Dominican Republic Population: 10,807,268

The Dominican Republic is located on the island of the Caribbean region. The Dominican Republic is the second-largest Caribbean nation. The capital city of the Dominican Republic is Santo Domingo, which is the largest metropolitan area in the Caribbean.

Largest Cities in the Dominican Republic by Population 

Santo Domingo has the largest population, along with cities like Santiago de los Caballeros and Santo Domingo Oeste. Some other cities which are highly populated are Santo Domingo Este, San Pedro de Macoris, La Romana, and Bella Vista, etc.

CITY NAME POPULATION CITY NAME POPULATION
Santo Domingo 2,201,941 Esperanza 42,169
Santiago de los Caballeros 1,200,000 Cotui 41,641
Santo Domingo Oeste 701,269 Villa Altagracia 40,027
Santo Domingo Este 700,000 Hato Mayor del Rey 35,999
San Pedro de Macoris 217,899 Nagua 33,862
La Romana 208,437 Villa Bisono 33,137
Bella Vista 175,683 Jarabacoa 29,983
San Cristobal 154,040 Constanza 29,481
Puerto Plata 146,000 Villa Consuelo 28,621
San Francisco de Macoris 124,763 Santa Cruz de El Seibo 23,547
Salvaleon de Higueey 123,787 Tamboril 23,304
Concepcion de La Vega 102,426 Las Matas de Farfan 21,802
Punta Cana 100,023 San Jose de Ocoa 21,148
Santa Cruz de Barahona 77,160 Bayaguana 21,055
Bonao 73,269 Rio Grande 20,154
San Juan de la Maguana 72,950 Monte Llano 19,029
Bajos de Haina 66,784 Ciudad Nueva 18,756
Bani 66,709 Neiba 18,670
Moca 61,834 Quisqueya 17,694
Azua 59,139 San Fernando de Monte Cristi 17,001
Villa Francisca 50,185 Sabana Grande de Boya 16,834
Mao 48,297 Dajabon 16,398
Boca Chica 46,300 Sabaneta 16,380
Salcedo 45,299 Monte Plata 15,532

The Dominican Republic Population History

The UN records show that the population of the country is increasing by 1.1% every year. From the year 2015, there has been a steady growth in the total population. In 2020, the total population of the Dominican Republic is 10,806,377. In the coming years, there will be a consistent growth of 1.1 %.

Year Population Yearly % Change Yearly Change Migrants (net) Median Age Fertility Rate Density (P/Km²) Urban Pop % Urban Population Country’s Share of World Pop World Population Global Rank
2020 10,847,910 1.01% 108,952 -30,000 28 2.36 225 84.50% 9,168,876 0.14% 7,794,798,739 85
2019 10,738,958 1.05% 111,817 -30,000 26.8 2.43 222 83.80% 8,998,444 0.14% 7,713,468,100 85
2018 10,627,141 1.08% 114,037 -30,000 26.8 2.43 220 83.00% 8,823,303 0.14% 7,631,091,040 86
2017 10,513,104 1.11% 115,363 -30,000 26.8 2.43 218 82.20% 8,643,423 0.14% 7,547,858,925 87
2016 10,397,741 1.13% 116,061 -30,000 26.8 2.43 215 81.40% 8,458,941 0.14% 7,464,022,049 87
2015 10,281,680 1.18% 117,312 -30,600 26.5 2.45 213 80.50% 8,271,702 0.14% 7,379,797,139 87
2010 9,695,121 1.28% 119,573 -30,755 25 2.57 201 75.30% 7,300,054 0.14% 6,956,823,603 86
2005 9,097,257 1.44% 125,187 -30,511 23.7 2.75 188 68.40% 6,223,375 0.14% 6,541,907,027 87
2000 8,471,321 1.61% 130,415 -30,029 22.5 2.95 175 62.40% 5,287,718 0.14% 6,143,493,823 84
1995 7,819,247 1.85% 137,151 -28,831 21.4 3.27 162 58.10% 4,545,858 0.14% 5,744,212,979 85
1990 7,133,494 1.99% 133,853 -26,894 20.3 3.58 148 55.60% 3,967,238 0.13% 5,327,231,061 88
1985 6,464,229 2.18% 132,060 -23,620 19.2 4.07 134 54.10% 3,495,415 0.13% 4,870,921,740 87
1980 5,803,927 2.44% 131,858 -17,420 18.1 4.76 120 51.30% 2,979,572 0.13% 4,458,003,514 87
1975 5,144,637 2.71% 128,983 -14,165 17 5.68 106 45.80% 2,355,019 0.13% 4,079,480,606 85
1970 4,499,720 3.02% 124,391 -11,234 16 6.65 93 40.30% 1,813,592 0.12% 3,700,437,046 90
1965 3,877,765 3.32% 116,708 -8,698 15.5 7.35 80 35.10% 1,359,650 0.12% 3,339,583,597 97
1960 3,294,224 3.44% 102,578 -6,344 16 7.64 68 30.20% 994,518 0.11% 3,034,949,748 94
1955 2,781,336 3.30% 83,336 -3,791 16.8 7.6 58 26.80% 746,422 0.10% 2,773,019,936 97

The Dominican Republic Population forecast

The 1.1% population growth is projected to be increasing in 2035. After this point, the population is expected to decrease slowly. The estimated population of the Dominican Republic for 2050 is 12,795,809. In 2045 the population rate is 12,641,738. So, there is a slight increase in 2050 when compared to the population of the year 2045.

In the future, the total population is predicted to be extremely steady. The urban and median age is steadily increasing over the coming years. The average median age of 2050 is 37.5, and the estimated urban population for the year 2050 12,208,878.

Year Population Yearly % Change Yearly Change Migrants (net) Median Age Fertility Rate Density (P/Km²) Urban Pop % Urban Population Country’s Share of World Pop World Population Global Rank
2020 10,847,910 1.08% 113,246 -30,000 28 2.36 225 84.50% 9,168,876 0.14% 7,794,798,739 85
2025 11,346,146 0.90% 99,647 -29,200 29.6 2.36 235 87.70% 9,950,299 0.14% 8,184,437,460 85
2030 11,770,322 0.74% 84,835 -28,000 31.3 2.36 244 90.20% 10,618,075 0.14% 8,548,487,400 84
2035 12,126,064 0.60% 71,148 -26,400 32.9 2.36 251 92.10% 11,170,096 0.14% 8,887,524,213 84
2040 12,416,490 0.47% 58,085 -24,800 34.4 2.36 257 93.50% 11,615,620 0.13% 9,198,847,240 86
2045 12,641,738 0.36% 45,050 -23,200 35.9 2.36 262 94.50% 11,952,241 0.13% 9,481,803,274 87
2050 12,795,809 0.24% 30,814 37.5 2.36 265 95.40% 12,208,878 0.13% 9,735,033,990 89

Dominican Republic Demographics

The life expectancy rate of 2020 is 74.15. It was 73.98 in 2019, with an increase of 0.23% from 2018. In the year 2019, the increase was positive as the death rates increased the birth rates. The sex ratio is 1010 males per 1000 females. This is lesser than the global sex ratio.

Dominican Republic of Religion & Politics

The majority of the people of the Dominican Republic belong to be Christianity, with over 90% of those dominate to Roman Catholicism. Dominican Catholicism is a mix of Roman Catholic and African-rooted religions or Santeria and is common in the Dominican Republic. In the Dominican Republic, the president functions as the leader of the government and leader of the multi-party-political system.

Dominican Republic Economy

The economy of the Dominican Republic is highly developed. It is the eighth largest in Latin America. It is the largest in the Central America region and the Caribbean. They mostly depend on mining, agriculture, services, and trade.

Largest Countries in the World by Population

S.No Country Population (2020) World Population Share (%)
1 China 1,439,323,776 18.47%
2 India 1,380,004,385 17.70%
3 United States 331,002,651 4.25%
4 Indonesia 273,523,615 3.51%
5 Pakistan 220,892,340 2.83%
6 Brazil 212,559,417 2.73%
7 Nigeria 206,139,589 2.64%
8 Bangladesh 164,689,383 2.11%
9 Russia 145,934,462 1.87%
10 Mexico 128,932,753 1.65%