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Costa Rica National Population and Housing Census 1984 - IPUMS


General Info
Original or alternative title 
Censos Nacionales 1984. Octavo Censo Nacional de Población. Cuarto Censo Nacional de Vivienda
Coverage type 
Time period covered 
06/1984 - 06/1984
Data type
  • De jure
  • Nationally representative
  • Subnationally representative
  • Urban-rural representative

Censuses provide population numbers, household or family size and composition, and information on sex and age distribution. They often include other demographic, economic and health-related topics as well. The 1984 Costa Rica de jure census collected data through face-to-face interviews on  housing, household demographics, employment for individuals 12 and older, education, migration, and fertility for women 15 and older. In addition to the population and housing questionnaires, an agricultural questionnaire was administered to those who owned or rented agricultural land. The census day was June 11, 1984. A 10% sample of dwellings from the census (241,220 individuals) is available through IPUMS International at the University of Minnesota. Refer to the IPUMS website for guidelines on citing database versions.