San Jacinto, California

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San Jacinto, California

Introduction to San Jacinto, California

San Jacinto, California, in Riverside county, is 2 miles N of Hemet, California (center to center) and 27 miles SE of Riverside, California. The city is within the Riverside - San Bernardino metropolitan area. San Jacinto has a population of 23,779.

San Jacinto History

The city of San Jacinto was founded in the year 1870. The official incorporation of this city took place on April 9th, 1888, thereby making it one of the oldest communities in Riverside County. The first native people settled in the area thousands of years ago, and the Serrano and Cahuilla people also used to live here. The San Jacinto Valley was entered by Spanish explorers for the first time in the early 1770s. A branch of the Santa Fe railroad was built into the San Jacinto Valley in 1888, the same year as its incorporation.

San Jacinto and nearby Attractions

  • San Jacinto Branch Riverside City and County Public Library
  • San Jacinto City Administration Building
  • San Jacinto City Hall
  • San Jacinto Reservoir
  • San Jacinto Valley Cemetery
  • Cottonwood Lake

Things To Do In San Jacinto

The city has a number of official and memorial buildings that one can visit to garner an understanding of the historical and cultural background of San Jacinto. The city's churches and cemeteries retain their old-world charm. The stunning Cottonwood Lake and the San Jacinto Reservoir are popular tourist destinations. One can also pay a visit to the numerous amusement parks around the city, or simply walk through the streets lined with shops on both sides.

San Jacinto Transportation

Air transportation is available from San Bernardino International Airport.

San Jacinto Higher Education

The city is home to one of the campuses of Mount San Jacinto College.

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High Points

San Jacinto strengths, compared to Peers (similar size places nationally) or State (other places in California):

Category Trophy
Walking and Biking to Work
(vs. Peers)
Top 12% San Jacinto Walking and Biking to Work
Racial Diversity
(vs. Peers)
Top 13% San Jacinto Racial Diversity
Affordability of Rents
(vs. State)
Top 15% San Jacinto Affordability of Rents

Comparative Profile of San Jacinto, California

Comparing San Jacinto to similar size places nationwide (Peers) and to other places in California (State):

Ratings range from 1 (lowest) to 10 (highest).

The People

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Racial Diversity 9 5
Children Under 5 Years Old 9 8
Senior Citizens 8 9
Male Share of the Population 6 3
Female Share of the Population 5 8
Age of the Population 3 5
Well-Paid Single Men 2 3


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Average Household Size 9 6
Portion of People Married 6 5


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
People Above Poverty 2 2
Median Family Income 2 2
People in Middle Class or Better 1 2
College Educated Adults 1 2

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Walking and Biking to Work 9 8
Working at Home 6 4
Public Transportation Use 4 2
Short Commute Times 2 2


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Housing Recently Built 10 9
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 9 9
Affordability of Property Taxes 7 8
Affordability of Rents 6 9
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 6 4
People Living Alone 5 7


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Low Property Crime 7 8
Low Violent Crime 3 4

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San Jacinto Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 2 miles N of Hemet, California (center to center)
Nearest Large City 27 miles SE of Riverside, California
County Riverside
Standard Zip Codes 92582, 92583
P.O. Box Zip Codes 92581
Phone Area Codes 951
Time Zone Pacific (-8 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 33.783
Longitude -116.957

San Jacinto Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Distance 0.5 miles
Jan Temp 38 to 66 F
Apr Temp 46 to 77 F
Jul Temp 62 to 98 F
Oct Temp 51 to 84 F
Annual Precip 12.5 inches
Station BEAUMONT 1 E
Distance 10.4 miles
Jan Temp 40 to 64 F
Apr Temp 44 to 74 F
Jul Temp 59 to 96 F
Oct Temp 50 to 82 F
Annual Precip 19.3 inches
Distance 15 miles
Jan Temp 27 to 54 F
Apr Temp 32 to 62 F
Jul Temp 51 to 83 F
Oct Temp 39 to 70 F
Annual Precip 27.8 inches
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San Jacinto Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 23,779 100%
Male 11,512 48.4%
Female 12,267 51.6%
Under 18 7,451 31.3%
18+ 16,328 68.7%
65+ 4,092 17.2%
Median Age 33.7
Average Family Size 3.41
White 16,488 69.3%
African-American 630 2.6%
Asian 267 1.1%
American Indian & Alaskan 556 2.3%
Other 4,641 19.5%
Mixed Race 1,159 4.9%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 9,583 40.3%

Estimated San Jacinto Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 30,253
Growth 6,474
Growth % 27.2%

San Jacinto Ancestry

(From 2000 Census, as reported by individuals)

Note: This is national, not racial, ancestry, so, e.g., the Census doesn't have categories for Hispanic and African-American people. CityTownInfo is currently gathering additional ancestry data for this site.
Ancestry Percent
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 52.2%
German 9.2%
English 7.2%
US/American 6.7%
Irish 6%
Italian 2.6%
Dutch 2.3%
French (except Basque) 2.1%
Scottish 1.4%
Swedish 1.2%
Scotch-Irish 0.9%
Czech 0.8%
Norwegian 0.8%
French Canadian 0.7%
Canadian 0.6%
Portuguese 0.6%
Polish 0.6%
Danish 0.5%
Russian 0.5%
Greek 0.4%
Finnish 0.3%
Hungarian 0.3%
Lithuanian 0.3%
European 0.2%
Welsh 0.2%
Scandinavian 0.2%
Swiss 0.2%
Armenian 0.2%
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Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

According to the US Postal Service, San Jacinto, its neighborhoods, and/or surrounding areas are also referred to as:

Gilman Hot Springs (92583)

Note that not all alternate names are acceptable for use in US Post Office addresses.

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
San Jacinto 23,779 $34,717
Banning 23,562 $38,995
Beaumont 11,384 $37,403
Calimesa 7,139 $43,220
Hemet 58,812 $33,579
Perris 36,189 $36,063
Yucaipa 41,207 $48,683
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San Jacinto High Schools (2004)

(Sorted by Number of Students)

Title I eligible, not participating.
Serves 1,623 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 23.5

A Non-traditional School
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Serves 216 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 24

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