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 Annual 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%
2010213,43570,3634.08%
2000143,07232,7422.63%
1990110,33048,1965.91%
198062,13455,13424.40%
19707,0003,0005.76%
19604,0003,90020.25%
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

0%2%4%6%8% Male Population0%2%4%6%8% Female Population80757065605550454035302520151050

Data via US Census (2016 ACS 5-Year Survey): Table S0101

Irvine Median Age

34.5


Total

33.5


Male

35.5


Female

Irvine Adults

There are 192,160 adults, (25,193 of which are seniors) in Irvine.

Irvine Age Dependency

48

Age Dependency Ratio

15.2

Old Age Dependency Ratio

32.8

Child Dependency Ratio

Irvine Sex Ratio

Female

126,025

51.02%

Male

120,967

48.98%

Irvine Households and Families

Irvine Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Irvine Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married58.8%41.2%
All47.8%52.2%
Female40.7%59.3%
Male35.5%64.5%
Non Family33.5%66.5%

47.8%

Rate of Home Ownership

Irvine Households by Type

Type Count Average Size Owned
All89,9302.6647.8
Married48,0383.2858.8
Non Family29,9351.5433.5
Female8,5352.9540.7
Male3,4223.1435.5

3.17

Average Family Size

2.66

Average Household Size

3.6%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0.4%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Irvine Households

Irvine Education

Irvine Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade2,5581.60%
9th to 12th Grade2,9451.84%
High School Graduate12,2367.66%
Some College22,67214.19%
Associates Degree10,6876.69%
Bachelors Degree61,58738.55%
Graduate Degree47,06829.46%

Irvine Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
White75,65673,97049,476
Asian63,92461,37049,045
Hispanic12,65211,8975,818
Multiple Races4,4293,9742,739
Other Race3,7753,5461,722
Black3,0372,9331,579
Native American214214104
Islander20420457

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 native american people with a rate of 76.72%.

Irvine Earnings by Educational Attainment

Name Average Male Female
Overall$64,271$80,627$48,939
Less Than High School$25,409$35,833$18,264
High School Grad$35,962$41,327$30,512
Some College$42,499$52,086$35,216
Bachelors Degree$63,125$76,232$50,983
Graduate Degree$92,382$110,585$70,221

$64,271

Average Earnings

$80,627

Average Male

$48,939

Average Female

Irvine Language

Irvine Language by Age

Irvine Language

51.67% of Irvine residents speak only English, while 48.33% speak other languages. The largest non-English language is Asian, which is spoken by 27.56% of the population.

Irvine Poverty

Irvine Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Asian99,24513,24913.35%
White102,49811,03810.77%
Hispanic21,8433,28915.06%
Multiple11,7352,10017.90%
Other5,8071,32722.85%
Black5,03464112.73%
Islander38216944.24%
Native2874816.72%

12.71%

Overall Poverty Rate

12.04%

Male Poverty Rate

13.36%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Irvine

The race most likely to be in poverty in Irvine is Islander, with 44.24% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Irvine is White, with 10.77% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 1.20%. Among those working part-time, it was 16.72%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 27.84%.

Irvine Poverty Rate by Education

Name Poverty
Less Than High School24.22%
High School11.82%
Some College10.68%
Bachelors or Greater6.11%

Irvine Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Name Poverty
Male Unemployed33.95%
Female Unemployed27.51%
Female Employed5.35%
Male Employed5.10%

Irvine Income

Irvine Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$93,823$121,748
Families$112,733$141,579
Married Families$127,511$157,612
Non Families$60,093$79,548

Irvine Marital Status

Irvine Marital Status

Marriage Rates

52.3%

Overall Marriage Rate

53.7%

Male Marriage Rate

50.9%

Female Marriage Rate

Irvine Married by Age and Sex

Irvine Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 45To54, while the female age group most likely to be married is 35To44.

Irvine Marital Status by Race

Irvine Veterans

Irvine Veterans by War

6,747

Number of Veterans

6,246

Male Veterans

501

Female Veterans

Name Veterans
Vietnam2,069
First Gulf War965
Second Gulf War940
Korea731
World War II566

Irvine Veterans by Age

Name Veterans
65 to 741,926
35 to 541,731
75+1,671
55 to 64765
18 to 34654

Irvine Veterans by Race

Name Veterans % of Total
White5,2465.35%
Asian7290.94%
Hispanic7003.83%
Black40410.14%
Other1883.32%
2 or More941.55%
Indian5021.19%
Hawaiian3615.52%

Irvine Veterans by Education

3.34%

Veteran Poverty Rate

22.18%

Veteran Disability Rate

Irvine Employment Status

Irvine Employment by Age

64.7%

Labor Force Participation

60.7%

Employment Rate

6.2%

Unemployment Rate

Irvine Employment by Race

Irvine Employment by Education

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

41.22%

Born in California

61.03%

Native Born

38.97%

Foreign Born

17.53%

Non Citizen

Place of Birth

61.03% of Irvine residents were born in the United States, with 41.22% having been born in California. 17.53% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.