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San Benito County is a fast-growing residential community, industrial center and agritourism destination. Home to autonomous air taxi test sites as well as revered wineries, fruit groves and olive orchards, it’s a stunningly beautiful California place with a future.

The Hollister Free Lance is the leading newspaper of San Benito County, dating back to 1873.

According to the US Census Bureau, the county’s mean household income exceeded $101,000 in 2018. Almost two-thirds of county residents own their own home, and the population is almost evenly split between men and women.

The Free Lance reaches 92 percent of the residents of Hollister, the seat of San Benito County.