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.
San Benito is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-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 (13.10%), sales jobs (11.93%), and maintenance occupations (6.86%).
The citizens of San Benito have a very low rate of college education: just 8.69% of people over 25 have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree, compared to a national average of 21.84% for all cities.
The per capita income in San Benito in 2010 was $12,547, which is low income relative to Texas and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $50,188 for a family of four. San Benito also has one of the higher rates of people living in poverty in the nation, with 37.26% of its population below the federal poverty line.
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 92.90% 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 Asian. Important ancestries of people in San Benito include Irish, German, Canadian, and French .
San Benito also has a high percentage of its population that was born in another country: 16.75%.
The most common language spoken in San Benito is Spanish. Other important languages spoken here include English and Arabic.