Costa Rica - Population density

Population density (people per sq. km of land area)

The value for Population density (people per sq. km of land area) in Costa Rica was 93.18 as of 2014. As the graph below shows, over the past 53 years this indicator reached a maximum value of 93.18 in 2014 and a minimum value of 27.06 in 1961.

Definition: Population density is midyear population divided by land area in square kilometers. Population is based on the de facto definition of population, which counts all residents regardless of legal status or citizenship--except for refugees not permanently settled in the country of asylum, who are generally considered part of the population of their country of origin. Land area is a country's total area, excluding area under inland water bodies, national claims to continental shelf, and exclusive economic zones. In most cases the definition of inland water bodies includes major rivers and lakes.

Source: Food and Agriculture Organization and World Bank population estimates.

See also:

Year Value
1961 27.06
1962 28.06
1963 29.07
1964 30.10
1965 31.13
1966 32.16
1967 33.19
1968 34.21
1969 35.22
1970 36.21
1971 37.18
1972 38.13
1973 39.09
1974 40.06
1975 41.08
1976 42.14
1977 43.24
1978 44.38
1979 45.57
1980 46.79
1981 48.06
1982 49.38
1983 50.72
1984 52.09
1985 53.47
1986 54.86
1987 56.25
1988 57.67
1989 59.13
1990 60.63
1991 62.19
1992 63.80
1993 65.43
1994 67.09
1995 68.76
1996 70.44
1997 72.13
1998 73.78
1999 75.38
2000 76.88
2001 78.28
2002 79.58
2003 80.81
2004 82.00
2005 83.19
2006 84.39
2007 85.58
2008 86.75
2009 87.90
2010 89.02
2011 90.10
2012 91.15
2013 92.17
2014 93.18

Classification

Topic: Environment Indicators

Sub-Topic: Density & urbanization