California Population, Area, and Density
The population of California is 38,802,500 people based on the U.S. Census Bureau's 2014 estimate. California is ranked number 1 out of 56 U.S. States and Territories in terms of highest population. This is 573.2% above the national average of 5,763,868 people.
The total area in California is 163,694.5 square miles. There state is 95.2% land and 4.8% water. The population density in California is 249.1 people per square mile (17th out of 56).
Population Density CalculationPopulation Density = Total Population ÷ Total Land Area
Population Density = 38,802,500 people ÷ 155,779.0 sq mi
Population Density = 249.1 people per sq mile
|Population||38,802,500 (1st out of 56)||37,253,956 (1st out of 56)||33,871,648 (1st out of 56)|
|Difference||573.2% above avg||566.9% above avg||564.1% above avg|
|Total Area||163,694.5 mi2||423,967 km2||104,764,366 acres||(3rd out of 56)|
|Land Area||155,779.0 mi2||403,466 km2||99,698,466 acres||(95.2%)|
|Water Area||7,915.5 mi2||20,501 km2||5,065,900 acres||(4.8%)|
|National Average||4,821.4 mi2||12,487 km2||3,085,666 acres|
|Density (people per sq mi)||249.1 (17th out of 56)||239.1 (17th out of 56)||217.4 (18th out of 56)|
|Average (people per sq mi)||434.9||415.6||398.2|
|Difference||42.7% below avg||42.5% below avg||45.4% below avg|