Costa Rica Population (LIVE)

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Costa Rica Population (1950 - 2017)
Yearly Population Growth Rate (%)
  • The current population of Costa Rica is 4,900,108 as of Monday, May 22, 2017, based on the latest United Nations estimates.
  • Costa Rica population is equivalent to 0.07% 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 51,075 Km2 (19,720 sq. miles)
  • 82 % 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 (2017 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
2017 4,905,626 1 % 48,408 3,277 31.8 1.83 96 82 % 4,021,365 0.07 % 7,515,284,153 122
2016 4,857,218 1.03 % 49,368 3,277 31.8 1.83 95 81 % 3,933,275 0.07 % 7,432,663,275 121
2015 4,807,850 1.13 % 52,515 3,900 31 1.85 94 79.9 % 3,842,334 0.07 % 7,349,472,099 121
2010 4,545,273 1.36 % 59,486 6,100 29 2.01 89 73.7 % 3,349,735 0.07 % 6,929,725,043 120
2005 4,247,843 1.59 % 64,479 8,400 27 2.17 83 66.8 % 2,837,001 0.07 % 6,519,635,850 120
2000 3,925,450 2.26 % 82,905 17,900 26 2.61 77 59.1 % 2,320,370 0.06 % 6,126,622,121 119
1995 3,510,925 2.55 % 82,986 13,800 24 3.01 69 54.1 % 1,897,673 0.06 % 5,735,123,084 124
1990 3,095,994 2.55 % 73,153 3,500 23 3.31 61 49.7 % 1,539,343 0.06 % 5,309,667,699 128
1985 2,730,231 2.7 % 68,184 3,800 22 3.5 54 44.9 % 1,226,394 0.06 % 4,852,540,569 128
1980 2,389,309 2.64 % 58,380 3,500 21 3.7 47 42.4 % 1,012,137 0.05 % 4,439,632,465 129
1975 2,097,410 2.55 % 49,707 2,500 19 4.06 41 40.5 % 848,517 0.05 % 4,061,399,228 129
1970 1,848,873 3.07 % 51,850 1,600 18 5.26 36 38.3 % 707,463 0.05 % 3,682,487,691 130
1965 1,589,625 3.58 % 51,317 1,000 18 5.95 22 35.6 % 566,599 0.05 % 3,322,495,121 135
1960 1,333,042 3.55 % 42,685 1,400 18 6.39 26 34.3 % 456,959 0.04 % 3,018,343,828 134
1955 1,119,619 3.13 % 32,026 1,000 18 5.95 22 34.2 % 382,584 0.04 % 2,758,314,525 135
Source: Worldometers (www.Worldometers.info)
Elaboration of data by United Nations, Department of Economic and Social Affairs, Population Division. World Population Prospects: The 2015 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 5,043,683 0.96 % 47,167 3,300 34 1.76 99 84.6 % 4,268,727 0.07 % 7,758,156,792 124
2025 5,245,853 0.79 % 40,434 2,700 36 1.7 103 88.2 % 4,624,858 0.06 % 8,141,661,007 124
2030 5,413,444 0.63 % 33,518 2,200 38 1.67 106 90.7 % 4,909,586 0.06 % 8,500,766,052 123
2035 5,547,671 0.49 % 26,845 1,800 40 1.66 109 92.4 % 5,125,203 0.06 % 8,838,907,877 123
2040 5,649,931 0.37 % 20,452 1,800 42 1.67 111 93.5 % 5,280,983 0.06 % 9,157,233,976 123
2045 5,720,763 0.25 % 14,166 1,800 44 1.68 112 94.4 % 5,399,509 0.06 % 9,453,891,780 123
2050 5,759,367 0.13 % 7,721 1,800 45 1.69 113 95.2 % 5,482,284 0.06 % 9,725,147,994 124
Source: Worldometers (www.Worldometers.info)
Elaboration of data by United Nations, Department of Economic and Social Affairs, Population Division. World Population Prospects: The 2015 Revision. (Medium-fertility variant).

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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 2015 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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