Irvine, CA Profile: Facts & Data


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Irvine, California - Basic Facts

The City of Irvine had a population of 270,731 as of July 1, 2018. 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, 2018)


Total Population 270,731
Population in Households 263,625
Population in Familes 206,023
Population in Group Qrtrs 7,106
Population Density2 4,129
Diversity Index3 68


Median Household Income $103,525
Average Household Income $135,788
Per Capita Income $51,986


Total Housing Units 108,224 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 51,753 (47.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 51,025 (47.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 5,446 ( 5.0%)
Median Home Value $775,094
Average Home Value $867,604


Total Households 102,778
Average Household Size 2.56
Family Households 65,788
Average Family Size 3
  1. Demographics are point estimates for July 1st of the current year and each for the forecast years. See References for more information.
  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.


2010-2018 2018-2023
Population 3.01% 1.86%
Households 3.24% 2.0%
Families 3.01% 1.84%
Median Household Income   2.63%
Per Capita Income   3.51%

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, 2018 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 # 311 80th
Diversity Index # 689 55th
Median Household Income # 199 87th
Per Capita Income # 219 86th

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