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San Benito County, California (CA)

County population in 2019: 60,727 (76% urban, 24% rural); it was 53,234 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 8,787
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 2,140
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 10,824
Renter-occupied apartments: 5,878 (it was 5,061 in 2000)
% of renters here:

32%
State:

44%

Land area: 1389 sq. mi.

Water area: 1.7 sq. mi.

Population density: 44 people per square mile   (average).

March 2019 cost of living index in San Benito County: 102.3 (near average, U.S. average is 100)

Industries providing employment: Educational, health and social services (19.6%), Professional, scientific, management, administrative, and waste management services (15.6%), Agriculture,forestry,fishing and hunting, and mining (14.7%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 54%
  • Government: 15%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 30%
  • Unpaid family work: 0%
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  • Races in San Benito County, CA (2019)
    • 36,66268.9%Hispanic or Latino
    • 20,34938.2%White Non-Hispanic Alone
    • 1,8083.4%Asian alone
    • 1,0922.1%Two or more races
    • 4540.9%Black Non-Hispanic Alone
    • 1960.4%American Indian and Alaska Native alone
    • 1080.2%Some other race alone
    • 360.07%Native Hawaiian and Other
      Pacific Islander alone
Median resident age:

36.2 years
California median age:

37.0 years
Males: 30,327  (49.9%)
Females: 30,400  (50.1%)
Average household size:
San Benito County:

3.0 people
California:

3 people

Estimated median household income in 2019: $92,974 ($57,469 in 1999)
This county:

$92,974
California:

$80,440

Median contract rent in 2019 for apartments: $1,454 (lower quartile is $979, upper quartile is $1,857)
This county:

$1454
State:

$1486


Estimated median house or condo value in 2019: $620,847 (it was $283,900 in 2000)
San Benito:

$620,847
California:

$568,500
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $486,402 - $780,850
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $2,585
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $715

Institutionalized population: 129

Crime in 2005 (reported by the sheriff's office or county police, not the county total):

  • Murders: 1
  • Rapes: 1
  • Robberies: 0
  • Assaults: 36
  • Burglaries: 142
  • Thefts: 190
  • Auto thefts: 19

Crime in 2004 (reported by the sheriff's office or county police, not the county total):

  • Murders: 0
  • Rapes: 7
  • Robberies: 3
  • Assaults: 41
  • Burglaries: 117
  • Thefts: 171
  • Auto thefts: 7
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Health of residents in San Benito County based on CDC Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System Survey Questionnaires from 2013 to 2019:

General health status score of residents in this county from 1 (poor) to 5 (excellent) is 3.6. This is better than average.
76.1% of residents exercised in the past month. This is about average.
30.2% of residents smoked 100+ cigarettes in their lives. This is less than average.
61.3% of adult residents drank alcohol in the past 30 days. This is less than average.
75.9% of residents visited a dentist within the past year. This is about average.
Average weight of males is 183 pounds. This is less than average.
Average weight of females is 151 pounds. This is less than average.

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 532 buildings, average cost: $112,900
  • 1998: 555 buildings, average cost: $122,500
  • 1999: 422 buildings, average cost: $123,700
  • 2000: 538 buildings, average cost: $147,200
  • 2001: 297 buildings, average cost: $158,800
  • 2002: 142 buildings, average cost: $172,900
  • 2003: 97 buildings, average cost: $151,400
  • 2004: 112 buildings, average cost: $186,100
  • 2005: 83 buildings, average cost: $173,800
  • 2006: 30 buildings, average cost: $238,700
  • 2007: 32 buildings, average cost: $367,400
  • 2008: 19 buildings, average cost: $246,200
  • 2009: 40 buildings, average cost: $283,900
  • 2010: 47 buildings, average cost: $214,300
  • 2011: 32 buildings, average cost: $282,200
  • 2012: 41 buildings, average cost: $245,600
  • 2013: 141 buildings, average cost: $231,800
  • 2014: 105 buildings, average cost: $255,000
  • 2015: 212 buildings, average cost: $293,600
  • 2016: 453 buildings, average cost: $259,100
  • 2017: 569 buildings, average cost: $246,300
  • 2018: 551 buildings, average cost: $315,300
  • 2019: 727 buildings, average cost: $346,400
Number of permits per 10,000 San Benito, CA residents
Average permit cost in San Benito, CA
Presidential Elections Results

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Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2019: $5,108 (0.8%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2019: $4,028 (0.6%)

Distribution of median household income in San Benito, CA in 2019
Distribution of house value in San Benito, CA in 2019
Distribution of rent paid by renters in San Benito, CA in 2019
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2019: 7.4%
San Benito County:

7.4%
California:

11.8%
(5.2% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 6.4% for Black residents, 8.9% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 1.5% for American Indian residents, 10.4% for other race residents, 5.7% for two or more races residents)

Median age of residents in 2019: 36.2 years old
(Males: 35.7 years old, Females: 37.1 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 48.5 years old, Black residents: 53.2 years old, American Indian residents: 43.4 years old, Asian residents: 44.5 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 31.1 years old, Other race residents: 32.5 years old)

Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in San Benito County is $831 a month.
Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $924 a month.
Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $1309 a month.

Cities in this county include: Hollister, Aromas, Ridgemark, San Juan Bautista, San Benito-Bitterwater, Tres Pinos.

San Benito County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level between 2 and 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Moderate Potential
Zip codeCityNumber of testsNumber of tests >= 4 pCi/L
95023Hollister110
95045San Juan Bautista31
95075Tres Pinos10

2018 air pollution in San Benito County:

Ozone (1-hour): 0.028 ppm (standard limit: 0.12 ppm). Near U.S. average.
Particulate Matter (PM10) Annual: 20.6 µg/m3. Near U.S. average.
Particulate Matter (PM2.5) Annual: 7.2 µg/m3(standard limit: 15.0 µg/m3). Near U.S. average.

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Neighboring counties: Ellis County, Oklahoma , Howell County, Missouri , Scott County, Tennessee , Norfolk city, Virginia , Norton city, Virginia , Roanoke city, Virginia .

Unemployment in November 2020:
Here:

6.9%
California:

7.9%

Unemployment by year in San Benito, CA
County total employment by year in San Benito, CA
County average yearly wages by year in San Benito, CA

Current college students: 2,570
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 80.6%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 20.4%

Number of foreign born residents: 12,019 (46.2% naturalized citizens)

San Benito County:

19.8%
Whole state:

26.7%
Year of entry for the foreign-born population
  • Year of entry for the foreign-born population
  • 9692010 or later
  • 3,3022000 to 2009
  • 2,3811990 to 1999
  • 2,4321980 to 1989
  • 1,7191970 to 1979
  • 1,806Before 1970

Mean travel time to work (commute): 33.7 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 51.5%

San Benito County marital status for males San Benito County marital status for females

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 15,013
  • One, attached: 890
  • Two: 335
  • 3 or 4: 925
  • 5 to 9: 554
  • 10 to 19: 153
  • 20 to 49: 352
  • 50 or more: 80
  • Mobile homes: 749
  • Boats, RVs, vans, etc.: 11

Housing units in San Benito County with a mortgage: 8,782 (169 second mortgage, 745 home equity loan, 127 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 2,826

Here:

80.0% with mortgage
State:

69.0% with mortgage

Religion statistics for San Benito County

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic31,1053
Evangelical Protestant2,69421
Other1,2045
Mainline Protestant6873
None19,579-
San Benito County Religion Details
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.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 13
San Benito County:

2.39 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.14 / 10,000 pop.


Number of convenience stores (no gas): 5
This county:

0.92 / 10,000 pop.
California:

0.62 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (with gas): 1
San Benito County:

0.18 / 10,000 pop.
California:

1.49 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 39
This county:

7.17 / 10,000 pop.
State:

7.42 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
San Benito County:

6.6%
California:

7.3%

Adult obesity rate:
San Benito County:

22.9%
State:

21.3%

Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

23.2%
State:

17.9%

Agriculture in San Benito County:

Average size of farms: 854 acres
Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $292,311
Average value of crops sold per acre for harvested cropland: $4587.09
The value of livestock, poultry, and their products as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 19.38%
Average total farm production expenses per farm: $240,765
Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 6.01%
Irrigated harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 84.20%
Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $63,852
The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 83.01%
Average age of principal farm operators: 57 years
Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 6.81
Milk cows as a percentage of all cattle and calves: 2.37%
Vegetables: 22,180 harvested acres
Land in orchards: 9,201 acres

Earthquake activity:

San Benito County-area historical earthquake activity is significantly above California state average. It is 7949% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/18/1906 at 13:12:21, a magnitude 7.9 (7.9 UK, Class: Major, Intensity: VIII - XII) earthquake occurred 128.0 miles away from San Benito County center, causing $524,000,000 total damage
On 7/21/1952 at 11:52:14, a magnitude 7.7 (7.7 UK) earthquake occurred 176.2 miles away from the county center, causing $50,000,000 total damage
On 11/4/1927 at 13:51:53, a magnitude 7.5 (7.5 UK) earthquake occurred 127.5 miles away from the county center
On 10/18/1989 at 00:04:15, a magnitude 7.1 (6.5 MB, 7.1 MS, 6.9 MW, 7.0 ML) earthquake occurred 36.6 miles away from the county center, causing 62 deaths (62 shaking deaths) and 3757 injuries, causing $1,305,032,704 total damage
On 5/2/1983 at 23:42:37, a magnitude 6.7 (6.2 MB, 6.5 MS, 6.5 MW, 6.7 ML, Class: Strong, Intensity: VII - IX) earthquake occurred 65.8 miles away from San Benito County center, causing $31,000,000 total damage
On 12/21/1932 at 06:10:09, a magnitude 7.2 (7.2 UK) earthquake occurred 213.8 miles away from the county center
Magnitude types: body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Most recent natural disasters:

  • California Covid-19 Pandemic, Incident Period: January 20, 2020, FEMA Id: 4482, Natural disaster type: Other
  • California Severe Winter Storms, Flooding, Mudslides, Incident Period: February 1, 2017 - February 23, 2017, FEMA Id: 4308, Natural disaster type: Winter Storm, Mudslide, Flood
  • California Severe Winter Storms, Flooding, And Mudslides, Incident Period: January 3, 2017 - January 12, 2017, FEMA Id: 4301, Natural disaster type: Winter Storm, Mudslide, Flood
  • California Hurricane Katrina Evacuation, Incident Period: August 29, 2005 to October 01, 2005, Emergency Declared EM-3248: September 13, 2005, FEMA Id: 3248, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • California Severe Winter Storms and Flooding, Incident Period: February 02, 1998 to April 30, 1998, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1203: February 09, 1998, FEMA Id: 1203, Natural disaster type: Winter Storm, Flood
  • California Severe Storms/Flooding, Incident Period: December 28, 1996 to April 01, 1997, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1155: January 04, 1997, FEMA Id: 1155, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood
  • California Severe Winter Storms, Flooding, Landslides, Mud Flows, Incident Period: February 13, 1995 to April 19, 1995, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1046: March 12, 1995, FEMA Id: 1046, Natural disaster type: Winter Storm, Landslide, Flood
  • California Severe Freeze, Incident Period: December 19, 1990 to January 03, 1991, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-894: February 11, 1991, FEMA Id: 894, Natural disaster type: Freeze
  • California Loma Prieta Earthquake, Incident Period: October 17, 1989 to December 18, 1989, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-845: October 18, 1989, FEMA Id: 845, Natural disaster type: Earthquake
  • California SEVERE STORMS, FLOODING, Incident Period: February 12, 1986 to March 10, 1986, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-758: February 21, 1986, FEMA Id: 758, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood
  • 3 other natural disasters have been reported since 1953.

The number of natural disasters in San Benito County (13) is near the US average (15).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 8
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 8, Storms: 4, Winter Storms: 4, Mudslides: 2, Drought: 1, Earthquake: 1, Freeze: 1, Hurricane: 1, Landslide: 1, Tornado: 1, Other: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Means of transportation to work in 2019 - San Benito

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 13,816 (78.1%)
  • Carpooled: 1,953 (11.0%)
  • Bus: 21 (0.1%)
  • Long-distance train or commuter rail: 2 (0.0%)
  • Taxicab, motorcycle, or other means: 421 (2.4%)
  • Bicycle: 72 (0.4%)
  • Walked: 402 (2.3%)
  • Worked at home: 991 (5.6%)
Class of Workers in 2019
Most common industries in 2019 (%)
Males Females
Most common industries for males in 2019


  • Health care and social assistance (16%)
  • Educational services (11%)
  • Retail trade (11%)
  • Manufacturing (8%)
  • Accommodation and food services (7%)
  • Other services, except public administration (4%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (4%)

Most common industries for females in 2019


  • Health care and social assistance (20%)
  • Educational services (13%)
  • Retail trade (13%)
  • Manufacturing (9%)
  • Accommodation and food services (9%)
  • Other services, except public administration (5%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (5%)

Most common occupations in 2019 (%)
Males Females
Most common occupations for males in 2019


  • Construction and extraction occupations (16%)
  • Management occupations (12%)
  • Production occupations (9%)
  • Sales and related occupations (8%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (7%)
  • Material moving occupations (6%)
  • Transportation occupations (5%)

Most common occupations for females in 2019


  • Office and administrative support occupations (20%)
  • Sales and related occupations (10%)
  • Healthcare support occupations (9%)
  • Educational instruction, and library occupations (9%)
  • Management occupations (8%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (7%)
  • Business and financial operations occupations (6%)

Most common places of birth for foreign-born residents


  • Mexico (73%)
  • Philippines (4%)
  • Guatemala (1%)
  • Honduras (1%)
  • England (1%)
  • India (1%)
  • Russia (1%)

Most common first ancestries reported in San Benito County


  • Italian (4%)
  • English (2%)
  • American (2%)
  • Irish (2%)
  • German (2%)
  • European (1%)
  • Portuguese (1%)

Owners and renters by unit type
Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders

People in group quarters in San Benito County, California in 2000:

  • 135 people in agriculture workers' dormitories on farms
  • 112 people in nursing homes
  • 97 people in other types of correctional institutions
  • 93 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 39 people in other group homes
  • 10 people in other nonhousehold living situations
  • 8 people in unknown juvenile institutions
  • 7 people in homes for the mentally retarded
  • 6 people in homes for the mentally ill

People in group quarters in San Benito County, California in 2010:

  • 102 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 98 people in workers' group living quarters and job corps centers
  • 37 people in other noninstitutional facilities
  • 27 people in group homes for juveniles (non-correctional)
  • 16 people in emergency and transitional shelters (with sleeping facilities) for people experiencing homelessness
  • 9 people in group homes intended for adults
Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2010 was $72,750.

7.02% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($74,867 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.02%
California average:

5.03%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries.
6.34% relocated from other counties in California ($69,984 average AGI)
0.68% relocated from other states ($4,883 average AGI)
San Benito County:

0.68%
California average:

1.72%

Residents relocating <b>from</b> other counties or countries

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Santa Clara County, CA  3.37% ($88,909 average AGI)
from Monterey County, CA  0.81% ($69,153)
from Santa Cruz County, CA  0.55% ($64,107)
from Merced County, CA  0.25% ($46,143)
from Alameda County, CA  0.16% ($81,543)
from Los Angeles County, CA  0.15% ($44,469)
from San Mateo County, CA  0.12% ($141,630)


6.34% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($55,634 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.34%
California average:

5.21%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries.
5.08% relocated to other counties in California ($42,924 average AGI)
1.26% relocated to other states ($12,710 average AGI)
San Benito County:

1.26%
California average:

1.90%

Residents relocating <b>to</b> other counties or countries

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Santa Clara County, CA  1.68% ($58,161 average AGI)
to Monterey County, CA  0.78% ($50,212)
to Merced County, CA  0.47% ($38,718)
to Santa Cruz County, CA  0.31% ($55,328)
to Sacramento County, CA  0.17% ($57,270)
to Alameda County, CA  0.15% ($62,000)
to San Diego County, CA  0.12% ($43,731)

Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 19.1
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 16.3

Births per 1000 population in San Benito County

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 5.9
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 4.8
Deaths per 1000 population from 2007 to 2019: 5.3

Deaths per 1000 population in San Benito County

Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 5.8
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 4.1

Infant deaths per 1000 population in San Benito County
Population without health insurance coverage in 2018: 8.0%
Persons under 19 years old without health insurance coverage in 2018: 3.3%
Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in San Benito County
All 18-64 40-64 50-64 Under 19
Population without health insurance coverage in San Benito County
18-64 population without health insurance coverage in San Benito County
40-64 population without health insurance coverage in San Benito County
50-64 population without health insurance coverage in San Benito County
Population under 19 years without health insurance coverage in San Benito County

Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2007: 5,374 (4,553 aged, 821 disabled)
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2007: 1,936 (12%)
Persons enrolled in Medicare
Aged persons enrolled in Medicare
Disabled persons enrolled in Medicare

Most common underlying causes of death in San Benito County, California in 1999 - 2019:

  • Atherosclerotic heart disease (444)
  • Bronchus or lung, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (285)
  • Acute myocardial infarction, unspecified (148)
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, unspecified (147)
  • Congestive heart failure (109)
  • Stroke, not specified as haemorrhage or infarction (88)
  • Pneumonia, unspecified (58)
  • Unspecified dementia (52)
  • Alzheimer disease, unspecified (14)
  • Breast, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (11)

Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 18%
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 14%

Suicides per 1,000,000 population from 2000 to 2006: 75.7. This is less than state average.

Household type by relationship:

Households: 60,727
  • Male householders: 9,374 (1,261 living alone), Female householders: 8,917 (1,395 living alone)
  • 10,790 spouses (10,717 opposite-sex spouses), 1,630 unmarried partners, (1,590 opposite-sex unmarried partners), 21,300 children (20,064 natural, 383 adopted, 852 stepchildren), 2,033 grandchildren, 1,283 brothers or sisters, 1,171 parents, 117 foster children, 2,228 other relatives, 1,578 non-relatives
  • In group quarters: 271

Size of family households: 4,697 2-persons, 3,231 3-persons, 3,206 4-persons, 1,784 5-persons, 1,048 6-persons, 629 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 2,657 1-person, 853 2-persons, 63 3-persons, 42 4-persons, 16 5-persons.

9,216 married couples with children.
3,669 single-parent households (1,233 men, 2,436 women).

59.9% of residents of San Benito speak English at home.
35.8% of residents speak Spanish at home (59% speak English very well, 18% speak English well, 16% speak English not well, 7% don't speak English at all).
2.0% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (80% speak English very well, 14% speak English well, 3% speak English not well, 3% don't speak English at all).
1.5% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (74% speak English very well, 14% speak English well, 10% speak English not well, 2% don't speak English at all).
0.6% of residents speak other language at home (21% speak English very well, 51% speak English well, 9% speak English not well, 18% don't speak English at all).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $172,960,000 ($3,075 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $28,562,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $70,526,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $34,838,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $740,000
Federal grants: $30,625,000
Federal procurement contracts: $27,265,000 ($24,769,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $8,966,000 ($62,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $224,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $5,652,000
Federal Government insurance: $40,407,000

Population change from April 1, 2000 to July 1, 2005:

Births: 4,675
Here:

84 per 1000 residents
State:

77 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 1,388
Here:

25 per 1000 residents
State:

34 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: +1,815
Here:

+32 per 1000 residents
State:

+39 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: -2,302
Here -41 per 1000 residents
State -18 per 1000 residents
Population growth in San Benito County

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 6.30 millions of gallons per day (all from ground)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

6.4
State:

6.0

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.8
State:

3.9

Year house built in San Benito County, California
  • Year house built in San Benito County, California
  • 7872014 or later
  • 3422010 to 2013
  • 2,0442000 to 2009
  • 4,5921990 to 1999
  • 4,0131980 to 1989
  • 2,8971970 to 1979
  • 1,0331960 to 1969
  • 1,1651950 to 1959
  • 7751940 to 1949
  • 1,6461939 or earlier
Rooms in houses/apartments in San Benito County, California
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Rooms in owner-occupied houses in San Benito County, California
  • Rooms in owner-occupied houses in San Benito County, California
  • 961 room
  • 72 rooms
  • 943 rooms
  • 6794 rooms
  • 2,3355 rooms
  • 2,8976 rooms
  • 2,1917 rooms
  • 1,4558 rooms
  • 1,8419+ rooms
Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in San Benito County, California
  • Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in San Benito County, California
  • 1551 room
  • 2232 rooms
  • 8893 rooms
  • 1,4744 rooms
  • 1,6185 rooms
  • 1,2066 rooms
  • 3897 rooms
  • 4598 rooms
  • 1539+ rooms
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in San Benito County, California
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses in San Benito County, California
  • Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses in San Benito County, California
  • 95no bedroom
  • 811 bedroom
  • 1,1042 bedrooms
  • 5,5143 bedrooms
  • 3,8924 bedrooms
  • 9785+ bedrooms
Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in San Benito County, California
  • Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in San Benito County, California
  • 155no bedroom
  • 8231 bedroom
  • 2,4962 bedrooms
  • 2,3333 bedrooms
  • 7464 bedrooms
  • 395+ bedrooms
Cars and other vehicles available in San Benito County, California in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Cars and other vehicles available in San Benito County in owner-occupied houses/condos
  • Cars and other vehicles available in San Benito County in owner-occupied houses/condos
  • 116no vehicle
  • 1,2141 vehicle
  • 4,2422 vehicles
  • 3,1283 vehicles
  • 1,8744 vehicles
  • 1,2155+ vehicles
Cars and other vehicles available in San Benito County in renter-occupied apartments
  • Cars and other vehicles available in San Benito County in renter-occupied apartments
  • 350no vehicle
  • 1,8711 vehicle
  • 2,5922 vehicles
  • 1,2453 vehicles
  • 4274 vehicles
  • 2185+ vehicles

88.6% of San Benito County residents lived in the same house 1 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 32% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 88% lived in California.

San Benito County:

88.6%
State average:

87.1%

Place of birth for U.S.-born residents:

  • This state: 42,045
  • Other state: 5,932
  • Northeast: 950
  • Midwest: 1,468
  • South: 1,819
  • West: 1,701
Year householders moved into unit in San Benito County, CA
Most commonly used house heating fuel in San Benito County
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos
  • 65.4%Utility gas
  • 16.3%Electricity
  • 9.5%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 6.5%Wood
  • 1.8%Solar energy
  • 0.4%No fuel used
  • 0.2%Other fuel
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments
  • 59.1%Utility gas
  • 30.0%Electricity
  • 5.7%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 3.4%Wood
  • 1.4%No fuel used
  • 0.3%Other fuel
  • 0.1%Solar energy

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 564
Here:

7.9%
California:

8.3%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 285
Here:

7.1%
California:

8.4%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 274
Here:

7.4%
California:

14.4%

Educational Attainment
School Enrollment by Level of School
Age and Sex of Sensory-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Physically-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Mentally-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Self-Care Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Go-Outside-Home Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Noninstitutionalized Residents with Employment Disability

San Benito County government finances - Expenditure in 2018:

  • Assistance and Subsidies - Public Welfare, Cash Assistance Programs - Other: $413,000
  • Charges - Other: $5,134,000
    Solid Waste Management: $1,249,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $311,000
    Regular Highways: $42,000
    Parks and Recreation: $40,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education - Other: $21,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education School Lunch: $8,000
  • Current Operations - Public Welfare - Other: $20,637,000
    Health - Other: $10,806,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education: $9,508,000
    Correctional Institutions: $7,338,000
    Police Protection: $7,162,000
    Central Staff Services: $5,369,000
    General - Other: $5,106,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $4,956,000
    Corrections - Other: $3,088,000
    Financial Administration: $2,808,000
    Regular Highways: $2,214,000
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $1,690,000
    Local Fire Protection: $1,270,000
    Solid Waste Management: $1,064,000
    Libraries: $998,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $936,000
    Transit Utilities: $309,000
    Parks and Recreation: $251,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Other: $1,861,000
    General Local Government Support: $280,000
    Highways: $238,000
    Housing and Community Development: $155,000
    Education: $38,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - Elementary and Secondary Education: $3,777,000
  • Intergovernmental to State - Judicial and Legal Services: $271,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - Education: $4,352,000
    Other: $76,000
  • Miscellaneous - Special Assessments: $4,373,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $3,101,000
    General Revenue - Other: $598,000
    Rents: $158,000
    Interest Earnings: $-1,123,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Correctional Institutions: $1,815,000
    Regular Highways: $541,000
    Financial Administration: $533,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education: $21,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $12,000
    Central Staff Services: $7,000
    Local Fire Protection: $4,000
    Solid Waste Management: $2,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $12,539,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Public Welfare: $26,972,000
    Other: $15,337,000
    Education: $8,658,000
    Health and Hospitals: $8,543,000
    Highways: $2,726,000
    Transit Utilities: $300,000
    General Local Government Support: $198,000
  • Tax - Property: $18,706,000
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $3,475,000
    Occupation and Business License - Other: $848,000
    Documentary and Stock Transfer: $610,000
    Other License: $513,000
    Public Utilities Sales: $299,000
    Other Selective Sales: $119,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $4,686,000

San Benito County government finances - Revenue in 2018:

  • Assistance and Subsidies - Public Welfare, Cash Assistance Programs - Other: $413,000
  • Charges - Other: $5,134,000
    Solid Waste Management: $1,249,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $311,000
    Regular Highways: $42,000
    Parks and Recreation: $40,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education - Other: $21,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education School Lunch: $8,000
  • Current Operations - Public Welfare - Other: $20,637,000
    Health - Other: $10,806,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education: $9,508,000
    Correctional Institutions: $7,338,000
    Police Protection: $7,162,000
    Central Staff Services: $5,369,000
    General - Other: $5,106,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $4,956,000
    Corrections - Other: $3,088,000
    Financial Administration: $2,808,000
    Regular Highways: $2,214,000
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $1,690,000
    Local Fire Protection: $1,270,000
    Solid Waste Management: $1,064,000
    Libraries: $998,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $936,000
    Transit Utilities: $309,000
    Parks and Recreation: $251,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Other: $1,861,000
    General Local Government Support: $280,000
    Highways: $238,000
    Housing and Community Development: $155,000
    Education: $38,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - Elementary and Secondary Education: $3,777,000
  • Intergovernmental to State - Judicial and Legal Services: $271,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - Education: $4,352,000
    Other: $76,000
  • Miscellaneous - Special Assessments: $4,373,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $3,101,000
    General Revenue - Other: $598,000
    Rents: $158,000
    Interest Earnings: $-1,123,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Correctional Institutions: $1,815,000
    Regular Highways: $541,000
    Financial Administration: $533,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education: $21,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $12,000
    Central Staff Services: $7,000
    Local Fire Protection: $4,000
    Solid Waste Management: $2,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $12,539,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Public Welfare: $26,972,000
    Other: $15,337,000
    Education: $8,658,000
    Health and Hospitals: $8,543,000
    Highways: $2,726,000
    Transit Utilities: $300,000
    General Local Government Support: $198,000
  • Tax - Property: $18,706,000
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $3,475,000
    Occupation and Business License - Other: $848,000
    Documentary and Stock Transfer: $610,000
    Other License: $513,000
    Public Utilities Sales: $299,000
    Other Selective Sales: $119,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $4,686,000

San Benito County government finances - Debt in 2018:

  • Assistance and Subsidies - Public Welfare, Cash Assistance Programs - Other: $413,000
  • Charges - Other: $5,134,000
    Solid Waste Management: $1,249,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $311,000
    Regular Highways: $42,000
    Parks and Recreation: $40,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education - Other: $21,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education School Lunch: $8,000
  • Current Operations - Public Welfare - Other: $20,637,000
    Health - Other: $10,806,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education: $9,508,000
    Correctional Institutions: $7,338,000
    Police Protection: $7,162,000
    Central Staff Services: $5,369,000
    General - Other: $5,106,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $4,956,000
    Corrections - Other: $3,088,000
    Financial Administration: $2,808,000
    Regular Highways: $2,214,000
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $1,690,000
    Local Fire Protection: $1,270,000
    Solid Waste Management: $1,064,000
    Libraries: $998,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $936,000
    Transit Utilities: $309,000
    Parks and Recreation: $251,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Other: $1,861,000
    General Local Government Support: $280,000
    Highways: $238,000
    Housing and Community Development: $155,000
    Education: $38,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - Elementary and Secondary Education: $3,777,000
  • Intergovernmental to State - Judicial and Legal Services: $271,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - Education: $4,352,000
    Other: $76,000
  • Miscellaneous - Special Assessments: $4,373,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $3,101,000
    General Revenue - Other: $598,000
    Rents: $158,000
    Interest Earnings: $-1,123,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Correctional Institutions: $1,815,000
    Regular Highways: $541,000
    Financial Administration: $533,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education: $21,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $12,000
    Central Staff Services: $7,000
    Local Fire Protection: $4,000
    Solid Waste Management: $2,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $12,539,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Public Welfare: $26,972,000
    Other: $15,337,000
    Education: $8,658,000
    Health and Hospitals: $8,543,000
    Highways: $2,726,000
    Transit Utilities: $300,000
    General Local Government Support: $198,000
  • Tax - Property: $18,706,000
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $3,475,000
    Occupation and Business License - Other: $848,000
    Documentary and Stock Transfer: $610,000
    Other License: $513,000
    Public Utilities Sales: $299,000
    Other Selective Sales: $119,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $4,686,000

San Benito County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2018:

  • Assistance and Subsidies - Public Welfare, Cash Assistance Programs - Other: $413,000
  • Charges - Other: $5,134,000
    Solid Waste Management: $1,249,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $311,000
    Regular Highways: $42,000
    Parks and Recreation: $40,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education - Other: $21,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education School Lunch: $8,000
  • Current Operations - Public Welfare - Other: $20,637,000
    Health - Other: $10,806,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education: $9,508,000
    Correctional Institutions: $7,338,000
    Police Protection: $7,162,000
    Central Staff Services: $5,369,000
    General - Other: $5,106,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $4,956,000
    Corrections - Other: $3,088,000
    Financial Administration: $2,808,000
    Regular Highways: $2,214,000
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $1,690,000
    Local Fire Protection: $1,270,000
    Solid Waste Management: $1,064,000
    Libraries: $998,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $936,000
    Transit Utilities: $309,000
    Parks and Recreation: $251,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Other: $1,861,000
    General Local Government Support: $280,000
    Highways: $238,000
    Housing and Community Development: $155,000
    Education: $38,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - Elementary and Secondary Education: $3,777,000
  • Intergovernmental to State - Judicial and Legal Services: $271,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - Education: $4,352,000
    Other: $76,000
  • Miscellaneous - Special Assessments: $4,373,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $3,101,000
    General Revenue - Other: $598,000
    Rents: $158,000
    Interest Earnings: $-1,123,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Correctional Institutions: $1,815,000
    Regular Highways: $541,000
    Financial Administration: $533,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education: $21,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $12,000
    Central Staff Services: $7,000
    Local Fire Protection: $4,000
    Solid Waste Management: $2,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $12,539,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Public Welfare: $26,972,000
    Other: $15,337,000
    Education: $8,658,000
    Health and Hospitals: $8,543,000
    Highways: $2,726,000
    Transit Utilities: $300,000
    General Local Government Support: $198,000
  • Tax - Property: $18,706,000
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $3,475,000
    Occupation and Business License - Other: $848,000
    Documentary and Stock Transfer: $610,000
    Other License: $513,000
    Public Utilities Sales: $299,000
    Other Selective Sales: $119,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $4,686,000

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:

  • Total number of recipients: 854
  • Number of aged recipients: 265
  • Number of blind and disabled recipients: 589
  • Number of recipients under 18: 67
  • Number of recipients between 18 and 64: 418
  • Number of recipients older than 64: 369
  • Number of recipients also receiving OASDI: 510
  • Amount of payments (thousands of dollars): 397
Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 8 full 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 ORIGINATED368$264,565288$239,681650$287,61212$201,250105$214,2678$240,375
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED26$237,84637$295,51456$288,7864$197,75014$241,2141$81,000
APPLICATIONS DENIED64$276,06368$228,529404$326,80015$134,73364$234,84410$145,700
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN44$277,97745$233,800145$322,4974$169,50025$209,2400$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS15$252,8679$238,55657$316,6323$361,3331$100,0000$0
Choose year:  2009 2008 2007 2006 2005 2004
Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 8 full tracts)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
B) Refinancings
D) Loans On Manufactured
Home Dwelling (A & B)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED50$241,7407$279,4291$200,000
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED23$276,0005$328,2000$0
APPLICATIONS DENIED5$232,8004$320,5000$0
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN2$209,5001$349,0000$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS2$308,0000$00$0
Choose year:  2009 2008 2007 2006 2005 2004
Conventional Home Purchase Loans in San Benito, CA
Conventional Home Purchase Loans in San Benito, CA - Value
Most common first names in San Benito County, CA among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John16076.9 years
Mary15780.2 years
Frank11279.0 years
Robert10570.2 years
James10471.5 years
William10477.4 years
Joseph8977.3 years
Maria8677.6 years
George8076.8 years
Helen6781.2 years
Most common last names in San Benito County, CA among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Garcia6977.3 years
Smith5878.1 years
Sanchez4873.2 years
Martinez4870.9 years
Rodriguez4373.5 years
Johnson3780.9 years
Miller3577.2 years
Martin3377.4 years
Anderson3175.6 years
Lopez3069.9 years
Businesses in San Benito County, CA
NameCountNameCount
7-Eleven1Little Caesars Pizza1
AT&T1McDonald's2
Ace Hardware1Nike2
AutoZone1Payless1
Baskin-Robbins1Quiznos1
Best Western1RadioShack1
Blockbuster1Rite Aid1
Burger King1Sears1
Chevrolet1Staples1
Curves1Starbucks3
Domino's Pizza1Subway3
FedEx3Taco Bell2
Ford1Target1
GNC1True Value1
H&R Block1U-Haul3
Jack In The Box1UPS6
Jones New York1Vans1
KFC1Verizon Wireless2
Kmart1Vons1
Kroger2YMCA1
Lane Furniture1

San Benito County on our top lists:

  • #22 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest Particulate Matter (PM2.5) Annual air pollution readings in 2012 (µg/m3)"
  • #36 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest number of deaths per 1000 residents 2007-2013 (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #61 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the largest number of children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000 (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #93 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest number of deaths per 1000 residents 2007-2013"