1973 Costa Rican census

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Historical population
Census Pop.
1864120,499
1883182,07351.1%
1892243,20533.6%
1927471,52493.9%
1950800,87569.8%
19631,336,27466.9%
19731,871,78040.1%
19842,416,80929.1%
20003,810,17957.7%
20114,301,71212.9%

Instituto Nacional de Estadística y Censos[1]
Centro Centroamericano de Población[2]

The Costa Rica 1973 Census was elaborated by then Dirección General de Estadística y Censos, predecessor of current National Institute of Statistics and Census. The total population was at the moment 1,871,780.

Results by cantonEdit

Province Cantón Population as of
1973 census
Population as of
1963 census
Change Percent
change
San José San José 215,441 168,938 46,503   27.53%  
San José Escazú 25,026 14,250 10,776   75.62%  
San José Desamparados 74,272 33,845 40,427   119.45%  
San José Puriscal 24,150 23,690 460   1.94%  
San José Tarrazú 7,542 5,392 2,150   39.87%  
San José Aserrí 20,091 13,609 6,482   47.63%  
San José Mora 10,733 8,938 1,795   20.08%  
San José Goicoechea 61,607 44,110 17,497   39.67%  
San José Santa Ana 14,499 9,026 5,473   60.64%  
San José Alajuelita 23,013 10,848 12,165   112.14%  
San José Vázquez de Coronado 16,336 10,615 5,721   53.90%  
San José Acosta 14,385 13,092 1,293   9.88%  
San José Tibás 35,602 23,946 11,656   48.68%  
San José Moravia 19,548 11,642 7,906   67.91%  
San José Montes de Oca 33,633 24,043 9,590   39.89%  
San José Turrubares 4,709 5,496 −787   -14.32%  
San José Dota 4,375 3,718 657   17.67%  
San José Curridabat 15,591 9,491 6,100   64.27%  
San José Pérez Zeledón 67,089 47,319 19,770   41.78%  
San José León Cortés Castro 7,521 5,650 1,871   33.12%  
Alajuela Alajuela 96,325 64,398 31,927   49.58%  
Alajuela San Ramón 33,155 25,925 7,230   27.89%  
Alajuela Grecia 31,806 43,923 −12,117   -27.59%  
Alajuela San Mateo 2,969 3,388 −419   -12.37%  
Alajuela Atenas 12,610 11,018 1,592   14.45%  
Alajuela Naranjo 19,721 16,414 3,307   20.15%  
Alajuela Palmares 14,495 12,283 2,212   18.01%  
Alajuela Poás 10,191 8,179 2,012   24.60%  
Alajuela Orotina 8,479 7,093 1,386   19.54%  
Alajuela San Carlos 54,952 36,586 18,366   50.20%  
Alajuela Zarcero 6,342 4,919 1,423   28.93%  
Alajuela Sarchí 8,707 6,546 2,161   33.01%  
Alajuela Upala 15,971 - - -
Alajuela Los Chiles 5,596 - - -
Alajuela Guatuso 4,713 - - -
Cartago Cartago 65,310 46,722 18,588   39.78%  
Cartago Paraíso 22,281 18,389 3,892   21.16%  
Cartago La Unión 23,352 14,074 9,278   65.92%  
Cartago Jiménez 11,523 10,439 1,084   10.38%  
Cartago Turrialba 43,202 37,620 5,582   14.84%  
Cartago Alvarado 7,484 6,465 1,019   15.76%  
Cartago Oreamuno 17,517 12,035 5,482   45.55%  
Cartago El Guarco 14,030 9,689 4,341   44.80%  
Heredia Heredia 36,487 30,919 5,568   18.01%  
Heredia Barva 12,864 8,504 4,360   51.27%  
Heredia Santo Domingo 17,423 11,348 6,075   53.53%  
Heredia Santa Bárbara 10,738 8,127 2,611   32.13%  
Heredia San Rafael 16,013 9,069 6,944   76.57%  
Heredia San Isidro 5,979 4,061 1,918   47.23%  
Heredia Belén 8,538 4,781 3,757   78.58%  
Heredia Flores 6,524 4,162 2,362   56.75%  
Heredia San Pablo 6,660 4,092 2,568   62.76%  
Heredia Sarapiquí 12,618 - - -
Guanacaste Liberia 21,781 18,030 3,751   20.80%  
Guanacaste Nicoya 37,185 36,276 909   2.51%  
Guanacaste Santa Cruz 29,739 23,576 6,163   26.14%  
Guanacaste Bagaces 9,828 9,836 −8   -0.08%  
Guanacaste Carrillo 14,893 11,396 3,497   30.69%  
Guanacaste Cañas 12,779 9,117 3,662   40.17%  
Guanacaste Abangares 11,633 10,189 1,444   14.17%  
Guanacaste Tilarán 12,563 12,097 466   3.85%  
Guanacaste Nandayure 12,058 12,038 20   0.17%  
Guanacaste La Cruz 8,333 - - -
Guanacaste Hojancha 7,899 - - -
Puntarenas Puntarenas 65,562 55,592 9,970   17.93%  
Puntarenas Esparza 12,095 9,175 2,920   31.83%  
Puntarenas Buenos Aires 20,104 11,042 9,062   82.07%  
Puntarenas Montes de Oro 6,979 6,616 363   5.49%  
Puntarenas Osa 24,613 17,574 7,039   40.05%  
Puntarenas Quepos 14,473 19,942 −5,469   -27.42%  
Puntarenas Golfito 42,510 36,567 5,943   16.25%  
Puntarenas Coto Brus 19,971 - - -
Puntarenas Parrita 11,901 - - -
Limón Limón 40,830 40,141 689   1.72%  
Limón Pococí 28,688 16,927 11,761   69.48%  
Limón Siquirres 18,133 11,317 6,816   60.23%  
Limón Talamanca 5,431 - - -
Limón Matina 10,489 - - -
Limón Guácimo 11,572 - - -

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Instituto Nacional de Estadística y Censos" (in Spanish).
  2. ^ "Sistema de Consulta de a Bases de Datos Estadísticas". Centro Centroamericano de Población (in Spanish).