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La Candelaria, Oaxaca (Santiago Zacatepec)

La Candelaria, Oaxaca (Santiago Zacatepec) is located at a height of 895 meters above sea level in the municipality of Santiago Zacatepec in Oaxaca (StC-Z), Mexico. Its geographic location is at latitude: 17.218333 and longitude: -95.933056.

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La Candelaria, Oaxaca (Santiago Zacatepec) is populated by 1641 people. The total population consists of 124 children aged 0 to 2 years, 95 aged 3 to 5 years, 294 children aged 6 to 11 years, 150 teenagers between 12 and 14 years and 131 aged 15 to 17 years. The number of adult people aged 18 to 24 is 197, in the age group of 25 to 60 years are 506 people and the over 60 years old people are represented by 144 people.

Dividing the overall population of 1641 inhabitants in only three age groups result in: 663 people aged 0 to 14, 873 people aged 15 to 64 and 105 people aged 65 or more years. The male-female ratio is 103.85 men per 100 woman and the birth rate (fertility rate) is 3.01 children per woman.

Indigenous population

In La Candelaria, Oaxaca (Santiago Zacatepec) are known 1641 people in censal housholds, where the head or his partner speaks an indigenous language. In the group of children 3 years and older 1507 speak an indegenous language, 752 speaking an indigenous language but not spanish and 754 people who do speak both, spanish and an indigenous language. For the age group 5 years and older these numbers are 1450, 698 and 751 people.


While 1640 people were born in the same state, 0 were born in another Mexican state. The total number of people older than 5 years who lived in this state between 2005 and 2010 is 1459, the number of those older than 5 years who lived in 2005 in another state is 0 people.


24 of the 1641 living in La Candelaria, Oaxaca (Santiago Zacatepec) have some form of disability, activity limitation, mental or physical condition.

  • Mobility impairment: 10
  • Visual impairment: 10
  • Communicating: 4
  • Hearing disability: 4
  • Physical disability: 1
  • Learning and thinking: 0
  • Mental health: 3

A total of 1617 people is free of disabilities. Read about disabilities.

School and education


In the age group of 8 to 14 years about 172 people do not know read or write and 594 of the group 15 and older are in that same situation.


  • Aged 3 to 5 years: 66 do not visit school
  • Aged 6 to 11 years: 95 do not visit a school
  • Aged 12 to 14 years: 49 do not visit a school
  • Aged 15 to 17 years: 51 do visit a school
  • Aged 18 to 24 years: 12 do visit a school

15 years and older

  • 403 do not have any school degree or at most preschool.
  • 348 did visit primary school up to the fifth class (incomplete).
  • 116 finished primary school (6 years complete).
  • 44 two years at secondary school at least (incomplete).
  • 55 three years at secondary school (complete).


Within the group of adults over 18 years 10 do have a scholar degree after having completed secondary school or high school. Like Bachelor, technical schools, university, master or doctor degrees. This group divides into 5 males and 5 females. While the populations medium degree is 2.54, the male population do have a medium degree of 2.97, the female population one of 2.11

Economic characteristics

Economically active

The economically active population, people how are employed or actively seeking employment, is 456 people. 431 of this fraction are male and 25 are female. Economically inactive are about 665 people. The active fraction divides in 455 occupied and 1 unoccupied people.

Social security and public health care

While 507 people have access to one of the social security systems in Mexico, about 1134 individuals are without health insurance.

Access to the services of the Mexican Social Security Institute IMSS have 0 people. 0 people do have the right to access the ISSTE, 0 find their security at ISSSTE and 506 have access to the public health insurance, Seguro Popular.

Marital Status

About 402 people of the age group 12 years and older are unmarried or singles. The number of people who are married or who are living in a conjugal relationship is 633 and there are 92 people who are separated, divorced or widowed.


The large fraction of 1340 people are Roman Catholics, 281 people are Christians, mostly Protestants and similar historic religions. Other religions like Judaism, Islam, New Age, Ethnic religions and even religious movements are preferred by 0 individuals and finally about 19 are without any religion or are atheists.


The total number of homes, private or not, occupied or not, with or without further information, is 392 and 351 of them are inhabited.

Private homes

The total number of private homes, with more detailed information available, is 392. With 351 occupied private homes and 8 unoccupied private homes. 33 are only for temporal use. As far as information is available the medium number of occupants in private homes is 1641.

Economic status

In La Candelaria, Oaxaca (Santiago Zacatepec) about 189 private homes do not have any of the following goods. 144 own a radio, 80 have a TV, 26 own a fridge, a washing machine is available in 0 private homes and a car is available in 3. In 0 homes a PC is part of the standard of living. A cable telephone is available in 0, an internet connection can be found in 0 and 2 homes do have cellphones.

Equipment in private homes

  • Without floor other than soil: 151
  • Normal floor: 200
  • One bedroom: 214
  • Two or more bedrooms: 137
  • One room: 33
  • Two rooms: 181
  • Three or more rooms: 137

Services in private homes

  • With electricity: 241
  • Without electricity: 110
  • Tubed water: 218
  • Without tubed water: 132
  • With toilet: 334
  • Connected to the drainage: 2
  • Without drainage: 348
  • Fully equipped homes: 2
All data is based on the 2010 published data of the Mexican National Institute of Statistics and Geography

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