The following is a comparison between four large states of the United States – Texas, California, New Mexico, and Arizona. These are the four states that have a border with Mexico. Let’s read.
Texas vs California vs New Mexico vs Arizona – US states comparison
|Area||about 268,600 square miles (695,660 square kilometers)||about 163,700 square miles (423,970 square kilometers)||about 121,600 square miles (314,920 square kilometers)||about 114,000 square miles (295,230 square kilometers)|
|Population (2022 estimate)||around 30 million||around 39 million||around 2.1 million||around 7.4 million|
|Highest natural point||Guadalupe Peak (8,751 ft/2,667 meters)||Mount Whitney (14,505 ft/4,421 meters)||Wheeler Peak (13,167 ft/4,013 meters)||Humphreys Peak (12,637 ft/3,852 meters)|
|Capital city||Austin||Sacramento||Santa Fe||Phoenix|
|Largest city||Houston||Los Angeles||Albuquerque||Phoenix|
|Coastline||with the Gulf of Mexico||with the Pacific Ocean||No Coastline||No Coastline|
|Popular places to visit||Caddo Lake, Big Bend National Park, Cadillac Ranch, Caverns of Sonora, etc||Golden Gate Bridge, Yosemite National Park, Hollywood, Walk of fame, etc||White Sands National Park, Cerro Grande, Carlsbad Caverns National Park, etc||Grand Canyon, Hoover Dam, Meteor Crater Natural Landmark, Saguaro National Park, etc|
|Number of National Parks||2||9||2||3|
|Nickname||The Lone Star State||The Golden State||The Land of Enchantment||The Grand Canyon State|
|Became a state of the US||29 December 1845||9 September 1850||6 January 1912||14 February 1912|
|Border length with Mexico||1,241 miles (1,997.2 km) (longest)||140.4 miles (226.0 km) (shortest)||179.5 miles (288.9 km)||372.5 miles (599.5 km)|
|Top 3 largest cities||Houston, San Antonio, and Dallas||Los Angeles, San Diego, and San Jose||Albuquerque, Las Cruces, and Rio Rancho||Phoenix, Tucson, and Mesa|
|Bordering US states||New Mexico, Oklahoma, Arkansan, and Louisiana||Arizona, Nevada, and Oregon||Texas, Arizona, Oklahoma, and Colorado||California, Nevada, Utah, and New Mexico|
Frequently Asked Questions
No, Alaska is the largest state in the US. Texas is the second largest state.
No, Texas is a bigger state in terms of area. California has a larger population.
California has a longer coastline length.
California has the highest GDP in the United States.
New Mexico is bigger in terms of area than Arizona.