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Orange County, California

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Statistics & Facts


History & History-related items

City Attractions


Chamber of Commerce.

Organizations, Churches, and Sports.




Statistics & Facts

The California state capital is Sacramento.
The population of Irvine is approximately 171,700 (2004), 212375 (2010).
The approximate number of families is 52,972 (2004), 78978 (2010).
The amount of land area in Irvine is 109.612 sq. kilometers.
The amount of land area in Irvine is 55.2 sq. miles.
The amount of surface water is 0.832 sq kilometers.
The distance from Irvine to Washington DC is 2406 miles.
The distance to the California state capital is 396 miles. (as the crow flies)
Irvine is positioned 33.66 degrees north of the equator and 117.79 degrees west of the prime meridian.
Irvine elevation is 208 feet above sea level.
The Irvine city flower is the Lily of the Nile and the city insect is the Western Swallowtail Butterfly..
The city tree is the Camphor Tree and the City Vegetable is Asparagus..
Irvine per capita income is $ 29,163.
Irvine median income is $ 66,421.
The Irvine median home price is $ 244,000.
Irvine average annual rainfall is 10-13 inches per year
The average winter temperature is 56 degrees F.
The average summer temperature is 71 degrees F.


not far from Disneyland in Southern California. Here is a map page for Irvine.
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History & History Related Items

The entire area was once a large Spanish land grant. Financial problems forced the large land owners to sell their properties. Jose Sepulveda, one of these owners, sold his 50,000 acres to Benjamin and Thomas Flint, Llewellyn Bixby and James Irvine in 1864. These men were sheep ranchers who continued to graze sheep on their newly acquired land. In 1878, James Irvine bought out his partners giving him 110,000 acres. He died in 1886. His son, James Irvine Jr., inherited the land and incorporated it into the large Irvine Company by 1894. At this time he began to leave sheep ranching behind and switched over to field crops, olive and citrus orchards. The Irvine Company soldland to the government where they built two Marine Corps facilities. In the late 1950's, the University of California planned a new campus for Irvine. The company gave 1,000 acres and the state purchased 500 more. Plans were drawn up for a new city to surround the university. By 1970, Turtle Rock, University Park, Culverdale, the Ranch and Walnut were built. The residents voted for incorporation on 28 December 1971.

Irvine has become a large, thriving area with all the aspects of a planned community, including both high and low density residential areas, shopping, the University of California at Irvine, Irvine Meadows Amphitheater, the Irvine Spectrum and Wild Rivers Water Park to name just a few attractions. Here is a history page for Irvine.
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The incorporation of Irvine

1971, December 28


Photos and information for Irvine.

For information on Irvine, please call: (949) 660-9112

Wild Rivers Waterpark
8770 Irvine Center Drive
Irvine, CA 92618
Phone: 949-768-9453
Fax: 949-768-9216
Please call to confirm hours and fees
Have fun on over 40 water rides and attractions, including Hurricane Harbor and Thunder Cove.

Turtle Rock Nature Center
1 Sunnyhill
Irvine, CA 92612-5718
Phone: 949-854-8151

Learn more about the area at Destination - Irvine

The city vegetable is the Asparagus. The city insect is the Western Swallowtail Butterfly

Sister Cities of Irvine.
Hermosillo, Mexico, Taoyuan, Taiwan and Tsukuba, Japan.
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Irvine City Government

City of Irvine

Irvine City Civic Center
1 Civic Center Plaza
P.O. Box 19575
Irvine, CA 92623
Phone: 949-724-6000

Irvine Chamber

Irvine Chamber of Commerce
2485 McCabe Way, Suite 150
Irvine, CA 92714
Phone: (949) 660-9112
Fax (949) 660-0829

Irvine Organizations

Irvine Chamber of Commerce
2485 McCabe Way, Suite 150
Irvine, CA 92714
Phone: (949) 660-9112
Fax (949) 660-0829

Irvine Libraries

Irvine University Park Library
part of the Orange County Public Library
4512 Sandburg Way
Irvine, CA 92612-2734
Phone: 949-786-4001

Irvine-Heritage Park Regional Library
part of the Orange County Public Library
14361 Yale Ave
Irvine, CA 92604-1901
Phone: 949-936-4040

Orange County Public Library System

University Of California Libraries
PO Box 19557
Irvine, CA 92623-9557
Phone: 949-824-6836

Irvine Schools

Irvine Unified School District
5050 Barranca Pkwy
Irvine, CA 92604-4652
Phone: 949-936-5250
Fax 949-936-5259

Tustin Unified School District
300 South C Street
Tustin, California 92780-3695
Phone: (714) 730-7301 children in the western and northern portions of Irvine attend schools in this district.


Chapman University, Irvine Campus
Phone: 949-753-4774
Fax 949-753-7875

Concordia University-Irvine campus
1530 Concordia
Irvine, CA 92612-3203
Phone: 949-854-8002
Fax 949-854-6888

Golden Gate University
2222 Martin
Irvine, CA 92612-1458
Phone: 949-752-1700
Fax: 949-752-2676

Irvine Valley College
5500 Irvine Center Dr
Irvine, CA 92620-4301
Phone: 949-451-5100
Fax: 949-451-5270

Lutheran Bible Institute
5321 University Dr # H
Irvine, CA 92612-2942
Phone: 949-262-9222

Marymount College
2300 Michelson Dr
Irvine, CA 92612-1336
Phone: 949-263-0316

Pepperdine University
2151 Michelson Dr # 165
Irvine, CA 92612-1311
Phone: 949-833-8221

Platt College
Phone: 949-833-2300
Fax 949-833-0269

University Of Redlands
18818 Teller Ave # 160
Irvine, CA 92612-1679
Phone: 949-833-2006

University of La Verne/Orange County Campus
Phone: 949-985-0944
Fax 949-985-5634

University of California - Irvine
Irvine, CA 92697
Campus & University Dr
Irvine, CA 92697
Phone: 949-824-5011

Webster University
2300 Michelson Dr # 800
Irvine, CA 92612-1336
Phone: 949-250-7855
For More Information: 1-877-893-2783 Irvine


The population for Irvine was:
1971 - 14,231
1980 - 62,134
1990 - 110,330
1996 - 127,200
1998 - 129,294
1999 - 136,600
2000 - 143,072
2001 - 148,000
2002 - 156,000
2003 - 164,900
2004 - 171,700
The 1990 and 2000 figures are from US Census data. All other figures are from other sources.

40% of Irvine residents have a Bachelor's degree. The average age in 2000 was 33.4 years.

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