Population in Cities of More Than 1 million (As % of Population) rose to 27.3% in Costa Rica in 2017

Population in Cities of More Than 1 million (As % of Population) (%)
Society | Costa Rica | May 17, 2019
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Population in cities of more than 1 million as a share of population reached 27.3 % in 2017 in Costa Rica, according to the National Statistical Office. This is 0.53 % more than in the previous year.

Historically, population in cities of more than 1 million as a share of population in Costa Rica reached an all time high of 27.3 % in 2017 and an all time low of 17.2 % in 1960. When compared to Costa Rica's main peers, population in cities of more than 1 million as a share of population in Guatemala amounted to 16.6 %, 14.2 % in Honduras, 16.7 % in Nicaragua and 42.6 % in Panama in 2017.

Costa Rica has been ranked 41st within the group of 123 countries we follow in terms of population in cities of more than 1 million as a share of population, 3 places behind the position seen 10 years ago.

The population in urban agglomerations of more than one million is the percentage of a country's population living in metropolitan areas that have a population of more than one million people.

Population in Cities of More Than 1 million (As % of Population) Unit 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017
Belize % ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ...
Colombia % 39.8% 40.3% 40.9% 41.5% 42.1%
Costa Rica % 26.5% 26.6% 26.7% 26.9% 27.0%
El Salvador % 17.6% 17.5% 17.5% 17.5% 17.4%
Guatemala % 17.4% 17.2% 17.1% 17.0% 16.8%
Honduras % 12.9% 13.1% 13.3% 13.5% 13.8%
Mexico % 39.1% 39.2% 39.2% 39.3% 39.4%
Nicaragua % 17.2% 17.1% 17.0% 17.0% 16.9%
Panama % 41.4% 41.6% 41.8% 42.0% 42.2%
USA % 44.7% 44.9% 45.1% 45.3% 45.5%