Rayón (Chiapas)

The most complete information about the city of Rayón (photos, maps, statistics, population) on a single page.

Did you know that this town in Chiapas has 6,860 inhabitants?

The town of Rayón (Chiapas) belongs to the municipality of Rayón. There are 6,860 inhabitants and it is 1,340 meters altitude. The Magical Town of Copainalá is 44 minutes away by car (32 km). In the list of the most populated towns of the whole municipality, it is the number #1 of the ranking.

Last Update: 29.05.2024

Data: In Rayón, 84% of the inhabitants are catholic and 35% of the dwellings are equipped with a washing machine. At the bottom of this page you will find more information.

#1 Where is Rayón? How to go? Map

What is the route to get to Rayón (Chiapas)? Find out on this map the access to this town. With the zoom controls you can zoom in and out to the icon Map marker


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#2 The population of Rayón (Chiapas) is 6,860 inhabitants

Population data in Rayón (Chiapas)
YearFemale InhabitantsMale inhabitantsTotal population
Evolution of the population in Rayón: Total   Men   Women
Other demographic data in Rayón:
Fertility rate (children per woman):2.469.92
Population coming from outside the State of Chiapas:2.08%1.75%
Illiterate population:11.20%14.22%
Illiterate population (men):3.86%9.92%
Illiterate population (women):7.33%18.43%
Schooling level:8.226.65
Schooling level (men):8.717.30
Schooling level (women):7.756.01
Indigenous culture data in Rayón:
Percentage of indigenous population:59.20%65.28%
Percentage speaking an indigenous language:33.02%31.93%
Percentage who speak an indigenous language and do not speak Spanish:0.28%0.42%
Comparison of percentages of indigenous population in the town of Rayón, compared with its municipality, with the percentage in the State of Chiapas, and in the country as a whole.

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Unemployment, economy and dwelling data in Rayón:
Employed population over 12 years:49.17%30.01%
Employed population over 12 years (men):59.71%45.79%
Employed population over 12 years (women):39.22%14.50%
Number of inhabited private dwellings:1,5881,499
Homes with electricity:99.50%97.10%
Housing with piped water:99.50%96.79%
Dwellings with toilet or sanitary facilities:96.98%95.07%
Dwellings with radio:48.17%50.16%
Housing with television:79.97%75.82%
Housing with refrigerator:50.13%37.87%
Housing with washing machine:34.51%20.27%
Housing with automobile:12.53%13.62%
Households with personal computer, laptop or tablet:14.48%12.44%
Homes with landline telephone:2.39%6.89%
Dwellings with cellular phones:74.12%44.84%
Homes with Internet:8.82%2.27%
Comparison of percentages of single persons in Rayón (over 12 years), comparing the same percentage with the municipality, with the State of Chiapas, and with the total for the country.

#3 Satellite photo of Rayón

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

#4 What to do in Rayón

A weekend in Rayón and looking for tourist attractions? Tourism in Rayón and surroundings to find the best destinations.
Mountains in Rayón for hiking and trails:
  • Cerro La Ventana (1643 meters): 1.7 km walk (22 minutes), heading South.
  • Cerro San Bartolo (1751 meters): 1.9 km walk (25 minutes), heading South.
  • Cerro La Unión (1900 meters): 7.3 km walk (99 minutes), heading East.
  • Cerro Los Colis (2055 meters): 8.0 km walk (154 minutes), heading Southwest.
Magical Towns to visit when in Rayón:
  • Copainalá (Chiapas): Don't miss "Cascadas de Zacalapa", 44 km, heading Southwest (32 minutes by car)
  • Tapijulapa (Tabasco): Don't miss "Reserva Ecológica de Kolem Jaá", 69 km, heading Northeast (62 minutes by car)
  • Teapa (Tabasco): Don't miss "Ojo de agua 'El Mure'", 71 km, heading North (51 minutes by car)
Other towns near Rayón:
  • El Patio (311 inhabitants): Located 1 km to the South (1 minutes by car)
  • La Candelaria (36 inhabitants): Located 1 km to the Southwest (2 minutes by car)
  • Nueva Localidad Zoque (31 inhabitants): Located 1 km to the Northeast (2 minutes by car)
  • San Francisco (99 inhabitants): Located 2 km to the Southeast (2 minutes by car)
This information is based on geographical data. Distances may vary depending on terrain, driving style or walking conditions..

#5 Population pyramid of Rayón (Chiapas)

In Rayón 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 Rayón, 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 Rayón
Data of the age pyramid of the town Rayón (inhabitants year 2020)
Age rangeNumber of womenNumber of menTotal population
Infants (0-5 years)416377793
Youth (6-14 years)6946551,349
Adults (15-59 years)2,0982,0024,100
Elderly (60+ years)321297618

#6 Photos of Rayón

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

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#7 The Postal Code of Rayón (Chiapas) is 29740

Are you going to send a letter to Rayón? Do you have a friend in Rayón and want to send them a gift through the postal service? The Postal Code of Rayón consists of the following 5 digits: 29740. If you want to know more about how Post Codes are determined in Mexico, the first two postal digits of Rayón ("29") correspond to the state code of Chiapas, and the last three correspond to the people themselves. In Mexico, the same ZIP code can be assigned to several towns.

#8 Vote for Rayón as the most beautiful town in Mexico

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Average Rating: 4.6/5
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  2. Carrizal (212 inhabitants)
  3. Cumbre de Manzanillo (17 inhabitants)
  4. El Carmen (3 inhabitants)
  5. El Carmen (8 inhabitants)
  6. El Mecatal (74 inhabitants)
  7. Flor de María (5 inhabitants)
  8. Flor de Ventana (- inhabitants)
  9. José Dolores López Domínguez (- inhabitants)
  10. La Naranja (50 inhabitants)
  11. La Unión Nueva (169 inhabitants)
  12. Nopalito (53 inhabitants)
  13. Rayón (6860 inhabitants)
  14. San Martín Anexo (- inhabitants)
  15. San Martín Caballero (- inhabitants)