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Dominican Republic Demographics Profile 2013

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Population10,219,630 (July 2013 est.)
Age structure0-14 years: 28.5% (male 1,480,700/female 1,429,848)
15-24 years: 18.5% (male 966,822/female 928,758)
25-54 years: 39.1% (male 2,043,498/female 1,951,187)
55-64 years: 7% (male 360,897/female 356,169)
65 years and over: 6.9% (male 323,995/female 377,756) (2013 est.)
Dependency ratiostotal dependency ratio: 57.5 %
youth dependency ratio: 47.6 %
elderly dependency ratio: 9.9 %
potential support ratio: 10.1 (2013)
Median agetotal: 26.8 years
male: 26.6 years
female: 26.9 years (2013 est.)
Population growth rate1.28% (2013 est.)
Birth rate19.21 births/1,000 population (2013 est.)
Death rate4.46 deaths/1,000 population (2013 est.)
Net migration rate-1.96 migrant(s)/1,000 population (2013 est.)
Urbanizationurban population: 69% of total population (2010)
rate of urbanization: 2.1% annual rate of change (2010-15 est.)
Major cities - populationSANTO DOMINGO (capital) 2.191 million (2011)
Sex ratioat birth: 1.04 male(s)/female
0-14 years: 1.04 male(s)/female
15-24 years: 1.04 male(s)/female
25-54 years: 1.05 male(s)/female
55-64 years: 1.01 male(s)/female
65 years and over: 0.86 male(s)/female
total population: 1.03 male(s)/female (2013 est.)
Mother's mean age at first birth20.3 (2007 est.)
Infant mortality ratetotal: 20.44 deaths/1,000 live births
male: 22.39 deaths/1,000 live births
female: 18.41 deaths/1,000 live births (2013 est.)
Life expectancy at birthtotal population: 77.62 years
male: 75.44 years
female: 79.88 years (2013 est.)
Total fertility rate2.39 children born/woman (2013 est.)
Contraceptive prevalence rate72.9% (2007)
HIV/AIDS - adult prevalence rate0.9% (2009 est.)
HIV/AIDS - people living with HIV/AIDS57,000 (2009 est.)
HIV/AIDS - deaths2,300 (2009 est.)
Drinking water sourceimproved:
urban: 87% of population
rural: 84% of population
total: 86% of population
unimproved:
urban: 13% of population
rural: 16% of population
total: 14% of population (2010 est.)
Sanitation facility accessimproved:
urban: 87% of population
rural: 75% of population
total: 83% of population
unimproved:
urban: 13% of population
rural: 25% of population
total: 17% of population (2010 est.)
Major infectious diseasesdegree of risk: high
food or waterborne diseases: bacterial diarrhea, hepatitis A, and typhoid fever
vectorborne disease: dengue fever (2013)
Nationalitynoun: Dominican(s)
adjective: Dominican
Ethnic groupsmixed 73%, white 16%, black 11%
ReligionsRoman Catholic 95%, other 5%
LanguagesSpanish (official)
Literacydefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 90.1%
male: 90%
female: 90.2% (2011 est.)
School life expectancy (primary to tertiary education)total: 12 years
male: 12 years
female: 13 years (2004)
Child labor - children ages 5-14total number: 180,423
percentage: 10 % (2000 est.)
Education expenditures2.2% of GDP (2007)
Maternal mortality rate150 deaths/100,000 live births (2010)
Children under the age of 5 years underweight3.4% (2007)
Health expenditures5.4% of GDP (2011)
Physicians density1.88 physicians/1,000 population (2000)
Hospital bed density1.7 beds/1,000 population (2011)
Obesity - adult prevalence rate21.2% (2008)
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Source: CIA World Factbook
Unless otherwise noted, information in this page is accurate as of February 21, 2013