California is the most heavily populated of all the US states, and in 2015 it was estimated that over 39 million (39,144,818) people lived there. Eight of the 50 most heavily populated cities in the US are in California, and these include Los Angeles, San Francisco, San Diego and San Jose. Largest State US (Area)
The biggest state in the US in terms of area is Alaska. The size of the state is a massive 663,268 square miles (1,717,856 square kilometres), but Alaska is thinly populated (less than a million people), and it has one of the smallest populations of all the US states.
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