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 85,275 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 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 (12.14%), sales jobs (12.06%), and management occupations (6.08%).

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 31.75 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 11.59% of people here over 25 have a bachelor's degree or an advanced degree.

The per capita income in Hemet in 2010 was $19,467, which is low income relative to California and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $77,868 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. People of Hispanic or Latino origin are the most prevalent group in Hemet, accounting for 43.27% of the city’s residents (people of Hispanic or Latino origin can be of any race). The greatest number of Hemet residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Hemet include German, Irish, English, Italian, and French.

Foreign born people are also an important part of Hemet's cultural character, accounting for 15.33% of the city’s population.

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