Irvine, CA

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2020 Population
272,694
0.169% 1-year decline
US Senator
Dianne Feinstein
Democratic Party
US Senator
Alex Padilla
Democratic Party
2020 Median Age
33.8
1.17% 1-year decrease
2020 Poverty Rate
12.6%
6.03% 1-year decrease
2020 Median Household Income
$108,318
3.04% 1-year growth
2020 Median Property Value
$861,700
2.83% 1-year growth
2020 Employed Population
133,154
0.568% 1-year growth

About

In 2020, Irvine, CA had a population of 273k people with a median age of 33.8 and a median household income of $108,318. Between 2019 and 2020 the population of Irvine, CA declined from 273,157 to 272,694, a −0.169% decrease and its median household income grew from $105,126 to $108,318, a 3.04% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Irvine, CA are Asian (Non-Hispanic) (43.4%), White (Non-Hispanic) (38.3%), White (Hispanic) (6.59%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (5.44%), and Other (Hispanic) (2.26%).

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.

81% of the residents in Irvine, CA are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Irvine, CA are University of California-Irvine (11,637 degrees awarded in 2020), Irvine Valley College (5,644 degrees), and Brandman University (3,112 degrees).

In 2020, the median property value in Irvine, CA was $861,700, and the homeownership rate was 45.2%.

Most people in Irvine, CA drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 25.5 minutes. The average car ownership in Irvine, CA was 2 cars per household.

geosearchPopulation & Diversity

Irvine, CA is home to a population of 273k people, from which 81% are citizens. As of 2020, 39.5% of Irvine, CA residents were born outside of the country (108k people).

In 2020, there were 1.13 times more Asian (Non-Hispanic) residents (118k people) in Irvine, CA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 105k White (Non-Hispanic) and 18k White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

81%
2020 Citizenship
79.8%
2019 Citizenship

As of 2020, 81% of Irvine, CA residents were US citizens, which is lower than the national average of 93.4%. In 2019, the percentage of US citizens in Irvine, CA was 79.8%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Irvine, CA
  1. Asian (Non-Hispanic)
    118k ± 3.79k
  2. White (Non-Hispanic)
    105k ± 3.23k
  3. White (Hispanic)
    18k ± 1.86k
10.7%
Hispanic Population
29.2k people

In 2020, there were 1.13 times more Asian (Non-Hispanic) residents (118k people) in Irvine, CA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 105k White (Non-Hispanic) and 18k White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

10.7% of the people in Irvine, CA are hispanic (29.2k people).

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin
  1. Mexico
    4,008,868 ± 46,586 people
  2. Philippines
    829,356 ± 22,122 people
  3. China
    683,718 ± 20,124 people

In 2020, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of California was Mexico, the natal country of 4,008,868 California residents, followed by Philippines with 829,356 and China with 683,718.

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Foreign-Born Population

39.5%
2020 Foreign-Born Population
108k people
41.2%
2019 Foreign-Born Population
112k people

As of 2020, 39.5% of Irvine, CA residents (108k people) were born outside of the United States, which is higher than the national average of 13.5%. In 2019, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Irvine, CA was 41.2%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    1,689 ± 278
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    1,451 ± 438
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    571 ± 204

Irvine, CA has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.16 times greater than any other conflict.

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briefcaseEconomy

The economy of Irvine, CA employs 133k people. The largest industries in Irvine, CA are Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services (22,333 people), Manufacturing (17,902 people), and Educational Services (15,209 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($131,169), Manufacturing ($100,302), and Finance & Insurance ($95,850).

Males in California have an average income that is 1.26 times higher than the average income of females, which is $64,427. The income inequality in California (measured using the Gini index) is 0.498, which is higher than than the national average.

Occupations

133k
2020 Value
± 3,648
0.568%
1 Year growth
± 3.63%

From 2019 to 2020, employment in Irvine, CA grew at a rate of 0.568%, from 132k employees to 133k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Irvine, CA, are Management Occupations (20,934 people), Sales & Related Occupations (15,210 people), and Business & Financial Operations Occupations (14,441 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

133k
2020 Value
± 3,648
0.568%
1 Year growth
± 3.63%

From 2019 to 2020, employment in Irvine, CA grew at a rate of 0.568%, from 132k employees to 133k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Irvine, CA, are Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services (22,333 people), Manufacturing (17,902 people), and Educational Services (15,209 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

$82,428
Median earning men ± $4,169
$51,437
Median earning women ± $1,972

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2020 are Manufacturing ($110,246), Professional, Scientific, & Management, & Administrative & Waste Management Services ($105,077), and Public Administration ($99,030).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2020 are Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($75,870), Manufacturing ($75,588), and Construction ($70,250).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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8.45%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between May 2020 and May 2021

As of May 2021, there are 145M people employed in California. This represents a 8.45% increase in employment when compared to May 2020.

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

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Domestic Production & Consumption

Domestic production and consumption consists of products and services shipped from California to other states, or from other states to California.
Top Domestic Production in Dollars
  1. $407B
  2. $158B
  3. $149B

In 2020, the top outbound California product (by dollars) was Electronics with $407B, followed by Pharmaceuticals ($158B) and Mixed freight ($149B).

The following chart shows the share of these products in relation to all outbound California products.

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Domestic Trade Growth

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$2.26T
2020 Value in California
$4.61T
Projected 2050 Value in California
104% growth

In 2020, total outbound California trade was $2.26T. This is expected to increase 104% to $4.61T by 2050.

The following chart shows how the domestic outbound California trade is projected to change in comparison to its neighboring states.

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Interstate Trade

Interstate trade consists of products and services shipped from California to other states, or from other states to California.
Most Common Trade Partners
  1. $83.5B
  2. $44.4B
  3. $43.3B

In 2020, the top outbound California domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was Texas with $83.5B, followed by Arizona with $44.4B and Ohio and $43.3B.

The following map shows the amount of trade that California shares with each state (excluding itself).

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Dianne Feinstein and Alex Padilla 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 53 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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Dianne Feinstein
Senator from California1
Assumed office on November 10, 1992
Elected to the seat to succeed John Seymour (California politician)|John Seymour, who had been appointed to the seat after Pete Wilson was elected Governor of California.
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.

Dianne Feinstein and Alex Padilla are the senators currently representing California.

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

The following chart shows elected senators in California over time, excluding special elections, colored by their political party.

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US Representatives from California

California is currently represented by 53 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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In 2020, universities in Irvine, CA awarded 23,242 degrees. The student population of Irvine, CA in 2020 is skewed towards women, with 30,869 male students and 38,613 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Irvine, CA are White (6,646 and 32.7%), followed by Asian (5,856 and 28.8%), Hispanic or Latino (5,036 and 24.8%), and Unknown (946 and 4.65%).

The largest universities in Irvine, CA by number of degrees awarded are University of California-Irvine (11,637 and 50.1%), Irvine Valley College (5,644 and 24.3%), and Brandman University (3,112 and 13.4%).

The most popular majors in Irvine, CA are Liberal Arts & Sciences (3,433 and 14.8%), General Business Administration & Management (1,759 and 7.57%), and Computer Science (933 and 4.01%).

The median tuition costs in Irvine, CA are $24,625 for private four year colleges, and $11,442 and $41,196 respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.

Applicants, Admissions & Enrolled

University
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In 2020 in Irvine, CA, the percentage of applicants admitted was 31.8%, while the percentage of admitted who enrolled was 20.2%. The number of students enrolled in 2020 was 69,482 (44.4% men and 55.6% women).

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Enrollments by Gender and Races

Universities

In 2020 there were 69,482 students enrolled in Irvine, CA, 44.4% men and 55.6% women.

By race, the largest number of students enrolled was concentrated in White with 18,388 records, of which 58% were women and 42% men.

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Concentrations

Most Common
  1. 805 degree-majors awarded
  2. 792 degree-majors awarded
  3. 696 degree-majors awarded

In 2020, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in Irvine, CA was Computer Science with 805 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. 11,637 degrees awarded
  2. 5,644 degrees awarded
  3. 3,112 degrees awarded

In 2020, the institution with the largest number of graduating students was University of California-Irvine with 11,637 degrees awarded.

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Student Diversity

University

In 2020, 10,081 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Irvine, CA, which is 0.766 times less than the 13,161 female students who received degrees in the same year.

In 2020 the most common race/ethnicity group awarded degrees at institutions was White students. These 6,646 degrees mean that there were 1.13 times more degrees awarded to White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Asian, with 5,856 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 ($24,625) is the sector with the highest median state tuition in 2020.

Public, 4-year or above ($2,311) is the sector with the highest median state fee in 2020.

Public, 2-year ($1,972) is the sector with the highest average net price of books and supplies.

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Educational Pyramid

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In 2020, 1.74% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 1.99% 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 2020 were Some college (7.14M), High School or Equivalent (6.69M), and Bachelors Degree (6.15M).

This visualization illustrates the percentage distribution of the population according to the highest educational level reached. You can filter the data by race by using the selector above.

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homeHousing & Living

The median property value in Irvine, CA was $861,700 in 2020, which is 3.75 times larger than the national average of $229,800. Between 2019 and 2020 the median property value increased from $838,000 to $861,700, a 2.83% increase. The homeownership rate in Irvine, CA is 45.2%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.4%.

People in Irvine, CA have an average commute time of 25.5 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 $108,318. In 2020, the place with the highest median household income in Irvine, CA was Census Tract 626.31 with a value of $157,348, followed by Census Tract 524.08 and Census Tract 525.28, with respective values of $151,237 and $144,167.

Property

$861,700
Median Property Value 2020
±$13,329
$43,758
Median Property Taxes
±$1,679

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.

The chart underneath the paragraph shows the property taxes in Irvine, CA compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies.

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Rent vs Own

45.2%
Homeownership
2020
71.2%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2020

In 2020, 45.2% of the housing units in Irvine, CA were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 46.8%.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 626.31
  2. Census Tract 524.08
  3. Census Tract 525.28

In 2020, the place with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Irvine, CA was Census Tract 626.31 with a value of $157,348, followed by Census Tract 524.08 and Census Tract 525.28, with respective values of $151,237 and $144,167.

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

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Household Income

Please note that the buckets used in this visualization were not evenly distributed by ACS when publishing the data.
$108,318
Median Household Income
± $2,990
96.7k
Number of Households
± 2,907

In 2020, the median household income of the 96.7k households in Irvine, CA grew to $108,318 from the previous year's value of $105,126.

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
2020 Wage GINI in California
0.499
2019 Wage GINI in California

In 2020, the income inequality in California was 0.498 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.321% decline from 2019 to 2020, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat more 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.

This chart shows the number of workers in California across various wage buckets compared to the national average.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2020
  1. Drove Alone (71.1%)
  2. Worked At Home (12.8%)
  3. Carpooled (7.57%)

In 2020, 71.1% of workers in Irvine, CA drove alone to work, followed by those who worked at home (12.8%) and those who carpooled to work (7.57%).

The following chart shows the number of households using each mode of transportation over time, using a logarithmic scale on the y-axis to help better show variations in the smaller means of commuting.

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Commute Time

25.5 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Irvine, CA have a shorter commute time (25.5 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.9 minutes). Additionally, 3.42% 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

12.6% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Irvine, CA (33.2k out of 265k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is lower than the national average of 12.8%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 18 - 24, followed by Males 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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95.5% of the population of Irvine, CA has health coverage, with 60.7% on employee plans, 9.19% on Medicaid, 7.11% on Medicare, 18% on non-group plans, and 0.497% on military or VA plans.

Per capita personal health care spending in California was $7,549 in 2014. This is a 4.04% increase from the previous year ($7,256).

Primary care physicians in Orange County, CA see 1012 patients per year on average, which represents a 1.46% decrease from the previous year (1027 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 870 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 344 patients per year.

Daily New Cases by Date

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This chart shows the number of COVID-19 daily new cases by date in California, as a 7-day rolling average, compared with the four states with the most similar number of confirmed cases.

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Patient to Clinician Ratios

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1,012 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Orange County, CA

Primary care physicians in Orange County, CA see an average of 1,012 patients per year. This represents a 1.46% decrease from the previous year (1,027 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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Community Mobility

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This chart presents movement trends over time in the state of California across different categories of places such as retail and recreation, groceries and pharmacies, parks, transit stations, workplaces, and residential.

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Health Care Diversity

In 2020, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 24.7% under 18 years, 27.4% between 18 and 34 years, 38% between 35 and 64 years, and 9.9% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 49.1% were men and 50.9% were women.

The following chart shows the number of people with health coverage by gender.

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Uninsured People

4.52%
Uninsured
60.7%
Employer Coverage
9.19%
Medicaid
7.11%
Medicare
18%
Non-Group
0.497%
Military or VA

Between 2019 and 2020, the percent of uninsured citizens in Irvine, CA declined by 0.622% from 4.55% to 4.52%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Irvine, CA changed over time compared with the percent of individuals enrolled in various types of health insurance.

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