Number of Costa Rican People in the United States

In this article, we will explore the demographic data of Costa Rican people in the United States, and look at historical data to see whether the Costa Rican population is growing or declining.

First, let's take a look at the population of Costa Rican people in the United States for the last 6 years.

Total U.S. Costa Rican Population

Population Year
159,541 2020
157,480 2019
153,040 2018
150,014 2017
147,192 2016
144,258 2015

The table above shows that between 2015 and 2020 the total Costa Rican population has increased by 15,283 people.

If this growth were to continue at the same rate, the total population of Costa Rican people by 2025 could be 174,824.

Total U.S. Costa Rican Population By State

We can also look at the data for Costa Rican people in each individual state and whether the Costa Rican population increased or decreased between 2015 and 2020.

For more details on the historical population figures for each state, click the link in the table below.

State 2015 2020 Change (%)
Alabama 722 518 -28.25%
Alaska 169 166 -1.78%
Arizona 1,774 2,529 42.56%
Arkansas 644 404 -37.27%
California 25,212 26,627 5.61%
Colorado 1,106 2,722 146.11%
Connecticut 3,275 3,319 1.34%
Delaware 407 388 -4.67%
District of Columbia 722 773 7.06%
Florida 27,039 23,452 -13.27%
Georgia 3,662 5,563 51.91%
Hawaii 188 445 136.70%
Idaho 146 460 215.07%
Illinois 1,988 2,735 37.58%
Indiana 451 770 70.73%
Iowa 495 402 -18.79%
Kansas 612 334 -45.42%
Kentucky 618 642 3.88%
Louisiana 1,043 1,143 9.59%
Maine 83 226 172.29%
Maryland 3,023 2,923 -3.31%
Massachusetts 3,607 4,072 12.89%
Michigan 1,073 1,927 79.59%
Minnesota 1,092 1,217 11.45%
Mississippi 202 254 25.74%
Missouri 746 975 30.70%
Montana 52 129 148.08%
Nebraska 207 340 64.25%
Nevada 1,782 2,175 22.05%
New Hampshire 285 286 0.35%
New Jersey 18,270 21,380 17.02%
New Mexico 401 449 11.97%
New York 14,292 12,668 -11.36%
North Carolina 5,239 5,431 3.66%
North Dakota 41 3 -92.68%
Ohio 777 1,964 152.77%
Oklahoma 447 780 74.50%
Oregon 1,194 1,732 45.06%
Pennsylvania 3,058 4,300 40.61%
Puerto Rico 548 865 57.85%
Rhode Island 233 290 24.46%
South Carolina 2,112 2,389 13.12%
South Dakota 28 96 242.86%
Tennessee 1,219 1,052 -13.70%
Texas 7,518 9,807 30.45%
Utah 590 1,016 72.20%
Vermont 55 157 185.45%
Virginia 3,548 3,743 5.50%
Washington 1,583 2,977 88.06%
West Virginia 166 185 11.45%
Wisconsin 1,062 1,185 11.58%
Wyoming 0 21 100.00%

Data Source(s)

All of the data on this page is sourced from the latest American Community Survey (ACS) 5-year estimates, from the United States Census Bureau. The latest year for the ACS is currently .

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