San Benito, Texas Population 2022

24,983
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San Benito is a city located in Cameron County Texas. San Benito has a 2020 population of 24,983. San Benito is currently growing at a rate of 0.24% annually and its population has increased by 0.49% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 24,861 in 2010.

The average household income in San Benito is $41,208 with a poverty rate of 32.39%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $747 per month, and the median house value is $59,300. 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 Benitowas:

  • White: 80.60%
  • Two or more races: 15.08%
  • Other race: 4.10%
  • Black or African American: 0.13%
  • Asian: 0.04%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.04%
  • Native American: 0.02%
The current population of San Benito, Texas is 24,983 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 24,861.

San Benito, Texas Population 2022

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White19,55380.60%
Black or African American310.13%
American Indian and Alaska Native40.02%
Asian100.04%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander90.04%
Some Other Race9944.10%
Two or More Races3,65815.08%
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San Benito Population by Race

San Benito Population Pyramid 2022

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San Benito Median Age

34.5


Total

29.2


Male

37.3


Female

San Benito Adults

There are 17,118 adults, (4,041 of whom are seniors) in San Benito.

San Benito Age Dependency

Age Dependency Ratio

30.9

Old Age Dependency Ratio

54.6

Child Dependency Ratio

San Benito Sex Ratio

Female

12,722

52.44%

Male

11,537

47.56%

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
Married73.8%26.2%
Non Family68.3%31.7%
All66.6%33.4%
Female55.4%44.6%
Male54.8%45.2%

66.6%

Rate of Home Ownership

San Benito Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All7,5353.266.6
Married3,1393.9573.8
Male6223.7454.8
Female1,7114.1655.4
Non Family2,0631.0968.3

3.91

Average Family Size

3.2

Average Household Size

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San Benito Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade2,88020.00%
9th to 12th Grade1,51210.50%
High School Graduate4,46631.02%
Some College2,68918.68%
Associates Degree1,0707.43%
Bachelors Degree1,2238.49%
Graduate Degree5583.88%
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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
2+ Races2,2761,541528
White1,3751,307278
Hispanic12,9738,6681,503
Other Race69633045
Asian1010
Islander99
Black3112
Native American4

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

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among 2+ races people with a rate of 23.20%.

San Benito Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$25,673$28,052$22,740
Less Than 9th Grade$17,358$22,014$13,175
High School Graduate$24,787$26,813$18,170
Some College$31,549$41,361$25,302
Bachelors Degree$35,625$$41,389
Graduate Degree$52,404$86,094$

$25,673

Average Earnings

$28,052

Average Male

$22,740

Average Female

San Benito Earnings by Educational Attainment

San Benito Language by Age

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San Benito Language

45.01% of San Benito residents speak only English, while 54.99% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 54.34% of the population.

San Benito Language

San Benito Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Native44100.00%
Multiple3,6411,47840.59%
Hispanic22,1167,54434.11%
White1,93125513.21%
Black19210.53%
Other423NaN%

32.39%

Overall Poverty Rate

32.37%

Male Poverty Rate

32.41%

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 Other, with NaN% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 10.68%. Among those working part-time, it was 25.26%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 35.71%.

San Benito Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade35.75%
High School29.17%
Some College20.13%
Bachelors or Greater9.26%

San Benito Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Male Employed14.39%
Male Unemployed62.15%
Female Employed16.45%
Female Unemployed46.94%

San Benito Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

San Benito Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$30,565$41,424
Families$35,824$46,187
Married Families$42,108-
Non Families$20,246$25,725
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Income by Household Type

San Benito Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

41.1%

Overall Marriage Rate

44.2%

Male Marriage Rate

38.5%

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 55-64, 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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711

Number of Veterans

Male Veterans

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Second Gulf War55
First Gulf War87
Vietnam357
Korea78
World War II18

San Benito Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
18 to 3431
35 to 5438
55 to 64235
65 to 74228
75+179

San Benito Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White6905.01%
Islander9100.00%
Other Race30.39%
2+ Races90.36%
Hispanic4753.06%

San Benito Veterans by Race

San Benito Veterans by Education

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16.60%

Veteran Poverty Rate

25.32%

Veteran Disability Rate

San Benito Veterans by Education

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47%

Labor Force Participation

44.7%

Employment Rate

4.9%

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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77.47%

Born in San Benito

85.79%

Native Born

14.21%

Foreign Born

8.21%

Non Citizen

6.01%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

85.79% of San Benito residents were born in the United States, with 77.47% having been born in Texas. 8.21% 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: 2021 and 2022 data is projected
Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
19205,0700.00%
193010,7535,6837.81%
19409,501-1,252-1.23%
195013,2713,7703.40%
196016,4223,1512.15%
197015,176-1,246-0.79%
198017,9882,8121.71%
199020,1252,1371.13%
200023,4443,3191.54%
201024,2508060.34%
201124,311610.25%
201224,372610.25%
201324,433610.25%
201424,494610.25%
201524,555610.25%
201624,616610.25%
201724,677610.25%
201824,738610.25%
201924,799610.25%
202024,861620.25%
202124,922610.25%
202224,983610.24%

San Benito Population by Year