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Population in 2012: 24,491 (97% urban, 3% rural). Population change since 2000: +4.5%
 

Males: 11,942  (48.8%)
Females: 12,549  (51.2%)

Median resident age:  31.0 years
Texas median age:  30.8 years

Zip codes: 78586.

Estimated median household income in 2012: $29,361 (it was $24,027 in 2000)
San Benito:

$29,361
TX:

$50,740
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $12,428

San Benito city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $59,493 (it was $35,500 in 2000)
San Benito:

$59,493
TX:

$129,200
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $80,635; Detached houses: $79,820; Townhouses or other attached units: $51,408; In 2-unit structures: $92,500; Mobile homes: $88,361; Occupied boats, RVs, vans, etc.: $61,740

Median gross rent in 2012: $590.

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  • Hispanic - 22,506 (92.4%)
  • White alone - 1,722 (7.1%)
  • Two or more races - 66 (0.3%)
  • Asian alone - 53 (0.2%)
  • American Indian alone - 6 (0.02%)
  • Black alone - 2 (0.01%)

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Mar. 2012 cost of living index in San Benito: 80.1 (low, U.S. average is 100)

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Ancestries: United States (1.6%), Irish (1.6%), English (1.3%), German (1.1%), Norwegian (1.1%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Elevation: 40 feet

Land area: 11.0 square miles.

Population density: 2,225 people per square mile 
 
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For population 25 years and over in San Benito:

  • High school or higher: 59.9%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 7.9%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 2.4%
  • Unemployed: 11.9%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 19.4 minutes

For population 15 years and over in San Benito city:

  • Never married: 28.3%
  • Now married: 51.4%
  • Separated: 5.0%
  • Widowed: 5.9%
  • Divorced: 9.4%

4,683 residents are foreign born

This city:  19.2%
Texas:  16.4%



According to our research of Texas and other state lists there were 85 registered sex offenders living in San Benito, Texas as of November 24, 2014.
The ratio of number of residents in San Benito to the number of sex offenders is 288 to 1.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $1,453 (1.9%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $600 (1.2%)

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Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Harlingen, TX (5.4 miles , pop. 57,564).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Corpus Christi, TX (112.0 miles , pop. 277,454).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: San Antonio, TX (235.5 miles , pop. 1,144,646).

Nearest cities: El Camino Angosto, TX (1.3 miles ), Lago, TX (1.9 miles ), Arroyo Colorado Estates, TX (1.9 miles ), Green Valley Farms, TX (2.1 miles ), Lantana, TX (2.3 miles ), Villa del Sol, TX (2.3 miles) , Harlingen, TX (2.3 miles ), La Paloma, TX (2.5 miles ).

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 60 buildings, average cost: $59,900
  • 1998: 62 buildings, average cost: $68,300
  • 1999: 75 buildings, average cost: $69,500
  • 2000: 58 buildings, average cost: $70,400
  • 2001: 86 buildings, average cost: $68,000
  • 2002: 99 buildings, average cost: $68,000
  • 2003: 103 buildings, average cost: $68,000
  • 2004: 94 buildings, average cost: $73,100
  • 2005: 63 buildings, average cost: $79,100
  • 2006: 85 buildings, average cost: $82,700
  • 2007: 82 buildings, average cost: $84,500
  • 2008: 38 buildings, average cost: $81,100
  • 2009: 19 buildings, average cost: $101,300
  • 2010: 30 buildings, average cost: $84,200
  • 2011: 29 buildings, average cost: $84,200
  • 2012: 37 buildings, average cost: $95,300

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Average cost (in $1000s)


Latitude: 26.14 N, Longitude: 97.64 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: -276 (-1.1%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 2,667 (33.2%)

Area code: 956

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Property values in San Benito, TX


 

Crime rates in San Benito by Year
Type 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012
Murders 0100001011001
per 100,000 0.04.20.00.00.00.03.90.04.04.00.00.04.0
Rapes 8126813141059511110
per 100,000 31.550.124.532.752.856.539.419.936.319.943.344.40.0
Robberies 971318222314141717182119
per 100,000 35.429.253.173.689.492.855.155.768.567.570.984.875.7
Assaults 29512434545651456041495751
per 100,000 114.2212.798.0139.1219.4225.9200.8178.9241.9162.9192.9230.2203.2
Burglaries 233300265358357203331305255261249302363
per 100,000 917.21251.31082.21464.71450.3818.91303.21212.71027.91036.7980.31219.71446.3
Thefts 1,3392,0871,6981,7972,2701,3751,1721,005729878836793935
per 100,000 5271.08704.56934.07352.19222.05547.04614.43996.02938.73487.43291.33202.73725.2
Auto thefts 48658362555355466144684530
per 100,000 189.0271.1338.9253.7223.4213.8216.5182.9245.9174.8267.7181.7119.5
Arson 3002548353858
per 100,000 11.80.00.08.220.316.131.511.920.211.931.520.231.9
City-data.com crime rate (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 301.1) 363.2580.2453.3513.4626.1431.6405.3341.3328.2315.2329.2348.9344.8

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Crime rate in San Benito detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2012, including police officers: 50 (42 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.67
Texas average:

1.95

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San Benito, Texas accommodation, waste management, arts - Economy and Business Data

Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

10.0%
Texas:

6.7%

Unemployment by year (%)

Historical population

Historical housing units


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

Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Construction (9%)
  • Educational services (9%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (9%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (9%)
  • Public administration (8%)
  • Accommodation and food services (8%)
  • Retail trade (7%)
  • Health care and social assistance (31%)
  • Educational services (17%)
  • Retail trade (14%)
  • Public administration (8%)
  • Accommodation and food services (7%)
  • Information (3%)
  • Finance and insurance (3%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (9%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (5%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (5%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (4%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (4%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (4%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (4%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (9%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (7%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (5%)
  • Cashiers (5%)
  • Textile, apparel, and furnishings workers (5%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (4%)
  • Other teachers and instructors, education, training, and library occupations (4%)

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Tornado activity:

San Benito-area historical tornado activity is significantly below Texas state average. It is 67% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 5/12/1969, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 3.4 miles away from the San Benito city center caused between $5000 and $50,000 in damages.

On 5/12/1969, a category F3 tornado 6.4 miles away from the city center caused between $5000 and $50,000 in damages.

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Cameron County (18) is greater than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 10
Emergencies Declared: 8

Causes of natural disasters: Hurricanes: 12, Floods: 2, Tornadoes: 2, Storms: 2, Heavy Rain: 1, Wind: 1, Fire: 1, Flood: 1, Tropical Storm: 1, Other: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
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Birthplace of: Freddy Fender - Country singer, Charles Fincher - Cartoonist, Kevin Garrett - 2005 NFL player (St. Louis Rams, born: Jul 29, 1980), T. R. Fehrenbach - Historian, Scott Mullen - Baseball player.


Hospitals/medical centers in San Benito:

  • USRC SAN BENITO DIALYSIS (Dialysis Facility, 295 NORTH SAM HOUSTON)
  • ELDERCARE HOME HEALTH II (Home Health Center, 1835 SOUTH SAM HOUSTON SUITE C)
  • MESQUITE HOME HEALTH LLC (Home Health Center, 724 N SAM HOUSTON BLVD)
  • STAY HEALTHY HOMECARE INC (Home Health Center, 198 E ROBERTSON SUITE B & C)
  • AMENITY HOSPICE INC (Hospital, 625 NORTH SAM HOUSTON)
  • DOLLY VINSANT MEMORIAL HOSPITAL (Hospital, provides emergency services, 400 EAST HWY 77)
  • HEART OF THE VALLEY HOSPICE (Hospital, 1835 S SAM HOUSTON SUITE D)
  • SAM HOUSTON COMMUNITY HOME (Hospital, 580 N SAM HOUSTON BLVD)

Political contributions by individuals in San Benito, TX

Airports located in 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.

Local government website: www.cityofsanbenito.com

College/University in San Benito:

  • South Texas Training Center (Full-time enrollment: 42; Location: 1901 W Hwy 77; Private, for-profit)

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

  • Texas State Technical College Harlingen (about 8 miles; Harlingen, TX; Full-time enrollment: 2,185)
  • The University of Texas at Brownsville (about 19 miles; Brownsville, TX; FT enrollment: 6,237)
  • The University of Texas-Pan American (about 38 miles; Edinburg, TX; FT enrollment: 12,559)
  • South Texas College (about 39 miles; McAllen, TX; FT enrollment: 8,613)
  • Texas A & M University-Kingsville (about 98 miles; Kingsville, TX; FT enrollment: 5,342)
  • Texas A & M University-Corpus Christi (about 112 miles; Corpus Christi, TX; FT enrollment: 6,428)
  • Del Mar College (about 114 miles; Corpus Christi, TX; FT enrollment: 3,608)

Public high schools in San Benito:

Biggest public elementary/middle schools in San Benito:

See full list of schools located in San Benito, map of school districts: SAN BENITO CONSOLIDATED INDEPENDENT SCHOOL DISTRICT

Library in San Benito:

  • SAN BENITO PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $199,911; Location: 101 W ROSE ST; 31,095 books; 871 audio materials; 1,328 video materials; 1 local licensed databases; 50 state licensed databases; 85 print serial subscriptions)

User submitted facts and corrections:

  • Birth place of singer Freddy Fender! added by Al
  • Please add Primera Iglesia Bautista to the church list. PIB is an old and established congregation of San Benito, and opened its doors in 1919. It is located at 501 West Robertson Street, right by the resaca. The congregation and services are bilingual.

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Notable locations in San Benito: San Benito Fire Department Station 1 (A), San Benito Police Department (B), San Benito Public Library (C), San Benito Fire Department Station 2 (D), Promedic Emergency Medical Service (E), Sunny Glenn Home (F). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in San Benito include: First Presbyterian Church (A), The Pentecostal Church (B), Pentecostal Holiness Church (C), First Church of the Nazarene (D), La Palma Baptist Church (E), San Benito Seventh Day Adventist Church (F). Display/hide their locations on the map

Parks in San Benito include: Landrum Park (1), Kenedy Park (2), Hermosa Park (3), San Benito City Park (4), Stokey Park (5). Display/hide their locations on the map

Hotels: Best Western Garden Inn Suites (151 East Ebony Street), Budget Inn Hotel (2055 West USHighway 77).

 
Cameron County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level less than 2 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Low Potential
Air pollution and air quality trends
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AQI  Pb  PM10

Air Quality Index (AQI)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2010 was 22.6. This is significantly better than average.
City:

22.6
U.S.:

32.0
Lead (Pb) [µ/m3] level in 2008 was 0.00388. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 19.1 miles away from the city center.
City:

0.00388
U.S.:

0.10719
Particulate Matter (PM10) [µ/m3] level in 2010 was 24.3. This is about average. There were 18 monitors within city limits.
City:

24.3
U.S.:

22.1
Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µ/m3] level in 2005 was 9.00. This is better than average. There were 6 monitors within city limits.
City:

9.00
U.S.:

11.39


Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 35.6%
(14.1% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 100.0% for Black residents, 36.9% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 26.8% for American Indian residents, 47.3% for other race residents, 33.0% for two or more races residents)

Average household size:
This city:  3.3 people
Texas:  2.8 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:  79.1%
Whole state:  69.9%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:  6.1%
Whole state:  6.0%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.3% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.2% of all households

Detailed information about poverty and poor residents in San Benito, TX

People in group quarters in San Benito in 2010:

  • 53 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 7 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 4 people in other noninstitutional facilities

People in group quarters in San Benito in 2000:

  • 60 people in nursing homes
  • 52 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 35 people in short-term care, detention or diagnostic centers for delinquent children
  • 3 people in religious group quarters

San Benito compared to Texas state average:

San Benito, Texas environmental map by EPA

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  • Median household income below state average.
  • Median house value below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage above state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • Number of rooms per house below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher below state average.


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Banks with branches in San Benito (2011 data):

  • Capital One, National Association: San Bentio W Hwy 77 Branch, San Benito Sam Houston Branch, Sam Houston Du Branch. Info updated 2011/07/01: Bank assets: $133,477.8 mil, Deposits: $97,063.7 mil, headquarters in Mclean, VA, positive income, 984 total offices, Holding Company: Capital One Financial Corporation
  • Woodforest National Bank: San Benito Wal-Mart Branch at 1126 W Business 77, branch established on 2007/08/04. Info updated 2011/05/10: Bank assets: $3,488.9 mil, Deposits: $3,097.6 mil, headquarters in Houston, TX, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 766 total offices, Holding Company: Woodforest Financial Group Employee Stock Ownership Plan (With 401(K) Provisions) (Amended And
  • First Community Bank, National Association: at 1151 West Highway 77, branch established on 1979/10/01. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $206.0 mil, Deposits: $185.8 mil, local headquarters, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 6 total offices, Holding Company: First San Benito Bancshares Corporation

Fire-safe hotels and motels in San Benito, Texas:

  • Americas Best Value Inn & Suites, 2597 W Business 77, Bldg C, San Benito, TX 78586 , Phone: (956) 276-4457, Fax: (956) 276-4457
  • Super 8 - San Benito / Harlingen, 2340 W Expy 83, San Benito, TX 78586 , Phone: (956) 361-4404
All 2 fire-safe hotels and motels in San Benito, Texas

Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012


San Benito travel time to work - commute


San Benito mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Electricity (72%)
  • Utility gas (22%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (5%)
  • No fuel used (1%)

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Religion statistics for San Benito city (based on Cameron County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 52.84%
Here52.8%
USA50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameCatholic ChurchSouthern Baptist ConventionUnited Methodist ChurchAssemblies of GodLDS (Mormon) Church
Adherents75.7%9.8%2.7%2.2%1.5%
Congregations16.6%17.5%5.4%14.8%3.6%
Name Charismatic Churches IndependentPresbyterian Church (USA)Churches of ChristEpiscopal ChurchOther
Adherents1.4%1.1%1.0%0.9%3.7%
Congregations0.4%4.5%9.0%2.2%26.0%
Source: Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.
Tables represent county-level data.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 47
Cameron County:

1.22 / 10,000 pop.
State:

1.47 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 5
Here:

0.13 / 10,000 pop.
Texas:

0.14 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 31
This county:

0.81 / 10,000 pop.
Texas:

1.11 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 133
Cameron County:

3.46 / 10,000 pop.
Texas:

3.95 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 223
This county:

5.79 / 10,000 pop.
State:

6.13 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Cameron County:

8.9%
Texas:

8.9%
Adult obesity rate:
Cameron County:

25.4%
State:

26.6%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

18.6%
State:

15.7%

Local government employment and payroll (March 2007)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Financial Administration 7$17,468$29,9450$0
Other Government Administration 7$24,366$41,7700$0
Judicial and Legal 2$6,209$37,2540$0
Police Protection - Officers 43$142,230$39,6920$0
Police - Other 7$13,352$22,8890$0
Firefighters 28$86,412$37,0340$0
Streets and Highways 16$33,269$24,9520$0
Health 2$4,817$28,9020$0
Solid Waste Management 2$3,436$20,6160$0
Sewerage 12$26,789$26,7890$0
Parks and Recreation 7$11,554$19,8070$0
Housing and Community Development(Local) 6$11,223$22,4460$0
Water Supply 18$59,119$39,4130$0
Local Libraries 6$8,407$16,8140$0
Other and Unallocable 6$11,370$22,7400$0
Totals for Government 169$460,021$32,6640$0

San Benito government finances - Expenditure in 2002 (per resident):

  • Current Operations - Police Protection: $2,041,000 ($83.34)
    Solid Waste Management: $1,377,000 ($56.22)
    Water Utilities: $1,194,000 ($48.75)
    Sewerage: $1,152,000 ($47.04)
    Fire Protection: $1,071,000 ($43.73)
    Central Staff Services: $355,000 ($14.50)
    Regular Highways: $284,000 ($11.60)
    Financial Administration: $226,000 ($9.23)
    Welfare - Other: $195,000 ($7.96)
    Libraries: $149,000 ($6.08)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $131,000 ($5.35)
    Parks & Recreation: $100,000 ($4.08)
    Protective Inspection and Regulation, NEC: $72,000 ($2.94)
    Housing & Community Development: $48,000 ($1.96)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $3,114,000 ($127.15)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $0 ($0.00)

San Benito government finances - Revenue in 2002 (per resident):

  • Charges - Solid Waste Management: $1,494,000 ($61.00)
    Sewerage: $1,142,000 ($46.63)
    All Other: $979,000 ($39.97)
    Parks & Recreation: $41,000 ($1.67)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Highways: $95,000 ($3.88)
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $224,000 ($9.15)
    General Revenue, NEC: $41,000 ($1.67)
    Rents: $29,000 ($1.18)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $1,276,000 ($52.10)
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $58,000 ($2.37)
  • Tax - Total General Sales: $2,002,000 ($81.74)
    Property: $1,503,000 ($61.37)
    Other Selective Sales: $664,000 ($27.11)
    NEC: $75,000 ($3.06)
    Alcoholic Beverage Sales: $1,000 ($0.04)

San Benito government finances - Cash and Securities in 2002 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $5,314,000 ($216.98)

4.38% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($34,083 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.38%
Texas average:

8.37%

0.15% of residents moved from foreign countries ($1,114 average AGI)
Cameron County:

0.15%
Texas average:

0.20%


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
from Hidalgo County, TX  0.54% ($30,390 average AGI)
from Harris County, TX  0.37% ($27,463)
from Bexar County, TX  0.22% ($31,218)


4.57% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($29,551 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.57%
Texas average:

7.44%

0.07% of residents moved to foreign countries ($654 average AGI)
Cameron County:

0.07%
Texas average:

0.11%


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
to Hidalgo County, TX  0.65% ($27,968 average AGI)
to Harris County, TX  0.45% ($24,193)
to Bexar County, TX  0.38% ($28,216)

Strongest AM radio stations in San Benito:

  • KQXX (1700 AM; 10 kW; BROWNSVILLE, TX; Owner: LA NUEVA KBOR, INC.)
  • KGBT (1530 AM; 50 kW; HARLINGEN, TX; Owner: TICHENOR LICENSE CORPORATION)
  • KBOR (1600 AM; 10 kW; BROWNSVILLE, TX; Owner: LA NUEVA KBOR, INC.)
  • KRGE (1290 AM; 5 kW; WESLACO, TX; Owner: CHRISTIAN MINISTRIES OF THE VALLEY)
  • KURV (710 AM; 10 kW; EDINBURG, TX; Owner: VOICE OF VALLEY AGRICULTURE, INC.)
  • KUBR (1210 AM; 10 kW; SAN JUAN, TX; Owner: PAULINO BERNAL)
  • KVJY (840 AM; 5 kW; PHARR, TX; Owner: RADIO UNICA OF MCALLEN LICENSE CORP.)
  • KRIO (910 AM; 5 kW; MCALLEN, TX; Owner: RIO GRANDE BIBLE INSTITUTE, INC.)
  • KCTA (1030 AM; 50 kW; CORPUS CHRISTI, TX; Owner: BROADCASTING CORPORATION OF THE SOUTHWEST)
  • KSOX (1240 AM; 1 kW; RAYMONDVILLE, TX; Owner: VOICE OF VALLEY AGRICULTURE, INC.)
  • KKYX (680 AM; 50 kW; SAN ANTONIO, TX; Owner: CXR HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • KTKR (760 AM; 50 kW; SAN ANTONIO, TX; Owner: CCB TEXAS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • WOAI (1200 AM; 50 kW; SAN ANTONIO, TX; Owner: CCB TEXAS LICENSES, L.P.)

Strongest FM radio stations in San Benito:

  • KTEX (100.3 FM; BROWNSVILLE, TX; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KGBT-FM (98.5 FM; MCALLEN, TX; Owner: TICHENOR LICENSE CORPORATION ("TLC"))
  • KFRQ (94.5 FM; HARLINGEN, TX; Owner: ENTRAVISION HOLDINGS, L.L.C.)
  • KVMV (96.9 FM; MCALLEN, TX; Owner: WORLD RADIO NETWORK, INC.)
  • KBFM (104.1 FM; EDINBURG, TX; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KBTQ (96.1 FM; HARLINGEN, TX; Owner: TICHENOR LICENSE CORPORATION ("TLC"))
  • KKPS (99.5 FM; BROWNSVILLE, TX; Owner: ENTRAVISION HOLDINGS, L.L.C.)
  • KMAZ (106.3 FM; MERCEDES, TX; Owner: LA NUEVA KBOR, INC.)
  • KVLY (107.9 FM; EDINBURG, TX; Owner: ENTRAVISION HOLDINGS, L.L.C.)
  • KMBH-FM (88.9 FM; HARLINGEN, TX; Owner: RGV EDUCATIONAL BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KBIC (105.7 FM; RAYMONDVILLE, TX; Owner: CHRISTIAN MINISTRIES OF THE VALLEY)
  • KBNR (88.3 FM; BROWNSVILLE, TX; Owner: WORLD RADIO NETWORK, INC.)
  • KILM (102.1 FM; RAYMONDVILLE, TX; Owner: BMP 102.1 FM, LP)
  • KNVO-FM (101.1 FM; PORT ISABEL, TX; Owner: ENTRAVISION HOLDINGS, L.L.C.)
  • KESO (92.7 FM; SOUTH PADRE ISLAND, TX; Owner: ALTERNATIVE BROADCASTING CORPORATION)

TV broadcast stations around San Benito:

  • KTIZ-LP (Channel 52; HARLINGEN, TX; Owner: ORTIZ BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • KRGV-TV (Channel 5; WESLACO, TX; Owner: MOBILE VIDEO TAPES, INC.)
  • KGBT-TV (Channel 4; HARLINGEN, TX; Owner: LIBCO, INC.)
  • KVEO (Channel 23; BROWNSVILLE, TX; Owner: COMCORP OF TEXAS LICENSE CORP.)
  • KMBH (Channel 60; HARLINGEN, TX; Owner: RGV EDUCATIONAL BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KLUJ (Channel 44; HARLINGEN, TX; Owner: COMMUNITY EDUCATIONAL TELEVISION)
  • K64FM (Channel 64; BROWNSVILLE, TX; Owner: BROWNSVILLE BROADCASTING, LLC)
  • KFTN-LP (Channel 30; La FERIA, TX; Owner: ORTIZ BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • KZAV-LP (Channel 20; BROWNSVILLE, TX; Owner: ZAVALETTA BROADCASTING OF THE RIO GRANDE VALLEY, LLC)
  • KNVO (Channel 48; Mc ALLEN, TX; Owner: ENTRAVISION HOLDINGS, LLC)
  • KTLM (Channel 40; RIO GRANDE CITY, TX; Owner: SUNBELT MULTIMEDIA CO.)
  • KXIV-LP (Channel 17; BROWNSVILLE, TX; Owner: FAITH PLEASES GOD CHURCH CORP.)

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)


See more detailed statistics of San Benito fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2011 here


FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers:

5 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in San Benito)

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

67 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

5
  • 340 Oscar Williams Rd (Lat: 26.148972 Lon: -97.648333), Call Sign: KKU842
    Assigned Frequencies: 154.190 MHz, 154.310 MHz
    Grant Date: 07/10/2012, Expiration Date: 07/16/2022
    Registrant: City Of San Benito, 401 North Sam Houston, San Benito, TX 78586, Phone: (956) 361-3880, Fax: (956) 361-3852, Email:
  • Hwy 77 S (Lat: 26.136194 Lon: -97.621667), Call Sign: KNDY235
    Assigned Frequencies: 152.007 MHz, 155.340 MHz
    Grant Date: 09/30/1997, Expiration Date: 09/30/2002, Cancellation Date: 01/12/2003
    Registrant: Nahc Ii Of Texas Inc Dba Dolly Vinsant Memorial Hospital, 400 E Hwy 77, San Benito, TX 78586, Phone: (210) 399-1313
  • Int Fm 800 & Fm 2550 Sw Of (Lat: 26.085917 Lon: -97.684167), Type: Tower, Structure height: 80 m, Overall height: 85 m, Call Sign: KIP399
    Assigned Frequencies: 462.525 MHz, 462.525 MHz
    Grant Date: 10/04/2003, Expiration Date: 12/03/2013, Certifier: Dennis Skruhak
    Registrant: Keller And Heckman LLP, 1001 G Street, Nw, Suite 500 W, Washington, DC 20001, Phone: (202) 434-4100, Fax: (202) 434-4646, Email:
  • 355 W Hwy 77 (Lat: 26.139806 Lon: -97.628611), Call Sign: WGM448
    Assigned Frequencies: 3.15500 MHz, 5.00500 MHz, 6.76500 MHz, 7.30000 MHz
    Grant Date: 02/20/2002, Expiration Date: 05/14/2012, Cancellation Date: 06/09/2004
    Registrant: American Electric Power Service Corporation, Tulsa, OK 74102-0201, Phone: (918) 599-2104, Fax: (918) 599-3438, Email:
  • MP 14.5, Mp 14.5 (Lat: 26.083361 Lon: -97.582472), Type: Bant, Structure height: 4 m, Call Sign: WPWF266
    Assigned Frequencies: 160.410 MHz, 160.740 MHz
    Grant Date: 10/25/2012, Expiration Date: 11/01/2022, Certifier: Larry J Kopiasz
    Registrant: Union Pacific Railroad Company, 1400 Douglas St Stop 0650, Omaha, NE 68179, Phone: (402) 544-6090, Fax: (402) 233-2025, Email:

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

8 (See the full list of FCC Registered Microwave Towers in this town)

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

69 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in San Benito)

FAA Registered Aircraft Manufacturers and Dealers:

1 (See the full list of FAA Registered Manufacturers and Dealers in San Benito)

FAA Registered Aircraft:

23 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft)


Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 4 partial tracts)
A) FHA, FSA/RHS & VA
Home Purchase Loans
B) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
C) Refinancings
D) Home Improvement Loans
F) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A B C & D)
G) Loans On Manufactured
Home Dwelling (A B C & D)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED19$74,6729$70,38927$85,14622$16,7105$60,7881$7,490
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED2$89,7101$30,8304$75,9855$12,0720$00$0
APPLICATIONS DENIED7$83,8607$57,42335$75,93265$14,5938$25,6255$31,504
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN1$145,0703$50,77021$65,9531$39,9801$41,6601$8,240
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$00$08$96,9932$43,0803$73,8300$0

Detailed HMDA statistics for the following Tracts: 0114.00 , 0115.00, 0116.00, 0117.00

Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 4 partial tracts)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
B) Refinancings
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED3$133,8102$65,345
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED0$00$0
APPLICATIONS DENIED1$70,3500$0
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN0$00$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$00$0

Detailed PMIC statistics for the following Tracts: 0114.00 , 0115.00, 0116.00, 0117.00

Conventional Home Purchase Loans

Conventional Home Purchase Loans - Value

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 236
  • Hazardous Condition: 127
  • Service Call: 5
  • Good Intent Call: 11

Incident types - San Benito


See full 2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for San Benito, TX
Businesses in San Benito, TX
NameCountNameCount
AutoZone2Lane Furniture1
Best Western1Little Caesars Pizza1
Burger King1McDonald's3
Church's Chicken1Payless1
Cricket Wireless5Pizza Hut1
Domino's Pizza1RadioShack1
FedEx1Subway2
GameStop1Super 81
H&R Block1T-Mobile1
KFC1U-Haul2
Kincaid1UPS2
La-Z-Boy1Walmart1
Browse common businesses in San Benito, TX

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