30 Mexico Statistics

Welcome to Mexico, a country known for its beaches, rich and spicy flavors, and historic sites. It’s a place where history and the present day co-exist, resulting in a diverse and colorful country inhabited by people who exude warmth.

There is so much to Mexico, and the following roundup of statistics about the country helps tell its rich story.

Mexico Geography Statistics

  • The land area of Mexico, roughly 282% of the area of the U.S. state of Texas, measures 758,449 mi². (WordData.info)
  • Mexico is the 14th largest country in the world, and one of the largest countries in the Americas. (WordData.info)

Mexico People Statistics

  • Mexico’s official language is Spanish. (WorldAtlas)
  • 80% of the population in Mexico identifies as Roman Catholic, the country’s most dominant faith. (Cultural Atlas)
  • Mexico has an average of 9.2 completed years of education. (World Economics)

Mexico Health Statistics

  • Adults ages 20 and older had the highest prevalence of overweight and obesity in Mexico in 2021 (72.4%). (Statista)
  • In 2021, acute respiratory infections were estimated to affect more than 10 million people in Mexico, making the infections the most common illness in the country. (Statista)
  • Mexico spent $1,181 per capita on health in 2023. (OECD)

Mexico Crime Statistics

  • In 2022, 506 cases of kidnapping were registered in Mexico, down from 625 cases reported a year earlier. (Statista)
  • Petty crimes such as pickpocketing or theft on the street are among the most reported crimes in Mexico. (Statista)
  • Around 60,548 private homes were burglarized in Mexico in 2022. (Statista)
  • Mexico spent about 4.95 trillion Mexican pesos in 2022 to prevent and contain violence in the country. (Statista)

Mexico Immigration Statistics

  • Mexicans were the largest group of immigrants in the United States, accounting for about 24% of the 45.3 million foreign-born residents in the country as of 2021. (Migration Policy Institute)
  • Immigrants from Mexico have the lowest rates of English proficiency (34%) in the U.S. (Pew Research Center)
  • There are 1,212,252 foreign-born people registered with the government as living in Mexico. (2020 National Census)
  • The net migration rate for Mexico in 2023 is expected to be -0.416 per 1,000 people. (Macrotrends)

Mexico Travel Statistics

  • More than 38 million international tourists visited Mexico in 2022. (Statista)
  • Mexico generated around $20.55 billion US in the tourism sector in 2021. (WorldData.info)
  • Chichén Itzá was the most visited archeological site in Mexico in 2021. (Statista)
  • Around 3 In 5 Mexicans in 2022 went to a domestic destination for vacation. (Statista)
  • There were nearly 25,000 hotels and similar establishments in Mexico in 2020. (Statista)