San Benito County, CA

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2022 Population
64,753
2.25% 1-year growth
US Senator
Alex Padilla
Democratic Party
US Senator
Laphonza Butler
Democratic Party
2022 Median Age
35.7
0% 1-year change
2022 Poverty Rate
7.51%
3.07% 1-year decrease
2022 Median Household Income
$104,451
9.25% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$703,200
12.9% 1-year growth

About

In 2022, San Benito County, CA had a population of 64.8k people with a median age of 35.7 and a median household income of $104,451. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of San Benito County, CA grew from 63,329 to 64,753, a 2.25% increase and its median household income grew from $95,606 to $104,451, a 9.25% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in San Benito County, CA are White (Non-Hispanic) (31%), Two+ (Hispanic) (23.6%), White (Hispanic) (22.8%), Other (Hispanic) (12.9%), and Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (3.28%).

None of the households in San Benito County, CA reported speaking a non-English language at home as their primary shared language. This does not consider the potential multi-lingual nature of households, but only the primary self-reported language spoken by all members of the household.

89.7% of the residents in San Benito County, CA are U.S. citizens.

In 2022, the median property value in San Benito County, CA was $703,200, and the homeownership rate was 65.9%.

Most people in San Benito County, CA drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 35.1 minutes. The average car ownership in San Benito County, CA was 2 cars per household.

Population & Diversity

San Benito County, CA is home to a population of 64.8k people, from which 89.7% are citizens. As of 2022, 19.4% of San Benito County, CA residents were born outside of the country (12.6k people).

In 2022, there were 1.31 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (20.1k people) in San Benito County, CA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 15.3k Two+ (Hispanic) and 14.8k White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

89.7%
2022 Citizenship
89.2%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 89.7% of San Benito County, CA residents were US citizens, which is lower than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in San Benito County, CA was 89.2%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in San Benito County, CA
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    20.1k ± 260
  2. Two+ (Hispanic)
    15.3k ± 1.5k
  3. White (Hispanic)
    14.8k ± 1.46k
61.4%
Hispanic Population
39.8k people

In 2022, there were 1.31 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (20.1k people) in San Benito County, CA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 15.3k Two+ (Hispanic) and 14.8k White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

61.4% of the people in San Benito County, CA are hispanic (39.8k people).

The following chart shows the 7 races represented in San Benito County, CA as a share of the total population.

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Foreign-Born Population

19.4%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
12.6k people
20%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
12.7k people

As of 2022, 19.4% of San Benito County, CA residents (12.6k people) were born outside of the United States, which is higher than the national average of 13.6%. In 2021, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in San Benito County, CA was 20%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    891 ± 174
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    578 ± 151
  3. Korea
    233 ± 119

San Benito County, CA has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.54 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of San Benito County, CA employs 31.9k people. The largest industries in San Benito County, CA are Manufacturing (3,520 people), Construction (3,499 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (3,353 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($101,136), Information ($88,750), and Public Administration ($85,534).

Occupations

31.9k
2022 Value
± 1,392
3.16%
1 Year growth
± 5.98%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in San Benito County, CA grew at a rate of 3.16%, from 31k employees to 31.9k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in San Benito County, CA, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (3,778 people), Management Occupations (3,208 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (2,791 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of San Benito County, CA.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

31.9k
2022 Value
± 1,392
3.16%
1 Year growth
± 5.98%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in San Benito County, CA grew at a rate of 3.16%, from 31k employees to 31.9k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in San Benito County, CA, are Manufacturing (3,520 people), Construction (3,499 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (3,353 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of San Benito County, CA, though some of these residents may live in San Benito County, CA and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Median Earnings by Industry

$58,288
Median earning men ± $3,215
$35,394
Median earning women ± $1,764

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Information ($101,921), Public Administration ($99,464), and Construction ($71,653).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Information ($70,278), Construction ($65,049), and Public Administration ($63,180).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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2.57%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between February 2022 and February 2023

As of February 2023, there are 17.9M people employed in California. This represents a 2.57% increase in employment when compared to February 2022.

Right after the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, during April 2020, a general dip can be seen across industry sectors, resulting in an overall decline in employment by 14%.

The following chart shows monthly employment numbers for each industry sector in California.

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Establishments by Size

The industries with the most establishments
  1. 343
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance
  2. 224
    Manufacturing
  3. 194
    Professional, Scientific & Management, and Administrative & Waste Management Services

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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in San Benito County, CA went to Joseph R Biden Jr. with 61.1% of the vote. The runner-up was Donald J. Trump (36.7%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (1.2%).

Alex Padilla and Laphonza Butler are the senators currently representing the state of California. In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

California is currently represented by 52 members in the U.S. house, and members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms.

US Senators from California

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Alex Padilla
Senator from California3
Assumed office on January 20, 2021
Appointed to the seat following the resignation of Kamala Harris, who had become Vice President of the United States.
Laphonza Butler
Senator from California1
Assumed office on October 3, 2023
Appointed to the seat following the death of Dianne Feinstein.

Alex Padilla and Laphonza Butler are the senators currently representing California.

In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

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US Representatives from California

California is currently represented by 52 members in the U.S. house.

Members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms, and the following chart shows the how the members for California have changed over time starting in 2008.

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Education

Awarded Degrees over Time

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Educational Pyramid

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In 2022, 2.08% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 2.26% of women were in the same situation.

This visualization shows the gender distribution of the population according to the academic level reached.

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Educational Attainment

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Race

The most common educational levels obtained by the working population in 2022 were Some college (6.9M), High School or Equivalent (6.8M), and Bachelors Degree (6.36M).

This visualization illustrates the percentage distribution of the population according to the highest educational level reached. You can filter the data by race by using the selector above.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in San Benito County, CA was $703,200 in 2022, which is 2.49 times larger than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $623,000 to $703,200, a 12.9% increase. The homeownership rate in San Benito County, CA is 65.9%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in San Benito County, CA have an average commute time of 35.1 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in San Benito County, CA is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in San Benito County, CA is $104,451. In 2022, the tract with the highest Median Household Income in San Benito County, CA was Census Tract 8.02 with a value of $126,568, followed by Census Tract 8.01 and Census Tract 5.01, with respective values of $125,647 and $120,676.

Property

$703,200
Median Property Value 2022
±$16,996
$13,087
Median Property Taxes
±$664

The following chart display owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In San Benito County, CA the largest share of households pay taxes in the $3k+ range.

The chart underneath the paragraph shows the property taxes in San Benito County, CA compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies.

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Rent vs Own

65.9%
Homeownership
2022
69.3%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 65.9% of the housing units in San Benito County, CA were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 67.6%.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 8.02
  2. Census Tract 8.01
  3. Census Tract 5.01

In 2022, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in San Benito County, CA was Census Tract 8.02 with a value of $126,568, followed by Census Tract 8.01 and Census Tract 5.01, with respective values of $125,647 and $120,676.

The following map shows all of the tracts in San Benito County, CA colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Household Income

Please note that the buckets used in this visualization were not evenly distributed by ACS when publishing the data.
$104,451
Median Household Income
± $5,461
19.9k
Number of Households
± 993

In 2022, the median household income of the 19.9k households in San Benito County, CA grew to $104,451 from the previous year's value of $95,606.

The following chart displays the households in San Benito County, CA 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 $200k+ range.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for San Benito County, CA is from California.
0.498
2022 Wage GINI in California
0.497
2021 Wage GINI in California

In 2022, the income inequality in California was 0.498 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.107% growth from 2021 to 2022, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat less even. The GINI for California was higher than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed less evenly in California in comparison to the national average.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2022
  1. Drove Alone (75.3%)
  2. Carpooled (12.3%)
  3. Worked At Home (9.02%)

In 2022, 75.3% of workers in San Benito County, CA drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (12.3%) and those who worked at home (9.02%).

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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Commute Time

35.1 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in San Benito County, CA have a longer commute time (35.1 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 7.65% of the workforce in San Benito County, CA have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Car Ownership

2 cars
Average Number

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

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Poverty & Diversity

7.51% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in San Benito County, CA (4.83k out of 64.3k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is lower than the national average of 12.5%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 25 - 34, followed by Females 35 - 44 and then Females 45 - 54.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in San Benito County, CA is Hispanic, followed by White and Two Or More.

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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Health

93.8% of the population of San Benito County, CA has health coverage, with 51.1% on employee plans, 21.7% on Medicaid, 9.42% on Medicare, 10.6% on non-group plans, and 0.963% on military or VA plans.

Primary care physicians in San Benito County, CA see 3489 patients per year on average, which represents a 2.05% increase from the previous year (3419 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 2002 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 781 patients per year.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 50.9% were men and 49.1% were women.

Patient to Clinician Ratios

3,489 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in San Benito County, CA

Primary care physicians in San Benito County, CA see an average of 3,489 patients per year. This represents a 2.05% increase from the previous year (3,419 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in San Benito County, CA in comparison to its neighboring geographies.

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Health Care Diversity

In 2022, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 26.8% under 18 years, 21.8% between 18 and 34 years, 38.4% between 35 and 64 years, and 13% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 50.9% were men and 49.1% were women.

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Uninsured People

6.23%
Uninsured
51.1%
Employer Coverage
21.7%
Medicaid
9.42%
Medicare
10.6%
Non-Group
0.963%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in San Benito County, CA declined by 2.93% from 6.42% to 6.23%.

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

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Health Outcomes

Indicator

In 2022, the number of deaths among residents under age 18 per 100,000 population was 31.4 in San Benito County, CA.

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Health Behaviors

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In 2022, the percentage of the adult population (age 18 and older) that reports a body mass index (BMI) greater than or equal to 30 kg/m2 (age-adjusted) was 30.1% in San Benito County, CA.

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Clinical Care

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In 2022, the percentage of population under age 65 without health insurance was 8.96% in San Benito County, CA.

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