Top 100 Biggest Cities In California (1870 Census)

Rank City 1870 Pop Growth Rate (Ann)
1 San Francisco 149,473 10.2%
2 Sacramento 16,283 1.7%

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What was the largest city in California in 1870?

In 1870, the largest city in California was San Francisco, with a population of 149,473. The second largest city is Sacramento, with a population of 16,283.


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