Costa Rica Population

Population now

5,017,228
Male:2,507,718(50.00 %)
Female:2,509,510(50.00 %)
Births in 2019:60,610
Deaths in 2019:22,924

Life expectancy & Rates (2019)

Male:78.13 years
Female:82.75 years
Total:80.41 years
Median Age:32.10 years
Birth Rate:13.59
Death Rate:5.14
Growth Rate:1.64 %
Fertility Rate:1.74

Population Data Graphs

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  • Birth & Death rate
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  • Population structure (mid 2019)
  • Urbanization

Costa Rica Population History

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YearTotalMaleFemaleSex RatioGrowth rateBirth rateDeath rateFerti­lity rate
Life exp., total
Life expectancy
Life exp., maleLife exp., femaleMedian AgeUrbani­zation
Density, people / km2
Density, people/km2
19601M678k655k1.033.43%44.5610.056.4560.5659.2262.0016.6734.25%26.09
19611M703k679k1.033.56%44.139.686.4161.2759.9362.7116.5334.33%27.04
19621M728k704k1.033.67%43.479.306.3261.9660.6263.4216.4934.40%28.03
19631M755k730k1.033.77%42.608.936.2062.6361.2664.1116.5134.61%29.05
19642M781k756k1.033.85%41.538.576.0463.2661.8664.7716.5435.20%30.08
19652M808k782k1.033.91%40.288.215.8563.8562.4165.4116.5935.79%31.11
19662M834k808k1.033.94%38.877.875.6364.4062.9066.0116.6336.39%32.14
19672M861k834k1.033.95%37.357.545.3864.9263.3766.6016.7136.99%33.16
19682M887k860k1.033.95%35.797.235.1265.4363.8167.1916.8237.60%34.19
19692M913k886k1.033.94%34.256.934.8665.9464.2467.7716.9738.21%35.19
19702M938k911k1.033.94%32.836.654.6166.4464.6768.3517.1538.83%36.18
19712M963k935k1.033.95%31.626.394.3966.9565.1068.9417.3639.45%37.15
19722M987k960k1.033.98%30.656.154.1967.4665.5469.5317.5840.07%38.10
19732M1M984k1.034.05%29.945.934.0367.9866.0070.1417.8140.66%39.06
19742M1M1M1.034.15%29.495.733.9068.5266.4770.7618.0541.00%40.03
19752M1M1M1.034.29%29.285.543.8169.0766.9671.3918.3041.35%41.05
19762M1M1M1.034.45%29.265.373.7469.6567.4772.0518.5641.70%42.10
19772M1M1M1.034.65%29.365.203.7070.2468.0172.7218.8042.05%43.20
19782M1M1M1.024.86%29.485.033.6670.8568.5573.4119.0342.40%44.35
19792M1M1M1.025.08%29.594.873.6271.4569.1074.0919.3342.75%45.53
19802M1M1M1.025.30%29.654.713.5972.0569.6474.7519.6443.10%46.76
19812M1M1M1.025.50%29.644.563.5572.6170.1575.3719.8843.45%48.03
19823M1M1M1.025.66%29.574.443.5273.1470.6475.9420.1643.80%49.34
19833M1M1M1.025.80%29.444.333.4873.6171.0876.4520.4544.16%50.68
19843M1M1M1.025.90%29.254.243.4574.0471.4876.8820.7344.54%52.05
19853M1M1M1.025.95%28.994.173.4174.4071.8377.2520.9845.45%53.43
19863M1M1M1.025.97%28.644.113.3774.7172.1477.5521.2246.35%54.81
19873M1M1M1.025.92%28.234.083.3374.9872.4177.7921.4647.26%56.21
19883M1M1M1.025.85%27.744.053.2875.2272.6678.0021.6948.18%57.62
19893M2M1M1.025.75%27.204.033.2375.4472.8978.1821.9249.09%59.08
19903M2M2M1.025.62%26.624.023.1775.6473.1178.3422.1450.00%60.59
19913M2M2M1.025.50%25.984.003.1175.8373.3278.4922.3650.92%62.15
19923M2M2M1.015.35%25.323.993.0476.0273.5378.6422.5951.83%63.75
19933M2M2M1.015.18%24.643.992.9776.2073.7478.7822.8352.74%65.38
19943M2M2M1.015.02%23.953.982.9076.3973.9578.9223.0953.65%67.04
19954M2M2M1.014.84%23.243.982.8276.5774.1679.0723.3554.56%68.71
19964M2M2M1.014.66%22.513.982.7476.7674.3779.2323.5755.47%70.39
19974M2M2M1.014.47%21.763.982.6576.9474.5879.3823.7756.37%72.07
19984M2M2M1.014.26%21.003.992.5677.1274.7779.5423.9957.26%73.73
19994M2M2M1.014.04%20.234.012.4677.2974.9679.6924.2558.16%75.32
20004M2M2M1.013.84%19.504.032.3777.4575.1379.8324.5859.05%76.82
20014M2M2M1.013.63%18.834.072.2977.6075.2979.9724.8860.41%78.22
20024M2M2M1.013.44%18.254.112.2277.7475.4380.1125.2361.75%79.51
20034M2M2M1.013.28%17.764.152.1677.8775.5680.2425.6163.08%80.74
20044M2M2M1.013.13%17.374.212.1177.9975.6880.3725.9964.39%81.94
20054M2M2M1.012.99%17.054.272.0778.1175.7980.5026.3765.67%83.13
20064M2M2M1.012.88%16.804.332.0378.2375.9080.6326.7566.94%84.32
20074M2M2M12.77%16.574.392.0178.3676.0080.7727.1168.17%85.51
20084M2M2M12.67%16.354.461.9878.4876.1180.9227.4769.39%86.68
20094M2M2M12.56%16.104.521.9578.6176.2281.0827.8570.58%87.83
20105M2M2M12.45%15.844.591.9278.7676.3481.2528.2571.74%88.95
20115M2M2M12.35%15.564.651.8978.9176.4881.4228.6172.87%90.03
20125M2M2M12.25%15.294.711.8779.0876.6481.6029.0173.95%91.08
20135M2M2M12.15%15.024.771.8479.2576.8181.7729.4774.97%92.10
20145M2M2M12.06%14.774.821.8279.4477.0181.9429.9375.94%93.10
20155M2M2M11.98%14.534.881.8079.6377.2382.1130.3876.86%94.09
20165M2M2M11.89%14.294.941.7879.8377.4582.2830.8277.74%95.05
20175M2M2M11.81%14.065.011.7780.0277.6882.4331.2578.56%96.00
20185M2M2M11.72%13.835.081.7680.2277.9182.5931.7179.34%96.93
20195M2M3M11.64%13.595.141.7480.4178.1382.7532.1080.08%97.83

Costa Rica Population Projections

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YearTotalMaleFemaleSex RatioGrowth rateBirth rateDeath rateFerti­lity rate
Life exp., total
Life expectancy
Life exp., maleLife exp., femaleMedian AgeUrbani­zation
Density, people / km2
Density, people/km2
20205M3M3M11.56%13.365.211.7380.6178.3682.9132.5980.77%98.71
20215M3M3M11.48%13.145.291.7280.8078.5883.0633.0081.43%99.57
20225M3M3M11.40%12.935.381.7180.9978.8083.2133.4682.04%100.39
20235M3M3M11.33%12.715.461.7081.1779.0383.3633.8882.62%101.17
20245M3M3M11.25%12.505.551.6981.3679.2583.5134.3583.17%101.94
20255M3M3M11.18%12.285.631.6881.5579.4783.6634.8383.68%102.68
20265M3M3M11.11%12.115.731.6881.7379.6983.8035.2684.16%103.41
20275M3M3M11.05%11.945.831.6781.9279.9183.9435.6984.61%104.09
20285M3M3M10.98%11.775.931.6782.1080.1384.0936.1385.03%104.76
20295M3M3M10.92%11.606.031.6682.2980.3584.2336.5785.42%105.40
20305M3M3M10.86%11.436.131.6682.4780.5784.3737.0385.79%106.01
20315M3M3M10.81%11.296.251.6682.6580.7884.5037.4986.13%106.59
20325M3M3M10.75%11.166.361.6682.8281.0084.6437.8886.45%107.16
20336M3M3M10.70%11.026.481.6683.0081.2184.7738.3286.74%107.69
20346M3M3M10.65%10.896.591.6683.1781.4384.9138.7587.01%108.20
20356M3M3M10.60%10.756.711.6683.3581.6485.0439.1987.26%108.69
20366M3M3M10.55%10.656.851.6683.5181.8385.1739.5987.49%109.14
20376M3M3M10.51%10.556.991.6683.6782.0285.3040.0187.70%109.59
20386M3M3M10.47%10.457.121.6783.8382.2085.4340.3987.90%110.00
20396M3M3M10.43%10.357.261.6783.9982.3985.5640.8088.10%110.37
20406M3M3M10.39%10.257.401.6784.1582.5885.6941.1988.30%110.74
20416M3M3M10.35%10.187.551.6784.2982.7385.8241.5288.50%111.08
20426M3M3M10.31%10.107.711.6784.4382.8885.9541.8988.69%111.39
20436M3M3M10.28%10.037.861.6884.5683.0486.0742.2788.88%111.68
20446M3M3M10.24%9.958.021.6884.7083.1986.2042.5989.07%111.94
20456M3M3M10.21%9.888.171.6884.8483.3486.3342.9289.26%112.19
20466M3M3M10.18%9.828.331.6884.9783.4786.4543.2289.44%112.41
20476M3M3M10.15%9.758.491.6885.1083.6086.5743.5589.62%112.58
20486M3M3M10.12%9.698.651.6985.2283.7486.7043.7989.79%112.74
20496M3M3M10.09%9.628.811.6985.3583.8786.8244.1089.97%112.88
20506M3M3M10.07%9.568.971.6985.4884.0086.9444.3690.14%112.99

Highest City Populations in Costa Rica

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RankCityPopulation, Urban AreaPopulation, City
1San Jose1,387,32231,430
2Alajuela355,13347,494
3Heredia338,18921,947

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