|Almost a quarter of the population does not know to read or write,
but the municipio counts with 144 educational institutions, from preschool to high school.
35 doctors provide medical care at 10 public facilities, and there are many more in the private sector.
81% earns less than 2 minimum salaries daily (about US $7.50 in 2007 dollars).
8% don´t have a toilets or drainage, 12% lack running water, and 12% have no electricity.
The budget provided from local state and federal funds is projected to be app 51 million pesos in 2005,
plus some other funds that I´m not clear about. (dif)
Right now that´s a little more than US $ 100 per person, annually. ($65 in 2009 dollars)
Property taxes are assessed against 11,336 units, averaging 116 pesos, about US $10, even though
the house is worth a million pesos or dollars.
|The largest cities are the county seat of Catemaco city with 26,141 inhabitants (2005), followed by
Sontecomapan with 2,374, La Victoria with 1,804 and another 10 towns with more than 500 people.
The population is mostly mestizo, with less than 500 known native language speakers, and less than
50+/- resident foreigners.