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Overall Niche Grade
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  1. Public Schools
    B-
  2. Crime & Safety
    C+
  3. Housing
    D-
  4. Nightlife
    B
  5. Good for Families
    C
  6. Diversity
    A-
  7. Jobs
    C+
  8. Weather
    A+
  9. Cost of Living
    D-
  10. Health & Fitness
    A-
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A
  12. Commute
    C
San Benito County is located in California with a population of 58,671. Living in San Benito County offers residents a rural feel and most residents own their homes. In San Benito County there are a lot of parks. Many families live in San Benito County and residents tend to lean liberal. The public schools in San Benito County are above average.

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$459,700
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,369
National
$949
Area Feel
Rural
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    36%
  • Own
    64%
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San Benito County Rankings

Niche ranks thousands of places to live based on key statistics from the U.S. Census and and expert insights.

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
C+
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    208.8
    282.7
  • Murder
    2.6
    6.1
  • Rape
    47
    40.7
  • Robbery
    86.1
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    185.3
    500.1
  • Theft
    657.8
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    190.6
    284
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Residents

Diversity
A-
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    14%
  • 10-17 years
    13%
  • 18-24 years
    10%
  • 25-34 years
    13%
  • 35-44 years
    13%
  • 45-54 years
    14%
  • 55-64 years
    12%
  • 65+ years
    12%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    6%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    13%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    35%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    25%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    21%
    13%

Working in San Benito County

Jobs
C+
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$80,760
National
$55,322

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