Irvine, California Population 2022

326,730
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Irvine is a city located in Orange County California. Irvine has a 2020 population of 326,730. Irvine is currently growing at a rate of 3.00% annually and its population has increased by 6.19% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 307,670 in 2010.

The average household income in Irvine is $135,877 with a poverty rate of 12.55%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $2,425 per month, and the median house value is $861,700. The median age in Irvine is 34.2 years, 33.2 years for males, and 35.1 years for females.

Irvine is a planned city that was developed during the 1960s in Orange County.

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 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

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Irvinewas:

  • White: 44.93%
  • Asian: 43.64%
  • Two or more races: 6.98%
  • Other race: 2.49%
  • Black or African American: 1.46%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.35%
  • Native American: 0.16%
The current population of Irvine, California is 326,730 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 307,670.

Irvine, California Population 2022

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White122,51644.93%
Black or African American3,9791.46%
American Indian and Alaska Native4320.16%
Asian119,00343.64%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander9570.35%
Some Other Race6,7832.49%
Two or More Races19,0246.98%
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Irvine Population by Race

Irvine Population Pyramid 2022

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Irvine Median Age

33.8


Total

32.9


Male

34.6


Female

Irvine Adults

There are 211,266 adults, (27,088 of whom are seniors) in Irvine.

Irvine Age Dependency

Age Dependency Ratio

14.7

Old Age Dependency Ratio

33.4

Child Dependency Ratio

Irvine Sex Ratio

Female

138,569

50.81%

Male

134,125

49.19%

Irvine Population by Age

Irvine Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Irvine Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married58.2%41.8%
All45.2%54.8%
Male40.4%59.6%
Female34.5%65.5%
Non Family28.9%71.1%

45.2%

Rate of Home Ownership

Irvine Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All96,7072.7445.2
Married50,8103.3758.2
Male4,1193.1740.4
Female8,2613.0334.5
Non Family33,5171.6628.9

3.25

Average Family Size

2.74

Average Household Size

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Irvine Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade3,6282.06%
9th to 12th Grade2,8221.61%
High School Graduate13,8107.86%
Some College22,14812.60%
Associates Degree11,2856.42%
Bachelors Degree68,20638.81%
Graduate Degree53,86530.65%
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Irvine Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Irvine Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
Asian75,62672,89559,455
White75,72474,10051,198
2+ Races7,5426,9234,207
Black2,5772,3701,248
Islander581496256
Hispanic15,54814,1516,602
Other Race3,9633,4721,596
Native American27527519

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 78.62%.

Irvine Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$70,598$86,682$54,874
Less Than 9th Grade$32,417$26,624$33,170
High School Graduate$39,444$43,536$33,193
Some College$44,916$53,900$38,337
Bachelors Degree$75,932$91,106$57,123
Graduate Degree$99,695$120,350$76,437

$70,598

Average Earnings

$86,682

Average Male

$54,874

Average Female

Irvine Earnings by Educational Attainment

Irvine Language by Age

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Irvine Language

49.67% of Irvine residents speak only English, while 50.33% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Asian and Pacific Island languages, which is spoken by 29.97% of the population.

Irvine Language

Irvine Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Black3,77675119.89%
Hispanic26,9914,09915.19%
Asian116,24316,13513.88%
Multiple18,1741,92510.59%
White102,23910,54810.32%
Islander904566.19%
Native422204.74%
Other1,171NaN%

12.55%

Overall Poverty Rate

11.48%

Male Poverty Rate

13.61%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Irvine

The race most likely to be in poverty in Irvine is Black, with 19.89% below the poverty level.

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

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 1.02%. Among those working part-time, it was 16.67%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 30.24%.

Irvine Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade19.64%
High School18.04%
Some College9.80%
Bachelors or Greater6.52%

Irvine Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Male Employed4.25%
Male Unemployed20.79%
Female Employed5.76%
Female Unemployed21.35%

Irvine Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Irvine Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$108,318$140,764
Families$130,522$164,862
Married Families$142,791$182,732
Non Families$70,151$90,952
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Income by Household Type

Irvine Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

50.7%

Overall Marriage Rate

51.9%

Male Marriage Rate

49.5%

Female Marriage Rate

Irvine Married by Age and Sex

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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

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Irvine Marital Status

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5,564

Number of Veterans

Male Veterans

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Second Gulf War1,451
First Gulf War836
Vietnam1,689
Korea560
World War II182

Irvine Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
18 to 34866
35 to 541,400
55 to 64683
65 to 741,276
75+1,339

Irvine Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White3,6913.71%
Black35711.03%
Asian1,0281.12%
Islander8412.88%
Other Race270.48%
2+ Races3773.71%
Hispanic5442.43%

Irvine Veterans by Race

Irvine Veterans by Education

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6.42%

Veteran Poverty Rate

17.66%

Veteran Disability Rate

Irvine Veterans by Education

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64.7%

Labor Force Participation

61.1%

Employment Rate

5.3%

Unemployment Rate

Irvine Employment by Age

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Irvine Employment by Race

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Irvine Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

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

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

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41.79%

Born in Irvine

60.49%

Native Born

39.51%

Foreign Born

18.99%

Non Citizen

20.52%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

60.49% of Irvine residents were born in the United States, with 41.79% having been born in California. 18.99% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.

Irvine Place of Birth

Note: 2021 and 2022 data is projected
Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
19401000.00%
19604,0003,90020.25%
19707,0003,0005.76%
198062,13455,13424.40%
1990110,33048,1965.91%
2000143,07232,7422.63%
2010212,37569,3034.03%
2011221,9059,5304.49%
2012231,4359,5304.29%
2013240,9659,5304.12%
2014250,4959,5303.95%
2015260,0259,5303.80%
2016269,5559,5303.67%
2017279,0859,5303.54%
2018288,6159,5303.41%
2019298,1459,5303.30%
2020307,6709,5253.19%
2021317,2009,5303.10%
2022326,7309,5303.00%

Irvine Population by Year