Jobs in Hemet, California, United States
Hemet is a city of 78,000 located in San Jacinto Valley in Riverside County in the US State of California.
Riverside is the nearest major metropolitan area, being some 36 miles away, and an average drive of 50 minutes.
A Cheap Place to Live
Hemet has long had a reputation as a working class city, ever since large communities of mobile homes and retirement communities sprang up in the 1960’s.
The city enjoyed a second surge in population in the 1990’s, when the low living and property costs coupled with close proximity to Riverside, Corona and San Bernardino encouraged many more people to settle here.
The city boasts two museums, and two outdoor amphitheatres. Shopping is centered on a downtown shopping district of multiple parks, stores and restaurants.
The crime rate in Hemet is 82% higher than the national average.
It is a more rough and ready city compared to many similar sized communities in south California. In its favor however it boasts cheap living, cheaper property and excellent transport links to nearby cities.
- Median Age: 38.6
- Median Household Income: $33,989
- Median Property Value: $124,500
- Cost of Living: 26% lower than state average
- Unemployment Rate: 6.8%
Local Service Economy
The economy is heavily based on local services, retail and healthcare. Many people commute out of the city everyday meaning that local industry has struggled to develop.
The school district (2,700), Valley Health Systems (950), County of Riverside (460), & the City of Hemet (290) and some of the largest single employers.
Private enterprise, such as TE Connectivity (560), Walmart Supercenter (360) and Home Depot (150) is also present though generally smaller.
Of the 24,700 strong workforces, healthcare (14%), Retail (13%) and food service (9%) lead the way. Construction (9%) and Manufacturing (8%) are smaller, but still significant portions of the workforce.
The disparity between workforce numbers and overall unemployment rate is explained by the relatively high numbers of retired people resident in the city.
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