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Dominican Republic


    • Population:
      7,511,263 (July 1995 est.)

    • Age structure:

        0-14 years:
        35% (female 1,288,210; male 1,336,162)

        15-64 years:
        61% (female 2,246,791; male 2,312,555)

        65 years and over:
        4% (female 178,388; male 149,157) (July 1995 est.)

    • Population growth rate:
      1.17% (1995 est.)

    • Birth rate:
      23.92 births/1,000 population (1995 est.)

    • Death rate:
      6.15 deaths/1,000 population (1995 est.)

    • Net migration rate:
      -6.04 migrant(s)/1,000 population (1995 est.)

    • Infant mortality rate:
      49.5 deaths/1,000 live births (1995 est.)

    • Life expectancy at birth:

        total population:
        68.73 years

        male:
        66.57 years

        female:
        70.99 years (1995 est.)

    • Total fertility rate:
      2.72 children born/woman (1995 est.)

    • Nationality:

        noun:
        Dominican(s)

        adjective:
        Dominican

    • Ethnic divisions:
      white 16%, black 11%, mixed 73%

    • Religions:
      Roman Catholic 95%

    • Languages:
      Spanish

    • Literacy:
      age 15 and over can read and write (1990 est.)

        total population:
        83%

        male:
        85%

        female:
        82%

    • Labor force:
      2.3 million to 2.6 million

        by occupation:
        agriculture 49%, services 33%, industry 18% (1986)






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