Demographics of the Dominican Republic

This article is about the demographic features of the population of the Dominican Republic, including population density, ethnicity, education level, health of the populace, economic status, religious affiliations and other aspects of the population.

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CIA World Factbook statistics

The following data are from the CIA World Factbook (update of January 15, 2010),[1] unless otherwise indicated.

Population

9,650,054 (July 2009 est.)

Life expectancy

Female: 75.6 years
Male: 71.88 years
Average: 73.7 years

Age structure

0-14 years: 31.4% (male 1,543,141/female 1,488,016)
15-64 years: 62.7% (male 3,087,351/female 2,960,319)
65 years and older: 5.9% (Male 247,738; Female 285,407) (2009 est.)

Population growth rate

1.489% (2009 est.)

Birth rate

22.39 births/1,000 population (2009 est.)

Death rate

5.28 deaths/1,000 population (July 2009 est.)

Net migration rate

-2.22 migrant(s)/1,000 population (2009 est.)

Urbanization

Urban population: 69% of total population (2008)
rate of urbanization: 2.6% annual rate of change (2005-10 est.)

Sex ratio

at birth: 1.04 male(s)/female
under 15 years: 1.04 male(s)/female
15-64 years: 1.04 male(s)/female
65 years and older: 0.86 male(s)/female
total population: 1.03 male(s)/female (2009 est.)

Infant mortality rate

total: 25.96 deaths/1,000 live births
male: 28 deaths/1,000 live births
female: 23.84 deaths/1,000 live births (2009 est.)

Life expectancy at birth

total population: 73.7 years
male: 71.88 years
female: 75.6 years (2009 est.)

Total fertility rate

2.76 children born/woman (2009 est.) 2.44 children born/woman (2011 est.)

Nationality

noun: Dominican(s)
adjective: Dominican

Ethnic groups

mixed 73%, white 16%, black 11%

Religions

Roman Catholic 95%, other 5%

Languages

Spanish

Literacy

definition: age 15 and older can read and write
total population: 87%
male: 86.8%
female: 87.2% (2002 census)

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