Costa Rica Population Density 1950-2024

Chart and table of Costa Rica population density from 1950 to 2024. United Nations projections are also included through the year 2100.
  • The current population density of Costa Rica in 2024 is 102.68 people per square kilometer, a 0.66% increase from 2023.
  • The population density of Costa Rica in 2023 was 102.00 people per square kilometer, a 0.6% increase from 2022.
  • The population density of Costa Rica in 2022 was 101.39 people per square kilometer, a 0.52% increase from 2021.
  • The population density of Costa Rica in 2021 was 100.86 people per square kilometer, a 0.6% increase from 2020.
Data Source: United Nations - World Population Prospects

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Similar Countries Ranked by Population Density
Country Name 2024 Population Density
Maldives 1,726.29
Nauru 644.20
Mauritius 638.22
Lebanon 499.43
Tuvalu 382.60
Grenada 373.20
Jamaica 257.03
Marshall Islands 235.64
Dominican Republic 234.93
American Samoa 217.72
Guatemala 168.60
China 148.46
Tonga 144.91
Thailand 140.10
Jordan 127.46
Azerbaijan 120.82
Iraq 106.94
Malaysia 104.87
Costa Rica 102.68
Cuba 101.70
Albania 98.30
Dominica 97.82
Armenia 93.41
Romania 82.29
North Macedonia 81.01
Samoa 80.62
Serbia 80.32
Ecuador 71.68
Mexico 65.87
Equatorial Guinea 62.57
Bulgaria 59.63
Fiji 51.62
Iran 51.46
South Africa 50.05
Colombia 45.84
Belarus 45.54
Montenegro 45.34
Venezuela 32.23
Peru 26.99
Brazil 25.56
Algeria 19.43
Belize 18.14
Paraguay 17.08
Turkmenistan 13.52
Gabon 9.28
Russia 8.42
Kazakhstan 7.28
Botswana 4.68
Libya 3.96
Suriname 3.84
Guyana 3.81
Namibia 3.21
Costa Rica - Historical Population Density Data
Year Population Density Growth Rate
2024 102.68 0.66%
2023 102.00 0.60%
2022 101.39 0.52%
2021 100.86 0.60%
2020 100.26 0.76%
2019 99.50 0.87%
2018 98.64 0.94%
2017 97.73 0.98%
2016 96.78 1.02%
2015 95.80 1.05%
2014 94.80 1.10%
2013 93.77 1.16%
2012 92.69 1.21%
2011 91.58 1.25%
2010 90.46 1.30%
2009 89.30 1.36%
2008 88.10 1.39%
2007 86.89 1.41%
2006 85.68 1.44%
2005 84.46 1.48%
2004 83.23 1.53%
2003 81.97 1.60%
2002 80.68 1.71%
2001 79.32 1.86%
2000 77.87 1.99%
1999 76.35 2.09%
1998 74.78 2.19%
1997 73.18 2.28%
1996 71.55 2.33%
1995 69.92 2.40%
1994 68.28 2.46%
1993 66.64 2.51%
1992 65.01 2.55%
1991 63.39 2.57%
1990 61.81 2.57%
1989 60.25 2.58%
1988 58.74 2.63%
1987 57.23 2.69%
1986 55.73 2.76%
1985 54.24 2.79%
1984 52.76 2.81%
1983 51.32 2.81%
1982 49.92 2.80%
1981 48.56 2.78%
1980 47.25 2.77%
1979 45.97 2.76%
1978 44.74 2.72%
1977 43.55 2.68%
1976 42.42 2.64%
1975 41.33 2.60%
1974 40.28 2.59%
1973 39.26 2.59%
1972 38.27 2.63%
1971 37.29 2.68%
1970 36.32 2.75%
1969 35.34 2.83%
1968 34.37 2.95%
1967 33.39 3.11%
1966 32.38 3.24%
1965 31.36 3.36%
1964 30.35 3.47%
1963 29.33 3.57%
1962 28.32 3.65%
1961 27.32 3.70%
1960 26.35 3.72%
1959 25.40 3.71%
1958 24.49 3.69%
1957 23.62 3.65%
1956 22.79 3.61%
1955 22.00 3.58%
1954 21.23 3.53%
1953 20.51 3.47%
1952 19.82 3.39%
1951 19.17 3.30%
1950 18.56 0.00%