Costa Rica: Population ages 65 and above

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 Costa Rica

Population ages 65 and above, percent of total

 Latest value 11.20
 Year 2023
 Measure percent
 Data availability 1960 - 2023
 Average 5.61
 Min - Max 3.05 - 11.20
 Source United Nations Population Division
For that indicator, we provide data for Costa Rica from 1960 to 2023. The average value for Costa Rica during that period was 5.61 percent with a minimum of 3.05 percent in 1960 and a maximum of 11.2 percent in 2023. The latest value from 2023 is 11.2 percent. For comparison, the world average in 2023 based on 196 countries is 10.12 percent. See the global rankings for that indicator or use the country comparator to compare trends over time.
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Costa Rica - Population ages 65 and above - Recent values chart

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Costa Rica - Population ages 65 and above - historical chart - 1960-2023

Definition: Population ages 65 and above as a percentage of the total population. Population is based on the de facto definition of population, which counts all residents regardless of legal status or citizenship.

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 Related indicators Latest value Reference Measure
 Population size 5.18 2022 million
 Percent urban population 82.04 2022 percent
 Population density 101 2021 people per square km
 Population ages 65 and above 11.20 2023 percent
 Percent children 19.79 2023 percent
 Percent female population 50.02 2023 percent
 Rural population, percent 17.38 2023 percent
 Age dependency ratio 44.96 2022 percent
 Refugee population 14,088 2022 refugees
 Migrant population 9 2015 percent
 Population growth 0.52 2022 percent
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