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Santo Domingo.- 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.

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Written by: BASTA, 9 Mar 2011 7:29 AM
From: Dominican Republic, =Ghetto/Legalize Drugs/Free abortions for all Never Confuse Education with Intelligence
Right. I my self was not ?? just a sticker on my door
Written by: telemeco, 9 Mar 2011 8:32 AM
From: Dominican Republic, Monte Plata
Holly Cow,,How many illegal? Haiti have a bigger population than DR...
Written by: MS_Jersey, 9 Mar 2011 9:42 AM
From: United States, NJ (M_ S Cibaeno 100%)
Plus 2 million piti= about 12 million.
Written by: walnut, 9 Mar 2011 10:24 AM
From: Dominican Republic, La Romana
My house had a sticker, but no one asked how many live there.
Who does the census taking?
Written by: martin, 9 Mar 2011 10:46 AM
From: United States, boston to S.P.M 23
I don't think they are talking
to Haitians that's why
Written by: frank, 9 Mar 2011 11:02 AM
From: Dominican Republic, Caberete, Norway, USA
Oh my god, the census is such a joke that i don't even know where to begin: i guess it was about 7-8 weeks ago now, i was sitting below my apartment, in a motorcycle shop. a girl came by with a questionaire and clip-on notebook. she asked who lived in this building. i told her there were 8 apartments here, and that i was 1 of the 8. she asked me a series of questions--it took about 15 minutes--and then she got up to leave. i said wait, there are 7 more apartments upstairs. i said just climb the stairs and you will see the first series of apartments and then there is one more floor above that where the last ones are located. she took one look up the stairs and then muttered something and left, walking down the road. but wait, it gets better. she walked past 5 more buildings without ever attempting to enter them. in fairness to her, these buildings have locked gates and there is no way to enter them unless you find the security guard. On my whole street, i was the only person--(continue)
Written by: frank, 9 Mar 2011 11:10 AM
From: Dominican Republic, Caberete, Norway, USA
--she spoke to and hence, i am the only person who has a sticker on my apartment door. but wait, it gets better. when i got to work, i asked if anyone has been visited by the census takers and no one who lived inside a gated condo-complex had been visited, this includes here in cabarete: Ocean Dream, Ocean One, Victorian, Sea Horse Ranch, Las Lomas, and dozens and dozens of other "Gated" condo complexes whom have high walls, fences, and security guards. now think about this for a second, in Santo Domingo, almost every house is behind a wall with a locked gate. now multiply that time thousands of houses, condo-complexes, apartment buildings, etc, and only then do you get an idea of how staggering the amount of people they're missing and go unaccounted for. now multiply that times places like Casa De Campo, gated communities within Santiago, La Romana, Bavaro, Punta Cana, etc, and only then do you get an inkling of how many people are getting passed over for by census. Staggering!
Written by: DomLon, 9 Mar 2011 12:54 PM
From: United Kingdom
9,378,818 - with a number like that it must be accurate.

Perhaps they should add a few decimal places to make it even more accurate: 9,378,818.64

I assume this is the number they first thought of - do they do a follow up sample survey to check accuracy?
Written by: RoyStone, 9 Mar 2011 1:07 PM
From: Australia
The article says

¨4.7 million are women and 4.6 million are men,¨
then says
¨men, which are now are the majority of the population. ¨

Who´s blunder, I must ask!

In nearly every country, women outnumber men. In DR universities women outnumber men about 3 to 1, so I guess here they outsmart them too! Maybe just different priorities - in bars and on motorbikes, men outnumber women even more!

Written by: BernardJeanPierre, 9 Mar 2011 1:35 PM
From: United States, Earth
Is it really a surprise that these numbers seem odd or suspicious?? Remember the big issue that happened shortly after the census where they workers were making denuncias porque no habian recibido el dinero por el trabajo que hicieron?? If you the workers are expect that they will not be paid, one can not expect much diligence.
Written by: CarlosFranco, 9 Mar 2011 3:18 PM
From: United States, Brooklyn

They probably won't reveal the number of Haitians because they know its way more then the obsurd 800k to a 1million, that the government and NGO like to point out. The census confirms our dreaded nightmare of more than 2 million Haitianos in our country?

Written by: Ricardolito, 9 Mar 2011 5:24 PM
From: Dominican Republic, calle A.Portes
frank when the census was taking place I wrote about all the houses and apartments in my street in zona colonial which were not visited or when no one answered, the girl did not return ..in my street alone I think there were 10 times more people than the girl accounted for . I also wrote before that I asked all my friends during the week if they had been visited by the census people and the answer from everyone was NO .,I was chatting to the census girl on the corner of Mercedes and 19 de Marzo and she said it was impossible to do the job in the day time there . I also thought it bad that she was by herself .
Well , I suppose the result is a bit of a stab in the dark and has a distinct Dominican touch .
Written by: lovingit, 9 Mar 2011 11:57 PM
From: United States, Delaware
The most efficient way this would have worked would have been to send the census questionnaires by mail like in was done in the US... but wait.. the mail in the DR does not work, so, until that is fixed and proper addresses are set everywhere, the census in DR will NEVER be accurate. Even calling people at their phones/cell phones to ask them about their household would have worked better (the government could easily request carriers to provide all numbers for cencus purposes) and duplicates (for those households that have multiple cells and phones) could have been discarded based on the address.
Written by: RoyStone, 10 Mar 2011 6:38 PM
From: Australia
@lovingit,

Interesting that you mentioned the mail service here. An item of mail, very clearly and accurately addressed was posted here from Australia. It never reached its destination. The DR post office assured us that the problem must have been in Australia ... Right!

Written by: penny, 15 Oct 2011 2:48 PM
From: Azerbaijan
More women in university because they work hard and not allowed to fail first year three times ..ha ha ha
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