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California County Map and Population List in Excel

GENERAL INFO

The US state California (CA) is the 1st largest state by population and 3rd biggest state by area. California has 58 counties ranking it the 27th state with the most counties in USA. See below some basic information about the state:

Country:United States
State:California
Abbreviation:CA
Capital:Sacramento
Largest City:Los Angeles
Population:39,512,223
Population rank in US:1st
Total Area [mi²]:163,696
Total Area [km²]:423,970
Area rank in US:3rd
Number of Counties:58

CALIFORNIA COUNTY POPULATION DENSITY MAP

If you want to show data distributon per geographical area, density maps (or heat maps) are a great way to achieve this. For example, here is a California Population Density Map per County:

California County Population Density Map

We have prepared this easily with California County Heat Map Generator for population info. But it can also be used for many different data types such as employment rate, average temperature, racial distribution and so on.

We have prepared this easily with California County Heat Map Generator for population info. But it can also be used for many different data types such as employment rate, average temperature, racial distribution and so on.

CALIFORNIA COUNTIES LIST

Below are 58 California counties ranked by population information. The data is from the US Census Bureau. Note that, these are ZCTA (Zip Code Tabulation Area) codes which means they have geographical area and population. PO Boxes and military codes are excluded.You can copy and paste this list directly into your spreadsheet.
(Top 10 counties shown. To expand the list, simply click on the “show more” button)

RankCountyPopulation
1Los Angeles County10,039,107
2San Diego County3,338,330
3Orange County3,175,692
4Riverside County2,470,546
5San Bernardino County2,180,085
6Santa Clara County1,927,852
7Alameda County1,671,329
8Sacramento County1,552,058
9Contra Costa County1,153,526
10Fresno County999,101
11Kern County900,202
12San Francisco County881,549
13Ventura County846,006
14San Mateo County766,573
15San Joaquin County762,148
16Stanislaus County550,660
17Sonoma County494,336
18Tulare County466,195
19Solano County447,643
20Santa Barbara County446,499
21Monterey County434,061
22Placer County398,329
23San Luis Obispo County283,111
24Merced County277,680
25Santa Cruz County273,213
26Marin County258,826
27Yolo County220,500
28Butte County219,186
29El Dorado County192,843
30Imperial County181,215
31Shasta County180,080
32Madera County157,327
33Kings County152,940
34Napa County137,744
35Humboldt County135,558
36Nevada County99,755
37Sutter County96,971
38Mendocino County86,749
39Yuba County78,668
40Tehama County65,084
41Lake County64,386
42San Benito County62,808
43Tuolumne County54,478
44Calaveras County45,905
45Siskiyou County43,539
46Amador County39,752
47Lassen County30,573
48Glenn County28,393
49Del Norte County27,812
50Colusa County21,547
51Plumas County18,807
52Inyo County18,039
53Mariposa County17,203
54Mono County14,444
55Trinity County12,285
56Modoc County8,841
57Sierra County3,005
58Alpine County1,129

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS ABOUT CALIFORNIA COUNTIES

What is the largest county in California?

Out of the 58 counties in California, Los Angeles County is the largest by population. San Bernardino County is the largest by land area.

What is the smallest county in California?

Alpine County is the smallest California county by population. San Francisco County is the smallest by size.

What is the richest county in the state of California?

In terms of economics and average income level, Santa Clara County is the richest California county.

What is the poorest county in California?

El Dorado County is the poorest California county.

CALIFORNIA COUNTIES MAP PDF

We have prepared California county density map by population as a downloadable PDF.

California County Population Density MapYou can download the PDF for free from the link below:

California County Density Map PDF

VIDEO: HOW TO PAINT CALIFORNIA COUNTY MAP WITH YOUR DATA

Check the video below to see how we use our California County Map Excel Template to visualize any data over California counties.

CREATE YOUR CALIFORNIA DENSITY MAP IN 3 STEPS!

We have built the easiest California Heat Map Maker in the universe! It works fully in Excel:

Someka Heat Map Maker Step 1 Tin 1. DATA INPUT

Copy-Paste or input your values into our Excel template

Someka Heat Map Maker Step 2 Tin 2. SET OPTIONS

Customize the settings according to your preferences

Someka Heat Map Maker Step 3 Tin 3. CREATE YOUR MAP

Click the PAINT button to reflect your data onto the map

LINKS AND RESOURCES

Here is a list of useful links which we think can be helpful whether you work on data visualization or make research about California state and California counties.

Data Source for Population and many other US related data:
https://www.census.gov

Wikipedia Page for List of California Counties:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_counties_in_California

Official Website of the State of California:
https://www.ca.gov

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