Costa Rica Rural Population 1960-2022

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 2021 was 954,579, a 2.55% decline from 2020.
  • Costa Rica rural population for 2020 was 979,547, a 2.6% decline from 2019.
  • 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.
Data Source: World Bank

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Turkey 19,926,363
South Africa 19,305,303
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Bosnia 1,650,494
Libya 1,322,540
Jamaica 1,288,936
Namibia 1,215,922
Armenia 1,085,415
Albania 1,041,188
Costa Rica 954,579
Jordan 859,928
North Macedonia 851,107
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Equatorial Guinea 383,337
Fiji 381,565
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Suriname 199,915
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Grenada 71,545
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American Samoa 7,070
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Costa Rica Rural Population - Historical Data
Year Population % of Total Change
2021 954,579 18.58 -2.58%
2020 979,547 19.23 -2.63%
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 1,090,837 22.27 -2.79%
2015 1,121,685 23.14 -2.82%
2014 1,153,723 24.06 -2.84%
2013 1,186,950 25.03 -2.86%
2012 1,221,412 26.05 -2.88%
2011 1,257,049 27.13 -2.88%
2010 1,293,748 28.26 -2.78%
2009 1,330,227 29.43 -2.67%
2008 1,366,162 30.61 -2.58%
2007 1,401,816 31.83 -2.47%
2006 1,436,813 33.07 -2.36%
2005 1,471,128 34.33 -2.25%
2004 1,504,663 35.61 -2.15%
2003 1,537,368 36.92 -2.00%
2002 1,568,480 38.25 -1.81%
2001 1,597,090 39.59 -1.58%
2000 1,622,511 40.95 -0.20%
1999 1,625,780 41.84 0.01%
1998 1,625,632 42.74 0.18%
1997 1,622,690 43.63 0.31%
1996 1,617,599 44.53 0.41%
1995 1,611,051 45.44 0.50%
1994 1,603,063 46.35 0.59%
1993 1,593,647 47.26 0.67%
1992 1,583,053 48.17 0.72%
1991 1,571,678 49.08 0.77%
1990 1,559,624 50.00 0.80%
1989 1,547,193 50.91 0.83%
1988 1,534,444 51.82 0.86%
1987 1,521,358 52.74 0.91%
1986 1,507,612 53.65 0.97%
1985 1,493,017 54.56 1.04%
1984 1,477,523 55.46 2.02%
1983 1,448,043 55.84 2.09%
1982 1,418,051 56.20 2.10%
1981 1,388,638 56.55 2.09%
1980 1,359,919 56.90 2.08%
1979 1,331,968 57.25 2.07%
1978 1,304,697 57.60 2.05%
1977 1,278,244 57.95 2.02%
1976 1,252,724 58.30 1.97%
1975 1,228,261 58.65 1.92%
1974 1,204,882 59.00 1.88%
1973 1,182,462 59.35 1.47%
1972 1,165,180 59.93 1.47%
1971 1,148,168 60.56 1.59%
1970 1,130,106 61.17 1.72%
1969 1,110,881 61.79 1.85%
1968 1,090,541 62.40 1.99%
1967 1,069,066 63.01 2.14%
1966 1,046,433 63.61 2.29%
1965 1,022,743 64.21 2.46%
1964 997,929 64.80 2.62%
1963 972,118 65.39 3.34%
1962 940,218 65.60 3.59%
1961 907,039 65.67 3.60%
1960 874,939 65.75 %