Hemet, CA
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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%).

One downside of living in Hemet, however, is that residents on average have to contend with a long commute, spending on average 30.52 minutes every day commuting to work.

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 .

Hemet also has a high percentage of its population that was born in another country: 15.26%.

The most common language spoken in Hemet is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Tagalog.