Demographics of Costa Rica
The total population of Costa Rica is 4,953,199 people. People in Costa Rica speak the Spanish language. The linguistic diversity of Costa Rica is almost homogeneous according to a fractionalization scale which for Costa Rica is 0.0489. The median age is approximately 30 years. Life expectancy in Costa Rica is 79. The female fertility rate in Costa Rica is 1.9. Around 24% of the population of Costa Rica are obese. The ethnic diversity is almost uniform according to a fractionalization scale which for Costa Rica is 0.2368. To find out specifics of language, religion, age, gender distribution, and advancement of people in Costa Rica see the sections below, as well as visit the section concerning the education in the country.
In Costa Rica, the population density is 91 people per square kilometer (237 per square mile). Because of this statistic, this country is considered to be sparsely populated. The total population of Costa Rica is 4,953,199 people. Costa Rica has approximately 419,572 foreign immigrants. Immigrants in Costa Rica represent 0.2 percent of the total number of immigrants in the world. Immigrants in Costa Rica represent 8.7 percent of the total number of immigrants in the world. The ethnic diversity of Costa Rica is almost uniform according to a fractionalization scale based on ethnicity. Ethnic fractionalization (EF) deals with the number, sizes, socioeconomic distribution, and geographical location of distinct cultural groups, usually in a state or some otherwise delineated territory. Specific cultural features might refer to language, skin color, religion, ethnicity, customs and traditions, history, or other distinctive criteria, alone or in combination. Frequently, these features are used for social exclusion and the monopolization of power. The index of ethnic fractionalization in Costa Rica is 0.2368. This means that the people living in Costa Rica are coming from a narrow group of ethnicities, all of which are related to one another. EF is usually measured as 1 minus the Herfindahl concentration index of ethnolinguistic group shares, which reproduces the probability that two randomly drawn individuals from the population belong to different groups. The theoretical maximum of EF of 1 means that each person belongs to a different group. Read below for statistics of Costa Rica on median age and gender distribution at various ages.
The median age is approximately 30 years. The median age for men is 29.5, while the median age for women is 30.5.
The sex ratio, or the number of males for each female (estimated at birth), is 1.05. It can be further divided into the following categories: sex ratio under 15 - 1.05; sex ratio from 15 to 64 - 1.01; sex ratio over 64 - 0.86; total sex ratio - 1.01. Total sex ratio is different from sex ratio estimated at birth. This is due to the fact that some newborns are considered in the sex ratio estimated at birth but pass away within the first weeks of their life and are not included in the total sex ratio.
The majority religion of Costa Rica is Christianity, the followers of which comprise 90.9% of all religious believers in the country. Christianity is an Abrahamic monotheistic religion based on the life and teachings of Jesus Christ as presented in the New Testament. Christianity is the world's largest religion, with over 2.4 billion adherents, known as Christians. Christians believe that Jesus is the Son of God and the savior of humanity whose coming as Christ or the Messiah was prophesied in the Old Testament. Besides Christianity, there are some followers of folk religions in Costa Rica. The religious diversity of Costa Rica is vaguely diverse according to a fractionalization scale based on the number of religions in Costa Rica. The index of religious fractionalization in Costa Rica is 0.241. This score means that within the country there is one major with a few other minor beliefs.
Costa Rica is considered to be a developing nation. The developmental stage of a nation is determined by a number of factors including, but not limited to, economic prosperity, life expectancy, income equality, and quality of life. As a developing nation, Costa Rica may not be able to offer consistent social services to its citizens. These social services may include things like public education, reliable healthcare, and law enforcement. Citizens of developing nations may have lower life expectancies than citizens of developed nations. In Costa Rica, 47.5 in every 100 people use internet. Costa Rica has a Human Development Index (HDI) of 0.763. Costa Rica has a high HDI score. This indicates that the majority of citizens will be able to attain a desirable life while providing substantial aid and assistance to citizens with lower living standards. The migration rate in Costa Rica is 0.83%. In Costa Rica, 22% of the population lives below the poverty line. The percentage of citizens living below the poverty line in Costa Rica is fairly high, but is not reason for complete concern with regard to investments. Potential financial backers should look at other economic markers, including GDP, urbanization rate, and strength of currency, before making any decisions regarding investments.
People in Costa Rica speak the Spanish language. The linguistic diversity of Costa Rica is almost homogeneous according to a fractionalization scale based on the number of unrelated languages spoken in Costa Rica. The index of linguistic fractionalization in Costa Rica is 0.0489. This means that within the country there is one major language and a few minor languages. Unrelated languages share few characteristics of grammatical structure, vocabulary, and etymological heritage. Linguistic diversity often results in issues of social and cultural fractionalization that can impact a country’s political circumstance and public policies.