Latest Data (2017)
Population 527,438
Nationwide Rank 34

Quick Facts

Fresno, California is the 34th largest city in the United States as of 2017.

Fresno, California is a city.

Fresno, California is as large as it has ever been. In 2017 Fresno had its largest population ever.

Fresno, California is growing somewhat quickly. It is growing faster than 60% of similarly sized cities since 2000.

Fresno, California Border Map

Similarly Sized Cities In US

US Rank Name Population Growth
2000-2017
24 Nashville-Davidson, Tennessee 667,560 22.2%
25 Memphis, Tennessee 652,236 -5.4%
26 Portland, Oregon 647,805 22.2%
27 Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 643,648 26.8%
28 Las Vegas, Nevada 641,676 32.4%
29 Louisville/Jefferson County, Kentucky 621,349 12.1%
30 Baltimore, Maryland 611,648 -5.7%
31 Milwaukee, Wisconsin 595,351 -0.2%
32 Albuquerque, New Mexico 558,545 23.9%
33 Tucson, Arizona 535,677 9.4%
34 Fresno, California 527,438 22.4%
35 Sacramento, California 501,901 22.6%
36 Mesa, Arizona 496,401 23.2%
37 Kansas City, Missouri 488,943 10.5%
38 Atlanta, Georgia 486,290 15.4%
39 Long Beach, California 469,450 1.5%
40 Omaha, Nebraska 466,893 13.9%
41 Raleigh, North Carolina 464,758 60.1%
42 Colorado Springs, Colorado 464,474 28.2%
43 Miami, Florida 463,347 27.5%
44 Virginia Beach, Virginia 450,435 5.6%

Similarly Sized Cities In California

US Rank Name Population Growth
2000-2017
10 San Jose 1,035,317 14.5%
13 San Francisco 884,363 13.7%
34 Fresno 527,438 22.4%
35 Sacramento 501,901 22.6%
39 Long Beach 469,450 1.5%
45 Oakland 425,195 6.1%
53 Bakersfield 380,874 55.4%
55 Anaheim 352,497 7.0%
57 Santa Ana 334,136 -1.2%
58 Riverside 327,728 26.8%
61 Stockton 310,496 26.9%
73 Irvine 277,453 89.1%
76 Chula Vista 270,471 54.0%

Demographics

Population History

Year Population Rank in US
2017 527,438 34
2016 522,053 34
2015 520,052 34
2014 515,986 34
2013 509,924 34
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