Costa Rica Population Density 1950-2019

Chart and table of Costa Rica population density from 1950 to 2019. United Nations projections are also included through the year 2100.
  • The current population density of Costa Rica in 2019 is 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.
  • The population density of Costa Rica in 2016 was 95.88 people per square kilometer, a 1.06% increase from 2015.
Data Source: United Nations - World Population Prospects

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Similar Countries Ranked by Population Density
Country Name 2019 Population Density
Maldives 1,769.84
Lebanon 656.05
Mauritius 622.39
Nauru 537.80
Tuvalu 388.20
Grenada 329.42
Marshall Islands 326.62
American Samoa 276.56
Jamaica 268.27
Dominican Republic 220.65
Guatemala 161.46
China 149.93
Tonga 139.33
Thailand 135.69
Azerbaijan 116.02
Jordan 113.10
Turkey 106.23
Cuba 103.14
Albania 100.21
Armenia 99.45
Serbia 99.28
Costa Rica 98.78
Malaysia 96.72
Dominica 95.74
Iraq 90.36
Romania 81.23
North Macedonia 81.04
Samoa 69.40
Ecuador 67.77
Mexico 64.94
Bulgaria 63.06
Fiji 48.71
Equatorial Guinea 48.34
South Africa 48.03
Iran 47.51
Belarus 45.53
Montenegro 45.47
Colombia 44.09
Venezuela 31.27
Peru 25.30
Brazil 24.78
Algeria 18.08
Paraguay 17.32
Belize 16.99
Turkmenistan 12.17
Russia 8.53
Gabon 8.12
Kazakhstan 6.81
Botswana 3.96
Libya 3.85
Guyana 3.64
Suriname 3.55
Namibia 3.03
Costa Rica - Historical Population Density Data
Year Population Density Growth Rate
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%