Latest Data (2018)
Population 156,259
Nationwide Rank 165

Quick Facts

Salinas, California is the 165th largest city in the United States as of 2018.

Salinas, California is a city.

Salinas, California is as large as it has ever been. In 2018 Salinas had its largest population ever.

Salinas, California's growth is below average. 63% of similarly sized cities are growing faster since 2000.

Salinas, California Border Map

Similarly Sized Cities In US

US Rank Name Population Growth
2000-2018
155 Cary, North Carolina 168,160 72.6%
156 Springfield, Missouri 168,122 10.4%
157 Fort Collins, Colorado 167,830 39.7%
158 Jackson, Mississippi 164,422 -11.2%
159 Alexandria, Virginia 160,530 24.0%
160 Hayward, California 159,620 13.2%
161 Lancaster, California 159,053 33.4%
162 Lakewood, Colorado 156,798 8.5%
163 Clarksville, Tennessee 156,794 50.8%
164 Palmdale, California 156,667 33.3%
165 Salinas, California 156,259 8.8%
166 Springfield, Massachusetts 155,032 2.0%
167 Hollywood, Florida 154,823 10.8%
168 Pasadena, Texas 153,219 7.9%
169 Sunnyvale, California 153,185 16.2%
170 Macon-Bibb County, Georgia 153,095
171 Kansas City, Kansas 152,958 4.2%
172 Pomona, California 152,361 2.8%
173 Escondido, California 152,213 13.3%
174 Killeen, Texas 149,103 65.4%
175 Naperville, Illinois 148,304 14.6%

Similarly Sized Cities In California

US Rank Name Population Growth
2000-2018
61 Stockton 311,178 27.2%
72 Irvine 282,572 92.6%
76 Chula Vista 271,651 54.6%
96 Fremont 237,807 16.4%
103 San Bernardino 215,941 14.2%
104 Modesto 215,030 13.0%
105 Fontana 213,739 45.6%
106 Santa Clarita 210,089 34.9%
108 Oxnard 209,877 22.2%
110 Moreno Valley 209,050 45.9%
112 Glendale 201,361 3.0%
113 Huntington Beach 200,641 5.5%
141 Ontario 181,107 14.1%
145 Rancho Cucamonga 177,751 37.6%
146 Santa Rosa 177,586 18.9%
147 Oceanside 176,080 8.7%
149 Elk Grove 172,886 111.6%
150 Garden Grove 172,646 4.3%
154 Corona 168,819 30.8%
160 Hayward 159,620 13.2%
161 Lancaster 159,053 33.4%
164 Palmdale 156,667 33.3%
165 Salinas 156,259 8.8%
169 Sunnyvale 153,185 16.2%
172 Pomona 152,361 2.8%
173 Escondido 152,213 13.3%
181 Torrance 145,182 5.0%
187 Pasadena 141,371 5.0%
191 Fullerton 139,640 10.3%
193 Orange 139,484 7.3%
195 Roseville 139,117 71.1%
205 Visalia 133,800 39.9%
212 Concord 129,688 6.0%
214 Santa Clara 129,488 26.4%
217 Thousand Oaks 127,690 8.6%
221 Simi Valley 125,851 12.3%
228 Victorville 122,312 89.5%
230 Vallejo 121,913 3.8%
232 Berkeley 121,643 18.0%
244 Fairfield 116,884 20.7%
249 Carlsbad 115,877 45.9%
250 El Monte 115,586 -0.5%
251 Murrieta 114,985 121.9%
252 Temecula 114,742 67.0%
255 Costa Mesa 113,615 3.7%
261 Downey 112,269 4.4%
262 Clovis 112,022 60.2%
267 Antioch 111,535 21.8%
271 San Buenaventura (Ventura) 111,128 9.7%
275 Richmond 110,146 10.5%
277 Inglewood 109,419 -2.9%
280 Jurupa Valley 108,393
283 Santa Maria 107,408 37.5%
286 Daly City 107,008 3.2%
290 West Covina 106,311 0.9%
293 Norwalk 105,120 0.5%
294 San Mateo 105,025 13.2%
298 Burbank 103,695 3.2%
299 Rialto 103,440 11.4%
301 El Cajon 103,241 8.5%
306 Vista 101,224 12.5%
310 Vacaville 100,154 11.9%
326 San Marcos 96,847 73.3%
327 Compton 96,617 3.1%
335 Hesperia 95,274 51.1%
336 Mission Viejo 95,202 1.7%
337 Chico 94,776 22.9%
342 South Gate 94,443 -2.1%
353 Menifee 92,595 116.4%
356 Carson 91,909 2.1%
357 Tracy 91,812 58.1%
358 Redding 91,772 12.7%
360 Chino 91,583 30.7%
361 Santa Monica 91,411 8.3%
362 Santa Barbara 91,350 1.9%
363 Indio 91,240 81.3%
365 Westminster 90,938 3.0%
367 Livermore 90,269 22.0%
368 San Leandro 89,703 12.4%
378 Citrus Heights 87,910 2.9%
384 Hawthorne 86,965 3.2%
387 Redwood City 86,200 14.2%
388 Whittier 86,064 2.6%
391 Lake Forest 85,623 12.5%
394 Newport Beach 85,326 7.9%
395 Hemet 85,275 43.5%
402 Alhambra 84,649 -0.6%
408 Chino Hills 83,447 23.8%
409 Mountain View 83,377 17.9%
410 Merced 83,316 28.8%
414 Buena Park 82,421 5.5%
416 Pleasanton 82,372 28.1%
424 Manteca 81,592 61.8%
433 Milpitas 80,430 27.9%
435 Lakewood 80,140 0.8%
436 Tustin 79,795 17.8%
439 Napa 79,263 8.7%
440 Perris 79,133 117.4%
441 Folsom 79,022 49.9%
444 Alameda 78,338 8.0%

Demographics

Population History

Year Population Rank in US
2018 156,259 165
2017 157,596 162
2016 157,218 162
2015 157,380 161
2014 156,677 158
2013 155,662 157
2012 154,484 157
2011 152,763 158
2010 150,441 159
2009 144,278 165
2008 142,705 165
2007 141,496 164
2006 141,875 162
2005 143,971 159
2004 146,200 152
2003 146,575 151
2002 146,455 148
2001 145,377 149
2000 143,497 150
1990 108,863 178