California vs Puerto Rico (Statistical Comparison)

California is a state in the United States Of America located in the Western Region of the country, whereas Puerto Rico is a country located in the Northeast Caribbean Sea. Today in this article, we will discuss the comparison between California and Puerto Rico regarding various aspects.


Is California bigger than Puerto Rico?

The total area of California is 163,696 sq mi, and the total area of Puerto Rico is 3,515 sq mi. California is bigger than Puerto Rico by 160,181 sq mi. California is around 46.57 times bigger than Puerto Rico.

Area of California:  163,696 sq mi ( 423,970 km2 )

Area of California compared to Puerto Rico

Area of Puerto Rico:  3,515 sq mi (9,104 km2 )

Area of Puerto Rico compared to California


According to the United States Census Bureau, the total population of California as of 1st July 2021 was estimated to be around 39,237,836.

Population of California compared to Puerto Rico

Based on the Worldometer elaboration of the latest United Nations data, the total population of Puerto Rico as of 12th April 2022, is estimated to be around 2,737,001.

Population of Puerto Rico compared to California

Here is some more data comparison between California and Puerto Rico.

The capital of California is Sacramento, and the capital city of Puerto Rico is San Juan.

Official Languages

California: English
Puerto Rico: Spanish, English


California: Californian
Puerto Rico: Puerto Rican

ISO 3166 Code

California: US-CA
Puerto Rico: PR, US-PR

Human Development Index

HDI of California as of 2019: 0.936
HDI of Puerto Rico as of 2019: 0.845

California Time Zone: 

UTC – 8 (Pacific Time Zone)

UTC – 7 (Pacific Daylight Time)

Puerto Rico Time Zone: 

UTC – 4 (Atlantic Standard Time)

Geological Coordinates

Coordinates of California:
37° 0′ 0″ N, 120° 0′ 0″ W

Coordinates of Puerto Rico:
18° 13′ 20.28″ N66° 25′ 49.08″ W

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