Irvine’s strength is its people. The City is the success it is today because of the more than 276,000 hard-working and community minded citizens who have chosen Irvine as their home.


Incorporated: December 28, 1971
City Incorporated Area: 66 miles
City Tree: Camphor
City Flower: Lily of the Nile
Elevation: 45 Feet (City Hall)

City Logo

The City of Irvine logo features:
A family;
Asparagus, the City’s official vegetable;
The letter I, for Irvine


1971: 10,081
1985: 84,400
1995: 120,000
2010: 212,117
2018: 276,176

Parks and
Landscape Areas

Community Parks: 21 parks
Neighborhood Parks: 39 parks
Athletic Fields: 96 fields
Sports Fields: 179 acres
Off-Street Bicycle Trails: 61.8 miles


High School Graduates: 97%
College Graduates: 66%


Asian: 45.31%
White: 45.30%
Multirace: 4.59%
African American: 3.0%
Other: 1.59%

and Housing

Median Household Income: $97,496
Dwelling Units: 106,331
Median Value: $820,00
Median Rent: $1,997

and Employment

1st safest in U.S.
Safest Big City in America
for 12 consecutive years

Employment Base: 274,653 (2019 forecast)
Top Employer : University of California, Irvine (21,700)


Irivine’s parks and open space in U.S. top 10 for 3rd straight year
Irvine is nationally renowned for schools and safety. Now it’s gaining a reputation for parks as well.