|City & municipal seat|
|Town status||12 April 1850|
|City status||25 July 1901|
|• Municipal President||Trinidad San Román Vera (PRI), 2008-10|
|Elevation||140 m (460 ft)|
|Time zone||CST (UTC-6)|
|• Summer (DST)||CDT (UTC-5)|
In the 2005 INEGI Census, the city of Tantoyuca reported a total population of 23,893.
Tantoyuca comes from the Tenek tan-tuyik, which means "place of wax."
Tantoyuca was founded by Huastec people in pre-Hispanic times. It was conquered by the Mexica Triple Alliance in the late 15th or early 16th centuries. It was given town (villa) status on 12 April 1850 and city (ciudad) status on 25 July 1901.
- "Tantoyuca". Enciclopedia de los Municipios de México. Instituto Nacional para el Federalismo y el Desarrollo Municipal. Archived from the original on 27 January 2007. Retrieved 6 November 2008.