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Punta Cana

         Punta Cana, Dominican Republic

Considered to be one of the best beaches in the Dominican Republic and in the world. This is a must stop while visiting this beautiful island. Please click here to obtain more information about the beach and it's history


Dominican Demographics in the United States

Dominican Demographics in the United States                                            Dominican Hispanic Origins

An estimated 1.8 million Hispanics of Dominican origin resided in the United States in 2013, according to a Pew Research Center analysis of the Census Bureau’s American Community Survey.

Dominicans in this statistical profile are people who self-identified as Hispanics of Dominican origin; this means either they themselves are Dominican immigrants or they trace their family ancestry to the Dominican Republic.

Dominicans are the fifth-largest population of Hispanic origin living in the United States, accounting for 3.3% of the U.S. Hispanic population in 2013. Since 1990, the Dominican-origin population has more than tripled, growing from 517,000 to 1.8 million over the period. At the same time, the foreign-born population of Dominican origin living in the U.S. grew by 171%, up from 362,000 in 1990 to 982,000 in 2013. In comparison, Mexicans, the nation’s largest Hispanic origin group, constituted 34.6 million, or 64.1%, of the Hispanic population in 2013. 

                            Dominican Republic Demographics from 2013

                                                                                         Dominican Republic Religion

Source: Pew Research Center