Puntarenas · Population

Question: What is the population of Puntarenas? Answer: Puntarenas, Costa Rica (capital: Puntarenas) - last known population is ≈ 410 900 (year 2011). This was 8.932% of total Costa Rica population. In this year, Puntarenas population density was 36.5 p/km². If population growth rate would be same as in period 2000-2011 (+1.27%/year), Puntarenas population in 2024 would be: 484 485*.

Population history [1]

Annual population change

[1973-1984] +7.91 %/year
[1984-2000] +1.87 %/year
[2000-2011] +1.27 %/year


GPS coordinates: 9.216953, -83.336188

Puntarenas on city and population density map

City density [2]population density [3]Legend (Click on marker to hide it)

Sources, Notices

1973c, 1984c, 2000c, 2011c. Legend: e-estimate, c-census, o-other, ..
* Unofficial, calculated population.
** In some cases boundaries changes also influence the comparability of the population data. Data is provided "as is" without warranty or any representation of accuracy, timeliness or completeness. Terms of use.
[1] Sources
Instituto nacional de estadística y censos
www.inec.go.cr, Censos 2000, resultados xls
www.inec.go.cr, Censos 2011, resultados xls
[2] City density map, generated by population.city using data provided to us by 1km.net website. Every circle is city with population over 5000. Link
[3] Population density map generated by instructions from daysleeperrr on reddig. Link1. Used data source is the Gridded Population of the World (GPW), v3 online at the the Socioeconomic Data and Applications Center (SEDAC) at Columbia University. Link2. Additional urban land cover: Extracted from Global Land Cover Characteristics Data Base Version 2.0 and Binary MOD12Q1 data on shadedrelief.com. Link3 (PNG,0.5Mb).