Heredia, Costa Rica Metro Area Population 1950-2020

NOTE: All data from 2020 and beyond are UN projections and DO NOT include any impacts of the COVID-19 virus.
Chart and table of population level and growth rate for the Heredia, 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 Heredia in 2020 is 341,000, a 1.19% increase from 2019.
  • The metro area population of Heredia in 2019 was 337,000, a 0.9% increase from 2018.
  • The metro area population of Heredia in 2018 was 334,000, a 0.91% increase from 2017.
  • The metro area population of Heredia in 2017 was 331,000, a 0.61% 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
Heredia - Historical Population Data
Year Population Growth Rate
2020 341,000 1.19%
2019 337,000 0.90%
2018 334,000 0.91%
2017 331,000 0.61%
2016 329,000 0.92%
2015 326,000 0.93%
2014 323,000 0.94%
2013 320,000 0.95%
2012 317,000 0.96%
2011 314,000 5.72%
2010 297,000 6.45%
2009 279,000 6.08%
2008 263,000 6.48%
2007 247,000 6.47%
2006 232,000 5.94%
2005 219,000 6.31%
2004 206,000 6.74%
2003 193,000 6.04%
2002 182,000 6.43%
2001 171,000 6.21%
2000 161,000 6.62%
1999 151,000 6.34%
1998 142,000 5.97%
1997 134,000 6.35%
1996 126,000 5.88%
1995 119,000 6.25%
1994 112,000 6.67%
1993 105,000 6.06%
1992 99,000 6.45%
1991 93,000 6.90%
1990 87,000 6.10%
1989 82,000 6.49%
1988 77,000 5.48%
1987 73,000 7.35%
1986 68,000 6.25%
1985 64,000 4.92%
1984 61,000 5.17%
1983 58,000 3.57%
1982 56,000 5.66%
1981 53,000 3.92%
1980 51,000 4.08%
1979 49,000 4.26%
1978 47,000 4.44%
1977 45,000 4.65%
1976 43,000 4.88%
1975 41,000 2.50%
1974 40,000 5.26%
1973 38,000 5.56%
1972 36,000 2.86%
1971 35,000 6.06%
1970 33,000 3.13%
1969 32,000 3.23%
1968 31,000 6.90%
1967 29,000 3.57%
1966 28,000 3.70%
1965 27,000 3.85%
1964 26,000 4.00%
1963 25,000 4.17%
1962 24,000 4.35%
1961 23,000 4.55%
1960 22,000 4.76%
1959 21,000 5.00%
1958 20,000 0.00%
1957 20,000 5.26%
1956 19,000 5.56%
1955 18,000 5.88%
1954 17,000 0.00%
1953 17,000 6.25%
1952 16,000 6.67%
1951 15,000 0.00%
1950 15,000 0.00%