An overview of El Salvador demographic data

Think about this: El Salvador is the only country in the Americas between Colombia and the North Pole, that doesn’t have coastline on the Atlantic or Caribbean.  Pretty unique!  But that’s not the only thing unique about El Salvador.    According to the CIA World Factbook, El Salvador’s current rate of population growth – a paltry […]

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An overview of Guatemala demographic data

You just can’t look at Central America without looking at Guatemala, first.  Sure, there are a couple bigger countries, territorially speaking (specifically Honduras and Nicaragua).  But, with a surging population of 16.9 million, Guatemala is the most populous nation in the region by a factor of two.  If your business looks at Central America, Guatemala […]

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Introducing new demographic data for Central America

GeoAnalitica is happy to announce the release of our 2018 Central America Demographic Estimates data package.  And, if you’ve tried to work with Central America demographic data before, you’ll be pretty happy about this, too.  Our growth-aware, multi-source methodology addresses some of the most aggravating issues with Central America demographics – the lag time since […]

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AGEBs and Manzanas in Mexico demographic data

Introduction to AGEB and Manzana Data As you explore Mexico demographics and Mexico GIS data in more depth, you’re going to see some unfamiliar names pop up.  You may be accustomed to the U.S. model of Census demographic areas: the tract, the block group, and the block, among others.  While these don’t directly translate to […]

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Municipios in Mexico: how they relate to demographic data

Background Municipalities in Mexico (or, municipios in Spanish) form the intersection point between political geography and Census geography. Municipios are civic boundaries, in the sense that each municipio hosts a popularly elected local government, headed by a 'presidente'. Municipio governments provide public services and serve as a recorder of public data, such as traffic fatalities […]

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Why we blog

At GeoAnalitica, we don't just build data -- we obsess over data.  With our experience applying geo-demographics to real-world site selection, we understand the applications of our data as well as their technical merits. Mexico's demographic data ecosystem is broad and deep.  It's taken us years just to figure out who's who, and to understand […]

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Mexico’s Census: A Primer

As is the case with most national Census programs, Mexico's Census is designed for a civic purpose, rather than for business applications.  The demographics that are collected through the Mexican Census tend to deal with factors that affect the way the government serves its population.  While core variables like household and population count, age, and […]

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