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 2020 was 4,114,567, a 1.8% increase from 2019.
  • Costa Rica urban population for 2019 was 4,041,885, a 1.9% increase from 2018.
  • Costa Rica urban population for 2018 was 3,966,558, a 2% increase from 2017.
  • Costa Rica urban population for 2017 was 3,888,685, a 2.11% increase from 2016.
Data Source: World Bank

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Iran 63,728,813
Colombia 41,431,388
South Africa 39,946,775
Thailand 35,898,129
Algeria 32,332,690
Iraq 28,514,939
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Dominican Republic 8,953,860
Cuba 8,743,468
Guatemala 8,738,685
Belarus 7,470,497
Lebanon 6,069,524
Azerbaijan 5,701,802
Libya 5,544,510
Bulgaria 5,242,987
Paraguay 4,435,221
Costa Rica 4,114,567
Serbia 3,899,416
Turkmenistan 3,167,338
Gabon 2,005,203
Armenia 1,876,112
Albania 1,762,579
Jamaica 1,667,459
Botswana 1,666,761
Bosnia 1,608,256
Namibia 1,322,115
North Macedonia 1,218,402
Equatorial Guinea 1,025,582
Mauritius 515,916
Fiji 513,187
Montenegro 419,585
Suriname 388,053
Maldives 219,833
Guyana 210,688
Belize 183,005
St. Vincent and the Grenadines 58,837
Dominica 51,178
American Samoa 48,106
Marshall Islands 46,049
Grenada 41,111
Samoa 35,494
St. Lucia 34,598
Tonga 24,415
Nauru 10,834
Tuvalu 7,549
Costa Rica Urban Population - Historical Data
Year Population % of Total Change
2020 4,114,567 80.77 1.78%
2019 4,041,885 80.08 1.88%
2018 3,966,558 79.34 1.98%
2017 3,888,685 78.56 2.08%
2016 3,808,499 77.74 2.19%
2015 3,726,120 76.86 2.29%
2014 3,641,667 75.94 2.40%
2013 3,555,161 74.97 2.52%
2012 3,466,591 73.95 2.65%
2011 3,376,037 72.87 2.78%
2010 3,283,623 71.74 2.88%
2009 3,190,512 70.58 2.98%
2008 3,096,961 69.39 3.09%
2007 3,002,810 68.17 3.19%
2006 2,908,608 66.94 3.29%
2005 2,814,376 65.67 3.39%
2004 2,720,493 64.39 3.51%
2003 2,626,685 63.08 3.65%
2002 2,532,442 61.75 3.84%
2001 2,436,984 60.41 4.07%
2000 2,339,858 59.05 3.49%
1999 2,259,648 58.16 3.67%
1998 2,178,261 57.26 3.84%
1997 2,096,262 56.37 3.97%
1996 2,014,762 55.47 4.07%
1995 1,934,473 54.56 4.15%
1994 1,855,766 53.65 4.24%
1993 1,778,651 52.74 4.32%
1992 1,703,472 51.83 4.38%
1991 1,630,405 50.92 4.43%
1990 1,559,812 50.00 4.46%
1989 1,491,822 49.09 4.48%
1988 1,426,488 48.18 4.52%
1987 1,363,498 47.26 4.57%
1986 1,302,633 46.35 4.63%
1985 1,243,702 45.45 4.69%
1984 1,186,697 44.54 3.58%
1983 1,144,972 44.16 3.53%
1982 1,105,307 43.80 3.53%
1981 1,066,955 43.45 3.52%
1980 1,030,054 43.10 3.51%
1979 994,492 42.75 3.50%
1978 960,245 42.40 3.48%
1977 927,374 42.05 3.45%
1976 895,957 41.70 3.41%
1975 865,925 41.35 3.35%
1974 837,360 41.00 3.31%
1973 810,060 40.66 3.91%
1972 778,990 40.07 4.07%
1971 747,906 39.45 4.18%
1970 717,288 38.83 4.31%
1969 687,010 38.21 4.44%
1968 657,149 37.60 4.59%
1967 627,676 36.99 4.74%
1966 598,643 36.39 4.89%
1965 570,091 35.79 5.05%
1964 542,013 35.20 5.22%
1963 514,437 34.61 4.23%
1962 493,128 34.40 3.92%
1961 474,148 34.33 3.94%
1960 455,848 34.25 %