Hemet is a larger medium-sized city located in the state of California. With a population of 83,861 people and 27 constituent neighborhoods, Hemet is the 96th largest community in California.
Unlike some cities where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Hemet is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Hemet is a city of service providers, sales and office workers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Hemet who work in office and administrative support (15.63%), sales jobs (10.78%), and personal care services (7.83%).
In Hemet, however, the average commute to work is quite long. On average, people spend 30.52 minutes each day getting to work, which is significantly higher than the national average.
The rate of college-level education in Hemet is quite a bit lower than the national average among all cities of 21.84%: just 11.11% of people here over 25 have a bachelor's degree or an advanced degree.
The per capita income in Hemet in 2010 was $17,631, which is lower middle income relative to California, and low income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $70,524 for a family of four.
Hemet is an extremely ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Hemet home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Hemet residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Hemet also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 39.47% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Hemet include Irish, English, Italian, and French .
In addition, Hemet has a lot of people living here who were born outside of the US (15.26%).
The most common language spoken in Hemet is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Tagalog.