Demography of Zacatecas

Zacatecas registered a population of 1’3367, 692 in the last INEGI Populations and Houses Census in 2005, and this data proves that Zacatecas is the state with the least increase in growth in the state. Due to the massive migration that the entity experimented over the beginnings of the XX century, the majority of the counties registered negative numbers in population growth. The main concentration points are currently Fresnillo, Zacatecas, Guadalupe, Sombrerete, and Rio Grande. The life expectancy of the Zacatecas people is the same as the national average, 72 for men and 77years for women at birth. The population pyramid shows that 58% of its inhabitants are less than 30 years old. The advancement of education is one of the slowest in the state, since 1990 until the 2005 census, the average education age is 7.2 years; this shows that in the last 15 years their have been no advances in education material. Eight percent of the people over 15 cannot read and 23% did not finish elementary education. Currently, only 0.3% of the population speaks an indigenous language, mainly tepehuan, Nahuatl, and huichol. Ninety five percent of the population claims Catholicism

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