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District Population

The Central District of California includes the seven counties of Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside, San Bernardino, San Luis Obispo, Santa Barbara, and Ventura. With more than 18 million residents, it is by far the most populous federal judicial district. The district’s population has grown significantly over the last 5-7 years, with particularly high growth rates in Riverside and San Bernardino counties. The population is primarily centered in the district’s 35 major metropolitan areas with populations over 100,000.

a. Population by County.

County 2000 Census 7/1/2008 Estimate Percent Change
Los Angeles 9,519,338 9,862,049
3.60%
Orange 2,846,289 3,010,759
5.78%
Riverside 1,545,387 2,100,516 35.92%
San Bernardino 1,709,434 2,015,355 17.90%
San Luis Obispo 246,681 265,297 7.55%
Santa Barbara 399,347 405,396 1.51%
Ventura 753,197 797,740 5.91%
Total (7 counties) 17,021,673 18,457,119 8.43%

b. Major Metropolitan Areas (with populations >100,000 or county seat).

Los Angeles County (15) 2000 7/1/2008
City of Burbank: 100,316 106,879
City of Downey: 107,323 107,587
City of El Monte: 115,965 121,791
City of Glendale: 194,973 197,176
City of Inglewood: 112,580 112,714
City of Lancaster: 118,718 145,469
City of Long Beach: 461,522 463,789
City of Los Angeles (county seat): 3,694,820 3,833,995
City of Norwalk: 103,298 102,982
City of Palmdale: 116,670 141,012
City of Pasadena: 133,936 143,080
City of Pomona: 149,473 152,699
City of Santa Clarita: 151,088 169,500
City of Torrance: 137,946 140,820
City of West Covina: 105,080 105,790
     
Orange County (8)    
City of Anaheim: 328,014 335,288
City of Costa Mesa: 108,724 110,080
City of Fullerton: 126,003 131,868
City of Garden Grove: 165,196 165,796
City of Huntington Beach: 189,594 192,620
City of Irvine: 143,072 207,500
City of Orange: 128,821 136,392
City of Santa Ana (county seat): 337,977 339,130
     
Riverside County (3)    
City of Corona: 124,966 149,923
City of Moreno Valley: 142,381 190,871
City of Riverside (county seat): 255,166 295,357
     
San Bernardino County (5)    
City of Fontana: 128,929 184,984
City of Ontario: 158,007 171,691
City of Rancho Cucamonga: 127,743 171,176
City of San Bernardino (county seat): 185,401 195,580
City of Victorville 64,029 110,318
     
San Luis Obispo County (1)    
City of San Luis Obispo (county seat): 44,174 43,636
     
Santa Barbara County (1)    
City of Santa Barbara (county seat): 92,325 86,093
     
Ventura County (4)    
City of Oxnard: 170,358 185,717
City of Simi Valley: 111,351 120,543
City of Thousand Oaks: 117,005 123,091
City of Ventura (county seat): 100,916 103,706
     
TOTAL : (37 major metropolitan areas)
(Populations shown are 2000 census figures and July 1, 2008 census estimates.)
   



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