Costa Rica population 5,149,507 (live)

The population of Costa Rica is expected to grow by 42,000 in 2022 and reach 5,170,000 in 2023. Migration (including immigration and emigration) increases population by 2,699 people yearly. The population density of Costa Rica has changed from 46.8 in 1980 to 98.8 in 2020.

Current population 5,149,507 people at present (Monday 27th of June 2022)
Median Age 36.1 years
Population density 100.5 per km2
Population of Costa Rica from 1960 to 2022 (historical)
Year Population Year change Migrants Median age Fertility rate Density (Ppl/km2) Urban population
2022 5,130,000 42,000 (0.8%) 2,699 36.1 101 4,197,000 (81.8%)
2021 5,088,000 44,000 (0.9%) 2,699 35.7 100 4,133,000 (81.2%)
2020 5,044,000 45,000 (0.9%) 2,699 35.4 1.73 99 4,066,000 (80.6%)
2019 0 0 (0.0%) 3,277 35.0 1.74 98 3,997,000 (79.9%)
2018 0 0 (0.0%) 3,277 34.7 1.76 97 3,925,000 (79.2%)
2017 0 0 (0.0%) 3,277 34.3 1.77 96 3,850,000 (78.5%)
2016 0 0 (0.0%) 3,277 34.0 1.79 95 3,772,888 (77.7%)
2015 4,807,852 50,277 (1.1%) 3,277 33.7 1.80 94 3,693,440 (76.8%)
2010 4,545,280 57,017 (1.3%) 3,932 32.0 1.92 89 3,260,511 (71.7%)
2005 4,247,841 60,803 (1.4%) 6,068 30.3 2.07 83 2,789,515 (65.7%)
2000 3,925,443 76,720 (2.0%) 8,358 28.7 2.37 77 2,317,935 (59.0%)
1995 3,510,926 85,236 (2.4%) 17,905 27.4 2.82 69 1,915,526 (54.6%)
1990 3,095,995 77,040 (2.5%) 13,840 26.3 3.17 61 1,548,059 (50.0%)
1985 2,730,233 70,452 (2.6%) 3,483 25.6 3.41 53 1,240,754 (45.4%)
1980 2,389,310 62,606 (2.6%) 3,775 24.8 3.59 47 1,029,769 (43.1%)
1975 2,097,407 51,827 (2.5%) 3,485 24.0 3.81 41 867,257 (41.3%)
1970 1,848,866 50,555 (2.7%) 2,528 23.0 4.61 36 717,859 (38.8%)
1965 1,589,621 52,580 (3.3%) 1,565 22.5 5.85 31 568,941 (35.8%)
1960 1,333,040 48,877 (3.5%) 1,581 22.5 6.45 26 456,620 (34.3%)

In 2021 the population of Costa Rica was 5,088,000 and the average age increased from 22.5 in 1960 to 35.7. Urban population has increased from 2,317,935 (59.0%) in 2000 to 4,197,000 (81.8%) in the current year. The population density of Costa Rica has changed from 46.8 in 1980 to 98.8 in 2020.

Estimated Population 2020-2050
Year Population Year change Migrants Median age Fertility rate Density (Ppl/km2) Urban population
2020 0 0 (0.0%) 2,699 35.4 1.73 99 4,066,000 (80.6%)
2025 5,247,000 38,000 (0.7%) 2,196 37.1 1.68 103 4,373,000 (83.3%)
2030 5,417,000 31,000 (0.6%) 1,758 38.8 1.66 106 4,618,000 (85.2%)
2035 5,554,000 25,000 (0.5%) 1,756 40.4 1.66 109 4,802,000 (86.5%)
2040 5,659,000 19,000 (0.3%) 1,755 41.9 1.67 111 4,935,000 (87.2%)
2045 5,733,000 13,000 (0.2%) 1,756 43.3 1.68 112 5,040,000 (87.9%)
2050 5,774,000 6,000 (0.1%) 1,756 44.5 1.69 113 5,115,000 (88.6%)

The life expectancy at birth should reach 85.4 (84.0 years for male and 86.9 years for females). Population density will go up to 113.1 people per square kilometer.

Costa Rica demographics 2021

The population growth rate is 0.83% (44,000 residents, including 26,289 deaths). The demographics of Costa Rica constitutes of 2,566,000 women and 2,563,000 men, which means there are 999 men per 1000 women. As far as age distribution goes, 27.3% of population (1,401,003) is 19 or younger, 61.5% of population (3,152,898) is between age 20 and 64 and 11.2% of population (574,047) is over 65.

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