Irvine, California Population 2024

318,396

Irvine is a city located in Orange County California. Irvine has a 2024 population of 318,396. Irvine is currently growing at a rate of 0.75% annually and its population has increased by 3.05% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 308,974 in 2020.

The average household income in Irvine is $160,291 with a poverty rate of 12.48%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to - per month, and the median house value is -. The median age in Irvine is 33.8 years, 33.3 years for males, and 34.4 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 Irvine was:

  • Asian: 44.33%
  • White: 40.08%
  • Two or more races: 10.28%
  • Other race: 2.75%
  • Black or African American: 1.96%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.38%
  • Native American: 0.22%
Land Area (mi²)
65.6 sq mi
Density (mi²)
4,852.70/sq mi
Growth Since 2020
3.05% (9,422)
The current population of Irvine, California is 318,396 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 308,974.

Irvine, California Population 2024

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
Asian134,99544.33%
White122,05840.08%
Two or more races31,31710.28%
Other race8,3752.75%
Black or African American5,9781.96%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander1,1440.38%
Native American6600.22%

Asian

White

Two or more races

Other race

Black or African American

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Native American

Irvine Population by Race

Irvine Population Pyramid 2024

Irvine Median Age

33.8

Total

33.3

Male

34.4

Female

Irvine Adults

There are 238,213 adults, (31,799 of whom are seniors) in Irvine.

Irvine Age Dependency

47.5

Age Dependency Ratio

15.4

Old Age Dependency Ratio

32.1

Child Dependency Ratio

Irvine Sex Ratio

Female153,76650.49%
Male150,76149.51%

Irvine Population by Age

Irvine Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All110,4652.6743.956.1
Married55,7163.3557.942.1
Non Family39,4511.5726.873.2
Female10,4093.0233.866.2
Male4,8892.9242.857.2

3.21

Average Family Size

2.67

Average Household Size

43.9%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Irvine Households and Families

Male

Female

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Education Attained
Count
Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade4,0732.05%
9th to 12th Grade3,2511.64%
High School Graduate13,8206.97%
Some College25,49412.85%
Associates Degree12,8516.48%
Bachelors Degree76,75838.69%
Graduate Degree62,16831.33%

Less Than 9th Grade

9th to 12th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Associates Degree

Bachelors Degree

Graduate Degree

Irvine Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Irvine Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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Race
Total
High School
Bachelors
Asian86,41283,50368,847
White79,84278,40854,526
Hispanic19,65817,7528,752
2+ Races14,85113,5368,138
Other Race5,1434,5512,289
Black3,2322,8941,686
Islander861725151
Native American479431129

The highest rate of high school graduation is among white people with a rate of 98.2%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 79.67%.

Irvine Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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Name
Average
Male
Female
Overall$79,893$100,070$63,825
Less Than 9th Grade$25,932$26,634$25,724
High School Graduate$45,188$52,585$28,777
Some College$50,593$64,539$39,259
Bachelors Degree$81,928$101,972$65,514
Graduate Degree$117,026$140,795$94,564

$79,893

Average Earnings

$100,070

Average Male

$63,825

Average Female

Irvine Earnings by Educational Attainment

Irvine Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Irvine Language

49.58% of Irvine residents speak only English, while 50.42% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Asian and Pacific Island languages, which is spoken by 29.89% of the population.

Irvine Language

Irvine Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
Asian130,67318,56614.21%
White106,51910,0839.47%
Hispanic31,8764,65214.59%
Multiple29,9433,91913.09%
Other7,6001,09214.37%
Black5,45081214.9%
Islander1,11725322.65%
Native616264.22%

12.48%

Overall Poverty Rate

11.88%

Male Poverty Rate

13.06%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Irvine

The race most likely to be in poverty in Irvine is Islander, with 22.65% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Irvine is Native, with 4.22% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 1.01%. Among those working part-time, it was 16.28%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 29.55%.

Irvine Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade22.37%
High School19.36%
Some College11.42%
Bachelors or Greater6.67%

Irvine Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Male Unemployed26.26%
Female Unemployed25.95%
Female Employed5.7%
Male Employed3.99%

Irvine Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Irvine Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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Name
Median
Mean
Households$122,948$160,291
Families$153,615$190,562
Married Families$174,408$214,545
Non Families$76,081$101,009

mean

median

Income by Household Type

Irvine Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

49.7%

Overall Marriage Rate

51.4%

Male Marriage Rate

48.0%

Female Marriage Rate

Irvine Married by Age and Sex

male

female

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

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Irvine Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

5,953

Number of Veterans

5,601

Male Veterans

352

Female Veterans

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War
Veterans
Second Gulf War2,018
Vietnam1,495
First Gulf War1,132
Korea554
World War II139

Irvine Veterans by War

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Age Group
Veterans
75+1,512
35 to 541,445
65 to 741,151
18 to 341,071
55 to 64774

Irvine Veterans by Age

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Name
Veterans
% of Total
White3,6113.56%
Asian1,1781.13%
Hispanic7182.74%
2+ Races7063.73%
Black2735.87%
Islander15116.89%
Other Race340.51%

Irvine Veterans by Race

Irvine Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

6.32%

Veteran Poverty Rate

17.79%

Veteran Disability Rate

Irvine Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

65.6%

Labor Force Participation

61.8%

Employment Rate

5.5%

Unemployment Rate

Irvine Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Irvine Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Irvine Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

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

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

41.55%

Born in Irvine

60.43%

Native Born

39.57%

Foreign Born

19.43%

Non Citizen

20.15%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

60.43% of Irvine residents were born in the United States, with 41.55% having been born in California. 19.43% 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: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
2029330,1732,3550.72%
2028327,8182,3560.72%
2027325,4622,3550.73%
2026323,1072,3560.73%
2025320,7512,3550.74%
2024318,3962,3560.75%
2023316,0402,3550.75%
2022313,6858,5892.82%
2021305,096-3,878-1.26%
2020308,97429,91510.72%
2019279,0594,6891.71%
2018274,3706,7182.51%
2017267,6529,0003.48%
2016258,6526,5062.58%
2015252,1466,6512.71%
2014245,4958,4633.57%
2013237,0329,1744.03%
2012227,8587,0983.22%
2011220,7606,3892.98%
2010214,37171,29949.83%
2000143,07232,74229.68%
1990110,33048,19677.57%
198062,13455,134787.63%
19707,0003,00075%
19604,0003,9003900%
194010000%
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Irvine Population by Year