Costa Rica Urban Population 1960-2024

Urban population refers to people living in urban areas as defined by national statistical offices. It is calculated using World Bank population estimates and urban ratios from the United Nations World Urbanization Prospects. Aggregation of urban and rural population may not add up to total population because of different country coverages.
  • Costa Rica urban population for 2022 was 4,250,456, a 1.28% increase from 2021.
  • Costa Rica urban population for 2021 was 4,196,609, a 1.42% increase from 2020.
  • Costa Rica urban population for 2020 was 4,137,983, a 1.63% increase from 2019.
  • Costa Rica urban population for 2019 was 4,071,490, a 1.8% increase from 2018.
Data Source: World Bank

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South Africa 40,928,486
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Azerbaijan 5,817,057
Libya 5,538,569
Bulgaria 4,936,942
Lebanon 4,900,251
Paraguay 4,259,528
Costa Rica 4,250,456
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Grenada 46,246
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Marshall Islands 32,640
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Tuvalu 7,412
Costa Rica Urban Population - Historical Data
Year Population % of Total Change
2022 4,250,456 82.04 1.27%
2021 4,196,609 81.43 1.41%
2020 4,137,983 80.77 1.62%
2019 4,071,490 80.08 1.79%
2018 3,999,318 79.34 1.92%
2017 3,923,162 78.56 2.03%
2016 3,844,155 77.74 2.14%
2015 3,762,581 76.86 2.25%
2014 3,678,801 75.94 2.38%
2013 3,592,214 74.97 2.53%
2012 3,502,521 73.95 2.67%
2011 3,410,168 72.87 2.81%
2010 3,315,819 71.74 2.92%
2009 3,220,427 70.58 3.04%
2008 3,123,883 69.39 3.15%
2007 3,026,939 68.17 3.24%
2006 2,930,529 66.94 3.34%
2005 2,834,329 65.67 3.45%
2004 2,738,293 64.39 3.57%
2003 2,642,175 63.08 3.71%
2002 2,545,843 61.75 3.90%
2001 2,448,551 60.41 4.12%
2000 2,349,793 59.05 3.50%
1999 2,268,955 58.16 3.62%
1998 2,188,299 57.26 3.75%
1997 2,107,799 56.37 3.86%
1996 2,028,003 55.47 3.95%
1995 1,949,386 54.56 4.05%
1994 1,872,035 53.65 4.14%
1993 1,796,095 52.74 4.22%
1992 1,721,827 51.83 4.30%
1991 1,649,412 50.92 4.35%
1990 1,579,221 50.00 4.39%
1989 1,511,451 49.09 4.43%
1988 1,446,014 48.18 4.51%
1987 1,382,281 47.26 4.61%
1986 1,320,063 46.35 4.70%
1985 1,259,491 45.45 4.76%
1984 1,200,941 44.54 3.64%
1983 1,158,005 44.16 3.58%
1982 1,117,318 43.80 3.57%
1981 1,078,140 43.45 3.55%
1980 1,040,540 43.10 3.55%
1979 1,004,237 42.75 3.54%
1978 969,262 42.40 3.51%
1977 935,788 42.05 3.48%
1976 903,822 41.70 3.44%
1975 873,229 41.35 3.41%
1974 843,918 41.00 3.41%
1973 815,640 40.66 4.01%
1972 783,549 40.07 4.16%
1971 751,619 39.45 4.23%
1970 720,511 38.83 4.31%
1969 690,096 38.21 4.40%
1968 660,399 37.60 4.53%
1967 631,124 36.99 4.71%
1966 602,116 36.39 4.85%
1965 573,635 35.79 4.98%
1964 545,786 35.20 5.11%
1963 518,622 34.61 4.09%
1962 497,839 34.40 3.80%
1961 479,280 34.33 3.85%
1960 461,162 34.25 %