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Welcome to San Benito ...

The city of San Benito is located on the Gulf Coast.

San Benito is located in Cameron County<1>.

The location of San Benito has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<2>

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, San Benito has a population of 24,158 people<3> (see below for details).

We don't have a date for the establishment of San Benito.

The community of San Benito is 30 feet [9 m] above sea level.<4>.

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

San Benito is located in the (956) area code.

The ZIP code for San Benito: 78586<5>

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, San Benito had an population of 24,158 people. This is a decrease of 0.38% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 3.05% since the 2000 Census).

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 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 (with a count of 23,444 people).

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

Communities Also Named San Benito ...

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

Communities near San Benito ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near San Benito.

  • Brownsville [Cameron County]
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    • Brownsville [Cameron County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<6> to the southeast of San Benito
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 183,428 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Brownsville
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Brownsville<7>
  • Mercedes [Hidalgo County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mercedes
    • Mercedes [Hidalgo County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<6> to the west of San Benito
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 16,598 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mercedes
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Mercedes<7>
  • Los Fresnos [Cameron County]
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    • Los Fresnos [Cameron County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<6> to the southeast of San Benito
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 7,826 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Los Fresnos have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Los Fresnos
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Los Fresnos<7>
  • La Feria [Cameron County]
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    • La Feria [Cameron County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<6> to the west of San Benito
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 7,240 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on La Feria
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for La Feria<7>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Progreso [Hidalgo County]
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      • Progreso [Hidalgo County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<6> to the west of San Benito
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 5,979 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Progreso have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Progreso
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Progreso<7>
    • Primera [Cameron County]
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      • Primera [Cameron County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<6> to the northwest of San Benito
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 5,271 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Primera have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Combes [Cameron County]
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      • Combes [Cameron County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<6> to the northwest of San Benito
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,037 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Combes have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Combes has also been known as:
      • Combes Colonia
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Combes<7>
    • Santa Rosa [Cameron County]
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      • Santa Rosa [Cameron County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<6> to the northwest of San Benito
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,684 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Santa Rosa have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Santa Rosa
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Santa Rosa<7>
    • Rio Hondo [Cameron County]
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      • Rio Hondo [Cameron County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<6> to the northeast of San Benito
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,639 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rio Hondo
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Rio Hondo<7>
    • Rancho Viejo [Cameron County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rancho Viejo
      • Rancho Viejo [Cameron County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<6> to the southeast of San Benito
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,446 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Rancho Viejo have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rancho Viejo
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Rancho Viejo<7>

To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

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

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around San Benito. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for San Benito.

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 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around San Benito.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around San Benito. Our list includes 5 papers. See our Newspapers 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.

Adding San Benito to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of San Benito in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.

In addition, our notes show that the earliest dated mention that we've found for San Benito was on a map titled Map of Texas (from Rand McNally, 1911).

We also found San Benito on a map titled Road Map for Texas (from Shell Oil, 1956).

For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for San Benito on our Genealogy Page.

Index of Cities, Towns and Villages for Texas

About Cameron County

About Texas

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: www.co.cameron.tx.us/

The official website for State of Texas: https://texas.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Texas' counties, including Cameron, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>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.
<3>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for San Benito.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around San Benito - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<5>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).
<6>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn 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 BenitoOur 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       In this case, the coordinates for San Benito have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<7>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.






















 

 

 

 

 


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