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Costa Rica National Population and Housing Census 2000 - IPUMS


General Info
Original or alternative title 
Censos Nacionales IX de Población y V de Vivienda 2000
Coverage type 
Time period covered 
06/2000 - 06/2000
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 2000 Costa Rica de jure census collected data through face-to-face interviews on  housing, household demographics, employment for individuals 12 and older, education, migration, disability, and fertility for women 12 and older. In addition to the population and housing questionnaires, an agricultural questionnaire was administered to those who owned or rented agricultural land. There was also an Indigenous Peoples questionnaire. The census day was June 28, 2000. A 10% sample of dwellings from the census (381,500 individuals) is available through IPUMS International at the University of Minnesota. Refer to the IPUMS website for guidelines on citing database versions.