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Demographics Information
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 56 degrees
Average Temperature: Aug 71 degrees

Irvine’s strength is its people. The City is the success it is today because of the more than 231,117 hard-working and community minded citizens who have chosen Irvine as their home. Irvine’s population has grown significantly over the past 40 years, with population increases averaging 20 percent per year between 1970 and 1980. Between 1980 and 1990, the average increase dropped to 8 percent per year; and since 1990, the annual increase has averaged 2 percent per year. Because Irvine is a relatively new City and started with a young population base, only 12.7 percent of Irvine’s population was in the over-55 category in 1990. By the year 2020, however, 28 percent of the City’s population is expected to be over 55.

Population:

YEAR

POPULATION

1971

10,081

1975

31,750

1980

62,127

1985

84,400

1990

110,330

1995

120,000

2000

143,072

2005

179,975

2006

188,172

2007

195,080

2008

202,947

2009

207,380

2010

212,375

2011

218,353

2012

231,117**


According to the US Census Bureau, Irvine is now the 91st largest city in the US. (data from July 2012)

* Unofficial estimate
** Census data as of July 2012 for listed year
(Source: U.S. Census Bureau)

 
   

Parks & Landscape Areas:
Community Parks
Neighborhood Parks
Athletic Infields
Sports Fields
Off-Street Bicycle Trails
Open Space Preservation Areas
Streetscape
Trees

 
19
37
46 Fields
135 acres
44 miles
5,200 acres
816 acres
64,088

Circulation System: 1,742 lane miles


Education:
High School Graduates
College Graduates



96%
66%

Based on U.S. Census Bureau, 2010 American
Community Survey


Ethnicity:
White
Asian
Hispanic
Black
Other
45.1%
39.0%
9.2%
1.6%
5.1%
Based on 2010 U.S. Census Bureau Data

Income:
Median Household Income $85,615
Based on U.S. Census Bureau, 2010 American Community Survey

Housing:
Dwelling Units
City of Irvine Land Use Database - excludes institutional housing
 
Median Value
(Single Family, condominiums and new homes)
DataQuick: Home sales recorded in January 2012

 
Median Rent
Based on U.S. Census Bureau, 2010 American Community Survey
82,283


$515,000





$1,705

FBI Crime Ranking: Cities over 100,000 Population
Part 1 violent crimes only
Safest Big City in America for nine consecutive years (2004-2013)
1st safest in U.S.

Registered Voters:
Registered as of January 2012
Based on records at the Orange County Registrar of Voters
115,592

Employment:
Employment Base
Based on records from the California Employment Development Department & 2010 American Community Survey
190,600

Top Employers:
Source: City of Irvine 2012-2013 Budget Summary
University of California, Irvine
(Education)

14,227

Irvine Unified School District
(Education)

2,706

Broadcom Corp.
(Computers - Chipmaker)

2,604

Edwards Lifesciences Corp. 
(Heart Valves)

2,337

Cellco Partnership/Verizon Wireless
(Communications)

2,305

Allergan
(Pharmaceutical)

1,922

Blizzard Entertainment Inc.

1,695

Parker Hannifin 
(Aircraft Parts)

1,650

St. John Knits

1,517

B Braun Medical 
(Healthcare)

1,400