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California Top 100 City Rankings

September 1, 2009

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Ranking people, places, and things is a very popular and very American statistical exercise. Our egos love order, hierarchy, echelons, classes, groupings, tiers, and segmentation. Pecking orders are de rigeur. Let’s begin our series on City Rankings by ranking the top 100 populated cities within the State of California by a new statistic called Assessed Valuation Per Occupied Household. The AVPOHH appears to be a strong indicator of community economic wealth which examines the dollar value of allsecured and unsecured land and improvements (both residential and commercial) per occupied household. What is also unique is we applied a tiered population ranking system. In other words, we grouped cities by population tiers and ranked the cities within each tier. Here’s how the top 100 California cities were tiered:

Tier 1 = Population > 350,000
Tier 2 = Population > 200,000 and < 350,000
Tier 3 = Population > 141,000 and < 200,000
Tier 4 = Population > 100,000 and < 141,000
Tier 5 = Population > 79,000 and < 100,000

The following table includes preliminary 2009 estimates of the top 100 populated cities in California.  If you are interested in the ranking of all 478, please call me.  If you are interested in the most comprehensive city forecasting database and precision-based analytical rankings available, give us a call as well. Enjoy.

R = Rank
T = Tier
Pop = 2009 Population
R2 = Tier Rank of Assessed Valuation Per Occupied Household
AVPOHH = 2009 Assessed  Valuation Per Occupied Household
AVPP = 2009 Assessed  Valuation Per Person
OH = 2009 Occupied  Households
AV = 2009 Assessed Valuation

R T Pop R2 City County  AVPOHH AVPP OH AV
                   
1 1 1,001,012 1 San Jose Santa Clara 408,405 124,707 311,452 124,833,000,000
2 1 831,556 2 San Francisco San Francisco 405,712 168,222 361,777 139,886,000,000
3 1 1,353,813 3 San Diego San Diego 371,967 135,311 513,065 183,186,000,000
4 1 355,259 4 Anaheim Orange 352,443 98,485 102,086 34,987,728,549
5 1 4,130,904 5 Los Angeles Los Angeles 308,201 100,165 1,407,967 413,774,000,000
6 1 363,352 6 Santa Ana Orange 295,322 60,343 75,856 21,925,591,814
7 1 506,753 7 Long Beach Los Angeles 271,731 89,251 175,164 45,228,019,409
8 1 427,159 8 Oakland Alameda 265,784 98,347 165,102 42,009,825,183
9 1 480,466 9 Sacramento Sacramento 231,076 88,155 194,316 42,355,623,948
10 1 494,542 10 Fresno Fresno 189,561 61,146 169,715 30,239,386,204
                   
11 2 207,753 1 Irvine Orange 626,109 227,460 79,039 47,255,580,460
12 2 217,605 2 Fremont Alameda 481,155 157,265 72,390 34,221,699,316
13 2 207,929 3 Huntington Beach Orange 368,406 134,622 78,049 27,991,838,467
14 2 234,117 4 Chula Vista San Diego 327,757 106,050 78,101 24,828,238,181
15 2 212,974 5 Glendale Los Angeles 309,550 106,062 74,911 22,588,450,418
16 2 299,580 6 Riverside Riverside 262,961 82,985 99,037 24,860,621,023
17 2 297,926 7 Stockton San Joaquin 231,174 71,959 96,854 21,438,592,773
18 2 332,289 8 Bakersfield Kern 226,428 74,581 115,775 24,782,325,844
19 2 210,766 9 San Bernardino San Bernardino 205,387 57,770 66,640 12,175,964,308
20 2 215,047 10 Modesto Stanislaus 196,359 66,285 75,074 14,254,514,955
                   
21 3 177,550 1 Ontario San Bernardino 422,981 108,760 47,390 19,310,357,642
22 3 152,729 2 Torrance Los Angeles 414,725 153,079 57,845 23,379,699,011
23 3 150,268 3 Corona Riverside 402,578 117,742 45,612 17,692,878,758
24 3 182,132 4 Santa Clarita Los Angeles 393,582 123,035 58,796 22,408,606,032
25 3 142,533 5 Orange Orange 389,869 118,870 44,491 16,942,914,755
26 3 177,170 6 R. Cucamonga San Bernardino 382,397 116,629 55,716 20,663,205,871
27 3 151,397 7 Pasadena Los Angeles 375,165 137,971 58,135 20,888,433,996
28 3 151,996 8 Hayward Alameda 347,708 108,384 48,561 16,474,034,036
29 3 186,740 9 Fontana San Bernardino 322,460 82,392 50,365 15,385,846,039
30 3 141,224 10 Fullerton Orange 321,776 104,512 47,092 14,759,553,299
31 3 198,416 11 Oxnard Ventura 320,934 81,438 52,185 16,158,709,023
32 3 162,421 12 Santa Rosa Sonoma 313,005 121,767 64,918 19,777,541,740
33 3 181,604 13 Oceanside San Diego 303,063 102,862 65,014 18,680,223,945
34 3 149,553 14 Palmdale Los Angeles 285,647 81,661 46,254 12,212,551,011
35 3 145,769 15 Escondido San Diego 277,467 88,212 47,646 12,858,656,205
36 3 177,633 16 Garden Grove Orange 271,447 71,315 47,597 12,667,880,926
37 3 185,533 17 Moreno Valley Riverside 268,753 72,911 53,560 13,527,403,525
38 3 147,856 18 Lancaster Los Angeles 260,721 79,636 49,321 11,774,670,023
39 3 153,738 19 Salinas Monterey 245,539 65,693 42,595 10,099,526,909
40 3 166,693 20 Pomona Los Angeles 235,758 55,806 41,276 9,302,532,716
                   
41 4 104,182 1 Carlsbad San Diego 595,471 236,262 44,320 24,614,394,565
42 4 117,446 2 Santa Clara Santa Clara 562,892 208,405 44,729 24,476,248,733
43 4 100,935 3 Carson Los Angeles 527,420 134,516 26,464 13,577,382,608
44 4 131,326 4 Thousand Oaks Ventura 511,323 178,484 47,119 23,439,572,551
45 4 139,532 5 Sunnyvale Santa Clara 454,721 177,203 55,630 24,725,471,809
46 4 100,685 6 Temecula Riverside 425,583 133,400 32,973 13,431,407,698
47 4 110,951 7 Burbank Los Angeles 423,287 163,419 44,111 18,131,511,118
48 4 101,248 8 Mission Viejo Orange 396,048 131,905 34,278 13,355,148,093
49 4 109,250 9 Roseville Placer 388,096 158,350 46,230 17,299,755,271
50 4 128,021 10 Simi Valley Ventura 377,793 121,140 42,010 15,508,418,762
51 4 106,743 11 Richmond Contra Costa 372,498 128,835 38,433 13,752,255,886
52 4 140,146 12 Elk Grove Sacramento 365,292 122,225 48,040 17,129,290,637
53 4 117,001 13 Costa Mesa Orange 353,931 122,956 41,891 14,385,893,673
54 4 108,381 14 Fairfield Solano 314,454 104,101 38,390 11,282,599,717
55 4 110,508 15 San Buenaventura Ventura 302,795 113,207 42,688 12,510,262,988
56 4 126,987 16 Concord Contra Costa 297,598 106,724 46,638 13,552,598,280
57 4 102,962 17 Antioch Contra Costa 291,656 93,772 33,982 9,654,993,982
58 4 109,141 18 Daly City San Mateo 283,441 81,596 31,796 8,905,434,424
59 4 109,333 19 Berkeley Alameda 272,832 115,156 48,152 12,590,361,827
60 4 116,125 20 West Covina Los Angeles 272,807 75,587 32,836 8,777,555,663
61 4 105,417 21 Victorville San Bernardino 271,012 84,707 35,703 8,929,574,188
62 4 116,776 22 Downey Los Angeles 260,406 76,597 35,127 8,944,696,511
63 4 101,846 23 Rialto San Bernardino 253,296 63,756 27,075 6,493,255,496
64 4 124,835 24 Vallejo Solano 235,408 79,489 43,873 9,922,929,638
65 4 121,050 25 Visalia Tulare 227,488 77,152 43,432 9,339,290,077
66 4 102,243 26 Compton Los Angeles 224,492 49,811 24,177 5,092,831,243
67 4 113,130 27 Norwalk Los Angeles 224,459 53,842 27,809 6,091,152,869
68 4 129,828 28 El Monte Los Angeles 211,162 45,776 28,898 5,942,947,963
69 4 105,104 29 South Gate Los Angeles 206,942 46,548 24,716 4,892,326,132
70 4 122,559 30 Inglewood Los Angeles 192,184 58,230 38,994 7,136,573,474
                   
71 5 86,583 1 Newport Beach Orange 979,976 438,587 43,477 37,974,073,255
72 5 93,683 2 Santa Monica Los Angeles 501,572 250,720 50,371 23,488,110,764
73 5 85,171 3 Livermore Alameda 473,485 164,153 30,079 13,981,076,478
74 5 83,505 4 Chino San Bernardino 443,612 109,356 21,291 9,131,746,921
75 5 98,192 5 San Mateo San Mateo 435,861 171,119 39,238 16,802,450,692
76 5 80,440 6 Lake Forest Orange 435,184 139,098 26,384 11,189,026,892
77 5 91,968 7 Santa Barbara Santa Barbara 409,678 161,581 37,720 14,860,241,988
78 5 80,877 8 Chino Hills San Bernardino 399,691 111,678 23,021 9,032,211,908
79 5 82,766 9 Tracy San Joaquin 366,326 110,236 25,566 9,123,704,572
80 5 82,053 10 San Marcos San Diego 362,470 117,612 27,726 9,650,400,168
81 5 99,988 11 Murrieta Riverside 361,154 118,029 34,293 11,801,429,168
82 5 99,198 12 Vacaville Solano 329,779 106,811 32,803 10,595,472,176
83 5 83,753 13 San Leandro Alameda 319,249 119,194 31,975 9,982,925,956
84 5 84,767 14 Buena Park Orange 318,312 89,789 24,417 7,611,163,372
85 5 97,628 15 Vista San Diego 298,757 92,490 31,205 9,029,634,558
86 5 85,990 16 Lakewood Los Angeles 269,295 84,534 27,452 7,269,068,021
87 5 89,638 17 Whittier Los Angeles 259,008 81,807 29,019 7,333,039,509
88 5 95,478 18 Westminster Orange 251,853 70,960 27,444 6,775,107,785
89 5 92,869 19 Santa Maria Santa Barbara 248,835 72,510 27,861 6,733,961,057
90 5 94,860 20 Clovis Fresno 233,258 81,695 34,451 7,749,543,420
91 5 92,001 21 Alhambra Los Angeles 225,733 71,935 30,284 6,618,048,598
92 5 83,425 22 Baldwin Park Los Angeles 224,412 46,876 17,908 3,910,601,374
93 5 92,573 23 Redding Shasta 224,134 87,927 38,238 8,139,663,249
94 5 88,287 24 Hesperia San Bernardino 220,811 67,406 28,815 5,951,065,408
95 5 99,986 25 El Cajon San Diego 220,074 76,082 35,568 7,607,085,577
96 5 86,766 26 Chico Butte 206,809 85,137 36,955 7,387,004,569
97 5 91,581 27 Hawthorne Los Angeles 196,133 62,458 30,280 5,720,028,159
98 5 81,953 28 Merced Merced 189,744 61,482 28,127 5,038,652,056
99 5 79,356 29 Bellflower Los Angeles 181,144 53,978 24,538 4,283,517,661
100 5 89,460 30 Citrus Heights Sacramento 179,650 68,801 35,711 6,154,997,092