People in Dominican Republic

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Population: 8 950 034 (July 2005 est.)

Age structure:

0-14 years: 32.9% (male 1 505 964; female 1 438 809)

15-64 years: 61.7% (male 2 815 544; female 2 703 012)

65 years and over: 5.4% (male 226 372; female 260 333) (2005 est.)

Population growth rate: 1.29% (2005 est.)

Birth rate: 23.28 births/1 000 population (2005 est.)

Death rate: 7.35 deaths/1 000 population (2005 est.)

Net migration rate: -3.02 migrant(s)/1,000 population (2005 est.)

Sex ratio:

at birth: 1.05 male(s)/female

under 15 years: 1.05 male(s)/female

15-64 years: 1.04 male(s)/female

65 years and over: 0.87 male(s)/female (2005 est.)

Infant mortality rate: 32.38 deaths/1 000 live births (2005 est)

Life expectancy at birth:

total population: 67.26 years

male: 65.52 years

female: 69.1 years (2005 est.)

Total fertility rate: 2.86 children born/woman (2005 est.)

Nationality:

noun: Dominican(s)

adjective: Dominican

Ethnic groups: white 16% black 11% mixed 73%

Religions: Roman Catholic 95%

Languages: Spanish

Literacy:

definition: age 15 and over can read and write

total population: 84.7%

male: 84.6%

female: 84.8% (2003 est.)

Part or or all of this text stems from the original article at: http://www.cia.gov/cia/publications/factbook/geos/dr.html

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