Costa Rica: Percent children

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 Costa Rica

Population ages 0-14, percent of total

 Latest value 19.79
 Year 2023
 Measure percent
 Data availability 1960 - 2023
 Average 33.65
 Min - Max 19.79 - 46.07
 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 33.65 percent with a minimum of 19.79 percent in 2023 and a maximum of 46.07 percent in 1963. The latest value from 2023 is 19.79 percent. For comparison, the world average in 2023 based on 196 countries is 26.24 percent. See the global rankings for that indicator or use the country comparator to compare trends over time.
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Recent values chart
Costa Rica - Percent children - Recent values chart

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Costa Rica - Percent children - historical chart - 1960-2023




Definition: Total population below the age of 14 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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