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Irvine, California - Basic Facts

The City of Irvine had a population of 241,102 as of July 1, 2016. Irvine ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in California. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Irvine is located at latitude 33.6784 and longitude -117.7713 in Orange County. The formal boundaries for the City of Irvine (see map below) encompass a land area of 65.57 sq. miles and a water area of 0.35 sq. miles. Orange County is in the Pacific time zone (GMT -8). The elevation is 52 feet.

The City of Irvine (GNIS ID: 2410116) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

California is one of 20 states where Census County Divisions (CCDs) are used for statistical tracking of subdivisions within each county. The City of Irvine is located within Irvine-Lake Forest CCD of Orange County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Irvine population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

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Irvine, CA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 241,102
Population in Households 234,457
Population in Familes 183,213
Population in Group Qrtrs 6,645
Population Density1 3,677
Diversity Index2 68


Total Households 89,365
Average Household Size 2.62
Family Households 58,131
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 93,853 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 42,035 (44.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 47,330 (50.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 4,488 ( 4.8%)
Median Home Value $692,627
Average Home Value $732,542


Median Household Income $93,476
Average Household Income $121,603
Per Capita Income $45,635
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 2.08% 1.46%
Households 1.99% 1.5%
Families 1.96% 1.45%
Median Household Income   2.12%
Per Capita Income   1.54%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

Irvine, CA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Irvine to the other 1,516 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in California by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 15 99th
Population Density1 # 351 77th
Diversity Index2 # 688 55th
Median Household Income # 194 87th
Per Capita Income # 229 85th

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