Irvine, CA Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Irvine, California - Basic Facts

The City of Irvine had a population of 253,395 as of July 1, 2017. 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, 2017.

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Irvine, CA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 253,395
Daytime Population: Workers 255,738
Daytime Population: Residents 128,285
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 384,023
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.52
Population in Households 246,228
Population in Familes 192,421
Population in Group Qrtrs 7,167
Population Density2 3,865
Diversity Index3 68


Median Household Income $96,184
Average Household Income $127,866
Per Capita Income $48,272


Total Housing Units 98,922 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 45,315 (45.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 49,347 (49.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 4,259 ( 4.3%)
Median Home Value $713,350
Average Home Value $761,110


Total Households 94,663
Average Household Size 2.6
Family Households 61,515
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 2.49% 1.44%
Households 2.52% 1.44%
Families 2.48% 1.42%
Median Household Income   1.96%
Per Capita Income   2.5%

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, 2017 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 Density # 335 78th
Diversity Index # 688 55th
Median Household Income # 206 86th
Per Capita Income # 237 84th

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