Panama is most urbanized
Close to 80% of Panamanians live in cities, a higher proportion than in any other Central American country, according to the “Estado de la Región” (State of the Region) report, published August 3, 2016.
Urban population grew 13% between 2000 and 2013 in both Panama and Costa Rica.
However, only 73% of the Costa Rican citizens live in urban regions.
Guatemala is last in the isthmus, with only half of the population living in urban areas (figures in parentheses refer to the percentage of urbanized population).
1 Panama (78)
2 Costa Rica (75)
3 El Salvador (61)
4 Nicaragua (56)
5 Honduras (52)
6 Guatemala (49)