Costa Rica population 4,997,235 (live)

The population of Costa Rica is expected to grow by 47,000 in 2018 and reach 4,999,000 in 2019. Migration (including immigration and emigration) increases population by 3,277 people yearly. On average there are 68,471 births and 25,161 deaths in Costa Rica per year. Rate of natural increase is approximately 0.87 percent per year. The population density of Costa Rica has changed from 46.8 in 1980 to 95.1 in 2016.

Current population 4,997,235 people at present (Monday 17th of December 2018)
Median Age 34.7 years
Life expectancy 80.2 years
Population density 97.0 per km2
Population of Costa Rica from 1960 to 2018 (historical)
Year Population Year change Migrants Median age Fertility rate Density (Ppl/km2) Urban population
2018 4,953,000 47,000 (1.0%) 3,277 34.7 1.76 97 3,925,000 (79.2%)
2017 4,906,000 48,726 (1.0%) 3,277 34.3 1.77 96 3,850,000 (78.5%)
2016 4,857,274 49,422 (1.0%) 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 2017 the population of Costa Rica was 4,906,000 and the average age increased from 22.5 in 1960 to 34.3. Urban population has increased from 2,317,935 (59.0%) in 2000 to 3,925,000 (79.2%) in the current year. The population density of Costa Rica has changed from 46.8 in 1980 to 95.1 in 2016.

Estimated Population 2020-2050
Year Population Year change Migrants Median age Fertility rate Density (Ppl/km2) Urban population
2020 5,044,000 45,000 (0.9%) 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%)

Total Costa Rica population should reach 5,044,000 by 2020 and should increase to 5,774,000 people by year 2050. 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 2017

The population growth rate is 0.96% (48,726 residents, including 24,034 deaths). The demographics of Costa Rica constitutes of 2,476,000 women and 2,477,000 men, which means there are 1,000 men per 1000 women. As far as age distribution goes, 28.9% of population (1,430,922) is 19 or younger, 61.3% of population (3,036,189) is between age 20 and 64 and 9.8% of population (484,403) is over 65.

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Population: 130,759,000
Nicaragua
Population: 6,285,000
Panama
Population: 4,163,000
Argentina
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Population: 11,216,000