QCOSTARCA – While two decades ago in Costa Rica the population per hundred inhabitants increased by three people a year, nowadays only one extra is added.

From a statement issued by the National Institute of Statistics and Censuses (INEC): The Country experiences slowdown in population growth

– Growth of one person per hundred inhabitants in the period 2012-2013, while in 1993-1994 the population increased by three per hundred inhabitants.

– Greater concentration is presented in young adulthood (20-35 years) and adults ages 50 and over.

According to the demographic landscape of 2013, fertility is one of the main components of population change which has most affected the growth and structure of the population.

Costa Rica women’s fertility rate was 1.76 children in 2013, the lowest in the country’s history, less than 2012’s rate of 1.86.

According to the INEC, the birth rate average to maintain the country’s current population is 2.1 children.

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