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    Dominica People 2000

      Population: 71,540 (July 2000 est.)

      Age structure:
      0-14 years: 29% (male 10,556; female 10,254)
      15-64 years: 63% (male 23,151; female 21,984)
      65 years and over: 8% (male 2,294; female 3,301) (2000 est.)

      Population growth rate: -1.14% (2000 est.)

      Birth rate: 18.27 births/1,000 population (2000 est.)

      Death rate: 7.3 deaths/1,000 population (2000 est.)

      Net migration rate: -22.39 migrant(s)/1,000 population (2000 est.)

      Sex ratio:
      at birth: 1.05 male(s)/female
      under 15 years: 1.03 male(s)/female
      15-64 years: 1.05 male(s)/female
      65 years and over: 0.69 male(s)/female
      total population: 1.01 male(s)/female (2000 est.)

      Infant mortality rate: 17.13 deaths/1,000 live births (2000 est.)

      Life expectancy at birth:
      total population: 73.35 years
      male: 70.5 years
      female: 76.36 years (2000 est.)

      Total fertility rate: 2.05 children born/woman (2000 est.)

      Nationality:
      noun: Dominican(s)
      adjective: Dominican

      Ethnic groups: black, Carib Amerindian

      Religions: Roman Catholic 77%, Protestant 15% (Methodist 5%, Pentecostal 3%, Seventh-Day Adventist 3%, Baptist 2%, other 2%), none 2%, other 6%

      Languages: English (official), French patois

      Literacy:
      definition: age 15 and over has ever attended school
      total population: 94%
      male: 94%
      female: 94% (1970 est.)

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