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Costa Rica Population Statistics


The Population of Costa Rica.


According to the last census of Costa Rica (2011) the population of Costa Rica was 4,301,712

Item Year 2011
   
Total Population 4,301,712
Male Population 2,106,188
Female Population 2,195,524


The population is spread among the 7 provinces of Costa Rica as follows:

San Jose 32.6%
Alajuela 19.7%
Cartago 11.4%
Heredia 10.1%
Puntarenas 9.6%
Limon 9.0%
Guanacaste 7.6%



BREAKDOWN OF THE POPULATION BY AGE

Item Percentage
   
Under the age of 5 8.8%
Age 5 to 12 15%
Age 13 to 17 10%
Age 18 to 24 13.6%
Age 25 to 59 44.3%
Age 60 and older 8.4%


GENERAL POPULATION INFORMATION

Item Year 2011
   
Size of Average Household 3.7
Density Inhabitants per Km 2 84
Life Expectancy 79

 

The graph below shows the population growth of Costa Rica from 1864 to 2011.   It was not untill the 1960's that the total population of Costa Rica went over 1 million persons.

Costa Rica Population

 

The chart below is the predicted population growth estimate for the years 2012-2025.  The estimations was done by the Costa Rican Institute of Statistics and Census (INEC).

Year Population Male Female
2012 4 652 459 2 351 032 2 301 427
2013 4 713 168 2 380 850 2 332 318
2014 4 773 130 2 410 323 2 362 807
2015 4 832 234 2 439 333 2 392 901
       
2016 4 890 379 2 467 829 2 422 551
2017 4 947 490 2 495 770 2 451 720
2018 5 003 402 2 523 072 2 480 330
2019 5 058 007 2 549 677 2 508 330
2020 5 111 238 2 575 550 2 535 688
                                     
2021 5 163 038 2 600 660 2 562 378
2022 5 213 374 2 624 989 2 588 385
2023 5 262 237 2 648 531 2 613 705
2024 5 309 638 2 671 292 2 638 345
2025 5 355 592 2 693 280 2 662 312

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