9,170 in Mexico (2000 INALI). 2,600 monolinguals (1990 census). 2,500–3,000 located in Tlaxiaco (district head).
Oaxaca, San Juan Mixtepec, Tlaxiaco (district head); San Quintín valley, Baja California. Also in United States.
About 90% of the parents speak Mixtec with their children (2011 SIL). Home, friends, work. All ages. Some also use Spanish [spa].