San Benito, Texas

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Population in 2017: 24,528 (97% urban, 3% rural).
Population change since 2000: +4.6%
 
Males: 11,662  (47.5%)
Females: 12,866  (52.5%)
Median resident age:

32.2 years
Texas median age:

34.7 years

Zip codes: 78586.

Estimated median household income in 2017: $33,967 (it was $24,027 in 2000)
San Benito:

$33,967
TX:

$59,206

Estimated per capita income in 2017: $15,430 (it was $10,317 in 2000)

San Benito city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $68,042 (it was $35,500 in 2000)
San Benito:

$68,042
TX:

$172,200

Mean prices in 2017: all housing units: $89,768; detached houses: $89,665; townhouses or other attached units: $130,270; in 2-unit structures: $189,115; mobile homes: $39,920; occupied boats, rvs, vans, etc.: $51,739

Median gross rent in 2017: $625.

March 2019 cost of living index in San Benito: 78.8 (low, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 37.5%
(16.2% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 63.9% for Black residents, 38.5% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 48.4% for other race residents, 48.1% for two or more races residents)
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  • Races in San Benito, TX (2010)
    • 21,99590.7%Hispanic
    • 2,0828.6%White alone
    • 380.2%Black alone
    • 580.2%Asian alone
    • 440.2%Two or more races
    • 260.1%American Indian alone
    • 50.02%Other race alone
    • 20.01%Native Hawaiian and Other
      Pacific Islander alone

Races in San Benito detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth



According to our research of Texas and other state lists, there were 110 registered sex offenders living in San Benito, Texas as of July 03, 2020.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in San Benito is 224 to 1.


Crime rates in San Benito by year

Type

2005

2006

2007

2008

2009

2010

2011

2012

2014

2015

2016

2017

2018

Murders
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
1
(3.9)
0
(0.0)
1
(4.0)
1
(4.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(4.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
Rapes
(per 100,000)
14
(56.5)
10
(39.4)
5
(19.9)
9
(36.3)
5
(19.9)
11
(43.3)
11
(44.4)
0
(0.0)
1
(4.1)
31
(126.2)
39
(159.0)
52
(212.2)
33
(134.4)
Robberies
(per 100,000)
23
(92.8)
14
(55.1)
14
(55.7)
17
(68.5)
17
(67.5)
18
(70.9)
21
(84.8)
19
(75.7)
14
(57.4)
12
(48.9)
12
(48.9)
4
(16.3)
9
(36.6)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
56
(225.9)
51
(200.8)
45
(178.9)
60
(241.9)
41
(162.9)
49
(192.9)
57
(230.2)
51
(203.2)
53
(217.3)
74
(301.3)
30
(122.3)
20
(81.6)
23
(93.7)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
203
(818.9)
331
(1,303)
305
(1,213)
255
(1,028)
261
(1,037)
249
(980.3)
302
(1,220)
363
(1,446)
237
(971.6)
222
(904.0)
194
(790.7)
156
(636.7)
193
(785.9)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
1,375
(5,547)
1,172
(4,614)
1,005
(3,996)
729
(2,939)
878
(3,487)
836
(3,291)
793
(3,203)
935
(3,725)
843
(3,456)
696
(2,834)
762
(3,106)
729
(2,975)
798
(3,249)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
53
(213.8)
55
(216.5)
46
(182.9)
61
(245.9)
44
(174.8)
68
(267.7)
45
(181.7)
30
(119.5)
20
(82.0)
27
(109.9)
23
(93.7)
25
(102.0)
27
(109.9)
Arson
(per 100,000)
4
(16.1)
8
(31.5)
3
(11.9)
5
(20.2)
3
(11.9)
8
(31.5)
5
(20.2)
8
(31.9)
2
(8.2)
2
(8.1)
2
(8.2)
1
(4.1)
3
(12.2)
City-Data.com crime index (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 274.0)414.5389.2327.8315.2302.7316.2335.1331.1276.8361.4353.4362.7331.0

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City-data.com crime index in San Benito, TX

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

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2017, including police officers: 47 (39 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.59
Texas average:

1.54
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Ancestries: English (1.2%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Elevation: 40 feet

Land area: 11.0 square miles.

Population density: 2,229 people per square mile   (low).

San Benito, Texas map

3,931 residents are foreign born (15.9% Latin America).

This city:

15.9%
Texas:

100.0%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $1,744 (1.8%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $902 (1.8%)

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 )

Latitude: 26.14 N, Longitude: 97.64 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: +970 (+3.9%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 2,743 (32.1%)

Area code: 956

Distribution of median household income in San Benito, TX in 2017
Distribution of house value in San Benito, TX in 2017

Property values in San Benito, TX

San Benito satellite photo by USGS

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
  • 2013: 42 buildings, average cost: $95,300
  • 2014: 48 buildings, average cost: $82,200
  • 2015: 58 buildings, average cost: $82,200
  • 2016: 63 buildings, average cost: $82,200
  • 2017: 15 buildings, average cost: $91,200
Number of permits per 10,000 San Benito, TX residents
Average permit cost in San Benito, TX
Unemployment in March 2019:
Here:

5.8%
Texas:

3.5%
Historical population in San Benito, TX
Historical housing units in San Benito, TX

Population change in the 1990s: +2,416 (+11.5%).
Most common industries in San Benito, TX (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Health care (15.6%)
  • Educational services (13.1%)
  • Construction (7.5%)
  • Accommodation & food services (6.0%)
  • Public administration (5.1%)
  • Food & beverage stores (3.4%)
  • Department & other general merchandise stores (3.3%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Construction (13.3%)
  • Educational services (7.9%)
  • Public administration (6.9%)
  • Accommodation & food services (6.8%)
  • Health care (6.5%)
  • Repair & maintenance (5.1%)
  • Truck transportation (4.5%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Health care (25.2%)
  • Educational services (18.7%)
  • Accommodation & food services (5.1%)
  • Department & other general merchandise stores (4.6%)
  • Social assistance (4.5%)
  • Apparel (4.5%)
  • Finance & insurance (4.4%)
Most common occupations in San Benito, TX (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (4.9%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (4.8%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (4.7%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (4.4%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (3.6%)
  • Cashiers (3.4%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (3.4%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (8.6%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (5.2%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (4.5%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (4.2%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (4.2%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (4.2%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (4.0%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (9.0%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (7.3%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (5.4%)
  • Cashiers (5.3%)
  • Textile, apparel, and furnishings workers (4.5%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (4.5%)
  • Other teachers, instructors, education, training, and library occupations (4.5%)

Average climate in San Benito, Texas

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San Benito, Texas environmental map by EPA

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Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)
AQI Ozone PM10 PM2.5 Pb
Air Quality Index

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2018 was 72.6. This is about average.

City:

72.6
U.S.:

74.2
Ozone Level

Ozone [ppb] level in 2018 was 23.7. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 6.5 miles away from the city center.

City:

23.7
U.S.:

33.3
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2012 was 23.1. This is about average. Closest monitor was 17.8 miles away from the city center.

City:

23.1
U.S.:

19.6
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2018 was 10.3. This is worse than average. Closest monitor was 0.4 miles away from the city center.

City:

10.3
U.S.:

8.5
Lead Level

Lead (Pb) [µg/m3] level in 2008 was 0.00388. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 0.2 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.00388
U.S.:

0.00984

Tornado activity:

San Benito-area historical tornado activity is significantly below Texas state average. It is 78% 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.

Earthquake activity:

San Benito-area historical earthquake activity is significantly below Texas state average. It is 89% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 5/23/2007 at 19:09:15, a magnitude 5.6 (5.4 MB, 4.8 MS, 5.6 MW, Depth: 6.2 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 304.5 miles away from San Benito center
On 4/9/1993 at 12:29:19, a magnitude 4.3 (4.1 MB, 4.3 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 187.4 miles away from San Benito center
On 3/24/1997 at 22:31:34, a magnitude 3.8 (3.8 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 112.3 miles away from the city center
On 4/14/1995 at 00:32:56, a magnitude 5.7 (5.6 MB, 5.7 MS, 5.7 MW, Depth: 11.1 mi) earthquake occurred 451.7 miles away from the city center
On 4/7/2008 at 09:51:12, a magnitude 3.9 (3.9 MB, 3.9 MW, 3.8 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 194.0 miles away from San Benito center
On 5/27/2002 at 00:28:16, a magnitude 3.8 (3.8 MB, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 208.8 miles away from San Benito center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Cameron County (20) is greater than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 12
Emergencies Declared: 8

Causes of natural disasters: Hurricanes: 12, Floods: 5, Storms: 4, Tornadoes: 3, Winds: 2, Fire: 1, Heavy Rain: 1, Tropical Storm: 1, Other: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
San Benito topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers in San Benito:

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

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.

College/University in San Benito:

  • South Texas Training Center (Full-time enrollment: 121; Location: 1901 W Hwy 77; Private, for-profit; Website: www.southtexastraining.com)

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

  • Texas State Technical College-Harlingen (about 7 miles; Harlingen, TX; Full-time enrollment: 3,700)
  • The University of Texas at Brownsville (about 20 miles; Brownsville, TX; FT enrollment: 9,165)
  • The University of Texas-Pan American (about 36 miles; Edinburg, TX; FT enrollment: 16,766)
  • South Texas College (about 39 miles; McAllen, TX; FT enrollment: 19,701)
  • Texas A & M University-Kingsville (about 98 miles; Kingsville, TX; FT enrollment: 9,295)
  • Texas A & M University-Corpus Christi (about 112 miles; Corpus Christi, TX; FT enrollment: 9,092)
  • Del Mar College (about 114 miles; Corpus Christi, TX; FT enrollment: 5,213)

Biggest public high schools in San Benito:

Biggest public elementary/middle schools in San Benito:

See full list of schools located in San Benito

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.

Points of interest:

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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 US Highway 77).

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.

Cameron County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level less than 2 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Low Potential
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

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

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)
  • 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

For population 15 years and over in San Benito:

Marital status in San Benito, TX
  • Never married: 38.3%
  • Now married: 39.8%
  • Separated: 4.0%
  • Widowed: 6.8%
  • Divorced: 11.1%

For population 25 years and over in San Benito:

  • High school or higher: 64.8%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 11.3%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 3.2%
  • Unemployed: 12.0%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 19.3 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2017
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2017
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

20.9
Texas average:

14.0

Travel time (in minutes) to work in 2017
Means of transportation to work in 2017 - San Benito
Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

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

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic137,88938
Evangelical Protestant47,744225
Other9,11533
Mainline Protestant7,25832
None204,214-
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center. Graphs represent county-level data

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 47
Here:

1.22 / 10,000 pop.
Texas:

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

0.13 / 10,000 pop.
Texas:

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

0.81 / 10,000 pop.
Texas:

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

3.46 / 10,000 pop.
State:

3.95 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 223
Cameron County:

5.79 / 10,000 pop.
Texas:

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

8.9%
Texas:

8.9%
Adult obesity rate:
This county:

25.4%
Texas:

26.6%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Cameron County:

18.6%
Texas:

15.7%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
San Benito:

47.8%
Texas:

48.0%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
San Benito:

46.5%
State:

46.4%

Average BMI:
Here:

28.4
Texas:

28.5

People feeling badly about themselves:
Here:

22.4%
State:

21.2%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Here:

11.6%
State:

10.4%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Here:

6.8
State:

6.8

Overweight people:
Here:

33.6%
Texas:

33.0%

General health condition:
San Benito:

52.8%
Texas:

55.5%

Average condition of hearing:
San Benito:

80.0%
Texas:

80.4%

More about Health and Nutrition of San Benito, TX Residents
Local government employment and payroll (March 2013)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Police Protection - Officers 35$134,698$46,1820$0
Firefighters 25$91,857$44,0910$0
Other and Unallocable 24$54,947$27,4740$0
Water Supply 19$37,293$23,5530$0
Streets and Highways 18$33,015$22,0100$0
Sewerage 16$29,280$21,9600$0
Other Government Administration 12$47,873$47,8730$0
Local Libraries 5$10,979$26,3501$717
Parks and Recreation 5$9,759$23,4220$0
Financial Administration 4$14,925$44,7751$2,097
Police - Other 3$5,502$22,0080$0
Judicial and Legal 3$7,554$30,2160$0
Health 3$5,814$23,2560$0
Fire - Other 3$6,051$24,2040$0
Solid Waste Management 1$1,466$17,5920$0
Housing and Community Development (Local) 1$3,708$44,4961$797
Totals for Government 177$494,721$33,5403$3,611

San Benito government finances - Expenditure in 2012 (per resident):

  • Construction - Sewerage: $387,000 ($15.78)
    General - Other: $218,000 ($8.89)
    Parks and Recreation: $170,000 ($6.93)
    Regular Highways: $52,000 ($2.12)
    Financial Administration: $15,000 ($0.61)
    Local Fire Protection: $13,000 ($0.53)
    Police Protection: $3,000 ($0.12)
  • Current Operations - Police Protection: $2,892,000 ($117.91)
    Solid Waste Management: $2,392,000 ($97.52)
    Water Utilities: $2,072,000 ($84.47)
    Central Staff Services: $1,864,000 ($75.99)
    Local Fire Protection: $1,822,000 ($74.28)
    Sewerage: $1,530,000 ($62.38)
    Regular Highways: $1,013,000 ($41.30)
    Housing and Community Development: $578,000 ($23.56)
    Parks and Recreation: $359,000 ($14.64)
    Health - Other: $286,000 ($11.66)
    General Public Buildings: $275,000 ($11.21)
    Financial Administration: $240,000 ($9.78)
    Libraries: $222,000 ($9.05)
    General - Other: $197,000 ($8.03)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $182,000 ($7.42)
  • Employee Retirement - Corporate Stocks: $872,000 ($35.55)
    Corporate Bonds: $466,000 ($19.00)
    Total Cash and Deposits: $312,000 ($12.72)
    Benefit Payments: $77,000 ($3.14)
    Other Investments - Other: $12,000 ($0.49)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $985,000 ($40.16)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Police Protection: $183,000 ($7.46)
    Water Utilities: $14,000 ($0.57)
    General - Other: $2,000 ($0.08)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $6,252,000 ($254.89)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $358,000 ($14.60)

San Benito government finances - Revenue in 2012 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $2,988,000 ($121.82)
    Solid Waste Management: $2,447,000 ($99.76)
    Toll Highways: $197,000 ($8.03)
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities: $25,000 ($1.02)
    Other: $25,000 ($1.02)
    Parks and Recreation: $11,000 ($0.45)
  • Employee Retirement - From Other Governments: $498,000 ($20.30)
    Local Employee Contribution: $147,000 ($5.99)
    Earnings on Investments (calculated): $-17,000 ($-0.69)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Housing and Community Development: $578,000 ($23.56)
    Other: $253,000 ($10.31)
  • Local Intergovernmental - Housing and Community Development: $6,000 ($0.24)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $628,000 ($25.60)
    Fines and Forfeits: $552,000 ($22.50)
    Special Assessments: $183,000 ($7.46)
    Rents: $64,000 ($2.61)
    Interest Earnings: $43,000 ($1.75)
    Donations From Private Sources: $10,000 ($0.41)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $3,824,000 ($155.90)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $5,000 ($0.20)
  • Tax - Property: $4,022,000 ($163.98)
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $3,681,000 ($150.07)
    Public Utilities Sales: $1,111,000 ($45.30)
    Other License: $365,000 ($14.88)
    Alcoholic Beverage License: $5,000 ($0.20)
    Amusements Sales: $2,000 ($0.08)

San Benito government finances - Debt in 2012 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $40,690,000 ($1658.92)
    Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $35,155,000 ($1433.26)
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $9,000,000 ($366.93)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $3,465,000 ($141.27)

San Benito government finances - Cash and Securities in 2012 (per resident):

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $7,308,000 ($297.95)
  • Employee Retirement - Total Other Securities: $451,000 ($18.39)
    Total Federal Securities: $277,000 ($11.29)
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $12,639,000 ($515.29)
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $184,000 ($7.50)

3.29% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($42,568 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

3.29%
Texas average:

7.43%

0.05% of residents moved from foreign countries ($1,067 average AGI)
Cameron County:

0.05%
Texas average:

0.08%

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2015 and 2016:
from Hidalgo County, TX  0.54% ($40,000 average AGI)
from Harris County, TX  0.32% ($34,480)
from Bexar County, TX  0.19% ($38,656)


3.99% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($43,384 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

3.99%
Texas average:

7.26%

0.04% of residents moved to foreign countries ($699 average AGI)
Cameron County:

0.04%
Texas average:

0.08%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2015 and 2016:
to Hidalgo County, TX  0.63% ($38,428 average AGI)
to Bexar County, TX  0.40% ($43,022)
to Harris County, TX  0.38% ($33,006)
Businesses in San Benito, TX
NameCountNameCount
Advance Auto Parts1La-Z-Boy1
AutoZone2Lane Furniture1
Best Western1Little Caesars Pizza1
Burger King1McDonald's3
Chevrolet1Payless1
Church's Chicken1Pizza Hut1
Cricket Wireless5RadioShack1
Domino's Pizza1Subway2
FedEx1Super 81
GameStop1T-Mobile1
H&R Block1U-Haul2
Honda1UPS2
KFC1Walmart1
Kincaid1

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
See more detailed statistics of San Benito fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2017 here
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 50Number of bridges
  • 745ft / 227mTotal length
  • $16,000Total costs
  • 618,875Total average daily traffic
  • 51,274Total average daily truck traffic
  • 887,655Total future (year 2029) average daily traffic
New bridges in San Benito, TX - historical statistics
  • New bridges - historical statistics
  • 31940-1949
  • 41950-1959
  • 21970-1979
  • 31980-1989
  • 51990-1999
  • 332000-2009
See full National Bridge Inventory statistics for San Benito, TX

FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers:

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

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

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

FCC Registered Broadcast 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: 09/05/2013, Expiration Date: 12/03/2023, 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: 160.740 MHz, 160.410 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:

9 (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:

10 (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 in San Benito, TX
Conventional Home Purchase Loans in San Benito, TX - Value

2004 - 2018 National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS) incidents

    Fire incident distribution by year According to the data from the years 2004 - 2018 the average number of fire incidents per year is 191. The highest number of reported fire incidents - 296 took place in 2005, and the least - 111 in 2013. The data has a dropping trend.
    Fire incident types in San Benito, TX When looking into fire subcategories, the most reports belonged to: Outside Fires (68.5%), and Structure Fires (16.2%).

    • Fire incident types reported to NFIRS in San Benito, TX
    • 1,96468.5%Outside Fires
    • 46416.2%Structure Fires
    • 37613.1%Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires
    • 632.2%Other
See full National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for San Benito, TX

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

  • Guest Inn, 2597 W US Hwy ,77 Bldg C, San Benito, Texas 78586 , Phone: (956) 276-4457, Fax: (956) 276-4457
  • Lone Star Inn - San Benito/Harlingen, 2340 West Expy 83, San Benito, Texas 78586 , Phone: (956) 361-4404
  • Americas Best Value Inn, 175 W Expy 83, San benito, Texas 78586 , Phone: (956) 361-2222, Fax: (956) 276-9933
All 3 fire-safe hotels and motels in San Benito, Texas
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in San Benito, TX
  • 74.2%Electricity
  • 22.2%Utility gas
  • 2.2%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 1.1%No fuel used
  • 0.3%Solar energy
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in San Benito, TX
  • 86.0%Electricity
  • 10.3%Utility gas
  • 2.0%No fuel used
  • 1.7%Bottled, tank, or LP gas


San Benito compared to Texas state average:

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

San Benito on our top lists:

  • #47 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most people below the poverty level, excluding cities with 15% or more of residents in college and with the median age below 28 (population 5,000+)"
  • #74 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most people below 50% of the poverty level, excluding cities with 15% or more of residents in college and with the median age below 28 (population 5,000+)"
  • #93 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: healthcare support occupations (population 5,000+)"
  • #94 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most residents born in Other Southern Europe (population 500+)"
  • #8 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest number of births per 1000 residents 2007-2013"
  • #13 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the largest increase in the number of infant deaths per 1000 residents 2000-2006 to 2007-2013 (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #24 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the largest decrease in the number of births per 1000 residents 2000-2006 to 2007-2013 (pop 50,000+)"
  • #49 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest percentage of residents relocating to other counties in 2011"
  • #59 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest percentage of residents relocating from other counties between 2010 and 2011 (pop. 50,000+)"
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