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Hemet is a city in Riverside County, in the Riverside-San Bernardino metro area.
The community name probably derives from Swedish or Danish for "home"
The latitude of Hemet is 33.747N. The longitude is -116.971W.It is in the Pacific Standard time zone. Elevation is 1,594 feet.
The estimated population, in 2003, was 65,044.
Community changed radically in the 1960s, with opening of trailer parks and retirement communities
Sections below provide additional information and links about Hemet demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Riverside County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, Riverside-San Bernardino area jobs, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 92543 ZIP code.
14% of Hemet residents report German ancestry, and 10% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Hemet ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Hemet was $16,226, compared with $21,587 nationally.
11% of Hemet residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Median rent in Hemet, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $484. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $934.
Libraries in Hemet include Hemet Public Library ... View libraries
Newspapers in Hemet include Hemet Valley Chronicle
Riverside County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Hemet political report.
The average commute time for Hemet workers is 29 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
A total of 16 fatal motor vehicle accidents occurred in Hemet between 2001 and 2003, according to reports gathered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
This is a rate of 2.7 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was lower than the national norm.
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