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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.

People

Total Population 45,977
Male Share of the Population 48.9%
Female Share of the Population 51.1%
Senior Citizens 11.5%
Employed Population 16+ 15,583
Age of the Population 32

Families

% of people married 46.3%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 12%
Median Earnings25+ $27,183
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $19,273
Median Earnings With High School Degree $26,656

Wealth

Median Family Income $51,847
% Above Poverty Level 79.6%
% Below Poverty Level 20.4%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 36 minutes
% Working from Home 3%
% Walking and Biking to Work 3.4%
% Using Public Transportation 0.3%

Housing

People Living Alone 18.9%
Median Gross Rent $971
Median House Value $146,100

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 64.3%
US/American 0%
English 6.6%
Irish 5.3%

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

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

Notes:

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

Station SAN JACINTO R S
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
Station IDYLLWILD FIRE DEPT
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

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 Population Median Family Income
Banning 30,515 $47,191
Beaumont 40,899 $71,496
Calimesa 8,269 $66,936
Hemet 82,118 $40,885
Perris 72,547 $49,459
Yucaipa 52,739 $68,121

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

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San Jacinto High Schools

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SAN JACINTO SENIOR HIGH
500 IDYLLWILD DR.
909-654-7374
Title I eligible, not participating.
Serves 1,623 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 23.5

MOUNTAIN VIEW HIGH (CONT.)
699 YOUNG ST.
909-487-7710
A Non-traditional School
A Title I School.
Serves 216 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 24

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