Dominican Republic Population 2017

10,766,415

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 2017Source: Jose Juan C

About Dominican Republic

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

Dominican Republic Population Density

Name Population
Sabana Iglesia5,135
Vallejuelo5,217
San Rafael del Yuma5,285
Cercado Abajo5,316
Enriquillo5,423
Esperalvillo5,445
La Descubierta5,521
Los Llanos5,529
Juan de Herrera5,543
Estebania5,591
Yaguate5,610
San Victor Arriba5,624
El Valle5,666
Yayas de Viajama5,669
Villa Riva5,700
Veragua Arriba5,858
Rincon5,909
Galvan6,027
Otra Banda6,071
Guaymate6,224
Jima Abajo6,299
Castillo6,328
Tamayo6,429
Licey al Medio6,435
Paraiso6,490
Gaspar Hernandez6,506
Nizao6,530
Jimani6,567
Moncion6,625
Loma de Cabrera6,679
Paya6,916
El Factor7,014
Peralta7,236
Tenares7,390
Laguna Salada7,601
Las Terrenas7,713
Imbert8,024
Padre Las Casas8,485
Piedra Blanca8,531
Ensanche Luperon8,576
Rio San Juan8,983
Villa Jaragua9,248
Miches9,273
Pimentel9,550
Las Guaranas9,586
San Jose de Las Matas9,853
Fantino10,024
Villa Gonzalez10,177
Las Matas de Santa Cruz10,218
La Agustina10,457
Sabana Yegua10,624
Vicente Noble11,060
Pedernales11,072
Sanchez11,365
Samana11,432
San Gregorio de Nigua11,542
Yamasa11,595
Villa Vasquez11,642
Salsipuedes11,675
Comendador12,070
Cabral12,303
La Julia12,575
Cambita Garabitos13,382
Duverge13,405
San Carlos13,456
Sabana de La Mar13,977
Cristo Rey14,325
Monte Plata15,532
Sabaneta16,380
Dajabon16,398
Sabana Grande de Boya16,834
San Fernando de Monte Cristi17,001
Quisqueya17,694
Neiba18,670
Ciudad Nueva18,756
Rio Grande20,154
Bayaguana21,055
San Jose de Ocoa21,148
Las Matas de Farfan21,802
Tamboril23,304
Santa Cruz de El Seibo23,547
Villa Consuelo28,621
Constanza29,481
Jarabacoa29,983
Villa Bisono33,137
Nagua33,862
Hato Mayor del Rey35,999
Villa Altagracia40,027
Cotui41,641
Esperanza42,169
Salcedo45,299
Boca Chica46,300
Mao48,297
Villa Francisca50,185
Azua59,139
Moca61,834
Bani66,709
Bajos de Haina66,784
San Juan de la Maguana72,950
Bonao73,269
Santa Cruz de Barahona77,160
Punta Cana100,023
Concepcion de La Vega102,426
Salvaleon de Higueey123,787
San Francisco de Macoris124,763
Puerto Plata146,000
San Cristobal154,040
Bella Vista175,683
La Romana208,437
San Pedro de Macoris217,899
Santo Domingo Este700,000
Santo Domingo Oeste701,269
Santiago de los Caballeros1,200,000
Santo Domingo2,201,941

Dominican Republic Population Clock

What is the population of Dominican Republic (as of September 13, 2017)?10,766,415
Last UN Estimate (July 1, 2017)10766563
Births Per Day117
Deaths Per Day36
Net Migrations Per Day -83
Net Change Per Day -2
Population Change Since January 1st-510

Dominican Republic Population Indicators

IndicatorValueWorld Ranking
Crude Birth Rate 19.819 births/thousand84
Crude Death Rate 6.14 deaths/thousand144
Crude Net Migration Rate -2.798 people/thousand165
Life Expectancy (Both Sexes) 74.001 years103
Male Life Expectancy 70.982 years107
Female Life Expectancy 77.208 years101
Total Fertility Rate 2.391 children/woman84
Net Reproduction Rate 1.12 surviving daughters/woman84
Sex Ratio At Birth 1.05 males per female87
Infant Mortality Rate 22.675 deaths/1,000 live births74
Under Five Mortality 25.454 deaths/thousand78
Mean Age at Childbearing 25.833 years198
Rate of Natural Increase 13.488 85
Death Before 40 Probability (Total) 7.792 %130
Death Before 40 Probability (Male) 10.008 %136
Death Before 40 Probability (Female) 5.52 %128
Death Before 60 Probability (Total) 18.365 %119
Death Before 60 Probability (Male) 22.69 %117
Death Before 60 Probability (Female) 13.898 %123
Crude Suicide Rate 3.6 suicides/thousand129
Median Age (Total) 27.8 years127
Median Age (Female) 28 years130
Median Age (Male) 27.6 years125

Dominican Republic Population History

Year Population % Male % Female Density (km²) Density Rank Growth Rate World Rank
201710,766,56349.795%50.205%222581.07%86
201510,528,39149.828%50.172%217581.14%87
20109,897,98349.917%50.083%204561.3%86
20059,237,56550.011%49.989%191591.44%84
20008,562,62350.116%49.884%177581.56%84
19957,892,42050.221%49.779%163591.72%85
19907,183,64650.314%49.686%148601.96%87
19856,488,85750.37%49.63%134622.1%85
19805,809,27150.405%49.595%120652.29%87
19755,149,93450.447%49.553%106692.51%85
19704,503,11450.509%49.491%93732.8%90
19653,878,95250.561%49.439%80773.11%92
19603,294,03950.632%49.368%68823.35%94
19552,780,66050.679%49.321%57883.39%97
19502,364,65050.634%49.366%48933.07%100

Dominican Republic Population Projections

Year Population % Male % Female Density (km²) Density Rank Growth Rate World Rank
202011,106,59649.748%50.252%229580.97%85
202511,626,26349.673%50.327%240620.83%84
203012,087,26549.604%50.396%250620.71%83
203512,491,16049.545%50.455%258620.57%83
204012,819,47649.499%50.501%265590.44%84
204513,069,42149.467%50.533%270590.31%85
205013,238,19449.454%50.546%273610.19%86
205513,338,86149.465%50.535%276590.09%86
206013,377,24249.503%50.497%276590%87
206513,358,21649.562%50.438%27658-0.07%88
207013,288,22149.644%50.356%27559-0.15%90
207513,168,27449.741%50.259%27261-0.22%94
208013,004,86449.852%50.148%26963-0.29%94
208512,802,12049.966%50.034%26465-0.35%95
209012,567,13650.081%49.919%26067-0.4%95
209512,308,26750.194%49.806%25467-0.44%97
Data Sources
  1. World Population Prospects - Global demographic estimates and projections by the United Nations