Irvine, California Population 2019

Irvine is a city located in the state of 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 Population Statistics

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 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 median 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.

Interesting Facts about Irvine, CA

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 of Irvine's population grew substantially as city planning was underway. At the time of the 1970 census, the community was just over 10,000. This increased 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.

Irvine, California's estimated population is 282,572 according to the most recent United States census estimates. Irvine, California is the 14th largest city in California based on official 2017 estimates from the US Census Bureau.

The population density is 4308.70 people/mi² (1663.59 people/km²).

The overall median age is 34.4 years, 33.4 years for males, and 35.3 years for females. For every 100 females there are 94.3 males.

Based on data from the American Community Survey, in 2017 there were 98,362 households in the city, with an average size of 2.68 people per household. The homeowner vacancy rate was 0.8%, with a median rent of $2114/month. The median house has 4.7 rooms, and has a value of $753,400.

The median income for households in Irvine, California is $95,573, while the mean household income is $125,316.

How Many People Live in Irvine, California?

282,572
Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
2018282,5726,1592.23%
2017276,41310,6924.02%
2016265,72110,1073.95%
2015255,6148,3313.37%
2014247,28311,1494.72%
2013236,1347,0513.08%
2012229,0838,8224.01%
2011220,2616,8693.22%
2010213,39270,3204.08%
2000143,07232,7422.63%
1990110,33048,1965.91%
198062,13455,13424.40%
19707,0003,0005.76%
19604,0003,90020.25%
19401000.00%

Population by Race

Race Population
White122,639
Asian107,297
Two or More Races13,687
Some Other Race7,384
Black or African American5,075
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander463
American Indian and Alaska Native332

Irvine Population Pyramid 2019

Irvine Median Age

34.4


Total

33.4


Male

35.3


Female

Irvine Adults

There are 199,889 adults, (25,543 of whom are seniors) in Irvine.

Irvine Age Dependency

47.3

Age Dependency Ratio

14.7

Old Age Dependency Ratio

32.7

Child Dependency Ratio

Irvine Sex Ratio

Female

132,224

51.47%

Male

124,653

48.53%

Irvine Households and Families

Irvine Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Irvine Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married59.3%40.7%
All48.2%51.8%
Female40.6%59.4%
Male38.9%61.1%
Non Family33.1%66.9%

48.2%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All92,8692.6848.2
Married50,3023.2959.3
Non Family30,5591.5733.1
Female8,5382.940.6
Male3,4703.1638.9

3.18

Average Family Size

2.68

Average Household Size

3.4%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0.4%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Irvine Education

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade3,4782.09%
9th to 12th Grade3,1171.88%
High School Graduate13,7468.28%
Some College22,47213.53%
Associates Degree11,1816.73%
Bachelors Degree63,19338.05%
Graduate Degree48,87729.43%

Irvine Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
White76,59874,73949,938
Asian68,00465,01851,735
Hispanic13,05112,0425,688
Multiple Races5,5404,9373,266
Other Race4,3353,9211,812
Black2,8802,7261,489
Islander25423557
Native American22922960

The highest rate of high school graduation is among native american people with a rate of 100.00%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 76.08%.

Name Average Male Female
Overall$66,511$83,095$51,235
Less Than High School$30,143$36,074$19,928
High School Grad$35,471$40,877$30,464
Some College$44,431$52,430$36,012
Bachelors Degree$66,659$79,618$52,364
Graduate Degree$95,249$112,983$72,159

$66,511

Average Earnings

$83,095

Average Male

$51,235

Average Female

Irvine Language

Irvine Language by Age

Irvine Language

50.81% of Irvine residents speak only English, while 49.19% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Asian and Pacific Island languages, which is spoken by 28.17% of the population.

Irvine Poverty

Irvine Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Asian104,91213,97113.32%
White104,67712,41111.86%
Hispanic22,7783,60215.81%
Multiple13,1812,13616.21%
Other6,7551,45421.52%
Black4,78897520.36%
Islander44713530.20%
Native320257.81%

13.22%

Overall Poverty Rate

11.88%

Male Poverty Rate

14.50%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Irvine

The race most likely to be in poverty in Irvine is Islander, with 30.20% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Irvine is Native, with 7.81% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 1.48%. Among those working part-time, it was 16.11%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 28.78%.

Name Poverty
Less Than High School23.98%
High School15.39%
Some College9.90%
Bachelors or Greater6.12%
Name Poverty
Male Unemployed32.65%
Female Unemployed25.45%
Female Employed5.61%
Male Employed4.87%

Irvine Income

Irvine Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$95,573$125,316
Families$116,878$145,533
Married Families$132,314$161,042
Non Families$62,217$81,499

Irvine Marital Status

Irvine Marital Status

Marriage Rates

52.8%

Overall Marriage Rate

54.6%

Male Marriage Rate

51.1%

Female Marriage Rate

Irvine Married by Age and Sex

Irvine Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 45-54, while the female age group most likely to be married is 35-44.

Irvine Marital Status by Race

Irvine Veterans

5,902

Number of Veterans

5,434

Male Veterans

468

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam1,934
Second Gulf War1,078
First Gulf War826
Korea585
World War II394
Age Group Veterans
65 to 741,567
35 to 541,463
75+1,369
55 to 64787
18 to 34716

Irvine Veterans by Race

Name Veterans % of Total
White4,3994.43%
Asian8381.01%
Hispanic5052.61%
Black3088.32%
Other1812.83%
2 or More901.23%
Hawaiian5318.09%
Indian3313.58%

Irvine Veterans by Education

4.59%

Veteran Poverty Rate

22.18%

Veteran Disability Rate

Irvine Employment Status

64.1%

Labor Force Participation

60.4%

Employment Rate

5.7%

Unemployment Rate

Irvine Place of Birth

Origin of Non Citizens

Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

41.41%

Born in California

60.42%

Native Born

39.58%

Foreign Born

18.32%

Non Citizen

Place of Birth

60.42% of Irvine residents were born in the United States, with 41.41% having been born in California. 18.32% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.