Costa Rica Population Growth Rate 1950-2021

Chart and table of Costa Rica population from 1950 to 2021. United Nations projections are also included through the year 2100.
  • The current population of Costa Rica in 2021 is 5,139,052, a 0.88% increase from 2020.
  • The population of Costa Rica in 2020 was 5,094,118, a 0.92% increase from 2019.
  • The population of Costa Rica in 2019 was 5,047,561, a 0.96% increase from 2018.
  • The population of Costa Rica in 2018 was 4,999,441, a 1% increase from 2017.
Data Source: United Nations - World Population Prospects

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Country Name 2021 Population Growth Rate
China 1,444,216,107
Brazil 213,993,437
Russia 145,912,025
Mexico 130,262,216
Turkey 85,042,738
Iran 85,028,759
Thailand 69,950,850
South Africa 60,041,994
Colombia 51,265,844
Algeria 44,616,624
Iraq 41,179,350
Peru 33,359,418
Malaysia 32,776,194
Venezuela 28,704,954
Romania 19,127,774
Kazakhstan 18,994,962
Guatemala 18,249,860
Ecuador 17,888,475
Cuba 11,317,505
Dominican Republic 10,953,703
Jordan 10,269,021
Azerbaijan 10,223,342
Belarus 9,442,862
Serbia 8,697,550
Paraguay 7,219,638
Libya 6,958,532
Bulgaria 6,896,663
Lebanon 6,769,146
Turkmenistan 6,117,924
Costa Rica 5,139,052
Jamaica 2,973,463
Armenia 2,968,127
Albania 2,872,933
Namibia 2,587,344
Botswana 2,397,241
Gabon 2,278,825
North Macedonia 2,082,658
Equatorial Guinea 1,449,896
Mauritius 1,273,433
Fiji 902,906
Guyana 790,326
Montenegro 628,053
Suriname 591,800
Maldives 543,617
Belize 404,914
Samoa 200,149
Grenada 113,021
Tonga 106,760
Dominica 72,167
Marshall Islands 59,610
American Samoa 55,100
Tuvalu 11,931
Nauru 10,876
Costa Rica - Historical Population Growth Rate Data
Year Population Growth Rate Growth Rate
2021 5,139,052 0.88%
2020 5,094,118 0.92%
2019 5,047,561 0.96%
2018 4,999,441 1.00%
2017 4,949,954 1.03%
2016 4,899,345 1.06%
2015 4,847,804 1.09%
2014 4,795,396 1.12%
2013 4,742,107 1.15%
2012 4,688,000 1.19%
2011 4,633,086 1.22%
2010 4,577,378 1.25%
2009 4,520,740 1.29%
2008 4,463,125 1.33%
2007 4,404,628 1.36%
2006 4,345,412 1.40%
2005 4,285,502 1.43%
2004 4,225,155 1.47%
2003 4,164,053 1.54%
2002 4,100,925 1.66%
2001 4,034,074 1.81%
2000 3,962,372 1.98%
1999 3,885,430 2.14%
1998 3,803,887 2.28%
1997 3,718,949 2.38%
1996 3,632,362 2.45%
1995 3,545,534 2.51%
1994 3,458,834 2.57%
1993 3,372,298 2.61%
1992 3,286,520 2.64%
1991 3,202,085 2.65%
1990 3,119,433 2.65%
1989 3,039,013 2.64%
1988 2,960,929 2.64%
1987 2,884,851 2.65%
1986 2,810,242 2.69%
1985 2,736,712 2.72%
1984 2,664,223 2.75%
1983 2,593,020 2.76%
1982 2,523,354 2.76%
1981 2,455,588 2.75%
1980 2,389,977 2.73%
1979 2,326,464 2.72%
1978 2,264,946 2.69%
1977 2,205,615 2.65%
1976 2,148,677 2.60%
1975 2,094,188 2.54%
1974 2,042,241 2.50%
1973 1,992,514 2.49%
1972 1,944,169 2.54%
1971 1,896,077 2.64%
1970 1,847,394 2.75%
1969 1,797,893 2.87%
1968 1,747,694 3.00%
1967 1,696,732 3.14%
1966 1,645,083 3.28%
1965 1,592,841 3.44%
1964 1,539,941 3.59%
1963 1,486,553 3.71%
1962 1,433,335 3.78%
1961 1,381,183 3.79%
1960 1,330,782 3.77%
1959 1,282,494 3.73%
1958 1,236,378 3.69%
1957 1,192,358 3.66%
1956 1,150,269 3.62%
1955 1,110,087 3.57%
1954 1,071,874 3.48%
1953 1,035,859 3.33%
1952 1,002,441 3.12%
1951 972,157 2.80%
1950 945,696 0.00%