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San Benito County, California (CA)

County population in 2014: 58,267 (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: 42 people per square mile   (average).

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in San Benito County: 101.1 (near average, U.S. average is 100)

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Industries providing employment: Educational, health and social services (35.0%), Professional, scientific, management, administrative, and waste management services (13.8%), Agriculture,forestry,fishing and hunting, and mining (10.4%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 36%
  • Government: 18%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 45%
  • Unpaid family work: 1%
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Races in San Benito County, California:

  • Hispanic or Latino (56.4%)
  • White Non-Hispanic Alone (38.3%)
  • Asian alone (2.3%)
  • Two or more races (1.7%)
  • Black Non-Hispanic Alone (0.6%)
Median resident age:  34.0 years
California median age:  35.0 years
Males: 29,127  (50.0%)
Females: 29,140  (50.0%)

San Benito County,CA real estate house value trend

Average household size:
San Benito County:

3.0 people
California:

3 people
Estimated median household income in 2013: $67,882 ($57,469 in 1999)

This county:

$67882
California:

$60190

Median contract rent in 2013 for apartments: $1,132 (lower quartile is $788, upper quartile is $1,503)
This county:

$1132
State:

$1120


Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $349,272 (it was $283,900 in 2000)
San Benito:

$349,272
California:

$373,100
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $243,756 - $511,415
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $2,122
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $504

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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Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 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

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Presidential Elections Results

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Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2013: $3,466 (1.0%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $2,100 (0.7%)

San Benito County household income distribution in 2009 San Benito County home values distribution San Benito County contract rent distribution in 2009
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 11.0%
(6.0% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 31.6% for Black residents, 14.6% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 27.9% for American Indian residents, 12.2% for other race residents, 6.8% for two or more races residents)

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 11.1%
San Benito County:

11.1%
California:

16.8%
(6.2% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 34.5% for Black residents, 14.5% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 27.9% for American Indian residents, 12.4% for other race residents, 7.2% for two or more races residents)

Median age of residents in 2013: 34 years old
(Males: 33 years old, Females: 35 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 46 years old, Black residents: 36 years old, American Indian residents: 43 years old, Asian residents: 45 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 28 years old, Other race residents: 31 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

2012 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: 19.2 µg/m3. Near U.S. average.
Particulate Matter (PM2.5) Annual: 5.0 µg/m3(standard limit: 15.0 µg/m3). Below 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 September 2015:
Here:

5.8%
California:

5.5%

Unemployment by year (%)

County total employment by year

County average yearly wages by year ($)

Current college students: 2,570
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 74.9%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 17.1%

Number of foreign born residents: 10,026 (33% naturalized citizens)

San Benito County:

18.8%
Whole state:

26.2%

Year of entry for the foreign-born population

  • 1995 to March 2000: 2,205
  • 1990 to 1994: 1,864
  • 1985 to 1989: 1,308
  • 1980 to 1984: 1,124
  • 1975 to 1979: 771
  • 1970 to 1974: 948
  • 1970 to 1974: 508
  • 1965 to 1969: 1,298

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: 12,644
  • One, attached: 1,027
  • Two: 327
  • 3 or 4: 782
  • 5 to 9: 315
  • 10 to 19: 196
  • 20 or more: 336
  • Mobile homes: 858
  • Boats, RVs, vans, etc.: 14

Housing units in San Benito County with a mortgage: 7,824 (1,342 second mortgage, 886 home equity loan, 7 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 1,561

Here:

0.0% with mortgage
State:

79.0% with mortgage

Religion statistics for San Benito County

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 near California state average. It is 797% 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:

  • CaliforniaHurricane Katrina Evacuation, Incident Period: August 29, 2005 to October 1, 2005, Emergency Declared (EM-3248): September 13, 2005, FEMA Id: FEMA-EM-3248, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • CaliforniaSevere Winter Storms and Flooding, Incident Period: February 2, 1998 to April 30, 1998, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1203): February 9, 1998, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1203, Natural disaster type: Winter Storm, Flood
  • CaliforniaSevere Storms/Flooding, Incident Period: December 28, 1996 to April 1, 1997, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1155): January 4, 1997, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1155, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood
  • CaliforniaSevere 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: FEMA-DR-1046, Natural disaster type: Winter Storm, Landslide, Flood
  • CaliforniaSevere Freeze, Incident Period: December 19, 1990 to January 3, 1991, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-894): February 11, 1991, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-894, Natural disaster type: Freeze
  • CaliforniaLoma Prieta Earthquake, Incident Period: October 17, 1989 to December 18, 1989, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-845): October 18, 1989, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-845, Natural disaster type: Earthquake
  • CaliforniaSEVERE STORMS, FLOODING, Incident Period: February 12, 1986 to March 10, 1986, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-758): February 21, 1986, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-758, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood
  • CaliforniaCOASTAL STORMS, FLOODS, SLIDES, TORNADOES, Incident Period: January 21, 1983 to March 30, 1983, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-677): February 9, 1983, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-677, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood
  • CaliforniaDrought, Incident Period: January 20, 1977, Emergency Declared (EM-3023): January 20, 1977, FEMA Id: FEMA-EM-3023, Natural disaster type: Drought
  • CaliforniaSEVERE STORMS, FLOODING, Incident Period: January 26, 1969, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-253): January 26, 1969, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-253, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood

The number of natural disasters in San Benito County (10) is near the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 8
Emergencies Declared: 2

Class of Workers

Most common industries in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Health care and social assistance (14%)
  • Retail trade (11%)
  • Educational services (8%)
  • Public administration (6%)
  • Accommodation and food services (6%)
  • Manufacturing (5%)
  • Other services, except public administration (5%)
  • Health care and social assistance (18%)
  • Retail trade (14%)
  • Educational services (11%)
  • Public administration (7%)
  • Accommodation and food services (7%)
  • Manufacturing (6%)
  • Other services, except public administration (6%)
Most common occupations in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Construction and extraction occupations (14%)
  • Management occupations (12%)
  • Sales and related occupations (11%)
  • Transportation occupations (7%)
  • Production occupations (7%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (6%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (6%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (18%)
  • Sales and related occupations (16%)
  • Management occupations (11%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (9%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (8%)
  • Personal care and service occupations (7%)
  • Healthcare support occupations (5%)

Most common places of birth for the foreign-born residents (%):

  • Mexico (83%)
  • Philippines (3%)
  • El Salvador (2%)
  • Canada (1%)
  • Portugal (1%)
  • Korea (1%)
  • United Kingdom (1%)

Most common first ancestries reported in San Benito County (%):

  • German (8%)
  • Irish (6%)
  • Italian (5%)
  • English (4%)
  • United States or American (4%)
  • Portuguese (3%)
  • Norwegian (1%)

San Benito County mode of transportation to work chart

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 16,886 (73%)
  • Carpooled: 4,240 (18%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 109 (0%)
  • Streetcar or trolley car: 9 (0%)
  • Railroad: 184 (1%)
  • Motorcycle: 101 (0%)
  • Bicycle: 129 (1%)
  • Walked: 599 (3%)
  • Other means: 151 (1%)
  • Worked at home: 697 (3%)

Owners and renters by unit type in %

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 $60,618.

6.64% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($45,412 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.64%
California average:

5.03%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries.
5.81% relocated from other counties in California ($40,865 average AGI)
0.83% relocated from other states ($4,546 average AGI)
San Benito County:

0.83%
California average:

1.68%

Percentage of residents relocating from other counties or countries


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Santa Clara County, CA  2.48% ($52,269 average AGI)
from Monterey County, CA  0.98% ($44,885)
from Santa Cruz County, CA  0.53% ($45,384)
from Merced County, CA  0.34% ($30,828)
from Los Angeles County, CA  0.12% ($35,227)
from Stanislaus County, CA  0.11% ($45,238)
from Alameda County, CA  0.09% ($46,588)


6.49% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($42,424 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.49%
California average:

5.12%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries.
5.33% relocated to other counties in California ($34,446 average AGI)
1.17% relocated to other states ($7,979 average AGI)
San Benito County:

1.17%
California average:

1.74%

Percentage of residents relocating to other counties or countries


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Santa Clara County, CA  2.08% ($46,564 average AGI)
to Monterey County, CA  0.72% ($44,515)
to Santa Cruz County, CA  0.48% ($40,533)
to Merced County, CA  0.48% ($37,667)
to Alameda County, CA  0.13% ($42,160)
to Sacramento County, CA  0.12% ($47,957)
to Stanislaus County, CA  0.12% ($25,957)

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 2014: 5.0

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 live births in San Benito County

Population without health insurance coverage in 2013: 19.3%
Persons under 19 years old without health insurance coverage in 2013: 8.9%
Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in San Benito County
All 18-64 40-64 50-64 Under 19

Percentage of population 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 hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare)

Aged persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare)

Disabled persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare)

Most common underlying causes of death in San Benito County, California in 1999 - 2014:

  • Atherosclerotic heart disease (342)
  • Bronchus or lung, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (222)
  • Acute myocardial infarction, unspecified (175)
  • Stroke, not specified as haemorrhage or infarction (140)
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, unspecified (139)
  • Pneumonia, unspecified (134)
  • Congestive heart failure (125)
  • Breast, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (83)
  • Unspecified dementia (79)
  • Pancreas, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (76)

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: 54,980
  • In family households: 50,551 (9,782 male householders, 3,654 female householders)
    10,206 spouses, 19,242 children (17,942 natural, 389 adopted, 911 stepchildren), 1,869 grandchildren, 773 brothers or sisters, 717 parents, 1,514 other relatives, 2,070 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 4,429 (1,656 male householders (1,199 living alone)), 1,713 female householders (1,390 living alone)), 1,060 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 289 (129 institutionalized population)

Size of family households: 4,079 2-persons, 2,731 3-persons, 2,980 4-persons, 1,794 5-persons, 919 6-persons, 933 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 2,589 1-person, 622 2-persons, 94 3-persons, 37 4-persons, 13 5-persons, 7 6-persons, 7 7-or-more-persons.

12,351 married couples with children.
2,621 single-parent households (817 men, 1,804 women).

62.2% of residents of San Benito County speak English at home.
35.0% of residents speak Spanish at home (52% speak English very well, 19% speak English well, 16% speak English not well, 12% don't speak English at all).
1.6% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (78% speak English very well, 13% speak English well, 8% speak English not well).
1.2% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (47% speak English very well, 37% speak English well, 13% speak English not well, 3% don't speak English at all).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $172,960,000 ($3075 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:

6.0
State:

5.8

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.2
State:

3.5

Year house built

  • 2005 or later: 150
  • 2000 to 2004: 1,616
  • 1990 to 1999: 5,333
  • 1980 to 1989: 3,617
  • 1970 to 1979: 2,472
  • 1960 to 1969: 1,088
  • 1950 to 1959: 1,275
  • 1940 to 1949: 771
  • 1939 or earlier: 1,757
Rooms in houses/apartments in San Benito County, California
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • 1 room: 0
  • 2 rooms: 172
  • 3 rooms: 800
  • 4 rooms: 648
  • 5 rooms: 2,558
  • 6 rooms: 2,596
  • 7 rooms: 2,097
  • 8 rooms: 1,143
  • 9+ rooms: 810
  • 1 room: 171
  • 2 rooms: 494
  • 3 rooms: 871
  • 4 rooms: 1,418
  • 5 rooms: 1,102
  • 6 rooms: 650
  • 7 rooms: 217
  • 8 rooms: 67
  • 9+ rooms: 71
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in San Benito County, California
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no bedroom: 198
  • 1 bedroom: 479
  • 2 bedrooms: 1,608
  • 3 bedrooms: 5,156
  • 4 bedrooms: 2,836
  • 5+ bedrooms: 547
  • no bedroom: 297
  • 1 bedroom: 1,072
  • 2 bedrooms: 1,940
  • 3 bedrooms: 1,447
  • 4 bedrooms: 285
  • 5+ bedrooms: 20
Cars and other vehicles available in San Benito County, California in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no vehicle: 350
  • 1 vehicle: 1,824
  • 2 vehicles: 4,760
  • 3 vehicles: 2,653
  • 4 vehicles: 824
  • 5+ vehicles: 413
  • no vehicle: 422
  • 1 vehicle: 1,912
  • 2 vehicles: 1,875
  • 3 vehicles: 585
  • 4 vehicles: 234
  • 5+ vehicles: 33

51% of San Benito County residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 46% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 89% lived in California.

San Benito County:

51.2%
State average:

52.5%

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

  • This state: 33432
  • Northeast: 1332
  • Midwest: 2817
  • South: 2453
  • West: 2413

Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses in 2000: $282,000


Housing units lacking complete plumbing facilities: 1%

Housing units lacking complete kitchen facilities: 1%

Year Householders Moved Into Unit

Most commonly used house heating fuel in San Benito County
Houses and condos Apartments
  • Utility gas (71.5%)
  • Electricity (14.4%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (9.4%)
  • Wood (3.9%)
  • Utility gas (60.9%)
  • Electricity (23.9%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (8.8%)
  • Wood (3.9%)
  • No fuel used (1.6%)

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 746
Here:

9.3%
California:

9.9%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 167
Here:

4.7%
California:

7.8%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 248
Here:

10.9%
California:

15.4%

Educational Attainment (%)

School Enrollment by Level of School (%)

Age and Sex of Sensory-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Physically-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Mentally-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Self-Care Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Go-Outside-Home Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Residents with Employment Disability (Noninstitutionalized)

San Benito County government finances - Expenditure in 2002:

  • Construction - Fire Protection: $276,000
    General: $243,000
    Parks & Recreation: $212,000
    Regular Highways: $144,000
    Police Protection: $134,000
    Corrections - Other: $72,000
    Judicial & Legal: $55,000
    Welfare - Other: $53,000
  • Current Operations - Welfare, Federal Categorical Assistance Programs: $7,474,000
    Welfare - Other: $6,633,000
    Health Services - Other: $6,034,000
    Elementary & Secondary Education: $5,635,000
    General - Other: $4,582,000
    Regular Highways: $4,440,000
    Corrections - Other: $4,208,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $4,131,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $3,832,000
    Police Protection: $3,221,000
    Financial Administration: $2,094,000
    Central Staff Services: $1,821,000
    Transit Utilities: $1,284,000
    Protective Inspection and Regulation, NEC: $917,000
    Solid Waste Management: $699,000
    Fire Protection: $603,000
    Libraries: $450,000
    Parks & Recreation: $241,000
    Welfare, Cash Assistance - Other: $1,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $4,264,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local NEC - Elementary and Secondary Education: $5,194,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Welfare - Other: $106,000
    Financial Administration: $42,000
    Health - Other: $42,000
    General - Other: $38,000
    Judicial: $33,000
    Sea and Inland Port Facilities: $32,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education: $30,000
    Central Staff: $30,000
    Corrections - Other: $27,000
    Protective Inspection & Regulation, NEC: $11,000
    Police Protection: $8,000
    Libraries: $2,000
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $22,659,000

San Benito County government finances - Revenue in 2002:

  • Charges - All Other: $5,037,000
    Solid Waste Management: $1,007,000
    Regular Highways: $232,000
    Parks & Recreation: $33,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - General Support: $113,000
    All Other: $63,000
    Transit Utilities: $56,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - Education: $1,578,000
    Transit Utilities: $1,091,000
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $2,993,000
    General Revenue, NEC: $960,000
    Special Assessments: $368,000
    Rents: $34,000
    Property Sale Other: $7,000
  • Revenue - Transit Utilities: $137,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Public Welfare: $13,307,000
    Education: $8,576,000
    All Other: $7,465,000
    General Support: $6,198,000
    Health & Hospitals: $3,970,000
    Highways: $1,806,000
  • Tax - Property: $14,132,000
    Total General Sales: $1,344,000
    NEC: $902,000
    Public Utilities: $329,000
    Other Selective Sales: $131,000

San Benito County government finances - Debt in 2002:

  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding, NEC: $71,064,000
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Other, NEC: $70,639,000
  • Long Term Debt Retired Unspecified - Other, NEC: $425,000

San Benito County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2002:

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $52,355,000

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
San Benito County Fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 1994
Count Vehicles DUI Fatalities Persons

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

San Benito County Fatal accident statistics for 1995 - 2014
Count Vehicles DUI Fatalities Persons Pedestrians

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

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

Conventional Home Purchase Loans - 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

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  • #36 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest number of deaths per 1000 residents 2007-2013 (pop. 50,000+)"
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