There are no official estimates as to how many expats live in the Lake Chapala / Ajijic area. The guesses I have heard tend to center on a population of perhaps 120,000 or so total inhabitants in the total “Lakeside” area, from Jocotepec to Chapala, with Ajijic about in the middle. Of those, perhaps 20% or so are expats, a percentage that will rise or fall somewhat significantly depending on the time of year. (The Lake Chapala area will receive many Canadians and others from colder places during the November – April timeframe.)
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