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Thursday, March 10, 2011

Dominican Republic’s population is 9,378,818

Dominican Republic’s population is 9,378,818, of which 4.7 million are women and 4.6 million are men, according to the 2010 Population and Housing Census’ preliminary results, disclosed yesterday by the Economy Ministry and the Statistics Office (ONE).

Since the 2002 Census, with 8,652,541 people, the population grew 726,277 in eight years. In that period the number of women grew by 405,683 and 410,599 for men, which are now are the majority of the population.

The data from the Census taken from December 1 to 7 also reveal that the country has 3,097, 857 housing units, an increase of 652,542, from the previous 2,445,315 units.

Economy minister Temístocles Montas and ONE director Pablo Tactuk provided the Census’ preliminary figures in a press conference in the National Palace.

Source: Dominican Today

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