Demography of Tlaxcala

With a total population of 1,068,207 inhabitants according to the reported information of the last National Census 2005, the state of Tlaxcala is positioned in 27th place on a national scale. The distribution of this population by genre is proportioned 51% to 49% women to men, respectively. The entity presents a density of 240 inhabitants per Km2. The growth of the Tlaxcala society is superior to that of the national middle, it registers 2.4% annually. The Tlaxcala people under 24 years conform 55% of the population pyramid. The average of scholars is 8.3 years finished, 6 people over 15 years of every 100 do not have formal education, and another 12 did not finish elementary. The family is still the base of society and the average number of people per household is between 3 to 5 persons. The life expectancy is 72 years for men and 77.4 years for women. 78% of the population lives in urban areas, the main counties with the most concentrated population are Tlaxcala, Apizaco, Chiautempan and San Pablo del Monte. Even so, 21% of the total population lives in the locations with less than 2,500 inhabitants. Continuing with the state tradition, 93% of the population is catholic. 3% of the population over 5 years old speaks an indigenous language, mainly Nahuatl, totonaca and otomi.

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