The 2004-2005 operating budget plan for Hemet totals $59,692,2240. The City has a Redevelopment Agency with eight redevelopment project areas. The City operates it's own police and fire departments.
Schools: 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 31,408 housing units as of January 2004. 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. The median sales price of existing single-family homes is $184.425. Rentals for one and two bedroom apartments are approximately $450- $795 per month. Rentals for three and four bedroom houses range from $795 to $1295 per month.
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.