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Source Regions in Mexico

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Click on a California region to see the source hometowns in Mexico for that region.


In Mexico, the state of Oaxaca is the source for more than 80% of the indigenous who work in California agriculture, followed by Guerrero which accounts for about 10%.  Other important sending states include Puebla and Michoacan.  We found a very small number who come from the states of Chiapas, Hidalgo, Veracruz, Mexico, Morelos, Nayarit, Yucatan and Quintana Roo.