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Demographics

Demographics on population, gender, ethnicity and religion in Costa Rica.

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Population (2010): 4,516,000 million

Population 

% of Men% of WomenYear
50.71% 49.29% 2010
50.73% 49.27% 2009
50.74% 49.26% 2008
50.75% 49.25% 2007

Source: National Statistical Institute of Costa Rica (INEC)

Population by Age & Gender in 2011 (est.) 

Age Range% of Total PopulationTotal #
0-14 24.6% 1,124,540
15-64 69.1% 3,160,513
65 and over 6.4% 291,509

Source: CIA World Factbook

Birth & Death Rates Per 1,000 pop

BirthDeathYear
15.5 4.2  2010
16.9  4.1  2008
16.2  3.8  2006
16.5 3.7 2005 

Source: National Statistical Institute of Costa Rica (INEC)

Life Expectancy

MalesFemalesAverageYears
76.8 81.8 79.3 2010 
76.7 81.7 79.2 2008
76.5 81.8 79.1 2006
76.1 80.8 78.4 2005

Source: National Statistical Institute of Costa Rica (INEC)

Ethnicity

Ethnic Background %
White 94%
Black 3%
Chinese 1%
Amerindian 1%
Other 1%

Source: CIA World Factbook

Religion

Religion (Year 2010)%
Roman Catholic 76.3%
Evangelical 13.7%
Jehovah's Witness 1.3%
Other Protestant 0.7%
Other 4.8%
None 3.2%

Source: CIA World Factbook

Major Languages

Language
Spanish Official Language
English Widely Spoken

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