Businesses in Koster, North West


Business Distribution by Industry
 Shopping: 21.3%
 Industry: 14%
 Hotels & Travel: 8.9%
 Food: 7.7%
 Professional Services: 6.8%
 Religion: 5.5%
 Automotive: 4.7%
 Education: 4.7%
 Restaurants: 4.7%
 Other: 21.7%
Industry DescriptionNumber of EstablishmentsAverage Google RatingBusinesses per 1,000 residents
Gas stations73.80.3
Grocery stores and supermarkets83.20.4
Tractors and farm equipment74.00.3
Area of Koster, North West21.1 km²
Male Population9,804 (48.7%)
Female Population10,319 (51.3%)
Population change from 1975 to 2015 +398.2%
Population change from 2000 to 2015 +60.8%
Median Age23.8
Male Median Age23
Female Median Age24.6
NeighborhoodsCedrela, Koster
Local TimeThursday 1:53 PM
TimezoneSouth Africa Standard Time
Lat & Lng-25.86301° / 26.89756°
Postal Codes0348

Koster, North West - Map

Koster, North West Population

Years 1975 to 2015
Population Density191.2 / km²398.5 / km²592.6 / km²952.8 / km²
Sources: JRC (European Commission's Joint Research Centre) work on the GHS built-up grid

Koster, North West Population change from 2000 to 2015

Increase of 60.8% from year 2000 to 2015
LocationChange since 1975Change since 1990Change since 2000
Koster, North West+398.2%+139.1%+60.8%
North West+134.1%+56.1%+24.9%
South Africa+111.9%+48.1%+21.4%
Sources: JRC (European Commission's Joint Research Centre) work on the GHS built-up grid

Koster, North West Median Age

Median Age: 23.8 years
LocationMedian AgeMedian Age (Female)Median Age (Male)
Koster, North West23.8 years24.6 years23 years
North West25.8 years26.1 years25.6 years
South Africa25.4 years26.3 years24.5 years
Sources: CIESIN (Center for International Earth Science Information Network)

Koster, North West Population Tree

Population By Age and Gender
Under 51,2181,1912,410
85 Plus3572108
Sources: CIESIN (Center for International Earth Science Information Network)

Koster, North West Population Density

Population Density: 952.8 / km²
LocationPopulationAreaPopulation Density
Koster, North West20,12321.1 km²952.8 / km²
North West3.7 million104,881.7 km²35.4 / km²
South Africa54.3 million1,219,846.5 km²44.5 / km²
Sources: JRC (European Commission's Joint Research Centre) work on the GHS built-up grid

Koster, North West Historical and Projected Population

Estimated Population from 1880 to 2100
1. JRC (European Commission's Joint Research Centre) work on the GHS built-up grid
2. CIESIN (Center for International Earth Science Information Network)
3. [Link] Klein Goldewijk, K., Beusen, A., Doelman, J., and Stehfest, E.: Anthropogenic land use estimates for the Holocene – HYDE 3.2, Earth Syst. Sci. Data, 9, 927–953,, 2017.


Business Distribution by neighborhood in Koster, North West
 Koster: 93.6%
 Cedrela: 3.8%
 Other: 2.6%

Area Codes

Percentage Area Codes used by businesses in Koster, North West
 Area Code 14: 67.1%
 Area Code 7: 15.2%
 Area Code 83: 6.3%
 Area Code 82: 6.3%
 Other: 5.1%

Human Development Index (HDI)

Statistic composite index of life expectancy, education, and per capita income.
Sources: [Link] Kummu, M., Taka, M. & Guillaume, J. Gridded global datasets for Gross Domestic Product and Human Development Index over 1990–2015. Sci Data 5, 180004 (2018) doi:10.1038/sdata.2018.4

Koster, North West CO2 Emissions

Carbon Dioxide (CO2) Emissions Per Capita in Tonnes Per Year
LocationCO2 EmissionsCO2 Emissions Per CapitaCO2 Emissions Intensity
Koster, North West152,474 t7.58 t7,219 t/km²
North West23,158,264 t6.24 t220.8 t/km²
South Africa358,473,407 t6.6 t293.9 t/km²
Sources: [Link] Moran, D., Kanemoto K; Jiborn, M., Wood, R., Többen, J., and Seto, K.C. (2018) Carbon footprints of 13,000 cities. Environmental Research Letters DOI: 10.1088/1748-9326/aac72a

Koster, North West CO2 Emissions

2013 CO2 emissions (tonnes/year)152,474 t
2013 CO2 emissions (tonnes/year) per capita7.58 t
2013 CO2 emissions intensity (tonnes/km²/year)7,219 t/km²

Natural Hazards Risk

Relative risk out of 10
DroughtMedium (4)
* Risk, particularly concerning flood or landslide, may not be for the entire area.
1. Dilley, M., R.S. Chen, U. Deichmann, A.L. Lerner-Lam, M. Arnold, J. Agwe, P. Buys, O. Kjekstad, B. Lyon, and G. Yetman. 2005. Natural Disaster Hotspots: A Global Risk Analysis. Washington, D.C.: World Bank.
2. Center for Hazards and Risk Research - CHRR - Columbia University, Center for International Earth Science Information Network - CIESIN - Columbia University, and International Research Institute for Climate and Society - IRI - Columbia University. 2005. Global Drought Hazard Frequency and Distribution. Palisades, NY: NASA Socioeconomic Data and Applications Center (SEDAC).

Recent Nearby Earthquakes

Magnitude 3.0 and greater
4/29/962:07 PM4.249.5 km5,000 mSouth
1/2/957:16 AM4.363.5 km5,000 mSouth
2/27/9410:49 PM3.261.2 km5,000 mSouth
10/23/935:24 AM3.334.6 km5,000 mSouth
10/16/931:09 AM3.649.6 km5,000 mSouth
9/24/939:14 AM3.458.7 km5,000 mSouth
8/28/9310:14 PM3.935.9 km5,000 mSouth
6/5/937:35 PM3.250.4 km5,000 mSouth
4/14/931:05 AM460.5 km5,000 mSouth
3/3/938:07 PM3.149.4 km5,000 mSouth

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Koster, North West

Koster is a small farming town situated on the watershed between the Orange and Limpopo Rivers in North West Province of South Africa. town was proclaimed in 1913 and named after Bastiaan Koster, the original farm owner. Koster means "bellringer". ..  ︎  Koster, North West Wikipedia Page

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