Dominican Republic People - 2021


SOURCE: 2021 CIA WORLD FACTBOOK

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Population

10,597,348 (July 2021 est.)

country comparison to the world: 87

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

Languages

Spanish (official)

printed major-language sample:
La Libreta Informativa del Mundo, la fuente indispensable de información básica. (Spanish)

The World Factbook, the indispensable source for basic information.

Religions

Roman Catholic 44.3%, Evangelical 13%, Protestant 7.9%, Adventist 1.4%, other 1.8%, atheist 0.2%, none 29.4%, unspecified 2% (2018 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.)

country comparison to the world: 144

Population growth rate

0.92% (2021 est.)

country comparison to the world: 109

Birth rate

18.24 births/1,000 population (2021 est.)

country comparison to the world: 81

Death rate

6.29 deaths/1,000 population (2021 est.)

country comparison to the world: 144

Net migration rate

-2.71 migrant(s)/1,000 population (2021 est.)

country comparison to the world: 174

Population distribution

coastal development is significant, especially in the southern coastal plains and the Cibao Valley, where population density is highest; smaller population clusters exist in the interior mountains (Cordillera Central)

Urbanization

urban population: 83.2% of total population (2021)

rate of urbanization: 1.64% annual rate of change (2020-25 est.)

Major urban areas - population

3.389 million SANTO DOMINGO (capital) (2021)

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: 1.02 male(s)/female (2020 est.)

Mother's mean age at first birth

20.9 years (2013 est.)

note: median age at first birth among women 25-49

Maternal mortality rate

95 deaths/100,000 live births (2017 est.)

country comparison to the world: 71

Infant mortality rate

total: 21.68 deaths/1,000 live births

male: 24.08 deaths/1,000 live births

female: 19.19 deaths/1,000 live births (2021 est.)

country comparison to the world: 79

Life expectancy at birth

total population: 72.28 years

male: 70.57 years

female: 74.06 years (2021 est.)

country comparison to the world: 154

Total fertility rate

2.23 children born/woman (2021 est.)

country comparison to the world: 86

Contraceptive prevalence rate

69.5% (2014)

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.)

Current Health Expenditure

5.7% (2018)

Physicians density

1.53 physicians/1,000 population (2011)

Hospital bed density

1.6 beds/1,000 population (2017)

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.)

HIV/AIDS - adult prevalence rate

0.9% (2020 est.)

country comparison to the world: 47

HIV/AIDS - people living with HIV/AIDS

72,000 (2020 est.)

country comparison to the world: 55

HIV/AIDS - deaths

1,900 (2020 est.)

country comparison to the world: 46

Major infectious diseases

degree of risk: high (2020)

food or waterborne diseases: bacterial diarrhea, hepatitis A, and typhoid fever

vectorborne diseases: dengue fever

Obesity - adult prevalence rate

27.6% (2016)

country comparison to the world: 37

Children under the age of 5 years underweight

4% (2013)

country comparison to the world: 85

Education expenditures

N/A

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)

Unemployment, youth ages 15-24

total: 16%

male: 11.8%

female: 22.8% (2019 est.)

country comparison to the world: 91

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