San Benito, TX Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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San Benito, Texas - Basic Facts

The City of San Benito had a population of 25,365 as of July 1, 2016. San Benito ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Texas. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for San Benito is located at latitude 26.1294 and longitude -97.6441 in Cameron County. The formal boundaries for the City of San Benito (see map below) encompass a land area of 15.79 sq. miles and a water area of 0.34 sq. miles. Cameron County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 36 feet.

The City of San Benito (GNIS ID: 2411776) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

Texas is one of 20 states where Census County Divisions (CCDs) are used for statistical tracking of subdivisions within each county. The City of San Benito is located within Harlingen-San Benito Division of Cameron County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with San Benito population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

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San Benito, TX Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 25,365
Population in Households 25,295
Population in Familes 22,752
Population in Group Qrtrs 70
Population Density1 1,606
Diversity Index2 39


Total Households 7,635
Average Household Size 3.31
Family Households 6,006
Average Family Size 4


Total Housing Units 9,047 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 4,915 (54.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 2,719 (30.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,412 (15.6%)
Median Home Value $58,056
Average Home Value $93,820


Median Household Income $31,863
Average Household Income $44,785
Per Capita Income $13,363
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.72% 0.79%
Households 0.75% 0.81%
Families 0.66% 0.73%
Median Household Income   -0.57%
Per Capita Income   0.95%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

San Benito, TX - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares San Benito to the other 1,749 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Texas by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 118 93rd
Population Density1 # 402 77th
Diversity Index2 # 1156 34th
Median Household Income # 1479 15th
Per Capita Income # 1525 13th

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