2011 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 2011 Census was undertaken by the National Institute of Statistics and Census (Instituto Nacional de Estadística y Censos (INEC)) in Costa Rica. The semi-autonomous government body, INEC, was created by Census Law No. 7839 on 4 November 1998.[3]

The censusEdit

The census took place between Monday, 30 May 2011 and Friday, 3 June 2011 when 35,000 enumerators, mostly teachers, visited an estimated 1,300,000 households to count a population estimated before the census at about 4,650,000 individuals (the census itself counted 4,301,712 people).[4][5][6]

The census questionnaire inquired about housing, including the physical and structural characteristics of the house, whether it was owned or rented, and if basic services (water, electricity) were present. The census form also asked about equipment in the house: telephone (mobile and fixed), vehicles, and information technology and communication (radio, television, cable or satellite, computer and internet).[4]

Questions concerning the inhabitants asked about the number of people living in the household, number of households per housing unit, who was the head of the household,[7] family relations between people living in the house, sex, age, and place of birth. Other questions inquired about disabilities and ethnic identification, among other things.[4]

In Costa Rica, tourists and temporary visitors are not counted, but foreigners who have lived there for six months are included.[5] Furthermore, participation is voluntary so residents can refuse to take part and enumerators will accept this response.[3]

Primary school teachers have conducted the census since the 1950s. About 35,000 were needed in 2011 but not all teachers wanted to participate. The numbers were made up by students and statistics undergraduates from the University of Costa Rica, earning ₡50,000 ($100) for a week's work.[3]

The census cost $3.6 million[3][8] and preliminary results of the count were published in December 2011. It counted 4,301,712 people, an increase of 12.9 percent since the 2000 census.[9]

Results by cantonEdit

Province Cantón Population as of
2011 census
Population as of
2000 census
Change Percent
change
San José San José 288,054 309,672 −21,618   -6.98%  
San José Escazú 56,509 52,372 4,137   7.90%  
San José Desamparados 208,411 193,478 14,933   7.72%  
San José Puriscal 33,004 29,407 3,597   12.23%  
San José Tarrazú 16,280 14,160 2,120   14.97%  
San José Aserrí 57,892 49,319 8,573   17.38%  
San José Mora 26,294 21,666 4,628   21.36%  
San José Goicoechea 115,084 117,532 −2,448   -2.08%  
San José Santa Ana 49,123 34,507 14,616   42.36%  
San José Alajuelita 77,603 70,297 7,306   10.39%  
San José Vázquez de Coronado 60,486 55,585 4,901   8.82%  
San José Acosta 20,209 18,661 1,548   8.30%  
San José Tibás 64,842 72,074 −7,232   -10.03%  
San José Moravia 56,919 50,419 6,500   12.89%  
San José Montes de Oca 49,132 50,433 −1,301   -2.58%  
San José Turrubares 5,512 4,877 635   13.02%  
San José Dota 6,948 6,519 429   6.58%  
San José Curridabat 65,206 60,889 4,317   7.09%  
San José Pérez Zeledón 134,534 122,187 12,347   10.11%  
San José León Cortés Castro 12,200 11,696 504   4.31%  
Alajuela Alajuela 254,886 222,853 32,033   14.37%  
Alajuela San Ramón 80,566 67,975 12,591   18.52%  
Alajuela Grecia 76,898 65,119 11,779   18.09%  
Alajuela San Mateo 6,136 5,343 793   14.84%  
Alajuela Atenas 25,460 22,479 2,981   13.26%  
Alajuela Naranjo 42,713 37,602 5,111   13.59%  
Alajuela Palmares 34,716 29,766 4,950   16.63%  
Alajuela Poás 29,199 24,764 4,435   17.91%  
Alajuela Orotina 20,341 15,705 4,636   29.52%  
Alajuela San Carlos 163,745 127,140 36,605   28.79%  
Alajuela Zarcero 12,205 10,845 1,360   12.54%  
Alajuela Sarchí 18,085 16,239 1,846   11.37%  
Alajuela Upala 43,953 37,679 6,274   16.65%  
Alajuela Los Chiles 23,735 19,732 4,003   20.29%  
Alajuela Guatuso 15,508 13,045 2,463   18.88%  
Cartago Cartago 147,898 132,057 15,841   12.00%  
Cartago Paraíso 57,743 52,393 5,350   10.21%  
Cartago La Unión 99,399 80,279 19,120   23.82%  
Cartago Jiménez 14,669 14,046 623   4.44%  
Cartago Turrialba 69,616 68,510 1,106   1.61%  
Cartago Alvarado 14,312 12,290 2,022   16.45%  
Cartago Oreamuno 45,473 39,032 6,441   16.50%  
Cartago El Guarco 41,793 33,788 8,005   23.69%  
Heredia Heredia 123,616 103,894 19,722   18.98%  
Heredia Barva 40,660 32,440 8,220   25.34%  
Heredia Santo Domingo 40,072 34,748 5,324   15.32%  
Heredia Santa Bárbara 36,243 29,181 7,062   24.20%  
Heredia San Rafael 45,965 37,293 8,672   23.25%  
Heredia San Isidro 20,633 16,056 4,577   28.51%  
Heredia Belén 21,633 19,834 1,799   9.07%  
Heredia Flores 20,037 15,038 4,999   33.24%  
Heredia San Pablo 27,671 20,813 6,858   32.95%  
Heredia Sarapiquí 57,147 45,435 11,712   25.78%  
Guanacaste Liberia 62,987 46,703 16,284   34.87%  
Guanacaste Nicoya 50,825 42,189 8,636   20.47%  
Guanacaste Santa Cruz 55,104 40,821 14,283   34.99%  
Guanacaste Bagaces 19,536 15,972 3,564   22.31%  
Guanacaste Carrillo 37,122 27,306 9,816   35.95%  
Guanacaste Cañas 26,201 24,076 2,125   8.83%  
Guanacaste Abangares 18,039 16,276 1,763   10.83%  
Guanacaste Tilarán 19,640 17,871 1,769   9.90%  
Guanacaste Nandayure 11,121 9,985 1,136   11.38%  
Guanacaste La Cruz 19,181 16,505 2,676   16.21%  
Guanacaste Hojancha 7,197 6,534 663   10.15%  
Puntarenas Puntarenas 115,019 102,504 12,515   12.21%  
Puntarenas Esparza 28,644 23,963 4,681   19.53%  
Puntarenas Buenos Aires 45,244 40,139 5,105   12.72%  
Puntarenas Montes de Oro 12,950 11,159 1,791   16.05%  
Puntarenas Osa 29,433 25,861 3,572   13.81%  
Puntarenas Quepos 26,861 20,188 6,673   33.05%  
Puntarenas Golfito 39,150 33,823 5,327   15.75%  
Puntarenas Coto Brus 38,453 40,082 −1,629   -4.06%  
Puntarenas Parrita 16,115 12,112 4,003   33.05%  
Puntarenas Corredores 41,831 37,274 4,557   12.23%  
Puntarenas Garabito 17,229 10,378 6,851   66.01%  
Limón Limón 94,415 89,933 4,482   4.98%  
Limón Pococí 125,962 103,121 22,841   22.15%  
Limón Siquirres 56,786 52,409 4,377   8.35%  
Limón Talamanca 30,712 25,857 4,855   18.78%  
Limón Matina 37,721 33,096 4,625   13.97%  
Limón Guácimo 41,266 34,879 6,387   18.31%  

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).
  3. ^ a b c d "Census workers face challenges in Escazú / News / Top Story / Current…". archive.vn. 2013-02-22. Retrieved 2020-10-06.
  4. ^ a b c Semana del Censo Nacional: INEC pide a la población responder el Censo Archived 2011-08-03 at the Wayback Machine Instituto Nacional de Estadística y Censos, Costa Rica, 2011-05-31. (in Spanish)
  5. ^ a b Costa Rica: 2011 Census Underway Starting Monday INSIDECOSTARICA, 2011-05-27.
  6. ^ 2011 Census Takers Fought Some Obstacles On Their First Day INSIDECOSTARICA, 2011-05-31.
  7. ^ Ortega-Rodríguez, Manuel; Solís-Sánchez, Hugo (2019-04-10). Costa Rican Traditional Knowledge According to Local Experiences: Plants, Animals, Medicine and Music. Springer. ISBN 978-3-030-06146-3.
  8. ^ 2011 Census to survey more than 4 million people living in Costa Rica Archived 2011-06-30 at the Wayback Machine The Tico Times, 2011-05-25.
  9. ^ Costa Rica births decreasing Archived 2012-03-11 at the Wayback Machine The Tico Times, 2011-12-23

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