* Puerto Rico is a territory of the United States but if it became a state, Puerto Rico's land area of 3,435 square miles would make it the 49th largest state. (bigger than Delaware and Rhode Island)
* There are about four million Puerto Ricans, which would make the island the 23rd most populous state.
* Puerto Ricans have been citizens of the United States since a law was passed in 1917. Even though they are citizens, Puerto Ricans pay no federal income tax and they can not vote for president.