Dominica Demographics

What is the population of Dominica?

Population 74,243
Population Growth Rate 0.22%
Urban Population 67.1%
Population in Major Urban Areas ROSEAU (capital) 14,000
Nationality Noun Dominican(s)
Nationality Adjective Dominican
Ethnic Groups black, mixed black and European, European, Syrian, Carib Amerindian
Languages Spoken English (official), French patois

Dominica Health Information

What are the health conditions in Dominica?

Death Rate - deaths/1,000 population 7.97
Drinking Water Source - percent of total population unimproved 4.3%
Drinking Water Source - percent of urban population improved 95.7%
Health Expenditures - percent of GDP 5.9%
Hospital Bed Density - beds/1,000 population 3.8
Infant Mortality Rate - female deaths/1,000 live births 7.79
Infant Mortality Rate - male deaths/1,000 live births 15.99
Infant Mortality Rate - total deaths/1,000 live births 11.99
Obesity - adult prevalence rate 24.9%
Physicians Density - physicians/1,000 population 1.59
Sanitation Facility Access - percent of total population unimproved 18.9%
Sanitation Facility Access - percent of urban population improved 79.6%
Sanitation Facility Access - percent of rural population improved 84.3%
Total Fertility Rate - children born/woman 2.06

Dominica Life Expectancy

How long do people live in Dominica?

Life Expectancy at Birth 76 Years
Life Expectancy at Birth - female 79 Years
Life Expectancy at Birth - male 73 Years
Median Age 31 Years
Median Age - female 32 Years
Median Age - male 31 Years

Dominica Infant Mortality - per 1,000 live births

Dominica median age, birth rate and death rates

Birth Rate - births/1,000 population 16
Death Rate - deaths/1,000 population 7.97
Median Age 31 Years
Median Age - female 32 Years
Median Age - male 31 Years
Net Migration Rate - migrant(s)/1,000 population -5.4
Population Growth Rate 0.22%
Sex Ratio 0-14 Years - male/female 1.05
Sex Ratio 15-24 Years - male/female 1.06
Sex Ratio 25-54 Years - male/female 1.03
Sex Ratio 55-64 Years - male/female 1.02
Sex Ratio at Birth - male/female 1.05
Sex Ratio of Total Population - male/female 1.02
Sex Ratio Over 64 Years - male/female .77

Dominica Medical Information

What are the health conditions in Dominica?

Medical Facilities and Health Information

Medical care is limited. The major hospital is Princess Margaret Hospital (telephone (767) 448-2231/5720). In addition, there is one other hospital in Dominica and several clinics. There is an operational hyperbaric chamber at the main hospital. The private hospital and clinics will take emergency cases. There is limited ambulance service on most of the island, and a sea rescue service is available at the North end of the island. Serious medical problems requiring hospitalization and/or medical evacuation to the United States can cost thousands of dollars. Doctors and hospitals often expect immediate cash payment for health services.

Dominica Education

What is school like in Dominica?

Education Expenditures - percent of GDP 3.5%
Literacy - female 94%
Literacy - male 94%
Literacy - total population 94%
Literacy Definition age 15 and over has ever attended school

Dominica Literacy

Can people in Dominica read?

Literacy - female 94%
Literacy - male 94%
Literacy - total population 94%
Literacy Definition age 15 and over has ever attended school
Predominant Language English (official), French patois

Dominica Crime

Is Dominica a safe place to visit?

Crime Information

Street crime, including armed robbery, occurs in Dominica. Valuables left unattended, especially on beaches, are vulnerable to theft. If renting a private property on Dominica, be certain to request proof of insurance from the property owner. Rented villas are sometimes robbed, especially those in the Calibishie area, and if the owner has no insurance for theft you will be unable to recoup your losses.

Take some time before travel to learn how to improve your personal security—things are not the same everywhere as they are in the United States.

Dominica Penalties for Crime

Criminal Penalties

While you are traveling in Dominica, you are subject to its laws even if you are a U.S. citizen. Foreign laws and legal systems can be vastly different than our own. In some places you may be taken in for questioning if you don’t have your passport with you. In some places, it is illegal to take pictures of certain buildings. In some places driving under the influence could land you immediately in jail. These criminal penalties will vary from country to country. There are also some things that might be legal in the country you visit, but still illegal in the United States, and you can be prosecuted under U.S. law if you buy pirated goods. Engaging in sexual conduct with children or using or disseminating child pornography in a foreign country is a crime prosecutable in the United States. If you break local laws in Dominica, your U.S. passport won’t help you avoid arrest or prosecution. It’s very important to know what’s legal and what’s not where you are going.

Persons violating Dominica’s laws, even unknowingly, may be expelled, arrested or imprisoned. Penalties for possession, use, or trafficking in illegal drugs in Dominicaare severe, and convicted offenders can expect long jail sentences and heavy fines.

IF ARRESTED: If you are arrested in Dominica, authorities of Dominica are required to notify the nearest U.S. embassy or consulate of your arrest. If you are concerned the Department of State may not be aware of your situation, you should request the police or prison officials to notify the nearest U.S. embassy or consulate of your arrest.

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