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San Benito is a city in Cameron County, in the Brownsville-Harlingen metro area.
The latitude of San Benito is 26.132N. The longitude is -97.63W.It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 36 feet.
The estimated population, in 2003, was 24,208.
North-south streets are named for Texas heroes and east-west streets, for community leaders.
Sections below provide additional information and links about San Benito demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Cameron County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, Brownsville area jobs, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 78550 ZIP code.
3% of San Benito residents report German ancestry, and 2% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the San Benito ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in San Benito was $10,317, compared with $21,587 nationally.
10% of San Benito residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Median rent in San Benito, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $287. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $675.
Libraries in San Benito include San Benito Public Library ... View libraries
Cameron County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our San Benito political report.
The average commute time for San Benito workers is 19 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
A total of 8 fatal motor vehicle accidents occurred in San Benito between 2001 and 2003, according to reports gathered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
This is a rate of 3.4 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was lower than the national norm.
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