Hemet, CA
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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.

Unlike some cities, Hemet isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Hemet are a mix of both white- and blue-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.

A lot of people in Hemet take the bus for their daily commute. For the size of the city, the number of people who use public transportation is quite high. For many people in Hemet, this fills their need for low-cost transportation.

The rate of college-level education in Hemet is quite a bit lower than the national average among all cities of 21.84%: just 11.17% of people here over 25 have a bachelor's degree or an advanced degree.

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.