Latest Data (2017)
Population 157,596
Nationwide Rank 162

Quick Facts

Salinas, California is the 162nd largest city in the United States as of 2017.

Salinas, California is a city.

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

Salinas, California's growth is below average. 61% of similarly sized cities are growing faster since 2000.

Salinas, California Border Map

Similarly Sized Cities In US

US Rank Name Population Growth
2000-2017
152 Eugene, Oregon 168,916 21.4%
153 Peoria, Arizona 168,181 51.5%
154 Corona, California 167,836 30.0%
155 Springfield, Missouri 167,376 9.9%
156 Jackson, Mississippi 166,965 -9.8%
157 Cary, North Carolina 165,904 70.3%
158 Fort Collins, Colorado 165,080 37.4%
159 Hayward, California 160,500 13.8%
160 Lancaster, California 160,316 34.5%
161 Alexandria, Virginia 160,035 23.6%
162 Salinas, California 157,596 9.8%
163 Palmdale, California 157,519 34.0%
164 Lakewood, Colorado 154,958 7.3%
165 Springfield, Massachusetts 154,758 1.8%
166 Sunnyvale, California 153,656 16.5%
167 Hollywood, Florida 153,627 9.9%
168 Pasadena, Texas 153,520 8.1%
169 Clarksville, Tennessee 153,205 47.3%
170 Pomona, California 152,939 3.2%
171 Kansas City, Kansas 152,938 4.1%
172 Macon-Bibb County, Georgia 152,663

Similarly Sized Cities In California

US Rank Name Population Growth
2000-2017
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%
281 Daly City 107,074 3.3%
282 Santa Maria 107,014 37.0%
285 Norwalk 106,084 1.4%
286 Jurupa Valley 106,028
293 Burbank 104,834 4.3%
294 San Mateo 104,748 12.9%
296 El Cajon 103,894 9.2%
297 Rialto 103,562 11.5%
301 Vista 101,568 12.9%
307 Vacaville 100,032 11.8%
315 Compton 97,612 4.2%
322 San Marcos 96,198 72.1%
325 Mission Viejo 96,016 2.5%
328 South Gate 95,430 -1.1%
330 Hesperia 94,859 50.4%
344 Chico 93,293 21.0%
345 Carson 92,735 3.0%
347 Santa Monica 92,306 9.4%
350 Santa Barbara 92,101 2.8%
355 Redding 91,794 12.7%
356 Westminster 91,564 3.7%
357 Tracy 90,889 56.5%
359 Menifee 90,595 111.7%
360 San Leandro 90,553 13.5%
361 Livermore 90,295 22.1%
364 Chino 89,797 28.2%
365 Indio 89,793 78.4%
375 Citrus Heights 87,931 2.9%
376 Hawthorne 87,854 4.3%
381 Whittier 86,838 3.5%
382 Redwood City 86,685 14.8%
386 Newport Beach 86,160 9.0%
389 Alhambra 85,396 0.2%
392 Hemet 85,160 43.3%
401 Lake Forest 84,293 10.8%
406 Merced 83,081 28.5%
407 Buena Park 83,015 6.3%
408 Pleasanton 83,007 29.1%
416 Mountain View 81,438 15.2%
421 Lakewood 80,967 1.9%
426 Tustin 80,498 18.8%
427 Chino Hills 80,374 19.3%
432 Napa 79,774 9.4%
435 Manteca 79,268 57.2%
436 Alameda 79,177 9.2%

Demographics

Population History

Year Population Rank in US
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