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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 38,421,464 people in California as per 2015 Occupational Employment Statistics, BLS.gov. 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

Source: Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System, 2014 (nces.ed.gov/ipeds).

1 Los Angeles 55 186,477
2 San Diego 36 163,791
3 Sacramento 23 105,484
4 San Francisco 22 94,634
5 Oakland 15 23,221
6 Anaheim 14 6,448
7 Riverside 12 52,479
8 Santa Ana 11 32,466
9 Pasadena 11 36,935
10 Berkeley 11 45,222
11 Fresno 11 52,140
12 San Jose 11 54,421
13 Claremont 9 8,625
14 Orange 9 22,109
15 San Bernardino 9 36,125
16 Stockton 8 27,463
17 Burbank 7 4,325
18 Ventura 7 14,256
19 Visalia 7 16,748
20 Modesto 7 18,221

Largest California Cities and Towns

If you don't find the city or town you want in the list here, you can find ALL cities and towns by navigating through these alphabetical links:

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Adelanto 32,059
Agoura Hills 20,697
Alameda 76,733
Albany 19,249
Alhambra 84,782
Alturas 2,660
Amador City 152
American Canyon 20,271
Anaheim 345,578
Anderson 10,122
Angels 3,753
Antioch 107,501
Apple Valley 71,083
Arcadia 57,564
Arcata 17,752
Arden-Arcade 93,993
Arroyo Grande 17,720
Artesia 16,785
Arvin 20,328
Atascadero 29,084

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Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.


Total Population 38,421,464
Male Share of the Population 49.7%
Female Share of the Population 50.3%
Senior Citizens 12.5%
Employed Population 16+ 16,869,052
Age of the Population 35.8


% of people married 46.5%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 31.4%
Median Earnings25+ $37,084
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $19,700
Median Earnings With High School Degree $27,963


Median Family Income $70,720
% Above Poverty Level 83.7%
% Below Poverty Level 16.3%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 28 minutes
% Working from Home 5.3%
% Walking and Biking to Work 3.8%
% Using Public Transportation 5.2%


People Living Alone 24.1%
Median Gross Rent $1,255
Median House Value $385,500


Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 60.5%
US/American 0.7%
English 5.8%
Irish 6.6%

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Notable Places

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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