Costa Rica Population Density 1950-2022

Chart and table of Costa Rica population density from 1950 to 2022. United Nations projections are also included through the year 2100.
  • The current population density of Costa Rica in 2022 is 101.39 people per square kilometer, a 0.52% increase from 2021.
  • The population density of Costa Rica in 2021 was 100.86 people per square kilometer, a 0.6% increase from 2020.
  • The population density of Costa Rica in 2020 was 100.26 people per square kilometer, a 0.76% increase from 2019.
  • The population density of Costa Rica in 2019 was 99.50 people per square kilometer, a 0.87% increase from 2018.
Data Source: United Nations - World Population Prospects

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Similar Countries Ranked by Population Density
Country Name 2022 Population Density
Maldives 1,745.96
Mauritius 636.99
Nauru 633.40
Lebanon 525.33
Tuvalu 377.07
Grenada 368.94
Jamaica 257.27
Marshall Islands 230.94
Dominican Republic 230.71
American Samoa 221.37
Guatemala 163.87
China 148.53
Tonga 142.48
Thailand 139.73
Jordan 126.35
Azerbaijan 119.61
Malaysia 102.74
Iraq 102.28
Cuba 102.04
Costa Rica 101.39
Albania 98.86
Dominica 96.98
Armenia 93.49
Romania 82.46
Serbia 81.73
North Macedonia 81.43
Samoa 78.30
Ecuador 70.21
Mexico 64.91
Bulgaria 61.10
Equatorial Guinea 59.71
Fiji 50.89
Iran 50.74
South Africa 49.13
Belarus 45.93
Colombia 45.43
Montenegro 45.41
Venezuela 31.03
Peru 26.49
Brazil 25.28
Algeria 18.85
Belize 17.64
Paraguay 16.67
Turkmenistan 13.18
Gabon 8.93
Russia 8.46
Kazakhstan 7.12
Botswana 4.52
Libya 3.87
Suriname 3.77
Guyana 3.76
Namibia 3.11
Costa Rica - Historical Population Density Data
Year Population Density Growth Rate
2022 101.39 0.52%
2021 100.86 0.60%
2020 100.26 0.76%
2019 99.50 0.87%
2018 98.64 0.94%
2017 97.73 0.98%
2016 96.78 1.02%
2015 95.80 1.05%
2014 94.80 1.10%
2013 93.77 1.16%
2012 92.69 1.21%
2011 91.58 1.25%
2010 90.46 1.30%
2009 89.30 1.36%
2008 88.10 1.39%
2007 86.89 1.41%
2006 85.68 1.44%
2005 84.46 1.48%
2004 83.23 1.53%
2003 81.97 1.60%
2002 80.68 1.71%
2001 79.32 1.86%
2000 77.87 1.99%
1999 76.35 2.09%
1998 74.78 2.19%
1997 73.18 2.28%
1996 71.55 2.33%
1995 69.92 2.40%
1994 68.28 2.46%
1993 66.64 2.51%
1992 65.01 2.55%
1991 63.39 2.57%
1990 61.81 2.57%
1989 60.25 2.58%
1988 58.74 2.63%
1987 57.23 2.69%
1986 55.73 2.76%
1985 54.24 2.79%
1984 52.76 2.81%
1983 51.32 2.81%
1982 49.92 2.80%
1981 48.56 2.78%
1980 47.25 2.77%
1979 45.97 2.76%
1978 44.74 2.72%
1977 43.55 2.68%
1976 42.42 2.64%
1975 41.33 2.60%
1974 40.28 2.59%
1973 39.26 2.59%
1972 38.27 2.63%
1971 37.29 2.68%
1970 36.32 2.75%
1969 35.34 2.83%
1968 34.37 2.95%
1967 33.39 3.11%
1966 32.38 3.24%
1965 31.36 3.36%
1964 30.35 3.47%
1963 29.33 3.57%
1962 28.32 3.65%
1961 27.32 3.70%
1960 26.35 3.72%
1959 25.40 3.71%
1958 24.49 3.69%
1957 23.62 3.65%
1956 22.79 3.61%
1955 22.00 3.58%
1954 21.23 3.53%
1953 20.51 3.47%
1952 19.82 3.39%
1951 19.17 3.30%
1950 18.56 0.00%