Dominican Republic Population 2017

[[getCurrentPopulation()]]

The Dominican Republic represents a country rich with beautiful lands and a dense cultural heritage. It is the perfect tourist destination, with a surreal Caribbean ambience. It is located on the eastern side of the Antilles, on the island of Hispaniola. The Dominican Republic has an estimated population of 10.65 million in 2015, which ranks 86th in the world.

The Dominican Republic has an estimated population of 10.65 million, up from 9.44 million at the 2010 census. The country has an overall population density of 197 people per square kilometer (502/square mile), which ranks 65th in the world.

The capital and largest city of the Dominican Republic is Santo Domingo, which is also the largest Caribbean city. Santo Domingo has a population of 970,000, with a metropolitan population of nearly 3 million. Other major cities include Santiago de los Caballeros (750,000), La Romana (215,000) and San Pedro de Macoris (190,000).

Dominican Republic Demographics

The history of the country dates back to when Christopher Columbus first landed at its port in 1492, in pursuit of discovering India and realizing the existence of the ëNew Worldí instead. Back then, the land was inhabited by the Arawak-speaking population, known as the Tainos. Following the island's discovery, the Spanish and subsequently the French ruled what is now called the Dominican Republic. The Tainos no longer exist today. They are believed to have been exterminated by the genocide incurred on the indigenous population of the Americas, following Columbusí landing.

Today, nearly 73% of the country's population is racially mixed, while 16% is White and 11% Black. The most common ethnic immigrant groups are West Indians. Many immigrants move to the Dominican Republic in search of better opportunities. There are tens of thousands of Jamaicans in the country and more than 700,000 people of Haitian descent. There are about 10,000 Puerto Rican immigrants around greater Santo Domingo.

Genealogical testing in 2012 found the average Dominican is 58% European, 35% Sub-Saharan African and 7% Asian-Native American.

Dominican Republic Population Projections

The Dominican Republic is expected to begin growing faster in the next two decades. By 2030, the population will reach 12.1 million, up more than 18% from 2012, and largely driven by a growing population aged 60 and older. Santo Domingo will hit a population of 4 million by 2030.

Dominican Republic Population in 2017 Source: Jose Juan C

Dominican Republic Population Density

About Dominican Republic

Official Name Dominican Republic
Languages Spoken Spanish
Borders HTI
Is Landlocked No
Latitude/Longitude 19,-70.66666666
Currencies Used DOP

Dominican Republic Population Clock

What is the population of Dominican Republic (as of [[date]])? [[getCurrentPopulation()]]
Last UN Estimate (July 1, 2017) [[getLastEstimate()]]
Births Per Day 118
Deaths Per Day 36
Net Migrations Per Day -83
Net Change Per Day -1
Population Change Since January 1st [[getPopChangeThisYear()]]
  • Net [[getIncreaseOrDecrease()]] of 1 person every [[getDurationPerPerson()]]

  • Population estimated based on interpolation of World Population Prospects data.

Dominican Republic Population Indicators

Indicator Value World Ranking
Crude Birth Rate 20.161 births/thousand 84th
Crude Death Rate 6.112 deaths/thousand 146th
Crude Net Migration Rate -2.798 people/thousand 165th
Life Expectancy (Both Sexes) 73.827 years 102nd
Life Expectancy (Male) 70.804 years 107th
Life Expectancy (Female) 77.047 years 101st
Total Fertility Rate 2.421 children/woman 84th
Net Reproduction Rate 1.12 surviving daughters/woman 84th
Sex Ratio At Birth 1.05 males per female 87th
Infant Mortality Rate 23.173 deaths/1,000 live births 74th
Under Five Mortality 26.012 deaths/thousand 80th
Mean Age at Childbearing 25.833 years 198th
Rate of Natural Increase 13.488 85th
Death Before 40 Probability (Total) 7.792% 130th
Death Before 40 Probability (Male) 10.008% 136th
Death Before 40 Probability (Female) 5.52% 128th
Death Before 60 Probability (Total) 18.365% 130th
Death Before 60 Probability (Male) 22.69% 136th
Death Before 60 Probability (Female) 13.898% 128th
Crude Suicide Rate 3.6 suicides/thousand 129th
Median Age (Total) 27.8 years 127th
Median Age (Female) 28 years 130th
Median Age (Male) 27.6 years 125th

Dominican Republic Population History

Year Population % Male % Female Density (km²) Density Rank Growth Rate World Rank
2017 10,766,563 49.795% 50.205% 222 58 1.07% 86
2015 10,528,391 49.828% 50.172% 217 58 1.14% 87
2010 9,897,983 49.917% 50.083% 204 56 1.3% 86
2005 9,237,565 50.011% 49.989% 191 59 1.44% 84
2000 8,562,623 50.116% 49.884% 177 58 1.56% 84
1995 7,892,420 50.221% 49.779% 163 59 1.72% 85
1990 7,183,646 50.314% 49.686% 148 60 1.96% 87
1985 6,488,857 50.37% 49.63% 134 62 2.1% 85
1980 5,809,271 50.405% 49.595% 120 65 2.29% 87
1975 5,149,934 50.447% 49.553% 106 69 2.51% 85
1970 4,503,114 50.509% 49.491% 93 73 2.8% 90
1965 3,878,952 50.561% 49.439% 80 77 3.11% 92
1960 3,294,039 50.632% 49.368% 68 82 3.35% 94
1955 2,780,660 50.679% 49.321% 57 88 3.39% 97
1950 2,364,650 50.634% 49.366% 48 93 3.07% 100

Dominican Republic Population Projections

Year Population % Male % Female Density (km²) Density Rank Growth Rate World Rank
2020 11,106,596 49.748% 50.252% 229 58 0.97% 85
2025 11,626,263 49.673% 50.327% 240 62 0.83% 84
2030 12,087,265 49.604% 50.396% 250 62 0.71% 83
2035 12,491,160 49.545% 50.455% 258 62 0.57% 83
2040 12,819,476 49.499% 50.501% 265 59 0.44% 84
2045 13,069,421 49.467% 50.533% 270 59 0.31% 85
2050 13,238,194 49.454% 50.546% 273 61 0.19% 86
2055 13,338,861 49.465% 50.535% 276 59 0.09% 86
2060 13,377,242 49.503% 50.497% 276 59 0% 87
2065 13,358,216 49.562% 50.438% 276 58 -0.07% 88
2070 13,288,221 49.644% 50.356% 275 59 -0.15% 90
2075 13,168,274 49.741% 50.259% 272 61 -0.22% 94
2080 13,004,864 49.852% 50.148% 269 63 -0.29% 94
2085 12,802,120 49.966% 50.034% 264 65 -0.35% 95
2090 12,567,136 50.081% 49.919% 260 67 -0.4% 95
2095 12,308,267 50.194% 49.806% 254 67 -0.44% 97
Data Sources
  1. World Population Prospects - Global demographic estimates and projections by the United Nations