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

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  • ZIP Code Type: STANDARD
  • County: Cameron County
  • Centroid: Latitude 26.186, Longitude -97.665
  • Time Zone: Central Time Zone (UTC -6 hours)
  • Observes DST: Yes
  • Businesses Addresses: 878
  • PO Box Addresses: 899
  • Residential Addresses: 13,754
    • Multi-Family Addresses: 803
    • Single Family Addresses: 12,951

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Database updated: February 1, 2018, Maps updated: February 1, 2018.

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San Benito, TX 78586 Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 57,670
Daytime Population: Workers 13,875
Daytime Population: Residents 38,296
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 52,171
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.90
Population in Households 57,573
Population in Familes 53,182
Population in Group Qrtrs 97
Population Density2 328
Diversity Index3 38


Median Household Income $35,883
Average Household Income $50,553
Per Capita Income $13,873


Total Housing Units 18,218 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 11,670 (64.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 4,078 (22.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 2,470 (13.6%)
Median Home Value $70,533
Average Home Value $111,221


Total Households 15,748
Average Household Size 3.66
Family Households 13,110
Average Family Size 4
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 1.18% 1.06%
Households 1.13% 1.03%
Families 1.08% 0.99%
Median Household Income   1.7%
Per Capita Income   2.87%

San Benito, TX 78586 - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares 78586 to the other 1,848 ZIP Codes in Texas by rank and percentile using July 1, 2017 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 # 72 96th
Population Density # 701 62nd
Diversity Index # 1492 19th
Median Household Income # 1627 12th
Per Capita Income # 1745 6th

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