Irvine, California Population 2018

Irvine is a city located in California. It is a planned city that was developed during the 1960s in Orange County. It is the 16th most populous city in the state, as well as the third largest in Orange County with a population estimated to be 266,122.

Irvine History

Irvine was first inhabited approximately 2,0000 years ago. It was settled by Europeans in 1769 and was used for private use and missions. The Irvine Ranch, as it was known, was parceled out by the Mexican government following Mexico’s independence from Spain in 1821. In 1864, 50,000 acres of the land was sold to a group of men including James Irvine. The group also purchased a 47,000-acre parcel. Irvine then bought out his partners and owned 110,000 acres of land. After his death, Irvine’s son inherited the ranch and created The Irvine Company, which grew crops including olives and citrus. After James Irvine, Jr. died in the 1940s, his son took over. It was at that time that he allowed urban development to occur. After his death, the University of California purchased 1,000 acres for $1 for a new campus.

William Pereira and The Irvine Company partnered to create a planned city for 50,000 people. This new area would be known as Irvine, while the agricultural area was to be called East Irvine. In the 1970s, a vote was taken and communities opted to create a larger city. Today, the city is divided into “villages” that are divided by streets. Each township village has a similar design and boasts commercial centers, schools, and churches. Today, Irvine is home to many higher education institutions, as well as the headquarters for many large companies in the tech and semiconductor industries.

Irvine Demographics

Irvine has an estimated population of over 266,000 residents. During the last census taken in 2010, the city had a population of 212,375. The city has a total area of almost 66 square miles, with a density of over 4,000 people per square mile.

The most interesting fact about the population in Irvine is that it is the largest city in the US that has an Asian American plurality, making up approximately 45% of the total population. Over 50% of the population is white, 9.2% are Hispanic or Latino, and 1.8% are black or African American. The largest age group in Irvine is 25 to 44, which makes up 31.4% of the population. Over 14% of residents are under the age of 18, and 8.7% of the population is at least 65 years old. The media age is 33.9 years, and there are more females than males residing in the city. Just over 12% of the population lives below the federal poverty line.

The city has been named as one of the best places to live in the United States. It has also been ranked multiple times as one of the country’s safest cities. It has also been named as one of the happiest places to live in the US. The city is home to many international company headquarters, including Mazda, Samsung, Toshiba, Kia, and Asics.

Irvine Population Growth

The city’s population grew substantially as city planning was underway. At the time of the 1970 census, the population was just over 10,000. This grew to over 62,000 over the next ten years. In its short history, it continues to grow at a rapid rate, most recently growing by over 25% between the 2010 census and estimates taken in 2016. The educational and employment opportunities offered by this planned city are just a few of the contributing factors to expected future population growth.

Year Population Growth Growth Rate
2017277,45311,0684.15%
2016266,38510,1993.98%
2015256,1868,3823.38%
2014247,80411,2304.75%
2013236,5747,1183.10%
2012229,4569,0024.08%
2011220,4547,0193.29%
2010213,43570,36349.18%
2000143,07232,74229.68%
1990110,33048,19677.57%
198062,13455,134787.63%
19707,0003,00075.00%
19604,0003,9003900.00%
19401000.00%

Irvine Population in 2018Source: By Newcorp [Public domain], from Wikimedia Commons

Population by Race

Race Population
White120,547
Asian101,720
Two or More Races12,168
Some Other Race6,567
Black or African American5,289
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander395
American Indian and Alaska Native306

Race Data via US Census (2016 ACS 5-Year Survey)

Irvine Population Pyramid 2018

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Irvine Median Age

34.5


Total

33.5


Male

35.5


Female

Lancaster Adults

There are 215,858 adults in Irvine.

Irvine Age Dependency

48

Age Dependency Ratio

15.2

Old Age Dependency Ratio

32.8

Child Dependency Ratio

Irvine Housing Indicators

Indicator Value
Median Number of Rooms (per House)
4.7
Houses Without Mortgage
11,171
Houses With Mortgage
31,810
Vacancy Rate
5.5
Median Rent
1,997
Median Home Value
718,800
Renter-Occupied Units
46,949
Owner-Occupied Units
42,981
Total Housing Units
95,209

This chart shows the employment and labor force participation rates in Irvine for residents over 16 years of age. The 2015 unemployment rate is 4% and the labor force participation rate is 64.7%.

Irvine Family/Household Indicators

Indicator Value
Average Household Size
2.66
Average Family Size
3.17
Total Households
89930
Married Couple Households
48038
Male Householder (no wife) Families
3422
Female Householder (no husband) Families
8535
Non Family Households
29935
Total Families
59995
Households With Own Children
30851
Unmarried Partner Households (Opposite Sex)
3.6
Unmarried Partner Households (Same Sex)
0.4

Irvine Income Distribution

Indicator Value
Under $10,000
6,569
$10,000 to $14,999
2,470
$15,000 to $24,999
4,057
$25,000 to $34,999
4,349
$35,000 to $49,999
6,114
$50,000 to $74,999
11,687
$75,000 to $99,999
12,240
$100,000 to $149,999
17,661
$150,000 to $199,999
10,694
Over $200,000
14,089

Irvine Household Income

Income

Median

Mean

Irvine

California

$93,823

$63,783

$121,748

$91,149

Under 10k10k - 15k15k - 25k25k - 35k35k - 50k50k - 75k75k - 100k100k - 150k150k - 200kOver 200k00.050.10.150.2

Irvine Education Data

Irvine Educational Attainment (over 25)

Indicator Value Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade
2,5581.60%
9th to 12th Grade
2,9451.84%
High School Graduate
12,2367.66%
Some College
22,67214.19%
Associates Degree
10,6876.69%
Bachelors Degree
61,58738.55%
Graduate Degree
47,06829.46%