San Benito, TX 78586 ZIP Code Profile


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ZIP Code 78586: Basic Data & USPS Preferred City Name

Preferred Name, USPS
San Benito, TX 78586

Not Acceptable, USPS
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  • ZIP Code Type: STANDARD
  • Businesses Addresses: 862
  • Single Family Addresses: 12,755
  • Multi-Family Addresses: 689
  • County: Cameron County
  • Centroid: Latitude 26.186, Longitude -97.665
  • Time Zone: Central Time Zone (UTC -6 hours)
  • Observes DST: Yes

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San Benito, TX 78586 Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 56,037
Population in Households 55,936
Population in Familes 51,662
Population in Group Qrtrs 101
Population Density1 331
Diversity Index2 38


Total Households 15,281
Average Household Size 3.66
Family Households 12,699
Average Family Size 4


Total Housing Units 17,667 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 11,330 (64.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 3,951 (22.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 2,386 (13.5%)
Median Home Value $66,838
Average Home Value $101,829


Median Household Income $34,570
Average Household Income $48,221
Per Capita Income $13,222
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 1.11% 1.08%
Households 1.06% 1.06%
Families 0.99% 1.01%
Median Household Income   -0.67%
Per Capita Income   1.02%
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 78586 - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares 78586 to the other 1,873 ZIP Codes 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 # 73 96th
Population Density1 # 708 62nd
Diversity Index2 # 1486 21st
Median Household Income # 1616 14th
Per Capita Income # 1753 6th

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