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Irvine is a city in Orange County, in the Los Angeles-Long Beach metro area.

The community was named after early family of ranchers

The latitude of Irvine is 33.669N. The longitude is -117.822W.

It is in the Pacific Standard time zone. Elevation is 56 feet.

The estimated population, in 2003, was 170,561.


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Median household income
Local
$72,057
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Irvine demographic reports
Former and merged names include:
· Myford
Crime: The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 144. The number of murders and homicides was 2. The violent crime rate was 0.9 per 1,000 people.
No. 5 on the "Best Cities for Women" list (small cities), Ladies' Home Journal, 2002
Filming location for:
· 1982 movie, "Poltergeist"
· 2006 movie, "You, Me and Dupree"
· 2007 movie, "Reign Over Me"
Census 2000 highlights: Among major American cities, ranked No. 7 in percentage Asian population (29.8%); Among U.S. communities of at least 100,000 people, ranked No. 8 in monthly mortgage costs. The median here was $1,897
Well-known residents have included:
· Aaron Peirsol, Olympic gold medallist (swimming)
Coffee: National and regional coffee companies with outlets here include Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf, Diedrich Coffee, Panera Bread, Seattle's Best Coffee, Starbucks
Local festivals include:
  • Irish Fair and Music Festival - June 23-24, 2007
Dates often change. Check Irvine web sites and events links in the sections below.
Historic sites and museums: Severin Wunderman Museum, Irvine Museum
Colleges and universities: University of California, Irvine, Concordia University Irvine, Irvine Valley College, Golden Gate University - Irvine
Gays & lesbians
National index: 100
Local index: 80

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Ancestry & family history

10% of Irvine residents report German ancestry, and 7% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Irvine ancestry & family history guide.

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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Irvine was $32,196, compared with $21,587 nationally.

Education

58% of Irvine residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Housing & real estate

Median rent in Irvine, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $1,177.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,897.


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Libraries in Irvine include Heritage Park Branch Library, University Park Branch Library ... View libraries

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Orange County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Irvine political report.

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Irvine restaurants taking online reservations include Agora Churrascaria, Bistango, Clay Oven Cuisine of India, Daily Grill - Irvine, French 75 Brasserie, Il Fornaio - Irvine, Maki Maki - Irvine, McCormick & Schmick's Seafood - Irvine, Ruth's Chris Steak House - Irvine ... View restaurants

Traffic

The average commute time for Irvine workers is 23 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

A total of 31 fatal motor vehicle accidents occurred in Irvine between 2001 and 2003, according to reports gathered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

This is a rate of 2.2 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was lower than the national norm.

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