Florida vs Puerto Rico (Statistical Comparison)

Florida is a state in the United States of America located in the Southeastern part 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 Florida and Puerto Rico regarding various aspects.


Is Florida bigger than Puerto Rico?

The total area of Florida is 65,758 sq mi, and the total area of Puerto Rico is 3,515 sq mi. Florida is bigger than Puerto Rico by 62,243 sq mi. Florida is around 18.71 times bigger than Puerto Rico.

Area of Florida: 65,758 sq mi (170,312 km2 )

Area of Florida compared to Puerto Rico

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

Area of Puerto Rico compared to Florida


According to the United States Census Bureau, the total population of Florida as of 1st July 2021 was estimated to be around 21,781,128.

Population of Florida compared to Puerto Rico

Based on the Worldometer elaboration of the latest United Nations data, the total population of Puerto Rico as of 1st May 2022, is estimated to be around 2,734,212.

Population of Puerto Rico compared to Florida

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

The capital of Florida is Tallahassee, and the capital city of Puerto Rico is San Juan.

Official Languages

Florida: English
Puerto Rico: Spanish, English


Florida: Floridian, Floridan
Puerto Rico: Puerto Rican

ISO 3166 Code

Florida: US-FL
Puerto Rico: PR, US-PR

Human Development Index

HDI of Florida as of 2019: 0.916
HDI of Puerto Rico as of 2019: 0.845

Florida Time Zone: 

UTC – 6 (Central Standard Time)
UTC – 5 (Eastern Standard Time)

Summer (DST):
UTC – 5 (Central Daylight Time)

UTC – 4 (Eastern Daylight Time)

Puerto Rico Time Zone: 

UTC – 4 (Atlantic Standard Time)

Geological Coordinates

Coordinates of Florida:
28° 37′ 49.8″ N, 82° 26′ 58.92″ W

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

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