With 39.5 million residents across a total area of about 163,696
square miles (423,970 km2), California is the most populous U.
The Greater Los Angeles Area and the San Francisco Bay Area are the nation’s secon
– and third-largest urban economies ($1.3 trillion and $1.0 trillion
respectively as of 2020), after the New York metropolitan
highest gross domestic product per capita in 2018 ($106,757) among
largest companies by market capitalization and four of the world’s ten richest people.