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ALL California Cities

There are 483 cities in California - excluding census designated places. How many can you name?
Quiz by Sinema
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Last updated: July 11, 2024
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First submittedFebruary 7, 2014
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City / Town
A
Adelanto
A
Agoura Hills
A
Alameda
A
Albany
A
Alhambra
A
Aliso Viejo
A
Alturas
A
Amador City
A
American Canyon
A
Anaheim
A
Anderson
A
Angels Camp
A
Antioch
A
Apple Valley
A
Arcadia
A
Arcata
A
Arroyo Grande
A
Artesia
A
Arvin
A
Atascadero
A
Atherton
A
Atwater
A
Auburn
A
Avalon
A
Avenal
A
Azusa
B
Bakersfield
B
Baldwin Park
B
Banning
B
Barstow
B
Beaumont
B
Bell
B
Bell Gardens
B
Bellflower
B
Belmont
B
Belvedere
B
Benicia
B
Berkeley
B
Beverly Hills
B
Big Bear Lake
B
Biggs
B
Bishop
B
Blue Lake
B
Blythe
B
Bradbury
B
Brawley
B
Brea
B
Brentwood
B
Brisbane
B
Buellton
B
Buena Park
B
Burbank
B
Burlingame
C
Calabasas
C
Calexico
C
California City
C
Calimesa
C
Calipatria
C
Calistoga
C
Camarillo
C
Campbell
C
Canyon Lake
C
Capitola
C
Carlsbad
C
Carmel-by-the-Sea
C
Carpinteria
C
Carson
C
Cathedral City
C
Ceres
C
Cerritos
C
Chico
C
Chino
C
Chino Hills
C
Chowchilla
C
Chula Vista
C
Citrus Heights
C
Claremont
C
Clayton
C
Clearlake
C
Cloverdale
C
Clovis
C
Coachella
C
Coalinga
C
Colfax
C
Colma
C
Colton
C
Colusa
C
Commerce
C
Compton
C
Concord
C
Corcoran
C
Corning
C
Corona
C
Coronado
C
Corte Madera
C
Costa Mesa
C
Cotati
C
Covina
C
Crescent City
C
Cudahy
C
Culver City
C
Cupertino
C
Cypress
D
Daly City
D
Dana Point
D
Danville
D
Davis
D
Del Mar
D
Del Rey Oaks
D
Delano
D
Desert Hot Springs
D
Diamond Bar
D
Dinuba
D
Dixon
D
Dorris
D
Dos Palos
D
Downey
D
Duarte
D
Dublin
D
Dunsmuir
E
East Palo Alto
 
City / Town
E
Eastvale
E
El Cajon
E
El Centro
E
El Cerrito
E
El Monte
E
El Segundo
E
Elk Grove
E
Emeryville
E
Encinitas
E
Escalon
E
Escondido
E
Etna
E
Eureka
E
Exeter
F
Fairfax
F
Fairfield
F
Farmersville
F
Ferndale
F
Fillmore
F
Firebaugh
F
Folsom
F
Fontana
F
Fort Bragg
F
Fort Jones
F
Fortuna
F
Foster City
F
Fountain Valley
F
Fowler
F
Fremont
F
Fresno
F
Fullerton
G
Galt
G
Garden Grove
G
Gardena
G
Gilroy
G
Glendale
G
Glendora
G
Goleta
G
Gonzales
G
Grand Terrace
G
Grass Valley
G
Greenfield
G
Gridley
G
Grover Beach
G
Guadalupe
G
Gustine
H
Half Moon Bay
H
Hanford
H
Hawaiian Gardens
H
Hawthorne
H
Hayward
H
Healdsburg
H
Hemet
H
Hercules
H
Hermosa Beach
H
Hesperia
H
Hidden Hills
H
Highland
H
Hillsborough
H
Hollister
H
Holtville
H
Hughson
H
Huntington Beach
H
Huntington Park
H
Huron
I
Imperial
I
Imperial Beach
I
Indian Wells
I
Indio
I
Industry
I
Inglewood
I
Ione
I
Irvine
I
Irwindale
I
Isleton
J
Jackson
J
Jurupa Valley
K
Kerman
K
King City
K
Kingsburg
L
La Cañada Flintridge
L
La Habra
L
La Habra Heights
L
La Mesa
L
La Mirada
L
La Palma
L
La Puente
L
La Quinta
L
La Verne
L
Lafayette
L
Laguna Beach
L
Laguna Hills
L
Laguna Niguel
L
Laguna Woods
L
Lake Elsinore
L
Lake Forest
L
Lakeport
L
Lakewood
L
Lancaster
L
Larkspur
L
Lathrop
L
Lawndale
L
Lemon Grove
L
Lemoore
L
Lincoln
L
Lindsay
L
Live Oak
L
Livermore
L
Livingston
L
Lodi
L
Loma Linda
L
Lomita
L
Lompoc
L
Long Beach
L
Loomis
L
Los Alamitos
L
Los Altos
L
Los Altos Hills
L
Los Angeles
L
Los Banos
L
Los Gatos
 
City / Town
L
Loyalton
L
Lynwood
M
Madera
M
Malibu
M
Mammoth Lakes
M
Manhattan Beach
M
Manteca
M
Maricopa
M
Marina
M
Martinez
M
Marysville
M
Maywood
M
McFarland
M
Mendota
M
Menifee
M
Menlo Park
M
Merced
M
Mill Valley
M
Millbrae
M
Milpitas
M
Mission Viejo
M
Modesto
M
Monrovia
M
Montague
M
Montclair
M
Monte Sereno
M
Montebello
M
Monterey
M
Monterey Park
M
Moorpark
M
Moraga
M
Moreno Valley
M
Morgan Hill
M
Morro Bay
M
Mount Shasta
M
Mountain House
M
Mountain View
M
Murrieta
N
Napa
N
National City
N
Needles
N
Nevada City
N
Newark
N
Newman
N
Newport Beach
N
Norco
N
Norwalk
N
Novato
O
Oakdale
O
Oakland
O
Oakley
O
Oceanside
O
Ojai
O
Ontario
O
Orange
O
Orange Cove
O
Orinda
O
Orland
O
Oroville
O
Oxnard
P
Pacific Grove
P
Pacifica
P
Palm Desert
P
Palm Springs
P
Palmdale
P
Palo Alto
P
Palos Verdes Estates
P
Paradise
P
Paramount
P
Parlier
P
Pasadena
P
Paso Robles
P
Patterson
P
Perris
P
Petaluma
P
Pico Rivera
P
Piedmont
P
Pinole
P
Pismo Beach
P
Pittsburg
P
Placentia
P
Placerville
P
Pleasant Hill
P
Pleasanton
P
Plymouth
P
Point Arena
P
Pomona
P
Port Hueneme
P
Porterville
P
Portola
P
Portola Valley
P
Poway
R
Rancho Cordova
R
Rancho Cucamonga
R
Rancho Mirage
R
Rancho Palos Verdes
R
Rancho Santa Margarita
R
Red Bluff
R
Redding
R
Redlands
R
Redondo Beach
R
Redwood City
R
Reedley
R
Rialto
R
Richmond
R
Ridgecrest
R
Rio Dell
R
Rio Vista
R
Ripon
R
Riverbank
R
Riverside
R
Rocklin
R
Rohnert Park
R
Rolling Hills
R
Rolling Hills Estates
R
Rosemead
R
Roseville
R
Ross
S
Sacramento
S
Salinas
S
San Anselmo
 
City / Town
S
San Bernardino
S
San Bruno
S
San Carlos
S
San Clemente
S
San Diego
S
San Dimas
S
San Fernando
S
San Francisco
S
San Gabriel
S
San Jacinto
S
San Joaquin
S
San Jose
S
San Juan Bautista
S
San Juan Capistrano
S
San Leandro
S
San Luis Obispo
S
San Marcos
S
San Marino
S
San Mateo
S
San Pablo
S
San Rafael
S
San Ramon
S
Sand City
S
Sanger
S
Santa Ana
S
Santa Barbara
S
Santa Clara
S
Santa Clarita
S
Santa Cruz
S
Santa Fe Springs
S
Santa Maria
S
Santa Monica
S
Santa Paula
S
Santa Rosa
S
Santee
S
Saratoga
S
Sausalito
S
Scotts Valley
S
Seal Beach
S
Seaside
S
Sebastopol
S
Selma
S
Shafter
S
Shasta Lake
S
Sierra Madre
S
Signal Hill
S
Simi Valley
S
Solana Beach
S
Soledad
S
Solvang
S
Sonoma
S
Sonora
S
South El Monte
S
South Gate
S
South Lake Tahoe
S
South Pasadena
S
South San Francisco
S
St. Helena
S
Stanton
S
Stockton
S
Suisun City
S
Sunnyvale
S
Susanville
S
Sutter Creek
T
Taft
T
Tehachapi
T
Tehama
T
Temecula
T
Temple City
T
Thousand Oaks
T
Tiburon
T
Torrance
T
Tracy
T
Trinidad
T
Truckee
T
Tulare
T
Tulelake
T
Turlock
T
Tustin
T
Twentynine Palms
U
Ukiah
U
Union City
U
Upland
V
Vacaville
V
Vallejo
V
Ventura
V
Vernon
V
Victorville
V
Villa Park
V
Visalia
V
Vista
W
Walnut
W
Walnut Creek
W
Wasco
W
Waterford
W
Watsonville
W
Weed
W
West Covina
W
West Hollywood
W
West Sacramento
W
Westlake Village
W
Westminster
W
Westmorland
W
Wheatland
W
Whittier
W
Wildomar
W
Williams
W
Willits
W
Willows
W
Windsor
W
Winters
W
Woodlake
W
Woodland
W
Woodside
Y
Yorba Linda
Y
Yountville
Y
Yreka
Y
Yuba City
Y
Yucaipa
Y
Yucca Valley
74 Comments
+5
Level 87
Feb 27, 2015
Whew, finally got more than 100...weird, my mind goes blank as soon as I start typing!
+6
Level 65
May 26, 2015
If I had the time that the creator of this quiz had, then I might actually want to do it.........maybe tomorrow
+2
Level 59
Aug 16, 2015
Adding 5 minutes will make a huge difference. My high is 293. I can probably get between 350 & 375 with 20 minutes instead of 15.
+3
Level 40
Jan 7, 2016
I added more time. Good luck!
+2
Level 59
Jun 4, 2016
It's still at 15 minutes.
+3
Level 40
Aug 2, 2016
Sorry about that. It's extended to 20:45.
+4
Level 59
Aug 6, 2016
Thank you YoungSinema!
+4
Level 79
Nov 25, 2017
As of today the average score is 126 of 482, with 5 people with 100%.

Somehow that just seems really high for a quiz this long and so many obscure answers. Unless you live in the state and have a deep interest in local geography, I am thinking any score over 40 or 50 would be unusual, at least for causal quiz takers. California is probably one of the most well known states due to TV, movies and books, yet many of these cities are unknown to anyone who does not live in or near them.

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Level 74
Nov 25, 2017
I was a little surprised as well. I have lived here my whole life and only got 95. Then again, as soon as I saw the answers I saw at least another 50 that I have lived near and just didn't think of. I also ran into the problem of typing names like Hollywood and since it was considered Los Angeles didn't bother with West Hollywood, which is separate.
+2
Level 74
Dec 27, 2017
Yeah, I am a bit doubtful myself. I lived in California for a dozen years and still only came up with 86 of them. I call BS.
+2
Level 82
Nov 28, 2017
Great Quiz, all found, good job for European, one week brainwork!
+3
Level 62
Dec 3, 2017
CA native. Got just over a quarter of 'em but really had to rack my brain. There are probably 30 more I should have gotten but just couldn't think of them. Great quiz.
+3
Level 76
Dec 11, 2017
I sucked on this one... Make a Texas one?
+4
Level 65
Jan 2, 2018
I second a Texas one, though that would be insanely long. Is there a limit to possible answers? I would be happy to make it if you want.
+2
Level 76
Jan 17, 2018
Maybe only include cities over a certain population to help narrow it down a tad?
+3
Level 28
Jan 19, 2018
Here is a quiz for you
+2
Level 66
Jan 25, 2018
USA Centric - Texas - Towns - Begins With A

Have them for all of the other letters, too.

+2
Level 72
Jan 17, 2018
I had heard 6 of these, is that bad (I live in Finland)
+4
Level 58
Jan 17, 2018
no
+5
Level 78
Jan 17, 2018
Not bad at all - I doubt I could name 6 cities in Finland.
+2
Level 63
Apr 26, 2020
Only got 6 as well and from UK
+3
Level 37
Jan 17, 2018
Coloradan got 107
+4
Level 66
Jan 17, 2018
Congratulations on your first featured quiz!
+2
Level 40
Nov 18, 2018
Thank you!
+1
Level 58
Jan 17, 2018
Fun quiz! Why isn't Idyllwild listed?
+3
Level 40
Nov 18, 2018
It's considered an unincorporated community.
+4
Level 81
Jan 17, 2018
I guess Tahoe City is a misnomer. Went there once, it was nice.
+2
Level 67
Jan 17, 2018
Who forgets Los Angeles???
+1
Level 60
Jul 11, 2024
People who can’t spell it.
+4
Level 58
Jan 17, 2018
i aced it and im onwy twee
+2
Level 44
Jan 17, 2018
Half of my answers were for S. It's amazing when there are so many Sans and Santas.
+2
Level 71
Jan 18, 2018
65, I think that´s an okay score for a Dane. Obviously I got Solvang.
+2
Level 44
Jan 18, 2018
boi
+3
Level 82
Jan 18, 2018
How many Californian cities can I name? Off the top of my head apparently 39. Missed Bakersfield, Riverside, Santa Monica, Palm Springs and Malibu... :P Picked up Pinole (ex girlfriend went to high school there), Dixon (used to work at the Denny's there), and San Pablo (ex girlfriend's grandmother lives there). Should have gotten a lot more of these.
+2
Level 70
Jan 18, 2018
Like mixed questions? try Mal's General Knowledge 31 ......here it is
+3
Level 73
Jan 18, 2018
This is so comprehensive I even missed a place I lived in. It's just overwhelming.

184 on my first try, but what I need is a map with all city boundaries/locations but no NAMES on it. Then I'd like to see what I could come up with.

My memory palace, as it were, is no match for the massive geography of all the places in CA I actually know. Plus the 100+ I don't really know.

+3
Level 73
Jan 19, 2018
Took it again a day later, 272. I guess the key is to keep taking it and eventually you just remember more and more. That's the only way I finally got the continent map quizzes down.
+2
Level 28
Jan 20, 2018
Try the New York version here
+2
Level 20
Mar 13, 2018
i've lived in california for 10 years and i only got 16. wow. i'm going to go rethink my life.
+2
Level 82
Apr 16, 2018
Well I missed some painfully obvious ones like Santa Monica and Malibu, but given San Francisco was one of the last ones I got, it could have been worse. Overall, for someone from the other side of the Pacific, I'm pretty happy with 55.
+2
Level 72
Aug 24, 2018
Got Ione and Sutter Creek, forgot Sacramento............
+2
Level 89
Sep 24, 2018
I'm just not that dedicated to take this one. Some bookworm knows them all though.
+4
Level 74
Jun 29, 2019
Well, based on my math. Of the people who took this quiz only 2,360 people have heard of my city. yay
+4
Level 55
Apr 24, 2021
Placerville,CA. I deduced because you said El Dorado county on ur profile.
+2
Level 76
May 28, 2020
Why did I just spend 45 minutes of my life on this
+3
Level 51
Jun 25, 2020
Only 12% guessed Marysville?
+1
Level 59
Nov 20, 2021
Never heard of that one. Why should it be famous?
+1
Level 89
Jul 15, 2024
As Tom Waits sang "Marysville ain't nothing but a wide spot in the road..."

Of course it's grown since the song was released in 1977, but the point remains. It's not well known.

+1
Level 17
May 26, 2021
I'm a native californian and I only got 27 that's sad
+1
Level 21
Nov 3, 2021
Armona and Kettlemen City aren’t on here

Is this a mistake?

+1
Level ∞
Nov 8, 2021
No, they are census designated places (CDP's) not cities.
+2
Level 64
Nov 17, 2021
I pushed myself over the 50th percentile by putting "San" in front of random Spanish names.
+1
Level 71
Nov 17, 2021
It's interesting how poorly my brain performs at this kind of "list out the Xes you know". I grew up in California and got 169, not bad, I think; but then looking at the answer list there's so many more I know of that I forgot to list. I mean I commuted up and down the peninsula for years and I forgot cities like EPA and Foster City, crazy.
+1
Level 64
Nov 17, 2021
Native lifelong Californian, and I got 161...but actually forgot to type in Los Angeles. ((smack))
+1
Level 81
Nov 17, 2021
Any other East Coasters get about 10?
+1
Level 36
Nov 17, 2021
guys try my quizzes pliss.. ill be making more soon !
+2
Level 36
Nov 17, 2021
how did beverly hills get 39% only ?
+2
Level 64
Nov 20, 2021
Partly because we Californians are aware that a lot of well-known, named areas in and around the city of Los Angeles are not cities on their own: San Pedro, Sherman Oaks, Brentwood, Bel-Air, Watts, Century City, etc. etc. Hollywood itself is not a city. Beverly Hills IS a city, but it is surrounded by the City of Los Angeles, so it's easy to forget that it is independent.
+1
Level 51
Nov 18, 2021
It's random that some but not all of the "City" cities accept only the first part of the name. Please fix this.
+1
Level 40
Oct 4, 2022
Thanks! Fixed it.
+1
Level 59
Nov 20, 2021
I expected some of them to be higher, especially Cupertino and Menlo Park.
+1
Level 53
Jun 23, 2022
what about Bridgeport and Crestline
+1
Level 40
Oct 4, 2022
They are both considered Census-designated places in California
+2
Level 65
Sep 4, 2023
i knew so many of the missing places once i gave up i swear our brains are designed to fail tests is it a stress thing idk
+1
Level 15
Jul 10, 2024
Mountain House was incorporated on July 1 of this year. Shouldn't that be on there?
+1
Level 40
Jul 11, 2024
Yes! It has been added. Thank you!
+2
Level 15
Jul 11, 2024
Great quiz by the way!
+1
Level 74
Jul 12, 2024
So you're telling me the average JetPunker can name over 100 cities in California?

I understand the average JetPunker is very good at geography, but over 100 is really quite a lot...

+1
Level 68
Jul 12, 2024
people want their points so they cheat once quizzes reset
+1
Level ∞
Jul 12, 2024
This. I don't get it.
+1
Level 74
Jul 12, 2024
Yeah, I've been noticing that on some Spanish featured quizzes. The first day a quiz is featured some 20 people will take the quiz and all get 100%.

Just take the quiz like a normal person. Don't take a quiz just to cheat

+1
Level 74
Jul 13, 2024
I mean I can, but I do have homefield advantage, considering California is, well, my home
+1
Level 85
Jul 12, 2024
According to the 2020 census Mountain House is a CDP.

https://data.census.gov/all?q=mountain%20house,%20ca

+3
Level 40
Jul 12, 2024
It was incorporated July 1, 2024.