Hemet, CA Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Hemet, California - Basic Facts

The City of Hemet had a population of 86,226 as of July 1, 2017.

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, 2017.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Hemet: Hemicia.

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Hemet, CA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 86,226
Daytime Population: Workers 23,787
Daytime Population: Residents 59,328
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 83,115
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.96
Population in Households 85,648
Population in Familes 68,296
Population in Group Qrtrs 578
Population Density2 3,096
Diversity Index3 79


Median Household Income $36,468
Average Household Income $52,503
Per Capita Income $19,532


Total Housing Units 36,833 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 19,289 (52.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 12,704 (34.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 4,840 (13.1%)
Median Home Value $149,915
Average Home Value $195,102


Total Households 31,993
Average Household Size 2.68
Family Households 20,444
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 1.28% 1.21%
Households 0.85% 1.02%
Families 0.91% 1.03%
Median Household Income   0.16%
Per Capita Income   2.12%

Hemet, CA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Hemet to the other 1,516 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in California by rank and percentile using July 1, 2017 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 # 99 94th
Population Density # 442 71st
Diversity Index # 420 72nd
Median Household Income # 1312 14th
Per Capita Income # 1189 22nd

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