News ReleaseCity of Irvine
Public Information Office

1 Civic Center Plaza
Irvine, CA 92606


Subject :

Irvine Named Best-Run City
Determining factors includes area economy, job market, crime level and welfare of population
Contact :Craig Reem, Director of Public Affairs and Communications    949-724-6077

IRVINE, CA (January 6, 2014):  The financial news and opinion website 24/7 Wall St. has named Irvine as the best-run city among America’s largest 100 cities in its annual best-of, worst-of list. Factors this year included the area’s economy, job market, crime level and welfare of the population.

Irvine was recognized for having a well-educated population with more than two-thirds having achieved a bachelor’s degree. The site also recognized that the heavy concentration of well-educated adults has led to higher incomes, with a median household income around $96,000 last year, exceeding nearly every other large city.

24/7 Wall St. also noted Irvine’s distinction as one of the safest cities in the nation; the City’s low unemployment rate; and the University of California, Irvine as the top local employer.

24/7 Wall St. ranked Irvine as the third best-run city in 2013 and second in 2012.

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24/7 Wall St. provides content for numerous news sites and portals, including MSN Money, Yahoo! Finance, AOL’s Daily Finance, Market Watch, Comcast and The Huffington Post. The company publishes more than 30 articles per day and has readers throughout North America, Asia, the Middle East and Africa.

Since its incorporation in 1971, Irvine has become a nationally recognized city, with a population of 250,384, spans 66 square miles and is recognized as one of America’s safest and most successful master-planned urban communities. Top-rated educational institutions, an enterprising business atmosphere, sound environmental stewardship, and respect for diversity all contribute to Irvine’s enviable quality of life. This family-friendly city features more than 16,000 acres of parks, sports fields and dedicated open space and is the home of the Orange County Great Park – the first great metropolitan park of the 21st century.  For more information, please visit