San Benito Cameron County, Texas

San Benito: In Cameron County, Texas, USA, San Benito is a town. At the 2010 census, its population was 24,250 people. San Benito celebrated the 100th anniversary of its designation on April 3, 2007. From April to May 1907, the post office was called 'Diaz.' On November 17, 2007, the San Benito Museum, Freddy Fender Museum, and Conjunto Music Museum opened in the same building. On October 25, 1975, Freddy Fender welcomed his hometown of San Benito, population 15,177, on the television show Hee Haw. The Brownsville-Harlingen-Raymondville and the Matamoros-Brownsville metropolitan areas comprise San Benito.


San Benito is a town located in the county of Cameron in the U.S. state of Texas. Its population at the 2010 census was 24,250 and a population density of 580 people per km². After 10 years in 2020 city had an estimated population of 24,085 inhabitants.

San Benito Quick Facts

Population : 24,085 (2020)
Country : United States of America
State : Texas (United States)
County : Cameron County
Postal code : 78586
Phone Area Codes : 956
Area : 41.79 km2
Altitude : 36 feet / 11 meters
Time Zone : America/Chicago
Local time : 05:36:07 (30th September 2022)
Density : 576 Pop. per km² as of 2020
Population growth : -0.69% (2010-2020)
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San Benito is located at 26°7'57"N 97°37'52"W (26.1325800, -97.6311000).

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According to census records, the population of San Benito decreased by 0.69% in 10 years.

Year Population % Change Method
2010 24,250 - census
2011 24,506 1.04% estimation process
2012 24,482 -0.1% estimation process
2013 24,471 -0.04% estimation process
2014 24,466 -0.02% estimation process
2015 24,411 -0.23% estimation process
2016 24,474 0.26% estimation process
2017 24,443 -0.13% estimation process
2018 24,286 -0.65% estimation process
2019 24,243 -0.18% estimation process
2020 24,085 -0.66% estimation process

San Benito zip code is 78586. County name: Cameron, County fips: 48061

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People born in San Benito (7)

People born in San Benito, including historian and columnist T. R. Fehrenbach, Player of and Canadian football Kevin Garrett, baseball player Scott Mullen, .


  • Armando Torres III (U.S. Marine who was reportedly kidnapped by gunmen near the U.S.-Mexico border of Tamaulipas) he was born in 01/01/1985
  • Hydra (Roller derby skater)
  • Larry Keller (American football player) he was born in 02/10/1953
  • Charley Crockett (American singer and songwriter) he was born in 01/01/1984

Schools in San Benito

College & universities near San Benito, TX

Code Name City ZIP
455974 South Texas Training Center San Benito (TX) 78586
459985 Southern Careers Institute-Harlingen Harlingen (TX) 78550
407683 UCAS University of Cosmetology Arts & Sciences-Harlingen Harlingen (TX) 78550-5034
456922 South Texas Vocational Technical Institute-Brownsville Brownsville (TX) 78520
459532 Salon & Spa Institute Brownsville (TX) 78520-8809

Stations (3)

Amtrak & bus stations near San Benito, TX

Code Name Address Type
HGN Harlingen, Texas 215 E. Monroe Ave. BUS
BSV Brownsville, Texas 1134 E. St. Charles Street BUS
MEN McAllen, Texas 1501 West US Hwy 83 Business BUS

Post offices near San Benito

Post Office Name City ZIP
San Ben Post Office San Benito (TX) 78586
Downtown Harlingen Post Office Harlingen (TX) 78550
Lozan Post Office Lozano (TX) 78568
Harlingen Post Office Harlingen (TX) 78550
Rio Hond Post Office Rio Hondo (TX) 78583

Other cities in Cameron County

Cities, Towns, Neighborhoods & Other Populated Places in Cameron County , TX. (more)

City Name Population Title
Brownsville 183,428 County seat of Cameron County, Texas, United States
Harlingen 65,176 Harlingen is a city in the county of Cameron, in the central portion of the southern U.
Los Fresnos 7,826 City in Cameron County, Texas, United States
La Feria 7,240 City in Cameron County, Texas, United States
Cameron Park 6,963 Census designated place
Cameron Park Colonia 6,963 City in Cameron County, Texas, United States of America
Port Isabel 6,226 City in Cameron County, Texas, United States
Primera 5,271 Town of the United States
Laureles 3,692 Census designated place in Texas, USA
Laguna Heights 3,488 Place in Cameron County, Texas, United States
Laguna Vista 3,217 Town of the United States
Combes 3,037 Town of the United States
La Paloma 2,903 La Paloma, in Cameron County, Texas, United States, is a census-designated place (CDP).
South Padre Island 2,752 Town in Texas, United States
Santa Rosa 2,684 The town of Cameron County, Texas, U.
Rio Hondo 2,639 City in Texas, USA

Distance to Other Cities

San Benito distances to largest Texas cities