With 39.6 million residents across a total area of about 163,696 square miles (423,970 km2), California is the most populous U.S. state and the third-largest by area. California is 586 times the size of Singapore.
California’s $3.0 trillion economy is larger than that of any other state; larger than those of Texas and Florida combined, and is the largest sub-national economy in the world.
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.
The San Francisco Bay Area PSA had the nation’s highest GDP per capita in 2017 (~$94,000) among large PSAs, and is home to three of the world’s ten largest companies by market capitalization and four of the world’s ten richest people.
Economy of California
California is responsible for 1/7 of the United States’ approximate $20 trillion gross domestic product (GDP). As of 2018, California’s nominal GDP is larger than all but 4 countries (the United States, China, Japan and Germany).
In terms of Purchasing Power Parity, it is larger than all but 8 countries (the United States, China, India, Japan, Germany, Russia, Brazil and Indonesia).