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San Jacinto
Riverside County, California


A City with an Exciting Future and a Rich Heritage

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Statistics & Facts


History & History-related items

City Attractions


Chamber of Commerce.




Statistics & Facts

The California state capital is Sacramento.
The population of San Jacinto is approximately 26,125 (2000), 44199 (2010).
The approximate number of families is 6,845 (1990), 13152 (2010).
The amount of land area in San Jacinto is 27.43 sq. kilometers.
The amount of land area in San Jacinto is 26.81 sq. miles.
The amount of surface water is 0.719 sq kilometers.
The distance from San Jacinto to Washington DC is 2357 miles.
The distance to the California state capital is 417 miles. (as the crow flies)
San Jacinto is positioned 33.79 degrees north of the equator and 116.96 degrees west of the prime meridian.
San Jacinto elevation is 1,567 feet above sea level.
The San Jacinto city color is Orange and Black. San Jacinto median income is $ 30,627 (2000).
The San Jacinto median home price is $ 110,000 - $ 180,000.
San Jacinto average annual rainfall is 12.5 inches per year
San Jacinto average temperature is 75 degrees F.
The average low temperature is 45.1 degrees F.
The average high temperature is 80.2 degrees F.
The average winter temperature is 52.3 degrees F.
The average spring temperature is 61.4 degrees F.
The average summer temperature is 79.8 degrees F.
The average fall temperature is 67.2 degrees F.


near Hemet, not far from Riverside and Moreno Valley. San Jacinto is 85 miles east of L.A., and 90 miles north of San Diego. Other nearby communities include East Hemet, Valle Vista, Beaumont, Winchester, Homeland, Lakeview and Banning.
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moderate. There are an average 342 days of sunshine each year in this area. Summers are warm and winters are mild.
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History & History Related Items

San Jacinto is the oldest incorporated city in Riverside county. The name, San Jacinto, came from Juan Bautista de Anza who came to the valley in 1774 and began his rancho named for St. Hyacinth, or Jacinto, in Spanish. The San Jacinto Rancho was a gigantic Spanish grant which extended from the mountains to Corona. The grant from the Mexican government was to the Don Jose Antonio Estudillo family in 1842. This family remained basically alone in the valley for many years. When others finally starting moving to the area, he sold off portions of his holdings, eventually deciding to begin a town. In 1868, the first school was built. In 1884, the first newspaper in the county, the San Jacinto Register, began to publish issues. In 1888, San Jacinto was incorporated.

San Jacinto high school has been around since 1885. The first campus was located at the school which is now Monte Vista Middle School. The middle school has been changed since the building of the new middle school North Mountain.

For more than 70 years, the Valley has been the home of the Ramona Pageant, an outdoor love story from California's early days.
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The incorporation of San Jacinto



San Jacinto Municipal Museum
181 East Main St.
San Jacinto, CA 92583-4227
Phone: 951-654-4952

Metropolitan Theatre
1599 S. San Jacinto Ave.
Phone: 951-487-9552

Farmers Corner
2479 S. San Jacinto Ave.
Phone: 951-652-4812

Recreation in the area.

Sobaba Casino
23333 Sobaba Road
San Jacinto, CA
Toll-free: 888-772-7626

San Jacinto is the home of Valley-Wide Regional Park a 36 acre park and recreational facility featuring a 22,000 square foot sports center, lighted tennis courts, ball diamonds, privately operated batting cages, soccer fields, picnic area and play equipment.

The Ramona Pageant, An Early California Love Story, a California tradition since 1923, returns every year in the spring to the Ramona Bowl in the hills above Hemet, California. With a cast of more than 400 actors, singers, dancers and horsemen, the story is told of the timeless love story of Ramona and her Indian hero, Alessandro. All performances at the beautiful outdoor amphitheater begin at 3:30 p.m. Tickets are available from the Ramona Bowl Ticket Office or by mail, fax (951) 658-2695 or call our toll-free number (800) 645-4465. Group rates for tickets are avilable. There is a charge for parking. Tickets are also available at ticketmaster outlets. For more information, please call (951) 658-3111 or (800) 645-4465 or visit the website above.
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San Jacinto City Government

City of San Jacinto
City Hall Offices
201 East Main Street
San Jacinto, California 951-654-7337 Incoming


San Jacinto is part of the Third Supervisorial District of Riverside County. The 3rd District serves the cities of Canyon Lake, Hemet and San Jacinto and the unincorporated areas of Anza, Aguanga, Idyllwild, Menifee Valley, Pinyon Pines, Valle Vista, Winchester and Wine Country. In 2005, the boundaries will expand to include the cities of Temecula and Murrieta. District office:
43950 Acacia Ave, Suite A
Hemet, California 92544
Phone: 951-791-3600
Fax: 951-791-3610

See our page for Riverside County for more county information and a link to the official Riverside County site.

San Jacinto Chamber

San Jacinto Chamber of Commerce
474 West Esplanade Ave.
San Jacinto, CA 92583-5006
Phone: 951-654-9246

Hemet/San Jacinto Chamber of Commerce
615 North San Jacinto Street
Hemet, CA 92543
Phone: (951) 658-3211
Phone: (951) 766-5013

San Jacinto Organizations

San Jacinto Chamber of Commerce
474 West Esplanade Ave.
San Jacinto, CA 92583-5006
Phone: 951-654-9246

Hemet/San Jacinto Chamber of Commerce
615 North San Jacinto Street
Hemet, CA 92543
Phone: (951) 658-3211
Phone: (951) 766-5013

San Jacinto Libraries

San Jacinto Library
Joint Use -Public and High School
500 Idyllwild Drive
San Jacinto, CA
Phone: 951-654-8635
Hours: M & F 7am-6pm TWTh 7am-7pm Sat 9am-1pm
librarian: Elise Malkowski Branch Manager. Diane Smith -Reference Librarian (as of 5-2004)

San Jacinto Schools

San Jacinto Unified School District
600 E. Main St.
San Jacinto, CA 92583-4322
Phone: (951) 654-4952

San Jacinto High School
500 Idywild Drive
San Jacinto , CA
phone: (951) 654-7374


Mt. San Jacinto College
San Jacinto Campus
1499 N. State St.
San Jacinto, CA 92583
Phone: (951) 487-MSJC (6752) San Jacinto


The population of San Jacinto was:
1990 - 16,210
1998 - 17,000
2000 - 26,125
2010 - 45,000 (projection)

The population growth from 1990 to 2000 has been 62%

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