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Latino Daily News

Monday December 6, 2010

Mexico’s Population Boom Thanks to Migrants Staying Home

Mexico’s National Institute for Statistics and Geography, the equvalient of our U.S. Census Department, showed an unexpected increase in Mexico’s population. 

Recent figures show Mexico’s population at 112.3 million as of July, which reflects 3.6 million more inhabitants then were expected.  The increase was mostly likely due to births amongst migrants that chose not to leave Mexico, according to statistical experts in the country.

On average 500,000 people leave Mexico annually to the U.S. and now that number has fallen to 250,000.  The global recession, less U.S. jobs and immigration enforcement are seen as the leading causes for Mexico-to-U.S. migration to be down.