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US is home to some 1.8M Dominicans

Santo Domingo.-  Around 1.8 million people of Dominican descent are currently living in the United States, according to the analysis by the Pew Research Center, an institution dedicated to social research.

Former president Leonel Fernandez, quoting the analysis, on Monday said the figures include Dominicans born in the Dominican Republic and have the status of United States immigrants, or those born on American soil, but whose ancestors are of Dominican origin.

“Dominicans are the fifth largest population of Hispanic origin living in the United States, after Mexicans, Puerto Ricans, Cubans and Salvadorans,” the former chief executive said, noteing that the Dominican population has grown more than 300 percent, from 517,000 in 1990 to 1.8 million today.

“In 1990, for example, the number of Dominican immigrants in the United States was 382,977 people. Ten years later, in 2000, it had increased by 86 percent to reach 710,200. But by 2013 it had experienced new growth of 85 percent to reach the figure of 982,000 inhabitants,” Fernandez said, quoted by

Source: DT

Jan 5, 2016

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