Hemet 57 Poor
Hemet Livability #1,018 ranked city in California#25,377 ranked city in the USARanks better than 13% of areas
A+ Hemet Amenities Lots of amenities close to this location
D+ Hemet Cost of Living Cost of living is 26% lower than California
1044% more expensive than the US average
14141% more expensive than the US average
United States
100National cost of living index
Hemet cost of living
D- Hemet Crime Total crime is 35% higher than California
Total crime
3,74150% higher than the US average
Chance of being a victim
1 in 2750% higher than the US average
Year-over-year crime
-2%Year over year crime is down
Hemet crime
F Hemet Employment Household income is 44% lower than California
Median household income
$35,60936% lower than the US average
Income per capita
$17,75140% lower than the US average
Unemployment rate
9%97% higher than the US average
Hemet employment
D- Hemet Housing Home value is 66% lower than California
Median home value
$139,40025% lower than the US average
Median rent price
$9793% higher than the US average
Home ownership
56%12% lower than the US average
Hemet real estate or Hemet rentals
F Hemet Schools HS graduation rate is 7% lower than California
High school grad. rates
74%10% lower than the US average
School test scores
30%39% lower than the US average
Student teacher ratio
23:143% higher than the US average
Hemet K-12 schools
F Hemet User Ratings There are a total of 40 ratings in Hemet
Overall user rating
45% 40 total ratings
User reviews rating
48% 13 total reviews
User surveys rating
42% 27 total surveys
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      Living in Hemet, CA

      Located in the state of California, Hemet is a medium-sized city with a population of 82,748 inhabitants. According to the most recent Census, 73% of Hemet residents are White, 8% Black and 3% Asian. Additionally, more than a quarter of the population of Hemet are of Hispanic or Latino origin, and 25% of the population also speak Spanish.

      If you’re considering relocating to any new city, it could be a very intimidating task. However, it could also be a fulfilling experience if you are willing to get to know the area before actually living in Hemet, California. With useful information like weather, education, employment, housing and other key data points, finding the best places to live in Hemet and in the areas around Hemet is a much easier task.

      Hemet has a livability score of 60 out of 100 and is ranked #1,031 in California and #23,876 in the USA. This is a poor rating when compared to the average of other places in the country. If we dig down a little deeper into each category within the livability score, we see that Hemet has higher than average grades for the following: amenities (A+) and weather (A-). Hemet does not score well for the following: crime (F), education (F), employment (F) and housing (D-). It might be a good idea to take a closer look at each category to find out why.

      Location, location, location - possibly the three most important words in your search for a new place to live. Fortunately, in Hemet, there is no shortage of amazing local amenities and interesting things to do. Here are some of the more popular things to do in Hemet: Western Science Center, Diamond Valley Lake, and Diamond Valley Golf Club.

      Hemet real estate prices and overall affordability will play a huge role in determining if the area is the right fit for you. Of course there are probably some other items on your “wish list”, but even before they are considered, let’s take a look at the home prices and affordability in Hemet. The median home price for Hemet homes is $139,400, which is 65.9% lower than the California average. If we take a closer look at the affordability of homes in Hemet, we’ll see that the home price to income ratio is 3.9, which is 39.1% lower than the California average. For most people, purchasing a new home is the biggest investment they will make in their lifetime. Taking a look at overall real estate appreciation rates in Hemet will offer some insight into determining if your home purchase will be a solid investment for years to come. In Hemet, the year-over-year appreciation rates were 9.2%, and the 5 year appreciation rates came in at 12.6%.

      Hemet transportation information

      Average one way commute33min28min26min
      Workers who drive to work75.1%73.5%76.4%
      Workers who carpool15.4%10.6%9.3%
      Workers who take public transit1.2%5.2%5.1%
      Workers who bicycle1.0%1.1%0.6%
      Workers who walk2.0%2.7%2.8%
      Working from home4.3%5.4%4.6%

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      Monthly costs include: fuel, maintenance, tires, insurance, license fees, taxes, depreciation, and financing.
      Source: The Hemet, CA data and statistics displayed above are derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).