The People of the Dominican Republic
The people of the Dominican Republic are surely some of the friendliest people in the Caribbean, if not the world. This country hosts a multi-racial and multi-cultural society of over eight and a half million people, with three quarters of mixed origin and the other quarter of either European or African descent. Two thirds of the population live in the cities and the other third live in rural areas. A third of the population is under fourteen years of age and five percent are over 65 years of age. The government, or the services sector employs more than half of the working population, and about a third are employed in agriculture.