Louisiana vs Puerto Rico (Statistical Comparison)

Louisiana is a state in the Deep South and South Central regions 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 Louisiana and Puerto Rico regarding various aspects.


Is Louisiana bigger than Puerto Rico?

The total area of Louisiana is 52,070 sq mi, and the total area of Puerto Rico is 3,515 sq mi. Louisiana is bigger than Puerto Rico by 48,555 sq mi. Louisiana is around 14.82 times bigger than Puerto Rico.

Area of Louisiana: 52,070 sq mi ( 135,382 km2 )

Area of Louisiana compared to Puerto Rico

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

Area of Puerto Rico compared to Louisiana


According to the United States Census Bureau, the total population of Louisiana as of 1st July 2021 was estimated to be around 4,624,047.

Population of Louisiana 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 Louisiana

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

The capital city of Louisiana is Baton Rouge, and the capital city of Puerto Rico is San Juan.

Official Languages

Louisiana: English
Puerto Rico: Spanish, English


Louisiana: Louisianian, Louisianais, Luisiano
Puerto Rico: Puerto Rican

ISO 3166 Code

Louisiana: US-LA
Puerto Rico: PR, US-PR

Human Development Index

HDI of Louisiana as of 2019: 0.893
HDI of Puerto Rico as of 2019: 0.845

Louisiana 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 Louisiana:
31° 4′ 8.04″ N, 91° 59′ 48.48″ W

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

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