According to the 12 th General Census of Population and Housing (2000), the total native population in the municipality is 1,721 people.
Their native languages are Náhuatl and Mixteco. The total population is 105,469 inhabitants out of which 55,756 are men and 49,713 are women. The number represents the 24.87% of the total population of the state.
It has a population density of 30.55 hab/sq km and the economically active population of the municipality is 46,402 people while the employed one is 46,109.
The Catholic population is formed by 78,922 inhabitants while the non Catholic one is