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Dominican Republic Demographics Profile

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Population
10,499,707 (July 2020 est.)
Age structure
0-14 years: 26.85% (male 1,433,166/female 1,385,987)
15-24 years: 18.15% (male 968,391/female 937,227)
25-54 years: 40.54% (male 2,168,122/female 2,088,926)
55-64 years: 8.17% (male 429,042/female 428,508)
65 years and over: 6.29% (male 310,262/female 350,076) (2020 est.)
Dependency ratios
total dependency ratio: 53.8
youth dependency ratio: 42.2
elderly dependency ratio: 11.6
potential support ratio: 8.6 (2020 est.)
Median age
total: 27.9 years
male: 27.8 years
female: 28.1 years (2020 est.)
Population growth rate
0.95% (2020 est.)
Birth rate
18.5 births/1,000 population (2020 est.)
Death rate
6.3 deaths/1,000 population (2020 est.)
Net migration rate
-2.7 migrant(s)/1,000 population (2020 est.)
Urbanization
urban population: 82.5% of total population (2020)
rate of urbanization: 2.06% annual rate of change (2015-20 est.)
Major cities - population
3.318 million SANTO DOMINGO (capital) (2020)
Sex ratio
at birth: 1.04 male(s)/female
0-14 years: 1.03 male(s)/female
15-24 years: 1.03 male(s)/female
25-54 years: 1.04 male(s)/female
55-64 years: 1 male(s)/female
65 years and over: 0.89 male(s)/female
total population: 102.3 male(s)/female (2020 est.)
Mother's mean age at first birth
21.3 years (2013 est.)

note: median age at first birth among women 25-29

Infant mortality rate
total: 20.9 deaths/1,000 live births
male: 23.1 deaths/1,000 live births
female: 18.7 deaths/1,000 live births (2020 est.)
Life expectancy at birth
total population: 72 years
male: 70.3 years
female: 73.8 years (2020 est.)
Total fertility rate
2.24 children born/woman (2020 est.)
Contraceptive prevalence rate
69.5% (2014)
HIV/AIDS - adult prevalence rate
0.9% (2019 est.)
HIV/AIDS - people living with HIV/AIDS
72,000 (2019 est.)
HIV/AIDS - deaths
1,900 (2019 est.)
Drinking water source
improved: urban: 98.3% of population
rural: 92% of population
total: 96.7% of population
unimproved: urban: 1.7% of population
rural: 8% of population
total: 3.3% of population (2017 est.)
Sanitation facility access
improved: urban: 96.3% of population
rural: 89.5% of population
total: 95% of population
unimproved: urban: 13.8% of population
rural: 3.7% of population
total: 5% of population (2017 est.)
Major infectious diseases
degree of risk: high (2020)
food or waterborne diseases: bacterial diarrhea, hepatitis A, and typhoid fever
vectorborne diseases: dengue fever
Nationality
noun: Dominican(s)
adjective: Dominican
Ethnic groups
mixed 70.4% (mestizo/indio 58%, mulatto 12.4%), black 15.8%, white 13.5%, other 0.3% (2014 est.)

note: respondents self-identified their race; the term "indio" in the Dominican Republic is not associated with people of indigenous ancestry but people of mixed ancestry or skin color between light and dark

Religions
Roman Catholic 47.8%, Protestant 21.3%, other 2.2%, none 28%, don't know/no response .7% (2017 est.)
Languages
Spanish (official)
Literacy
definition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 93.8%
male: 93.8%
female: 93.8% (2016)
School life expectancy (primary to tertiary education)
total: 14 years
male: 14 years
female: 15 years (2017)
Education expenditures
NA
Maternal mortality rate
95 deaths/100,000 live births (2017 est.)
Children under the age of 5 years underweight
4% (2013)
Health expenditures
6.1% (2017)
Physicians density
1.56 physicians/1,000 population (2017)
Hospital bed density
1.6 beds/1,000 population (2017)
Obesity - adult prevalence rate
27.6% (2016)

Source: CIA World Factbook
This page was last updated on Friday, November 27, 2020

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