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 5 years.

Total U.S. Costa Rican Population

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

The table above shows that between 2015 and 2019 the total Costa Rican population has increased by 13,222 people.

If this growth were to continue at the same rate, the total population of Costa Rican people by 2023 could be 170,702.

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 2019.

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

State 2015 2019 Change (%)
Alabama 722 543 -24.79%
Alaska 169 131 -22.49%
Arizona 1,774 2,817 58.79%
Arkansas 644 251 -61.02%
California 25,212 26,114 3.58%
Colorado 1,106 2,634 138.16%
Connecticut 3,275 3,259 -0.49%
Delaware 407 331 -18.67%
District of Columbia 722 482 -33.24%
Florida 27,039 25,776 -4.67%
Georgia 3,662 4,195 14.55%
Hawaii 188 501 166.49%
Idaho 146 511 250.00%
Illinois 1,988 2,793 40.49%
Indiana 451 1,023 126.83%
Iowa 495 501 1.21%
Kansas 612 415 -32.19%
Kentucky 618 663 7.28%
Louisiana 1,043 992 -4.89%
Maine 83 238 186.75%
Maryland 3,023 3,392 12.21%
Massachusetts 3,607 3,323 -7.87%
Michigan 1,073 1,260 17.43%
Minnesota 1,092 1,175 7.60%
Mississippi 202 177 -12.38%
Missouri 746 1,019 36.60%
Montana 52 142 173.08%
Nebraska 207 192 -7.25%
Nevada 1,782 2,103 18.01%
New Hampshire 285 517 81.40%
New Jersey 18,270 21,066 15.30%
New Mexico 401 428 6.73%
New York 14,292 13,447 -5.91%
North Carolina 5,239 6,055 15.58%
North Dakota 41 3 -92.68%
Ohio 777 1,500 93.05%
Oklahoma 447 654 46.31%
Oregon 1,194 1,036 -13.23%
Pennsylvania 3,058 4,056 32.64%
Puerto Rico 548 670 22.26%
Rhode Island 233 179 -23.18%
South Carolina 2,112 2,529 19.74%
South Dakota 28 162 478.57%
Tennessee 1,219 1,397 14.60%
Texas 7,518 9,128 21.42%
Utah 590 810 37.29%
Vermont 55 83 50.91%
Virginia 3,548 3,772 6.31%
Washington 1,583 2,623 65.70%
West Virginia 166 114 -31.33%
Wisconsin 1,062 938 -11.68%
Wyoming 0 30 100.00%

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 2019.

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