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San Luis Potosí, San Luis Potosí

San Luis Potosí, San Luis Potosí is located at a height of 1864 meters above sea level in the municipality of San Luis Potosí (Poz-Zam) in San Luis Potosí, Mexico. Its geographic location is at latitude: 22.149722 and longitude: -100.975.

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San Luis Potosí, San Luis Potosí is populated by 722772 people. The total population consists of 34523 children aged 0 to 2 years, 37781 aged 3 to 5 years, 80658 children aged 6 to 11 years, 40216 teenagers between 12 and 14 years and 43084 aged 15 to 17 years. The number of adult people aged 18 to 24 is 96482, in the age group of 25 to 60 years are 327880 people and the over 60 years old people are represented by 62148 people.

Dividing the overall population of 722772 inhabitants in only three age groups result in: 193178 people aged 0 to 14, 476097 people aged 15 to 64 and 41782 people aged 65 or more years. The male-female ratio is 92.69 men per 100 woman and the birth rate (fertility rate) is 2.05 children per woman.

Indigenous population

In San Luis Potosí, San Luis Potosí are known 8903 people in censal housholds, where the head or his partner speaks an indigenous language. In the group of children 3 years and older 3693 speak an indegenous language, 22 speaking an indigenous language but not spanish and 2722 people who do speak both, spanish and an indigenous language. For the age group 5 years and older these numbers are 3657, 18 and 2707 people.


While 607007 people were born in the same state, 98849 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 623779, the number of those older than 5 years who lived in 2005 in another state is 20021 people.


25541 of the 722772 living in San Luis Potosí, San Luis Potosí have some form of disability, activity limitation, mental or physical condition.

  • Mobility impairment: 14599
  • Visual impairment: 6508
  • Communicating: 2083
  • Hearing disability: 2748
  • Physical disability: 1705
  • Learning and thinking: 1373
  • Mental health: 3261

A total of 682625 people is free of disabilities. Read about disabilities.

School and education


In the age group of 8 to 14 years about 1367 people do not know read or write and 12034 of the group 15 and older are in that same situation.


  • Aged 3 to 5 years: 13003 do not visit school
  • Aged 6 to 11 years: 1576 do not visit a school
  • Aged 12 to 14 years: 1863 do not visit a school
  • Aged 15 to 17 years: 33094 do visit a school
  • Aged 18 to 24 years: 37819 do visit a school

15 years and older

  • 16100 do not have any school degree or at most preschool.
  • 33210 did visit primary school up to the fifth class (incomplete).
  • 63187 finished primary school (6 years complete).
  • 25954 two years at secondary school at least (incomplete).
  • 103768 three years at secondary school (complete).


Within the group of adults over 18 years 253192 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 121772 males and 131420 females. While the populations medium degree is 10.56, the male population do have a medium degree of 10.74, the female population one of 10.4

Economic characteristics

Economically active

The economically active population, people how are employed or actively seeking employment, is 311503 people. 186526 of this fraction are male and 124977 are female. Economically inactive are about 244805 people. The active fraction divides in 294122 occupied and 17381 unoccupied people.

Social security and public health care

While 532385 people have access to one of the social security systems in Mexico, about 177628 individuals are without health insurance.

Access to the services of the Mexican Social Security Institute IMSS have 367237 people. 56965 people do have the right to access the ISSTE, 1638 find their security at ISSSTE and 78512 have access to the public health insurance, Seguro Popular.

Marital Status

About 217050 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 288201 and there are 51946 people who are separated, divorced or widowed.


The large fraction of 648118 people are Roman Catholics, 37901 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 551 individuals and finally about 17577 are without any religion or are atheists.


The total number of homes, private or not, occupied or not, with or without further information, is 228095 and 188265 of them are inhabited.

Private homes

The total number of private homes, with more detailed information available, is 224228. With 184398 occupied private homes and 32589 unoccupied private homes. 7241 are only for temporal use. As far as information is available the medium number of occupants in private homes is 708346.

Economic status

In San Luis Potosí, San Luis Potosí about 568 private homes do not have any of the following goods. 166235 own a radio, 180768 have a TV, 172248 own a fridge, a washing machine is available in 154206 private homes and a car is available in 109858. In 84695 homes a PC is part of the standard of living. A cable telephone is available in 116269, an internet connection can be found in 64815 and 144703 homes do have cellphones.

Equipment in private homes

  • Without floor other than soil: 2788
  • Normal floor: 180512
  • One bedroom: 34365
  • Two or more bedrooms: 149500
  • One room: 2334
  • Two rooms: 9277
  • Three or more rooms: 172045

Services in private homes

  • With electricity: 183187
  • Without electricity: 829
  • Tubed water: 180579
  • Without tubed water: 2966
  • With toilet: 183011
  • Connected to the drainage: 182522
  • Without drainage: 942
  • Fully equipped homes: 179645
All data is based on the 2010 published data of the Mexican National Institute of Statistics and Geography

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