Costa Rica Rural Population 1960-2021

Rural population refers to people living in rural areas as defined by national statistical offices. It is calculated as the difference between total population and urban population. Aggregation of urban and rural population may not add up to total population because of different country coverages.
  • Costa Rica rural population for 2019 was 1,005,676, a 2.63% decline from 2018.
  • Costa Rica rural population for 2018 was 1,032,885, a 2.67% decline from 2017.
  • Costa Rica rural population for 2017 was 1,061,270, a 2.71% decline from 2016.
  • Costa Rica rural population for 2016 was 1,090,839, a 2.75% decline from 2015.
Data Source: World Bank

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Iran 20,404,283
Turkey 20,331,797
South Africa 19,408,553
Algeria 11,542,954
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Colombia 9,512,141
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Dominican Republic 1,951,483
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Bosnia 1,695,856
Libya 1,328,855
Jamaica 1,297,685
Namibia 1,221,272
Albania 1,106,598
Armenia 1,087,883
Costa Rica 1,005,676
Jordan 888,646
North Macedonia 870,719
Lebanon 770,719
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Guyana 573,854
Fiji 384,905
Equatorial Guinea 371,174
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Belize 211,314
Montenegro 204,372
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Grenada 71,238
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Costa Rica Rural Population - Historical Data
Year Population % of Total Change
2019 1,005,676 19.92 -2.67%
2018 1,032,885 20.66 -2.71%
2017 1,061,270 21.44 -2.75%
2016 1,090,839 22.27 -2.79%
2015 1,121,685 23.14 -2.82%
2014 1,153,724 24.06 -2.84%
2013 1,186,949 25.03 -2.86%
2012 1,221,412 26.05 -2.88%
2011 1,257,049 27.13 -2.88%
2010 1,293,750 28.26 -2.78%
2009 1,330,228 29.43 -2.67%
2008 1,366,163 30.61 -2.58%
2007 1,401,817 31.83 -2.47%
2006 1,436,810 33.07 -2.36%
2005 1,471,127 34.33 -2.25%
2004 1,504,662 35.61 -2.15%
2003 1,537,368 36.92 -2.00%
2002 1,568,481 38.25 -1.81%
2001 1,597,090 39.59 -1.58%
2000 1,622,512 40.95 -0.20%
1999 1,625,780 41.84 0.01%
1998 1,625,629 42.74 0.18%
1997 1,622,689 43.63 0.31%
1996 1,617,600 44.53 0.41%
1995 1,611,055 45.44 0.50%
1994 1,603,066 46.35 0.59%
1993 1,593,647 47.26 0.67%
1992 1,583,051 48.17 0.72%
1991 1,571,679 49.08 0.77%
1990 1,559,623 50.00 0.80%
1989 1,547,192 50.91 0.83%
1988 1,534,442 51.82 0.86%
1987 1,521,355 52.74 0.91%
1986 1,507,611 53.65 0.97%
1985 1,493,013 54.56 1.04%
1984 1,477,525 55.46 2.02%
1983 1,448,046 55.84 2.09%
1982 1,418,049 56.20 2.10%
1981 1,388,635 56.55 2.09%
1980 1,359,921 56.90 2.08%
1979 1,331,970 57.25 2.07%
1978 1,304,699 57.60 2.05%
1977 1,278,242 57.95 2.02%
1976 1,252,722 58.30 1.97%
1975 1,228,262 58.65 1.92%
1974 1,204,881 59.00 1.88%
1973 1,182,457 59.35 1.47%
1972 1,165,179 59.93 1.47%
1971 1,148,169 60.56 1.59%
1970 1,130,106 61.17 1.72%
1969 1,110,882 61.79 1.85%
1968 1,090,544 62.40 1.99%
1967 1,069,060 63.01 2.14%
1966 1,046,437 63.61 2.29%
1965 1,022,747 64.21 2.46%
1964 997,928 64.80 2.62%
1963 972,116 65.39 3.34%
1962 940,210 65.60 3.59%
1961 907,037 65.67 3.60%
1960 874,936 65.75 %