Irvine Fact Sheet

    What is the population of Irvine? Irvine's population is 328,284.

    How big is Irvine? Irvine covers an area of nearly 66 square miles. It’s the 72nd largest city in the United States.

    What is the main demographic of Irvine? As per the 2021 U.S. Census Bureau, Irvine is composed of 44.9% Caucasian, 43.6% Asian, 7% two or more races, 1.5% Black or African American, 10.7% Hispanic or Latino, 0.4% Native Hawaiian or Other Hispanic Islander, 0.2% American Indian/Alaska Native and 38.3% other.

    Where is Irvine? Irvine is located in the center of Orange County, Calif., Irvine is just 45 miles south of Los Angeles and 90 miles north of San Diego. The center of the city is only 7 miles from the Pacific Ocean.

    What is the average temperature in Irvine? Irvine's average temperature in January is 56 degrees and the average temperature in August is 71 degrees. Precipitation averages 10-13 inches per year.

    How do you get to Irvine? Whether traveling by air, train, bus or car, Irvine is conveniently located near Interstates 5 and 405, as well as Routes 73 and 55. The Irvine Transportation Center offers Amtrak and Metrolink service.

    What airport serves Irvine? John Wayne Airport (SNA)  - Located less than five minutes from the majority of Irvine's hotels, the airport is served by commercial and commuter airlines, including Alaska, American, Delta, Frontier, JetSuiteX, Southwest, United, and WestJet.

    How much of Irvine is preserved as parks, natural open space and trails? More than 1/3 of the city. 

    How many miles of off-street bicycle trails in Irvine? 61+ miles

    How many miles of on-street bicycle trails in Irvine? 300+ miles

    How many acres of open space does Irvine have? There are 16,500 acres of open space, trails, parks and NCCP land (Natural Community Conservation Plan) in and around Irvine, the most in Orange County!

    GREEN SPACE

    • Regional Parks 1
    • Community Parks 23
    • Neighborhood Parks and Vista Points 41
    • Athletic Fields 146
    • Sports Fields 188 acres + Orange County Great Park 194-Acre Sports Complex
    • Open Space/Greenbelts 6,500 acres
    • Streetscape 933 acres
    • Trees 79,729

    INTERESTING FACTS

    • Missions, cattle grazing, and agriculture were once the main activities in the Irvine area.
    • Irvine hosted the first National Boy Scout Jamboree on the West Coast in 1953.
    • Irvine is one of the nation's largest planned urban communities.

    What year was Irvine incorporated as a city? December 28, 1971.

    What university is located in Irvine? University of California, Irvine

    What famous people are from Irvine? Will Ferrell, Jon Lovitz and Nasim Pedrad

    What films and television series were filmed in Irvine? Television Series - HBO's Ballers, Rosewood, Criminal Minds,The Player; Television Reality - Shark Tank, Farmers' Market Flip, Real Estate Wars, Happily Ever After (seasons 1 and 2), Real Housewives of Orange County, The Bachelor, Total Divas, HBO's Hard Knocks; Feature Films - Chips, Horrible Bosses 2,The Hangover, art III, Zero Dark Thirty

    What is Irvine's room tax? 10%

    What is Irvine's sales tax 7.75%

    How many hotels are in Irvine? 22

    How many hotel rooms are in Irvine? 4,891

    How many square feet of hotel meeting space in Irvine? 190,964 sq. ft.

    Hotels

    124 

      

    Element Irvine

    496 

      

    Irvine Marriott 

    335 

      

    Sonesta Hotel

    306

      

    Hilton Irvine

    293

      

    Embassy Suites

    271

      

    Marriott Irvine Spectrum

    252   DoubleTree

    210

      

    Courtyard by Marriott - Irvine Spectrum

    208 

      

    Atrium Hotel 

    176   AC Hotel

    174 

      

    Residence Inn - Airport 

    170

      

    Hilton Garden Inn

    168  Staybridge Suites
    164  Hampton Inn & Suites
    161   Homewood Suites 

    153 

      

    Courtyard by Marriott - Airport 

    150 

      

    Extended Stay America

    149  Hyatt House

    148 

      

    La Quinta Inn & Suites

    132 

      

    SpringHill Suites 

    122 

      

    Sonesta Simply Suites Orange County - Spectrum Center

    112 

      

    Residence Inn - Irvine Spectrum

    What sports venues are located in Irvine? Orange County Great Park Sports Complex and Great Park Ice & FivePoint Arena, Bren Events Center and William Woollett Jr. Aquatic Center

    What shopping centers are located in Irvine? Irvine Spectrum Center and The Market Place

    What golf courses are located in Irvine? Oak Creek Golf Course, Rancho San Joaquin Golf Course, and Strawberry Farms Golf Club

    What attractions are in Irvine? Barclay Theatre, Irvine Historical Museum, Irvine Museum, Irvine Ranch Natural Landmarks, Northwood Gratitude and Honor Memorial, Orange County Great Park, Pretend City Children's Museum, Tanaka Farms

    What Orange County attractions are near Irvine?

    • Angel Stadium of Anaheim
    • Balboa Pavilion
    • Dana Point Harbor
    • Disneyland®  Park
    • Festival of Arts - Pageant of the Masters
    • Fullerton Arboretum
    • Heritage Historic Park
    • Honda Center, Home of the Anaheim Ducks NHL Team
    • Sawdust Festival
    • International Surfing Museum
    • Irvine Park Railroad
    • Knott's Berry Farm
    • Mission San Juan Capistrano
    • Newport Harbor and Nautical Museum
    • Orange County Fairgrounds
    • Richard Nixon Library
    • Segerstrom Center for the Arts

    What accolades has Irvine received?

    • Irvine ranked 6th (only California city in top 10) among 100 U.S. cities for parks quality and access in the 2019 ParkScore Index conducted by The Trust for Public Land.
    • Irvine Among Best Cities to Raise a Family in the United States (ranked 9th WalletHub)
    • Irvine Ranked No. 1 in Fiscal Strength by Truth in Accounting since 2016.
    • Niche ranked Irvine the #10 "Best City to Live in America." (2017) 
    • WalletHub ranked Irvine #3 among the "10 Happiest Cities in the United States." (2017)
    • Money Magazine named Irvine #20 of 50 "America's Best Small Cities" to live. (2016)
    • Livability.com named Irvine a 10 Best College Town, 2016
    • Top 10 Green Towns to Visit! FlipKey by TripAdvisor
    • The 10 Best Cities for an Active Retirement by EVELO (2016) (Irvine ranked #1)
    • Top 100 Best Places to Live 2016 by Livability.com
    • Irvine has been rated "America's Safest Big City" by the FBI crime ranking of cities over 100,000 in population every year since 2005
    • 2015 "City Livability Award" by The United States Conference of Mayors.