Mexico population rises to 126M; now older, better educated

Mexico’s just-completed census puts the country’s population at 126 million people, and finds it a bit older, better educated and more connected to the internet, officials announced Monday.

The every-decade census carried out last year raised the total count from 114 million in 2010. The census agency found that about 1.2 million were born outside Mexico — nearly 800,000 of them in the United States.

The median age has risen to 29 years from 26 in 2010 and 22 in 2000.

The average level of education rose to . . .

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