San José · Population

Question: What is the population of San José? Answer: San José, Costa Rica (capital: San José) - last known population is ≈ 1 404 200 (year 2011). This was 30.524% of total Costa Rica population. In this year, San José population density was 282.8 p/km². If population growth rate would be same as in period 2000-2011 (+0.39%/year), San José population in 2024 would be: 1 476 655*.

Population history [1]

Annual population change

[1973-1984] +2.28 %/year
[1984-2000] +2.61 %/year
[2000-2011] +0.39 %/year


GPS coordinates: 9.912973, -84.076829

San José 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, Censos 2000, resultados xls, Censos 2011, resultados xls
[2] City density map, generated by using data provided to us by 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 Link3 (PNG,0.5Mb).