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Irvine, CA

Irvine is centrist with a liberal slant and has a Democratic representative in Congress
265,502
Irvine Population7
$
83,422
Median Income6
5.0
%
Unemployment Rate17
 

City Score

 

Population

Irvine is one of the fastest growing big cities in the United States since 2010, particularly for families where the population under 5 years old grew by 62%

Age

34.1
Median Age7
33.3
%
Population Growth Since 20107

Proportion of Population by Age Group vs. United States average7

 

Race and Ethnicity

Irvine residents are predominantly Asian/Chinese and the city is becoming less diverse as the Asian community has grown by 48.4% since 2010, while the white community, 2nd largest in the city, has grown by 0.7%

Race

37.5
%
California Population, White7
61.1
%
United States population, White7

Population Distribution by Race/Ethnicity7

 

Climate

Irvine is almost never cold and rarely hot and there is little rain and no snow. There is at least some rain 34 days per year and an average temperature of 73°F in July

Weather

9
%
Chance of Rain12
72
%
Chance of Sunshine3

Average Temperature36

 

Housing

The average home value in Irvine increased by 39% since 2010 which is 3% lower than the national average and 34% lower than the state average

Rent

$
3,400
Monthly Average13
46
%
Renters37

Average Home Value5

 

Taxes

Irvine is a low tax location with income tax 36% lower than the national average and property tax 32% lower than the national average, but sales tax 13% higher than the national average.

Other

0.76
%
Property Tax21
7.75
%
Sales Tax19
0.65
%
Vehicle Tax21

Effective Income Tax Rate at Various Income Levels (Married, Filing Jointly)38

 

Employment

Irvine has a high employment rate of 95% which is 2% higher than the national average. The largest employers are Taco Bell and Alorica

Income

7.0
%
<$25,0006
39.7
%
$100,000+6

Distribution by Industry17

 

Politics

Irvine is centrist with a liberal slant and has a Democratic representative in Congress

2016 Presidential Election Results39

Representatives

Mayor27 Christina Shea
Republican
House of Representative27 Katie Porter
Democratic
 

Healthcare

The nearest 5-star hospital, St Jude Medical Center, is 13.9 miles from the center of Irvine, the nearest Veterans Affairs medical center, VA Long Beach Healthcare System, is 21.2 miles away, and the nearest top-rated hospital for cancer care, Kaiser Permanente Anaheim and Irvine Medical Centers, is 7.5 miles away

Medicare-Rated Hospitals (<50 Miles)2

Is Marijuana Legal?

Medical28 Yes
Decriminalized28 Yes
 

Safety

In California, 16.3% of adults live in a household with at least one gun, which is a significant decrease from 2000 when 27.4% of adults lived in households with guns

Gun Laws

Yes
Universal Background Checks29
Yes
Permit to Purchase Law29

Property Crimes and Violent Crimes per 100,000 Residents

 

Recognition

#11 2020 Best Cities to Live by Niche30
#26 2020 Best Cities to Retire by Niche31
#9 2020 Best Cities for Families by Niche32
 

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