Demographics

Incorporated December 28, 1971
Form of Government Charter Law, City Council - City Manager
City Incorporated Area 66 miles
Sphere of Influence Area 74 miles
City Tree Camphor
City Flower Lily of the Nile
City Vegetable Asparagus
City Insect Western Swallowtail Butterfly
Elevation 45 Feet (City Hall)
Average Annual Rainfall 10-13 inches
Average Temperature: Jan 65 degrees
Average Temperature: Aug 83 degrees

Irvine’s strength is its people. The City is the success it is today because of the more than 267,086 hard-working and community minded citizens who have chosen Irvine as their home. Irvine’s population has grown significantly over the past 40 years, with population increases averaging 20 percent per year between 1970 and 1980. Between 1980 and 1990, the average increase dropped to 8 percent per year; and since 1990, the annual increase has averaged 4 percent per year. Because Irvine is a relatively new City and started with a young population base, only 12.7 percent of Irvine’s population was in the over-55 category in 1990. By the year 2020, however, 28 percent of the City’s population is expected to be over 55.

Population

YEAR POPULATION
1971 10,081
1975 31,750
1980 60,600
1985 84,400
1990 109,700
1995 120,000
2000 141,200
2005 179,975
2006 188,172
2007 195,080
2008 202,947
2009 207,380
2010 212,117
2011 218,353
2012 223,870
2013 231,363
2014 242,651
2015 250,384
2016 258,386
2017 267,086

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Irvine is the 85th largest city in the US as of July 2013 (data released May 2014).

Parks and Landscape Areas:

Community Parks 19 parks
Neighborhood Parks 39 parks
Athletic Fields 81 fields
Sports Fields 155 acres
Off-Street Bicycle Trails 54 miles

Open Space Preservation Areas

5,600 acres
Streetscape 872 acres
Trees 71,035
   

Circulation System:

1,922 lane miles

Education:

High School Graduates 97%
College Graduates 65%

Based on U.S. Census Bureau, 2008-2012 American Community Survey

Ethnicity:

White 45.7%
Asian 38.2%
Hispanic 9.8%
Black 1.7%
Other 4.6%

Based on U.S. Census Bureau, 2010 American Community Survey

Income:

Median Household Income $92,663

Based on U.S. Census Bureau, 2010 American Community Survey

Housing:

Dwelling Units 85,582

City of Irvine Land Use Database - excludes institutional housing

Median Value $622,500

(Single Family, condominiums and new homes)
DataQuick: Home sales recorded in January 2012

Median Rent $1,832

Based on U.S. Census Bureau, 2010 American Community Survey

FBI Crime Ranking: Cities over 100,000 Population

Part 1 violent crimes only 1st safest in U.S.

Safest Big City in America for 10 consecutive years (2004-2013)

Registered Voters

Registered as of January 2012 104,257

Based on records at the Orange County Registrar of Voters

Employment

Employment Base 209,557

CA EDD and 2008-2012 American Community Survey

Top Employers:

Source: City of Irvine 2012-2013 Budget Summary

University of California, Irvine
(Education)

21,800

Irvine Unified School District
(Education)

2,839

Blizzard Entertainment Inc.

2,804

Broadcom Corp.
(Computers - Chipmaker)

2,604

Edwards Lifescience Corp.
(Heart Valves)

2,575

Verizon Wireless
(Communications)

2,335

Kaiser Permanente Hospital

2,316

Parker Hannifin 
(Aircraft Parts)

1,950

Allergan

1,922

Western Digital

1,758

St. John Knits

938