San Benito is a city in Cameron County, Texas. The population was 24,250 at the 2010 United States Census. San Benito celebrated the 100th anniversary of the naming of the city April 3, 2007.
The post office was named Diaz from April to May 1907. The San Benito Museum, Freddy Fender Museum and Conjunto Music Museum opened in the same building Nov. 17, 2007.
Oct 25, 1975 on Hee Haw, Freddy Fender saluted his hometown of San Benito, TX, population 15,177.
San Benito may be included as part of the Brownsville–Harlingen–Raymondville and the Matamoros–Brownsvillemetropolitan areas.
|City of San Benito|
|Nickname(s): "The Resaca City"|
Location of San Benito, Texas
|Coordinates: 26°8′12″N 97°38′9″W|
San Benito is located at (26.136603, -97.635878). According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 11.2 square miles (29 km2), of which, 11.0 square miles (28 km2) of it is land and 0.2 square miles (0.52 km2) of it (1.87%) is water.
San Benito is also known as "The Resaca City", due to its resaca (a former tributary of the Rio Grande, which has been cut off for irrigation purposes).
The San Benito Consolidated Independent School District serves San Benito. The local high school is San Benito High School.
In addition, South Texas Independent School District serves San Benito and many nearby communities by providing several magnet schools. South Texas Academy of Medical Technology (Med Tech) is located in San Benito.
San Benito Public Library is the city's library.
IDEA Public Schools also has a school in San Benito.