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  •   State: 
    32°32′ N to 42° N | 114°8′ W to 124°26′ W
      Area total: 
    163,696 sq mi (423,970 km²) [104,764,732.800 acres]
      Area land: 
    155,959 sq mi (403,932 km²) [99,707,998.080 acres]
      Area water: 
    4.7% = 7,737 sq mi (20,047 km²) [5,056,734.720 acres]
    14,505 ft (4,421.0 m) Mount Whitney
    September 9, 1850 (31nd State in the Union)
      Capital seat: 


  • California, United States

  •   Population: 
      Population density: 
    251.3/sq mi (97/km²) - residents per square mile of area.
      Household income: 
      Unemployment rate: 
  •   Sales taxes: 
      Income taxes: 
    $3,598,103 (2022) nominal GDP at current prices 2022 (millions of U.S. dollars). This is equivalent to 14.69% of the U.S. national real gross domestic product (GDP) in 2022, or 14.49% from 2021.  11.6% change in GDP from 2022 to 2021 =  224,862. Real GDP growth rate (2021–2022) =  7.8%. Nominal GDP per capita 2022 = $92,190 respectively per capita 2023 = $96,222.
      Housing units: 
    14,627,460 units, July 1, 2022 estimate = a 1.6% increase compared to 2020, specifically 235,327 more housing units.

California is a state in the Pacific Region of the United States. With 39.6 million residents, California is the most populous U.S. state and the third-largest by area. The state capital is Sacramento. The Greater Los Angeles Area and the San Francisco Bay Area are the nation's second and fifth most populous urban regions, with 18.7 million and 9.7 million residents respectively. Los Angeles is California's most populous city, and the country's second most populous, after New York City. California also has the nation's most populous county, Los Angeles County, and its largest county by area, San Bernardino County. The City and County of San Francisco is both the country's second-most densely populated major city after New York City and the fifth-most densely populated county, behind only four of the five New York City boroughs. California's $3.0 trillion economy is larger than that of any other state, larger than those of Texas and Florida combined, and the largest sub-national economy in the world.

California is the third largest state after Alaska and Texas and most populous state of the US. You can find the geographical location of state on the given map of California i.e. California is located in the south-western part of the US bordering with New Mexico in the south-east, Nevada in the east, and Oregon in the north. However, in the southern part, it shares international boundary with Mexico and entire western part it shares coastline with Pacific Ocean.

Could you find some of the world’s famous cities on California state map i.e. Los Angeles, San Francisco, San Jose, and San Diego? These are highly advanced cities of USA and known to everyone in the world. Business tourists and other tourists love to visit California. However, its capital city is Sacramento which is located in the central north of the state. The given California map portrays the major and other cities along with roadways and railways of state.

California has very diversified climate and geography. It has some of the significant mountain ranges i.e. the Pacific coast in the north and west and the Sierra Nevada mountain range in the east. Its eastern and south eastern part has also desert region; most known is Mojave Desert areas lie in the southeast. North-west region has forests i.e. Redwood-Douglas fir forest. The state’s highest point is Mount Whitney and the lowest point is Death Valley. Interestingly, the central region is dominated by Central Valley, which is one of the most fertile regions of the world.

It's hard to choose our 10 favorite attractions in California, let alone one. But Point Reyes National Seashore steals the spotlight with its unspoiled shoreline and hiking trails. Preserved by the National Park Service, Point Reyes is located just over an hour from San Francisco. The interesting and surprising fact about the state is - If we consider California as a country then its rank would be among the ten largest economies of the world and its GDP tantamount to Italy.

The US State California occupies 403,489 m², about 4,41 % of the total territory of the USA of 9,148,020 m². The total population of the US State California with 39,536,653 inhabitants (in 2017) has already increased by 16,72 % in this millennium. Almost 40 years ago there were 15,868,751 fewer people. The capital Sacramento alone has 513,33 inhabitants.

Sacramento is California's sixth capital since 1854. You can visit the memorial of Senator Capitol Kitty, a stray cat that lived at the state capital for 13 years. Los Angeles has more than 3.9 million residents.

If it were a country, California would be the 5th largest economy in the world (larger than the United Kingdom, France, or India), and the 36th most populous as of 2017. The Greater Los Angeles Area and the San Francisco Bay Area are the nation's second- and third-largest urban economies ($1.253 trillion and $907 billion respectively as of 2017), after the New York metropolitan area. California is considered a global trendsetter in popular culture, innovation, environmentalism and politics. It is considered the origin of the American film industry, the hippie counterculture, fast food, the Internet, and the personal computer, among others. The San Francisco Bay Area and the Greater Los Angeles Area are widely seen as global centers of the technology and entertainment industries, respectively.

California is known under different nicknames; aka El Dorado State, or The Golden State, or The Beach State, or The land of fruits and nuts and detailed official information about California can be found on the homepage at

Poverty and median household income estimates for 2021 in California, CA about 4,742,405 individuals poverty estimate - all ages, it's 12.3% estimated percent of the total resident population of all ages in poverty: U.S. Census Bureau, Small Area Income and Poverty Estimates (SAIPE) Program Release date: December 2022. SNAP is the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, and was formerly known as the Food Stamp Program. Estimated SNAP benefits recipients in California are about 4,366,231 individuals, for July of the reference year 2020. With a estimate of median household income = $84,831 by each individual family, with a 90% confidence interval lower bound of estimate of median household income = $84,292, with a 90% confidence interval upper bound of estimate of median household income = $85,370 in 2021.

The Air Quality index is in California = 16.4. These Air Quality index is based on annual reports from the EPA. Higher values are better (100=best). The number of ozone alert days is used as an indicator of air quality, as are the amounts of seven pollutants including particulates, carbon monoxide, sulfur dioxide, lead, and volatile organic chemicals. The Water Quality Index is 41. A measure of the quality of an area’s water supply as rated by the EPA. Higher values are better (100=best). The EPA has a complex method of measuring the watershed quality, using 15 indicators such as pollutants, turbidity, sediments, and toxic discharges. The Superfund Sites Index is 65. Higher is better (100=best). Based upon the number and impact of EPA Superfund pollution sites in the county, including spending on the cleanup efforts. The UV Index in California = 5.2 and is a measure of an area's exposure to the sun's ultraviolet rays. This is most often a combination of sunny weather, altitude, and latitude. The UV Index has been defined by the WHO ( and is uniform worldwide.

The annual rainfall in California = 19.9 inches and the annual snowfall = 6.4 inches. The annual number of days with measurable precipitation (over .01 inch) = 48. The average number of days per year that are predominantly sunny = 258. 86.3 degrees Fahrenheit is the average daily high temperature for the month of July and 39.1 degrees Fahrenheit is the average daily low temperature for the month of January. The Comfort Index (higher=better) is 56, where higher values mean a more pleasant climate. The Comfort Index measure recognizes that humidity by itself isn't the problem. (Have you noticed nobody ever complains about the weather being 'cold and humid?) It's in the summertime that we notice the humidity the most, when it's hot and muggy. Our Comfort Index uses a combination of afternoon summer temperature and humidity to closely predict the effect that the humidity will have on people.

The most recent state population of 39,185,605 individuals with a median age of 35.1 age the population grows by 10.90% in California population since 2000 and are distributed over a density of 251.3/sq mi (97/km²) - residents per square mile of area.. There are average 2.44 people per household in the 12,553,966 households with an average household income of $78,700 a year. The unemployment rate in Alabama is 12.30% of the available work force and has dropped -5.44% over the most recent 12-month period and the projected change in job supply over the next decade based on migration patterns, economic growth, and other factors will increase by 16.82%. The number of physicians in California per 100,000 population = 208.8.

The percentage of housing units in California which are owned by the occupant = 53.90%. A housing unit is a house, apartment, mobile home, or room occupied as separate living quarters. The average age of homes = 34 years with median home cost = $342,040 and home appreciation of -14.14%. This is the value of the years most recent home sales data. Its important to note that this is not the average (or arithmetic mean). The median home price is the middle value when you arrange all the sales prices of homes from lowest to highest. This is a better indicator than the average, because the median is not changed as much by a few unusually high or low values. The property tax rate of $7.39 shown here is the rate per $1,000 of home value. If for simplification for example the tax rate is $14.00 and the home value is $250,000, the property tax would be $14.00 x ($250,000/1000), or $3500. This is the 'effective' tax rate.

The local school district spends $5,211 per student. There are 19.5 students for each teacher in the school, 4713 students for each Librarian and 1125 students for each Counselor. 7.16% of the area’s population over the age of 25 with an Associate Degree or other 2-year college degree, 16.88% with a master’s degree, Ph.D. or other advanced college degree and 9.29% with high school diplomas or high school equivalency degrees (GEDs).

  • California's population of 560,247 residents in 1870 has increased 26,62-fold to 39,538,223 residents after 150 years, according to the official 2020 census. U.S. Bureau of the Census beginning in 1900. Data for 1870-1890 are on a de facto or unspecified basis; data for 1900 and later years are resident totals.

    Approximately 50.03% female residents and 49.97% male residents live in California, USA.

    As of 2020, 55.58% in California are married and the remaining 44.42% are single population.

  • 30.2 minutes is the average time that residents in California require for a one-way commute to work. A long commute can have different effects on health. A Gallup poll in the US found that in terms of mental health, long haul commuters are up to 12 percent more likely to experience worry, and ten percent less likely to feel well rested. The Gallup poll also found that of people who commute 61­–90 minutes each day, a whopping one third complained of neck and back pain, compared to less than a quarter of people who only spend ten minutes getting to work.

    71.91% of the working population which commute to work alone in their car, 14.61% of the working population which commutes to work in a carpool, 4.77% of the population that commutes using mass transit, including bus, light rail, subway, and ferry. 3.83% of the population that has their home as their principal place of work.

  • Of the total residential buildings in California, 53.90% are owner-occupied homes, another 6.59% are rented apartments, and the remaining 39.51% are vacant.

  • 44.91% of the population in California who identify themselves as belonging to a religion are distributed among the following most diverse religions.

    Since the 1860s, the two main parties have been the Republican Party (here in 2022 = 36.920%) and the Democratic Party (here in 2022 = 60.950%) of those eligible to vote in California.

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