Latest Data (2016)
Population 420,005
Nationwide Rank 45

Quick Facts

Oakland, California is the 45th largest city in the United States as of 2016.

Oakland, California is a city.

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

Oakland, California's growth is below average. 77% of similarly sized cities are growing faster since 2000.

Oakland, California Border Map

Similarly Sized Cities In US

US Rank Name Population Growth
2000-2016
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%
45 Oakland, California 420,005 4.8%
46 Minneapolis, Minnesota 413,651 8.1%
47 Tulsa, Oklahoma 403,090 2.6%
48 Arlington, Texas 392,772 17.3%
49 New Orleans, Louisiana 391,495 -19.0%
50 Wichita, Kansas 389,902 10.6%
51 Cleveland, Ohio 385,809 -19.0%
52 Tampa, Florida 377,165 24.0%
53 Bakersfield, California 376,380 53.6%
54 Aurora, Colorado 361,710 30.1%
55 Honolulu, Hawaii 351,792 -5.1%

Similarly Sized Cities In California

US Rank Name Population Growth
2000-2016
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%
96 Fremont 233,136 14.1%
100 San Bernardino 216,239 14.4%
103 Modesto 212,175 11.5%

Demographics

Population History

Year Population Rank in US
2016 420,005 45
2015 419,267 45
2014 413,775 45
2013 406,253 45
2012 400,740 45
2011 395,935 45
2010 390,724 47
2009 409,189 44
2008 403,188 44
2007 397,441 45
2006 392,076 45
2005 392,112 45
2004 394,433 44
2003 397,511 44
2002 400,564 44
2001 403,492 44
2000 400,674 44
1990 399,886 35
1980 339,337 43
1970 361,561 38
1960 367,548 33
1950 384,575 27
1940 302,163 29
1930 284,063 30
1920 216,261 31
1910 150,174 32
1900 66,960 56
1890 48,682 60
1880 34,555 51