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  1. Public Schools
    C
  2. Crime & Safety
    B-
  3. Housing
    B-
  4. Nightlife
    C+
  5. Good for Families
    C
  6. Diversity
    C+
  7. Jobs
    C+
  8. Weather
    A
  9. Cost of Living
    A
  10. Health & Fitness
    B
  11. Outdoor Activities
    C
  12. Commute
    B
San Benito is a town in Texas with a population of 24,474. San Benito is in Cameron County. Living in San Benito offers residents a suburban feel and most residents own their homes. Many families live in San Benito and residents tend to be liberal.
About San Benito...
Population
24,474

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$55,100
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$617
National
$949
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    34%
  • Own
    66%
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San Benito 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
B-
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    81.6
    282.7
  • Murder
    0
    6.1
  • Rape
    212.2
    40.7
  • Robbery
    16.3
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    636.7
    500.1
  • Theft
    2,975.1
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    102
    284
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Residents

Diversity
C+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    18%
  • 10-17 years
    12%
  • 18-24 years
    12%
  • 25-34 years
    12%
  • 35-44 years
    12%
  • 45-54 years
    11%
  • 55-64 years
    10%
  • 65+ years
    14%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    3%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    9%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    23%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    29%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    36%
    13%

Working in San Benito

Jobs
C+
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$26,583
National
$55,322
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I love living here because I can be me. At the beginning of my life, being Latino was a disgrace. While Texas may love that Latino side of me, that wasn’t the case growing up in Indiana. I was seen as a wetback, pig, trash, and welfare abuser. Spending the first half of my life in a city where most people discriminated against me made me realize how cruel the world can be. After being assaulted both verbally and physically at a young age, my family and I were forced to move back to our hometown known as a “mini Mexico.” In this small town in Texas I was encouraged to love the Latin side of my heritage; I was told to embrace it. The culture in the Rio Grande Valley is primarily Latino/Hispanic, so I was right at home. Although a minority to the world, I finally felt like a part of the majority thanks to this little barrio, San Benito.
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Growing up in San Benito has provided me with a close-knit community and a great education system. However, one thing I would like to see in my city is more self-expression from every individual. I've met so many singers, rappers, beat boxers, and dancers who haven't shared their talent with our small town. In essence, I hope to attain my dream of becoming an Occupational Therapist and return to San Benito to provide services to the community that supported me on my journey.
San Benito is well known for being a small town with big dreams, this humble place may not look like much but it can win anybody over. Especially through education, San Benito schools offer a great staff, teaching methods, & a family environment (which the children love). I feel San Benito is a great place to start a family due to the affordability, recent job increase, real estate, and the excellent family friendly atmosphere. San Benito is a town quite unlike any other but most importantly it's a great home to great people.