By the Numbers: U.S.-Mexico relations

President Obama met with Mexican President Peña Nieto at the White House shortly before Peña Nieto took office in December.

Story highlights

  • U.S. leaders have made 32 visits to Mexico; Mexican leaders have visited the U.S. 54 times
  • Almost a third of the foreign-born population in the U.S. was born in Mexico
  • This week's visit will be Obama's third to Mexico and his first since Enrique Peña Nieto's election

President Barack Obama travels south to Mexico this week to meet with Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto in the country's capital before he heads to Costa Rica to meet with other regional leaders.

Here's a look at the relationship between the United States and Mexico, by the numbers:

1,933 miles: Length of the border between the United States and Mexico.

32: Visits by U.S. presidents to Mexico.

3: Times that President Barack Obama has traveled to Mexico, most recently in June 2012, to attend the G-20 Economic Summit.

5: Times former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton visited Mexico while she was in office from 2009 to 2012.

19: Countries visited so far by Secretary of State John Kerry. He hasn't gone to Mexico yet, but he recently met with Mexican Foreign Secretary Jose Antonio Meade.

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54: Visits to the U.S. by leaders of Mexico.

1: Obama's rank on the most recent Forbes list of the World's Most Powerful People.

51: Percentage of the vote received by President Obama in the 2012 U.S. presidential election.

54: President Enrique Peña Nieto's rank on the most recent Forbes list of the World's Most Powerful People.

38: Percentage of the vote received by Peña Nieto in the Mexican presidential election in 2012.

$277.6 billion: U.S imports from Mexico in 2012.

$216.3 billion: U.S. exports to Mexico in 2012.

29: Percent of the foreign-born population in the U.S. in 2010 who were originally from Mexico, according to the Census.

1-23-2: Record of the U.S. soccer team against the Mexican team, after both teams failed to score in an important World Cup qualifying match in March 2013.