Latest Data (2016)
Population 212,175
Nationwide Rank 103

Quick Facts

Modesto, California is the 103rd largest city in the United States as of 2016.

Modesto, California is a city.

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

Modesto, California's growth is about average. 54% of similarly sized cities are growing faster since 2000.

Modesto, California Border Map

Similarly Sized Cities In US

US Rank Name Population Growth
2000-2016
93 Gilbert, Arizona 237,133 102.1%
94 Hialeah, Florida 236,387 4.5%
95 Garland, Texas 234,943 8.7%
96 Fremont, California 233,136 14.1%
97 Baton Rouge, Louisiana 227,715 -0.2%
98 Richmond, Virginia 223,170 12.8%
99 Boise City, Idaho 223,154 14.0%
100 San Bernardino, California 216,239 14.4%
101 Spokane, Washington 215,973 9.6%
102 Des Moines, Iowa 215,472 7.9%
103 Modesto, California 212,175 11.5%
104 Birmingham, Alabama 212,157 -12.3%
105 Tacoma, Washington 211,277 8.9%
106 Fontana, California 209,665 42.8%
107 Rochester, New York 208,880 -4.8%
108 Oxnard, California 207,906 21.1%
109 Moreno Valley, California 205,499 43.4%
110 Fayetteville, North Carolina 204,759 2.6%
111 Aurora, Illinois 201,110 39.1%
112 Glendale, California 200,831 2.8%
113 Yonkers, New York 200,807 2.3%

Similarly Sized Cities In California

US Rank Name Population Growth
2000-2016
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%
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%

Demographics

Population History

Year Population Rank in US
2016 212,175 103
2015 211,266 103
2014 209,286 104
2013 204,933 105
2012 203,547 106
2011 202,229 106
2010 201,165 106
2009 202,743 105
2008 201,766 105
2007 201,902 101
2006 202,095 97
2005 204,077 96
2004 204,456 93
2003 204,543 91
2002 201,620 91
2001 196,066 102
2000 190,177 105
1990 166,430 107