Population of Costa Rica

Source UN (World Population Prospects 2019)
Date23 Aug 2021

The current population of Costa Rica is 5,334,945 as of April 19, 2024, based on interpolation of the latest United Nations data. The population of Costa Rica is projected at 5,139,052 or 5.14 million as of July 1, 2021. The total population in Costa Rica is projected at 5,094,118 or 5.10 million people for the year 2020. Costa Rica ranks number 123rd in the world by population in the list of 235 countries/territories. Costa Rica is ranked 11th among 41 countries in North America.

Costa Rica's population peak will be 2051 with 5.77 million people after Costa Rica's population will be decreased year by year. The Costa Rican population is projected to reach 5.47 million in 2030 and increase further to 5.77 million in 2050 and 4.8 million by 2100. Costa Rica accounts for 0.065 percent of the world population. However, its global share will decline by 0.064% in 2027 and is projected to decline at 0.044% by 2100.

Costa Rica was at 134th position globally in 1950, and its rank is projected to increase at 131st in 2100.

  • Population
  • Growth rate
  • Net change

Costa Rica population projections

Year Population Growth Share (%)
Net Changerate (%)to World
20205,094,11846,5570.920.064
20215,139,05244,9340.880.064
20225,182,35443,3020.840.064
20235,223,98041,6260.800.064
20245,263,89839,9180.760.064
20255,302,11138,2130.730.064
20265,338,56536,4540.690.064
20275,373,26234,6970.650.063
20285,406,32233,0600.620.063
20295,437,87731,5550.580.063
20305,468,03830,1610.550.063
20315,496,84728,8090.530.063
20325,524,26327,4160.500.063
20335,550,30126,0380.470.063
20345,574,89324,5920.440.062
20355,598,03123,1380.420.062
20365,619,72021,6890.390.062
20375,639,98220,2620.360.062
20385,658,78618,8040.330.062
20395,676,12517,3390.310.061
20405,691,98315,8580.280.061
20415,706,36514,3820.250.061
20425,719,26212,8970.230.061
20435,730,72611,4640.200.061
20445,740,78510,0590.180.060
20455,749,4688,6830.150.060
20465,756,7927,3240.130.060
20475,762,7725,9800.100.060
20485,767,4134,6410.080.059
20495,770,7153,3020.060.059
20505,772,6991,9840.030.059
20515,773,3636640.010.059
20525,772,760-603-0.010.058
20535,770,881-1,879-0.030.058
20545,767,739-3,142-0.050.058
20555,763,366-4,373-0.080.058
20565,757,765-5,601-0.100.058
20575,750,975-6,790-0.120.057
20585,743,058-7,917-0.140.057
20595,734,061-8,997-0.160.057
20605,724,055-10,006-0.170.057
20615,713,058-10,997-0.190.056
20625,701,096-11,962-0.210.056
20635,688,197-12,899-0.230.056
20645,674,410-13,787-0.240.056
20655,659,752-14,658-0.260.055
20665,644,257-15,495-0.270.055
20675,627,934-16,323-0.290.055
20685,610,767-17,167-0.310.054
20695,592,734-18,033-0.320.054
20705,573,818-18,916-0.340.054
20715,554,037-19,781-0.350.054
20725,533,409-20,628-0.370.053
20735,511,945-21,464-0.390.053
20745,489,654-22,291-0.400.053
20755,466,539-23,115-0.420.053
20765,442,634-23,905-0.440.052
20775,418,006-24,628-0.450.052
20785,392,682-25,324-0.470.052
20795,366,741-25,941-0.480.052
20805,340,257-26,484-0.490.051
20815,313,269-26,988-0.510.051
20825,285,848-27,421-0.520.051
20835,258,076-27,772-0.530.050
20845,230,087-27,989-0.530.050
20855,201,974-28,113-0.540.050
20865,173,785-28,189-0.540.050
20875,145,582-28,203-0.550.049
20885,117,429-28,153-0.550.049
20895,089,392-28,037-0.550.049
20905,061,513-27,879-0.550.049
20915,033,844-27,669-0.550.048
20925,006,414-27,430-0.540.048
20934,979,260-27,154-0.540.048
20944,952,387-26,873-0.540.048
20954,925,834-26,553-0.540.047
20964,899,587-26,247-0.530.047
20974,873,682-25,905-0.530.047
20984,848,103-25,579-0.520.047
20994,822,871-25,232-0.52inf
21004,797,970-24,901-0.52inf

Costa Rica population estimates

Year Population Growth Share (%)
Net Changerate (%)to World
1950945,696--0.038
1951972,15726,4612.800.038
19521,002,44130,2843.120.039
19531,035,85933,4183.330.039
19541,071,87436,0153.480.040
19551,110,08738,2133.570.040
19561,150,26940,1823.620.041
19571,192,35842,0893.660.042
19581,236,37844,0203.690.042
19591,282,49446,1163.730.043
19601,330,78248,2883.770.044
19611,381,18350,4013.790.045
19621,433,33552,1523.780.046
19631,486,55353,2183.710.047
19641,539,94153,3883.590.047
19651,592,84152,9003.440.048
19661,645,08352,2423.280.048
19671,696,73251,6493.140.049
19681,747,69450,9623.000.049
19691,797,89350,1992.870.050
19701,847,39449,5012.750.050
19711,896,07748,6832.640.050
19721,944,16948,0922.540.051
19731,992,51448,3452.490.051
19742,042,24149,7272.500.051
19752,094,18851,9472.540.051
19762,148,67754,4892.600.052
19772,205,61556,9382.650.052
19782,264,94659,3312.690.053
19792,326,46461,5182.720.053
19802,389,97763,5132.730.054
19812,455,58865,6112.750.054
19822,523,35467,7662.760.055
19832,593,02069,6662.760.055
19842,664,22371,2032.750.056
19852,736,71272,4892.720.056
19862,810,24273,5302.690.057
19872,884,85174,6092.650.057
19882,960,92976,0782.640.058
19893,039,01378,0842.640.058
19903,119,43380,4202.650.059
19913,202,08582,6522.650.059
19923,286,52084,4352.640.060
19933,372,29885,7782.610.060
19943,458,83486,5362.570.061
19953,545,53486,7002.510.062
19963,632,36286,8282.450.062
19973,718,94986,5872.380.063
19983,803,88784,9382.280.064
19993,885,43081,5432.140.064
20003,962,37276,9421.980.064
20014,034,07471,7021.810.065
20024,100,92566,8511.660.065
20034,164,05363,1281.540.065
20044,225,15561,1021.470.065
20054,285,50260,3471.430.065
20064,345,41259,9101.400.065
20074,404,62859,2161.360.065
20084,463,12558,4971.330.066
20094,520,74057,6151.290.066
20104,577,37856,6381.250.066
20114,633,08655,7081.220.066
20124,688,00054,9141.190.065
20134,742,10754,1071.150.065
20144,795,39653,2891.120.065
20154,847,80452,4081.090.065
20164,899,34551,5411.060.065
20174,949,95450,6091.030.065
20184,999,44149,4871.000.065
20195,047,56148,1200.960.065