List of largest cities on the United States West Coast

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This list of the largest cities on the United States West Coast includes the largest cities by population within the West Coast states of Alaska, Washington, Oregon, and California. Historically, the largest population hubs along the West Coast have been centered along the coastal regions and port cities such as Los Angeles, San Francisco, Seattle, Portland, San Diego, and Anchorage.[1][2][3] The majority of the West Coast's largest cities are located within the state of California, with Los Angeles being the largest.

Cities[edit]

dagger County seat
2017 Rank City State County /
borough
Population
(2017 est.)[4]
Metro Notes
1 Los Angeles County seat California Los Angeles 3,999,759 13,131,431 Largest city in California
2 San Diego County seat California San Diego 1,419,516 3,317,749
3 San Jose County seat California Santa Clara 1,035,317 1,998,463 Located within the San Francisco Bay Area
4 San Francisco County seat California San Francisco 884,363 4,727,357
5 Seattle County seat Washington King 724,745 3,733,580 Largest city in Washington
6 Portland County seat Oregon Multnomah 647,805 2,389,228 Largest city in Oregon
7 Fresno County seat California Fresno 527,438 972,297
8 Sacramento County seat California Sacramento 501,901 2,149,127
9 Long Beach California Los Angeles 469,450 13,131,431 Located within the Los Angeles metropolitan area
10 Oakland County seat California Alameda 425,195 N/A
11 Bakersfield County seat California Kern 380,874 839,631
12 Anaheim California Orange 352,497 N/A Located within the Los Angeles metropolitan area
13 Santa Ana County seat California Orange 334,136 N/A Located within the Los Angeles metropolitan area
14 Riverside County seat California Riverside 327,728 N/A
15 Stockton County seat California San Joaquin 310,496 726,126
16 Anchorage County seat Alaska Anchorage 294,356 401,635 Largest city in Alaska
17 Irvine California Orange 277,453 N/A
18 Chula Vista California San Diego 270,471 N/A Located within San Diego metropolitan area
19 Fremont California Alameda 234,962 N/A
20 Spokane County seat Washington Spokane 217,300 556,634
21 San Bernardino County seat California San Bernardino 216,995 4,224,851
22 Modesto County seat California Stanislaus 547,899 N/A
23 Tacoma County seat Washington Pierce 213,418 3,733,580
24 Fontana California San Bernardino 211,815 N/A
25 Santa Clarita California Los Angeles 210,888 13,155,788
26 Oxnard California Ventura 210,037 N/A
27 Moreno Valley California Riverside 207,226 N/A
28 Glendale California Los Angeles 203,054 N/A
29 Huntington Beach California Orange 201,874 N/A
30 Rancho Cucamonga California San Bernardino 177,452 N/A
31 Oceanside California San Diego 176,193 N/A
32 Ontario California San Bernardino 216,995 N/A
33 Vancouver County seat Washington Clark 176,400 2,389,228 Located within Portland metropolitan area[5]
34 Santa Rosa County seat California Sonoma 175,269 N/A
35 Garden Grove California Orange 174,226 N/A Located within Los Angeles metropolitan area
36 Elk Grove California Sacramento 171,844 N/A Located within Sacramento metropolitan area
37 Salem County seat Oregon Marion 169,798 400,408 Capital city of Oregon
38 Eugene County seat Oregon Lane 168,916 369,519
39 Corona California Riverside 167,836 4,224,851 Located within Riverside metropolitan area
40 Hayward California Alameda 160,500 7,468,390 Located within San Francisco Bay Area
41 Lancaster California Los Angeles 160,316 N/A
42 Salinas County seat California Monterey 157,596 N/A
43 Palmdale California Los Angeles 157,519 12,828,837 Charter city
44 Sunnyvale California Santa Clara 153,656 Located within San Francisco Bay Area
45 Pomona California Los Angeles 152,939
46 Escondido California San Diego 151,969
47 Torrance California Los Angeles 146,758 N/A Located within Los Angeles Metropolitan area
48 Bellevue Washington King 144,444 3,733,580 Located within Seattle metropolitan area
49 Pasadena California Los Angeles 142,647 N/A Located within Los Angeles metropolitan area
50 Orange California Orange 140,560 N/A
51 Fullerton California Orange 140,392 N/A
52 Roseville California Placer 135,329 N/A Located within Sacramento metropolitan area
53 Visalia County seat California Tulare 133,010 N/A Located within San Joaquin Valley
54 Concord California Contra Costa 129,783 N/A Located within San Francisco Bay Area
55 Thousand Oaks California Ventura 128,995 N/A Located within Los Angeles metropolitan area
56 Kent Washington King 128,458 N/A Located within Seattle metropolitan area
57 Santa Clara California Santa Clara 127,134 N/A Located within San Francisco Bay Area
58 Simi Valley California Ventura 126,878 N/A Located within Greater Los Angeles
59 Victorville California San Bernardino 122,441 N/A
60 Berkeley California Alameda 122,324 N/A Located within San Francisco Bay Area
61 Vallejo California Solano 122,105 N/A Located within San Francisco Bay Area
62 Fairfield County seat California Solano 116,266 N/A Located within San Francisco Bay Area
63 El Monte California Los Angeles 116,109 N/A
64 Carlsbad California San Diego 115,330 N/A Located within San Diego metropolitan area
65 Temecula California Riverside 114,327 N/A
66 Costa Mesa California Orange 113,825 N/A
67 Murrieta California Riverside 113,326 N/A
68 Downey California Los Angeles 113,092 N/A
69 Antioch California Contra Costa 111,674 N/A
70 Gresham Oregon Multnomah 111,053 2,314,554 Located within Portland metropolitan area[6]
71 Ventura California Ventura 110,790 N/A Officially the City of San Buenaventura[7]
72 Inglewood California Los Angeles 110,598 N/A Located within Los Angeles metropolitan area
73 Everett County seat Washington Snohomish 110,079 3,733,580 Located within Seattle metropolitan area
74 Richmond California Contra Costa 110,040 N/A Located within San Francisco Bay Area
75 Clovis California Fresno 109,691 N/A
76 West Covina California Los Angeles 107,598 N/A Located within Greater Los Angeles
77 Daly City California San Mateo 107,074 N/A
78 Santa Maria California Santa Barbara 107,014 N/A
79 Hillsboro County seat Oregon Washington 106,894 N/A Located within Portland metropolitan area[6]
80 Norwalk California Los Angeles 106,084 N/A Located within Greater Los Angeles
81 Jurupa Valley California Riverside 106,028 N/A
82 Burbank California Los Angeles 104,834 N/A Located within Los Angeles metropolitan area
83 San Mateo California San Mateo 104,748 N/A
84 El Cajon California San Diego 103,894 N/A
85 Rialto California San Bernardino 103,562 N/A
86 Vista California San Diego 101,568 N/A Located within San Diego metropolitan area
87 Renton Washington King 101,379 N/A Located within Seattle metropolitan area
88 Vacaville California Solano 100,032 N/A
89 Compton California Los Angeles 97,612 N/A Located within Los Angeles metropolitan area
90 Spokane Valley Washington Spokane 97,847 547,924 Located within Spokane metropolitan area
91 Beaverton Oregon Washington 97,514 N/A Located within Portland metropolitan area[6]
92 Federal Way Washington King 96,690 N/A Located within Seattle metropolitan area
93 San Marcos California San Diego 96,198 N/A
94 Mission Viejo California Orange 96,016 N/A
95 South Gate California Los Angeles 95,430 N/A
96 Hesperia California San Bernardino 94,859 N/A
97 Bend County seat Oregon Deschutes 94,520 N/A
98 Yakima County seat Washington Yakima 93,667 N/A
99 Chico California Butte 93,293 N/A
100 Carson California Los Angeles 92,735 N/A
101 Santa Monica California Los Angeles 92,306 N/A
102 Santa Barbara County seat California Santa Barbara 92,101 N/A
103 Redding County seat California Shasta 91,794 N/A
104 Westminster California Orange 91,564 N/A
105 Tracy California San Joaquin 90,889 N/A
106 San Leandro California Alameda 90,553 N/A Located within San Francisco Bay Area
107 Livermore California Alameda 90,295 N/A Located within San Francisco Bay Area
108 Indio California Riverside 89,793 N/A
109 Bellingham County seat Washington Whatcomb 89,045 221,404
110 Kirkland Washington King 88,630 N/A Located within Seattle metropolitan area

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