Population of Costa Rica 2023

Costa Rica is officially the “Republic of Costa Rica”  country in Central America. As per the World Population Prospects, 2019 by the United Nations, the population of  Costa Rica in 2023 is 5,212,173 (52 Lakh)

The total Land Area of  Costa Rica is 51,060 sq. km (19,710 sq. mi)  & the Population Density of  Costa Rica is 100 per sq. Km (258 people per sq. mi).

 Costa Rica2023 Population
Total Population5,212,173
Global Rank124
Land Area 51,060 sq.km (19,710 sq. mi)
Area Rank126
Pop. Density100 people/sq. km

Source: UN World Population Prospects report

Religion in Costa Rica

Christianity is the largest religion in Costa Rica and  79% of the population follows Christianity. Among Christians in Costa Rica, Catholics have the most adherents followed by Protestants.  As per estimates, 52% of the population followed Roman Catholicism, 25%  are Protestants, and others Christian at 2%.

17% of the population doesn’t affiliate with any religion. Non-Christian-based faith population is at 1%. Non-Christian Faith includes Jewish, Islam, Baháʼí Faith, and Buddism are the main minority religions.

Religion percentage in Costa Rica

  • Christianity – 79% 
    Catholic – 52%
    Protestant – 25% 
    Other Christian —2% 
  • No religion – 17% 
  • Other religions – 1% 
  • Undeclared – 3% 

Source: Wikipedia

Top Cities in Costa Rica by Population

1San José342 188
2Alajuela276 794
3Cartago151 744
4Heredia128 550
5Puntarenas122 335
6Limón96 314
7Liberia64 797
8San Isidro de El General45 773
9Quesada42 060
10Desamparados36 794
Population of Costa Rica 2023 | Religion in Costa Rica