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Dominican Republic: People & Society#

Population10,349,741 (July 2014 est.)
Population growth rate1.25% (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% (male 376,175/female 371,152)
65 years and over: 6.9% (male 336,712/female 392,668) (2014 est.)
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.)
Birth rate18.97 births/1,000 population (2014 est.)
Death rate4.5 deaths/1,000 population (2014 est.)
Ethnic groupsmixed 73%, white 16%, black 11%
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.)
LanguagesSpanish (official)
Life expectancy at birthtotal population: 77.8 years
male: 75.6 years
female: 80.08 years (2014 est.)
Literacydefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 90.1%
male: 90%
female: 90.2% (2011 est.)
Nationalitynoun: Dominican(s)
adjective: Dominican
Net migration rate-1.93 migrant(s)/1,000 population (2014 est.)
ReligionsRoman Catholic 95%, other 5%
Total fertility rate2.36 children born/woman (2014 est.)
HIV/AIDS - adult prevalence rate0.7% (2012)
HIV/AIDS - people living with HIV/AIDS45,000 (2012)
HIV/AIDS - deaths1,900 (2012)
Median agetotal: 27.1 years
male: 26.9 years
female: 27.3 years (2014 est.)
Major infectious diseasesdegree of risk: high
food or waterborne diseases: bacterial diarrhea, hepatitis A, and typhoid fever
vectorborne disease: dengue fever (2013)
Education expenditures2.2% of GDP (2012)
Urbanizationurban population: 69% of total population (2010)
rate of urbanization: 2.1% annual rate of change (2010-15 est.)
Drinking water sourceimproved: urban: 82% of population
rural: 80.6% of population
total: 81.6% of population
unimproved: urban: 18% of population
rural: 19.4% of population
total: 18.4% of population (2011 est.)
Sanitation facility accessimproved: urban: 85.7% of population
rural: 74.5% of population
total: 82.3% of population
unimproved: urban: 14.3% of population
rural: 25.5% of population
total: 17.7% of population (2011 est.)
Major urban areas - populationSANTO DOMINGO (capital) 2.191 million (2011)
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)
Unemployment, youth ages 15-24total: 29.4%
male: 22.6%
female: 40.8% (2011)
Child labor - children ages 5-14total number: 180,423
percentage: 10 % (2000 est.)
Mother's mean age at first birth20.3 (2007 est.)
Contraceptive prevalence rate72.9% (2007)
Dependency ratiostotal dependency ratio: 57.5 %
youth dependency ratio: 47.6 %
elderly dependency ratio: 9.9 %
potential support ratio: 10.1 (2013)