North California has all the makings of a great state; rich history, tight-knit communities, internationally-acclaimed destinations, and breathtaking natural beauty. A state with a diverse and unique culture, destined for greatness. Counties in North California will include: Sierra, Nevada, Placer, El Dorado, Amador, Sacramento, Solano, Marin, Napa, Sonoma, Yolo, Sutter, and Yuba.


North California

The comparison states Oregon and Iowa are both agricultural states with a significant manufacturing base, including Oregon’s status as a manufacturing location for many Silicon Valley companies. Counties: Amador, El Dorado, Marin, Napa, Nevada, Placer, Sacramento, Sierra, Solano, Sonoma, Sutter, Yolo, Yuba. Largest Cities: Sacramento, Santa Rosa, Elk Grove, Roseville, Vallejo.

N. California Oregon Iowa
Population 3.8mil 3.9mil 3.1mil
Unemployment Rate 6.5% 7.1% 4.1%
Change in Employment +34.9k +38.7k +39.7k
Poverty Rate 15.1% 17.0% 12.7%
Private Wage &
Salary Jobs
1.1mil 1.4mil 1.2mil
Personal Income
Tax Rate
13.3% 9.9% 8.98%
Corporate Income
Tax Rate
8.84% 7.6% 12.0%
Largest Industry ¹ Retail Trade Retail Trade Manufacturing
¹ Non government and non health