California vs Houston, Texas (Statistical Comparison)

California is a state in the United States Of America located in the Western Region of the country, whereas Houston is the most populous city in the state of Texas, USA. Today in this article, we will discuss the comparison between California and Houston regarding various aspects.


Is California bigger than Houston (Texas)?

The total area of California is 163,696 sq mi, and the total area of Houston is 671.67 sq mi. California is bigger than Houston by 163,024.33 sq mi. California is around 243.72 times bigger than Houston.

Area of California:  163,696 sq mi ( 423,970 km2 )

Area of California compared to Houston

Area of Houston:  671.67 sq mi ( 1739.62 km2  )

Area of Houston compared to California


According to the United States Census Bureau, the total population of California as of 1st July 2021 was estimated to be around 39,237,836.

Population of California compared to Houston

Based on the United States Census Bureau data, the total population of Houston (Texas) as of 2019, was estimated to be around 2.31 Million.

Population of Houston compared to California

Here is some more data comparison between California and Houston.

Official Languages

California: English
Houston: English


California: Californian
Houston: Houstonian

California Time Zone: 

UTC – 8 (Pacific Time Zone)

UTC – 7 (Pacific Daylight Time)

Houston Time Zone: 

UTC − 6 (Central Standard Time)

Summer (DST):
UTC − 5 (Central Daylight Time)

Geological Coordinates

Coordinates of California:
37° 0′ 0″ N, 120° 0′ 0″ W

Coordinates of Houston:
29° 45′ 46″ N95° 22′ 59″ W

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