State size comparison
California is about 1.6 times bigger than Michigan.
Michigan is approximately 250,493 sq km, while California is approximately 403,882 sq km, making California 61% larger than Michigan. Meanwhile, the population of Michigan is ~9.9 million people (27.4 million more people live in California).
This to-scale comparison of Michigan vs. California uses the Mercator projection, which distorts the size of regions near the poles. Learn more. Note: Try dragging the outline to reposition.