Hemet, CA

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Hemet profile

Living in Hemet

Hemet is a larger medium-sized city located in the state of California. With a population of 84,281 people and 27 constituent neighborhoods, Hemet is the 96th largest community in California.

Hemet is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-collar jobs. Overall, Hemet is a city of sales and office workers, service providers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Hemet who work in office and administrative support (13.60%), sales jobs (11.72%), and personal care services (7.40%).

One downside of living in Hemet, however, is that residents on average have to contend with a long commute, spending on average 30.83 minutes every day commuting to work. However, local public transit is widely used. For those who would prefer to avoid driving entirely and leave their car at home, it may be an option to use the transit instead.

Many people in Hemet take advantage of public transportation to get around. In fact, for the size of the city, the number of people who use the bus to commute to work is quite high. This helps to fill a need among Hemet citizens for affordable transportation.

In Hemet, just 11.17% of people have at least a bachelor's degree, which is quite a bit lower than the national average for cities and towns of 21.84%.

The per capita income in Hemet in 2010 was $17,751, which is low income relative to California and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $71,004 for a family of four. However, Hemet contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

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 40.86% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Hemet include Irish, English, Italian, and French .

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