State size comparison
Texas is about 1.7 times bigger than California.
California is approximately 403,882 sq km, while Texas is approximately 678,052 sq km, making Texas 68% larger than California. Meanwhile, the population of California is ~37.3 million people (12.1 million fewer people live in Texas).
This to-scale comparison of California vs. Texas uses the Mercator projection, which distorts the size of regions near the poles. Learn more. Note: Try dragging the outline to reposition.