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DOMINICAN REPUBLIC

About half of Dominicans live in rural areas; many are small landholders. Haitians form the largest foreign minority group. All religions are tolerated; the
state religion is Roman Catholicism.
POPULATION GRAPH
Population:
9,183,984 (July 2006 est.)
Age structure:
0-14 years: 32.6% (male 1,531,145/female 1,464,076)
15-64 years: 61.9% (male 2,902,098/female 2,782,608)
65 years and over: 5.5% (male 235,016/female 269,041) (2006 est.)
Median age:
total: 24.1 years
male: 24 years
female: 24.3 years (2006 est.)
Population growth rate:
1.47% (2006 est.)
Birth rate:
23.22 births/1,000 population (2006 est.)
Death rate:
5.73 deaths/1,000 population (2006 est.)
Net migration rate:
-2.79 migrant(s)/1,000 population (2006 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
total population: 1.03 male(s)/female (2006 est.)
Infant mortality rate:
total: 28.25 deaths/1,000 live births
male: 30.58 deaths/1,000 live births
female: 25.8 deaths/1,000 live births (2006 est.)
Life expectancy at birth:
total population: 71.73 years
male: 70.21 years
female: 73.33 years (2006 est.)
Total fertility rate:
2.83 children born/woman (2006 est.)
HIV/AIDS - adult prevalence rate:
1.7% (2003 est.)
HIV/AIDS - people living with HIV/AIDS:
88,000 (2003 est.)
HIV/AIDS - deaths:
7,900 (2003 est.)
Nationality:
noun: Dominican(s)
adjective: Dominican
Ethnic groups:
mixed 73%, white 16%, black 11%
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.)