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Overview

Introduction to Irvine, California

Incorporated in 1971, Irvine is the 28th largest city in California. The city is home to approximately 140,000 inhabitants. It is part of the Los Angeles-Long Beach-Santa Ana metropolitan area which is home to over 12 million people. Irvine lies 48 miles to the southeast of Los Angeles. The center of the city is only 7 miles from the Pacific Ocean.

Around 2000 years ago, the Gabrielino Indians inhabited what is now Irvine. Irvine is comprised of several villages, each of which was master planned by the Irvine Company. The first was constructed in the 1960's and more are planned. The land, once granted to individuals by the Spanish and Mexican governments, was purchased in the second half of the 1800's by James Irvine.

Irvine enjoys the warm and sunny weather for which Southern California is so famous. August average daily temperatures are 83 degrees Fahrenheit. January average daily temperatures are 66 degrees Fahrenheit.

Missions, cattle grazing, and agriculture were once the main activities in the Irvine area. Currently Irvine is home to several Fortune 1000 companies including:

  • Standard Pacific
  • Gateway
  • Broadcom
  • New Century Financial
  • Allergan

Arts and Entertainment

Arts, entertainment, and leisure-time attractions in Irvine include:

  • The Irvine Museum
  • The Irvine Barclay Theatre
  • The Irvine Fine Arts Center
  • The Arboretum at the University of California, Irvine
  • The Irvine Ranch Land Reserve
  • Many more attractions in the greater Los Angeles metropolitan area
  • Numerous professional sports teams in the Los Angeles metropolitan area

People

Total Population 229,850
Male Share of the Population 49.2%
Female Share of the Population 50.8%
Senior Citizens 9.5%
Employed Population 16+ 112,411
Age of the Population 34

Families

% of people married 51.5%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 65.6%
Median Earnings25+ $62,028
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $19,318
Median Earnings With High School Degree $37,734

Wealth

Median Family Income $109,956
% Above Poverty Level 87.6%
% Below Poverty Level 12.4%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 24 minutes
% Working from Home 7.1%
% Walking and Biking to Work 5.2%
% Using Public Transportation 1.4%

Housing

People Living Alone 23.8%
Median Gross Rent $1,863
Median House Value $662,200

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 56.8%
US/American 0.5%
English 6.1%
Irish 5.7%

Irvine Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Large City 5 miles SE of Santa Ana, California
County Orange
Standard Zip Codes 92602, 92603, 92604, 92606, 92612, 92614, 92618, 92620
P.O. Box Zip Codes 92616, 92617, 92619, 92623, 92650
Company Zip Codes 92697, 92709, 92710
Phone Area Codes 949
Time Zone Pacific (-8 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 33.669
Longitude -117.822

Irvine Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

Station TUSTIN IRVINE RANCH
Distance 4.7 miles
Jan Temp 41 to 68 F
Apr Temp 48 to 73 F
Jul Temp 60 to 84 F
Oct Temp 53 to 79 F
Annual Precip 13.8 inches
Station NEWPORT BEACH HARBOR
Distance 6 miles
Jan Temp 48 to 64 F
Apr Temp 54 to 66 F
Jul Temp 63 to 71 F
Oct Temp 59 to 71 F
Annual Precip 11.6 inches
Station LAGUNA BEACH
Distance 8.6 miles
Jan Temp 44 to 67 F
Apr Temp 49 to 71 F
Jul Temp 60 to 77 F
Oct Temp 55 to 76 F
Annual Precip 13.5 inches

Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

According to the US Postal Service, Irvine, its neighborhoods, and/or surrounding areas are also referred to as:

East Irvine (92650)

Note that not all alternate names are acceptable for use in US Post Office addresses.

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Costa Mesa 111,635 $76,781
Laguna Hills 30,768 $103,304
Laguna Woods 16,302 $54,357
Newport Beach 86,594 $153,709
Santa Ana 331,266 $50,505
Tustin 77,765 $77,327

Irvine Hospitals

IRVINE REGIONAL HOSPITAL & MEDICAL CTR
(Proprietary)
16200 SAND CANYON AVE
(949) 753-2000
Emergency Service: Yes

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Irvine High Schools

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UNIVERSITY HIGH
4771 CAMPUS DR.
949-936-7600
Serves 2,151 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 24.8

WOODBRIDGE HIGH
2 MEADOWBROOK
949-936-7800
Serves 2,109 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 25.4

NORTHWOOD HIGH
4515 PORTOLA PARKWAY
949-936-7219
Serves 1,858 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 26

IRVINE HIGH
4321 WALNUT AVE.
949-936-7000
Serves 1,809 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 26

CREEKSIDE HIGH SCHOOL
311 WEST YALE LOOP
949-936-7400
A Non-traditional School
Serves 162 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 16.2

SAN JOAQUIN HIGH (ALT.)
311 W. YALE LOOP
949-936-7440
A Non-traditional School
Serves 137 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 24.5

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