Hemet, CA Profile: Facts & Data


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Hemet, California - Basic Facts

The City of Hemet had a population of 86,574 as of July 1, 2018.

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.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Hemet: Hemicia.

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Hemet, CA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 86,574
Population in Households 85,986
Population in Familes 69,110
Population in Group Qrtrs 588
Population Density2 3,109
Diversity Index3 79


Median Household Income $38,268
Average Household Income $54,574
Per Capita Income $20,215


Total Housing Units 36,484 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 18,926 (51.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 13,079 (35.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 4,479 (12.3%)
Median Home Value $168,830
Average Home Value $226,442


Total Households 32,005
Average Household Size 2.69
Family Households 20,451
Average Family Size 3
  1. Demographics are point estimates for July 1st of the current year and each for the forecast years. See References for more information.
  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.


2010-2018 2018-2023
Population 1.17% 1.17%
Households 0.75% 0.98%
Families 0.8% 0.99%
Median Household Income   2.44%
Per Capita Income   3.17%

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, 2018 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 # 100 93rd
Population Density # 441 71st
Diversity Index # 411 73rd
Median Household Income # 1295 15th
Per Capita Income # 1206 21st

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