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Dominican Republic Demographics Profile 2014

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Population10,349,741 (July 2014 est.)
Age structure0-14 years: 28% (male 1,474,170/female 1,423,573)
15-24 years: 18.5% (male 974,688/female 937,103)
25-54 years: 39.3% (male 2,078,915/female 1,984,585)
55-64 years: 7.2% (male 376,175/female 371,152)
65 years and over: 7% (male 336,712/female 392,668) (2014 est.)
Dependency ratiostotal dependency ratio: 57.1 %
youth dependency ratio: 47 %
elderly dependency ratio: 10.1 %
potential support ratio: 9.9 (2014 est.)
Median agetotal: 27.1 years
male: 26.9 years
female: 27.3 years (2014 est.)
Population growth rate1.25% (2014 est.)
Birth rate18.97 births/1,000 population (2014 est.)
Death rate4.5 deaths/1,000 population (2014 est.)
Net migration rate-1.93 migrant(s)/1,000 population (2014 est.)
Urbanizationurban population: 69.7% of total population (2011)
rate of urbanization: 2.03% 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: 1.03 male(s)/female
65 years and over: 0.86 male(s)/female
total population: 1.03 male(s)/female (2014 est.)
Mother's mean age at first birth20.3
note: median age at first birth among women 25-29 (2007 est.)
Infant mortality ratetotal: 19.63 deaths/1,000 live births
male: 21.56 deaths/1,000 live births
female: 17.62 deaths/1,000 live births (2014 est.)
Life expectancy at birthtotal population: 77.8 years
male: 75.6 years
female: 80.08 years (2014 est.)
Total fertility rate2.36 children born/woman (2014 est.)
Contraceptive prevalence rate72.9% (2007)
HIV/AIDS - adult prevalence rate0.7% (2012 est.)
HIV/AIDS - people living with HIV/AIDS45,000 (2012 est.)
HIV/AIDS - deaths1,900 (2012 est.)
Drinking water sourceimproved:
urban: 82.5% of population
rural: 77.2% of population
total: 80.9% of population
unimproved:
urban: 17.5% of population
rural: 22.8% of population
total: 19.1% of population (2012 est.)
Sanitation facility accessimproved:
urban: 85.5% of population
rural: 73.8% of population
total: 82% of population
unimproved:
urban: 14.5% of population
rural: 26.2% of population
total: 18% of population (2012 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.)
Child labor - children ages 5-14total number: 180,423
percentage: 10 % (2000 est.)
Education expenditures2.2% of GDP (2012)
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 August 23, 2014