Living in Irvine, CA

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Updated: 2020-03-10

Irvine SnackAbility

9.5
Overall SnackAbility
Jobs
8.5/10
Housing
10
Affordability
3
Diversity
9.5
Safety
8.5
Amenities
9.5
Education
9.5
Commute
6

Irvine, CA Crime Report

3,819
Total Crimes
1,325.8
Total Crimes / 100k People
-48.38%
Below National Average

Irvine, CA Cost Of Living

178
Irvine's Overall Cost Of Living
1.8x
Higher Than The National Average

Irvine, California Info Snack

Irvine (/rvan/ UR-vyn) is a master-planned city in Orange County, California, United States. The Irvine Company started developing the area in the 1960s and the city was formally incorporated on December 28, 1971. The 66-square-mile (170 km2) city had a population of 212,375 as of the 2010 census; in 2016 the city's population was 258,386.
Population
265,502
Unemployment
4.9%
Poverty
13.3%
Median Home
$797,100
Median Income
$100,969
Median Rent
$2,259

Irvine, CA Photos

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Map Of Irvine, CA

Population over time in Irvine

Year Population % Change
2017 265,502 3.4%
2016 256,877 4.0%
2015 246,992 3.6%
2014 238,474 3.8%
2013 229,850 3.9%
2012 221,266 3.5%
2011 213,880 4.3%
2010 205,057 3.0%
2009 199,117 -
Crime/100k Irvine CA USA
Violent Crime 55.5 447.4 368.9
Murder 0.0 4.4 5.0
Robbery 18.4 137.3 86.2
Aggravated Assault 23.3 266.5 246.8
Property Crime 1270.3 2380.4 2199.5
Burglary 215.6 416.2 376.0
Larceny 985.9 1571.8 1594.6
Car Theft 68.7 392.4 228.9

Race / Ethnicity in Irvine

White
40.7% (108,183)
African American
1.8% (4,661)
American Indian
0.1% (364)
Asian
42.1% (111,661)
Hawaiian
0.2% (562)
Other
0.3% (686)
Two Or More
4.5% (12,049)
Hispanic
10.3% (27,336)
Race Irvine CA USA
White 40.7% 37.5% 61.1%
African American 1.8% 5.5% 12.3%
American Indian 0.1% 0.4% 0.7%
Asian 42.1% 14.1% 5.4%
Hawaiian 0.2% 0.4% 0.2%
Other 0.3% 0.2% 0.2%
Two Or More 4.5% 3.0% 2.4%
Hispanic 10.3% 38.9% 17.8%

Household Income For Irvine, California

Less than $10,000
7.9% (2,090,698)
$10,000 to $14,999
2.8% (747,751)
$15,000 to $24,999
4.2% (1,126,360)
$25,000 to $34,999
4.5% (1,186,492)
$35,000 to $49,999
6.7% (1,779,459)
$50,000 to $74,999
11.5% (3,062,274)
$75,000 to $99,999
11.8% (3,121,849)
$100,000 to $149,999
19.4% (5,138,218)
$150,000 to $199,999
12.5% (3,323,959)
$200,000 or more
18.7% (4,973,134)
Income Irvine CA USA
Less than $10,000 7.9% 5.1% 6.3%
$10,000 to $14,999 2.8% 4.4% 4.6%
$15,000 to $24,999 4.2% 8.0% 9.3%
$25,000 to $34,999 4.5% 7.9% 9.3%
$35,000 to $49,999 6.7% 10.9% 12.6%
$50,000 to $74,999 11.5% 15.9% 17.5%
$75,000 to $99,999 11.8% 12.3% 12.5%
$100,000 to $149,999 19.4% 16.2% 14.6%
$150,000 to $199,999 12.5% 8.3% 6.3%
$200,000 or more 18.7% 11.0% 7.0%

Gender in Irvine

Female
51.2% (135,995)
Male
48.8% (129,506)
Gender Irvine CA USA
Female 51.2% 50.3% 50.8%
Male 48.8% 49.7% 49.2%

Highest level of educational attainment in Irvine for adults over 25

< 9th Grade
1.0% (2,655)
9-12th Grade
2.0% (5,310)
High School / GED
8.0% (21,240)
Some College
13.0% (34,515)
Associate's Degree
7.0% (18,585)
Bachelor's Degree
39.0% (103,545)
Master's Degree
20.0% (53,100)
Professional Degree
5.0% (13,275)
Doctorate Degree
5.0% (13,275)
Education Irvine CA USA
< 9th Grade 1.0% 9.0% 6.0%
9-12th Grade 2.0% 8.0% 7.0%
High School / GED 8.0% 21.0% 27.0%
Some College 13.0% 21.0% 21.0%
Associate's Degree 7.0% 8.0% 8.0%
Bachelor's Degree 39.0% 21.0% 19.0%
Master's Degree 20.0% 8.0% 9.0%
Professional Degree 5.0% 2.0% 2.0%
Doctorate Degree 5.0% 2.0% 1.0%

2 Reviews & Comments About Irvine

Overall User Rating
5.0
/5

HomeSnacks User

Irvine is an extremely safe city with regular, active, and diligent police patrols on all major roads. It has a reputation for being one of, if not the safest city in America, and is also a beautiful city due to the planned nature of its housing communities and nature. While this does make Irvine feel like a bubble, it also ensures that it is a safe and secure environment for those living in it and especially for children, as they are guaranteed an education that is held to a higher standard than other cities. Schools are consistently excellent, and there are very few schools that are riddled with disciplinary or financial problems due to Irvine Company's excellent management of the city's allocated funding.

Irvine's food is mostly chains, and there are few private businesses due to the high cost of retail spaces. As a result, your experiences in Irvine when it comes to food and shopping will always be consistently safe, but also expensive and somewhat vanilla in terms of variety. The city also begins to feel quite sterile after living there for a few years because of how safe and well-maintained it is. Transportation without a vehicle can also be difficult due to the long intervals between buses, as well as the distance from houses to retail plazas.


HomeSnacks User

Awesome place. Super safe. Plenty of things to do: nature, city, eats, movies, films, and events.

Expensive. Everything you wanna do here is expensive. You need some income.

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