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The National Statistics Office (ONE) reports on the slowing of population growth in the Dominican Republic. The 10th Population Census reveals the Dominican Republic’s population growth has slowed considerably in recent decades, falling from 3.61% in 1970 to just 1.21% in 2022. This contrasts sharply with Haiti, which shares the island of Hispaniola, where the population density is nearly double that of the Dominican Republic and the growth rate is high.

The Dominican Republic’s low population growth is attributed to the declining fertility rate, which has fallen from 5.1 children per woman in 1990 to 2.4 children per woman in 2020. This is due in part to increased access to education and family planning services, as well as a shift in societal norms towards smaller families.

Another factor is migration. Many Dominicans have left the country in search of better economic opportunities...

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