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Los Angeles County Population
vs. State Populations

States With Larger Populations Than Los Angeles County

The population of Los Angeles County alone would place it tenth in population behind only the states of California, Texas, Florida, New York, Illinois, Pennsylvania, Ohio, Georgia, and North Carolina. It is even larger, geographically (land area: 4,058 square miles), than the states of Rhode Island land area: (1,212 square miles; pop: 1.1 million) and Delaware (2,489 square miles; pop: 967,171). Incidentally, Los Angeles County also has a larger economic Gross Domestic Product (GDP) than all but nine U.S. states.

Los Angeles County's Population Ranked Among 20 Most Populous U.S. States

State Population 1
California 39,557,045 2
Texas 28,701,596
Florida 21,299,325
New York 19,542,209
Pennsylvania 12,807,060
Illinois 12,741,080
Ohio 11,689,442
Georgia 10,519,475
North Carolina 10,383,620
Michigan 9,995,915
New Jersey 8,908,520
Virginia 8,517,685
Washington 7,535,591
Arizona 7,171,646
Massachusetts 6,902,149
Tennessee 6,770,010
Indiana 6,691,878
Missouri 6,126,452
Maryland 6,042,718
Wisconsin 5,813,568

1 Estimates as of July 1, 2018
2 Includes the population of Los Angeles County

Source: U.S. Census Bureau