What is the relative size of the expatriate community? How would you describe overall morale among expatriates?

Small. We're the only gig in town. I've never met another expat in Hermosillo, although my husband has finally found 3 Brazilians, which is a lot in this town! Most people are fine with Hermosillo and try to appreciate the positives. As I mentioned, a lot of people seem to be disillusioned with overseas life because of the constant reminders of the U.S. - Aug 2015

VERY small. The consulate has a small number of officers, and there are several other agencies in the consulate. Anyone else that is here is most likely from the Ford plant or a Canadian mining company. - Apr 2013

Small. There are a few Americans and Canadians working with some of the factories in Sonora, but not very many in Hermosillo. Other than the U.S. consulate, there is no other diplomatic mission in Hermosillo. - Dec 2009

Small compared to cities like Tijuana, Saltillo, Monterrey, Mexico City. But, there have been expats in Sonora going back almost 200 years and they are well accepted. - Feb 2008

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