Costa Rica Population Density 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 Costa Rica population density from 1950 to 2020. United Nations projections are also included through the year 2100.
  • The current population density of Costa Rica in 2020 is 99.69 people per square kilometer, a 0.92% increase from 2019.
  • The population density of Costa Rica in 2019 was 98.78 people per square kilometer, a 0.96% increase from 2018.
  • The population density of Costa Rica in 2018 was 97.84 people per square kilometer, a 1% increase from 2017.
  • The population density of Costa Rica in 2017 was 96.87 people per square kilometer, a 1.03% increase from 2016.
Data Source: United Nations - World Population Prospects

MLA Citation:
Similar Countries Ranked by Population Density
Country Name 2020 Population Density
Maldives 1,801.81
Lebanon 653.15
Mauritius 623.42
Nauru 541.20
Tuvalu 393.07
Grenada 330.95
Marshall Islands 328.83
American Samoa 275.96
Jamaica 269.44
Dominican Republic 222.89
Guatemala 164.53
China 150.51
Tonga 140.93
Thailand 136.03
Azerbaijan 117.08
Jordan 114.23
Turkey 107.39
Cuba 103.08
Albania 100.10
Costa Rica 99.69
Armenia 99.64
Serbia 98.88
Malaysia 97.98
Dominica 95.98
Iraq 92.45
North Macedonia 81.03
Romania 80.70
Samoa 69.86
Ecuador 68.82
Mexico 65.64
Bulgaria 62.60
Equatorial Guinea 50.02
Fiji 49.07
South Africa 48.65
Iran 48.13
Belarus 45.52
Montenegro 45.48
Colombia 44.57
Venezuela 31.18
Peru 25.65
Brazil 24.96
Algeria 18.41
Paraguay 17.54
Belize 17.31
Turkmenistan 12.36
Russia 8.54
Gabon 8.32
Kazakhstan 6.89
Botswana 4.04
Libya 3.91
Guyana 3.66
Suriname 3.58
Namibia 3.08
Costa Rica - Historical Population Density Data
Year Population Density Growth Rate
2020 99.69 0.92%
2019 98.78 0.96%
2018 97.84 1.00%
2017 96.87 1.03%
2016 95.88 1.06%
2015 94.87 1.09%
2014 93.84 1.12%
2013 92.80 1.15%
2012 91.74 1.19%
2011 90.67 1.22%
2010 89.58 1.25%
2009 88.47 1.29%
2008 87.34 1.33%
2007 86.20 1.36%
2006 85.04 1.40%
2005 83.87 1.43%
2004 82.68 1.47%
2003 81.49 1.54%
2002 80.25 1.66%
2001 78.94 1.81%
2000 77.54 1.98%
1999 76.04 2.14%
1998 74.44 2.28%
1997 72.78 2.38%
1996 71.08 2.45%
1995 69.38 2.51%
1994 67.69 2.57%
1993 65.99 2.61%
1992 64.32 2.64%
1991 62.66 2.65%
1990 61.05 2.65%
1989 59.47 2.64%
1988 57.94 2.64%
1987 56.46 2.65%
1986 54.99 2.69%
1985 53.56 2.72%
1984 52.14 2.75%
1983 50.74 2.76%
1982 49.38 2.76%
1981 48.05 2.75%
1980 46.77 2.73%
1979 45.53 2.72%
1978 44.32 2.69%
1977 43.16 2.65%
1976 42.05 2.60%
1975 40.98 2.54%
1974 39.97 2.50%
1973 38.99 2.49%
1972 38.05 2.54%
1971 37.11 2.64%
1970 36.15 2.75%
1969 35.18 2.87%
1968 34.20 3.00%
1967 33.20 3.14%
1966 32.19 3.28%
1965 31.17 3.44%
1964 30.14 3.59%
1963 29.09 3.71%
1962 28.05 3.78%
1961 27.03 3.79%
1960 26.04 3.77%
1959 25.10 3.73%
1958 24.20 3.69%
1957 23.33 3.66%
1956 22.51 3.62%
1955 21.72 3.57%
1954 20.98 3.48%
1953 20.27 3.33%
1952 19.62 3.12%
1951 19.02 2.80%
1950 18.51 0.00%