Dominican Republic Population 2017

10,766,722

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 10.77 million in 2017, which ranks 86th in the world.

The Dominican Republic has an estimated population of 10.77 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 2018Source: Jose Juan C

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

Dominican Republic Population Growth

About Dominican Republic

Official NameDominican Republic
Languages SpokenSpanish
BordersHTI
Is LandlockedNo
Latitude/Longitude19-70.66666666
Currencies UsedDOP

Dominican Republic Population Density

Name Population
Santo Domingo2,201,941
Santiago de los Caballeros1,200,000
Santo Domingo Oeste701,269
San Pedro de Macoris217,899
La Romana208,437
Bella Vista175,683
San Cristobal154,040
Puerto Plata146,000
San Francisco de Macoris124,763
Salvaleon de Higuey123,787
Concepcion de La Vega102,426
Punta Cana100,023
Santa Cruz de Barahona77,160
Bonao73,269
San Juan de la Maguana72,950
Bajos de Haina66,784
Bani66,709
Moca61,834
Azua59,139
Villa Francisca50,185
Mao48,297
Boca Chica46,300
Salcedo45,299
Esperanza42,169
Cotui41,641
Villa Altagracia40,027
Hato Mayor del Rey35,999
Nagua33,862
Villa Bisono33,137
Jarabacoa29,983
Constanza29,481
Villa Consuelo28,621
Santa Cruz de El Seibo23,547
Tamboril23,304
Las Matas de Farfan21,802
San Jose de Ocoa21,148
Bayaguana21,055
Rio Grande20,154
Ciudad Nueva18,756
Neiba18,670
Quisqueya17,694
San Fernando de Monte Cristi17,001
Sabana Grande de Boya16,834
Dajabon16,398
Sabaneta16,380
Monte Plata15,532
Cristo Rey14,325
Sabana de La Mar13,977
San Carlos13,456
Duverge13,405
Cambita Garabitos13,382
La Julia12,575
Cabral12,303
Comendador12,070
Salsipuedes11,675
Villa Vasquez11,642
Yamasa11,595
San Gregorio de Nigua11,542
Samana11,432
Sanchez11,365
Pedernales11,072
Vicente Noble11,060
Sabana Yegua10,624
La Agustina10,457
Las Matas de Santa Cruz10,218
Villa Gonzalez10,177
Fantino10,024
San Jose de Las Matas9,853
Las Guaranas9,586
Pimentel9,550
Miches9,273
Villa Jaragua9,248
Rio San Juan8,983
Ensanche Luperon8,576
Piedra Blanca8,531
Padre Las Casas8,485
Imbert8,024
Las Terrenas7,713
Laguna Salada7,601
Tenares7,390
Peralta7,236
El Factor7,014
Paya6,916
Loma de Cabrera6,679
Moncion6,625
Jimani6,567
Nizao6,530
Gaspar Hernandez6,506
Paraiso6,490
Licey al Medio6,435
Tamayo6,429
Castillo6,328
Jima Abajo6,299
Guaymate6,224
Otra Banda6,071
Galvan6,027
Rincon5,909
Veragua Arriba5,858
Villa Riva5,700
Yayas de Viajama5,669
El Valle5,666
San Victor Arriba5,624
Yaguate5,610
Estebania5,591
Juan de Herrera5,543
Los Llanos5,529
La Descubierta5,521
Esperalvillo5,445
Enriquillo5,423
Cercado Abajo5,316
San Rafael del Yuma5,285
Vallejuelo5,217
Sabana Iglesia5,135
Santo Domingo Este

Dominican Republic Population Clock

What is the population of Dominican Republic (as of 11/15/2017)?10,766,722
Last UN Estimate (July 1, 2017)10,766,998
Births Per Day117
Deaths Per Day36
Net Migrations Per Day -83
Net Change Per Day -2
Population Change Since January 1st-638

Dominican Republic Population Indicators

IndicatorValue
Crude Birth Rate 19.819 births/thousand
Crude Death Rate 6.14 deaths/thousand
Crude Net Migration Rate -2.798 people/thousand
Life Expectancy (Both Sexes) 74.001 years
Male Life Expectancy 70.982 years
Female Life Expectancy 77.208 years
Total Fertility Rate 2.391 children/woman
Net Reproduction Rate 1.12 surviving daughters/woman
Sex Ratio At Birth 1.05 males per female
Infant Mortality Rate 22.675 deaths/1,000 live births
Under Five Mortality 25.454 deaths/thousand
Mean Age at Childbearing 25.833 years
Rate of Natural Increase 13.488
Death Before 40 Probability (Total) 7.792%
Death Before 40 Probability (Male) 10.008%
Death Before 40 Probability (Female) 5.52%
Death Before 60 Probability (Total) 18.365%
Death Before 60 Probability (Male) 22.69%
Death Before 60 Probability (Female) 13.898%
Median Age (Total) 27.8 years
Median Age (Female) 28 years
Median Age (Male) 27.6 years

Dominican Republic Population History

Year Population % Male % Female Density (km²) Growth Rate
201710,766,99849.79%50.21%2211.13%
201510,528,39449.83%50.17%2161.24%
20109,897,98549.92%50.08%2031.39%
20059,237,56650.01%49.99%1901.53%
20008,562,62250.12%49.88%1761.64%
19957,892,42350.22%49.78%1621.90%
19907,183,64750.31%49.69%1482.06%
19856,488,85650.37%49.63%1332.24%
19805,809,26950.41%49.59%1192.44%
19755,149,93550.45%49.55%1062.72%
19704,503,11450.51%49.49%933.03%
19653,878,94850.56%49.44%803.32%
19603,294,04250.63%49.37%683.45%
19552,780,65250.68%49.32%573.29%
19502,364,65450.63%49.37%490.00%

Dominican Republic Population Projections

Year Population % Male % Female Density (km²) Growth Rate
202011,108,35849.74%50.26%2280.00%
202511,631,99449.66%50.34%2390.93%
203012,098,32049.59%50.41%2490.79%
203512,496,89749.52%50.48%2570.65%
204012,830,73149.46%50.54%2640.53%
204513,086,76249.41%50.59%2690.40%
205013,264,74149.39%50.61%2730.27%
205513,374,78049.38%50.62%2750.17%
206013,422,52449.40%50.60%2760.07%
206513,414,45549.43%50.57%276-0.01%
207013,354,00449.49%50.51%274-0.09%
207513,243,91449.56%50.44%272-0.17%
208013,088,04949.63%50.37%269-0.24%
208512,890,30749.69%50.31%265-0.30%
209012,657,22049.75%50.25%260-0.36%
209512,395,96249.80%50.20%255-0.42%
Data Sources
  1. World Population Prospects (2017 Revision) - United Nations population estimates and projections.
  2. GeoNames Gazetteer