The city serves as the municipal seat for the surrounding municipality of the same name. With a 2010 census population of 4,568 inhabitants, it is the second-largest city (locality) in the municipality, after the town of Tres Marías .
The municipality reported 17,340 inhabitants in the 2010 census.
The name is a Spanish-language adaptation of a Nahuatl toponym meaning "in the water of the humming-birds".
Towns and villages
The largest localities (cities, towns, and villages) are:
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- Hutizilac municipal government website Accessed 31 October 2008.
- Hutizilac Enciclopedia de los Municipios de México, INAFED. Accessed 31 October 2008.
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