Costa Rica Urban Population 1960-2021

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 2019 was 4,041,885, a 1.9% increase from 2018.
  • Costa Rica urban population for 2018 was 3,966,556, a 2% increase from 2017.
  • Costa Rica urban population for 2017 was 3,888,684, a 2.11% increase from 2016.
  • Costa Rica urban population for 2016 was 3,808,506, a 2.21% increase from 2015.
Data Source: World Bank

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Turkey 63,097,818
Iran 62,509,623
Colombia 40,827,302
South Africa 39,149,717
Thailand 35,294,600
Algeria 31,510,100
Iraq 27,783,368
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Romania 10,468,793
Jordan 9,213,048
Dominican Republic 8,787,475
Cuba 8,739,135
Guatemala 8,540,945
Belarus 7,482,982
Lebanon 6,084,994
Azerbaijan 5,616,165
Libya 5,448,597
Bulgaria 5,256,027
Paraguay 4,359,150
Costa Rica 4,041,885
Serbia 3,907,243
Turkmenistan 3,092,738
Gabon 1,949,694
Armenia 1,869,848
Albania 1,747,593
Jamaica 1,650,594
Botswana 1,616,550
Bosnia 1,605,144
Namibia 1,273,258
North Macedonia 1,212,740
Equatorial Guinea 984,812
Mauritius 515,980
Fiji 505,048
Montenegro 417,765
Suriname 384,252
Maldives 213,645
Guyana 208,912
Belize 179,039
St. Vincent and the Grenadines 58,185
Dominica 50,830
American Samoa 48,203
Marshall Islands 45,514
Grenada 40,765
Samoa 35,588
St. Lucia 34,280
Tonga 24,145
Nauru 12,581
Tuvalu 7,362
Costa Rica Urban Population - Historical Data
Year Population % of Total Change
2019 4,041,885 80.08 1.88%
2018 3,966,556 79.34 1.98%
2017 3,888,684 78.56 2.08%
2016 3,808,506 77.74 2.19%
2015 3,726,119 76.86 2.29%
2014 3,641,672 75.94 2.40%
2013 3,555,158 74.97 2.52%
2012 3,466,588 73.95 2.65%
2011 3,376,037 72.87 2.78%
2010 3,283,628 71.74 2.88%
2009 3,190,512 70.58 2.98%
2008 3,096,962 69.39 3.09%
2007 3,002,811 68.17 3.19%
2006 2,908,602 66.94 3.29%
2005 2,814,375 65.67 3.39%
2004 2,720,493 64.39 3.51%
2003 2,626,685 63.08 3.65%
2002 2,532,444 61.75 3.84%
2001 2,436,984 60.41 4.07%
2000 2,339,860 59.05 3.49%
1999 2,259,650 58.16 3.67%
1998 2,178,258 57.26 3.84%
1997 2,096,260 56.37 3.97%
1996 2,014,762 55.47 4.07%
1995 1,934,479 54.56 4.15%
1994 1,855,768 53.65 4.24%
1993 1,778,651 52.74 4.32%
1992 1,703,469 51.83 4.38%
1991 1,630,406 50.92 4.43%
1990 1,559,810 50.00 4.46%
1989 1,491,821 49.09 4.48%
1988 1,426,487 48.18 4.52%
1987 1,363,496 47.26 4.57%
1986 1,302,631 46.35 4.63%
1985 1,243,699 45.45 4.69%
1984 1,186,698 44.54 3.58%
1983 1,144,974 44.16 3.53%
1982 1,105,305 43.80 3.53%
1981 1,066,953 43.45 3.52%
1980 1,030,056 43.10 3.51%
1979 994,494 42.75 3.50%
1978 960,247 42.40 3.48%
1977 927,373 42.05 3.45%
1976 895,955 41.70 3.41%
1975 865,926 41.35 3.35%
1974 837,360 41.00 3.31%
1973 810,057 40.66 3.91%
1972 778,990 40.07 4.07%
1971 747,908 39.45 4.18%
1970 717,288 38.83 4.31%
1969 687,011 38.21 4.44%
1968 657,150 37.60 4.59%
1967 627,672 36.99 4.73%
1966 598,646 36.39 4.89%
1965 570,094 35.79 5.05%
1964 542,013 35.20 5.22%
1963 514,437 34.61 4.23%
1962 493,125 34.40 3.92%
1961 474,146 34.33 3.94%
1960 455,846 34.25 %