Puerto Rico

Facts and stats about Puerto Rico

3.67 million

Population. Ranked 129th in 2013.


GDP per capita. Ranked 27th in 2012.

Major language Spanish, English (both official)
Major religion Christianity
Monetary unit US dollar
Head of state President Barack Obama
Alternative names Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, Puerto Rico
Groups Christian countries, Densely populated countries, Heavily indebted countries, Island countries, World

Interesting observations about Puerto Rico

  • Puerto Rico ranked first for GDP > composition by sector > industry amongst Heavily indebted countries in 2012.
  • Puerto Rico ranked first for urban population per 1000 amongst Christian countries in 2005.
  • Puerto Rico ranked first for GDP > composition, by sector of origin > industry amongst Densely populated countries in 2013.
  • Puerto Rico ranked first for manufacturing, value added > current US$ per capita globally in 2011.


Hi May, though Tony Colon ran for the Puerto Rican Olympic team in 1972 and 1976, he was a citizen of the USA and is better known as an All-American miler in 1973 and 1974. He also won the IC4A mile championship in 1975.

Posted on 25 Mar 2005

Suchita Vemuri, Staff Editor

Suchita Vemuri, Staff Editor