Benavides, Texas

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Benavides is a city in Duval County, Texas, United States. The population was 1,686 at the 2000 census.



Benavides is located at 27°35′48″N 98°24′43″W / 27.59667°N 98.41194°W / 27.59667; -98.41194 (27.596677, -98.411884)[3].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 1.8 square miles (4.7 km²), all of it land.


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 1,686 people, 625 households, and 444 families residing in the city. The population density was 934.0 people per square mile (359.7/km²). There were 776 housing units at an average density of 429.9/sq mi (165.5/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 83.57% White, 0.06% African American, 0.30% Native American, 0.06% Asian, 13.82% from other races, and 2.19% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 95.55% of the population.

There were 625 households out of which 30.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 50.2% were married couples living together, 16.8% had a female householder with no husband present, and 28.8% were non-families. 26.7% of all households were made up of individuals and 15.8% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.70 and the average family size was 3.28.

In the city the population was spread out with 26.1% under the age of 18, 8.7% from 18 to 24, 26.0% from 25 to 44, 20.5% from 45 to 64, and 18.7% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females there were 92.7 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 88.8 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $21,513, and the median income for a family was $27,059. Males had a median income of $26,250 versus $15,481 for females. The per capita income for the city was $11,332. About 25.1% of families and 28.7% of the population were below the poverty line, including 31.2% of those under age 18 and 32.5% of those age 65 or over.


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