San Benito, Texas Population 2021

24,157
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San Benito is a city located in Cameron County Texas. With a 2020 population of 24,157, it is the 125th largest city in Texas and the 1594th largest city in the United States . San Benito is currently declining at a rate of -0.18% annually and its population has decreased by -0.38% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 24,250 in 2010. San Benito reached it's highest population of 24,506 in 2011. Spanning over 16 miles, San Benito has a population density of 1,530 people per square mile.

The average household income in San Benito is $41,208 with a poverty rate of 34.48%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $703 per month, and the median house value is $57,000. The median age in San Benito is 34.1 years, 29.7 years for males, and 37 years for females.

San Benito Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of San Benito was:

  • White: 92.52%
  • Other race: 5.49%
  • Two or more races: 1.74%
  • Black or African American: 0.11%
  • Asian: 0.07%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.05%
  • Native American: 0.03%
The current population of San Benito, Texas is 24,157 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 24,286.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 24,250.

San Benito, Texas Population 2021

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White22,54892.52%
Some Other Race1,3385.49%
Two or More Races4231.74%
Black or African American270.11%
Asian160.07%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander110.05%
American Indian and Alaska Native80.03%
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San Benito Population by Race

San Benito Population Pyramid $2021

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San Benito Median Age

34.1


Total

29.7


Male

37


Female

San Benito Adults

There are 17,204 adults, (4,053 of whom are seniors) in San Benito.

San Benito Age Dependency

85.3

Age Dependency Ratio

30.8

Old Age Dependency Ratio

54.5

Child Dependency Ratio

San Benito Sex Ratio

Female

12,988

53.29%

Male

11,383

46.71%

San Benito Population by Age

San Benito Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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San Benito Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married72.3%27.7%
Non Family71.2%28.8%
Male67.1%32.9%
All65.6%34.4%
Female48.2%51.8%

65.6%

Rate of Home Ownership

San Benito Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All7,5643.2165.6
Married3,1113.9172.3
Non Family1,9071.1571.2
Female1,8813.9748.2
Male6653.7367.1

3.82

Average Family Size

3.21

Average Household Size

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San Benito Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade3,07621.34%
9th to 12th Grade1,76212.23%
High School Graduate4,60631.96%
Some College2,51717.46%
Associates Degree9986.92%
Bachelors Degree9186.37%
Graduate Degree5363.72%
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San Benito Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

San Benito Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
Hispanic13,0878,3441,067
White1,2671,194387
Other Race95244315
2+ Races272142
Black2712
Asian169
Islander1111
Native American8

The highest rate of high school graduation is among islander people with a rate of 100.00%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among white people with a rate of 30.54%.

San Benito Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$24,097$27,298$20,280
Less Than 9th Grade$17,301$19,528$15,557
High School Graduate$23,402$26,130$17,784
Some College$29,327$40,693$23,463
Bachelors Degree$37,917$30,089$38,620
Graduate Degree$35,625$87,014$30,673

$24,097

Average Earnings

$27,298

Average Male

$20,280

Average Female

San Benito Earnings by Educational Attainment

San Benito Language by Age

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San Benito Language

44.06% of San Benito residents speak only English, while 55.94% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 55.72% of the population.

San Benito Language

San Benito Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Hispanic22,5388,02635.61%
Other1,33851638.57%
White1,66934320.55%
Multiple42316238.30%
Native88100.00%

34.48%

Overall Poverty Rate

33.63%

Male Poverty Rate

35.23%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in San Benito

The race most likely to be in poverty in San Benito is Native, with 100.00% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in San Benito is White, with 20.55% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 9.03%. Among those working part-time, it was 30.64%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 40.07%.

San Benito Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade36.39%
High School28.83%
Some College22.84%
Bachelors or Greater14.10%

San Benito Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Male Unemployed32.39%
Female Unemployed26.42%
Female Employed18.13%
Male Employed16.07%

San Benito Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

San Benito Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$27,460$41,208
Families$31,807$43,210
Married Families$39,838-
Non Families$17,073$31,467
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Income by Household Type

San Benito Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

40.0%

Overall Marriage Rate

44.5%

Male Marriage Rate

36.3%

Female Marriage Rate

San Benito Married by Age and Sex

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San Benito Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is Over 65, while the female age group most likely to be married is 35-44.

San Benito Marital Status by Race

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San Benito Marital Status

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863

Number of Veterans

767

Male Veterans

96

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam381
First Gulf War167
Korea114
Second Gulf War65
World War II18

San Benito Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
65 to 74246
55 to 64242
75+218
35 to 54136
18 to 3421

San Benito Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White8345.28%
Hispanic6023.83%
Islander11100.00%
2+ Races93.07%
Other Race90.86%

San Benito Veterans by Race

San Benito Veterans by Education

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15.18%

Veteran Poverty Rate

30.48%

Veteran Disability Rate

San Benito Veterans by Education

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47.6%

Labor Force Participation

44.4%

Employment Rate

6.8%

Unemployment Rate

San Benito Employment by Age

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San Benito Employment by Race

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San Benito Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

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Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

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76.95%

Born in San Benito

85.82%

Native Born

14.18%

Foreign Born

9.62%

Non Citizen

4.55%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

85.82% of San Benito residents were born in the United States, with 76.95% having been born in Texas. 9.62% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

San Benito Place of Birth

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
202124,157-43-0.18%
202024,200-43-0.18%
201924,243-43-0.18%
201824,286-157-0.64%
201724,443-31-0.13%
201624,474630.26%
201524,411-55-0.22%
201424,466-5-0.02%
201324,471-11-0.04%
201224,482-24-0.10%
201124,5062030.84%
201024,3038590.36%
200023,4443,3191.54%
199020,1252,1371.13%
198017,9882,8121.71%
197015,176-1,246-0.79%
196016,4223,1512.15%
195013,2713,7703.40%
19409,501-1,252-1.23%
193010,7535,6837.81%
19205,0700.00%

San Benito Population by Year