New Jersey vs Puerto Rico (Statistical Comparison)

New Jersey is a state located in the Mid-Atlantic and Northeastern 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 New Jersey and Puerto Rico regarding various aspects.


Is New Jersey bigger than Puerto Rico?

The total area of New Jersey is 8722.58 sq mi, and the total area of Puerto Rico is 3,515 sq mi. New Jersey is bigger than Puerto Rico by 5,207.58 sq mi. New Jersey is around 2.48 times bigger than Puerto Rico.

Area of New Jersey: 8722.58 sq mi ( 22,591.38 km2 )

Area of New Jersey compared to Puerto Rico

Area of Puerto Rico3,515 sq mi ( 9,104 km2 )

Area of Puerto Rico compared to New Jersey


According to the United States Census Bureau, the total population of New Jersey as of 1st July 2021 was estimated to be around 9,267,130.

Population of New Jersey 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 New Jersey

Here is some more data comparison between New Jersey and Puerto Rico.

The capital city of New Jersey is Trenton and the capital city of Puerto Rico is San Juan.

Official Languages

New Jersey: None
Puerto Rico: Spanish, English


New Jersey: New Jerseyan, New Jerseyite
Puerto Rico: Puerto Rican

ISO 3166 Code

New Jersey: US-NJ
Puerto Rico: PR, US-PR

Human Development Index

HDI of New Jersey as of 2019: 0.948
HDI of Puerto Rico as of 2019: 0.845

New Jersey Time Zone: 

UTC – 5 (Eastern Standard Time)

UTC – 4 (Eastern Daylight Time)

Puerto Rico Time Zone: 

UTC – 4 (Atlantic Standard Time)

Geological Coordinates

Coordinates of New Jersey:
40° 11′ 26.52″ N, 74° 40′ 22.08″ W

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

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