Hawaii vs Puerto Rico (Statistical Comparison)

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


Is Hawaii bigger than Puerto Rico?

The total area of Hawaii is 10,931 sq mi, and the total area of Puerto Rico is 3,515 sq mi. Hawaii is bigger than Puerto Rico by 7,416 sq mi. Hawaii is around 3.11 times bigger than Puerto Rico.

Area of Hawaii: 10,931 sq mi (28,311 km2 )

Area of Hawaii compared to Puerto Rico

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

Area of Puerto Rico compared to Hawaii


According to the United States Census Bureau, the total population of Hawaii as of 1st July 2021 was estimated to be around 1,441,553.

Population of Hawaii compared to Puerto Rico

Based on the Worldometer elaboration of the latest United Nations data, the total population of Puerto Rico as of 17th May 2022, is estimated to be around 2,731,203.

Population of Puerto Rico compared to Hawaii

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

The capital of Hawaii is Honolulu, and the capital city of Puerto Rico is San Juan.

Official Languages

Hawaii: English, Hawaiian
Puerto Rico: Spanish, English


Hawaii: Hawaii Resident, Hawaiian
Puerto Rico: Puerto Rican

ISO 3166 Code

Hawaii: US-HI
Puerto Rico: PR, US-PR

Human Development Index

HDI of Hawaii as of 2019: 0.945
HDI of Puerto Rico as of 2019: 0.845

Hawaii Time Zone: 

UTC – 10 (Hawaii Time Zone)

Puerto Rico Time Zone: 

UTC – 4 (Atlantic Standard Time)

Geological Coordinates

Coordinates of Hawaii:
21° 18′ 27″ N, 157° 51′ 27″ W

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

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