Information about Hemet, California

There are several smaller communities that make up the Hemet Valley area. They are East Hemet, San Jacinto, Valle Vista, Winchester, Homeland, Nuevo, and Lakeview. HEMET was founded in 1887 and incorporated on January 20, 1910 with 992 people. Hemet has 25.97 square miles and is a mean elevation of 1,599 feet. The highest point in Hemet is 2,052 feet above sea level. The City's latitude is 33:44:50.464N and longitude is 116:58:4.339W.

Hemet City Facts

HEMET is a Council/Manager form of government with seven elected positions, five Council Members, one City Treasurer and one City Clerk. The Mayor is elected by the Council Members and serves a one-year term. All Council Members serve a four-year term.


As of January 2005, the City of Hemet had a population of 66,455, according to the California Department of Finance. The median age for Hemet is 41 years and has been dropping since 1980 when it was 64.2 years. The drop in median age is due in large part to the construction of new, entry-level homes and their sale to young families.


There are two school districts which serve Hemet and the greater Hemet area. They are the Hemet Unified School District (HUSD), serving all but a small portion of the City and San Jacinto Unified School District (SJUSD). HUSD provides education for kindergarten through 12th grade and is the predominate district in the City. For more information regarding schools, please contact HUSD at 951-765-5100 or SJUSD at (951) 951-929-7700 Housing: The City of Hemet had a total of 32,452 housing units as of January 2005. Almost 1/3 of the dwelling units are mobile homes, most within mobilehome parks. There are 8,823 senior restricted mobile homes in parks within the City. Economics: The largest employers in the Hemet/San Jacinto Valley are the public sector. The Hemet Valley Hospital District is the largest employer followed by the Hemet Unified School District. The four largest private employers are Hilton Reservations, Deutsch Engineering, Verizon California and Home Depot. City Facilities: The City of Hemet facilities are comprised of City Hall, the Library, the James Simpson Memorial Center, the City of Hemet Corporation Yard, the Police Department and Fire Administration/Engineering. The locations of these facilities are as follows; City Hall 445 E. Florida Ave, Hemet, CA 92543 Phone: (951)765-2300 Library 300 E. Latham Ave., Hemet, CA 92543 Phone: (951)765-2348 Simpson Center 305 E. Devonshire Ave, Hemet, CA 92543 Phone: (951)765-2390 Corporation Yard 3777 Industrial Wy., Hemet, CA 92545 Phone: (951)765-3712 Police Department 450 E. Latham Ave, Hemet, CA 92543 Non-emergency Phone: (951)765-2400 Fire Administration / Engineering 510 E. Florida Ave, Hemet, CA 92543 Non-emergency Phone: (951)765-2450 | (951)765-2360
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