Urban Population in Costa Rica

Urban population reached 3.85 mil in 2017 in Costa Rica, according to the National Statistical Office. This is 2.07 % more than in the previous year.

Historically, urban population in Costa Rica reached an all time high of 3.85 mil in 2017 and an all time low of 0.457 mil in 1960. When compared to Costa Rica's main peers, urban population in Guatemala amounted to 8.57 mil, 5.23 mil in Honduras, 3.62 mil in Nicaragua and 2.76 mil in Panama in 2017.

Costa Rica has been ranked 107th within the group of 178 countries we follow in terms of urban population, 1 places above the position seen 10 years ago.

Urban population refers to people living in urban areas as defined by national statistical offices.


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