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San Benito County, CA


Metropolitan Statistical Area: San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA
Designated Market Area: Monterey-Salinas, CA
USDA County Type (2015): Low Education
American Communities Project County Type (2023): Hispanic Centers

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2022 population: 67,579   ( 12,310 from 2010)
Land area: 1388.6 square miles
Population density: 48.7 persons per square mile

2022 Census data
White:19,844 29.36% 6.2%
Black:8131.20% 129.0%
Indian:2490.37% 7.8%
Asian:3,1784.70% 133.2%
2+ races:1,2931.91% 41.6%
Hispanic:42,20262.45% 35.3%
Total non-White:47,73570.64% 39.9%

2020-2022 ComponentsNumberRate
Births:1,742 13.6
Deaths:1,0238.0
Net Migration: 2,72821.2
Net Immigration: -18-0.1
Change in White population:-1,310 -2.4
Change in Non-White pop.:13,620 24.6




Race Breakdown with Components of Population Change

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Year:
Total population:
White:
Black:
Indian:
Asian:
2+ races:
Hispanic:
Total non-White:

2010
55,269
21,15438.27%
3550.64%
2310.42%
1,3632.47%
9131.65%
31,18656.43%
34,11561.73%

2000
53,234
24,51346.05%
4750.89%
2790.52%
1,2412.33%
1,1572.17%
25,51647.93%
28,72153.95%

1990
36,697
18,93751.60%
1280.35%
2950.80%
6961.90%
n/a
16,64145.35%
17,76048.40%

1980
25,005
12,84151.35%
380.15%
1680.67%
4701.88%
n/a
11,44945.79%
12,16448.65%

1970
18,226
9,56052.45%
350.19%
300.16%
1660.91%
n/a
8,18544.91%
8,666 47.55%

Decade:
Components:
Births:
Deaths:
Net Migration:
Net Immigration:
Change in White population:
Change in Non-White pop.:

2000's
NumberRate
8,236 15.5
2,4234.6
-6,243-11.7
2,5374.8
-3,359 -6.3
5,394 10.1
1990's
NumberRate
8,112 22.1
2,4836.8
8,38322.8
2,7877.6
5,576 15.2
10,961 29.9
1980's
NumberRate
5,876 23.5
1,972 7.9
7,974 31.9
n/a
6,096 24.4
5,596 22.4
1970's
NumberRate
n/a
n/a
3,925 21.5
n/a
3,281 18.0
3,498 19.2

Age, Family & Household Data for San Benito County, CA

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Year:
 
Median Age:
Under 18:
Voting Age Population:
Over 65:
Households:
Persons Per HH:
Families (%HH):
Married Couples (%Fams):
Single Mothers (%Fams):
Non-Family (%HH):

2022
NumberPercent
35.7
16,474 24.4%
51,105 75.6%
8,524 12.6%
19,852
3.24
15,733 79.3%
11,726 74.5%
1,446 9.2%
4,119 20.7%

2010
NumberPercent
34.3
16,066 29.1%
39,203 70.9%
5,360 9.7%
16,805
3.27
13,436 80.0%
10,206 76.0%
1,203 9.0%
3,369 20.0%

2000
NumberPercent
31.2
17,090 32.1%
36,144 67.9%
4,217 7.9%
15,911
3.31
13,018 81.8%
10,552 81.1%
1,072 8.2%
2,893 18.2%

1990
NumberPercent
30.6
11,407 31.1%
25,290 68.9%
3,631 9.9%
11,454
3.15
9,204 80.4%
7,517 81.7%
667 7.2%
2,250 19.6%

1980
NumberPercent
28.4
8,320 33.3%
16,685 66.7%
2,501 10.0%
7,886
3.12
6,287 79.7%
5,443 86.6%
371 5.9%
1,599 20.3%

2022 Housing Data for San Benito County, CA

Housing Data
 Number%
Housing Units20,485 
Median Value$703,200 
Occupied19,85296.9%
Vacant6333.1%
Owned13,08765.9%
Rented6,76534.1%
Median Rent$1,830 
Single-Family Units17,53285.6%
    Detached16,57580.9%
    Attached9574.7%
Buldings with 5+ Units1,0185.0%
Mobile Homes7403.6%

2022 Income & Employment Data for San Benito County, CA

Household Income
RangeNumber%
Less than $10,0004362.2%
$10,000 to $14,9993952.0%
$15,000 to $19,9993601.8%
$20,000 to $24,9992291.2%
$25,000 to $29,9994412.2%
$30,000 to $34,9994292.2%
$35,000 to $39,9994522.3%
$40,000 to $44,9996743.4%
$45,000 to $49,9995332.7%
$50,000 to $59,9991,1966.0%
$60,000 to $74,9991,7678.9%
$75,000 to $99,9992,67413.5%
$100,000 to $124,9991,9319.7%
$125,000 to $149,9992,11210.6%
$150,000 to $199,9992,62613.2%
$200,000 or more3,59718.1%
Median Household Income104,451 
Per Capita Income40,799 
Cost of Living Index   (100 = average)
Compared to state106 
Compared to U.S.132 
Welfare Households
 Number%
SSI9724.9%
Public Assistance6203.1%
Public Asst. or Food Stamps1,98610.0%
Labor Force, Ages 25-64
 Number%
Employed11,60273.6%
Unemployed5043.2%
In Armed Forces230.1%
Total Labor Force12,12977.0%
Not in Labor Force3,62923.0%
Real Unemployment Rate 26.2%
Class of Worker
 MaleFemale% Male
Private Sector12,7849,16058.3%
Non-Profit4871,33926.7%
Self-Employed2,0841,16164.2%
Local Government1,7251,89547.7%
State Government37835051.9%
Federal Government36219864.6%
Total Private + Self14,86810,32159.0%
Total Non-Profit + Govt.2,9523,78243.8%
Total17,82014,10355.8%
Pct. Govt.15.4%  
Occupation
 Number%
Management, Business, Science, Arts4,29513.5%
Sales and Office Occupations6,56920.6%
Professional, Technical5,42617.0%
Service Occupations5,92718.6%
Farming, Forestry, Fishing1,2694.0%
All others9,71130.4%
White Collar 51.0%
Industry
 Number%
Manufacturing3,52011.0%
Construction3,49911.0%
Health care and social assistance3,35310.5%
Retail trade3,27910.3%
Educational services2,6808.4%
Accommodation and food services2,1156.6%
Agriculture, forestry, fishing, hunting2,0526.4%
Professional, scientific, technical1,9946.2%
Public administration1,6555.2%
Transportation and warehousing1,4884.7%
Administrative, support, waste mgmt.1,3264.2%
Wholesale trade1,0893.4%
Other services1,0653.3%
Arts, entertainment, recreation8922.8%
Finance and insurance6522.0%
Utilities4541.4%
Information4071.3%
Real estate and rental and leasing3971.2%
Management110.0%

2022 Ancestry, Citizenship & Language Data for San Benito County, CA

Hispanic Breakdown
CountryNumber%
Mexican35,34054.58%
Puerto Rican7921.22%
Cuban750.12%
Dominican90.01%
Total Central American9381.45%
Costa Rican760.12%
Guatemalan2350.36%
Honduran1800.28%
Nicaraguan00.00%
Panamanian220.03%
Salvadoran4230.65%
Other Central American20.00%
Total South American4190.65%
Argentinean310.05%
Bolivian830.13%
Chilean70.01%
Colombian610.09%
Ecuadorian370.06%
Paraguayan00.00%
Peruvian710.11%
Uruguayan00.00%
Venezuelan1290.20%
Other South American00.00%
Other Hispanic2,1953.39%
Asian Breakdown
CountryNumber%
Filipino1,2231.89%
Japanese2440.38%
Chinese1600.25%
Indian1480.23%
Vietnamese880.14%
Laotian340.05%
Korean310.05%
Indonesian140.02%
Taiwanese10.00%
Language Spoken at Home
LanguageNumber%
English35,35558.2%
Spanish23,49438.7%
Tagalog6041.0%
Other Indo-European4310.7%
Other Asian2330.4%
Russian, Polish, other Slavic1250.2%
Chinese1060.2%
Arabic900.1%
Vietnamese880.1%
Ancestry
CountryNumber%
German4,8087.4%
Irish4,4876.9%
English4,4216.8%
Italian3,7945.9%
Portuguese1,5802.4%
American1,2852.0%
French1,0781.7%
Scotch-Irish9071.4%
Norwegian9021.4%
Swedish8091.2%
Scottish7991.2%
European7891.2%
Polish5990.9%
Dutch4180.6%
Welsh3530.5%
Citizenship & Nativity
 Number%
U.S. citizen58,08789.7%
Not a citizen6,66610.3%
Native52,22080.6%
Foreign-born12,53319.4%

2022 Educational Attainment Data for San Benito County, CA

Educational Attainment, Population 25 Years and Older
< 9 Years9-12 YearsH.S. Grad or GEDSome CollegeBach. DegreeGrad Degree
4,193 9.9%2,706 6.4%11,226 26.5%14,870 35.2%6,667 15.8%2,638 6.2%
  Average years of education: 12.6
Population 25 Years and Older
< 9 Years 4,193 9.9%
9-12 Years 2,706 6.4%
H.S. Grad or GED 11,226 26.5%
Some College 14,870 35.2%
Bach. Degree 6,667 15.8%
Grad Degree 2,638 6.2%
Average years of education: 12.6

Source for the above data: U.S. Census Bureau / American Community Survey (5 year-estimates)


Historical Labor Force Data for San Benito County, CA

Labor Force Data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics
YearLabor
Force
EmployedUnemployedUnemp.
Rate
State
Avg.
1990 20,929 18,389 2,540 12.1% 5.8%
1991 21,297 17,842 3,455 16.2% 7.8%
1992 21,908 18,092 3,816 17.4% 9.4%
1993 22,256 18,674 3,582 16.1% 9.5%
1994 22,328 19,178 3,150 14.1% 8.7%
1995 22,932 19,816 3,116 13.6% 7.9%
1996 24,682 21,720 2,962 12.0% 7.3%
1997 26,131 23,202 2,929 11.2% 6.4%
1998 26,156 23,386 2,770 10.6% 5.9%
1999 26,287 24,151 2,136 8.1% 5.3%
2000 27,430 25,802 1,628 5.9% 4.9%
2001 27,391 25,642 1,749 6.4% 5.5%
2002 26,276 23,924 2,352 9.0% 6.8%
2003 25,513 22,947 2,566 10.1% 6.9%
2004 25,073 22,672 2,401 9.6% 6.2%
2005 24,503 22,532 1,971 8.0% 5.4%
2006 24,203 22,471 1,732 7.2% 4.9%
2007 24,032 22,312 1,720 7.2% 5.3%
2008 24,852 22,442 2,410 9.7% 7.3%
2009 25,026 21,390 3,636 14.5% 11.5%
2010 27,957 23,632 4,325 15.5% 12.5%
2011 28,253 24,084 4,169 14.8% 11.9%
2012 28,632 24,837 3,795 13.3% 10.5%
2013 28,811 25,574 3,237 11.2% 9.0%
2014 29,121 26,372 2,749 9.4% 7.6%
2015 29,759 27,495 2,264 7.6% 6.3%
2016 30,434 28,398 2,036 6.7% 5.5%
2017 30,608 28,830 1,778 5.8% 4.8%
2018 31,202 29,610 1,592 5.1% 4.3%
2019 32,258 30,632 1,626 5.0% 4.2%
2020 31,528 28,409 3,119 9.9% 10.1%
2021 31,831 29,506 2,325 7.3% 7.3%
2022 32,480 30,856 1,624 5.0% 4.2%
Link: Information about the TRUE unemployment rate from shadowstats.com