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 276,000 hard-working and community minded citizens who have chosen Irvine as their home. 

City Logo

The City of Irvine logo features:

  • A family;
  • Asparagus, the City's official vegetable; 
  • The letter I, for Irvine; 
  • 1971, the year the City incorporated.   

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
2018 276,176

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Irvine is the 74th largest city in the US as of January 2018.

Parks and Landscape Areas:

Community Parks 21 parks
Neighborhood Parks 39 parks
Athletic Fields 96 fields
Sports Fields 179 acres
Off-Street Bicycle Trails 61.8 miles
On-Street Bicycle Trails 301 miles

Open Space Preservation Areas

16,000 acres (by build out)
Streetscape 933 acres
Trees 79,729

Education:

High School Graduates 97%
College Graduates 66%

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

Ethnicity:

Asian 45.31%
White 45.30%
Multirace 4.59%
African American 3.0%
Other 1.59%

Based on U.S. Census Bureau, 2016 American Community Survey

Income:

Median Household Income $97,496

Based on U.S. Census Bureau, 2016 American Community Survey

Housing:

Dwelling Units 106,331

City of Irvine Land Use Database - excludes institutional housing

Median Value $820,000

(Single Family, condominiums and new homes)
HdL Companies, State Board of Equalization (2017)

Median Rent $1,997

Based on U.S. Census Bureau, 2016 American Community Survey

FBI Statistics: Cities over 250,000 Population

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

Safest Big City in America for 12 consecutive years

Registered Voters

Registered as of April 2018 115,345

Based on records at the Orange County Registrar of Voters

Employment

Employment Base 274,653 (2019 forecast)

City of Irvine Strategic Business Plan

Top Employers:

Source: City of Irvine Comprehensive Annual Financial Report (2016)

University of California, Irvine
(Education)

21,700

Irvine Unified School District
(Education)

3,024

Edwards Lifescience Corp.
(Heart Valves)
2,987
Blizzard Entertainment Inc.

2,724

Broadcom Corp.
(Computers - Chipmaker)

2,604

Glidewell Laboratories  1,960
Parker Hannifin 
(Aircraft Parts)

1,800

Nationstar Mortgage

1,556

B. Braun

1,370

Western Digital 1,300

To learn more, go to: City of Irvine Booklet

(Page updated: May 2018)