The city of California is located in the county of Moniteau. It covers a total area of 8.70 sq. km. The economy of the city revolves around industries involved in arts and crafts, automotive, finance, apparel, pharmaceuticals, freight forwarding, industrial and commercial machinery, insurance, health, metal, real estate and telecommunication, contribute to the economy in a positive way. Commercial spaces are utilized by restaurants, service stations, tourist information services, nurseries of plants and greenhouse, enhance the economy of the city.