Central California feeds the world. The epicenter of agricultural industry in the Western United States, the State of Central California is optimally poised to take advantage of its farming excellence and natural tourist attractions to revive the region. Counties in Central California will include: Inyo, Mono, Alpine, Calaveras, Tuolumne, Mariposa, Madera, Fresno, Kings, Tulare, Merced, Stanislaus, San Joaquin.


Central California

The comparison states Oklahoma and Kentucky are states with a significant agricultural component in their economy combined with other core industries that are present in the proposed Central California counties—energy development in Oklahoma and manufacturing in Kentucky. Counties: Alpine, Calaveras, Fresno, Inyo, Kern, Kings, Madera, Mariposa, Merced, Mono, San Joaquin, Stanislaus, Tulare, Tuolumne. Largest Cities: Fresno, Bakersfield, Stockton, Modesto, Visalia.

C. California Kentucky Oklahoma
Population 4.2mil 4.4mil 3.9mil
Unemployment Rate 10.5% 6.5% 4.6%
Change in Employment +23.4k -19.7k -18.4k
Poverty Rate 23.7% 19.3% 17.2%
Private Wage &
Salary Jobs
1.1mil 1.5mil 1.2mil
Personal Income
Tax Rate
13.3% 6.0% 5.25%
Corporate Income
Tax Rate
8.84% 6.0% 6.0%
Largest Industry ¹ Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting Manufacturing Retail Trade
¹ Non government and non health