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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 242,651 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 4 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

2013   

242,651


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

 
   

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

 
19
39
81 Fields
155 acres
54 miles
5,600 acres
872 acres
71,035

Circulation System: 1,922 lane miles


Education:
High School Graduates
College Graduates



97%
65%

Based on U.S. Census Bureau, 2008-2012
American Community Survey


Ethnicity:
White
Asian
Hispanic
Black
Other
45.7%
38.2%
9.8%
1.7%
4.6%
Based on U.S. Census Bureau, 2010
American Community Survey

Income:
Median Household Income $92,663
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
85,582


$622,500





$1,832

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
104,257

Employment:
Employment Base
CA EDD and 2008-2012 American Community Survey
209,557

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

21,800

Irvine Unified School District
(Education)

2,839

Blizzard Entertainment Inc.

2,804

Broadcom Corp.
(Computers - Chipmaker)

2,604

Edwards Lifescience Corp.
(Heart Valves)

2,575

Verizon Wireless
(Communications)

2,335

Kaiser Permanente Hospital

2,316

Parker Hannifin 
(Aircraft Parts)

1,950

Allergan

1,922

Western Digital

 1,758

St. John Knits

938