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Demographics of Dominican Republic

The total population of Dominican Republic is 10,882,996 people. People in Dominican Republic speak the Spanish language. The linguistic diversity of Dominican Republic is almost homogeneous according to a fractionalization scale which for Dominican Republic is 0.0395. The median age is approximately 27.1 years. Life expectancy in Dominican Republic is 77. The female fertility rate in Dominican Republic is 2.5. Around 21% of the population of Dominican Republic are obese. The ethnic diversity is diverse according to a fractionalization scale which for Dominican Republic is 0.4294. To find out specifics of language, religion, age, gender distribution, and advancement of people in Dominican Republic see the sections below, as well as visit the section concerning the education in the country.

Population

In Dominican Republic, the population density is 197 people per square kilometer (512 per square mile). Because of this statistic, this country is considered to be densely populated. The total population of Dominican Republic is 10,882,996 people. Dominican Republic has approximately 415,564 foreign immigrants. Immigrants in Dominican Republic represent 0.2 percent of the total number of immigrants in the world. Immigrants in Dominican Republic represent 3.9 percent of the total number of immigrants in the world. The ethnic diversity of Dominican Republic is diverse according to a fractionalization scale based on ethnicity. Ethnic fractionalization (EF) deals with the number, sizes, socioeconomic distribution, and geographical location of distinct cultural groups, usually in a state or some otherwise delineated territory. Specific cultural features might refer to language, skin color, religion, ethnicity, customs and traditions, history, or other distinctive criteria, alone or in combination. Frequently, these features are used for social exclusion and the monopolization of power. The index of ethnic fractionalization in Dominican Republic is 0.4294. This means that a certain diversity is present in Dominican Republic, although all people can still be divided into a relatively small number of major ethnic groups. EF is usually measured as 1 minus the Herfindahl concentration index of ethnolinguistic group shares, which reproduces the probability that two randomly drawn individuals from the population belong to different groups. The theoretical maximum of EF of 1 means that each person belongs to a different group. Read below for statistics of Dominican Republic on median age and gender distribution at various ages.

Age

The median age is approximately 27.1 years. The median age for men is 26.9, while the median age for women is 27.3.

Gender

The sex ratio, or the number of males for each female (estimated at birth), is 1.04. It can be further divided into the following categories: sex ratio under 15 - 1.04; sex ratio from 15 to 64 - 1.04; sex ratio over 64 - 0.86; total sex ratio - 1.03. Total sex ratio is different from sex ratio estimated at birth. This is due to the fact that some newborns are considered in the sex ratio estimated at birth but pass away within the first weeks of their life and are not included in the total sex ratio.

Religion

The majority religion of Dominican Republic is Christianity, the followers of which comprise 88% of all religious believers in the country. Christianity is an Abrahamic monotheistic religion based on the life and teachings of Jesus Christ as presented in the New Testament. Christianity is the world's largest religion, with over 2.4 billion adherents, known as Christians. Christians believe that Jesus is the Son of God and the savior of humanity whose coming as Christ or the Messiah was prophesied in the Old Testament. Besides Christianity, there are some followers of folk religions in Dominican Republic. The religious diversity of Dominican Republic is diverse according to a fractionalization scale based on the number of religions in Dominican Republic. The index of religious fractionalization in Dominican Republic is 0.3118. This score means that within the country there is one major religion and several other minor beliefs.

General development

Dominican Republic is considered to be a developing nation. The developmental stage of a nation is determined by a number of factors including, but not limited to, economic prosperity, life expectancy, income equality, and quality of life. As a developing nation, Dominican Republic may not be able to offer consistent social services to its citizens. These social services may include things like public education, reliable healthcare, and law enforcement. Citizens of developing nations may have lower life expectancies than citizens of developed nations. In Dominican Republic, 45 in every 100 people use internet. Dominican Republic has a Human Development Index (HDI) of 0.7. Dominican Republic has an upper medium HDI score. This indicates that the majority of citizens will be able to attain a desirable life, though some citizens will not be able to achieve high living standards. The migration rate in Dominican Republic is -1.91%. In Dominican Republic, 31% of the population lives below the poverty line. The percentage of citizens living below the poverty line in Dominican Republic is fairly high, but is not reason for complete concern with regard to investments. Potential financial backers should look at other economic markers, including GDP, urbanization rate, and strength of currency, before making any decisions regarding investments.

Language

People in Dominican Republic speak the Spanish language. The linguistic diversity of Dominican Republic is almost homogeneous according to a fractionalization scale based on the number of unrelated languages spoken in Dominican Republic. The index of linguistic fractionalization in Dominican Republic is 0.0395. This means that within the country there is one major language and a few minor languages. Unrelated languages share few characteristics of grammatical structure, vocabulary, and etymological heritage. Linguistic diversity often results in issues of social and cultural fractionalization that can impact a country’s political circumstance and public policies.