San Benito, TX

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Population

24,474

0.131% growth

Median Age

32.5


Median Household Income

$26,583

0.572% decline

Poverty Rate

37.4%


Number of Employees

8,073

1.96% growth

Median Property Value

$55,100

1.29% growth

About

In 2017, San Benito, TX had a population of 24.5k people with a median age of 32.5 and a median household income of $26,583. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of San Benito, TX grew from 24,442 to 24,474, a 0.131% increase and its median household income declined from $26,736 to $26,583, a -0.572% decrease.

The population of San Benito, TX is 93.4% Hispanic or Latino, 6.15% White Alone, and 0.266% Two or More Races. N/A% of the people in San Benito, TX speak a non-English language, and 89.7% are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in San Benito, TX are South Texas Training Center (153 degrees awarded in 2016).

The median property value in San Benito, TX is $55,100, and the homeownership rate is 65.9%. Most people in San Benito, TX commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 18.8 minutes. The average car ownership in San Benito, TX is 2 cars per household.

Economy

The economy of San Benito, TX employs 8.07k people. The largest industries in San Benito, TX are Health Care & Social Assistance (1,533 people), Educational Services (1,090 people), and Retail Trade (1,072 people), and the highest paying industries are Finance & Insurance ($50,088), Public Administration ($37,969), and Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($36,034).

Median household income in San Benito, TX is $26,583. Males in San Benito, TX have an average income that is 1.41 times higher than the average income of females, which is $45,959. The income inequality in San Benito, TX (measured using the Gini index) is 0.482, which is higher than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$26,583

2017 value

± $2,013

-0.572%

1 Year Growth

± 17.1%

Households in San Benito, TX have a median annual income of $26,583, which is less than the median annual income of $60,336 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $26,736 in 2016, which represents a -0.572% annual growth.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

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$64,953

Average Male Salary

± $716

$45,959

Average Female Salary

± $514

In 2017, full-time male employees in Texas made 1.41 times more than female employees.

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Wage by Race and Ethnicity in Common Jobs

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Highest Average Salaries by Race & Ethnicity

  1. Asian

    $64,947 ± $2,196

  2. White

    $52,072 ± $505

  3. American Indian

    $45,538 ± $7,571

In 2017 the highest paid race/ethnicity of Texas workers was Asian. These workers were paid 1.25 times more than White workers, who made the second highest salary of any race/ethnicity.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for San Benito, TX is from Texas.

0.482

2017 Wage GINI

0.482

2016 Wage GINI

In 2017, the income inequality in Texas was 0.482 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.139% growth from 2016 to 2017, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat less even.

The 2017 the GINI for Texas was higher than than the national average of 0.479. In other words, wages are distributed less evenly in Texas in comparison to the national average.

This chart shows the number of workers in Texas across various wage buckets compared to the national average.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)

  1. Census Tract 113.02

  2. Census Tract 117

  3. Census Tract 115

In 2017, the place with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in San Benito, TX was Census Tract 113.02 with a value of $72,875, followed by Census Tract 117 and Census Tract 115, with respective values of $31,411 and $25,910.

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Males < 5

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

37.4% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in San Benito, TX (9.13k out of 24.4k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 13.4%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Males < 5, followed by Males 6 - 11 and then Females 25 - 34.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Poverty by Race and Ethnicity

Largest Race or Ethnicity Living in Poverty

  1. Hispanic

    8,793 ± 813

  2. White

    8,215 ± 797

  3. Other

    650 ± 210

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in San Benito, TX is Hispanic, followed by White and Other.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Occupations

Employment by Occupations

8.07k

2017 Value

± 772

1.96%

1 Year growth

± 13%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in San Benito, TX grew at a rate of 1.96%, from 7.92k employees to 8.07k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in San Benito, TX, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (966 people), Sales & Related Occupations (956 people), and Food Preparation & Serving Related Occupations (589 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of San Benito, TX.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of San Benito, TX, by number of employees, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (966 people), Sales & Related Occupations (956 people), and Food Preparation & Serving Related Occupations (589 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other places, San Benito, TX has an unusually high number of residents working as Healthcare Support Occupations (2.22 times higher than expected), Health Technologists & Technicians (2.19 times), and Farming, Fishing, & Forestry Occupations (1.85 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of San Benito, TX, by median earnings, are Law Enforcement Workers Including Supervisors ($53,971), Business & Financial Operations Occupations ($52,396), and Computer & Mathematical Occupations ($46,696).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

8.07k

2017 Value

± 772

1.96%

1 Year growth

± 13%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in San Benito, TX grew at a rate of 1.96%, from 7.92k employees to 8.07k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in San Benito, TX, are Health Care & Social Assistance (1,533 people), Educational Services (1,090 people), and Retail Trade (1,072 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of San Benito, TX, though some of these residents may live in San Benito, TX and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Most Common

The most common industries in San Benito, TX, by number of employees, are Health Care & Social Assistance (1,533 people), Educational Services (1,090 people), and Retail Trade (1,072 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other places, San Benito, TX has an unusually high number of Educational Services (1.46 times higher than expected), Health Care & Social Assistance (1.37 times), and Construction (1.36 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in San Benito, TX, by median earnings, are Finance & Insurance ($50,088), Public Administration ($37,969), and Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($36,034).

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Domestic Trade

Domestic Production & Consumption

Domestic production and consumption consists of products and services shipped from Texas to other states, or from other states to Texas.

Top Domestic Production in Dollars

  1. $282B

  2. $216B

  3. $159B

In 2015, the top outbound Texas product (by dollars) was Fuel oils with $282B, followed by Gasoline ($216B) and Mixed freight ($159B).

The following chart shows the share of these products in relation to all outbound Texas products.

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Domestic Trade Growth

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$1.97T

2015 Value

$2.8T

Projected 2045 Value

42.1% growth

In 2015, total outbound Texas trade was $1.97T. This is expected to increase 42.1% to $2.8T by 2045.

The following chart shows how the domestic outbound Texas trade is projected to change in comparison to its neighboring states.

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Interstate Trade

Interstate trade consists of products and services shipped from Texas to other states, or from other states to Texas.

Most Common Trade Partners

  1. $85.7B

  2. $53.4B

  3. $34.5B

In 2015, the top outbound Texas domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was Louisiana with $85.7B, followed by Oklahoma with $53.4B and California and $34.5B.

The following map shows the amount of trade that Texas shares with each state (excluding itself).

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Health

71.6% of the population of San Benito, TX has health coverage, with 26.3% on employee plans, 30.2% on Medicaid, 8.41% on Medicare, 5.5% on non-group plans, and 1.23% on military or VA plans.

Per capita personal health care spending in the place of San Benito, TX was $6,998 in 2014. This is a 5.06% increase from the previous year ($6,661).

Primary care physicians in San Benito, TX see 1670 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.12% decrease from the previous year (1672 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1790 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 1012 patients per year.

Comparing across all counties in the state, Cass County has the highest prevalence of diabetes (14.5%). Additionally, Angelina County has the highest prevalence of adult obesity (39.6%)

Patient to Clinician Ratios

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1,670 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in Texas see an average of 1,670 patients per year. This represents a 0.12% decrease from the previous year (1,672 patients).

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Behavioral Health Conditions

Data only available at the state level.

State with the Highest Prevalence

  1. 8.26% of the population affected

  2. 8.13% of the population affected

  3. 7.98% of the population affected

In 2016, West Virginia had the highest prevalence of adults with major depressive episode, with 8.26% of the population affected. The second highest is Arkansas (8.13%), followed by New Hampshire (7.98%).

The following map shows the percent of individuals with major depressive episode by state over multiple years.

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Access and Quality

Data only available at state level.

Most prevalent states

  1. 19.2% of adults

  2. 17.9% of adults

  3. 17.6% of adults

In 2016, Mississippi had the highest prevalence of adults who haven't seen a doctor in the past 12 months due to cost, at 19.2%. It is followed by Texas (17.9%) and Louisiana (17.6%).

The following map shows the prevalence of adults who haven't seen a doctor in the past 12 months due to cost by state over multiple years.

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Health Care Spending

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$6,998

Total Per Capita Spending on Personal Health Care 

$4,696

Per Enrollee Private Health Insurance Spending on Personal Health Care

$7,273

Per Enrollee Medicaid Spending on Personal Health Care

$11,895

Per Enrollee Medicare Spending on Personal Health Care

Between 2013 and 2014, all personal health care spending per capita in Texas (including private, Medicare, and Medicaid) grew 5.06%, from $6,661 to $6,998.

The following chart shows how this spending changed over time in comparison to Medicaid, Medicare, and private insurance spending, per enrollee.

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Health Care Coverage

28.4%

Uninsured

26.3%

Employer Coverage

30.2%

Medicaid

8.41%

Medicare

5.5%

Non-Group

1.23%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in San Benito, TX declined by 0.7% from 28.6% to 28.4%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in San Benito, TX changed over time compared with the percent of individuals enrolled in various types of health insurance.

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Health Risks

Data available at the county level.

Most at risk counties

  1. 14.5% prevalence

  2. 14.4% prevalence

  3. 14.3% prevalence

Cass County has the highest prevalence of diabetes in Texas, at 14.5%.

The following map shows the prevalence of diabetes in Texas by county over multiple years.

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Diversity

San Benito, TX is home to a population of 24.5k people, from which 89.7% are citizens. As of 2017, N/A% of San Benito, TX residents were born outside of the country (3.73k people).

The ethnic composition of the population of San Benito, TX is composed of 22.9k Hispanic or Latino residents (93.4%), 1.51k White Alone residents (6.15%), 65 Two or More Races residents (0.266%), 28 Black or African American Alone residents (0.114%), 7 Asian Alone residents (0.0286%), 0 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0%), 0 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (0%), and 0 Some Other Race Alone residents (0%).

The most common foreign languages spoken in San Benito, TX are N/A.

Age

Age by Nativity

28

Median Native-Born Age

± 2.7

50

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 5.9

In 2017, the median age of all people in San Benito, TX was 32.5. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 28, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 50. But people in San Benito, TX are getting getting older. In 2016, the average age of all San Benito, TX residents was 32.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

2017 Foreign-Born Population

  1. N/A%

    3.73k people

  2. N/A%

    N/A people

As of 2017, N/A% of San Benito, TX residents (3.73k people) were born outside of the United States, which is approximately the same as the national average of 13.7%. In 2017, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in San Benito, TX was N/A%, meaning that the rate has been maintaining.

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin

  1. Mexico

    2,547,886 ± 37,324 people

  2. India

    231,271 ± 11,757 people

  3. El Salvador

    200,904 ± 10,964 people

In 2017, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Texas was Mexico, the natal country of 2,547,886 Texas residents, followed by India with 231,271 and El Salvador with 200,904.

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Citizenship

89.7%

2017 Citizenship

90.6%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 89.7% of San Benito, TX residents were US citizens, which is lower than the national average of 93.1%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in San Benito, TX was 90.6%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. Hispanic or Latino

    22.9k ± 967

  2. White Alone

    1.51k ± 327

  3. Two or More Races

    65 ± 61.3

In 2017, there were 15.2 times more Hispanic or Latino residents (22.9k people) in San Benito, TX than any other race or ethnicity. There were 1.51k White Alone and 65 Two or More Races residents, the second and third most common racial or ethnic groups.

The following bar chart shows the 8 races and ethnicities represented in San Benito, TX as a share of the total population.

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Non-English Speakers

Most Common Languages

  1. N/A

    N/A speakers (N/A%)

  2. N/A

    N/A speakers (N/A%)

  3. N/A

    N/A speakers (N/A%)

N/A% of San Benito, TX citizens are speakers of a non-English language, which is approximately the same as the national average of 21.8%. In N/A, the most common non-English language spoken in San Benito, TX was N/A. N/A% of the overall population of San Benito, TX are native N/A speakers. N/A% speak N/A and N/A% speak N/A, the next two most common languages.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Vietnam

    311 ± 121

  2. Gulf War (1990s)

    127 ± 98

  3. Korea

    122 ± 91

San Benito, TX has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 2.45 times greater than any other conflict.

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Education

In 2016, universities in San Benito, TX awarded 153 degrees. The student population of San Benito, TX is skewed towards women, with 3 male students and 44 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in San Benito, TX are Hispanic or Latino (153 and 100%), followed by Asian (0 and 0%), Black or African American (0 and 0%), and Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders (0 and 0%).

The largest universities in San Benito, TX by number of degrees awarded are South Texas Training Center (153 and 100%).

The most popular majors in San Benito, TX are Medical Office Assistant (103 and 67.3%) and Nursing Assistant & Patient Care Assistant (50 and 32.7%).

The median tuition costs in San Benito, TX are $N/A for private four year colleges, and $N/A and $N/A respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.

Concentrations

Most Common

  1. 103 degrees awarded

  2. 50 degrees awarded

  3. N/A

    N/A degrees awarded

In 2015, the most common concentation for < 1 Year Postsecondary Certificate recipients in San Benito, TX was Medical Office Assistant with 103 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a < 1 Year Postsecondary Certificate from schools in San Benito, TX according to their major.

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Universities

Largest Universities by degrees awarded

153 degrees awarded

$N/A

Median In-State Public

$N/A

Median Private

In 2016, the San Benito, TX institution with the largest number of graduating students was South Texas Training Center with 153 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

9

Degrees Awarded to Men

144

Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2016, 9 men were awarded degrees from institutions in San Benito, TX, which is 0.0625 times less than the 144 female students who received degrees in the same year.

This chart displays the gender disparity between the institutions in San Benito, TX by degrees awarded.

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Student Race and Ethnicity

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. Hispanic or Latino

    153 degrees awarded

  2. Asian

    0 degrees awarded

  3. Black or African American

    0 degrees awarded

In 2016 the majority of degrees awarded at institutions in San Benito, TX were to Hispanic or Latino students. These 153 degrees mean that there were N/A times more Hispanic or Latino students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Asian, with 0 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in San Benito, TX was $55,100 in 2017, which is 0.253 times smaller than the national average of $217,600. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $54,400 to $55,100, a 1.29% increase. The homeownership rate in San Benito, TX is 65.9%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in San Benito, TX have an average commute time of 18.8 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in San Benito, TX is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Income

Household Income

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$26,583

Median Household Income

± $2,013

7.63k

Number of Households

± 679

In 2017, the median household income of the 7.63k households in San Benito, TX declined from $26,583 from the previous year's value of $26,736.

The following chart displays the households in San Benito, TX distributed between a series of income buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households have an income in the < $10k range.

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Housing

Property Value

$55,100

2017 Median

± $5,439

$54,400

2016 Median

± $4,606

In 2017, the median property value in San Benito, TX grew to to $55,100 from the previous year's value of $54,400.

The following charts display, first, the property values in San Benito, TX compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies and, second, owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property value buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In San Benito, TX the largest share of households have a property value in the $40k - $50k range.

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Property Taxes

< $800

Average Range

This chart shows the households in San Benito, TX distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In San Benito, TX the largest share of households pay taxes in the < $800 range.

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Rent vs Own

65.9%

2017 Homeownership

64.4%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 65.9% of the housing units in San Benito, TX were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 64.4%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is higher than the national average of 63.9%. This chart shows the ownership percentage in San Benito, TX compared it's parent and neighboring geographies.

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Transportation

Car Ownership

2 cars

Average Number

The following chart displays the households in San Benito, TX distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in San Benito, TX have 2 cars, followed by 1 car.

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Commute Time

18.8 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in San Benito, TX have a shorter commute time (18.8 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 1.44% of the workforce in San Benito, TX have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    84.1%

  2. Carpooled

    8.67%

  3. Worked At Home

    3.37%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in San Benito, TX was Drove Alone (84.1%), followed by those who Carpooled (8.67%) and those who Worked At Home (3.37%).

The following chart shows the number of households using each mode of transportation over time, using a logarithmic scale on the y-axis to help better show variations in the smaller means of commuting.

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