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Population Statistics of Costa Rica

Also see The Economy of Costa Rica

Population:  

4,133,884 (July 2007 est.)

Age structure: 

0-14 years: 27.8% (male 587,395/female 560,408)
15-64 years: 66.4% (male 1,388,114/female 1,357,157)
65 years and over: 5.8% (male 111,758/female 129,052) (2007 est.)

Median age:

total: 26.8 years
male: 26.3 years
female: 27.2 years (2007 est.)

Population growth rate:

1.412% (2007 est.)

Birth rate:

18.02 births/1,000 population (2007 est.)

Death rate:

4.39 deaths/1,000 population (2007 est.)

Net migration rate:

0.48 migrant(s)/1,000 population (2007 est.)

Sex ratio:

at birth: 1.05 male(s)/female
under 15 years: 1.048 male(s)/female
15-64 years: 1.023 male(s)/female
65 years and over: 0.866 male(s)/female
total population: 1.02 male(s)/female (2007 est.)

Infant mortality rate:

total: 9.45 deaths/1,000 live births
male: 10.32 deaths/1,000 live births
female: 8.53 deaths/1,000 live births (2007 est.)

Life expectancy at birth:

total population: 77.21 years
male: 74.61 years
female: 79.94 years (2007 est.)

Total fertility rate:

2.21 children born/woman (2007 est.)

HIV/AIDS - adult prevalence rate:

0.6% (2003 est.)

HIV/AIDS - people living with HIV/AIDS:

12,000 (2003 est.)

HIV/AIDS - deaths:

900 (2003 est.)

Nationality:

noun: Costa Rican(s)
adjective: Costa Rican

Ethnic groups:

white (including mestizo) 94%, black 3%, Amerindian 1%, Chinese 1%, other 1%

Religions:

Roman Catholic 76.3%, Evangelical 13.7%, Jehovah's Witnesses 1.3%, other Protestant 0.7%, other 4.8%, none 3.2%

Languages:

Spanish (official), English

Literacy:

definition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 96%
male: 95.9%
female: 96.1% (2003 est.)

 

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