The City of California City California City is located in Kern County, California. It is 100 miles north of the City of Los Angeles and has a population of just over 14,000. Covering 200 square miles, California City has the third Largest land area of any city in the state of California. With around 14,000 residents, California City is far more than a stop along the way. This community offers safe, small-town, high desert living with the resources and amenities of nearby major recreational areas and significant opportunity for growth. California City provides easy access to activities for every outdoor enthusiast from some of the state’s best hiking and camping, and off-roading areas.