San Benito, TX Population

Population: 23,444. Estimated population in July 2020: 24,699 (+5.4% change)
Males: 11,117 (47.4%), Females: 12,327 (52.6%)

Cameron County

Zip code: 78586

Median resident age: 29.7 years
Median household income: $24,027
Median house value: $39,500

Races in San Benito:

  • Hispanic (86.9%)
  • Other race (20.5%)
  • White Non-Hispanic (12.5%)
  • Two or more races (2.4%)
  • American Indian (0.6%)

(Total can be greater than 100% because Hispanics could be counted in other races)

Ancestries: German (2.8%), United States (2.2%), English (2.2%), Irish (1.6%).

Elevation: 40 feet

Land area: 11.0 square miles

Population

For population 25 years and over in San Benito

  • High school or higher: 51.8%
  • Bachelor’s degree or higher: 9.8%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 3.0%
  • Unemployed: 12.0%
  • Mean travel time to work: 19.1 minutes

For population 15 years and over in San Benito city

  • Never married: 27.1%
  • Now married: 54.6%
  • Separated: 3.4%
  • Widowed: 6.8%
  • Divorced: 8.2%

17.8% Foreign born (17.3% Latin America).

Population change in the 1990s: +2,416 (+11.5%).

Hospitals

Hospital/medical center in San Benito:

  • DOLLY VINSANT MEMORIAL HOSPITAL (400 E HWY 77 PO BOX 42)
Other hospitals/medical centers near San Benito:

Airports

Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to San Benito:

  • VALLEY INTL (about 6 miles; HARLINGEN, TX; Abbreviation: HRL)
  • BROWNSVILLE/SOUTH PADRE ISLAND INT’L (about 23 miles; BROWNSVILLE, TX; Abbreviation: BRO)
  • MC ALLEN MILLER INTL (about 42 miles; MC ALLEN, TX; Abbreviation: MFE)
Other public-use airports nearest to San Benito:

Amtrak stations near San Benito:

  • 6 miles: HARLINGEN (215 E. MONROE ST.) – Bus Station. Services: enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones.
  • 19 miles: BROWNSVILLE (1134 E. ST. CHARLES) – Bus Station. Services: enclosed waiting area, intercity bus service.

Colleges and Universities

College/University in San Benito:

  • REYNALDO GARZA SCHOOL OF LAW (Location: 905 N SHORE DR; Private, for-profit)

Colleges and Universities

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to San Benito:

  • TEXAS STATE TECHNICAL COLLEGE-HARLINGEN (about 7 miles; HARLINGEN, TX; Full-time enrollment: 2,167)
  • THE UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS AT BROWNSVILLE (about 17 miles; BROWNSVILLE, TX; Full-time enrollment: 6,044)
  • TEXAS SOUTHMOST COLLEGE (about 17 miles; BROWNSVILLE, TX; Full-time enrollment: 4,556)
  • THE UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS-PAN AMERICAN (about 41 miles; EDINBURG, TX; Full-time enrollment: 9,651)
  • SOUTH TEXAS COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 42 miles; MCALLEN, TX; Full-time enrollment: 7,142)
  • TEXAS A & M UNIVERSITY-KINGSVILLE (about 95 miles; KINGSVILLE, TX; Full-time enrollment: 4,860)
  • TEXAS A & M UNIVERSITY-CORPUS CHRISTI (about 110 miles; Corpus Christi, TX; Full-time enrollment: 5,282)

Schools

Public high school in San Benito:

  • SAN BENITO H S (Students: 1,506; Location: 450 S WILLIAMS RD; Grades: 10 – 12)
Biggest public primary/middle schools in San Benito:

  • MILLER JORDAN MIDDLE (Students: 1,221; Location: 700 N MCCULLOUGH; Grades: 06 – 08)
  • BERTA CABAZA MIDDLE (Students: 987; Location: 2901 SHAFER RD; Grades: 06 – 08)
  • SAN BENITO VETERANS MEMORIAL ACADE (Students: 850; Location: 450 S WILLIAMS RD; Grades: 09 – 09)
  • FRED BOOTH (Students: 740; Location: 845 ZARAGOZA ST; Grades: PK – 05)
  • LA PALOMA EL (Students: 616; Location: 240 N CROCKETT ST; Grades: PK – 05)
  • DOWNS EL (Students: 557; Location: 1302 N DOWLING; Grades: PK – 05)
  • RANGERVILLE EL (Students: 544; Location: 17558 LANDRUM PARK RD; Grades: PK – 05)
  • RAUL GARZA JR EL (Students: 542; Location: 846 8TH ST; Grades: PK – 05)
  • LA ENCANTADA EL (Students: 541; Location: 1 MILE FARM RD 1577; Grades: PK – 05)
  • CASH EL (Students: 475; Location: 400 N PONCIANA ST; Grades: PK – 05)

Libraries

Library in San Benito:

  • SAN BENITO PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $131,254; Location: 101 W ROSE ST; 35,712 books; 452 audio materials; 1,330 video materials; 110 serial subscriptions)