San Benito, Texas Population 2020

24,331

San Benito is a city located in Texas. With a 2020 population of 24,331, it is the 125th largest city in Texas and the 1584th largest city in the United States. San Benito is currently declining at a rate of -0.11% annually but its population has increased by 0.33% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 24,250 in 2010. San Benito reached it's highest population of 24,524 in 2011. Spanning over 16 miles, San Benito has a population density of 1,541 people per square mile.

The average household income in San Benito is $40,505 with a poverty rate of 36.92%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $650 per month, and the median house value is $56,300. The median age in San Benito is 32.6 years, 29 years for males, and 36.4 years for females. For every 100 females there are 88.0 males.

San Benito Demographics

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

  • White: 91.56%
  • Other race: 6.51%
  • Two or more races: 1.53%
  • Black or African American: 0.14%
  • Native American: 0.14%
  • Asian: 0.07%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.05%
The current population of San Benito, Texas is 24,331, based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 24,385.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 24,250.

San Benito, Texas Population 2020

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White22,40191.56%
Some Other Race1,5926.51%
Two or More Races3741.53%
American Indian and Alaska Native350.14%
Black or African American350.14%
Asian160.07%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander130.05%

San Benito Population Pyramid 2020

San Benito Median Age

32.6


Total

29


Male

36.4


Female

San Benito Adults

There are 17,005 adults, (3,663 of whom are seniors) in San Benito.

San Benito Age Dependency

83.4

Age Dependency Ratio

27.5

Old Age Dependency Ratio

55.9

Child Dependency Ratio

San Benito Sex Ratio

Female

13,015

53.20%

Male

11,451

46.80%

San Benito Households and Families

San Benito Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

San Benito Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married72.8%27.2%
Non Family70.2%29.8%
Male67.9%32.1%
All66.2%33.8%
Female50.3%49.7%

66.2%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All7,5543.2366.2
Married3,0413.9272.8
Non Family2,0551.1570.2
Female1,8384.1150.3
Male6204.1167.9

3.91

Average Family Size

3.23

Average Household Size

4.6%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0.2%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

San Benito Education

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade3,09121.58%
9th to 12th Grade1,88913.19%
High School Graduate4,41230.80%
Some College2,45917.17%
Associates Degree8786.13%
Bachelors Degree1,0497.32%
Graduate Degree5453.81%

San Benito Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
Hispanic12,9048,0521,166
White1,3261,223428
Other Race1,09855216
Multiple Races214122
Black3517
Native American3527
Asian169
Islander1313

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 32.28%.

Name Average Male Female
Overall$24,343$27,739$21,452
Less Than High School$17,151$19,538$14,083
High School Grad$23,222$24,733$21,708
Some College$30,437$41,157$24,337
Bachelors Degree$37,723$45,179$37,202
Graduate Degree$54,000$84,205$48,000

$24,343

Average Earnings

$27,739

Average Male

$21,452

Average Female

San Benito Language

San Benito Language by Age

San Benito Language

39.52% of San Benito residents speak only English, while 60.48% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 60.36% of the population.

San Benito Poverty

San Benito Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Hispanic22,7688,70638.24%
Other1,59262038.94%
White1,52225116.49%
Multiple37421557.49%
Native3535100.00%
Black24833.33%

36.92%

Overall Poverty Rate

37.60%

Male Poverty Rate

36.32%

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 16.49% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 12.50%. Among those working part-time, it was 31.08%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 41.22%.

Name Poverty
Less Than High School42.92%
High School29.15%
Some College20.43%
Bachelors or Greater15.31%
Name Poverty
Female Unemployed26.50%
Male Unemployed24.46%
Male Employed20.02%
Female Employed17.56%

San Benito Income

San Benito Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$28,174$40,505
Families$31,616$42,740
Married Families$37,461-
Non Families$17,286$30,770

San Benito Marital Status

San Benito Marital Status

Marriage Rates

38.6%

Overall Marriage Rate

43.7%

Male Marriage Rate

34.6%

Female Marriage Rate

San Benito Married by Age and Sex

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

San Benito Veterans

887

Number of Veterans

745

Male Veterans

142

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam384
First Gulf War170
Korea114
Second Gulf War55
World War II31
Name Veterans % of Total
White8555.54%
Hispanic6274.05%
Hawaiian13100.00%
2 or More114.66%
Other80.65%

$San Benito Veterans by Education

13.98%

Veteran Poverty Rate

30.33%

Veteran Disability Rate

San Benito Employment Status

48.5%

Labor Force Participation

45.1%

Employment Rate

7%

Unemployment Rate

San Benito Place of Birth

Origin of Non-Citizens

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

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

73.95%

Born in Texas

84.76%

Native Born

15.24%

Foreign Born

10.56%

Non Citizen

Place of Birth

84.76% of San Benito residents were born in the United States, with 73.95% having been born in Texas. 10.56% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
202024,331-27-0.11%
201924,358-27-0.11%
201824,385-112-0.46%
201724,497-27-0.11%
201624,524730.30%
201524,451-48-0.20%
201424,49910.00%
201324,498-7-0.03%
201224,505-19-0.08%
201124,5242100.86%
201024,3148700.37%
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%