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Irvine, California - Basic Facts

The City of Irvine had a population of 275,161 as of July 1, 2019. 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 33.6695 and longitude -117.8231 in Orange County. The formal boundaries for the City of Irvine 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.


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Irvine, CA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2019)

HOUSING AFFORDABILITY INDEX

Irvine, CA Housing Affordability Index is 63
State of California Housing Affordability Index is 67
The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.

WEALTH INDEX

Irvine, CA Wealth Index is 153
State of California Wealth Index is 123
The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.

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POPULATION

Total Population 275,161 (100%)
Population in Households 267,736 (97.3%)
Population in Families 207,116 (75.3%)
Population in Group Quarters1 7,425 ( 2.7%)
Population Density 4,196
Diversity Index2 69
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $105,817
Average Household Income $137,023
Per Capita Income $51,994
Wealth Index4 153

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 110,585 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 52,644 (47.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 51,955 (47.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 5,987 ( 5.4%)
Median Home Value $839,868
Housing Affordability Index3 63
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 104,598
Average Household Size 2.56
Family Households 66,581
Average Family Size 3
NOTES
  1. Group Quarters - a place where people live or stay in a group living arrangement. Includes college residents halls, nursing facilities, military barracks, and correctional facilities.
  2. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.
  3. The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.
  4. The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.

GROWTH RATE / YEAR

2010-2019 2019-2024
Population 2.86% 1.58%
Households 3.08% 1.7%
Families 2.82% 1.57%
Median Household Income   2.46%
Per Capita Income   3.0%

Irvine, CA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Irvine to the other 1,521 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in California by rank and percentile using July 1, 2019 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 # 14 99th
Population Density # 297 81st
Diversity Index # 695 54th
Median Household Income # 204 87th
Per Capita Income # 239 84th

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