Latest Data (2012)
Population 505,882
Nationwide Rank 34

Quick Facts

Fresno, California is the 34th largest city in the United States as of 2012.

Fresno, California is a city.

Fresno, California is as large as it has ever been. In 2012 Fresno had its largest population ever.

Fresno, California is growing somewhat quickly. It is growing faster than 72% of similarly sized cities since 2000.

Fresno, California Border Map

Similarly Sized Cities

Rank Name Growth
2000-2012
28 Portland, Oregon 13.8%
29 Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 18.0%
30 Milwaukee, Wisconsin 0.3%
31 Las Vegas, Nevada 23.1%
32 Albuquerque, New Mexico 23.2%
33 Tucson, Arizona 7.1%
34 Fresno, California 17.4%
35 Sacramento, California 16.1%
36 Long Beach, California 1.2%
37 Kansas City, Missouri 4.9%
38 Mesa, Arizona 12.2%
39 Virginia Beach, Virginia 4.8%
40 Atlanta, Georgia 5.3%

Demographics

Population History

Year Population Rank in US
2012 505,882 34
2011 501,149 34
2010 494,665 34
2009 479,918 36
2008 472,949 36
2007 465,669 36
2006 460,165 37
2005 456,574 37
2004 453,517 39
2003 449,393 39
2002 442,987 38
2001 435,670 38
2000 430,724 38
1990 355,444 48
1980 218,202 65
1970 165,972 82
1960 133,929 91