San Benito, Texas Population 2024

24,491

San Benito is a city located in Cameron County Texas. San Benito has a 2024 population of 24,491. San Benito is currently declining at a rate of -0.35% annually and its population has decreased by -1.4% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 24,839 in 2020.

The average household income in San Benito is $51,172 with a poverty rate of 29.8%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to - per month, and the median house value is -. The median age in San Benito is 31.5 years, 28.6 years for males, and 35.8 years for females.

San Benito Demographics

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

  • White: 61.41%
  • Two or more races: 31.68%
  • Other race: 6.62%
  • Asian: 0.13%
  • Black or African American: 0.11%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.06%
  • Native American: 0%
State
Texas
Land Area (mi²)
15.8 sq mi
Density (mi²)
1,549.80/sq mi
Growth Since 2020
-1.4% (-348)
The current population of San Benito, Texas is 24,491 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 24,839.

San Benito, Texas Population 2024

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White15,20861.41%
Two or more races7,84531.68%
Other race1,6406.62%
Asian320.13%
Black or African American270.11%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander140.06%
Native American00%

White

Two or more races

Other race

Asian

Black or African American

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Native American

San Benito Population by Race

San Benito Population Pyramid 2024

San Benito Median Age

31.5

Total

28.6

Male

35.8

Female

San Benito Adults

There are 17,417 adults, (3,843 of whom are seniors) in San Benito.

San Benito Age Dependency

82.5

Age Dependency Ratio

28.3

Old Age Dependency Ratio

54.1

Child Dependency Ratio

San Benito Sex Ratio

Female12,22049.34%
Male12,54650.66%

San Benito Population by Age

San Benito Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All7,8223.1468.131.9
Married3,4823.997525
Non Family2,0551.156832
Female1,5313.8254.845.2
Male7543.2863.536.5

3.79

Average Family Size

3.14

Average Household Size

68.1%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

San Benito Households and Families

Male

Female

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Education Attained
Count
Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade2,79019.69%
9th to 12th Grade1,51510.69%
High School Graduate4,22629.82%
Some College2,87420.28%
Associates Degree1,0047.08%
Bachelors Degree1,2168.58%
Graduate Degree5483.87%

Less Than 9th Grade

9th to 12th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Associates Degree

Bachelors Degree

Graduate Degree

San Benito Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

San Benito Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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Race
Total
High School
Bachelors
Hispanic12,7468,4881,408
2+ Races4,8223,159812
White1,3271,305346
Other Race1,109630169
Asian3284
Black27260
Islander14140

The highest rate of high school graduation is among islander people with a rate of 100%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among white people with a rate of 26.07%.

San Benito Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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Name
Average
Male
Female
Overall$29,361$30,684$27,297
Less Than 9th Grade$19,847$21,300$16,195
High School Graduate$28,147$29,371$22,461
Some College$35,300$48,790$30,484
Bachelors Degree$41,389$0$50,190
Graduate Degree$66,673$66,652$66,750

$29,361

Average Earnings

$30,684

Average Male

$27,297

Average Female

San Benito Earnings by Educational Attainment

San Benito Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

San Benito Language

42.15% of San Benito residents speak only English, while 57.85% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 57.35% of the population.

San Benito Language

San Benito Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
Hispanic22,4606,96030.99%
Multiple7,6722,69135.08%
Other1,63443026.32%
White1,85131216.86%
Black2727.41%

29.8%

Overall Poverty Rate

31.65%

Male Poverty Rate

27.88%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in San Benito

The race most likely to be in poverty in San Benito is Multiple, with 35.08% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in San Benito is Black, with 7.41% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 9.45%. Among those working part-time, it was 23.94%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 35.58%.

San Benito Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade33.42%
High School25%
Some College16.86%
Bachelors or Greater7.37%

San Benito Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Female Unemployed58.24%
Male Unemployed43%
Male Employed16.98%
Female Employed10.35%

San Benito Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

San Benito Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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Name
Median
Mean
Households$38,100$51,172
Families$42,707$56,368
Married Families$50,299$-999,999,999
Non Families$23,626$34,683

mean

median

Income by Household Type

San Benito Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

46.6%

Overall Marriage Rate

47.4%

Male Marriage Rate

45.8%

Female Marriage Rate

San Benito Married by Age and Sex

male

female

San Benito Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 55-64, while the female age group most likely to be married is 45-54.

San Benito Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

San Benito Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

629

Number of Veterans

573

Male Veterans

56

Female Veterans

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War
Veterans
Vietnam237
Second Gulf War155
First Gulf War113
Korea37
World War II31

San Benito Veterans by War

count

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Age Group
Veterans
65 to 74177
75+144
35 to 54138
55 to 6488
18 to 3482

San Benito Veterans by Age

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Name
Veterans
% of Total
White4914.74%
Hispanic4602.93%
2+ Races831.47%
Other Race413.06%
Islander14100%

San Benito Veterans by Race

San Benito Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

4.77%

Veteran Poverty Rate

29.09%

Veteran Disability Rate

San Benito Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

50.3%

Labor Force Participation

47.7%

Employment Rate

5.3%

Unemployment Rate

San Benito Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

San Benito Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

San Benito Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

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

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

74.42%

Born in San Benito

82.99%

Native Born

17.01%

Foreign Born

10.47%

Non Citizen

6.54%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

82.99% of San Benito residents were born in the United States, with 74.42% having been born in Texas. 10.47% 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

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
202924,056-87-0.36%
202824,143-87-0.36%
202724,230-87-0.36%
202624,317-87-0.36%
202524,404-87-0.36%
202424,491-87-0.35%
202324,578-87-0.35%
202224,665-62-0.25%
202124,727-112-0.45%
202024,8396812.82%
201924,158-49-0.2%
201824,207-158-0.65%
201724,365-50-0.2%
201624,415540.22%
201524,361-64-0.26%
201424,425-11-0.05%
201324,436-21-0.09%
201224,457-32-0.13%
201124,4892000.82%
201024,2898453.6%
200023,4443,31916.49%
199020,1252,13711.88%
198017,9882,81218.53%
197015,176-1,246-7.59%
196016,4223,15123.74%
195013,2713,77039.68%
19409,501-1,252-11.64%
193010,7535,683112.09%
19205,07000%
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San Benito Population by Year