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    Dominicana On Line - El Portal de la República Dominicana

    Demographic Data

    The Dominican population is approximately 8.5 million (2002), the majority of which are mulattos and reside in the rural areas of the country. It is a young population (more than 60% are between 15 and 65 years old), whose official language is Spanish and whose predominant religion is Catholicism.

    General Demographic Information

    Population: 8,562,541 population (estimated July 2002)
    Population growth rate: 1.61% (estimated 2002)
    Birth rate: 24.4 births/1,000 population
    Infant mortality rate: male/female (per 1000): 38/42
    Adult mortality rate: male/female (per 1000): 250/147
    Fertility rate: 2.94 children/women (estimated 2002)
    Life Expectancy: 73.68 years
    Men: 71.57 years
    Women: 75.91 years
    Rural population: 65%
    Urban population: 35%
    Population density: 178.98 people/km2

    Census/ year

    Population

    No. of Provinces

    1920

    894,665

    12

    1935

    1,479,417

    13

    1950

    2,135,872

    20

    1960

    3,047,070

    26

    1970

    4,009,458

    27

    1981

    5,647,977

    27

    1993

    7,293,390

    30

    2002

    8,562,541

    32

    Fuente: Oficina Nacional de Estadística

    Population by province and corresponding areas (PDF document 125 KB) >>
    Population by 15 year age increments and marital status (Word document 189 KB) >>

     











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