About Hemet

Located in Riverside County, in the San Jacinto Valley, Hemet, California, was founded in 1887. With a population of 78,657 people in 27.8 square miles, Hemet includes the 92543, 92544, 92545 and 92546 ZIP codes.

The city has an average household income of $30,516, an average home value of $100,833 and an average household size of 2.69 people.

Hemet is home to “The Ramona Pageant,” the official state play of the state of California, performed outdoors in the city since 1923.

Hemet Shopping

Hemet has 6 shopping centers; The Hemet Valley Mall is the primary mall in the city. It offers local and national stores as well as national food chains.

Utility Companies Serving Hemet

City of Hemet Water Department

City of Hemet Integrated Waste Management Division

Eastern Municipal Water District

Lake Hemet Municipal Water District

Metropolitan water District

Southern California Edison

Southern California Gas Company

Time Warner cable

Verizon Telephone

Hemet Business Climate

The city's top employers include those from the healthcare, manufacturing, civil service, retail and hospitality sectors.

These include Hemet Unified School District, Valley Health System, Deutsch Industrial, Walmart, Hiton Worldwide, City of Hemet, ManorCare Health Services, McCrometer, Stater Brothers, Target and Gosch Auto Group. The city is home to Hemet Valley Medical Center, a 320-bed hospital.

Hemet Government

The city of Hemet is in the 37th Senate District of the California State Legislature and the 45th Congressional District. Hemet is governed by a five member City Council and a mayor. City Council members are elected at large to serve staggered four-year terms. The City Council appoints a mayor and vice mayor from the Council to serve one-year terms. In addition to the mayor and council body, Hemet has a City Attorney, City Clerk and City Manager.