Population & Workforce

A dynamic society that never stops, 1.3 million inhabitants and a well trained workforce make the region a land of opportunity.
(CONAPO, 2020)

WOMEN

Represent the 51.77% of the population.
(ENOE T1, 2020)

MEN

The workforce median age is 39 years old.
(ENOE T1, 2020)

YOUNG

25.45% of the total population are between 15 and 29 years old
(ENOE T1, 2020)

ELDERLY

It is estimated that aproximatedly 100,000 inhabitantes are more than 65 years old.
(ENOE T1, 2020)

Four cities between two states

1.3 million inhabitants living in the 10th biggest metro area of the country, La Laguna:

Torreon, Coahuila > 724,386

Matamoros, Coahuila > 118,631

Gomez Palacio, Durango > 367,828

Lerdo, Durango > 159,094

(CONAPO, 2019)

TOGETHER FOR A BETTER EDUCATION

K-12

321,083 enrolled students in 1,319 schools ranging from kinder to high school for the 2017-2018 period.
(ANUIES, 2019)

UNIVERSITIES

More than 63,500 undergraduates studying 139 programs in 71 univeristies and technical schools.
(ANUIES, 2019)

RESEARCH

2,430 graduate students in more than 150 programs.
(ANUIES, 2019)

EDUCATIONAL COMMITMENT

Strengthening ties between enterprises, public sector and academia

CANACINTRA

The local chapter of the National Chamber of  Transformation Industries has a linkage program with technical schools where students are required to have internships in local industry.

CIESLAG

33 university members of the Council of Higher Education Institutions coordinate efforts to keep degrees relevant to local employers.

IMPLAN

The Municipal Institute of  Planning and Competitiveness implemented in 2019 the "Business-Academy Talking Program" where the 33 members of CIESLAG gathered with the executives of the biggest local employers to identify weaknesses in student curriculums, propose solutions and stay ahead with global technology trends.

Employment

One of the most competitive wages and steady employment rate, Torreón offers a wide range of skilled workers.

WORKFORCE

536,736

58.07% Male

41.93% Female

Average age

39.2 years
(ENOE T1, 2020)

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4.86% unemployment rate
(ENOE T1, 2020)

(ENOE T1, 2020)

(IMSS, April 2020)

305,800 insured workers as of august 2019.
(IMSS, 2020)
One of the most competitive wages of the country at $8,977 MXN monthly avg.
(ENOE T1, 2020)

(ENOE T1, 2020)

(ENOE T1, 2020)

21.6% of workers in Manufacturing related activities.
(ENOE T1, 2020)
Average wage of $41,829.03 MXN for management positions.
(EDTT, 2020)

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employment and INDUSTRIAL information

Economic Development Team Torreon