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It's about one-one-hundred-fiftieth the number of people in The State of California.
In other words, 300,000 is 0.007825 times the count of people in The State of California, and the count of people in The State of California is 127.80 times that amount.
(2014 figures) (Department of Finance estimate)
California, the most populous state in the United States, is home to 38,340,000 people (larger than the population of the entire country of Canada, with 35,540,419 people). Over ten percent of the population — 3,904,657 people — reside in the city of Los Angeles.
It's about 150 times the number of Daily Newspapers in Circulation Worldwide.
In other words, 300,000 is 142.10 times the count of Daily Newspapers in Circulation Worldwide, and the count of Daily Newspapers in Circulation Worldwide is 0.007037 times that amount.
(2013 figures) (regional and local, plus national figures; paid only)
There are 2,111 paid, daily newspapers with a regional, local, or national distribution in circulation worldwide. Combined, these newspapers have a readership of about 150 million people.
It's about 150 times the number of Steps in the Sears Tower.
In other words, 300,000 is 142.20 times the count of Steps in the Sears Tower, and the count of Steps in the Sears Tower is 0.007032 times that amount.
(a.k.a. Willis Tower) (Chicago, Illinois) (steps per stairwell)
It's about 200 times the number of Golf Courses in Florida.
In other words, 300,000 is 197.60 times the count of Golf Courses in Florida, and the count of Golf Courses in Florida is 0.005061 times that amount.
(2016 figures) (public and private)
It's about one-two-hundredth the number of Copies of Michael Jackson's Thriller Sold (2011).
In other words, 300,000 is 0.0045 times the count of Copies of Michael Jackson's Thriller Sold (2011), and the count of Copies of Michael Jackson's Thriller Sold (2011) is 220 times that amount.
(sales figures as of 1990) (1982 release)
It's about one-three-hundredth the number of Copies of Wii Sports Sold.
In other words, 300,000 is 0.003628 times the count of Copies of Wii Sports Sold, and the count of Copies of Wii Sports Sold is 275.60 times that amount.
(a.k.a. Wii スポーツ, a.k.a. Wi Supotsu) (2006 edition) (sales figures as of March 31, 2015)
It's about 350 times the number of Population of Vatican City.
In other words, 300,000 is 356 times the count of Population of Vatican City, and the count of Population of Vatican City is 0.00281 times that amount.
(a.k.a. Vatican City State, a.k.a. Stato della Città del Vaticano, a.k.a. Status Civitatis Vaticanae) (Rome, Italy) (2014 estimates; permanent residents only)