Latest Data (2017)
Population 214,221
Nationwide Rank 103

Quick Facts

Modesto, California is the 103rd largest city in the United States as of 2017.

Modesto, California is a city.

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

Modesto, California's growth is about average. 57% of similarly sized cities are growing faster since 2000.

Modesto, California Border Map

Similarly Sized Cities In US

US Rank Name Population Growth
2000-2017
93 Irving, Texas 240,373 25.2%
94 Hialeah, Florida 239,673 5.9%
95 Garland, Texas 238,002 10.1%
96 Fremont, California 234,962 15.0%
97 Richmond, Virginia 227,032 14.8%
98 Boise City, Idaho 226,570 15.8%
99 Baton Rouge, Louisiana 225,374 -1.3%
100 Des Moines, Iowa 217,521 8.9%
101 Spokane, Washington 217,108 10.2%
102 San Bernardino, California 216,995 14.8%
103 Modesto, California 214,221 12.6%
104 Tacoma, Washington 213,418 10.0%
105 Fontana, California 211,815 44.3%
106 Santa Clarita, California 210,888 35.5%
107 Birmingham, Alabama 210,710 -12.9%
108 Oxnard, California 210,037 22.3%
109 Fayetteville, North Carolina 209,889 5.2%
110 Rochester, New York 208,046 -5.2%
111 Moreno Valley, California 207,226 44.6%
112 Glendale, California 203,054 3.9%
113 Yonkers, New York 202,019 2.9%

Similarly Sized Cities In California

US Rank Name Population Growth
2000-2017
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%
96 Fremont 234,962 15.0%
102 San Bernardino 216,995 14.8%
103 Modesto 214,221 12.6%
105 Fontana 211,815 44.3%
106 Santa Clarita 210,888 35.5%
108 Oxnard 210,037 22.3%
111 Moreno Valley 207,226 44.6%
112 Glendale 203,054 3.9%
114 Huntington Beach 201,874 6.2%
141 Rancho Cucamonga 177,452 37.4%
144 Oceanside 176,193 8.7%
145 Ontario 175,841 10.8%
147 Santa Rosa 175,269 17.4%
148 Garden Grove 174,226 5.3%
149 Elk Grove 171,844 110.3%
154 Corona 167,836 30.0%
159 Hayward 160,500 13.8%
160 Lancaster 160,316 34.5%
162 Salinas 157,596 9.8%
163 Palmdale 157,519 34.0%
166 Sunnyvale 153,656 16.5%
170 Pomona 152,939 3.2%
173 Escondido 151,969 13.1%
178 Torrance 146,758 6.1%
186 Pasadena 142,647 6.0%
187 Orange 140,560 8.1%
188 Fullerton 140,392 10.9%
199 Roseville 135,329 66.4%
206 Visalia 133,010 39.1%
213 Concord 129,783 6.1%
214 Thousand Oaks 128,995 9.8%
216 Santa Clara 127,134 24.1%
217 Simi Valley 126,878 13.3%
224 Victorville 122,441 89.7%
226 Berkeley 122,324 18.7%
227 Vallejo 122,105 4.0%
242 Fairfield 116,266 20.0%
243 El Monte 116,109 0.0%
246 Carlsbad 115,330 45.2%
248 Temecula 114,327 66.4%
250 Costa Mesa 113,825 3.9%
254 Murrieta 113,326 118.7%
255 Downey 113,092 5.2%
259 Antioch 111,674 21.9%
267 San Buenaventura (Ventura) 110,790 9.4%
268 Inglewood 110,598 -1.8%
273 Richmond 110,040 10.4%
274 Clovis 109,691 56.8%
279 West Covina 107,598 2.1%

Demographics

Population History

Year Population Rank in US
2017 214,221 103
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