Costa Rica Population

Population now

5,109,267
  • World: 119th
  • Central America: 5th
Male:2,552,384(49.96 %)
Female:2,556,883(50.04 %)
Births in 2020:90,701
Deaths in 2020:35,401

Life expectancy & Rates (2020)

Male:77.95 years
Female:83.05 years
Total:80.47 years
Median Age:32.43 years
Birth Rate:13.40
Death Rate:5.23
Growth Rate:1.56 %
Fertility Rate:1.72

Population Data Graphs

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  • Birth & Death rate
  • Life expectancy
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  • Population structure (mid 2020)
  • 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
19601M676k655k1.033.49%45.9010.236.7160.3858.9062.0016.4334.25%26.04
19611M702k680k1.033.60%45.319.866.6561.0259.4762.7116.2434.33%27.03
19621M728k705k1.033.68%44.449.496.5461.6460.0163.4216.1634.40%28.05
19631M755k732k1.033.75%43.319.116.3962.2460.5364.1116.1434.61%29.09
19642M782k758k1.033.81%41.978.736.1962.8161.0264.7716.1535.20%30.14
19652M808k785k1.033.84%40.448.365.9663.3561.4865.4116.1835.79%31.17
19662M835k811k1.033.85%38.798.005.7063.8661.9166.0116.2236.39%32.19
19672M860k836k1.033.85%37.087.655.4264.3662.3266.6016.3036.99%33.20
19682M886k862k1.033.83%35.407.335.1364.8562.7267.1916.4437.60%34.20
19692M911k887k1.033.82%33.827.024.8565.3463.1367.7716.6138.21%35.18
19702M936k912k1.033.82%32.436.734.6065.8463.5668.3516.8238.83%36.15
19712M960k936k1.033.84%31.306.474.3766.3864.0568.9417.0739.45%37.11
19722M984k960k1.023.90%30.456.214.1866.9464.5869.5317.3240.07%38.05
19732M1M984k1.024.00%29.865.974.0267.5465.1770.1417.5840.66%38.99
19742M1M1M1.024.14%29.515.743.9068.1765.8070.7617.8441.00%39.97
19752M1M1M1.024.31%29.395.533.8068.8366.4871.3918.1141.35%40.98
19762M1M1M1.024.53%29.435.323.7469.5067.1772.0518.3941.70%42.05
19772M1M1M1.024.78%29.575.123.6970.1867.8672.7218.6542.05%43.16
19782M1M1M1.025.02%29.724.943.6570.8568.5273.4118.9042.40%44.32
19792M1M1M1.025.27%29.854.763.6271.5069.1474.0919.2142.75%45.53
19802M1M1M1.025.51%29.934.603.5872.1169.7174.7519.5443.10%46.77
19812M1M1M1.025.72%29.964.463.5572.6870.2275.3719.8043.45%48.05
19823M1M1M1.025.90%29.954.343.5273.1970.6975.9420.1043.80%49.38
19833M1M1M1.026.06%29.924.243.5073.6671.1176.4520.4144.16%50.74
19843M1M1M1.026.17%29.844.163.4874.0771.4976.8820.7044.54%52.14
19853M1M1M1.026.24%29.694.103.4674.4371.8377.2520.9545.45%53.56
19863M1M1M1.026.27%29.454.053.4474.7472.1477.5521.1846.35%54.99
19873M1M1M1.026.26%29.104.013.4175.0172.4177.7921.3947.26%56.46
19883M1M1M1.026.20%28.643.983.3775.2472.6678.0021.5948.18%57.94
19893M2M2M1.026.09%28.063.963.3275.4672.8978.1821.7949.09%59.47
19903M2M2M1.025.93%27.393.953.2675.6573.1178.3421.9950.00%61.05
19913M2M2M1.015.78%26.643.933.1975.8473.3278.4922.1750.92%62.66
19923M2M2M1.015.59%25.843.923.1176.0373.5378.6422.3751.83%64.32
19933M2M2M1.015.40%25.013.913.0376.2173.7478.7822.6052.74%65.99
19943M2M2M1.015.20%24.183.902.9476.3973.9578.9222.8453.65%67.69
19954M2M2M1.014.99%23.353.902.8576.5874.1679.0723.0854.56%69.38
19964M2M2M1.014.78%22.533.902.7676.7774.3779.2323.3055.47%71.08
19974M2M2M1.014.56%21.703.902.6676.9574.5879.3823.5156.37%72.78
19984M2M2M1.014.33%20.893.922.5677.1274.7779.5423.7257.26%74.44
19994M2M2M1.014.11%20.093.932.4677.2974.9679.6923.9758.16%76.04
20004M2M2M1.013.88%19.343.962.3677.4575.1379.8324.3059.05%77.54
20014M2M2M1.013.67%18.653.992.2877.6075.2979.9724.6160.41%78.94
20024M2M2M1.013.47%18.044.042.2077.7475.4380.1124.9761.75%80.25
20034M2M2M1.013.29%17.514.082.1277.8775.5680.2425.3663.08%81.49
20044M2M2M1.013.12%17.074.142.0778.0075.6880.3725.7664.39%82.68
20054M2M2M1.012.98%16.724.202.0278.1275.7980.4926.1565.67%83.87
20064M2M2M1.012.86%16.444.261.9878.2475.9180.6326.5466.94%85.04
20074M2M2M12.75%16.234.331.9578.3676.0280.7726.9368.17%86.20
20084M2M2M12.65%16.044.391.9278.4976.1380.9127.3269.39%87.34
20095M2M2M12.56%15.884.461.9078.6376.2581.0727.7170.58%88.47
20105M2M2M12.48%15.724.521.8978.7776.3781.2428.1371.74%89.58
20115M2M2M12.39%15.554.591.8778.9276.4981.4128.5072.87%90.67
20125M2M2M12.31%15.384.651.8579.0776.6281.6028.9073.95%91.74
20135M2M2M12.22%15.194.721.8479.2376.7581.7929.3374.97%92.80
20145M2M2M12.13%14.994.791.8279.4076.8981.9929.7975.94%93.84
20155M2M2M12.04%14.764.861.8179.5777.0382.1830.2576.86%94.87
20165M2M2M11.94%14.514.931.7979.7477.1982.3730.6877.74%95.88
20175M2M2M11.84%14.255.011.7779.9177.3582.5631.1278.56%96.87
20185M2M3M11.75%13.975.081.7580.1077.5482.7331.5779.34%97.84
20195M3M3M11.75%13.975.081.7580.1077.5482.7332.0180.08%98.78
20205M3M3M11.56%13.405.231.7280.4777.9583.0532.4380.77%99.69

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
20215M3M3M11.47%13.135.311.7180.6678.1883.1932.8981.43%100.57
20225M3M3M11.38%12.855.391.6980.8478.4083.3333.3582.04%101.41
20235M3M3M11.30%12.585.481.6881.0378.6383.4733.8382.62%102.23
20245M3M3M11.21%12.305.561.6681.2178.8583.6134.3483.17%103.01
20255M3M3M11.13%12.035.641.6581.4079.0883.7534.8383.68%103.76
20265M3M3M11.06%11.835.741.6481.5879.3083.8935.2684.16%104.48
20275M3M3M10.99%11.635.851.6381.7679.5284.0235.7184.61%105.15
20285M3M3M0.990.92%11.425.951.6381.9479.7484.1636.1685.03%105.79
20295M3M3M0.990.85%11.226.061.6282.1279.9684.2936.6585.42%106.42
20305M3M3M0.990.79%11.026.161.6182.3080.1884.4337.1285.79%107.01
20315M3M3M0.990.73%10.896.281.6182.4780.3884.5637.5586.13%107.57
20326M3M3M0.990.68%10.766.401.6182.6480.5984.6938.0086.45%108.10
20336M3M3M0.990.63%10.626.531.6182.8080.7984.8238.4786.74%108.61
20346M3M3M0.990.58%10.496.651.6182.9781.0084.9538.9287.01%109.10
20356M3M3M0.990.53%10.366.771.6183.1481.2085.0839.3987.26%109.55
20366M3M3M0.990.48%10.266.921.6183.2981.3785.2139.8187.49%109.98
20376M3M3M0.990.44%10.167.071.6183.4481.5585.3340.2087.70%110.37
20386M3M3M0.990.40%10.077.211.6183.5981.7285.4640.6187.90%110.74
20396M3M3M0.990.35%9.977.361.6183.7481.9085.5841.0188.10%111.08
20406M3M3M0.990.31%9.877.511.6183.8982.0785.7141.4688.30%111.39
20416M3M3M0.990.28%9.807.681.6184.0282.2285.8341.8088.50%111.66
20426M3M3M0.990.24%9.737.841.6184.1682.3685.9542.1788.69%111.92
20436M3M3M0.990.20%9.658.011.6284.2982.5186.0842.5588.88%112.15
20446M3M3M0.990.17%9.588.171.6284.4382.6586.2042.9689.07%112.35
20456M3M3M0.990.14%9.518.341.6284.5682.8086.3243.3189.26%112.50
20466M3M3M0.990.11%9.448.501.6284.6982.9386.4443.5689.44%112.66
20476M3M3M0.990.08%9.388.671.6284.8183.0786.5643.9189.62%112.78
20486M3M3M0.990.05%9.318.831.6384.9483.2086.6844.1889.79%112.86
20496M3M3M0.990.03%9.259.001.6385.0683.3486.8044.5289.97%112.94
20506M3M3M0.99?9.189.161.6385.1983.4786.9244.7990.14%112.97

Highest City Populations in Costa Rica

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RankCityPopulation, Urban AreaPopulation, City
1San Jose1,406,90431,430
2Alajuela371,91847,494
3Heredia342,31521,947

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