Iowa vs Puerto Rico (Statistical Comparison)

Iowa is a state in the United States of America located in the Midwestern 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 Iowa and Puerto Rico regarding various aspects.


Is Iowa bigger than Puerto Rico?

The total area of Iowa is 55,857.1 sq mi, and the total area of Puerto Rico is 3,515 sq mi. Iowa is bigger than Puerto Rico by 52,342.1 sq mi. Iowa is around 15.90 times bigger than Puerto Rico.

Area of Iowa: 55,857.1 sq mi ( 144,669.2 km2 )

Area of Iowa compared to Puerto Rico

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

Area of Puerto Rico compared to Iowa


According to the United States Census Bureau, the total population of Iowa as of 1st July 2021 was estimated to be around 3,193,079.

Population of Iowa compared to Puerto Rico

Based on the World Bank data, the total population of Puerto Rico as of 2020, was estimated to be around 3,281,538.

Population of Puerto Rico compared to Iowa

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

The capital of Iowa is Des Moines, and the capital city of Puerto Rico is San Juan.

Official Languages

Iowa: English
Puerto Rico: Spanish, English


Iowa: Iowan
Puerto Rico: Puerto Rican

ISO 3166 Code

Iowa: US-IA
Puerto Rico: PR, US-PR

Human Development Index

HDI of Iowa as of 2019: 0.935
HDI of Puerto Rico as of 2019: 0.845

Iowa Time Zone: 

UTC − 6 (Central Standard Time)

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

Puerto Rico Time Zone: 

UTC – 4 (Atlantic Standard Time)

Geological Coordinates

Coordinates of Iowa:
42° 4′ 30.36″ N, 93° 29′ 45.6″ W

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

You may also like to read:

Iowa vs Portugal Comparison

Iowa vs Peru Comparison

Iowa vs Poland Comparison

Leave a Comment