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 (15.15%), sales jobs (10.57%), and personal care services (7.77%).
One downside of living in Hemet is that it can take a long time to commute to work. In Hemet, the average commute to work is 30.41 minutes, which is quite a bit 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 12.15% of people here over 25 have a bachelor's degree or an advanced degree.
The per capita income in Hemet in 2010 was $18,284, which is lower middle income relative to California and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $73,136 for a family of four. However, Hemet contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
Hemet is a very 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 37.60% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Hemet include English, Irish, Italian, and French .
Foreign born people are also an important part of Hemet's cultural character, accounting for 15.07% of the city’s population.
The most common language spoken in Hemet is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Tagalog.