citizens or residents of Mexico

Mexicans are citizens of Mexico.[1][2]

Total population
c. 137.2 million
Regions with significant populations
 United States10,931,939

(by birth, 2021) 37,235,886

(by ancestry, 2021)
 United Kingdom16,050
 Costa Rica10,188
 New Zealand2,080
 United Arab Emirates1,744
 El Salvador1,543
Spanish, numerous indigenous languages
Roman Catholicism, indigenous beliefs

There is a large Mexican diaspora in the United States. More than 38.5 million Mexican Americans and Mexican-born immigrants live in the United States.[3] There is also a significant Mexican diaspora in Canada, Spain, Germany, the United Kingdom, Bolivia, Argentina, Switzerland, the Netherlands and Costa Rica.[4]

Most Mexicans are racially mestizo, a mixture of Spanish and Native American.[5]

Mexicans of European descent, including those who immigrated during the 20th century, are concentrated in Mexico City, and in the West. Mexicans of European descent and other lighter-skinned Mexicans dominate the wealthiest echelons of Mexican society.[6] Most white Mexicans are of Spanish ancestry.

Mexico has the largest indigenous population in Latin America.[7] 1.38 million Mexicans are Afro-Mexicans. The majority of Afro-Mexicans live in Veracruz and the Costa Chica region. Afro-Mexicans were brought to Mexico as slaves from Africa during the Spanish colonial era.[8]


  1. "Mexican definition and meaning".
  2. Ethnic Groups of the Americas: An Encyclopedia.
  3. "Mexican Immigrants in the United States".
  4. "Do you know how many Mexicans live abroad?".
  5. "Mexico - World Directory of Minorities & Indigenous Peoples".
  6. Mexico - Ethnic groups
  7. Indigenous peoples
  8. Afro-Mexicans