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A San Benito Amenities Lots of amenities close to this location
A+ San Benito Cost of Living Cost of living is 23% lower than Texas
San Benito
7030% less expensive than the US average
919% less expensive than the US average
United States
100National cost of living index
San Benito cost of living
D+ San Benito Crime Total crime is 34% higher than Texas
Total crime
4,02446% higher than the US average
Chance of being a victim
1 in 2546% higher than the US average
Year-over-year crime
-7%Year over year crime is down
San Benito crime
F San Benito Employment Household income is 51% lower than Texas
Median household income
$26,73652% lower than the US average
Income per capita
$12,96157% lower than the US average
Unemployment rate
6%21% higher than the US average
San Benito employment
F San Benito Housing Home value is 62% lower than Texas
Median home value
$54,40071% lower than the US average
Median rent price
$58638% lower than the US average
Home ownership
64%1% higher than the US average
San Benito real estate or San Benito rentals
C- San Benito Schools HS graduation rate is 25% lower than Texas
High school grad. rates
58%30% lower than the US average
School test scores
60%21% higher than the US average
Student teacher ratio
16:12% lower than the US average
San Benito K-12 schools or San Benito colleges

Living in San Benito, TX

San Benito, Texas is a moderately-sized city with a population of 24,442 people. According to the most recent Census, 88% of San Benito residents are White, 0% Black and 0% Asian. Additionally, more than a quarter of the population of San Benito are of Hispanic or Latino origin, and 67% of the population also speak Spanish. The median age of all San Benito residents is 32, which is well below the national average. This is a good indication that this city could be ideal for young singles.

Are you trying to ascertain if living in San Benito is the right fit for your lifestyle? To ensure a good experience before relocating to any new city in Texas, you will probably want to make sure that you check all of the most important boxes. Using the livability score which includes data from categories like amenities, cost of living, education, employment, you can easily compare the best places to live in San Benito and also determine if there are any nearby cities that might be a better match for your lifestyle. You can also compare San Benito to Texas and the national average.

San Benito, TX receives 73 out of 100 for its livability score; this results in a ranking of #971 in Texas and #7,207 in the USA. There are seven total categories that generate the livability score. San Benito ranks well for amenities (A), cost of living (A+) and weather (A+). Regrettably for San Benito, there are some categories for which it does not score well, this includes: crime (D), employment (F) and housing (F).

Conveniently located amenities and interesting attractions are a great way to continuously enjoy San Benito on a regular basis. Knowing that there are an abundance of amenities and things to do can ensure that you always have access to nearby grocery stores, restaurants and coffee shops.

Cost of living can have a huge effect on what’s left in your wallet at the end of each month. From housing costs to health care, it is important to know that the place you call home is also an affordable place to live. In San Benito, the cost of living is 30.26% less than the national average, which means that after paying those bills, there might actually be a little something left over!

Certain items on your wish list like shopping, restaurants, nightlife and proximity to public transportation are all important factors to search for. Having said that, perhaps the most important metric to consider when contemplating a move to San Benito is real estate affordability. Median real estate prices in San Benito come in at $54,400, which is 61.9% lower than the Texas average. The home price to income ratio compares the median home prices to the median household income. In San Benito, the home price to income ratio is 2, which is 23.1% lower than the Texas average. For most people, purchasing a new home is the biggest investment they will make in their lifetime. Taking a look at overall real estate appreciation rates in San Benito will offer some insight into determining if your home purchase will be a solid investment for years to come. In San Benito, the year-over-year appreciation rates were 20.7%, and the 5 year appreciation rates came in at 3%.

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San Benito: A Place Like No Other

San Benito is the best place I could think to raise a family. It offers an amazing plethora of restaurants, arts, and culture. It has all of the charm and pleasantries of a "small town" with all of the amenities of a good sized city! Living in San Benito has really been a blessing for our family.

One of the best areas in San Benito would definitely be the Kennedy Park. I take my 3 daughters there every weekend. It has plenty to keep them entertained, plus a community garden and fitness stations for us grown ups. It's a great place to meet new friends that will actually stick around! I love the slow-paced, community-driven feel of San Benito. Plus, it's a pretty close drive to the ocean!

The summers are pretty hot and humid, but the winters are cool and mild. It's really just a great place to live and raise a family. Great weather, great values, and great amenities!
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Source: The San Benito, TX data and statistics displayed above are derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).
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