Migration to Yucatan has grown 700% in the last eight years

In the last eight years, the number of people who have arrived in Yucatan has increased by more than 700%, according to a survey by the National Institute of Statistics and Geography (Inegi).

Data from the federal agency indicate that between 2010 and 2018 the number of Mexicans who established their residence in the entity grew from 49 thousand to 350 thousand people.

Even the Inegi estimates that in the next five years the number of inhabitants could grow by 200 thousand more people.

According to the institute, for every 100 new residents, 34 come from Quintana Roo, 13 from Mexico City, 13 from Campeche, 9 from Tabasco and 6 from Veracruz. Security is the main reason that forces people to migrate.

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This also adds the registration of foreigners living in Yucatan totaling 38,000, which come mainly from the US, Canada, United Kingdom, France, Venezuela, Colombia, and Cuba.

In turn, the National Electoral Institute (INE) explains in its reports that Kanasín is the municipality that reports the greatest number of changes of address, with a total of 13,647 adults, representing 19.4 percent of the municipal population.

In addition, other municipalities such as Progreso, Valladolid. Tizimín, Hunucmá, and Mérida report the highest numbers of replacement of micas due to change of address. In its description, the agency evaluates that the state’s floating population – tourists – is not more than 40 thousand people monthly.

In proportion, the municipalities that have received the newest inhabitants are Mérida, Umán, Kanasín, Progreso and Valladolid.

Source: puntomedio.mx

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