The total population in 2010 is estimated at 9,884,371; an increase of 7.13% over 2005 population.
The male population in 2010 was 4,935,282 and the females were 4,949,089. Females comprised 50.07% of the total population.
In 2009, there were 101 males per 100 females in the country indicating a balanced gender ratio in the country. (Source: UN)
In 2010, the population under 14 years was recorded at 3,111,233 comprising 31.48% of the total population. The population aged above 60 years was recorded at 844,996 comprising8.55% of the total population.
In 2008, the crude birth rate was 23 births per thousand people and the crude death rate was 6 deaths per thousand people.
(Source: World Bank, World Bank)
Average life expectancy rate
The average life expectancy at birth during 2005-210 was 69.8 years for males and 75.3 years for females. (Source: UN)
The urban population in 2010 was recorded at 6,572,893 as compared to 6,420,260 in the previous year. The urban population grew by 13% in the period 2005 to 2010. In 2010, the urban population comprised 66.5% of the total population.
The ethnic groups in Dominican Republic include Europeans, African origin and others. Majority of the population, about 95%, follows Roman Catholic.
Human Development Index
Dominican Republic is ranked 88th out of 169 countries in Human Development Index 2010 with a value of 0.663. It indicates an average level of human development in the country. The Human Poverty Index focuses on the proportion of people below certain threshold levels in each of the dimensions of the human development index - living a long and healthy life, having access to education, and a decent standard of living.