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 300,000 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 212,375
2011 218,870
2012 224,745
2013 231,835
2014 242,270
2015 249,010
2016 253,925
2017 263,295
2018 270,260
2019 274,641
2020 277,988
2021 307,670
2022 310,250
2023 303,051 

Source: U.S. Census Bureau, QuickFacts, July 1, 2021

Parks and Landscape Areas:

Community Parks 22 parks
Neighborhood Parks 40 parks
Athletic Fields 137 fields
Sports Fields 188 acres
Off-Street Bicycle Trails 113.24 miles
On-Street Bicycle Trails 286.42 miles

Open Space Preservation Areas

16,000 acres 
Streetscape 940 acres
Trees 78,000

Education:

High School Graduates or higher (ages 25+) 96.6%
Bachelor's degree or higher (ages 25+) 68.9%

Source: U.S. Census Bureau, QuickFacts, July 1, 2021

Ethnicity:

American Indian/Alaska Native    0.2%
Asian 43.6%
Hispanic or Latino 10.7%
Native Hawaiian or Other Hispanic Islander    0.4%
Black/African American   1.5%
White  44.9%
Two or more races

   7.0%

White alone, not Hispanic or Latino  38.3%

Source: U.S. Census Bureau, QuickFacts, July 1, 2021

Income:

Median Household Income $105,126

Source: U.S. Census Bureau, QuickFacts, July 1, 2021

Housing:

Dwelling Units (excluding institutional housing)  114,131
Median Value (of owner-occupied housing units) $861,700
Median Rent (gross) $2,425

Source: U.S. Census Bureau, QuickFacts, July 1, 2021

FBI Statistics: Cities over 250,000 Population

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

Safest Big City in America for 18 consecutive years

Registered Voters

Registered as of March 2022 151,483

Based on records at the Orange County Registrar of Voters

Employment

Employment Base  Home to more than 19,000 companies 

Greater Irvine Chamber Community Report 2021

Top Employers:

Source: City of Irvine Annual Comprehensive Financial Report (2022)

University of California, Irvine

25,634

Peraton State and Local Inc. 17,000
Irvine Unified School District 4,026
Blizzard Entertainment, Inc. 

4,022

Master North America, Inc. 4,000
Edwards Lifesciences LLC

3,152

Digital Insurance Inc. 2,603
SA Recycling 2,000
B. Braun Medical

1,910

Center for Autism  1,892

(Page updated: February 2024)