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California Residents and Basic Geography

  • Number of incorporated cities in California (as of July 1, 2011): 482
  • Three counties contain no incorporated cities: Alpine, Mariposa and Trinity
  • Latest incorporated city and date incorporation: Eastvale (10/1/10) and  Jurupa Valley (7/1/11), both in Riverside County
  • Number of charter cities: 121
  • Number of general law cities: 361

Source:  US Census Bureau and the California Department of Finance

The California Local Government Finance Almanac includes data, statistics, analyses, and articles on California city and county finance. 

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