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Dominican Population 2024

The Dominican Republic is a country located on the island of Hispaniola in the Greater Antilles archipelago of the Caribbean region. It occupies the eastern five-eighths of the island, which it shares with Haiti/ The Dominican Republic is the second-largest nation and also second-largest by population in the Caribbean. As per the UN World Population Prospects report, the population of the Dominican Republic in 2024 is 11,434,006 (11.4 million)

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Estimated Population of  Dominican in 2024  – 11.4 million
Dominican Republic2024 Estimate
Total Population11,434,006
Caribbean Rank3
Land Area 48,320 sq.km (18,660 sq. mi)
Area Rank128
Pop. Density225 people/sq. km
Capital CitySanto Domingo

Source: UN World Population Prospects 

Religion in Dominican Republic

Christianity is majority religion in Dominican Republic and followed by 76% 0f the population. Among Christians Catholicism is the most prevalent professed faith followed by Protestants.

The Roman Catholic Church estimates that 52.5% percent of the population is Catholic. Protestants are estimated to be 22.6% percent and includes Assembly of God, Church of God, Baptist, Pentecostal, Seventh-day Adventist Church, Church of the Brethren.

Other affiliations include Mormón (0.5%) and Jehovah’s Witnesses (0.4%) who have had a growing presence in the country.

Afro-Caribbean religions, a blend of native African religions and Roman Catholicism, are also practiced in Dominican Republic. Santeria and Vodou are one of the main Afro religion sects.

Dominican Republic has small communities of Jews, Hindus, Muslims, and members of the Baháʼí Faith.

Religion in Dominican Republic 

Religion/ AffiliationsPercent
Christianity 76%
Evangelical (Protestant )18.6%
Evangelical methodist0.2%
Evangelical Pentecostal2.5%
Protestant others0.4%
Jehovah’s Witnesses0.4%
Believer, not belong to the church0.8%
Don´t know0.5%
No answer0.5%

Source: https://www.latinobarometro.org/

Ethnicity in Dominican Republic

Dominican Republic is a multi-ethnic nation, home to people of different ethnic and national backgrounds. According to a 2015 genealogical DNA study of the Dominican population, their genetic makeup was estimated to be predominantly European and Sub-Saharan African, with a lesser degree of Native American ancestry. The racial composition is as follows

Ethnic GroupPercentage
Mixed (Mestizo/Mulatto)  70.40%
Blacks   15.8% 
White   13.50%
Others  0.30%
Mixed ( Mulatto and Mestizo/Indo)

In a 2014 population survey, 70.4% of Dominican Republic Population self-identified as mixed.  Out of it 58% indefinites as (mestizo/indio) and  12.4% as mulatto. Historically there has been a reluctance to expressly identify African ancestry, with most identifying or being identified as mestizo or indio rather than mulatto or black.

Mulatto, which refers to those mixed between Europeans and Native Africans. Mestizo, which refers to those mixed between Europeans and Native Americans.


In the 2014 population survey, 13.5% of the inhabitants self-identified as white. The majority of the European ancestry comes from Spain. Other European nationalities with significant influx include: English, French, Germans, Irish, Italians, Poles and Scots. There is also a small European Jewish community.


In a 2014 population survey, 15.8% self-identified as black or African ancestry. Historically there has been a reluctance to expressly identify African ancestry, with most identifying or being identified as mestizo or indio rather than mulatto or black.


Other groups in the country include the descendants of West Asians—mostly Lebanese, Syrians and Palestinians. A smaller, yet significant presence of East Asians (primarily ethnic Chinese and Japanese) can also be found throughout the population. 

Top Cities in Dominican Republic
1Santo Domingo29,08,607
3La Vega2,10,736
4San Cristóbal2,09,165
5San Pedro de Macorís2,05,911
6San Francisco de Macorís1,38,167
7La Romana1,30,842
9Puerto Plata1,22,186
Dominican Republic Population 2024 | Religion in Dominican Republic