San Benito County , California

San Benito County: County in California, United States


San Benito County is a county located in the U.S. state of California. As of the 2010 census, the population was 55,269 and a population density of 17 people per km². After 10 years in 2020 county had an estimated population of 64,055 inhabitants. Its county seat is Hollister. The county was created 172 years ago in 1849.

San Benito County Quick Facts

Population : 64,055 (2020)
Country : United States of America
State : California (United States)
Area : 3206 km2
Water as percent of area : 0.17%
Land as percent of area : 99.83%
Named for : Benedict of Nursia
Altitude : 3,360 feet / 1024 meters
Capital : Hollister
Establishment : January 01, 1850
Time Zone : America/Los_Angeles
Local time : 12:26:16 (4th October 2022)
Density : 20 Pop. per km² as of 2020
Population growth : 13.72% (2010-2020)
San Benito County locator map
Location of San Benito County on California map.
San Benito County Courthouse  Hollister  March 15  2008 image
San Benito County Courthouse Hollister March 15 2008
San Benito County Courthouse  Hollister  March 15  2008 image


San Benito County is located at 36°36'21"N 121°4'30"W (36.6057100, -121.0750000). It has 4 neighbors: Fresno County, Merced County, Monterey County and Santa Clara County.

San Benito County map

The largest city of San Benito County is Hollister with a population of 41,805. Other cities include and San Juan Bautista population 2,124. See all San Benito County cities & populated places.

San Benito County Populated Places

Cities, Towns, Neighborhoods & Other Populated Places in San Benito County.

City Name Population Title
Hollister 41,805 City in California
Ridgemark 3,016 Census-designated place in San Benito County, California
San Juan Bautista 2,124 City in San Benito County, California, United States
Aromas 566 Census-designated place in Monterey County, California

San Benito County has 4 neighbours.


The population of San Benito County increased by 13.72% in 10 years.

Year Population % Change Method
2010 55,269 - census
2011 55,977 1.26% estimation process
2012 56,599 1.1% estimation process
2013 57,239 1.12% estimation process
2014 57,825 1.01% estimation process
2015 58,216 0.67% estimation process
2016 59,225 1.7% estimation process
2017 60,164 1.56% estimation process
2018 61,467 2.12% estimation process
2019 62,808 2.14% estimation process
2020 64,055 1.95% estimation process

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