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  1. Public Schools
    C
  2. Crime & Safety
    B-
  3. Housing
    C+
  4. Nightlife
    B-
  5. Good for Families
    C
  6. Diversity
    C+
  7. Jobs
    B-
  8. Weather
    A
  9. Cost of Living
    A
  10. Health & Fitness
    B-
  11. Outdoor Activities
    D+
  12. Commute
    B-
San Benito is a town in Texas with a population of 24,442. 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.

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$54,400
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$586
National
$949
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    36%
  • Own
    64%
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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
B-
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    122
    283
  • Murder
    0
    6
  • Rape
    126
    41
  • Robbery
    49
    136
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    791
    500
  • Theft
    3,106
    2,043
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    94
    284
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Residents

Diversity
C+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$26,736
National
$55,322
Children
26%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    3%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    8%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    24%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    29%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    35%
    13%
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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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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.
The atmosphere isn't all that great. Weather type, super hot! You're inside all day waiting for the sun to come out. Raspas and ice cream are a big thing down there. Community type, I can't really say people are mean or nice. Everyone almost knows everyone, we have one high school so friends introduce families to each other, but also if they're enemies, they're enemies with your friends and family and it just gets bigger. I would live there it's not the worst city out there and that's my hometown. I grew up there and that's home. My whole family is down there. When I was little things were better, but now that I'm older I see how its gone ugly. I always said I would go back to help fix it up when I finished college and got a good job.