General Population by City
Los Angeles County

1850 - 1900 U.S. Census

1890 Street Scene Postcard, Venice, California. Courtesy of Library of Congress.

Note: Cities not in this list had not yet been incorporated as cities during this time period. See periods 1910 - 1950 or 1960 - 2000.

City Incorp. 1850 1860 1870 1880 1890 1900
Alhambra 1903 --- --- --- --- 808 ---
Azusa 1898 --- 363 320 --- --- 863
Cerritos 1956 --- --- --- 166 --- ---
Compton 1888 --- --- 160 --- 636 ---
Downey 1956 --- --- --- 237 --- ---
Long Beach 1897 --- --- --- --- 564 2,252
Los Angeles 1850 1,610 4,385 5,728 11,183 50,395 102,479
Monrovia 1887 --- --- --- --- 907 1,205
City Incorp. 1850 1860 1870 1880 1890 1900
Pasadena 1886 --- --- --- 391 4,882 9,117
Pomona 1888 --- --- --- --- 3,634 5,526
Redondo Beach 1892 --- --- --- --- 603 855
San Gabriel 1913 --- --- --- --- 737 ---
Santa Monica 1886 --- --- --- 417 1,580 3,057
South Pasadena 1888 --- --- --- --- 623 1,001
Whittier 1898 --- --- --- --- 585 1,590

Source: U.S. Census Bureau