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 92.57 as of 2011. As the graph below shows, over the past 50 years this indicator reached a maximum value of 92.57 in 2011 and a minimum value of 27.05 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 27.05
1962 28.02
1963 29.02
1964 30.01
1965 30.99
1966 31.96
1967 32.91
1968 33.84
1969 34.76
1970 35.65
1971 36.53
1972 37.39
1973 38.25
1974 39.16
1975 40.13
1976 41.16
1977 42.27
1978 43.43
1979 44.64
1980 45.89
1981 47.19
1982 48.52
1983 49.89
1984 51.29
1985 52.72
1986 54.16
1987 55.63
1988 57.12
1989 58.62
1990 60.13
1991 61.64
1992 63.16
1993 64.70
1994 66.28
1995 67.94
1996 69.67
1997 71.45
1998 73.26
1999 75.04
2000 76.76
2001 78.40
2002 79.97
2003 81.48
2004 82.95
2005 84.40
2006 85.82
2007 87.20
2008 88.56
2009 89.91
2010 91.24
2011 92.57

Classification

Topic: Environment Indicators

Sub-Topic: Density & urbanization