Costa Rica: Rural population, percent

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 Costa Rica

Rural population, percent of total population

 Latest value 17.96
 Year 2022
 Measure percent
 Data availability 1960 - 2022
 Average 45.71
 Min - Max 17.96 - 65.75
 Source The World Bank
For that indicator, we provide data for Costa Rica from 1960 to 2022. The average value for Costa Rica during that period was 45.71 percent with a minimum of 17.96 percent in 2022 and a maximum of 65.75 percent in 1960. The latest value from 2022 is 17.96 percent. For comparison, the world average in 2022 based on 196 countries is 38.97 percent. See the global rankings for that indicator or use the country comparator to compare trends over time.
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Costa Rica - Rural population, percent - recent values

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Costa Rica - Rural population, percent - historical chart - 1960-2022




Definition: Rural population refers to people living in rural areas as defined by national statistical offices. It is calculated as the difference between total population and urban population.


 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 10.83 2022 percent
 Percent children 20.19 2022 percent
 Percent female population 49.99 2022 percent
 Rural population, percent 17.96 2022 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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