Cancún

metro area

2020: 934,189, Population

 2020: US$46.4M, International sales

  2020: US$298M, International purchases

In 2020, the population in Cancún was 934,189 inhabitants (50.4% men and 49.6% women). Compared to 2010, the population in Cancún increased by 37.9%.

International sales of Cancún in 2020 were US$46.4M, 31.5% more than the previous year. The products with the highest level of international sales in 2020 were Safety Glass Consisting Tempered Glass or Plywood (US$11.9M), Crustaceans; in Shell or Not, Live, Fresh, Chilled, Frozen, Dried, Salted or in Brine; Smoked, Cooked or not before or during Smoking (US$2.38M), and Woven Fabrics of Synthetic Filament Yarn (US$1.77M).

International purchases of Cancún in 2020 were US$298M, 44.1% more than the previous year. The products with the highest level of international purchases in 2020 were Fish Fillets and other Fish Meat (Whether or not Minced), Fresh, Chilled or Frozen (US$26.7M), Pepper of the Genus Piper; Fruits of the Capsicum Genus or Pimenta, Dried, Crushed or Ground (US$25.7M), and Articles of Jewelery and Parts, of Precious Metal or Clad with Precious Metal (Plated) Sus (US$10.4M).

The products with the highest level of international sales in 2021 were Safety Glass Consisting Tempered Glass or Plywood (US$11.9M), Crustaceans; in Shell or Not, Live, Fresh, Chilled, Frozen, Dried, Salted or in Brine; Smoked, Cooked or not before or during Smoking (US$2.38M), and Woven Fabrics of Synthetic Filament Yarn (US$1.77M). In the same year, the products with the highest level of international purchases were Fish Fillets and other Fish Meat (Whether or not Minced), Fresh, Chilled or Frozen (US$26.7M), Pepper of the Genus Piper; Fruits of the Capsicum Genus or Pimenta, Dried, Crushed or Ground (US$25.7M), and Articles of Jewelery and Parts, of Precious Metal or Clad with Precious Metal (Plated) Sus (US$10.4M).

The municipalities that make up the metropolitan area of Cancún are: Isla Mujeres and Benito Juárez.

Net International Trade

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May, 2022

  • US$34.4M, International purchases
  • US$7.37M, International sales

* Foreign trade data has been anonymized.

In may 2022, international sales of Cancún were US$7.37M and a total of US$34.4M in international purchases. For this month the net trade balance of Cancún it was of -US$27M.

International Sales

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Safety Glass Consisting Tempered Glass or Plywood: US$11.9M, Main Exported Product (2020)

United States: US$14.7M, Main Destination (2020)

* Foreign trade data has been anonymized.

The main international sales in 2021 were Safety Glass Consisting Tempered Glass or Plywood (US$11.9M), Crustaceans; in Shell or Not, Live, Fresh, Chilled, Frozen, Dried, Salted or in Brine; Smoked, Cooked or not before or during Smoking (US$2.38M), and Woven Fabrics of Synthetic Filament Yarn (US$1.77M).

The main international sales destinations in 2021 were United States (US$14.7M), Cuba (US$5.96M), and Dominican Republic (US$5.53M).

International Purchases

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Fish Fillets and other Fish Meat (Whether or not Minced), Fresh, Chilled or Frozen: US$26.7M, Main Imported Product (2020)

China: US$99.6M, Main Origin (2020)

* Foreign trade data has been anonymized.

The main international purchases in 2021 were Fish Fillets and other Fish Meat (Whether or not Minced), Fresh, Chilled or Frozen (US$26.7M), Pepper of the Genus Piper; Fruits of the Capsicum Genus or Pimenta, Dried, Crushed or Ground (US$25.7M), and Articles of Jewelery and Parts, of Precious Metal or Clad with Precious Metal (Plated) Sus (US$10.4M).

The main countries of origin of international purchases in 2021 were China (US$99.6M), United States (US$59.9M), and Spain (US$28.5M).

Monthly International Trade

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* Foreign trade data has been anonymized.

The main international sale in may 2022 was Safety Glass Consisting Tempered Glass or Plywood (US$2.94M). The main international sales destinations were United States (US$3.45M), Dominican Republic (US$813k), and Jamaica (US$286k).

The main international purchase in may 2022 was Pepper of the Genus Piper; Fruits of the Capsicum Genus or Pimenta, Dried, Crushed or Ground (US$2.38M). The main countries of origin of international purchases were China (US$8.87M), United States (US$6.16M), and Spain (US$2.59M).

Population and Housing

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Cancún 2020: 463,322, Female Population

 Cancún 2020: 470,867, Male Population

The total population of Cancún in 2020 was 934,189 inhabitants, with 49.6% woman, and 50.4% men.

The age ranges that concentrated the largest population were 25 to 29 years (95,339 inhabitants), 30 to 34 years (87,756 inhabitants), and 20 to 24 years (84,715 inhabitants). Among them they concentrated 28.7% of the total population.

* In the case of the Afro-descendant population, reference is made to the population that is recognized as Afro-descendant.

Indigenous Dialect

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75.2k inhabitants, Population that speaks an indigenous language

The visualization shows the 10 main indigenous languages spoken by the population of Cancún.

The population of 3 years and over that speaks at least one indigenous language was 75.2k inhabitants, which corresponds to 8.05% of the total population of Cancún.

The most widely spoken indigenous dialects were Maya (57,890 inhabitants), Tseltal (4,396 inhabitants), and Tsotsil (3,371 inhabitants).

Foreign Immigration

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The geomap shows the countries of origin of migrants to Cancún in recent years. The bar chart shows the main causes of migration.

The largest number of migrants who entered Cancún in the last 5 years came from Guatemala (1.82k people), Argentina (1.19k people), and Venezuela (1.15k people).

The main causes of migration to Cancún in recent years were labor (2.89k people), family (2.05k people), and economical (1.68k people).

* The data displayed were obtained from the extended questionnaire whose data have a confidence interval of 90% and an error of 0.2.

Quality of Life

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Rooms and Bedrooms of the House

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  • 30.8%, Housing with 3 rooms (2020)
  • 44.3%, Housing with 2 bedrooms (2020)

In 2020, most inhabited private homes had 3 and 2 rooms, 30.8% and 29.1%, respectively.

In the same period, the inhabited private homes with 2 and 1 bedrooms, 44.3% and 40.2%, respectively.

* The percentage distribution does not add to 100% because the value of the unspecified is not included.

* The data displayed were obtained from the extended questionnaire whose data have a confidence interval of 90% and an error of 0.2.

Services and Connectivity in the Housing

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The icons show the percentage of households that have certain elements of connectivity and/or services. With the upper selector you can switch between 5 categories that include different elements: access to technologies, entertaiment, availability of goods, availability of transport and equipment.

Data provided by Censo de Población y Vivienda 2020 (Cuestionario Básico y Cuestionario Ampliado)

2020: 38, Average time travel to work in minutes

 2020: 17, Average time travel to school in minutes

The visualization shows the population distribution according to travel times to work in 2020 compared to travel times at the national level.

In Cancún, the average travel time from home to work was 38 minutes, 77.3% of the population takes less than an hour to move, while 12.8% takes more than 1 hour to get to work.

On the other hand, the average travel time from home to place of study was 17 minutes, 97.5% of the population takes less than an hour to move, while 1.44% takes more than 1 hour.

* The data displayed were obtained from the extended questionnaire whose data have a confidence interval of 90% and an error of 0.2.

Means of Transportation to Work and to School

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The visualization shows the distribution of the means of transport to work or place to study used by the population of Cancún according to travel times.

In 2020, 48.9% of the population used to walk as the main means of transportation to work.

Regarding the means of transport to go to the place of study, 48.1% of the population used bus, taxi, or similar as the main means of transportation.

* The data displayed were obtained from the extended questionnaire whose data have a confidence interval of 90% and an error of 0.2.

Levels of Schooling

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The chart shows the percentage distribution of the population aged 15 years and over in Cancún according to the approved academic degree.

In 2020, the main academic degrees of the population of Cancún were Middle School (217k people or 31.4% of the total), High School or General Baccalaureate (205k people or 29.8% of the total), and Bachelor's Degree (117k people or 16.9% of the total).

It is possible to see the distribution of academic degrees by sex by changing the option selected in the upper button.

* The data displayed were obtained from the extended questionnaire whose data have a confidence interval of 90% and an error of 0.2.

Illiteracy rate

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Cancún 2020: 1.87%, Average illiteracy rate

The illiteracy rate for Cancún in 2020 was 1.87%. Of the total illiterate population, 37.1% corresponded to men and 62.9% to women.

* The illiterate population is considered to be the population aged 15 and over who cannot read or write.

Higher Education Enrollments

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Top Women Area (Bachelor's Degrees - 2021): 39, Arts and Humanities

Top Men Area (Bachelor's Degrees - 2021): 11, Engineering, Manufacturing and Construction

The areas with the highest number of men enrolled in bachelor's degrees were Engineering, Manufacturing and Construction (11) and Arts and Humanities (5). Similarly, the study areas that concentrated the most women enrolled in bachelor's degrees were Arts and Humanities (39) and Engineering, Manufacturing and Construction (33).

It is possible to review this distribution in other years and different areas of study by changing the options selected in the upper buttons.

Higher Education Enrollment by Training Field

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In 2021, the most demanded training field in Cancún were Industrial, fashion and interior design (44) and Architecture and urbanism (44).

Health Resources

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Health Institutions and Type

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Stratum

The matrix is colored according to el número de unidades de salud by type and institution.

With the top selectors you can change the indicator and analyze the data for the rural and urban strata.

Health Establishments by Institution

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The graphs show the distribution of health units by rural or urban stratum and by type of establishment.

By clicking on a chart it is possible to filter the information displayed by the other chart.

Health Resources by Subcategory

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The treemap shows the distribution of health centers according to specialties in Cancún.

You can click on any box in the chart to view the distribution of the selected specialty by units type in the donut chart.  Or select a unit type in the donut chart to modify the treemap data.

Health Coverage

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Health Options and Coverage

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  • 12.4 %, Population served by Seguro Popular
  • 52.1 %, Population served by Social Security

In Cancún, the most widely used health care options in 2020 were IMSS (Social Security) (465k), Another place (189k), and SSAs Health Care Center or Hospital (111k).

In the same year, the social insurances that grouped the largest number of people were Popular Insurance or New Generation (XXI Century Health Insurance) (540k) and Not Specified (213k).

* The sum of the affiliated population is greater than the national population because a person can be affiliated with multiple health institutions.

* The data displayed were obtained from the extended questionnaire whose data have a confidence interval of 90% and an error of 0.2.

Difficulty Performing Daily Activities

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In 2020, the main disabilities present in the population of Cancún were visual disability (16.5k people), physical disability (12.8k people), and motor disability (5.98k people).

* A person can have more than one disability and appear counted in more than one category.

Disability and Diversity

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The chart shows the population pyramid of disability population in Cancún. With the upper selector it is possible to review the population pyramid for different types of disability.

By default, the chart shows the distribution of the visual disability population. 16,457 people with visual disabilities were totaled, 55.1% women and 44.9% men.

According to gender and age range, women among 50 to 54 years concentrated the 5.55% of the total population with visual disability, while men among 55 to 59 years concentrated the 4.2% of this population group.

Causes or Origins of Disabilities

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The matrix chart shows the distribution of the population with disabilities according to the type of disability and its causes or origins.

* A person can have more than one disability and appear counted in more than one category.

* The data displayed were obtained from the extended questionnaire whose data have a confidence interval of 90% and an error of 0.2.

Evolution of COVID-19 Cases

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Scale
Time Axis

* The dashed line indicates preliminary data that will be confirmed during the next 7 days.

The visualization presents the evolution of daily cases by COVID-19 in Cancún.

With the selector at the top it is possible to change the visualization to the evolution of deaths by COVID-19 (daily or accumulated). There is also the option of viewing the data with a 7-day rolling mean or a rate per 100,000 inhabitants.

The visualization shows the distribution of deaths according to comorbidity in Cancún. All the deceased reported to date are considered.

The buttons at the top allow you to see this distribution for the total of confirmed cases and hospitalized cases to date in Cancún.

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COVID-19 Cases by Sex and Age Range

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The visualization shows the distribution of confirmed cases according to age range and sex in Cancún to the date.

The selector at the top allows you to see this distribution for deceased and hospitalized patients. Additionally, when selecting type of patient it is possible to visualize the distribution by age range of hospitalized and outpatient patients.

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Diversity of the Person of Reference or Head of the Household

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  • 32.7%, Dwellings with women heads of household
  • 67.3%, Dwellings with men heads of household

According to data from the Population Census 2020, 294k dwellings were registered. Of these, 32.7% are homes where the person of reference is a woman and 67.3% corresponds to homes where the person of reference is a man.

Regarding the age ranges of the person of reference, 14.2% of the dwellings concentrated heads of household between 35 a 39 años.

Poverty and Social Deprivation Indicators

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Percentage of the Total Population in 2020

  • 6.27%, Population in extreme poverty
  • 31.9%, Population in moderate poverty

The visualization compares various indicators of poverty and social deprivation.

In 2020, 31.9% of the population was in a situation of moderate poverty and 6.27% in extreme poverty. The vulnerable population due to social deprivation reached a 26.8%, while the vulnerable population due to income was 9.13%.

The main social deficiencies of Cancún in 2020 were deprivation social security, deprivation health services and deprivation food access.

Public security

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Complaints by Goods Affected

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April 2022: 2,187, Total complaints

 April 2022: Stole, Main complaint

The complaints with the highest occurrence during April 2022 were Stole (746), Domestic Violence (243), and Injury (191), which covered a 54% of total complaints for the month.

When comparing the number of complaints in April 2021 and April 2022, those with the highest growth were Corruption of Minors (167%), Narcomenudeo (104%), and Sexual Abuse (93.1%).