Latest Data (2016)
Population 522,053
Nationwide Rank 34

Quick Facts

Fresno, California is the 34th largest city in the United States as of 2016.

Fresno, California is a city.

Fresno, California is as large as it has ever been. In 2016 Fresno had its largest population ever.

Fresno, California is growing somewhat quickly. It is growing faster than 63% of similarly sized cities since 2000.

Fresno, California Border Map

Similarly Sized Cities In US

US Rank Name Population Growth
2000-2016
24 Nashville-Davidson, Tennessee 660,388 20.9%
25 Memphis, Tennessee 652,717 -5.4%
26 Portland, Oregon 639,863 20.7%
27 Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 638,367 25.7%
28 Las Vegas, Nevada 632,912 30.6%
29 Louisville/Jefferson County, Kentucky 616,261 11.2%
30 Baltimore, Maryland 614,664 -5.2%
31 Milwaukee, Wisconsin 595,047 -0.3%
32 Albuquerque, New Mexico 559,277 24.1%
33 Tucson, Arizona 530,706 8.4%
34 Fresno, California 522,053 21.2%
35 Sacramento, California 495,234 21.0%
36 Mesa, Arizona 484,587 20.2%
37 Kansas City, Missouri 481,420 8.8%
38 Atlanta, Georgia 472,522 12.1%
39 Long Beach, California 470,130 1.7%
40 Colorado Springs, Colorado 465,101 28.4%
41 Raleigh, North Carolina 458,880 58.1%
42 Miami, Florida 453,579 24.8%
43 Virginia Beach, Virginia 452,602 6.1%
44 Omaha, Nebraska 446,970 9.0%

Similarly Sized Cities In California

US Rank Name Population Growth
2000-2016
10 San Jose 1,025,350 13.4%
13 San Francisco 870,887 12.0%
34 Fresno 522,053 21.2%
35 Sacramento 495,234 21.0%
39 Long Beach 470,130 1.7%
45 Oakland 420,005 4.8%
53 Bakersfield 376,380 53.6%
56 Anaheim 351,043 6.6%
57 Santa Ana 334,217 -1.2%
59 Riverside 324,722 25.6%
62 Stockton 307,072 25.5%
74 Chula Vista 267,172 52.1%
75 Irvine 266,122 81.4%

Demographics

Population History

Year Population Rank in US
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