Dominican Republic Population (LIVE)

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Dominican Republic Population (1950 - 2024)
Yearly Population Growth Rate (%)
  • The current population of the Dominican Republic is 11,429,425 as of Saturday, June 15, 2024, based on Worldometer elaboration of the latest United Nations data 1.
  • the Dominican Republic 2023 population is estimated at 11,332,972 people at mid year.
  • the Dominican Republic population is equivalent to 0.14% of the total world population.
  • the Dominican Republic ranks number 84 in the list of countries (and dependencies) by population.
  • The population density in the Dominican Republic is 235 per Km2 (607 people per mi2).
  • The total land area is 48,320 Km2 (18,656 sq. miles)
  • 85.2 % of the population is urban (9,651,617 people in 2023)
  • The median age in the Dominican Republic is 27.8 years.
1. Updated on July 16, 2023 with the latest July 2023-July 2024 estimates from the United Nations, Department of Economic and Social Affairs, Population Division. World Population Prospects: The 2022 Revision. (Medium-fertility variant).

Population of the Dominican Republic (2024 and historical)

YearPopulationYearly %
Change
Yearly
Change
Migrants (net)Median AgeFertility RateDensity (P/Km²)Urban
Pop %
Urban PopulationCountry's Share of
World Pop
World PopulationDominican Republic
Global Rank
2024 11,434,005 0.89 % 101,033 -28,884 28.1 2.20 237 85.7 % 9,803,213 0.14 % 8,118,835,999 83
2023 11,332,972 0.93 % 104,151 -29,099 27.8 2.21 235 85.2 % 9,651,617 0.14 % 8,045,311,447 84
2022 11,228,821 1.00 % 110,948 -29,294 27.4 2.25 232 84.6 % 9,495,433 0.14 % 7,975,105,156 84
2020 10,999,664 1.08 % 117,782 -14,966 26.8 2.30 228 83.4 % 9,168,876 0.14 % 7,840,952,880 84
2015 10,405,832 1.26 % 126,015 -30,310 25.3 2.43 215 79.5 % 8,271,702 0.14 % 7,426,597,537 87
2010 9,775,755 1.30 % 122,197 -30,489 23.9 2.54 202 74.7 % 7,300,054 0.14 % 6,985,603,105 86
2005 9,164,768 1.42 % 124,795 -30,883 22.6 2.61 190 67.9 % 6,223,375 0.14 % 6,558,176,119 84
2000 8,540,791 1.65 % 134,208-30,231 21.3 2.86 177 61.9 % 5,287,718 0.14 % 6,148,898,975 84
1995 7,869,753 2.00 % 148,150 -29,610 20.0 3.10 163 57.8 % 4,545,858 0.14 % 5,743,219,454 86
1990 7,129,004 2.12 % 142,241 -27,399 19.0 3.41 148 55.6 % 3,967,238 0.13 % 5,316,175,862 87
1985 6,417,798 2.20 % 132,400 -23,385 17.9 3.69 133 54.5 % 3,495,415 0.13 % 4,861,730,613 88
1980 5,755,800 2.42 % 129,869 -17,487 16.8 4.30 119 51.8 % 2,979,572 0.13 % 4,444,007,706 86
1975 5,106,453 2.67 % 126,116 -13,171 15.7 5.24 106 46.1 % 2,355,019 0.13 % 4,069,437,231 87
1970 4,475,871 2.96 % 121,432 -13,518 14.7 6.18 93 40.5 % 1,813,592 0.12 % 3,695,390,336 92
1965 3,868,712 3.24 % 114,138 -9,943 14.4 7.05 80 35.1 % 1,359,650 0.12 % 3,337,111,983 97
1960 3,298,021 3.39 % 101,383 -7,545 14.8 7.56 68 30.2 % 994,518 0.11 % 3,019,233,434 94
1955 2,791,108 3.22 % 81,874 -5,106 15.7 7.67 58 26.7 % 746,422 0.10 % 2,746,072,141 97
Source: Worldometer (www.Worldometers.info)
Elaboration of data by United Nations, Department of Economic and Social Affairs, Population Division. World Population Prospects: The 2022 Revision. (Medium-fertility variant).
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Dominican Republic Population Forecast

-21,999
YearPopulationYearly %
Change
Yearly
Change
Migrants (net)Median AgeFertility RateDensity (P/Km²)Urban
Pop %
Urban PopulationCountry's Share of
World Pop
World PopulationDominican Republic
Global Rank
2025 11,532,151 0.95 % 106,497 -28,649 28.4 2.17 239 86.3 % 9,950,299 0.14 % 8,191,988,453 83
2030 11,982,523 0.77 % 90,074 -27,227 30.1 2.07 248 88.6 % 10,618,075 0.14 % 8,546,141,327 83
2035 12,372,136 0.64 % 77,923 -25,598 31.7 2.00 256 90.3 % 11,170,096 0.14 % 8,879,397,401 86
2040 12,703,248 0.53 % 66,222 -23,970 33.2 1.93 263 91.4 % 11,615,620 0.14 % 9,188,250,492 88
2045 12,974,297 0.42 % 54,210 -22,428 34.7 1.90 269 92.1 % 11,952,241 0.14 % 9,467,543,575 88
2050 13,180,541 0.32 % 41,249   36.3 1.85 273 92.6 % 12,208,878 0.14 % 9,709,491,761 89
Source: Worldometer (www.Worldometers.info)
Elaboration of data by United Nations, Department of Economic and Social Affairs, Population Division. World Population Prospects: The 2022 Revision. (Medium-fertility variant).

Dominican Republic Demographics

Main Page: Demographics of the Dominican Republic
Life Expectancy
74.36 years
(life expectancy at birth, both sexes)
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Infant Mortality
23.6
(infant deaths per 1,000 live births)
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Deaths under age 5
29.3
(per 1,000 live births)
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Main Cities by Population in the Dominican Republic

(includes boroughs, districts, urban agglomerations, etc.)

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

See also

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Notes

The Dominican Republic Population (Live) counter shows a continuously updated estimate of the current population of the Dominican Republic delivered by Worldometer's RTS algorithm, which processes data collected from the United Nations Population Division.

The Population of the Dominican Republic (1950 - 2023) chart plots the total population count as of July 1 of each year, from 1950 to 2023.

The Yearly Population Growth Rate chart plots the annual percentage changes in population registered on July 1 of each year, from 1951 to 2023. This value can differ from the Yearly % Change shown in the historical table, which shows the last year equivalent percentage change assuming homogeneous change in the preceding five year period.

Definitions

Year: as of July 1 of the year indicated.

Population: Overall total population (both sexes and all ages) in the country as of July 1 of the year indicated, as estimated by the United Nations, Department of Economic and Social Affairs, Population Division. World Population Prospects: The 2022 Revision. For forecasted years, the U.N. medium-fertility variant is used.


Yearly % Change: For 2023: percentage change in total population over the last year (from July 1, 2022 to June 30 2023). For all other years: latest year annual percentage change equivalent assuming homogeneous change in the preceding five year period, calculated through reverse compounding.

Yearly Change: For 2023: absolute change in total population (increase or decrease in number of people) over the last year (from July 1, 2022 to June 30 2023). For all other years: average annual numerical change over the preceding five year period.

Migrants (net): The average annual number of immigrants minus the number of emigrants over the preceding five year period (running from July 1 to June 30 of the initial and final years), or subsequent five year period (for 2016 data). A negative number means that there are more emigrants than immigrants.

Median Age: age that divides the population into two numerically equal groups: half of the people are older than the median age indicated and half are younger. This parameter provides an indication of age distribution.

Fertility Rate: (Total Fertility Rate, or TFR), it is expressed as children per woman. It is calculated as the average number of children an average woman will have during her reproductive period (15 to 49 years old) based on the current fertility rates of every age group in the country, and assuming she is not subject to mortality.

Density (P/Km²): (Population Density) Population per square Kilometer (Km²).

Urban Pop % : Urban population as a percentage of total population.

Urban Population: Population living in areas classified as urban according to the criteria used by each country.

Country's Share of World Pop: Total population in the country as a percentage of total World Population as of July 1 of the year indicated.

World Population: Total World Population as of July 1 of the year indicated.

Global Rank: Position held by the Dominican Republic in the list of all countries worldwide ranked by population (from the highest population to the lowest population) as of July 1 of the year indicated.