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92714, 92715, 92718, 92720

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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.

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Irvine location: not far from Disneyland in Southern California. Here is a map page for Irvine.

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Climate & Weather

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.
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Irvine history:

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.
The incorporation date of Irvine: 1971, December 28

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Irvine attractions:

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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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