Overview

Introduction to Irvine, California

Irvine is part of the Los Angeles-Long Beach-Santa Ana metropolitan area. Irvine lies 48 miles to the southeast of Los Angeles. The center of the city is only 7 miles from the Pacific Ocean.

Irvine History

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

Irvine Culture

Irvine is comprised of several villages, each of which was master planned by the Irvine Company. It enjoys the warm and sunny weather for which Southern California is so famous. August average daily temperatures are 83 degrees. January average daily temperatures are 66 degrees.

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

Arts and Entertainment

Arts, entertainment and leisure 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.

Demographics

People

Total Population265,502
Male Share of the Population48.8%
Female Share of the Population51.2%
Senior Citizens9.9%
Employed Population 16+125,241
Age of the Population34

Families

% of people married52.9%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher55.4%
Median Earnings25+$69,273
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$31,667
Median Earnings With High School Degree$36,036

Wealth

Median Family Income$123,658
% Above Poverty Level86.7%
% Below Poverty Level13.3%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time26 minutes
% Working from Home7.7%
% Walking and Biking to Work5.6%
% Using Public Transportation1.3%

Housing

People Living Alone22.7%
Median Gross Rent$2,259
Median House Value$797,100

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)55.1%
German6.8%
Irish5.1%
English4.6%
Iranian4.4%
Arab3.5%
Italian3.1%
French Except Basque1.5%
Polish1.3%
Russian1.2%
Swedish1.1%
Scottish1%
Norwegian0.8%
Dutch0.8%
Egyptian0.8%
Syrian0.7%
Afghan)0.6%
US/American0.5%
African0.5%
Iraqi0.5%
Hungarian0.4%
Welsh0.4%
Lithuanian0.3%
Palestinian0.3%
Romanian0.3%
Greek0.3%
Ukrainian0.3%
Turkish0.3%
Danishn0.3%
Lebanese0.3%
Portuguese0.2%
Swiss0.2%
Austrian0.2%
Estonian0.2%
Czech0.2%
Israeli0.2%
Canadian0.2%
Brazilian0.1%
West Indian0.1%
Bahamian0.1%
Finnish0.1%
Croatian0.1%
South African0.1%
Moroccan0.1%
Jordanian0.1%
Slovak0.1%
Belgian0.1%
Australian0.1%
Sudanese0.1%
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Irvine Almanac

CategoryValue
CountyOrange County
Standard Zip Codes92604, 92606, 92617, 92612, 92614, 92618, 92602, 92603, 92620
P.O. Box Zip Codes92616, 92619, 92623, 92650
Company Zip Codes92697
Phone Area Codes949, 7, 14, 714
Time ZoneAmerica/Los_Angeles
Approximate Latitude33.69
Approximate Longitude-117.78

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)

StationTUSTIN IRVINE RANCH
Distance4.7 miles
Jan Temp41 to 68 F
Apr Temp48 to 73 F
Jul Temp60 to 84 F
Oct Temp53 to 79 F
Annual Precip13.8 inches
StationNEWPORT BEACH HARBOR
Distance6 miles
Jan Temp48 to 64 F
Apr Temp54 to 66 F
Jul Temp63 to 71 F
Oct Temp59 to 71 F
Annual Precip11.6 inches
StationLAGUNA BEACH
Distance8.6 miles
Jan Temp44 to 67 F
Apr Temp49 to 71 F
Jul Temp60 to 77 F
Oct Temp55 to 76 F
Annual Precip13.5 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Costa Mesa113,198$84,311
Laguna Hills31,185$118,846
Laguna Woods16,228$58,826
Newport Beach86,280$168,787
Santa Ana333,499$59,516
Tustin80,140$86,074

Irvine Hospitals

Hoag Hospital Irvine
(Non-profit)
16200 Sand Canyon Avenue
Kaiser Fnd Hosp - Irvine
(Non-profit)
6640 Alton Parkway
Hoag Orthopedic Institute
(Non-profit)
16250 Sand Canyon Avenue

Irvine Public Schools

Arnold O. Beckman High
3588 Bryan Ave.
ZIP: 92602
High
Total Enrollment 2648
Hicks Canyon Elementary
3817 Viewpark
ZIP: 92602
Primary
Total Enrollment 916
Myford Elementary
3181 Trevino Dr.
ZIP: 92602
Primary
Total Enrollment 756
Orchard Hills
11555 Culver Dr.
ZIP: 92602
Primary
Total Enrollment 1171
Alderwood Elementary
2005 Knollcrest
ZIP: 92603
Primary
Total Enrollment 835
Bonita Canyon Elementary
1 Sundance
ZIP: 92603
Primary
Total Enrollment 495
Turtle Rock Elementary
5151 Amalfi Dr.
ZIP: 92603
Primary
Total Enrollment 923
Vista Verde
6 Federation Way
ZIP: 92603
Primary
Total Enrollment 941
Deerfield Elementary
2 Deerfield Ave.
ZIP: 92604
Primary
Total Enrollment 671
Early Childhood Learning Center
1 Smoketree
ZIP: 92604
Eastshore Elementary
155 E.shore
ZIP: 92604
Primary
Total Enrollment 635
Greentree Elementary
4200 Manzanita
ZIP: 92604
Primary
Total Enrollment 517
Irvine High
4321 Walnut Ave.
ZIP: 92604
High
Total Enrollment 1968
Lakeside Middle
3 Lemongrass
ZIP: 92604
Middle
Total Enrollment 650
Stone Creek Elementary
2 Stone Creek S.
ZIP: 92604
Primary
Total Enrollment 579
Venado Middle
4 Deerfield Ave.
ZIP: 92604
Middle
Total Enrollment 577
Woodbridge High
2 Meadowbrook
ZIP: 92604
High
Total Enrollment 2480
Alternative Education-san Joaquin High
3387 Barranca Pkwy.
ZIP: 92606
Other
Total Enrollment 90
College Park Elementary
3700 Chaparral Ave.
ZIP: 92606
Primary
Total Enrollment 798
Creekside High
3387 Barranca Pkwy.
ZIP: 92606
High
Total Enrollment 116
Irvine Adult Transition Programs
3387 Barranca Pkwy.
ZIP: 92606
High
Total Enrollment 61
Plaza Vista
670 Paseo W.park
ZIP: 92606
Primary
Total Enrollment 951
Rancho San Joaquin Middle
4861 Michelson Dr.
ZIP: 92612
Middle
Total Enrollment 856
University High
4771 Campus Dr.
ZIP: 92612
High
Total Enrollment 2527
University Park Elementary
4572 Sandburg Way
ZIP: 92612
Primary
Total Enrollment 541
Culverdale Elementary
2 Paseo W.park
ZIP: 92614
Primary
Total Enrollment 762
Meadow Park Elementary
50 Blue Lake S.
ZIP: 92614
Primary
Total Enrollment 685
South Lake Middle
655 W. Yale Loop
ZIP: 92614
Middle
Total Enrollment 678
Springbrook Elementary
655 Springbrook N.
ZIP: 92614
Primary
Total Enrollment 662
Westpark Elementary
25 San Carlo
ZIP: 92614
Primary
Total Enrollment 766
Oak Creek Elementary
1 Dove Creek
ZIP: 92618
Primary
Total Enrollment 876
Brywood Elementary
1 W.wood
ZIP: 92620
Primary
Total Enrollment 603
Canyon View Elementary
12025 Yale Ct.
ZIP: 92620
Primary
Total Enrollment 795
Cypress Village Elementary
355 Rush Lily
ZIP: 92620
Primary
Total Enrollment 654
Jeffrey Trail Middle
155 Visions
ZIP: 92620
Middle
Total Enrollment 983
Northwood Elementary
28 Carson
ZIP: 92620
Primary
Total Enrollment 722
Northwood High
4515 Portola Pkwy.
ZIP: 92620
High
Total Enrollment 2173
Portola Springs Elementary
1 Liberty
ZIP: 92620
Primary
Total Enrollment 242
Santiago Hills Elementary
29 Christamon W.
ZIP: 92620
Primary
Total Enrollment 619
Sierra Vista Middle
2 Liberty
ZIP: 92620
Middle
Total Enrollment 733
Stonegate Elementary
100 Honors
ZIP: 92620
Primary
Total Enrollment 1122
Woodbury Elementary
125 Great Lawn
ZIP: 92620
Primary
Total Enrollment 1076

Irvine Private Schools

Tutor Time Child Care Learning Center
12860 Central Park Ave
ZIP: 92602
Elementary
Total Enrollment 15
Tarbut V'torah Community Day School
5 Federation Way
ZIP: 92603
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 620
Childtime Learning Center
4876 Irvine Center Dr
ZIP: 92604
Elementary
Total Enrollment 13
Dreamland Preschool
5101 Walnut Ave
ZIP: 92604
Elementary
Total Enrollment 18
Jenny Hart Early Education Center
4445 Alton Pkwy
ZIP: 92604
Elementary
Total Enrollment 17
Mardan School
1 Osborn St
ZIP: 92604
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 56
Kindercare Learning Center #1763 Westpark
855 Paseo Westpark
ZIP: 92606
Elementary
Total Enrollment 12
Turtle Rock Preschool & Kindergarten
1 Concordia
ZIP: 92612
Elementary
Total Enrollment 29
Village Montessori School Of Irvine
4552 Sandburg Way
ZIP: 92612
Elementary
Total Enrollment 56
Irvine Montessori
17575 Cartwright Rd
ZIP: 92614
Elementary
Total Enrollment 120
Westpark Montessori School Of Irvine
11 San Leandro
ZIP: 92614
Elementary
Total Enrollment 25
University Montessori School
101 Russell Pl
ZIP: 92617
Elementary
Total Enrollment 54
Crean Lutheran High School
12500 Sand Canyon Ave
ZIP: 92618
Secondary
Total Enrollment 525
Tutor Time Learning Center
16498 Royal Oak
ZIP: 92618
Elementary
Total Enrollment 25
New Horizon Elementary School - Irvine
1 Truman St
ZIP: 92620
Elementary
Total Enrollment 183
Northwood Montessori Of Irvine
12100 Yale Ct
ZIP: 92620
Elementary
Total Enrollment 53
St Michael The Archangel Academy
18 Truman St Ste 215
ZIP: 92620
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 116
Woodbury Cdc
125 Great Lawn
ZIP: 92620
Elementary
Total Enrollment 107
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