Alajuela, Costa Rica Metro Area Population 1950-2020

Chart and table of population level and growth rate for the Alajuela, Costa Rica metro area from 1950 to 2020. United Nations population projections are also included through the year 2035.
  • The current metro area population of Alajuela in 2020 is 366,000, a 5.17% increase from 2019.
  • The metro area population of Alajuela in 2019 was 348,000, a 5.45% increase from 2018.
  • The metro area population of Alajuela in 2018 was 330,000, a 5.77% increase from 2017.
  • The metro area population of Alajuela in 2017 was 312,000, a 5.41% increase from 2016.
Data Source: United Nations - World Population Prospects

MLA Citation:
Other Cities in Costa Rica
City Name Population
San Jose 1,400,000
Alajuela 366,000
Heredia 341,000
Alajuela - Historical Population Data
Year Population Growth Rate
2020 366,000 5.17%
2019 348,000 5.45%
2018 330,000 5.77%
2017 312,000 5.41%
2016 296,000 5.71%
2015 280,000 5.66%
2014 265,000 5.58%
2013 251,000 5.46%
2012 238,000 5.78%
2011 225,000 5.63%
2010 213,000 5.45%
2009 202,000 5.76%
2008 191,000 5.52%
2007 181,000 5.85%
2006 171,000 5.56%
2005 162,000 5.19%
2004 154,000 5.48%
2003 146,000 5.80%
2002 138,000 6.15%
2001 130,000 4.84%
2000 124,000 6.90%
1999 116,000 7.41%
1998 108,000 6.93%
1997 101,000 6.32%
1996 95,000 6.74%
1995 89,000 7.23%
1994 83,000 6.41%
1993 78,000 6.85%
1992 73,000 7.35%
1991 68,000 6.25%
1990 64,000 6.67%
1989 60,000 7.14%
1988 56,000 7.69%
1987 52,000 6.12%
1986 49,000 6.52%
1985 46,000 6.98%
1984 43,000 2.38%
1983 42,000 2.44%
1982 41,000 2.50%
1981 40,000 0.00%
1980 40,000 2.56%
1979 39,000 2.63%
1978 38,000 2.70%
1977 37,000 0.00%
1976 37,000 2.78%
1975 36,000 2.86%
1974 35,000 2.94%
1973 34,000 3.03%
1972 33,000 6.45%
1971 31,000 6.90%
1970 29,000 3.57%
1969 28,000 7.69%
1968 26,000 4.00%
1967 25,000 8.70%
1966 23,000 4.55%
1965 22,000 4.76%
1964 21,000 5.00%
1963 20,000 5.26%
1962 19,000 0.00%
1961 19,000 5.56%
1960 18,000 0.00%
1959 18,000 5.88%
1958 17,000 0.00%
1957 17,000 6.25%
1956 16,000 0.00%
1955 16,000 0.00%
1954 16,000 6.67%
1953 15,000 0.00%
1952 15,000 7.14%
1951 14,000 0.00%
1950 14,000 0.00%