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Dominica: People & Society#

Population73,757 (July 2016 est.)
Nationalitynoun: Dominican(s)
adjective: Dominican
Ethnic groupsblack 86.6%, mixed 9.1%, indigenous 2.9%, other 1.3%, unspecified 0.2% (2001 est.)
LanguagesEnglish (official), French patois
ReligionsRoman Catholic 61.4%, Protestant 28.6% (includes Evangelical 6.7%, Seventh Day Adventist 6.1%, Pentecostal 5.6%, Baptist 4.1%, Methodist 3.7%, Church of God 1.2%, other 1.2%), Rastafarian 1.3%, Jehovah's Witness 1.2%, other 0.3%, none 6.1%, unspecified 1.1% (2001 est.)
Age structure0-14 years: 21.84% (male 8,239/female 7,871)
15-24 years: 15.7% (male 5,960/female 5,618)
25-54 years: 41.97% (male 15,693/female 15,264)
55-64 years: 9.6% (male 3,787/female 3,294)
65 years and over: 10.89% (male 3,561/female 4,470) (2016 est.)
Median agetotal: 33 years
male: 32.5 years
female: 33.5 years (2016 est.)
Population growth rate0.2% (2016 est.)
Birth rate15.2 births/1,000 population (2016 est.)
Death rate7.9 deaths/1,000 population (2016 est.)
Net migration rate-5.4 migrant(s)/1,000 population (2016 est.)
Population distributionpopulation is mosly clustered along the coast, with roughly a third living in the parish of St. George, in or around the capital of Roseau; the volcanic interior is sparsely populated
Urbanizationurban population: 69.5% of total population (2015)
rate of urbanization: 0.84% annual rate of change (2010-15 est.)
Major urban areas - populationROSEAU (capital) 15,000 (2014)
Sex ratioat birth: 1.05 male(s)/female
0-14 years: 1.05 male(s)/female
15-24 years: 1.06 male(s)/female
25-54 years: 1.03 male(s)/female
55-64 years: 1.15 male(s)/female
65 years and over: 0.79 male(s)/female
total population: 1.02 male(s)/female (2016 est.)
Infant mortality ratetotal: 10.9 deaths/1,000 live births
male: 14.5 deaths/1,000 live births
female: 7.2 deaths/1,000 live births (2016 est.)
Life expectancy at birthtotal population: 77 years
male: 74 years
female: 80.1 years (2016 est.)
Total fertility rate2.04 children born/woman (2016 est.)
Health expenditures5.5% of GDP (2014)
Hospital bed density3.8 beds/1,000 population (2012)
Drinking water sourceimproved:
urban: 95.7% of population
unimproved:
urban: 4.3% of population (2015 est.)
Sanitation facility accessimproved:
urban: 79.6% of population
rural: 84.3% of population
total: 81.1% of population
unimproved:
urban: 20.4% of population
rural: 15.7% of population
total: 18.9% of population (2007 est.)
HIV/AIDS - adult prevalence rateNA
HIV/AIDS - people living with HIV/AIDSNA
HIV/AIDS - deathsNA
Major infectious diseases
note: active local transmission of Zika virus by Aedes species mosquitoes has been identified in this country (as of August 2016); it poses an important risk (a large number of cases possible) among US citizens if bitten by an infective mosquito; other less common ways to get Zika are through sex, via blood transfusion, or during pregnancy, in which the pregnant woman passes Zika virus to her fetus (2016)
Obesity - adult prevalence rate25.9% (2014)