El Potrero (Oaxaca)

Learn about small village of El Potrero through its photos, maps and population statistics.

All the information about this town of 102 inhabitants of the State of Oaxaca

The town of El Potrero (Oaxaca) belongs to the municipality of Santa María Colotepec. There are 102 inhabitants and it is 87 meters altitude. Of all the towns in the municipality, it occupies the number #34 in terms of number of inhabitants.

Last Update: 29.05.2024

Data: In El Potrero, 96% of the inhabitants are catholic and 10% of the dwellings are equipped with a washing machine. At the bottom of this page you will find more information.

The town of El Potrero is located at 4.4 kilometers from Brisas de Zicatela, which is the most populated locality in the municipality, in the South direction. In addition, it is located at 15.0 kilometers from Santa María Colotepec, which is the capital of the municipality, in the Southesast direction. If you browse our webpage, you will also find a map with the location of El Potrero.

#1 Where is El Potrero? How to go? Map

Location map of El Potrero in Oaxaca: Use the controls in the upper left area to zoom in (+) or out (-). This is a satellite photo centered in El Potrero, which is marked with the following symbol Map marker


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#2 The population of El Potrero (Oaxaca) is 102 inhabitants

Population data in El Potrero (Oaxaca)
YearFemale InhabitantsMale inhabitantsTotal population
Evolution of the population in El Potrero: Total   Men   Women
Other demographic data in El Potrero:
Fertility rate (children per woman):2.911.54
Population coming from outside the State of Oaxaca:0.00%0.00%
Illiterate population:9.80%11.22%
Illiterate population (men):2.94%11.54%
Illiterate population (women):6.86%10.87%
Schooling level:5.864.55
Schooling level (men):5.954.50
Schooling level (women):5.764.61
Indigenous culture data in El Potrero:
Percentage of indigenous population:3.92%3.06%
Percentage speaking an indigenous language:0.98%1.02%
Percentage who speak an indigenous language and do not speak Spanish:0.98%0.00%
Comparison of percentages of indigenous population in the town of El Potrero, compared with its municipality, with the percentage in the State of Oaxaca, and in the country as a whole.

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Unemployment, economy and dwelling data in El Potrero:
Employed population over 12 years:37.25%35.71%
Employed population over 12 years (men):61.82%67.31%
Employed population over 12 years (women):8.51%0.00%
Number of inhabited private dwellings:3126
Homes with electricity:90.32%76.00%
Housing with piped water:93.55%0.00%
Dwellings with toilet or sanitary facilities:93.55%92.00%
Dwellings with radio:32.26%60.00%
Housing with television:51.61%40.00%
Housing with refrigerator:61.29%36.00%
Housing with washing machine:9.68%4.00%
Housing with automobile:12.90%4.00%
Households with personal computer, laptop or tablet:6.45%0.00%
Homes with landline telephone:0.00%4.00%
Dwellings with cellular phones:38.71%0.00%
Homes with Internet:22.58%0.00%
Comparison of percentages of single persons in El Potrero (over 12 years), comparing the same percentage with the municipality, with the State of Oaxaca, and with the total for the country.

#3 Satellite photo of El Potrero

With the satellite map of El Potrero will I be able to look for my location? Yes, access the map, zoom in and see the surroundings of this town and the municipality of Santa María Colotepec. Get free live access to satellite views of 2024 of El Potrero.

#4 Hotels and Accommodation near El Potrero

It seems that there are no accommodations in the town of El Potrero, but we have a record of the closest hotels and motels to El Potrero so you can contact them.:

#5 What to do in El Potrero

Are you visiting and don't know what to do in El Potrero? The list of the best places to visit in El Potrero and nearby locations.
The best mountains in El Potrero for excursions and outdoor activities:
  • Cerro El Caballo (783 meters): 5.5 km walk (100 minutes), heading Northeast.
  • Cerro Ocote (511 meters): 5.3 km walk (67 minutes), heading West.
  • Cerro Las Palmitas (510 meters): 6.9 km walk (129 minutes), heading Northwest.
  • Cerro Águila (1094 meters): 8.4 km walk (126 minutes), heading Northeast.
Are you looking for charming villages in the surroundings of El Potrero?
  • Paso Limón (18 inhabitants): Located 2 km to the South (2 minutes by car)
  • Los Sarmiento (55 inhabitants): Located 5 km to the Northeast (6 minutes by car)
  • Plan de Mina (42 inhabitants): Located 5 km to the West (7 minutes by car)
  • San José el Quequestle (353 inhabitants): Located 6 km to the Southwest (6 minutes by car)
This information is based on geographical data. Distances may vary depending on terrain, driving style or walking conditions..

#6 Population pyramid of El Potrero (Oaxaca)

In El Potrero there is a very characteristic age structure of the population, which you can see in the following population pyramid, with data from 2005. After analyzing the demographic data of El Potrero, separated by men and women, and also by age groups, we can analyze what the future of the population in this town will be like.

Population pyramid of El Potrero
Data of the age pyramid of the town El Potrero (inhabitants year 2020)
Age rangeNumber of womenNumber of menTotal population
Infants (0-5 years)5611
Youth (6-14 years)5914
Adults (15-59 years)313263
Elderly (60+ years)6814

#7 Photos of El Potrero

In order for you to enjoy nature around El Potrero, we have compiled a collection of sightseeing and monument photographs of the town and its surroundings. Access a completely free online image gallery of El Potrero, so you can even use it as a wallpaper to always remember this beautiful town.

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#8 The Postal Code of El Potrero (Oaxaca) is 70935

Are you going to send a letter to El Potrero? Do you have a friend in El Potrero and want to send them a gift through the postal service? The Postal Code of El Potrero consists of the following 5 digits: 70935. If you want to know more about how Post Codes are determined in Mexico, the first two postal digits of El Potrero ("70") correspond to the state code of Oaxaca, and the last three correspond to the people themselves. In Mexico, the same ZIP code can be assigned to several towns.

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#12 Other towns in the Municipality of Santa María Colotepec

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  2. El Banco (54 inhabitants)
  3. El Camalote (228 inhabitants)
  4. El Corozal (172 inhabitants)
  5. El Porvenir (79 inhabitants)
  6. Emiliano Zapata (912 inhabitants)
  7. La Amistad (22 inhabitants)
  8. La Barra de Colotepec (1656 inhabitants)
  9. La Caoba (3 inhabitants)
  10. La Ceiba (191 inhabitants)
  11. Laguna Encantada (- inhabitants)
  12. Lagunilla (39 inhabitants)
  13. Los Naranjos (Los Naranjos Uno) (12 inhabitants)
  14. Los Reyes (147 inhabitants)
  15. Tierra Blanca (122 inhabitants)