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Welcome to San Benito ...

The city of San Benito is located in Cameron County.

The location of San Benito has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<1>

From the  Census Estimates for 2018, San Benito has a population of 24,385 people<2> (see below for details).

San Benito is 30 feet [9 m] above sea level.<3>.

Time Zone: San Benito lies in the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT) and observes daylight saving time

San Benito is within the (956) area code.

The ZIP code for San Benito: 78586<4>

Population Details ...

At the time of the 2010 Census, San Benito had a population of 24,250 people (or 5.97% of the total population of Cameron County). This makes San Benito the county's 3rd most populous community.

The population of San Benito represents 0.1% of the total population of Texas (which has 25,145,561 people), making it the state's 110th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 24,250 people, the population of San Benito increased 3.44% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 23,444 people).

Taken from the 2018 Census Estimates, San Benito had an population of 24,385 people. This is an increase of 0.56% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 4.01% since the 2000 Census).

More information can be found on the Census Page for San Benito.

Communities Also Named San Benito ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 3 communities that are also named San Benito - they are located in and California (3).

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for San Benito.

Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

  • We have a list of cemeteries that are in the area around San Benito. If available, we provide a satellite view of the cemetery.
  • Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of San Benito. Our list includes information such as whether the community had a post office or railroad service in 1895.
  • We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around San Benito. Our list includes 5 papers.

These sections can be found on our Genealogy Helper Page for San Benito:

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for San Benito ...

Looking for more information about San Benito? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for San Benito, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for San Benito.

Communities near San Benito ...

A sample of nearby communities can be found below.

Brownsville   [Map]

Lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<5> to the Southeast (SE) of San Benito

Mercedes   [Map]

Lies 17 miles [27.4 km] to the West (W) of San Benito

Located in Hidalgo County

Los Fresnos   [Map]

Lies 11 miles [17.7 km] to the Southeast (SE) of San Benito

La Feria   [Map]

Lies 11 miles [17.7 km] to the West (W) of San Benito

Progreso   [Map]

Lies 19 miles [30.6 km] to the West (W) of San Benito

Located in Hidalgo County

Primera   [Map]

Lies 9 miles [14.5 km] to the Northwest (NW) of San Benito

Combes   [Map]

Lies 9 miles [14.5 km] to the Northwest (NW) of San Benito

Santa Rosa   [Map]

Lies 14 miles [22.5 km] to the Northwest (NW) of San Benito

Rio Hondo   [Map]

Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Northeast (NE) of San Benito

Rancho Viejo   [Map]

Lies 8 miles [12.9 km] to the Southeast (SE) of San Benito

To learn more about neighboring communities and counties, please visit the Nearby Page for San Benito.

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Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for San Benito. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for Cameron County:

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Footnotes ...

<1>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<2>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for San Benito.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around San Benito - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<4>ZIP Codes have been created by the United States Postal Service (USPS) as a way of grouping addresses to make delivery more efficient. The boundaries of the ZIP Code can be changed, re-assigned, eliminated or overlapped with other ZIP Codes. So keep in mind that any given ZIP Code is only 'loosely' associated with a city (such as San Benito). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether San Benito or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).
<5>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- San Benito) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for San Benito. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from San Benito

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in San Benito. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 26.1354, Longitude: -97.6371     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for San Benito have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).






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