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State of California

California, abbreviated "CA", is in the Pacific region of the U.S. Its capital is Sacramento.

There were 33,871,648 people in California as of the 2000 census.

The state ratified the US Constitution and officially became part of the country on September 9, 1850.

Please explore the cities and towns of California, below.

Top California College Towns

(The 20 cities and towns with the most colleges.)

Note: Student counts are with available data; actual counts may be higher.

Rank City or Town Colleges Students
1 West Hills Colleges 65 234,367
2 San Diego Colleges 23 157,825
3 San Francisco Colleges 15 105,015
4 Berkeley Colleges 13 41,814
5 Fresno Colleges 12 47,960
6 Oakland Colleges 12 25,531
7 Sacramento Colleges 10 103,622
8 Claremont Colleges 8 7,986
9 San Jose Colleges 7 51,804
10 Fullerton Colleges 6 59,895
11 Santa Barbara Colleges 6 46,356
12 Costa Mesa Colleges 6 27,912
13 El Cajon Colleges 6 27,787
14 Pasadena Colleges 5 34,725
15 Santa Ana Colleges 5 33,742
16 San Bernardino Colleges 5 30,789
17 Bakersfield Colleges 5 25,945
18 Anaheim Colleges 5 1,762
19 Garden Grove Colleges 5 1,570
20 Long Beach Colleges 4 62,546

200 Largest California Cities and Towns (population 35,410 and up)

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City or Town Pop. County
Alameda 72,259 Alameda
Alhambra 85,804 Los Angeles
Anaheim 328,014 Orange
Antioch 90,532 Contra Costa
Apple Valley 54,239 San Bernardino
Arcadia 53,054 Los Angeles
Azusa 44,712 Los Angeles
Bakersfield 247,057 Kern
Baldwin Park 75,837 Los Angeles
Bell 36,664 Los Angeles
Bell Gardens 44,054 Los Angeles
Bellflower 72,878 Los Angeles
Berkeley 102,743 Alameda
Brea 35,410 Orange
Buena Park 78,282 Orange
Burbank 100,316 Los Angeles
Camarillo 57,077 Ventura
Campbell 38,138 Santa Clara
Carlsbad 78,247 San Diego
Carson 89,730 Los Angeles
Castro Valley 57,292 Alameda
Cathedral City 42,647 Riverside
Cerritos 51,488 Los Angeles
Chico 59,954 Butte
Chino 67,168 San Bernardino
Chino Hills 66,787 San Bernardino
Chula Vista 173,556 San Diego
Citrus Heights 85,071 Sacramento
Clovis 68,468 Fresno
Colton 47,662 San Bernardino
Compton 93,493 Los Angeles
Concord 121,780 Contra Costa
Corona 124,966 Riverside
Costa Mesa 108,724 Orange
Covina 46,837 Los Angeles
Culver City 38,816 Los Angeles
Cupertino 50,546 Santa Clara
Cypress 46,229 Orange
Daly City 103,621 San Mateo
Danville 41,715 Contra Costa
Davis 60,308 Yolo
Delano 38,824 Kern
Diamond Bar 56,287 Los Angeles
Downey 107,323 Los Angeles
East Los Angeles 124,283 Los Angeles
El Cajon 94,869 San Diego
El Centro 37,835 Imperial
El Monte 115,965 Los Angeles
Elk Grove 59,984 Sacramento
Encinitas 58,014 San Diego
Escondido 133,559 San Diego
Fairfield 96,178 Solano
Folsom 51,884 Sacramento
Fontana 128,929 San Bernardino
Fountain Valley 54,978 Orange
Fremont 203,413 Alameda
Fresno 427,652 Fresno
Fullerton 126,003 Orange
Garden Grove 165,196 Orange
Gardena 57,746 Los Angeles
Gilroy 41,464 Santa Clara
Glendale 194,973 Los Angeles
Glendora 49,415 Los Angeles
Goleta 55,204 Santa Barbara
Hacienda Heights 53,122 Los Angeles
Hanford 41,686 Kings
Hawthorne 84,112 Los Angeles
Hayward 140,030 Alameda
Hemet 58,812 Riverside
Hesperia 62,582 San Bernardino
Highland 44,605 San Bernardino
Huntington Beach 189,594 Orange
Huntington Park 61,348 Los Angeles
Indio 49,116 Riverside
Inglewood 112,580 Los Angeles
Irvine 143,072 Orange
La Habra 58,974 Orange
La Mesa 54,749 San Diego
La Mirada 46,783 Los Angeles
La Puente 41,063 Los Angeles
Laguna Niguel 61,891 Orange
Lake Forest 58,707 Orange
Lakewood 79,345 Los Angeles
Lancaster 118,718 Los Angeles
Livermore 73,345 Alameda
Lodi 56,999 San Joaquin
Lompoc 41,103 Santa Barbara
Long Beach 461,522 Los Angeles
Los Angeles 3,694,820 Los Angeles
Lynwood 69,845 Los Angeles
Madera 43,207 Madera
Manteca 49,258 San Joaquin
Martinez 35,866 Contra Costa
Merced 63,893 Merced
Milpitas 62,698 Santa Clara
Mission Viejo 93,102 Orange
Modesto 188,856 Stanislaus
Monrovia 36,929 Los Angeles
Montebello 62,150 Los Angeles
Monterey Park 60,051 Los Angeles
Moreno Valley 142,381 Riverside
Mountain View 70,708 Santa Clara
Murrieta 44,282 Riverside
Napa 72,585 Napa
National City 54,260 San Diego
Newark 42,471 Alameda
Newport Beach 70,032 Orange
Norwalk 103,298 Los Angeles
Novato 47,630 Marin
Oakland 399,484 Alameda
Oceanside 161,029 San Diego
Ontario 158,007 San Bernardino
Orange 128,821 Orange
Oxnard 170,358 Ventura
Pacifica 38,390 San Mateo
Palm Desert 41,155 Riverside
Palm Springs 42,807 Riverside
Palmdale 116,670 Los Angeles
Palo Alto 58,598 Santa Clara
Paramount 55,266 Los Angeles
Pasadena 133,936 Los Angeles
Perris 36,189 Riverside
Petaluma 54,548 Sonoma
Pico Rivera 63,428 Los Angeles
Pittsburg 56,769 Contra Costa
Placentia 46,488 Orange
Pleasanton 63,654 Alameda
Pomona 149,473 Los Angeles
Porterville 39,615 Tulare
Poway 48,044 San Diego
Rancho Cordova 55,060 Sacramento
Rancho Cucamonga 127,743 San Bernardino
Rancho Palos Verdes 41,145 Los Angeles
Rancho Santa Margarita 47,214 Orange
Redding 80,865 Shasta
Redlands 63,591 San Bernardino
Redondo Beach 63,261 Los Angeles
Redwood City 75,402 San Mateo
Rialto 91,873 San Bernardino
Richmond 99,216 Contra Costa
Riverside 255,166 Riverside
Rocklin 36,330 Placer
Rohnert Park 42,236 Sonoma
Rosemead 53,505 Los Angeles
Roseville 79,921 Placer
Sacramento 407,018 Sacramento
Salinas 151,060 Monterey
San Bernardino 185,401 San Bernardino
San Bruno 40,165 San Mateo
San Clemente 49,936 Orange
San Diego 1,223,400 San Diego
San Francisco 776,733 San Francisco
San Gabriel 39,804 Los Angeles
San Jose 894,943 Santa Clara
San Leandro 79,452 Alameda
San Luis Obispo 44,174 San Luis Obispo
San Marcos 54,977 San Diego
San Mateo 92,482 San Mateo
San Rafael 56,063 Marin
San Ramon 44,722 Contra Costa
Santa Ana 337,977 Orange
Santa Barbara 92,325 Santa Barbara
Santa Clara 102,361 Santa Clara
Santa Clarita 151,088 Los Angeles
Santa Cruz 54,593 Santa Cruz
Santa Maria 77,423 Santa Barbara
Santa Monica 84,084 Los Angeles
Santa Rosa 147,595 Sonoma
Santee 52,975 San Diego
Simi Valley 111,351 Ventura
South Gate 96,375 Los Angeles
South San Francisco 60,552 San Mateo
Stanton 37,403 Orange
Stockton 243,771 San Joaquin
Sunnyvale 131,760 Santa Clara
Temecula 57,716 Riverside
Thousand Oaks 117,005 Ventura
Torrance 137,946 Los Angeles
Tracy 56,929 San Joaquin
Tulare 43,994 Tulare
Turlock 55,810 Stanislaus
Tustin 67,504 Orange
Union City 66,869 Alameda
Upland 68,393 San Bernardino
Vacaville 88,625 Solano
Vallejo 116,760 Solano
Ventura 100,916 Ventura
Victorville 64,029 San Bernardino
Visalia 91,565 Tulare
Vista 89,857 San Diego
Walnut Creek 64,296 Contra Costa
Watsonville 44,265 Santa Cruz
West Covina 105,080 Los Angeles
West Hollywood 35,716 Los Angeles
Westminster 88,207 Orange
Whittier 83,680 Los Angeles
Woodland 49,151 Yolo
Yorba Linda 58,918 Orange
Yuba City 36,758 Sutter
Yucaipa 41,207 San Bernardino

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California Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 33,871,648 100%
Male 16,874,892 49.8%
Female 16,996,756 50.2%
Under 18 9,249,829 27.3%
18+ 24,621,819 72.7%
65+ 3,595,658 10.6%
Median Age 33.3
Average Family Size 3.43
White 20,170,059 59.5%
African-American 2,263,882 6.7%
Asian 3,697,513 10.9%
American Indian & Alaskan 333,346 1%
Other 5,682,241 16.8%
Mixed Race 1,607,646 4.7%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 10,966,556 32.4%
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California National Parks

Alcatraz Island (Historic Site)
Golden Gate National Recreation Area
San Francisco, California 94123

Cabrillo (Monument/Memorial)
Superintendent Terry DiMattio,
San Diego, California 92106-3601

Channel Islands (Park)
Channel Islands National Park
Ventura, California 93001

Death Valley (Park)
Death Valley National Park
Death Valley, California 92328

Devils Postpile (Monument/Memorial)
P.O. Box 3999
Mammoth Lakes, California 93546

Eugene O'Neill (Historic Site)
P.O. Box 280
Danville, California 94526

Fort Point (Historic Site)
Fort Point NHS
San Francisco, California 94123

Golden Gate (Recreation Area)
Golden Gate National Recreation Area
San Francisco, California 94123-0022

John Muir (Historic Site)
4202 Alhambra Avenue
Martinez, California 94553

Joshua Tree (Park)
74485 National Park Drive
Twentynine Palms, California 92277-3597

Juan Bautista de Anza (Trail)
Pacific West Regional Office
Oakland, California 94607

Lassen Volcanic (Park)
Lassen Volcanic National Park
Mineral, California 96063

Lava Beds (Monument/Memorial)

Tulelake, California 96134

Manzanar (Historic Site)
Manzanar National Historic Site
Independence, California 93526-0426

Mojave (Park)
Superintendent, Mojave National Preserve
Barstow, California 92311

Muir Woods (Monument/Memorial)
Muir Woods National Monument
Mill Valley, California 94941-2696

Pinnacles (Monument/Memorial)
5000 Hwy. 146
Paicines, California 95043

Point Reyes (Seashore)
Point Reyes National Seashore
Point Reyes Station, California 94956

Port Chicago Naval Magazine (Monument/Memorial)
National Park Service
Danville, California 94526

Presidio of San Francisco (Park)
Golden Gate National Recreation Area
San Francisco, California 94123

Redwood (Park)
Redwood National and State Parks
Crescent City, California 95531

Rosie the Riveter WWII Home Front (Historic Site)

Richmond, California

San Francisco Maritime (Historic Site)
San Francisco Maritime NHP
San Francisco, California 94123

Santa Monica Mountains (Recreation Area)
Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area
Thousand Oaks, California 91360

Sequoia & Kings Canyon (Park)
47050 Generals Highway
Three Rivers, California 93271-9700

Whiskeytown (Recreation Area)
Whiskeytown NRA
Whiskeytown, California 96095

Yosemite (Park)
Yosemite National Park, California 95389

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