San Benito County, CA

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2020 Population
61,547
1.94% 1-year growth
US Senator
Dianne Feinstein
Democratic Party
US Senator
Alex Padilla
Democratic Party
2020 Median Age
35.7
0% 1-year change
2020 Poverty Rate
9.35%
10.9% 1-year increase
2020 Median Household Income
$85,808
1.32% 1-year decline
2020 Median Property Value
$588,500
6.71% 1-year growth

About

In 2020, San Benito County, CA had a population of 61.5k people with a median age of 35.7 and a median household income of $85,808. Between 2019 and 2020 the population of San Benito County, CA grew from 60,376 to 61,547, a 1.94% increase and its median household income declined from $86,958 to $85,808, a −1.32% decrease.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in San Benito County, CA are White (Hispanic) (40%), White (Non-Hispanic) (33.4%), Other (Hispanic) (9.99%), Two+ (Hispanic) (9.27%), and Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (2.62%).

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.

90% of the residents in San Benito County, CA are U.S. citizens.

In 2020, the median property value in San Benito County, CA was $588,500, and the homeownership rate was 65.3%.

Most people in San Benito County, CA drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 36.3 minutes. The average car ownership in San Benito County, CA was 2 cars per household.

geosearchPopulation & Diversity

San Benito County, CA is home to a population of 61.5k people, from which 90% are citizens. As of 2020, 18.7% of San Benito County, CA residents were born outside of the country (11.5k people).

In 2020, there were 1.2 times more White (Hispanic) residents (24.6k people) in San Benito County, CA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 20.6k White (Non-Hispanic) and 6.15k Other (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

90%
2020 Citizenship
89%
2019 Citizenship

As of 2020, 90% of San Benito County, CA residents were US citizens, which is lower than the national average of 93.4%. In 2019, the percentage of US citizens in San Benito County, CA was 89%, 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 (Hispanic)
    24.6k ± 1.11k
  2. White (Non-Hispanic)
    20.6k ± 80
  3. Other (Hispanic)
    6.15k ± 1.01k
60.1%
Hispanic Population
37k people

In 2020, there were 1.2 times more White (Hispanic) residents (24.6k people) in San Benito County, CA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 20.6k White (Non-Hispanic) and 6.15k Other (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

60.1% of the people in San Benito County, CA are hispanic (37k people).

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Foreign-Born Population

18.7%
2020 Foreign-Born Population
11.5k people
20%
2019 Foreign-Born Population
12k people

As of 2020, 18.7% of San Benito County, CA residents (11.5k people) were born outside of the United States, which is higher than the national average of 13.5%. In 2019, 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
    956 ± 193
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    604 ± 183
  3. Korea
    211 ± 86

San Benito County, CA has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.58 times greater than any other conflict.

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The economy of San Benito County, CA employs 29.6k people. The largest industries in San Benito County, CA are Manufacturing (3,544 people), Construction (3,409 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (3,385 people), and the highest paying industries are Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($106,667), Utilities ($103,750), and Information ($76,667).

Occupations

29.6k
2020 Value
± 1,296
0.777%
1 Year growth
± 5.87%

From 2019 to 2020, employment in San Benito County, CA grew at a rate of 0.777%, from 29.3k employees to 29.6k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in San Benito County, CA, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (3,590 people), Management Occupations (3,023 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (2,580 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

29.6k
2020 Value
± 1,296
0.777%
1 Year growth
± 5.87%

From 2019 to 2020, employment in San Benito County, CA grew at a rate of 0.777%, from 29.3k employees to 29.6k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in San Benito County, CA, are Manufacturing (3,544 people), Construction (3,409 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (3,385 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

$49,119
Median earning men ± $3,639
$30,208
Median earning women ± $2,247

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2020 are Public Administration ($88,750), Information ($78,000), and Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($70,294).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2020 are Information ($70,625), Public Administration ($55,625), and Construction ($51,389).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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8.45%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between May 2020 and May 2021

As of May 2021, there are 145M people employed in California. This represents a 8.45% increase in employment when compared to May 2020.

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

The visualization shows the distribution of establishments by industry and by size according to the number of employees.

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Domestic Production & Consumption

Domestic production and consumption consists of products and services shipped from California to other states, or from other states to California.
Top Domestic Production in Dollars
  1. $407B
  2. $158B
  3. $149B

In 2020, the top outbound California product (by dollars) was Electronics with $407B, followed by Pharmaceuticals ($158B) and Mixed freight ($149B).

The following chart shows the share of these products in relation to all outbound California products.

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Domestic Trade Growth

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$2.26T
2020 Value in California
$4.61T
Projected 2050 Value in California
104% growth

In 2020, total outbound California trade was $2.26T. This is expected to increase 104% to $4.61T by 2050.

The following chart shows how the domestic outbound California trade is projected to change in comparison to its neighboring states.

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Interstate Trade

Interstate trade consists of products and services shipped from California to other states, or from other states to California.
Most Common Trade Partners
  1. $83.5B
  2. $44.4B
  3. $43.3B

In 2020, the top outbound California domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was Texas with $83.5B, followed by Arizona with $44.4B and Ohio and $43.3B.

The following map shows the amount of trade that California shares with each state (excluding itself).

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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%).

Dianne Feinstein and Alex Padilla 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 53 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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Dianne Feinstein
Senator from California1
Assumed office on November 10, 1992
Elected to the seat to succeed John Seymour (California politician)|John Seymour, who had been appointed to the seat after Pete Wilson was elected Governor of California.
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.

Dianne Feinstein and Alex Padilla are the senators currently representing California.

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

The following chart shows elected senators in California over time, excluding special elections, colored by their political party.

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US Representatives from California

California is currently represented by 53 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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Awarded Degrees over Time

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Educational Pyramid

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In 2020, 1.74% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 1.99% 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 2020 were Some college (7.14M), High School or Equivalent (6.69M), and Bachelors Degree (6.15M).

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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homeHousing & Living

The median property value in San Benito County, CA was $588,500 in 2020, which is 2.56 times larger than the national average of $229,800. Between 2019 and 2020 the median property value increased from $551,500 to $588,500, a 6.71% increase. The homeownership rate in San Benito County, CA is 65.3%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.4%.

People in San Benito County, CA have an average commute time of 36.3 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 $85,808. In 2020, the tract with the highest Median Household Income in San Benito County, CA was Census Tract 8.01 with a value of $122,000, followed by Census Tract 1 and Census Tract 8.02, with respective values of $109,773 and $102,500.

Property

$588,500
Median Property Value 2020
±$11,265
$12,013
Median Property Taxes
±$624

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

65.3%
Homeownership
2020
69.5%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2020

In 2020, 65.3% of the housing units in San Benito County, CA were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 63.7%.

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Income by Location

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

In 2020, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in San Benito County, CA was Census Tract 8.01 with a value of $122,000, followed by Census Tract 1 and Census Tract 8.02, with respective values of $109,773 and $102,500.

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.
$85,808
Median Household Income
± $5,575
18.4k
Number of Households
± 922

In 2020, the median household income of the 18.4k households in San Benito County, CA declined from $85,808 from the previous year's value of $86,958.

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 $100k - $125k range.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for San Benito County, CA is from California.
0.498
2020 Wage GINI in California
0.499
2019 Wage GINI in California

In 2020, the income inequality in California was 0.498 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.321% decline from 2019 to 2020, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat more 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.

This chart shows the number of workers in California across various wage buckets compared to the national average.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2020
  1. Drove Alone (77.7%)
  2. Carpooled (13.3%)
  3. Worked At Home (5.49%)

In 2020, 77.7% of workers in San Benito County, CA drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (13.3%) and those who worked at home (5.49%).

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

36.3 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in San Benito County, CA have a longer commute time (36.3 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.9 minutes). Additionally, 9.15% 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

9.35% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in San Benito County, CA (5.71k out of 61.1k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is lower than the national average of 12.8%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 25 - 34, followed by Males < 5 and then Females 35 - 44.

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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93.5% of the population of San Benito County, CA has health coverage, with 51% on employee plans, 22% on Medicaid, 9.12% on Medicare, 10.6% on non-group plans, and 0.726% on military or VA plans.

Per capita personal health care spending in California was $7,549 in 2014. This is a 4.04% increase from the previous year ($7,256).

Primary care physicians in San Benito County, CA see 3419 patients per year on average, which represents a 7.72% increase from the previous year (3174 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1903 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 885 patients per year.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 50.5% were men and 49.5% were women.

Daily New Cases by Date

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This chart shows the number of COVID-19 daily new cases by date in California, as a 7-day rolling average, compared with the four states with the most similar number of confirmed cases.

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Patient to Clinician Ratios

3,419 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 3,419 patients per year. This represents a 7.72% increase from the previous year (3,174 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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Community Mobility

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This chart presents movement trends over time in the state of California across different categories of places such as retail and recreation, groceries and pharmacies, parks, transit stations, workplaces, and residential.

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Health Care Diversity

In 2020, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 27.3% under 18 years, 21.6% between 18 and 34 years, 38.5% between 35 and 64 years, and 12.6% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 50.5% were men and 49.5% were women.

The following chart shows the number of people with health coverage by gender.

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Uninsured People

6.53%
Uninsured
51%
Employer Coverage
22%
Medicaid
9.12%
Medicare
10.6%
Non-Group
0.726%
Military or VA

Between 2019 and 2020, the percent of uninsured citizens in San Benito County, CA declined by 13% from 7.51% to 6.53%.

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Health Outcomes

Indicator

In 2021, the number of deaths among residents under age 18 per 100,000 population was 36.6 in San Benito County, CA.

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Health Behaviors

Indicator

In 2021, 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 35.7% in San Benito County, CA.

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Clinical Care

Indicator

In 2021, the percentage of population under age 65 without health insurance was 7.95% in San Benito County, CA.

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