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DR population to hit 10 million

The National Statistics Office (ONE) estimates that the population of the Dominican Republic will reach 10 million inhabitants on 15 September 2015. The ONE website publishes a breakdown listing of the population.

The largest population is concentrated in the Greater Santo Domingo area with 3,239,410 million, which includes the province of Santo Domingo with 2, 274,370 million and the National District with 965,040 inhabitants.

According to the last Census, in 2010, the DR had 9,445,281 inhabitants, including 4,706,243 women and 4,739,038 men.

The ONE also reports that there is a gradual but significant aging of the Dominican population. While from 1950 to 2010 the median age increased from 17.1 to 24.8, by 2025 the median age will be 29.4, by 2050 it will be 37.5. By 2100 projections are that the median age will be 47.8, and a third of the population will be over 60. By 2070, the population over the age of 80 will exceed the under-fives.

Another cause for concern is the projected population figure for the island of Hispaniola, which is 27.4 million people by 2050, according to the latest United Nations global population study.

The study projects that the DR will have 13.2 million inhabitants by 2050 (+25.7%) while population in Haiti would increase to 14.2 million (+32.5%) for a total 27.4 million.

The UN projections for 2050 are that Latin America and the Caribbean will have 784 million inhabitants, up 26.3% compared to the present 634 million, which is 9% of the global population.

Source: DR1, DiarioLibre

Sep 7, 2015

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