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Overview

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 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.

Demographics

People

Total Population46,375
Male Share of the Population49.3%
Female Share of the Population50.7%
Senior Citizens11.9%
Employed Population 16+16,925
Age of the Population33

Families

% of people married45.6%
Average household size4

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher14.6%
Median Earnings25+$27,053
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$20,334
Median Earnings With High School Degree$26,118

Wealth

Median Family Income$53,076
% Above Poverty Level81.6%
% Below Poverty Level18.4%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time38 minutes
% Working from Home3%
% Walking and Biking to Work3.6%
% Using Public Transportation0.3%

Housing

People Living Alone17.7%
Median Gross Rent$1,005
Median House Value$159,700

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)62.7%
German7.6%
Irish6%
English5.7%
French Except Basque2.4%
Italian2%
Dutch1.2%
Scottish1.2%
Polish0.7%
Norwegian0.6%
African0.5%
Swedish0.4%
Greek0.4%
Danishn0.4%
Swiss0.3%
West Indian0.3%
Brazilian0.3%
US/American0.2%
Arab0.2%
Welsh0.2%
Belizean0.1%
Jamaican0.1%
Russian0.1%
Czech0.1%
Hungarian0.1%
Austrian0.1%
Portuguese0.1%
Canadian0.1%
Romanian0.1%
Jordanian0.1%
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San Jacinto Almanac

CategoryValue
County Riverside County
Standard Zip Codes92582, 92583
P.O. Box Zip Codes92581
Phone Area Codes951, 909
Time ZoneAmerica/Los_Angeles
Approximate Latitude33.78
Approximate Longitude-116.95

San Jacinto Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

StationSAN JACINTO R S
Distance0.5 miles
Jan Temp38 to 66 F
Apr Temp46 to 77 F
Jul Temp62 to 98 F
Oct Temp51 to 84 F
Annual Precip12.5 inches
StationBEAUMONT 1 E
Distance10.4 miles
Jan Temp40 to 64 F
Apr Temp44 to 74 F
Jul Temp59 to 96 F
Oct Temp50 to 82 F
Annual Precip19.3 inches
StationIDYLLWILD FIRE DEPT
Distance15 miles
Jan Temp27 to 54 F
Apr Temp32 to 62 F
Jul Temp51 to 83 F
Oct Temp39 to 70 F
Annual Precip27.8 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Banning30,643$45,876
Beaumont42,191$73,448
Calimesa8,379$67,770
Hemet82,748$42,857
Perris73,718$51,499
Yucaipa52,886$68,987

San Jacinto Public Schools

Noli School
Po Box 700
ZIP: 92581
(951) 654-5596
Other
De Anza Elementary
1089 Deanza Dr.
ZIP: 92582
Primary
Total Enrollment 580
Megan Cope Elementary
2550 Via La Sierra Ln.
ZIP: 92582
Primary
Total Enrollment 822
Mountain Heights Academy
1000 Ramona Blvd.
ZIP: 92582
Other
Total Enrollment 142
Mountain View High
1000 Ramona Blvd.
ZIP: 92582
High
Total Enrollment 269
Clayton A. Record, Jr., Elementary
1600 Malaga Dr.
ZIP: 92583
Primary
Total Enrollment 579
Estudillo Elementary
900 Las Rosas Dr.
ZIP: 92583
Primary
Total Enrollment 662
Hyatt Elementary
400 E. Shaver St.
ZIP: 92583
Primary
Total Enrollment 575
Monte Vista Middle
181 N. Ramona Blvd.
ZIP: 92583
Middle
Total Enrollment 918
North Mountain Middle
1202 E. Seventh St.
ZIP: 92583
Middle
Total Enrollment 1032
Park Hill Elementary
1157 E. Commonwealth Ave.
ZIP: 92583
Primary
Total Enrollment 767
San Jacinto Early Childhood Education Center
257 Grand Army
ZIP: 92583
San Jacinto Elementary
136 N. Ramona Blvd.
ZIP: 92583
Primary
Total Enrollment 583
San Jacinto High
500 Idyllwild Dr.
ZIP: 92583
High
Total Enrollment 2389
San Jacinto Leadership Academy - Magnet
1599 Malaga Dr.
ZIP: 92583
Middle
Total Enrollment 195
San Jacinto Valley Academy
480 N. San Jacinto Ave.
ZIP: 92583
Other
Total Enrollment 1170

San Jacinto Private Schools

St Hyacinth Academy
275 S Victoria Ave
ZIP: 92583
Elementary
Total Enrollment 211
St Jude School
23600 Soboba Rd
ZIP: 92583
Elementary
Total Enrollment 21
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