Population of Costa Rica

Source UN (World Population Prospects 2019)
Date23 Aug 2021

The current population of Costa Rica is 5,193,102 as of October 01, 2022, 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
20205,094,11846,5570.920.065
20215,139,05244,9340.880.065
20225,182,35443,3020.840.065
20235,223,98041,6260.800.065
20245,263,89839,9180.760.065
20255,302,11138,2130.730.065
20265,338,56536,4540.690.065
20275,373,26234,6970.650.064
20285,406,32233,0600.620.064
20295,437,87731,5550.580.064
20305,468,03830,1610.550.064
20315,496,84728,8090.530.064
20325,524,26327,4160.500.064
20335,550,30126,0380.470.063
20345,574,89324,5920.440.063
20355,598,03123,1380.420.063
20365,619,72021,6890.390.063
20375,639,98220,2620.360.063
20385,658,78618,8040.330.062
20395,676,12517,3390.310.062
20405,691,98315,8580.280.062
20415,706,36514,3820.250.062
20425,719,26212,8970.230.061
20435,730,72611,4640.200.061
20445,740,78510,0590.180.061
20455,749,4688,6830.150.061
20465,756,7927,3240.130.060
20475,762,7725,9800.100.060
20485,767,4134,6410.080.060
20495,770,7153,3020.060.060
20505,772,6991,9840.030.059
20515,773,3636640.010.059
20525,772,760-603-0.010.059
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
20605,724,055-10,006-0.170.056
20615,713,058-10,997-0.190.056
20625,701,096-11,962-0.210.056
20635,688,197-12,899-0.230.055
20645,674,410-13,787-0.240.055
20655,659,752-14,658-0.260.055
20665,644,257-15,495-0.270.055
20675,627,934-16,323-0.290.054
20685,610,767-17,167-0.310.054
20695,592,734-18,033-0.320.054
20705,573,818-18,916-0.340.053
20715,554,037-19,781-0.350.053
20725,533,409-20,628-0.370.053
20735,511,945-21,464-0.390.052
20745,489,654-22,291-0.400.052
20755,466,539-23,115-0.420.052
20765,442,634-23,905-0.440.051
20775,418,006-24,628-0.450.051
20785,392,682-25,324-0.470.051
20795,366,741-25,941-0.480.050
20805,340,257-26,484-0.490.050
20815,313,269-26,988-0.510.050
20825,285,848-27,421-0.520.049
20835,258,076-27,772-0.530.049
20845,230,087-27,989-0.530.049
20855,201,974-28,113-0.540.048
20865,173,785-28,189-0.540.048
20875,145,582-28,203-0.550.048
20885,117,429-28,153-0.550.047
20895,089,392-28,037-0.550.047
20905,061,513-27,879-0.550.047
20915,033,844-27,669-0.550.047
20925,006,414-27,430-0.540.046
20934,979,260-27,154-0.540.046
20944,952,387-26,873-0.540.046
20954,925,834-26,553-0.540.045
20964,899,587-26,247-0.530.045
20974,873,682-25,905-0.530.045
20984,848,103-25,579-0.520.045
20994,822,871-25,232-0.520.044
21004,797,970-24,901-0.520.044

Costa Rica population estimates

Year Population Growth Share (%)
Net Changerate (%)to World
1950945,696--0.037
1951972,15726,4612.800.038
19521,002,44130,2843.120.038
19531,035,85933,4183.330.039
19541,071,87436,0153.480.039
19551,110,08738,2133.570.040
19561,150,26940,1823.620.041
19571,192,35842,0893.660.041
19581,236,37844,0203.690.042
19591,282,49446,1163.730.043
19601,330,78248,2883.770.044
19611,381,18350,4013.790.045
19621,433,33552,1523.780.045
19631,486,55353,2183.710.046
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
19721,944,16948,0922.540.050
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
20054,285,50260,3471.430.066
20064,345,41259,9101.400.066
20074,404,62859,2161.360.066
20084,463,12558,4971.330.066
20094,520,74057,6151.290.066
20104,577,37856,6381.250.066
20114,633,08655,7081.220.066
20124,688,00054,9141.190.066
20134,742,10754,1071.150.066
20144,795,39653,2891.120.066
20154,847,80452,4081.090.066
20164,899,34551,5411.060.066
20174,949,95450,6091.030.066
20184,999,44149,4871.000.066
20195,047,56148,1200.960.065