Is Texas Bigger Than Puerto Rico? (Comparison)

Texas is a state located in the South Central region of the United States of America, whereas Puerto Rico is a country located in the Northeast Caribbean Sea. Today in this article, we will discuss the comparison between the U.S. state Texas and Puerto Rico regarding various aspects.


Is Texas bigger than Puerto Rico?

The total area of Texas is 268,596 sq mi, and the total area of Puerto Rico is 3,515 sq mi. Texas is bigger than Puerto Rico by 265,081 sq mi. Texas is around 76.4 times bigger than Puerto Rico.

Area of Texas:  268,596 sq mi ( 695,662 km2 )

Area of Texas compared to Puerto Rico

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

Area of Puerto Rico compared to Texas


According to the United States Census Bureau data, the total population of Texas as of 2019 was estimated to be around 29 Million.

Population of Texas compared to Puerto Rico

Based on the Worldometer elaboration of the latest United Nations data, the current population of Puerto Rico as of 2nd June 2021, is 2,795,607.

Population of Puerto Rico compared to Texas

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

The capital city of Texas is Austin, and the capital city of Puerto Rico is San Juan.

Official Languages

Texas: No official language, but English is the primary spoken language.
Puerto Rico: Spanish, English

Human Development Index

HDI of Texas as of 2018: 0.909
HDI of Puerto Rico as of 2015: 0.845

Texas Timezone:

UTC − 6 (Central Time Zone)
UTC − 7 (Mountain Time Zone)

Summer (DST):
UTC − 5 (Central Daylight Time)
UTC − 6 (Mountain Daylight Time)

Puerto Rico Timezone: 

UTC – 4 (Atlantic Standard Time)

Geological Coordinates

Coordinates of Texas:
31° 28′ 32.52″ N99° 19′ 52.32″ W

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

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