IS PUERTO RICO A STATE?
No, Puerto Rico is not a state. Puerto Rico is an unincorporated territory of the United States of America. Residents of Puerto Rico are citizens of the United States but they cannot vote in the Presidential elections and do not have voting representatives in Congress. However, Puerto Ricans do pay taxes!
PUERTO RICO: A UNITED STATES TERRITORY
Puerto Ricans have voted to become a state but have yet to achieve that status.