Irvine, CA

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Population

256,877

4% growth

Median Age

34.4


Median Household Income

$95,573

1.87% growth

Poverty Rate

13.2%


Number of Employees

124,407

3.58% growth

Median Property Value

$753,400

4.81% growth

About

In 2017, Irvine, CA had a population of 257k people with a median age of 34.4 and a median household income of $95,573. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Irvine, CA grew from 246,992 to 256,877, a 4% increase and its median household income grew from $93,823 to $95,573, a 1.87% increase.

The population of Irvine, CA is 41.7% White Alone, 41.6% Asian Alone, and 9.74% Hispanic or Latino. 47.8% of the people in Irvine, CA speak a non-English language, and 81.7% are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Irvine, CA are University of California-Irvine (9,181 degrees awarded in 2016), Brandman University (2,654 degrees), and Irvine Valley College (2,576 degrees).

The median property value in Irvine, CA is $753,400, and the homeownership rate is 48.2%. Most people in Irvine, CA commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 23.3 minutes. The average car ownership in Irvine, CA is 2 cars per household.

Economy

The economy of Irvine, CA employs 124k people. The largest industries in Irvine, CA are Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services (20,215 people), Manufacturing (16,428 people), and Educational Services (14,635 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($123,359), Manufacturing ($87,405), and Finance & Insurance ($87,093).

Median household income in Irvine, CA is $95,573. Males in Irvine, CA have an average income that is 1.26 times higher than the average income of females, which is $57,252. The income inequality in Irvine, CA (measured using the Gini index) is 0.5, which is higher than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$95,573

2017 value

± $3,204

1.87%

1 Year Growth

± 4.63%

Households in Irvine, CA have a median annual income of $95,573, which is more than the median annual income of $60,336 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $93,823 in 2016, which represents a 1.87% annual growth.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

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$72,235

Average Male Salary

± $699

$57,252

Average Female Salary

± $582

In 2017, full-time male employees in Irvine, CA made 1.26 times more than female employees.

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Wage by Race and Ethnicity in Common Jobs

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Highest Average Salaries by Race & Ethnicity

  1. Asian

    $65,946 ± $1,081

  2. White

    $59,925 ± $556

  3. Two or More Races

    $49,289 ± $1,826

In 2017 the highest paid race/ethnicity of Irvine, CA workers was Asian. These workers were paid 1.1 times more than White workers, who made the second highest salary of any race/ethnicity.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Irvine, CA is from California.

0.5

2017 Wage GINI

0.5

2016 Wage GINI

In 2017, the income inequality in California was 0.5 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.16% growth from 2016 to 2017, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat less even.

The 2017 the GINI for California was higher than than the national average of 0.479. 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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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)

  1. Census Tract 626.29

  2. Census Tract 524.20

  3. Census Tract 626.31

In 2017, the place with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Irvine, CA was Census Tract 626.29 with a value of $137,063, followed by Census Tract 524.20 and Census Tract 626.31, with respective values of $127,430 and $119,856.

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

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 18 - 24

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

13.2% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Irvine, CA (32.9k out of 249k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is lower than the national average of 13.4%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 18 - 24, followed by Males 18 - 24 and then Females 25 - 34.

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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Poverty by Race and Ethnicity

Largest Race or Ethnicity Living in Poverty

  1. White

    14,232 ± 1,283

  2. Asian

    13,971 ± 1,242

  3. Hispanic

    3,602 ± 620

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

Employment by Occupations

124k

2017 Value

± 3,109

3.58%

1 Year growth

± 3.42%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Irvine, CA grew at a rate of 3.58%, from 120k employees to 124k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Irvine, CA, are Management Occupations (20,303 people), Sales & Related Occupations (14,137 people), and Business & Financial Operations Occupations (12,237 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Irvine, CA.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Irvine, CA, by number of employees, are Management Occupations (20,303 people), Sales & Related Occupations (14,137 people), and Business & Financial Operations Occupations (12,237 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other places, Irvine, CA has an unusually high number of residents working as Computer & Mathematical Occupations (3.15 times higher than expected), Architecture & Engineering Occupations (2.77 times), and Life, Physical, & Social Science Occupations (2.13 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Irvine, CA, by median earnings, are Law Enforcement Workers Including Supervisors ($147,524), Architecture & Engineering Occupations ($102,709), and Legal Occupations ($101,849).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

124k

2017 Value

± 3,109

3.58%

1 Year growth

± 3.42%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Irvine, CA grew at a rate of 3.58%, from 120k employees to 124k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Irvine, CA, are Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services (20,215 people), Manufacturing (16,428 people), and Educational Services (14,635 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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Most Common

The most common industries in Irvine, CA, by number of employees, are Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services (20,215 people), Manufacturing (16,428 people), and Educational Services (14,635 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other places, Irvine, CA has an unusually high number of Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services (2.32 times higher than expected), Finance & Insurance (1.73 times), and Real Estate & Rental & Leasing (1.65 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Irvine, CA, by median earnings, are Utilities ($123,359), Manufacturing ($87,405), and Finance & Insurance ($87,093).

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Domestic Trade

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. $196B

  2. $157B

  3. $127B

In 2015, the top outbound California product (by dollars) was Electronics with $196B, followed by Mixed freight with $157B and Gasoline and $127B.

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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$1.54T

2015 Value

$2.48T

Projected 2045 Value

61.2% growth

In 2015, total outbound California trade was $1.54T. This is expected to increase 61.2% to $2.48T by 2045.

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. $63.1B

  2. $42.2B

  3. $31.2B

In 2015, the top outbound California domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was Texas with $63.1B, followed by Arizona with $42.2B and Washington and $31.2B.

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

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Health

94.3% of the population of Irvine, CA has health coverage, with 60.1% on employee plans, 9.85% on Medicaid, 7.12% on Medicare, 16.7% on non-group plans, and 0.506% on military or VA plans.

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

Primary care physicians in Irvine, CA see 1281 patients per year on average, which represents a 0% change from the previous year (1281 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1214 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 324 patients per year.

Comparing across all counties in the state, Tehama County has the highest prevalence of diabetes (10.6%). Additionally, Tulare County has the highest prevalence of adult obesity (33.4%)

Patient to Clinician Ratios

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1,281 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in California see an average of 1,281 patients per year. This represents a 0% change from the previous year (1,281 patients).

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Behavioral Health Conditions

Data only available at the state level.

State with the Highest Prevalence

  1. 8.26% of the population affected

  2. 8.13% of the population affected

  3. 7.98% of the population affected

In 2016, West Virginia had the highest prevalence of adults with major depressive episode, with 8.26% of the population affected. The second highest is Arkansas (8.13%), followed by New Hampshire (7.98%).

The following map shows the percent of individuals with major depressive episode by state over multiple years.

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Access and Quality

Data only available at state level.

Most prevalent states

  1. 19.2% of adults

  2. 17.9% of adults

  3. 17.6% of adults

In 2016, Mississippi had the highest prevalence of adults who haven't seen a doctor in the past 12 months due to cost, at 19.2%. It is followed by Texas (17.9%) and Louisiana (17.6%).

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Health Care Spending

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$7,549

Total Per Capita Spending on Personal Health Care 

$4,735

Per Enrollee Private Health Insurance Spending on Personal Health Care

$5,368

Per Enrollee Medicaid Spending on Personal Health Care

$11,833

Per Enrollee Medicare Spending on Personal Health Care

Between 2013 and 2014, all personal health care spending per capita in California (including private, Medicare, and Medicaid) grew 4.04%, from $7,256 to $7,549.

The following chart shows how this spending changed over time in comparison to Medicaid, Medicare, and private insurance spending, per enrollee.

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Health Care Coverage

5.73%

Uninsured

60.1%

Employer Coverage

9.85%

Medicaid

7.12%

Medicare

16.7%

Non-Group

0.506%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Irvine, CA declined by 6.4% from 6.12% to 5.73%.

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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Health Risks

Data available at the county level.

Most at risk counties

  1. 10.6% prevalence

  2. 10.5% prevalence

  3. 10.3% prevalence

Tehama County has the highest prevalence of diabetes in California, at 10.6%.

The following map shows the prevalence of diabetes in California by county over multiple years.

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Diversity

Irvine, CA is home to a population of 257k people, from which 81.7% are citizens. As of 2017, 39.6% of Irvine, CA residents were born outside of the country.

The ethnic composition of the population of Irvine, CA is composed of 107k White Alone residents (41.7%), 107k Asian Alone residents (41.6%), 25k Hispanic or Latino residents (9.74%), 11.7k Two or More Races residents (4.57%), 4.71k Black or African American Alone residents (1.84%), 632 Some Other Race Alone residents (0.246%), 463 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0.18%), and 221 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (0.086%).

The most common foreign languages spoken in Irvine, CA are Chinese (25,158 speakers), Korean (15,312 speakers), and Spanish or Spanish Creole (13,461 speakers).

Age

Age by Nativity

26

Median Native-Born Age

± 0.6

43

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 0.7

In 2017, the median age of all people in Irvine, CA was 34.4. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 26, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 43. But people in Irvine, CA are getting getting younger. In 2016, the average age of all Irvine, CA residents was 35.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

39.6%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

39%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

As of 2017, 39.6% of Irvine, CA residents were born outside of the United States, which is higher than the national average of 13.7%. In 2016, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Irvine, CA was 39%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Global Diversity

Most Common Origin

  1. Mexico

    4,212,695 ± 47,591 people

  2. Philippines

    836,199 ± 22,209 people

  3. China

    612,429 ± 19,062 people

In 2017, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Irvine, CA was Mexico, the natal country of 4,212,695 Irvine, CA residents, followed by Philippines with 836,199 and China with 612,429.

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Citizenship

81.7%

2017 Citizenship

82.5%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 81.7% of Irvine, CA residents were US citizens, which is lower than the national average of 93.1%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Irvine, CA was 82.5%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. White Alone

    107k ± 2.54k

  2. Asian Alone

    107k ± 2.74k

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    25k ± 1.86k

In 2017, there were 1 times more White Alone residents (107k people) in Irvine, CA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 107k Asian Alone and 25k Hispanic or Latino residents, the second and third most common racial or ethnic groups.

The following bar chart shows the 8 races and ethnicities represented in Irvine, CA as a share of the total population.

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Non-English Speakers

Most Common Languages

  1. Chinese

    25,158 speakers (11.2%)

  2. Korean

    15,312 speakers (6.8%)

  3. Spanish or Spanish Creole

    13,461 speakers (5.98%)

47.8% of Irvine, CA citizens are speakers of a non-English language, which is higher than the national average of 21.5%. In 2015, the most common non-English language spoken in Irvine, CA was Chinese. 11.2% of the overall population of Irvine, CA are native Chinese speakers. 6.8% speak Korean and 5.98% speak Chinese, the next two most common languages.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Vietnam

    1,934 ± 300

  2. Gulf War (2001-)

    1,078 ± 312

  3. Gulf War (1990s)

    588 ± 215

Irvine, CA has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.79 times greater than any other conflict.

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Education

In 2016, universities in Irvine, CA awarded 16,653 degrees. The student population of Irvine, CA is skewed towards women, with 27,799 male students and 32,724 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Irvine, CA are White (5,231 and 34.2%), followed by Asian (4,421 and 28.9%), Hispanic or Latino (3,563 and 23.3%), and Unknown (675 and 4.41%).

The largest universities in Irvine, CA by number of degrees awarded are University of California-Irvine (9,181 and 55.1%), Brandman University (2,654 and 15.9%), and Irvine Valley College (2,576 and 15.5%).

The most popular majors in Irvine, CA are Liberal Arts & Sciences (1,686 and 10.1%), General Business Administration & Management (1,300 and 7.81%), and General Biological Sciences (652 and 3.92%).

The median tuition costs in Irvine, CA are $22,065 for private four year colleges, and $11,220 and $37,902 respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.

Concentrations

Most Common

  1. 649 degrees awarded

  2. 574 degrees awarded

  3. 536 degrees awarded

In 2015, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in Irvine, CA was General Biological Sciences with 649 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

Largest Universities by degrees awarded

  1. 9,181 degrees awarded

  2. 2,654 degrees awarded

  3. 2,576 degrees awarded

$11,220

Median In-State Public

$22,065

Median Private

In 2016, the Irvine, CA institution with the largest number of graduating students was University of California-Irvine with 9,181 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

7,174

Degrees Awarded to Men

9,479

Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2016, 7,174 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Irvine, CA, which is 0.757 times less than the 9,479 female students who received degrees in the same year.

This chart displays the gender disparity between the top 5 institutions in Irvine, CA by degrees awarded.

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Student Race and Ethnicity

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    5,231 degrees awarded

  2. Asian

    4,421 degrees awarded

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    3,563 degrees awarded

In 2016 the majority of degrees awarded at institutions in Irvine, CA were to White students. These 5,231 degrees mean that there were 1.18 times more White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Asian, with 4,421 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Irvine, CA was $753,400 in 2017, which is 3.46 times larger than the national average of $217,600. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $718,800 to $753,400, a 4.81% increase. The homeownership rate in Irvine, CA is 48.2%, which is lower than the national average of 63.9%. People in Irvine, CA have an average commute time of 23.3 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Irvine, CA is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Income

Household Income

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$95,573

Median Household Income

± $3,204

92.9k

Number of Households

± 2,611

In 2017, the median household income of the 92.9k households in Irvine, CA grew to $95,573 from the previous year's value of $93,823.

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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Housing

Property Value

$753,400

2017 Median

± $15,758

$718,800

2016 Median

± $13,092

In 2017, the median property value in Irvine, CA grew to to $753,400 from the previous year's value of $718,800.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Irvine, CA compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies and, second, owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property value buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Irvine, CA the largest share of households have a property value in the $500k - $750k range.

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Property Taxes

$3k+

Average Range

This chart shows the households in Irvine, CA 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

48.2%

2017 Homeownership

47.8%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 48.2% of the housing units in Irvine, CA were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 47.8%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is lower than the national average of 63.9%. This chart shows the ownership percentage in Irvine, CA compared it's parent and neighboring geographies.

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Transportation

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, followed by 1 car.

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Commute Time

23.3 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Irvine, CA have a shorter commute time (23.3 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 2.91% of the workforce in Irvine, CA have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    77.2%

  2. Worked At Home

    7.31%

  3. Carpooled

    7.11%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in Irvine, CA was Drove Alone, followed by those who Worked At Home and those who Carpooled.

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