El Salitrero

Learn about medium-sized town of El Salitrero through its pictures, maps and population statistics.

All the information about this town of 264 inhabitants of the State of Oaxaca

The town of El Salitrero belongs to the municipality of Santa María Colotepec (State of Oaxaca). There are 264 inhabitants and it is 120 meters altitude. The Magical Town of Mazunte is 67 minutes away by car (63 km). Of all the towns in the municipality, it occupies the number #17 in terms of number of inhabitants.

Last Update: 29.05.2024

Data: In El Salitrero, 50% of the inhabitants are catholic and 4% of the housings are equipped with a washing machine. At the bottom of this page you will find more information.

The town of El Salitrero is located at 9.8 kilometers from Brisas de Zicatela, which is the most populated locality in the municipality, in the Northeast direction. In addition, it is located at 19.5 kilometers from Santa María Colotepec, which is the capital of the municipality, in the East direction. If you browse our webpage, you will also find a map with the location of El Salitrero.

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

Online map of El Salitrero in Oaxaca, with an interactive cartography with which you can see closely the town, centered on Map marker


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#2 The population of El Salitrero (Oaxaca) is 264 inhabitants

Population data in El Salitrero
YearFemale InhabitantsMale inhabitantsTotal population
Evolution of the population in El Salitrero: Total   Men   Women
Other demographic data in El Salitrero:
Fertility rate (children per woman):2.9312.70
Population coming from outside the State of Oaxaca:0.38%0.00%
Illiterate population:15.91%16.23%
Illiterate population (men):6.06%12.70%
Illiterate population (women):9.85%20.59%
Schooling level:5.524.12
Schooling level (men):5.884.82
Schooling level (women):5.163.33
Indigenous culture data in El Salitrero:
Percentage of indigenous population:90.53%87.28%
Percentage speaking an indigenous language:58.71%51.75%
Percentage who speak an indigenous language and do not speak Spanish:2.65%4.39%
Comparison of percentages of indigenous population in the town of El Salitrero, 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 housing data in El Salitrero:
Employed population over 12 years:32.95%23.25%
Employed population over 12 years (men):51.47%41.27%
Employed population over 12 years (women):13.28%0.98%
Number of inhabited private housings:5447
Homes with electricity:83.33%93.18%
Homes with piped water:100.00%0.00%
Homes with a toilet or sanitary facilities:12.96%100.00%
Homes with a radio:16.67%70.45%
Homes with a television:53.70%47.73%
Homes with a refrigerator:48.15%34.09%
Homes with a washing machine:3.70%9.09%
Homes with a car:9.26%2.27%
Households with personal computer, laptop or tablet:3.70%0.00%
Homes with landline telephone:3.70%9.09%
Homes with cell phones:53.70%0.00%
Homes with Internet:3.70%0.00%
Comparison of percentages of single persons in El Salitrero (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 Salitrero

Amazing satellite GPS maps of El Salitrero, to see from space this beautiful village, as well as the surroundings of the municipality of Santa María Colotepec. You can search free satellite map (2024) of El Salitrero.

#4 Hotels and Accommodation near El Salitrero

Do you want to stay in El Salitrero? We don't have any hotel registered in this town, but you can check in this list of the closest accommodations to El Salitrero:

#5 What to do in El Salitrero

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Mountains in El Salitrero for hiking and trails:
  • Cerro Piedra Blanca (287 meters): 1.9 km walk (36 minutes), heading Southeast.
  • Cerro Palma Sola (675 meters): 3.8 km walk (48 minutes), heading Northwest.
  • Cerro La Olla (934 meters): 9.6 km walk (151 minutes), heading North.
  • Cerro Grande (446 meters): 8.5 km walk (134 minutes), heading East.
Magical Towns near El Salitrero to discover the Mexican culture:
  • Mazunte (Oaxaca): Don't miss "Playa Bermejita​", 67 km, heading Southeast (63 minutes by car)
Other towns near El Salitrero:
  • La Toma (104 inhabitants): Located 3 km to the West (3 minutes by car)
  • Mata de Bule (302 inhabitants): Located 6 km to the Northeast (7 minutes by car)
  • Valdeflores (259 inhabitants): Located 6 km to the East (6 minutes by car)
  • Los Reyes (147 inhabitants): Located 5 km to the Southeast (8 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 Salitrero (Oaxaca)

We have compiled data on number of inhabitants of El Salitrero by age and gender, to show you the following population pyramid of the town, from the year 2005. You can check how the percentages of children and adults are distributed, in addition to women and men. With this data you can analyze the demographic structure, and know if in El Salitrero there is a generational replacement.

Population pyramid of El Salitrero
Data of the age pyramid of the town El Salitrero (inhabitants year 2020)
Age rangeNumber of womenNumber of menTotal population
Infants (0-5 years)182442
Youth (6-14 years)303565
Adults (15-59 years)7767144
Elderly (60+ years)31013

#7 Pictures of El Salitrero

In order for you to enjoy nature around El Salitrero, we have compiled a collection of sightseeing and monument pictures of the town and its surroundings. Access a completely free online image gallery of El Salitrero, 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 Salitrero (Oaxaca) is 70936

Are you going to send a letter to El Salitrero? Do you have a friend in El Salitrero and want to send them a gift through the postal service? The Postal Code of El Salitrero consists of the following 5 digits: 70936. If you want to know more about how Post Codes are determined in Mexico, the first two postal digits of El Salitrero ("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

  1. Aguaje de la Danta (41 inhabitants)
  2. Arroyo Tomatal (83 inhabitants)
  3. Barra de Navidad (972 inhabitants)
  4. Brisas de Zicatela (10632 inhabitants)
  5. Corozalito (89 inhabitants)
  6. El Bajo (143 inhabitants)
  7. El Banco (54 inhabitants)
  8. El Camalote (228 inhabitants)
  9. El Columpio (37 inhabitants)
  10. El Rosedal (89 inhabitants)
  11. Emiliano Zapata (912 inhabitants)
  12. Laguna Encantada (- inhabitants)
  13. Los Sarmientos (55 inhabitants)
  14. Valdeflores (259 inhabitants)
  15. Ventanilla (649 inhabitants)