Dominican Republic

See all related articles

Ydanis Rodriguez campaigns two days before the Sept. 15 primary along Broadway in northern Manhattan for the City Council District 10 seat.

Ydanis Rodriguez campaigns two days before the Sept. 15 primary along Broadway in northern Manhattan for the City Council District 10 seat.

Population 169,572 people living in New York City were born in the Dominican Republic.
Source: 2000 United States Census
Neighborhoods Washington Heights, NY: 63,663
Corona, Queens: 15,754
Source: 2000 United States Census
Religion(s) Catholicism
Language(s) Spanish
History
MISSING

Population Facts:

  • Community 12 in Manhattan (which includes Washington Heights, but also Inwood) has 78,818 foreign-born Dominicans, equal to 71 percent of all foreign-born immigrants.Source: www.nyc.gov
  • Though 2000 Census data shows almost as many foreign-born Dominicans in the Bronx (124,032) as in Manhattan (125,063), in the Bronx they are spread out whereas in Manhattan they are overwhelmingly concentrated in Washington Heights. Both Queens and Brooklyn have more than 59,000 foreign-born Dominicans. The one significant concentration is in the Corona section of Queens (15,754). Source: www.nyc.gov
  • In the core area of Washington Heights, college graduates are less than 10 percent and high school graduates barely touch the 50 percent mark. Source: www.nyc.gov
  • In the middle area of Washington Heights – 165th to 188th streets – Spanish speakers account for more than 90 percent of the population, making it one of the more linguistically homogeneous areas of the city. Source: www.nyc.gov

Fun Facts:

  • The Dominican Parade is held each year on the second Sunday in August. In 2009, it was held officially on 6th Avenue from 36th Street to 56th Street. Unofficially, it continued all the way up to 181st Street and St. Nicholas Avenue.