Irvine, CA

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2022 Population
304,527
2.24% 1-year growth
US Senator
Alex Padilla
Democratic Party
US Senator
Laphonza Butler
Democratic Party
2022 Median Age
33.8
0% 1-year change
2022 Poverty Rate
12.5%
1.76% 1-year increase
2022 Median Household Income
$122,948
7.82% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$1.03M
13.9% 1-year growth
2022 Employed Population
151,513
2.43% 1-year growth

About

In 2022, Irvine, CA had a population of 305k people with a median age of 33.8 and a median household income of $122,948. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of Irvine, CA grew from 297,868 to 304,527, a 2.24% increase and its median household income grew from $114,027 to $122,948, a 7.82% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Irvine, CA are Asian (Non-Hispanic) (44.1%), White (Non-Hispanic) (35.7%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (6.26%), White (Hispanic) (4.41%), and Two+ (Hispanic) (4.02%).

None of the households in Irvine, CA reported speaking a non-English language at home as their primary shared language. This does not consider the potential multi-lingual nature of households, but only the primary self-reported language spoken by all members of the household.

80.6% of the residents in Irvine, CA are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Irvine, CA are University of California-Irvine (11,650 degrees awarded in 2022), Irvine Valley College (7,074 degrees), and University of Massachusetts Global (3,375 degrees).

In 2022, the median property value in Irvine, CA was $1.03M, and the homeownership rate was 43.9%.

Most people in Irvine, CA drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 24.3 minutes. The average car ownership in Irvine, CA was 2 cars per household.

Population & Diversity

Irvine, CA is home to a population of 305k people, from which 80.6% are citizens. As of 2022, 39.5% of Irvine, CA residents were born outside of the country (120k people).

In 2022, there were 1.24 times more Asian (Non-Hispanic) residents (134k people) in Irvine, CA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 109k White (Non-Hispanic) and 19.1k Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

80.6%
2022 Citizenship
80.7%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 80.6% of Irvine, CA residents were US citizens, which is lower than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in Irvine, CA was 80.7%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Irvine, CA
  1. Asian (Non-Hispanic)
    134k ± 4.68k
  2. White (Non-Hispanic)
    109k ± 3.56k
  3. Two+ (Non-Hispanic)
    19.1k ± 2.48k
11.2%
Hispanic Population
34.2k people

In 2022, there were 1.24 times more Asian (Non-Hispanic) residents (134k people) in Irvine, CA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 109k White (Non-Hispanic) and 19.1k Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

11.2% of the people in Irvine, CA are hispanic (34.2k people).

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin
  1. Mexico
    3,899,021 ± 46,015 people
  2. Philippines
    824,230 ± 22,055 people
  3. China
    685,370 ± 20,148 people

In 2022, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of California was Mexico, the natal country of 3,899,021 California residents, followed by Philippines with 824,230 and China with 685,370.

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Foreign-Born Population

39.5%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
120k people
39.4%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
117k people

As of 2022, 39.5% of Irvine, CA residents (120k people) were born outside of the United States, which is higher than the national average of 13.6%. In 2021, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Irvine, CA was 39.4%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Gulf War (2001-)
    2,018 ± 583
  2. Vietnam
    1,495 ± 266
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    815 ± 308

Irvine, CA has a large population of military personnel who served in Gulf War (2001-), 1.35 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of Irvine, CA employs 152k people. The largest industries in Irvine, CA are Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services (25,338 people), Manufacturing (19,066 people), and Educational Services (17,085 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($152,951), Management of Companies & Enterprises ($138,659), and Manufacturing ($115,539).

Males in California have an average income that is 1.26 times higher than the average income of females, which is $75,777. The income inequality in California (measured using the Gini index) is 0.498, which is higher than than the national average.

Occupations

152k
2022 Value
± 3,890
2.43%
1 Year growth
± 3.66%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Irvine, CA grew at a rate of 2.43%, from 148k employees to 152k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Irvine, CA, are Management Occupations (24,356 people), Business & Financial Operations Occupations (16,755 people), and Computer & Mathematical Occupations (16,250 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Irvine, CA.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

152k
2022 Value
± 3,890
2.43%
1 Year growth
± 3.66%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Irvine, CA grew at a rate of 2.43%, from 148k employees to 152k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Irvine, CA, are Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services (25,338 people), Manufacturing (19,066 people), and Educational Services (17,085 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Irvine, CA, though some of these residents may live in Irvine, CA and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Median Earnings by Industry

$94,422
Median earning men ± $4,751
$58,254
Median earning women ± $2,863

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Manufacturing ($126,981), Professional, Scientific, & Management, & Administrative & Waste Management Services ($117,377), and Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($113,401).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Manufacturing ($88,426), Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($83,899), and Construction ($75,156).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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Y-Axis
2.57%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between February 2022 and February 2023

As of February 2023, there are 17.9M people employed in California. This represents a 2.57% increase in employment when compared to February 2022.

Right after the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, during April 2020, a general dip can be seen across industry sectors, resulting in an overall decline in employment by 14%.

The following chart shows monthly employment numbers for each industry sector in California.

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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in California went to Joseph R Biden Jr. with 63.5% of the vote. The runner-up was Donald J. Trump (34.3%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (1.07%).

Alex Padilla and Laphonza Butler are the senators currently representing the state of California. In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

California is currently represented by 52 members in the U.S. house, and members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms.

US Senators from California

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Alex Padilla
Senator from California3
Assumed office on January 20, 2021
Appointed to the seat following the resignation of Kamala Harris, who had become Vice President of the United States.
Laphonza Butler
Senator from California1
Assumed office on October 3, 2023
Appointed to the seat following the death of Dianne Feinstein.

Alex Padilla and Laphonza Butler are the senators currently representing California.

In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

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US Representatives from California

California is currently represented by 52 members in the U.S. house.

Members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms, and the following chart shows the how the members for California have changed over time starting in 2008.

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Education

In 2022, universities in Irvine, CA awarded 25,012 degrees. The student population of Irvine, CA in 2022 is skewed towards women, with 29,478 male students and 38,246 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Irvine, CA are White (6,829 and 31%), followed by Asian (6,677 and 30.4%), Hispanic or Latino (5,178 and 23.5%), and Unknown (1,151 and 5.23%).

The largest universities in Irvine, CA by number of degrees awarded are University of California-Irvine (11,650 and 46.6%), Irvine Valley College (7,074 and 28.3%), and University of Massachusetts Global (3,375 and 13.5%).

The most popular majors in Irvine, CA are Liberal Arts & Sciences (3,431 and 13.7%), General Business Administration & Management (1,980 and 7.92%), and Computer Science (949 and 3.79%).

The median tuition costs in Irvine, CA are $39,330 for private four year colleges, and $11,782 and $26,818 respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.

Applicants, Admissions & Enrolled

University
Measure

In 2022 in Irvine, CA, the percentage of applicants admitted was 22.6%, while the percentage of admitted who enrolled was 23.4%. The number of students enrolled in 2022 was 67,724 (43.5% men and 56.5% women).

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Enrollments by Gender and Races

Universities

In 2022 there were 67,724 students enrolled in Irvine, CA, 43.5% men and 56.5% women.

By race, the largest number of students enrolled was concentrated in Asian with 16,895 records, of which 54.5% were women and 45.5% men.

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Concentrations

Most Common
  1. 822 degrees awarded
  2. 747 degrees awarded
  3. 698 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in Irvine, CA was General Business Administration & Management with 822 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a Bachelors Degree from schools in Irvine, CA according to their major.

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Universities

Gender
Race
Largest Universities by degrees awarded
  1. 11,650 degrees awarded
  2. 7,074 degrees awarded
  3. 3,375 degrees awarded

In 2022, the institution with the largest number of graduating students was University of California-Irvine with 11,650 degrees awarded.

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Student Diversity

University

In 2022, 10,953 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Irvine, CA, which is 0.779 times less than the 14,059 female students who received degrees in the same year.

In 2022 the most common race/ethnicity group awarded degrees at institutions was White students. These 6,829 degrees mean that there were 1.02 times more degrees awarded to White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Asian, with 6,677 degrees awarded.

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Awarded Degrees over Time

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Average Net Price by Sector

Universities

Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above ($39,330) is the sector with the highest median state tuition in 2022.

Public, 4-year or above ($1,448) is the sector with the highest median state fee in 2022.

Public, 4-year or above ($1,222) is the sector with the highest average net price of books and supplies.

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Educational Pyramid

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In 2022, 2.08% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 2.26% of women were in the same situation.

This visualization shows the gender distribution of the population according to the academic level reached.

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Educational Attainment

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Race

The most common educational levels obtained by the working population in 2022 were Some college (6.9M), High School or Equivalent (6.8M), and Bachelors Degree (6.36M).

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Irvine, CA was $1.03M in 2022, which is 3.64 times larger than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $900,700 to $1.03M, a 13.9% increase. The homeownership rate in Irvine, CA is 43.9%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in Irvine, CA have an average commute time of 24.3 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Irvine, CA is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Irvine, CA is $122,948. In 2022, the place with the highest median household income in Irvine, CA was Census Tract 626.31 with a value of $185,938, followed by Census Tract 626.29 and Census Tract 524.08, with respective values of $173,229 and $172,461.

Property

$1.03M
Median Property Value 2022
±$22,469
$48,451
Median Property Taxes
±$1,852

The following chart display owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Irvine, CA the largest share of households pay taxes in the $3k+ range.

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Rent vs Own

43.9%
Homeownership
2022
69.9%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 43.9% of the housing units in Irvine, CA were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 44.5%.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 626.31
  2. Census Tract 626.29
  3. Census Tract 524.08

In 2022, the place with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Irvine, CA was Census Tract 626.31 with a value of $185,938, followed by Census Tract 626.29 and Census Tract 524.08, with respective values of $173,229 and $172,461.

The following map shows all of the places in Irvine, CA colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Household Income

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$122,948
Median Household Income
± $3,290
110k
Number of Households
± 3,190

In 2022, the median household income of the 110k households in Irvine, CA grew to $122,948 from the previous year's value of $114,027.

The following chart displays the households in Irvine, CA distributed between a series of income buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households have an income in the $200k+ range.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Irvine, CA is from California.
0.498
2022 Wage GINI in California
0.497
2021 Wage GINI in California

In 2022, the income inequality in California was 0.498 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.107% growth from 2021 to 2022, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat less even. The GINI for California was higher than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed less evenly in California in comparison to the national average.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2022
  1. Drove Alone (63.7%)
  2. Worked At Home (23.1%)
  3. Carpooled (6.3%)

In 2022, 63.7% of workers in Irvine, CA drove alone to work, followed by those who worked at home (23.1%) and those who carpooled to work (6.3%).

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Commute Time

24.3 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Irvine, CA have a shorter commute time (24.3 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 2.3% of the workforce in Irvine, CA have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Car Ownership

2 cars
Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Irvine, CA distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Irvine, CA have 2 cars.

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Poverty & Diversity

12.5% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Irvine, CA (36.7k out of 294k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is lower than the national average of 12.5%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Males 18 - 24, followed by Females 18 - 24 and then Females 25 - 34.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Irvine, CA is Asian, followed by White and Hispanic.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Health

95.7% of the population of Irvine, CA has health coverage, with 58.1% on employee plans, 10.1% on Medicaid, 7.27% on Medicare, 19.8% on non-group plans, and 0.457% on military or VA plans.

Primary care physicians in Orange County, CA see 999 patients per year on average, which represents a 1.28% decrease from the previous year (1012 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 852 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 306 patients per year.

Patient to Clinician Ratios

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999 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Orange County, CA

Primary care physicians in Orange County, CA see an average of 999 patients per year. This represents a 1.28% decrease from the previous year (1,012 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Orange County, CA in comparison to its neighboring geographies.

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Health Care Diversity

In 2022, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 23.7% under 18 years, 28.4% between 18 and 34 years, 37.5% between 35 and 64 years, and 10.4% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 49.6% were men and 50.4% were women.

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Uninsured People

4.31%
Uninsured
58.1%
Employer Coverage
10.1%
Medicaid
7.27%
Medicare
19.8%
Non-Group
0.457%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in Irvine, CA declined by 3.63% from 4.48% to 4.31%.

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