Dominica Population 2017

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Dominica remained isolated for nearly 100 years after it was discovered by Columbus, but more Caribs began to move to the area after they were driven from surrounding islands. France maintained a colony on the island for some time and imported African slaves to the area before it was ceded to Great Britain.

Dominica's population eventually began to grow, although it has remained fairly stagnant for the last four decades. Today, the estimated population is just 72,700, up from 71,500 in 1970. Much of the population is concentrated in the largest city and capital of Roseau, which has 16,500 residents. No other city has more than 5,000 residents.

Dominica Demographics

Most Dominicans are of African descend, with a large mixed population and Indo-Caribbean and East Indian populations. There is still a small group of people of European descent who are descendants of the Irish, British and French colonists, and some Lebanese, Syrians, and Asians.

In 2011 the ethnic breakdown of the country was: black (86.8%), mixed (8.9%), Kalinago (2.9%), European (0.8%), and other (0.7%).

Dominica remains the only Eastern Caribbean country that still has a population of native pre-Columbian Caribs. There are only 3,000 Caribs remaining in the world, and they live in villages on the eastern cost of the island.

Interestingly, Dominica has three times the average number of centenarians of developed countries. This is currently being studied.

Dominica Population Growth

Dominica has a very slow population growth due to high emigration to other countries. Most Dominicans emigrate to the United States, followed by the United Kingdom, Canada and France.

Dominica Population in 2017 Source: Ted Rufus Ross

Population Data via United Nations WPP (2015 Revision, Medium Variant)

Dominica Population Growth

Dominica has a very slow population growth due to high emigration to other countries. Most Dominicans emigrate to the United States, followed by the United Kingdom, Canada and France.

Dominica Population Density

About Dominica

Official Name Commonwealth of Dominica
Languages Spoken English
Borders
Is Landlocked No
Latitude/Longitude 15.41666666,-61.33333333
Currencies Used XCD

Dominica Population History

Year Population % Male % Female Density (km²) Density Rank Growth Rate World Rank
2017 73,353 0% 0% 97 109 0.45% 202
2015 72,680 0% 0% 96 108 0.46% 202
2010 71,167 0% 0% 94 107 0.33% 203
2005 70,542 0% 0% 94 104 0.21% 203
2000 69,679 0% 0% 92 103 -0.03% 202
1995 71,367 0% 0% 95 100 -0.31% 201
1990 70,928 0% 0% 94 95 -0.11% 198
1985 73,640 0% 0% 98 84 -0.84% 196
1980 75,313 0% 0% 100 79 0.08% 194
1975 72,091 0% 0% 96 75 0.77% 194
1970 71,076 0% 0% 94 70 0.69% 193
1965 65,038 0% 0% 86 74 1.93% 191
1960 60,016 0% 0% 80 74 1.68% 191
1955 54,556 0% 0% 72 75 1.79% 191
1950 51,101 0% 0% 68 72 1.18% 189

Dominica Population Projections

Year Population % Male % Female Density (km²) Density Rank Growth Rate World Rank
2020 74,323 0% 0% 99 109 0.41% 202
2025 75,640 0% 0% 100 116 0.25% 202
2030 76,280 0% 0% 101 117 0.06% 202
2035 76,264 0% 0% 101 119 -0.08% 202
2040 75,846 0% 0% 101 119 -0.15% 203
2045 75,190 0% 0% 100 120 -0.22% 203
2050 74,210 0% 0% 98 124 -0.33% 203
2055 72,842 0% 0% 97 128 -0.44% 203
2060 71,084 0% 0% 94 133 -0.54% 203
2065 69,069 0% 0% 92 133 -0.62% 204
2070 66,876 0% 0% 89 136 -0.68% 205
2075 64,574 0% 0% 86 141 -0.75% 205
2080 62,066 0% 0% 82 144 -0.85% 206
2085 59,408 0% 0% 79 147 -0.89% 207
2090 56,851 0% 0% 75 149 -0.87% 207
2095 54,492 0% 0% 72 151 -0.81% 207
Data Sources
  1. World Population Prospects - Global demographic estimates and projections by the United Nations