 11, 1979
Azusa City Los Angeles 50,000 9.66 25.0 December 29, 1898
Bakersfield City Kern 403,455 149.78 387.9 January 11, 1898
Baldwin Park City Los Angeles 72,176 6.63 17.2 January 25, 1956
Banning City Riverside 29,505 23.24 60.2 February 6, 1913
Barstow City San Bernardino 25,415 41.30 107.0 September 30, 1947
Beaumont City Riverside 53,036 30.32 78.5 November 18, 1912
Bell City Los Angeles 33,559 2.51 6.5 November 7, 1927
Bell Gardens City Los Angeles 39,501 2.46 6.4 August 1, 1961
Bellflower City Los Angeles 79,190 6.12 15.9 September 3, 1957
Belmont City San Mateo 25,835 4.63 12.0 October 29, 1926
Belvedere City Marin 2,126 0.52 1.3 December 24, 1896
Benicia City Solano 27,131 12.81 33.2 March 27, 1850
Berkeley City Alameda 124,321 10.43 27.0 April 4, 1878
Beverly Hills City Los Angeles 32,701 5.71 14.8 January 28, 1914
Big Bear Lake City San Bernardino 5,046 6.24 16.2 November 28, 1980
Biggs City Butte 1,964 0.90 2.3 June 26, 1903
Bishop City Inyo 3,819 1.86 4.8 May 6, 1903
Blue Lake City Humboldt 1,208 0.59 1.5 April 23, 1910
Blythe City Riverside 18,317 26.58 68.8 July 21, 1916
Bradbury City Los Angeles 921 1.96 5.1 July 26, 1957
Brawley City Imperial 26,416 8.12 21.0 April 6, 1908
Brea City Orange 47,325 12.17 31.5 February 23, 1917
Brentwood City Contra Costa 64,292 14.87 38.5 January 21, 1948
Brisbane City San Mateo 4,851 2.99 7.7 November 27, 1961
Buellton City Santa Barbara 5,161 1.58 4.1 February 1, 1992
Buena Park City Orange 84,034 10.53 27.3 January 27, 1953
Burbank City Los Angeles 107,337 17.32 44.9 July 8, 1911
Burlingame City San Mateo 31,386 4.39 11.4 June 6, 1908
Calabasas City Los Angeles 23,241 13.71 35.5 April 5, 1991
Calexico City Imperial 38,633 8.62 22.3 April 16, 1908
California City City Kern 14,973 203.61 527.3 December 10, 1965
Calimesa City Riverside 10,026 14.86 38.5 December 1, 1990
Calipatria City Imperial 6,515 3.70 9.6 February 28, 1919
Calistoga City Napa 5,228 2.58 6.7 January 6, 1886
Camarillo City Ventura 70,741 19.69 51.0 March 28, 1964
Campbell City Santa Clara 43,959 6.08 15.7 March 28, 1952
Canyon Lake City Riverside 11,082 3.92 10.2 December 1, 1990
Capitola City Santa Cruz 9,938 1.59 4.1 January 11, 1949
Carlsbad City San Diego 114,746 37.77 97.8 July 16, 1952
Carmel-by-the-Sea City Monterey 3,220 1.06 2.7 October 31, 1916
Carpinteria City Santa Barbara 13,264 2.59 6.7 September 28, 1965
Carson City Los Angeles 95,558 18.73 48.5 February 20, 1968
Cathedral City City Riverside 51,493 22.49 58.2 November 16, 1981
Ceres City Stanislaus 49,302 9.50 24.6 February 25, 1918
Cerritos City Los Angeles 49,578 8.73 22.6 April 24, 1956
Chico City Butte 101,475 34.14 88.4 January 8, 1872
Chino City San Bernardino 91,403 29.61 76.7 February 28, 1910
Chino Hills City San Bernardino 78,411 44.65 115.6 December 1, 1991
Chowchilla City Madera 19,039 11.09 28.7 February 7, 1923
Chula Vista City San Diego 275,487 49.64 128.6 November 28, 1911
Citrus Heights City Sacramento 87,583 14.22 36.8 January 1, 1997
Claremont City Los Angeles 37,266 13.34 34.6 October 3, 1907
Clayton City Contra Costa 11,070 3.84 9.9 March 18, 1964
Clearlake City Lake 16,685 10.13 26.2 November 14, 1980
Cloverdale City Sonoma 8,996 3.14 8.1 February 28, 1872
Clovis City Fresno 120,124 25.42 65.8 February 27, 1912
Coachella City Riverside 41,941 30.08 77.9 December 13, 1946
Coalinga City Fresno 17,590 6.85 17.7 April 3, 1906
Colfax City Placer 1,995 1.41 3.7 February 23, 1910
Colma Town San Mateo 1,507 1.89 4.9 August 5, 1924
Colton City San Bernardino 53,909 15.55 40.3 July 11, 1887
Colusa City Colusa 6,411 3.42 8.9 June 16, 1868
Commerce City Los Angeles 12,378 6.53 16.9 January 28, 1960
Compton City Los Angeles 95,740 10.03 26.0 May 11, 1888
Concord City Contra Costa 125,410 30.55 79.1 February 9, 1905
Corcoran City Kings 22,339 7.46 19.3 August 11, 1914
Corning City Tehama 8,244 3.55 9.2 August 6, 1907
Corona City Riverside 157,136 39.94 103.4 July 13, 1896
Coronado City San Diego 20,192 7.81 20.2 December 11, 1890
Corte Madera Town Marin 10,222 3.16 8.2 June 10, 1916
Costa Mesa City Orange 111,918 15.81 40.9 June 29, 1953
Cotati City Sonoma 7,584 1.87 4.8 July 16, 1963
Covina City Los Angeles 51,268 7.04 18.2 August 14, 1901
Crescent City City Del Norte 6,673 1.96 5.1 April 13, 1854
Cudahy City Los Angeles 22,811 1.18 3.1 November 10, 1960
Culver City City Los Angeles 40,779 5.11 13.2 September 7, 1917
Cupertino City Santa Clara 60,381 11.33 29.3 October 10, 1955
Cypress City Orange 50,151 6.61 17.1 July 24, 1956
Daly City City San Mateo 104,901 7.64 19.8 March 22, 1911
Dana Point City Orange 33,107 6.49 16.8 January 1, 1989
Danville Town Contra Costa 43,582 18.08 46.8 July 1, 1982
Davis City Yolo 66,850 9.97 25.8 March 28, 1917
Del Mar City San Diego 3,954 1.72 4.5 July 15, 1959
Del Rey Oaks City Monterey 1,592 1.05 2.7 September 3, 1953
Delano City Kern 51,428 14.72 38.1 April 13, 1915
Desert Hot Springs City Riverside 32,512 30.27 78.4 September 25, 1963
Diamond Bar City Los Angeles 55,072 14.87 38.5 April 18, 1989
Dinuba City Tulare 24,563 6.51 16.9 January 6, 1906
Dixon City Solano 18,988 7.10 18.4 March 30, 1878
Dorris City Siskiyou 860 0.70 1.8 December 23, 1908
Dos Palos City Merced 5,798 1.35 3.5 May 24, 1935
Downey City Los Angeles 114,355 12.41 32.1 December 17, 1956
Duarte City Los Angeles 21,727 6.71 17.4 August 22, 1957
Dublin City Alameda 72,589 15.23 39.4 February 1, 1982
Dunsmuir City Siskiyou 1,707 1.60 4.1 August 7, 1909
East Palo Alto City San Mateo 30,034 2.53 6.6 July 1, 1983
Eastvale City Riverside 69,757 12.67 32.8 October 1, 2010
El Cajon City San Diego 106,215 14.51 37.6 November 12, 1912
El Centro City Imperial 44,322 11.84 30.7 April 16, 1908
El Cerrito City Contra Costa 25,962 3.67 9.5 August 23, 1917
El Monte City Los Angeles 109,450 9.56 24.8 November 18, 1912
El Segundo City Los Angeles 17,272 5.46 14.1 January 18, 1917
Elk Grove City Sacramento 176,124 41.99 108.8 July 1, 2000
Emeryville City Alameda 12,905 1.27 3.3 December 8, 1896
Encinitas City San Diego 62,007 19.06 49.4 October 1, 1986
Escalon City San Joaquin 7,472 2.28 5.9 March 12, 1957
Escondido City San Diego 151,038 37.35 96.7 October 8, 1888
Etna City Siskiyou 678 0.76 2.0 March 13, 1878
Eureka City Humboldt 26,512 9.54 24.7 April 18, 1856
Exeter City Tulare 10,321 2.46 6.4 March 2, 1911
Fairfax Town Marin 7,605 2.23 5.8 March 2, 1931
Fairfield City Solano 119,881 41.59 107.7 December 12, 1903
Farmersville City Tulare 10,397 2.20 5.7 October 5, 1960
Ferndale City Humboldt 1,398 1.20 3.1 August 28, 1893
Fillmore City Ventura 16,419 3.30 8.5 July 10, 1914
Firebaugh City Fresno 8,096 3.52 9.1 September 17, 1914
Folsom City Sacramento 80,454 27.88 72.2 April 20, 1946
Fontana City San Bernardino 208,393 43.07 111.6 June 25, 1952
Fort Bragg City Mendocino 6,983 2.90 7.5 August 5, 1889
Fort Jones City Siskiyou 695 0.60 1.6 March 16, 1872
Fortuna City Humboldt 12,516 5.25 13.6 January 20, 1906
Foster City City San Mateo 33,805 3.79 9.8 April 27, 1971
Fountain Valley City Orange 57,047 9.07 23.5 June 13, 1957
Fowler City Fresno 6,700 2.53 6.6 June 15, 1908
Fremont City Alameda 230,504 78.31 202.8 January 23, 1956
Fresno City Fresno 542,107 115.18 298.3 October 12, 1885
Fullerton City Orange 143,617 22.42 58.1 February 15, 1904
Galt City Sacramento 25,383 7.15 18.5 August 16, 1946
Garden Grove City Orange 171,949 17.96 46.5 June 18, 1956
Gardena City Los Angeles 61,027 5.83 15.1 September 11, 1930
Gilroy City Santa Clara 59,520 16.54 42.8 March 12, 1870
Glendale City Los Angeles 196,543 30.48 78.9 February 15, 1906
Glendora City Los Angeles 52,558 19.51 50.5 November 13, 1911
Goleta City Santa Barbara 32,690 7.85 20.3 February 1, 2002
Gonzales City Monterey 8,647 1.91 4.9 January 14, 1947
Grand Terrace City San Bernardino 13,150 3.50 9.1 November 30, 1978
Grass Valley City Nevada 14,016 5.25 13.6 March 13, 1893
Greenfield City Monterey 18,937 2.91 7.5 January 7, 1947
Gridley City Butte 7,421 2.09 5.4 November 23, 1905
Grover Beach City San Luis Obispo 12,701 2.31 6.0 December 21, 1959
Guadalupe City Santa Barbara 8,057 1.31 3.4 August 3, 1946
Gustine City Merced 6,110 1.55 4.0 November 11, 1915
Half Moon Bay City San Mateo 11,795 6.24 16.2 July 15, 1959
Hanford City Kings 57,990 17.40 45.1 August 12, 1891
Hawaiian Gardens City Los Angeles 14,149 0.95 2.5 April 9, 1964
Hawthorne City Los Angeles 88,083 6.09 15.8 July 12, 1922
Hayward City Alameda 162,954 45.82 118.7 March 11, 1876
Healdsburg City Sonoma 11,340 4.42 11.4 February 20, 1867
Hemet City Riverside 89,833 29.28 75.8 January 20, 1910
Hercules City Contra Costa 26,016 6.41 16.6 December 15, 1900
Hermosa Beach City Los Angeles 19,728 1.43 3.7 January 14, 1907
Hesperia City San Bernardino 99,818 72.68 188.2 July 1, 1988
Hidden Hills City Los Angeles 1,725 1.69 4.4 January 19, 1961
Highland City San Bernardino 56,999 18.57 48.1 November 24, 1987
Hillsborough Town San Mateo 11,387 6.17 16.0 May 5, 1910
Hollister City San Benito 41,678 7.96 20.6 March 26, 1872
Holtville City Imperial 5,605 1.15 3.0 July 1, 1908
Hughson City Stanislaus 7,481 1.91 4.9 December 9, 1972
Huntington Beach City Orange 198,711 27.00 69.9 February 17, 1909
Huntington Park City Los Angeles 54,883 3.01 7.8 September 1, 1906
Huron City Fresno 6,206 1.60 4.1 May 3, 1951
Imperial City Imperial 20,263 6.29 16.3 July 12, 1904
Imperial Beach City San Diego 26,137 4.29 11.1 July 18, 1956
Indian Wells City Riverside 4,757 14.32 37.1 July 14, 1967
Indio City Riverside 89,137 33.23 86.1 May 16, 1930
Industry City Los Angeles 264 11.78 30.5 June 18, 1957
Inglewood City Los Angeles 107,762 9.07 23.5 February 7, 1908
Ione City Amador 5,141 4.58 11.9 March 23, 1953
Irvine City Orange 307,670 65.61 169.9 December 28, 1971
Irwindale City Los Angeles 1,472 8.83 22.9 August 6, 1957
Isleton City Sacramento 794 0.44 1.1 May 14, 1923
Jackson City Amador 5,019 3.58 9.3 December 5, 1905
Jurupa Valley City Riverside 105,053 42.94 111.2 July 1, 2011
Kerman City Fresno 16,016 3.27 8.5 July 2, 1946
King City City Monterey 13,332 3.80 9.8 February 9, 1911
Kingsburg City Fresno 12,380 3.72 9.6 May 29, 1908
La Cañada Flintridge City Los Angeles 20,573 8.63 22.4 November 30, 1976
La Habra City Orange 63,097 7.56 19.6 January 20, 1925
La Habra Heights City Los Angeles 5,682 6.16 16.0 December 4, 1978
La Mesa City San Diego 61,121 9.09 23.5 February 16, 1912
La Mirada City Los Angeles 48,008 7.82 20.3 March 23, 1960
La Palma City Orange 15,581 1.78 4.6 October 26, 1955
La Puente City Los Angeles 38,062 3.48 9.0 August 1, 1956
La Quinta City Riverside 37,558 35.26 91.3 May 1, 1982
La Verne City Los Angeles 31,334 8.42 21.8 August 20, 1906
Lafayette City Contra Costa 25,391 15.02 38.9 July 29, 1968
Laguna Beach City Orange 23,032 8.89 23.0 June 29, 1927
Laguna Hills City Orange 31,374 6.55 17.0 December 20, 1991
Laguna Niguel City Orange 64,355 14.74 38.2 December 1, 1989
Laguna Woods City Orange 17,644 3.34 8.7 March 24, 1999
Lake Elsinore City Riverside 70,265 38.24 99.0 April 9, 1888
Lake Forest City Orange 85,858 16.71 43.3 December 20, 1991
Lakeport City Lake 5,026 3.06 7.9 April 30, 1888
Lakewood City Los Angeles 82,496 9.40 24.3 April 16, 1954
Lancaster City Los Angeles 173,516 94.27 244.2 November 22, 1977
Larkspur City Marin 13,064 3.00 7.8 March 1, 1908
Lathrop City San Joaquin 28,701 19.83 51.4 July 1, 1989
Lawndale City Los Angeles 31,807 1.97 5.1 December 28, 1959
Lemon Grove City San Diego 27,627 3.88 10.0 July 1, 1977
Lemoore City Kings 27,038 8.81 22.8 July 4, 1900
Lincoln City Placer 49,757 24.17 62.6 August 7, 1890
Lindsay City Tulare 12,659 2.72 7.0 February 28, 1910
Live Oak City Sutter 9,106 3.12 8.1 January 22, 1947
Livermore City Alameda 87,955 26.45 68.5 April 1, 1876
Livingston City Merced 14,172 3.68 9.5 September 11, 1922
Lodi City San Joaquin 66,348 13.64 35.3 December 6, 1906
Loma Linda City San Bernardino 24,791 7.64 19.8 September 29, 1970
Lomita City Los Angeles 20,921 1.91 4.9 June 30, 1964
Lompoc City Santa Barbara 44,444 11.62 30.1 August 13, 1888
Long Beach City Los Angeles 466,742 50.71 131.3 December 13, 1897
Loomis Town Placer 6,836 7.27 18.8 December 17, 1984
Los Alamitos City Orange 11,780 4.01 10.4 March 1, 1960
Los Altos City Santa Clara 31,625 6.54 16.9 December 1, 1952
Los Altos Hills Town Santa Clara 8,489 9.03 23.4 January 27, 1956
Los Angeles City Los Angeles 3,898,747 469.49 1,216.0 April 4, 1850
Los Banos City Merced 45,532 9.99 25.9 May 8, 1907
Los Gatos Town Santa Clara 33,529 11.55 29.9 August 10, 1887
Loyalton City Sierra 740 0.36 0.93 July 21, 1901
Lynwood City Los Angeles 67,265 4.84 12.5 July 21, 1921
Madera City Madera 66,224 16.48 42.7 March 27, 1907
Malibu City Los Angeles 10,654 19.85 51.4 March 28, 1991
Mammoth Lakes Town Mono 7,191 24.87 64.4 August 20, 1984
Manhattan Beach City Los Angeles 35,506 3.93 10.2 December 12, 1912
Manteca City San Joaquin 83,498 21.39 55.4 June 5, 1918
Maricopa City Kern 1,026 1.57 4.1 July 25, 1911
Marina City Monterey 22,359 8.91 23.1 November 13, 1975
Martinez City Contra Costa 37,287 12.63 32.7 April 1, 1876
Marysville City Yuba 12,844 3.46 9.0 February 5, 1851
Maywood City Los Angeles 25,138 1.17 3.0 September 2, 1924
McFarland City Kern 14,161 2.68 6.9 July 18, 1957
Mendota City Fresno 12,595 3.39 8.8 June 17, 1942
Menifee City Riverside 102,527 46.48 120.4 October 1, 2008
Menlo Park City San Mateo 33,780 9.99 25.9 November 23, 1927
Merced City Merced 86,333 23.25 60.2 April 1, 1889
Mill Valley City Marin 14,231 4.78 12.4 September 1, 1900
Millbrae City San Mateo 23,216 3.27 8.5 January 14, 1948
Milpitas City Santa Clara 80,273 13.48 34.9 January 26, 1954
Mission Viejo City Orange 93,653 17.66 45.7 March 31, 1988
Modesto City Stanislaus 218,464 43.05 111.5 August 6, 1884
Monrovia City Los Angeles 37,931 13.63 35.3 December 15, 1887
Montague City Siskiyou 1,226 1.78 4.6 January 28, 1909
Montclair City San Bernardino 37,865 5.53 14.3 April 25, 1956
Monte Sereno City Santa Clara 3,479 1.63 4.2 May 14, 1957
Montebello City Los Angeles 62,640 8.33 21.6 October 16, 1920
Monterey City Monterey 30,218 8.65 22.4 June 14, 1890
Monterey Park City Los Angeles 61,096 7.67 19.9 May 29, 1916
Moorpark City Ventura 36,284 12.28 31.8 July 1, 1983
Moraga Town Contra Costa 16,870 9.46 24.5 November 13, 1974
Moreno Valley City Riverside 208,634 51.33 132.9 December 3, 1984
Morgan Hill City Santa Clara 45,483 12.94 33.5 November 10, 1906
Morro Bay City San Luis Obispo 10,757 5.33 13.8 July 17, 1964
Mount Shasta City Siskiyou 3,223 3.77 9.8 May 31, 1905
Mountain View City Santa Clara 82,376 11.96 31.0 November 7, 1902
Murrieta City Riverside 110,949 33.61 87.0 July 1, 1991
Napa City Napa 79,246 18.05 46.7 March 23, 1872
National City City San Diego 56,173 7.30 18.9 September 17, 1887
Needles City San Bernardino 4,931 30.58 79.2 October 30, 1913
Nevada City City Nevada 3,152 2.19 5.7 April 19, 1856
Newark City Alameda 47,529 13.92 36.1 September 22, 1955
Newman City Stanislaus 12,351 2.06 5.3 June 10, 1908
Newport Beach City Orange 85,239 23.79 61.6 September 1, 1906
Norco City Riverside 26,316 13.86 35.9 December 28, 1964
Norwalk City Los Angeles 102,773 9.71 25.1 August 26, 1957
Novato City Marin 53,225 27.48 71.2 January 20, 1960
Oakdale City Stanislaus 23,181 6.23 16.1 November 24, 1906
Oakland City Alameda 440,646 55.93 144.9 May 4, 1852
Oakley City Contra Costa 43,357 15.87 41.1 July 1, 1999
Oceanside City San Diego 174,068 41.27 106.9 July 3, 1888
Ojai City Ventura 7,637 4.36 11.3 August 5, 1921
Ontario City San Bernardino 175,265 49.97 129.4 December 10, 1891
Orange City Orange 139,911 25.67 66.5 April 6, 1888
Orange Cove City Fresno 9,649 1.79 4.6 January 20, 1948
Orinda City Contra Costa 19,514 12.85 33.3 July 1, 1985
Orland City Glenn 8,298 2.99 7.7 November 11, 1909
Oroville City Butte 20,042 13.83 35.8 January 3, 1906
Oxnard City Ventura 202,063 26.53 68.7 June 30, 1903
Pacific Grove City Monterey 15,090 2.87 7.4 July 5, 1889
Pacifica City San Mateo 38,640 12.58 32.6 November 22, 1957
Palm Desert City Riverside 51,163 26.81 69.4 November 26, 1973
Palm Springs City Riverside 44,575 94.55 244.9 April 20, 1938
Palmdale City Los Angeles 169,450 106.06 274.7 August 24, 1962
Palo Alto City Santa Clara 68,572 24.10 62.4 April 23, 1894
Palos Verdes Estates City Los Angeles 13,347 4.78 12.4 December 20, 1939
Paradise Town Butte 4,764 18.32 47.4 November 27, 1979
Paramount City Los Angeles 53,733 4.73 12.3 January 30, 1957
Parlier City Fresno 14,576 2.41 6.2 November 15, 1921
Pasadena City Los Angeles 138,699 22.96 59.5 June 19, 1886
Paso Robles City San Luis Obispo 31,490 19.65 50.9 March 11, 1889
Patterson City Stanislaus 23,781 7.79 20.2 December 22, 1919
Perris City Riverside 78,700 31.53 81.7 May 26, 1911
Petaluma City Sonoma 59,776 14.42 37.3 April 12, 1858
Pico Rivera City Los Angeles 62,088 8.32 21.5 January 29, 1958
Piedmont City Alameda 11,270 1.70 4.4 January 31, 1907
Pinole City Contra Costa 19,022 5.10 13.2 June 25, 1903
Pismo Beach City San Luis Obispo 8,072 3.50 9.1 April 25, 1946
Pittsburg City Contra Costa 76,416 17.68 45.8 June 25, 1903
Placentia City Orange 51,824 6.61 17.1 December 2, 1926
Placerville City El Dorado 10,747 5.84 15.1 May 13, 1854
Pleasant Hill City Contra Costa 34,613 7.08 18.3 November 14, 1961
Pleasanton City Alameda 79,871 24.14 62.5 June 18, 1894
Plymouth City Amador 1,078 2.65 6.9 February 8, 1917
Point Arena City Mendocino 460 1.37 3.5 July 11, 1908
Pomona City Los Angeles 151,713 22.99 59.5 January 6, 1888
Port Hueneme City Ventura 21,954 4.42 11.4 March 24, 1948
Porterville City Tulare 62,623 18.65 48.3 May 7, 1902
Portola City Plumas 2,100 5.41 14.0 May 16, 1946
Portola Valley Town San Mateo 4,456 9.08 23.5 July 14, 1964
Poway City San Diego 48,841 39.08 101.2 December 1, 1980
Rancho Cordova City Sacramento 79,332 34.57 89.5 July 1, 2003
Rancho Cucamonga City San Bernardino 174,453 40.11 103.9 November 30, 1977
Rancho Mirage City Riverside 16,999 25.35 65.7 August 3, 1973
Rancho Palos Verdes City Los Angeles 42,287 13.47 34.9 September 7, 1973
Rancho Santa Margarita City Orange 47,949 12.90 33.4 January 1, 2000
Red Bluff City Tehama 14,710 7.56 19.6 March 31, 1876
Redding City Shasta 93,611 59.65 154.5 October 4, 1887
Redlands City San Bernardino 73,168 35.99 93.2 December 3, 1888
Redondo Beach City Los Angeles 71,576 6.21 16.1 April 29, 1892
Redwood City City San Mateo 84,292 19.34 50.1 May 11, 1867
Reedley City Fresno 25,227 5.51 14.3 February 18, 1913
Rialto City San Bernardino 104,026 24.09 62.4 November 17, 1911
Richmond City Contra Costa 116,448 30.05 77.8 August 7, 1905
Ridgecrest City Kern 27,959 20.86 54.0 November 29, 1963
Rio Dell City Humboldt 3,379 2.28 5.9 February 23, 1965
Rio Vista City Solano 10,005 6.60 17.1 January 6, 1894
Ripon City San Joaquin 16,013 5.33 13.8 November 27, 1945
Riverbank City Stanislaus 24,865 4.71 12.2 August 23, 1922
Riverside City Riverside 314,998 81.23 210.4 October 11, 1883
Rocklin City Placer 71,601 19.81 51.3 February 24, 1893
Rohnert Park City Sonoma 44,390 7.29 18.9 August 28, 1962
Rolling Hills City Los Angeles 1,739 2.99 7.7 January 24, 1957
Rolling Hills Estates City Los Angeles 8,280 3.58 9.3 September 18, 1957
Rosemead City Los Angeles 51,185 5.16 13.4 August 4, 1959
Roseville City Placer 147,773 44.08 114.2 April 10, 1909
Ross Town Marin 2,338 1.56 4.0 August 21, 1908
Sacramento  City Sacramento 524,943 98.61 255.4 February 27, 1850
St. Helena City Napa 5,430 4.96 12.8 March 24, 1876
Salinas City Monterey 163,542 23.52 60.9 March 4, 1874
San Anselmo Town Marin 12,830 2.68 6.9 April 9, 1907
San Bernardino City San Bernardino 222,101 62.13 160.9 August 10, 1869
San Bruno City San Mateo 43,908 5.49 14.2 December 23, 1914
San Carlos City San Mateo 30,722 5.41 14.0 July 8, 1925
San Clemente City Orange 64,293 18.36 47.6 February 28, 1928
San Diego City San Diego 1,386,932 325.88 844.0 March 27, 1850
San Dimas City Los Angeles 34,924 15.03 38.9 August 4, 1960
San Fernando City Los Angeles 23,946 2.37 6.1 August 31, 1911
San Francisco City and county San Francisco 873,965 46.91 121.5 April 15, 1850[6]
San Gabriel City Los Angeles 39,568 4.14 10.7 April 24, 1913
San Jacinto City Riverside 53,898 25.96 67.2 April 20, 1888
San Joaquin City Fresno 3,701 1.20 3.1 February 14, 1920
San Jose City Santa Clara 1,013,240 178.26 461.7 March 27, 1850
San Juan Bautista City San Benito 2,089 0.79 2.0 May 4, 1896
San Juan Capistrano City Orange 35,196 14.43 37.4 April 19, 1961
San Leandro City Alameda 91,008 13.32 34.5 March 21, 1872
San Luis Obispo City San Luis Obispo 47,063 13.31 34.5 February 16, 1856
San Marcos City San Diego 94,833 24.36 63.1 January 28, 1963
San Marino City Los Angeles 12,513 3.77 9.8 April 25, 1913
San Mateo City San Mateo 105,661 12.13 31.4 September 4, 1894
San Pablo City Contra Costa 32,127 2.62 6.8 April 27, 1948
San Rafael City Marin 61,271 16.59 43.0 February 18, 1874
San Ramon City Contra Costa 84,605 18.69 48.4 July 1, 1983
Sand City City Monterey 325 0.55 1.4 May 31, 1960
Sanger City Fresno 26,617 5.77 14.9 May 9, 1911
Santa Ana City Orange 310,227 27.34 70.8 June 1, 1886
Santa Barbara City Santa Barbara 88,665 19.51 50.5 April 9, 1850
Santa Clara City Santa Clara 127,647 18.28 47.3 July 5, 1852
Santa Clarita City Los Angeles 228,673 70.75 183.2 December 15, 1987
Santa Cruz City Santa Cruz 62,956 12.74 33.0 March 31, 1866
Santa Fe Springs City Los Angeles 19,219 8.86 22.9 May 15, 1957
Santa Maria City Santa Barbara 109,707 22.81 59.1 September 12, 1905
Santa Monica City Los Angeles 93,076 8.41 21.8 November 30, 1886
Santa Paula City Ventura 30,657 5.53 14.3 April 22, 1902
Santa Rosa City Sonoma 178,127 42.53 110.2 March 26, 1868
Santee City San Diego 60,037 16.54 42.8 December 1, 1980
Saratoga City Santa Clara 31,051 12.78 33.1 October 22, 1956
Sausalito City Marin 7,269 1.76 4.6 September 4, 1893
Scotts Valley City Santa Cruz 12,224 4.62 12.0 August 2, 1966
Seal Beach City Orange 25,242 11.27 29.2 October 27, 1915
Seaside City Monterey 32,366 8.92 23.1 October 13, 1954
Sebastopol City Sonoma 7,521 1.88 4.9 June 13, 1902
Selma City Fresno 24,674 5.81 15.0 March 15, 1893
Shafter City Kern 19,953 38.70 100.2 January 20, 1938
Shasta Lake City Shasta 10,371 10.92 28.3 July 2, 1993
Sierra Madre City Los Angeles 11,268 2.95 7.6 February 2, 1907
Signal Hill City Los Angeles 11,848 2.19 5.7 April 22, 1924
Simi Valley City Ventura 126,356 41.55 107.6 October 10, 1969
Solana Beach City San Diego 12,941 3.41 8.8 July 1, 1986
Soledad City Monterey 24,925 4.46 11.6 March 9, 1921
Solvang City Santa Barbara 6,126 2.43 6.3 May 1, 1985
Sonoma City Sonoma 10,739 2.74 7.1 September 3, 1883
Sonora City Tuolumne 5,003 3.16 8.2 May 1, 1851
South El Monte City Los Angeles 19,567 2.84 7.4 July 30, 1958
South Gate City Los Angeles 92,726 7.24 18.8 January 20, 1923
South Lake Tahoe City El Dorado 21,330 10.19 26.4 November 30, 1965
South Pasadena City Los Angeles 26,943 3.41 8.8 March 2, 1888
South San Francisco City San Mateo 66,105 9.20 23.8 September 19, 1908
Stanton City Orange 37,962 3.10 8.0 June 4, 1956
Stockton City San Joaquin 320,804 62.21 161.1 July 23, 1850
Suisun City City Solano 29,518 4.01 10.4 October 9, 1868
Sunnyvale City Santa Clara 155,805 22.06 57.1 December 24, 1912
Susanville City Lassen 16,728 7.92 20.5 August 24, 1900
Sutter Creek City Amador 2,646 2.70 7.0 February 11, 1913
Taft City Kern 8,546 15.27 39.5 November 7, 1910
Tehachapi City Kern 12,939 10.26 26.6 August 13, 1909
Tehama City Tehama 435 0.79 2.0 July 5, 1906
Temecula City Riverside 110,003 37.27 96.5 December 1, 1989
Temple City City Los Angeles 36,494 4.00 10.4 May 25, 1960
Thousand Oaks City Ventura 126,966 55.26 143.1 October 7, 1964
Tiburon Town Marin 9,146 4.48 11.6 June 23, 1964
Torrance City Los Angeles 147,067 20.52 53.1 May 21, 1921
Tracy City San Joaquin 93,000 25.89 67.1 July 22, 1910
Trinidad City Humboldt 307 0.49 1.3 November 7, 1870
Truckee Town Nevada 16,729 32.33 83.7 March 23, 1993
Tulare City Tulare 68,875 20.39 52.8 April 5, 1888
Tulelake City Siskiyou 902 0.41 1.1 March 1, 1937
Turlock City Stanislaus 72,740 16.91 43.8 February 15, 1908
Tustin City Orange 80,276 11.16 28.9 September 21, 1927
Twentynine Palms City San Bernardino 28,065 58.75 152.2 November 23, 1987
Ukiah City Mendocino 16,607 4.78 12.4 March 8, 1876
Union City City Alameda 70,143 19.18 49.7 January 26, 1959
Upland City San Bernardino 79,040 15.58 40.4 May 15, 1906
Vacaville City Solano 102,386 29.87 77.4 August 9, 1892
Vallejo City Solano 126,090 30.42 78.8 March 30, 1868
Ventura City Ventura 110,763 21.89 56.7 April 2, 1866
Vernon City Los Angeles 222 4.98 12.9 September 22, 1905
Victorville City San Bernardino 134,810 73.71 190.9 September 21, 1962
Villa Park City Orange 5,843 2.08 5.4 January 11, 1962
Visalia City Tulare 141,384 37.94 98.3 February 27, 1874
Vista City San Diego 98,381 18.75 48.6 January 28, 1963
Walnut City Los Angeles 28,430 8.99 23.3 January 19, 1959
Walnut Creek City Contra Costa 70,127 19.76 51.2 October 21, 1914
Wasco City Kern 27,047 9.39 24.3 December 22, 1945
Waterford City Stanislaus 9,120 2.36 6.1 November 7, 1969
Watsonville City Santa Cruz 52,590 6.71 17.4 March 30, 1868
Weed City Siskiyou 2,862 4.82 12.5 January 25, 1961
West Covina City Los Angeles 109,501 16.04 41.5 February 17, 1923
West Hollywood City Los Angeles 35,757 1.89 4.9 November 29, 1984
West Sacramento City Yolo 53,915 21.47 55.6 January 1, 1987
Westlake Village City Los Angeles 8,029 5.19 13.4 December 11, 1981
Westminster City Orange 90,911 10.04 26.0 March 27, 1957
Westmorland City Imperial 2,014 0.59 1.5 June 30, 1934
Wheatland City Yuba 3,712 8.12 21.0 April 23, 1874
Whittier City Los Angeles 87,306 14.65 37.9 February 25, 1898
Wildomar City Riverside 36,875 23.70 61.4 July 1, 2008
Williams City Colusa 5,538 4.95 12.8 May 17, 1920
Willits City Mendocino 4,988 2.82 7.3 November 19, 1888
Willows City Glenn 6,293 2.84 7.4 January 16, 1886
Windsor Town Sonoma 26,344 7.44 19.3 July 1, 1992
Winters City Yolo 7,115 2.94 7.6 February 9, 1898
Woodlake City Tulare 7,419 2.61 6.8 September 23, 1941
Woodland City Yolo 61,032 15.32 39.7 February 22, 1871
Woodside Town San Mateo 5,309 11.47 29.7 November 16, 1956
Yorba Linda City Orange 68,336 19.95 51.7 November 2, 1967
Yountville Town Napa 3,436 1.49 3.9 February 4, 1965
Yreka City Siskiyou 7,807 9.99 25.9 April 21, 1857
Yuba City City Sutter 70,117 14.98 38.8 January 23, 1908
Yucaipa City San Bernardino 54,542 28.27 73.2 November 27, 1989
Yucca Valley Town San Bernardino 21,738 39.83 103.2 November 27, 1991

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