Costa Rica Urban Population 1960-2022

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 2021 was 4,184,474, a 1.7% increase from 2020.
  • 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.
Data Source: World Bank

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South Africa 40,736,693
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Algeria 33,132,753
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Belarus 7,463,845
Lebanon 6,030,840
Azerbaijan 5,760,046
Libya 5,635,998
Bulgaria 5,245,060
Paraguay 4,511,987
Costa Rica 4,184,474
Serbia 3,877,239
Turkmenistan 3,242,382
Gabon 2,060,586
Armenia 1,882,713
Albania 1,770,478
Botswana 1,715,465
Jamaica 1,684,526
Bosnia 1,612,965
Namibia 1,371,422
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Dominica 51,527
American Samoa 48,033
Marshall Islands 46,599
Grenada 41,470
Samoa 35,510
St. Lucia 34,926
Tonga 24,666
Nauru 10,873
Tuvalu 7,726
Costa Rica Urban Population - Historical Data
Year Population % of Total Change
2021 4,184,474 81.43 1.68%
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 %