San Benito is a medium-sized city located in the state of Texas. With a population of 24,496 people and seven constituent neighborhoods, San Benito is the 113th largest community in Texas.
Unlike some cities where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, San Benito is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, San Benito is a city of service providers, sales and office workers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in San Benito who work in office and administrative support (12.67%), sales jobs (10.80%), and management occupations (8.00%).
The population of San Benito has a very low overall level of education: only 9.50% of people over 25 hold a 4-year college degree or higher.
The per capita income in San Benito in 2010 was $12,565, which is low income relative to Texas and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $50,260 for a family of four. San Benito also has one of the higher rates of people living in poverty in the nation, with 38.68% of its population below the federal poverty line.
San Benito is an extremely ethnically-diverse city. The people who call San Benito home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. People of Hispanic or Latino origin are the most prevalent group in San Benito, accounting for 93.87% of the city’s residents (people of Hispanic or Latino origin can be of any race). The greatest number of San Benito residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in San Benito include Irish, German, Scots-Irish, and British.
In addition, San Benito has a lot of people living here who were born outside of the US (16.20%).
The most common language spoken in San Benito is Spanish. Other important languages spoken here include English and Arabic.