Hemet, CA Community Profile: Data

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Hemet: Basic Info

Hemet is the everyday name that most people use for the community and surrounding area. However, the City of Hemet is the formal official name. It is an incorporated place (Class Code P1) located in Riverside County at latitude 33.7475 and longitude -116.972. The elevation is 1,594 feet.

The City of Hemet has formally defined boundaries. The boundaries are displayed in the map section. The defined boundaries encompass a land area of 27.85 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Hemet: Hemicia.

Riverside County is in the Pacific time zone (GMT -8). Observes DST? Yes. Current Local Time.

Also See: Hemet, CA ZIP Codes and ZIP Code Maps

Hemet: Community Profile Overview & Basic Data

The Hemet Community Profile has 7 main navigation sections plus some ancillary topics in the blue navigation bar:

  1. The Data section (this page) contains Basic Parameters for Hemet (Formal Name, Census Class Code, Coordinates and Time Zone) , current Demographic Information and a Peer Comparsion Table that shows how Hemet ranks in comparison to its peer group.
  2. The Maps section has a Boundary Map for the City of Hemet with a 1-click link to Driving Directions, California Congressional District Maps and a Map of Riverside County.
  3. The Photos section of the Community Profile has Hemet Local Area Photos. The locations where the photos were taken are plotted on a map. The photos are available in two sizes.
  4. The Directory is a Hemet Directory of Business, Government and Social Services. The Directory can be searched by business name or category. There are also 40 point and click links to the most popular search categories.
  5. The Schools section has School Profiles for local area schools. You can also search for profiles of all California Public and Private Schools by School Name, City, County or ZIP Code.
  6. The Jobs section of the Hemet Community Profile has a searchable database of employment opportunities in or near Hemet. The jobs database can be searched by job category or keywords.
  7. The Places section lists popular "Places of Interest" in the local Hemet area. The Places are listed by category. When you select a category, you're presented with a list of locations within a 15 mile search radius. Maps and driving direction are both 1-click links.

Hemet, CA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2014)


Total Population 81,512
Population in Households 80,892
Population in Familes 64,597
Population in Group Qrtrs 620
Population Density1 2,927
Diversity Index2 77


Total Households 30,535
Average Household Size 2.65
Family Households 19,541
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 36,082 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 18,361 (50.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 12,174 (33.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 5,547 (15.4%)
Median Home Value $140,152
Average Home Value $171,833


Median Household Income $34,117
Average Household Income $45,751
Per Capita Income $17,103
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population 0.84% 1.17%
Households 0.34% 0.9%
Families 0.48% 0.97%
Median Household Income   2.47%
Per Capita Income   2.55%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

Hemet, CA: Peer Comparison by Rank and Percentile (As of July 1, 2014)

The table below compares Hemet to the other 1,523 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in California by rank and percentile. The place with the highest value is ranked # 1. Percentile example: a location that ranks higher than 25% of its peers would be in the 25th percentile of the peer group.

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Rank Percentile
Total Population # 97 94th
Population Density1 # 460 70th
Diversity Index2 # 447 71st
Median Household Income # 1333 13th
Per Capita Income # 1220 20th
Information Updates

The Demographic Data for the 3,653 California cities, towns, counties, ZIP Codes and Census Designated Places (CDPs) profiled in this gazetteer is updated annually. Last Update: July 1, 2014.

The ZIP Code maps and the data regarding the number of residential and business addresses in each ZIP Code are updated four times per year. Last Update: August 1, 2014.

The information on the 120,914 California Physical, Cultural and Historic Features is updated six times per year. Last Update: August 2, 2014.

The School Attendance Zone Maps are updated four times per year. Last Update: July 8, 2014.