Latest Data (2016)
Population 160,106
Nationwide Rank 159

Quick Facts

Lancaster, California is the 159th largest city in the United States as of 2016.

Lancaster, California is a city.

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

Lancaster, California is growing somewhat quickly. It is growing faster than 74% of similarly sized cities since 2000.

Lancaster, California Border Map

Similarly Sized Cities In US

US Rank Name Population Growth
2000-2016
149 Jackson, Mississippi 169,148 -8.6%
150 Pembroke Pines, Florida 168,587 21.9%
151 Salem, Oregon 167,419 21.3%
152 Springfield, Missouri 167,319 9.9%
153 Corona, California 166,785 29.2%
154 Eugene, Oregon 166,575 19.7%
155 Fort Collins, Colorado 164,207 36.7%
156 Peoria, Arizona 164,173 47.9%
157 Frisco, Texas 163,656 363.8%
158 Cary, North Carolina 162,320 66.6%
159 Lancaster, California 160,106 34.3%
160 Hayward, California 158,937 12.7%
161 Palmdale, California 157,356 33.8%
162 Salinas, California 157,218 9.5%
163 Alexandria, Virginia 155,810 20.3%
164 Lakewood, Colorado 154,393 6.9%
165 Springfield, Massachusetts 154,074 1.4%
166 Pasadena, Texas 153,351 8.0%
167 Sunnyvale, California 152,771 15.8%
168 Macon-Bibb County, Georgia 152,555
169 Pomona, California 152,494 2.9%

Similarly Sized Cities In California

US Rank Name Population Growth
2000-2016
62 Stockton 307,072 25.5%
74 Chula Vista 267,172 52.1%
75 Irvine 266,122 81.4%
96 Fremont 233,136 14.1%
100 San Bernardino 216,239 14.4%
103 Modesto 212,175 11.5%
106 Fontana 209,665 42.8%
108 Oxnard 207,906 21.1%
109 Moreno Valley 205,499 43.4%
112 Glendale 200,831 2.8%
114 Huntington Beach 200,652 5.6%
134 Santa Clarita 181,972 16.9%
140 Rancho Cucamonga 176,534 36.7%
141 Oceanside 175,464 8.3%
142 Santa Rosa 175,155 17.3%
143 Garden Grove 174,858 5.7%
146 Ontario 173,212 9.1%
148 Elk Grove 169,743 107.8%
153 Corona 166,785 29.2%
159 Lancaster 160,106 34.3%
160 Hayward 158,937 12.7%
161 Palmdale 157,356 33.8%
162 Salinas 157,218 9.5%
167 Sunnyvale 152,771 15.8%
169 Pomona 152,494 2.9%
172 Escondido 151,613 12.8%
176 Torrance 147,195 6.4%
185 Pasadena 142,059 5.5%
187 Fullerton 140,721 11.2%
188 Orange 140,504 8.1%
203 Roseville 132,671 63.1%
208 Visalia 131,074 37.0%
212 Thousand Oaks 128,888 9.7%
213 Concord 128,726 5.2%
218 Simi Valley 126,327 12.8%
219 Santa Clara 125,948 23.0%
222 Victorville 122,265 89.4%
225 Vallejo 121,299 3.3%
226 Berkeley 121,240 17.6%
240 El Monte 115,807 -0.3%
242 Fairfield 114,756 18.5%
246 Carlsbad 113,952 43.4%
251 Downey 113,267 5.3%
253 Temecula 113,054 64.5%
254 Costa Mesa 112,822 3.0%
257 Murrieta 111,674 115.5%
260 Antioch 110,898 21.1%
261 Inglewood 110,654 -1.8%
269 Richmond 109,813 10.2%
270 San Buenaventura (Ventura) 109,592 8.2%
277 West Covina 107,847 2.4%
279 Clovis 106,583 52.4%
280 Daly City 106,472 2.7%
282 Santa Maria 106,290 36.1%
283 Norwalk 106,178 1.5%
290 Burbank 104,447 3.9%
292 San Mateo 103,959 12.1%
293 El Cajon 103,768 9.1%
294 Jurupa Valley 103,541
295 Rialto 103,314 11.3%
301 Vista 101,659 13.0%
310 Vacaville 98,303 9.9%
313 Compton 97,550 4.1%
317 Mission Viejo 96,396 2.9%
325 South Gate 95,538 -1.0%
327 San Marcos 95,261 70.5%
337 Hesperia 93,724 48.6%
340 Carson 92,797 3.1%
343 Santa Monica 92,478 9.6%
344 Santa Barbara 91,930 2.6%
346 Redding 91,808 12.7%
347 Chico 91,567 18.7%
348 Westminster 91,565 3.7%
354 San Leandro 90,465 13.4%
358 Tracy 89,274 53.7%
361 Livermore 89,115 20.5%
364 Menifee 88,531 106.9%
365 Indio 88,488 75.8%
370 Hawthorne 88,031 4.5%
372 Chino 87,776 25.3%
377 Citrus Heights 87,432 2.4%
378 Whittier 86,883 3.6%
380 Newport Beach 86,688 9.6%
385 Alhambra 85,474 0.3%
390 Redwood City 84,950 12.5%
392 Hemet 84,281 41.8%
401 Lake Forest 83,240 9.4%
402 Buena Park 83,156 6.5%
407 Merced 82,594 27.7%
410 Pleasanton 82,270 27.9%
417 Lakewood 81,138 2.1%
421 Mountain View 80,447 13.8%
422 Napa 80,416 10.3%
423 Tustin 80,395 18.7%

Demographics

Population History

Year Population Rank in US
2016 160,106 159
2015 161,103 157
2014 161,043 154
2013 159,523 153
2012 159,055 151
2011 158,372 147
2010 156,633 147
2009 145,776 163
2008 144,156 164
2007 141,473 165
2006 138,209 173
2005 132,391 177
2004 127,385 181
2003 124,722 182
2002 123,282 186
2001 121,005 188
2000 119,147 188
1990 98,445 209