California Biggest Statistics

California is the biggest in many things. It is a big state, though not as big as Alaska or Texas. Yet its population outranks any other state in the U.S.

California - Biggest State by Population in U.S.

Each year the California population grows by hundreds of thousands of people, not matter what you hear about residents moving out and leaving. In 2010 the state had close to 32 million people. On average the state grows by around 400,000 people per year. Some years it is more, some it is less.

California - Biggest Agriculture Producer in U.S.

California is the largest producer of agricultural products in the U.S., according to U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA). The state's $36.6 billion dollar agriculture industry generates $100 billion in related economic activity. 11.2% of U.S. agriculture products come from California, and California's agricultural abundance includes more than 400 commodities. The state produces nearly half of U.S.-grown fruits, nuts and vegetables.

California - Biggest Exporter of Agriculture in U.S.

California is the top exporting State, according to U.S. Department of Agriculture. California ranks 1st among all 50 states in agricultural exports estimated at $13.6 billion. Agricultural exports help boost farm prices and income, while supporting about 157,528 jobs both on and off the farm in food processing, storage, and transportation. Exports are important to California's agricultural and statewide economy. Measured as exports divided by farm cash receipts, the State's reliance on agricultural exports typically is around 38%. That goes a long way to explain why California is home to more than 58 county fairs.

California - Biggest Nut Producer in U.S.

Do you wonder why they call Californians a bunch of fruits & nuts? The reason may be based on one of the top crops--almonds and other nuts. California's top agricultural exports in 2008 were:

tree nuts -- $3.1 billion
fruits and preparations -- $3billion
vegetables and preparations -- $2 billion
dairy products -- $838 million

World demand for these products is increasing, but so is competition among suppliers. If California's farmers, ranchers, and food processors are to compete successfully for the export opportunities of the 21st cent

California - Biggest Dairy Producer in U.S.

When California outpaced Wisconsin in milk and dairy production in 1993, it had to be a sad day for the Dairy State (Wisconsin). California began aggressively growing its cheese production capacity and related dairy products long before then, and now carries bragging rights as the biggest dairy producer in the U.S.

California - Biggest Ice Cream Producer in U.S.

California - Biggest Yogurt Producer in U.S.

California - Biggest Butter Producer in U.S.

California - Biggest Wine Producer / Exporter in U.S.

California exports 90% of all wine produced in U.S. and ranks 4th in the world for wine exports and sales. While American wine consumption per capita is less than dozens of countries, Californians do love to make wine and share it proudly.


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