San Benito County is located in the Central Coast of California. The County Seat is Hollister and the largest city is Hollister. The Official Web Site is located at http://www.cosb.us/. The 2014 population estimate is 58,267 and the 2010 census population was 55,269. The land area is 1,388.71 square miles and there are 39.8 persons per square mile.
88.5% of the population is White, 1.3% is Black or African American, 57.9% is Hispanic or Latino, 3.4% is Asian, 3.1% is American Indian or Alaska Native, 0.4% is Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander, and 3.3% is two or more races. 76.9% have a high school degree or higher, and 18.2% have a Bachelor degree or higher.
The median home value is $343,000, there are 16,995 households, an average of 3.28 persons per household. The per capita income is $25,914, the median household income is $66,237, and 11.9% of the persons in San Benito County are considered below poverty level.
The total number of firms, at last estimate, was 3,652. Retail sales (in $1000) were $352,941, and sales per capita were $6,475. The percentage of black-owned firms is 0%, and the percentage of women-owned firms is 30.3%.
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