Costa Rica Population (LIVE)

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Costa Rica Population (1950 - 2018)
Yearly Population Growth Rate (%)
  • The current population of Costa Rica is 4,920,382 as of Sunday, October 22, 2017, based on the latest United Nations estimates.
  • Costa Rica population is equivalent to 0.06% of the total world population.
  • Costa Rica ranks number 122 in the list of countries (and dependencies) by population.
  • The population density in Costa Rica is 96 per Km2 (249 people per mi2).
  • The total land area is 51,060 Km2 (19,714 sq. miles)
  • 82.0 % of the population is urban (4,021,365 people in 2017)
  • The median age in Costa Rica is 31.8 years.

Population of Costa Rica (2018 and historical)

YearPopulationYearly %
Change
Yearly
Change
Migrants (net)Median AgeFertility RateDensity (P/Km²)Urban
Pop %
Urban PopulationCountry's Share of
World Pop
World PopulationCosta Rica
Global Rank
2018 4,953,199 0.97 % 47,430 3,277 31.8 1.83 97 81.2 % 4,106,600 0.06 % 7,632,819,325 122
2017 4,905,769 1.00 % 48,495 3,277 31.8 1.83 96 82.0 % 4,021,365 0.06 % 7,550,262,101 122
2016 4,857,274 1.03 % 49,422 3,277 31.8 1.83 95 81.0 % 3,933,275 0.07 % 7,466,964,280 121
2015 4,807,852 1.13 % 52,514 3,932 31.4 1.85 94 79.9 % 3,842,334 0.07 % 7,383,008,820 121
2010 4,545,280 1.36 % 59,488 6,068 29.2 2.01 89 73.7 % 3,349,735 0.07 % 6,958,169,159 119
2005 4,247,841 1.59 % 64,480 8,358 27.4 2.17 83 66.8 % 2,837,001 0.06 % 6,542,159,383 120
2000 3,925,443 2.26 % 82,90317,905 25.6 2.61 77 59.1 % 2,320,370 0.06 % 6,145,006,989 119
1995 3,510,926 2.55 % 82,986 13,840 24.3 3.01 69 54.1 % 1,897,673 0.06 % 5,751,474,416 124
1990 3,095,995 2.55 % 73,152 3,483 23.1 3.31 61 49.7 % 1,539,343 0.06 % 5,330,943,460 128
1985 2,730,233 2.70 % 68,185 3,775 22.0 3.50 53 44.9 % 1,226,394 0.06 % 4,873,781,796 128
1980 2,389,310 2.64 % 58,381 3,485 20.6 3.70 47 42.4 % 1,012,137 0.05 % 4,458,411,534 129
1975 2,097,407 2.55 % 49,708 2,528 19.3 4.06 41 40.5 % 848,517 0.05 % 4,079,087,198 129
1970 1,848,866 3.07 % 51,849 1,565 18.2 5.26 36 38.3 % 707,463 0.05 % 3,700,577,650 130
1965 1,589,621 3.58 % 51,316 982 18.1 5.95 31 35.6 % 566,599 0.05 % 3,339,592,688 135
1960 1,333,040 3.55 % 42,685 1,427 17.7 6.39 26 34.3 % 456,959 0.04 % 3,033,212,527 134
1955 1,119,617 3.13 % 32,024 982 18.1 5.95 22 34.2 % 382,584 0.04 % 2,772,242,535 135
Source: Worldometers (www.Worldometers.info)
Elaboration of data by United Nations, Department of Economic and Social Affairs, Population Division. World Population Prospects: The 2017 Revision. (Medium-fertility variant).
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Costa Rica Population Forecast

YearPopulationYearly %
Change
Yearly
Change
Migrants (net)Median AgeFertility RateDensity (P/Km²)Urban
Pop %
Urban PopulationCountry's Share of
World Pop
World PopulationCosta Rica
Global Rank
2020 5,044,179 0.96 % 47,265 3,277 33.6 1.76 99 84.6 % 4,268,727 0.06 % 7,795,482,309 124
2025 5,247,337 0.79 % 40,632 2,699 35.8 1.70 103 88.1 % 4,624,858 0.06 % 8,185,613,757 126
2030 5,417,379 0.64 % 34,008 2,196 38.0 1.67 106 90.6 % 4,909,586 0.06 % 8,551,198,644 124
2035 5,553,946 0.50 % 27,313 1,758 40.2 1.66 109 92.3 % 5,125,203 0.06 % 8,892,701,940 124
2040 5,658,897 0.38 % 20,990 1,756 42.2 1.67 111 93.3 % 5,280,983 0.06 % 9,210,337,004 124
2045 5,732,641 0.26 % 14,749 1,755 44.0 1.67 112 94.2 % 5,399,509 0.06 % 9,504,209,572 123
2050 5,774,070 0.14 % 8,286 1,756 45.4 1.68 113 94.9 % 5,482,284 0.06 % 9,771,822,753 125
Source: Worldometers (www.Worldometers.info)
Elaboration of data by United Nations, Department of Economic and Social Affairs, Population Division. World Population Prospects: The 2017 Revision. (Medium-fertility variant).

See also

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Notes

The Costa Rica Population (Live) counter shows a continuously updated estimate of the current population of Costa Rica delivered by Worldometers' RTS algorithm, which processes data collected from the United Nations Population Division.

The Population of Costa Rica (1950 - 2017) chart plots the total population count as of July 1 of each year, from 1950 to 2017.

The Yearly Population Growth Rate chart plots the annual percentage changes in population registered on July 1 of each year, from 1951 to 2017. This value can differ from the Yearly % Change shown in the historical table, which shows the last year equivalent percentage change assuming homogeneous change in the preceding five year period.

Definitions

Year: as of July 1 of the year indicated.

Population: Overall total population (both sexes and all ages) in the country as of July 1 of the year indicated, as estimated by the United Nations, Department of Economic and Social Affairs, Population Division. World Population Prospects: The 2017 Revision. For forecasted years, the U.N. medium-fertility variant is used.


Yearly % Change: For 2017: percentage change in total population over the last year (from July 1, 2016 to June 30 2017). For all other years: latest year annual percentage change equivalent assuming homogeneous change in the preceding five year period, calculated through reverse compounding.

Yearly Change: For 2017: absolute change in total population (increase or decrease in number of people) over the last year (from July 1, 2016 to June 30 2017). For all other years: average annual numerical change over the preceding five year period.

Migrants (net): The average annual number of immigrants minus the number of emigrants over the preceding five year period (running from July 1 to June 30 of the initial and final years), or subsequent five year period (for 2016 data). A negative number means that there are more emigrants than immigrants.

Median Age: age that divides the population into two numerically equal groups: half of the people are older than the median age indicated and half are younger. This parameter provides an indication of age distribution.

Fertility Rate: (Total Fertility Rate, or TFR), it is expressed as children per woman. It is calculated as the average number of children an average woman will have during her reproductive period (15 to 49 years old) based on the current fertility rates of every age group in the country, and assuming she is not subject to mortality.

Density (P/Km²): (Population Density) Population per square Kilometer (Km²).

Urban Pop % : Urban population as a percentage of total population.

Urban Population: Population living in areas classified as urban according to the criteria used by each country.

Country's Share of World Pop: Total population in the country as a percentage of total World Population as of July 1 of the year indicated.

World Population: Total World Population as of July 1 of the year indicated.

Global Rank: Position held by Costa Rica in the list of all countries worldwide ranked by population (from the highest population to the lowest population) as of July 1 of the year indicated.


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