San Benito County, California Population 2021

San Benito County, California's estimated population is 65,490 with a growth rate of 2.09% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. San Benito County, California is the 43rd largest county in California. The 2010 Population was 55,516 and has seen a growth of 17.97% since this time.

Note: 2020 and 2021 data is projected
Year Population Growth Growth Rate
202165,4901,3412.09%
202064,1491,3412.14%
201962,8081,3412.18%
201861,4671,3032.17%
201760,1649391.59%
201659,2251,0091.73%
201558,2163910.68%
201457,8255861.02%
201357,2396401.13%
201256,5996221.11%
201155,9774610.83%
201055,51618,81951.28%
199036,69711,69246.76%
198025,0056,77937.19%
197018,2262,83018.38%
196015,3961,0267.14%
195014,3702,97826.14%
194011,392810.72%
193011,3112,31625.75%
19208,99595411.86%
19108,0411,40821.23%
19006,6332213.45%
18906,41282814.83%
18805,5840.00%
2021 Growth Rate
2.09%
County Website
County Seat
2010 Population
55,516
Growth (since 2010)
17.97%
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San Benito County, California Population Growth

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White49,24581.56%
Some Other Race5,1388.51%
Two or More Races3,1985.30%
Asian1,8042.99%
Black or African American4910.81%
American Indian and Alaska Native4430.73%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander570.09%
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San Benito County, California Population by Race

San Benito County, California Population Pyramid 2021

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San Benito County, California Median Age

35.7


Total

35.2


Male

36.6


Female

San Benito County, California Adults

There are 44,698 adults, (7,529 of whom are seniors) in San Benito County, California.

San Benito County, California Age Dependency

62.4

Age Dependency Ratio

20.3

Old Age Dependency Ratio

42.2

Child Dependency Ratio

San Benito County, California Sex Ratio

Female

30,225

50.06%

Male

30,151

49.94%

San Benito County, California Population by Age

San Benito County, California Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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San Benito County, California Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married74.4%25.6%
All63.7%36.3%
Male52.8%47.2%
Non Family51%49%
Female40.7%59.3%

63.7%

Rate of Home Ownership

San Benito County, California Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All18,1353.3163.7
Married10,8083.774.4
Non Family3,5471.3751
Female2,4464.2540.7
Male1,3343.6752.8

3.66

Average Family Size

3.31

Average Household Size

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San Benito County, California Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade5,10513.10%
9th to 12th Grade2,5116.45%
High School Graduate9,64424.75%
Some College10,08425.88%
Associates Degree3,92810.08%
Bachelors Degree5,29413.59%
Graduate Degree2,3926.14%
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San Benito County, California Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

San Benito County, California Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Total High School Bachelors
Hispanic20,78914,2102,056
White15,79315,0294,694
Other Race3,1572,281493
Multiple Races1,3631,130184
Asian1,2281,037628
Black385353199
Native American30523513
Islander57572

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 black people with a rate of 51.69%.

San Benito County, California Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$41,378$49,602$30,895
Less Than High School$26,340$33,946$15,313
High School Grad$36,580$43,862$27,273
Some College$43,796$53,981$34,516
Bachelors Degree$64,555$90,781$52,031
Graduate Degree$85,484$97,022$71,157

$41,378

Average Earnings

$49,602

Average Male

$30,895

Average Female

San Benito County, California Earnings by Educational Attainment

San Benito County, California Language by Age

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San Benito County, California Language

60.26% of San Benito County, California residents speak only English, while 39.74% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 35.69% of the population.

San Benito County, California Language

San Benito County, California Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Hispanic35,8793,78410.55%
White20,6041,1695.67%
Other5,08162512.30%
Multiple3,1942096.54%
Black484347.02%
Asian1,792231.28%
Native44381.81%

8.43%

Overall Poverty Rate

7.79%

Male Poverty Rate

9.07%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in San Benito County, California

The race most likely to be in poverty in San Benito County, California is Other, with 12.30% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in San Benito County, California is Asian, with 1.28% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 1.43%. Among those working part-time, it was 8.68%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 13.66%.

San Benito County, California Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than High School12.68%
High School7.12%
Some College6.49%
Bachelors or Greater3.16%

San Benito County, California Poverty Rate by Education

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Name Poverty
Female Unemployed11.72%
Male Unemployed11.12%
Female Employed4.84%
Male Employed3.47%

San Benito County, California Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

San Benito County, California Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$86,958$106,604
Families$94,572$112,792
Married Families$110,922-
Non Families$50,096$66,152
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Income by Household Type

San Benito County, California Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

50.8%

Overall Marriage Rate

51.3%

Male Marriage Rate

50.3%

Female Marriage Rate

San Benito County, California Married by Age and Sex

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San Benito County, California 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 55-64.

San Benito County, California Marital Status by Race

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San Benito County, California Marital Status

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2,619

Number of Veterans

2,490

Male Veterans

129

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam1,063
Second Gulf War593
First Gulf War384
Korea274
World War II97

San Benito County, California Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
65 to 74842
75+672
35 to 54568
55 to 64315
18 to 34222

San Benito County, California Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White2,2246.04%
Hispanic8943.61%
2 or More1518.89%
Asian976.96%
Other792.02%
Black5512.61%
Indian82.51%
Hawaiian58.77%

San Benito County, California Veterans by Race

San Benito County, California Veterans by Education

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7.46%

Veteran Poverty Rate

27.57%

Veteran Disability Rate

San Benito County, California Veterans by Education

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67.8%

Labor Force Participation

63.1%

Employment Rate

6.9%

Unemployment Rate

San Benito County, California Employment by Age

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San Benito County, California Employment by Race

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San Benito County, California 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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68.53%

Born in California

80.12%

Native Born

19.88%

Foreign Born

11.02%

Non Citizen

8.85%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

80.12% of San Benito County, California residents were born in the United States, with 68.53% having been born in California. 11.02% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

San Benito County, California Place of Birth

  1. US Census City/Town Population estimates - Most recent state estimates from the Census Bureau's Population Estimates Program
  2. Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790 - 1990

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