California has almost 500 cities and towns, but many communities lack the legal status of a municipality. Every 10 years, the U.S. Census Bureau defines boundaries for these unincorporated communities. In 2010, it designated more than 1,000 such places in the state. This interactive map shows boundaries for all cities, towns and census-designated places in California that were in effect for the last census.
Note: Some cities and towns have boundaries that are not contiguous.
Map data: Sacramento Council of Area Governments