Hemet, CA Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Hemet, California - Basic Facts

The City of Hemet had a population of 82,539 as of July 1, 2015.

The primary coordinate point for Hemet is located at latitude 33.7352 and longitude -116.9946 in Riverside County. The formal boundaries for the City of Hemet (see map below) encompass a land area of 27.85 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Riverside County is in the Pacific time zone (GMT -8). The elevation is 1,594 feet.

The City of Hemet (GNIS ID: 2410738) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

California is one of 20 states where Census County Divisions (CCDs) are used for statistical tracking of subdivisions within each county. The City of Hemet is located within Hemet-San Jacinto CCD of Riverside County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Hemet population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2015.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Hemet: Hemicia.

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Hemet, CA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2015)


Total Population 82,539
Population in Households 81,941
Population in Familes 65,540
Population in Group Qrtrs 598
Population Density1 2,964
Diversity Index2 78


Total Households 30,855
Average Household Size 2.66
Family Households 19,794
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 36,362 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 18,479 (50.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 12,376 (34.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 5,507 (15.1%)
Median Home Value $169,311
Average Home Value $195,379


Median Household Income $33,517
Average Household Income $46,487
Per Capita Income $17,343
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.92% 1.04%
Households 0.48% 0.79%
Families 0.64% 0.86%
Median Household Income   2.24%
Per Capita Income   2.31%
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 Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Hemet to the other 1,523 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in California by rank and percentile using July 1, 2015 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 98 94th
Population Density1 # 457 70th
Diversity Index2 # 444 71st
Median Household Income # 1368 10th
Per Capita Income # 1232 19th

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE California Census Data Comparison Tool.