Michigan is about 1.6 times smaller than California.

California is approximately 403,882 sq km, while Michigan is approximately 250,493 sq km, making Michigan 62.02% the size of California. Meanwhile, the population of California is ~37.3 million people (27.4 million fewer people live in Michigan).
This to-scale comparison of California vs. Michigan uses the Mercator projection, which distorts the size of regions near the poles. Learn more.

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