Latest Data (2017)
Population 277,453
Nationwide Rank 73

Quick Facts

Irvine, California is the 73rd largest city in the United States as of 2017.

Irvine, California is a city.

Irvine, California is as large as it has ever been. In 2017 Irvine had its largest population ever.

Irvine, California is growing extremely quickly. It is growing faster than 98% of similarly sized cities since 2000.

Irvine, California Border Map

Similarly Sized Cities In US

US Rank Name Population Growth
2000-2017
63 St. Paul, Minnesota 306,621 6.9%
64 Henderson, Nevada 302,539 68.7%
65 Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 302,407 -9.3%
66 Cincinnati, Ohio 301,301 -9.0%
67 Anchorage, Alaska 294,356 12.9%
68 Greensboro, North Carolina 290,222 27.0%
69 Plano, Texas 286,143 27.6%
70 Newark, New Jersey 285,154 4.5%
71 Lincoln, Nebraska 284,736 25.0%
72 Orlando, Florida 280,257 43.9%
73 Irvine, California 277,453 89.1%
74 Toledo, Ohio 276,491 -11.8%
75 Jersey City, New Jersey 270,753 12.8%
76 Chula Vista, California 270,471 54.0%
77 Durham, North Carolina 267,743 41.7%
78 Fort Wayne, Indiana 265,904 4.7%
79 St. Petersburg, Florida 263,255 5.8%
80 Laredo, Texas 260,654 45.2%
81 Buffalo, New York 258,612 -11.4%
82 Madison, Wisconsin 255,214 21.4%
83 Lubbock, Texas 253,888 26.7%

Similarly Sized Cities In California

US Rank Name Population Growth
2000-2017
34 Fresno 527,438 22.4%
35 Sacramento 501,901 22.6%
39 Long Beach 469,450 1.5%
45 Oakland 425,195 6.1%
53 Bakersfield 380,874 55.4%
55 Anaheim 352,497 7.0%
57 Santa Ana 334,136 -1.2%
58 Riverside 327,728 26.8%
61 Stockton 310,496 26.9%
73 Irvine 277,453 89.1%
76 Chula Vista 270,471 54.0%
96 Fremont 234,962 15.0%
102 San Bernardino 216,995 14.8%
103 Modesto 214,221 12.6%
105 Fontana 211,815 44.3%
106 Santa Clarita 210,888 35.5%
108 Oxnard 210,037 22.3%
111 Moreno Valley 207,226 44.6%
112 Glendale 203,054 3.9%
114 Huntington Beach 201,874 6.2%
141 Rancho Cucamonga 177,452 37.4%
144 Oceanside 176,193 8.7%
145 Ontario 175,841 10.8%
147 Santa Rosa 175,269 17.4%
148 Garden Grove 174,226 5.3%
149 Elk Grove 171,844 110.3%
154 Corona 167,836 30.0%
159 Hayward 160,500 13.8%
160 Lancaster 160,316 34.5%
162 Salinas 157,596 9.8%
163 Palmdale 157,519 34.0%
166 Sunnyvale 153,656 16.5%
170 Pomona 152,939 3.2%
173 Escondido 151,969 13.1%
178 Torrance 146,758 6.1%
186 Pasadena 142,647 6.0%
187 Orange 140,560 8.1%
188 Fullerton 140,392 10.9%

Demographics

Population History

Year Population Rank in US
2017 277,453 73
2016 266,122 75
2015 256,927 81
2014 248,531 82
2013 236,716 85
2012 229,985 91
2011 220,694 92
2010 212,375 96
2009 209,716 97
2008 204,936 99
2007 197,714 109
2006 190,269 119
2005 184,838 118
2004 176,670 124
2003 170,303 126
2002 162,205 130
2001 156,613 134
2000 146,689 144
1990 111,416 169