Latest Data (2016)
Population 266,122
Nationwide Rank 75

Quick Facts

Irvine, California is the 75th largest city in the United States as of 2016.

Irvine, California is a city.

Irvine, California is as large as it has ever been. In 2016 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
2000-2016
65 Cincinnati, Ohio 298,800 -9.7%
66 Anchorage, Alaska 298,192 14.4%
67 Henderson, Nevada 292,969 63.4%
68 Greensboro, North Carolina 287,027 25.6%
69 Plano, Texas 286,057 27.5%
70 Newark, New Jersey 281,764 3.3%
71 Lincoln, Nebraska 280,364 23.1%
72 Toledo, Ohio 278,508 -11.2%
73 Orlando, Florida 277,173 42.3%
74 Chula Vista, California 267,172 52.1%
75 Irvine, California 266,122 81.4%
76 Fort Wayne, Indiana 264,488 4.1%
77 Jersey City, New Jersey 264,152 10.0%
78 Durham, North Carolina 263,016 39.2%
79 St. Petersburg, Florida 260,999 4.9%
80 Laredo, Texas 257,156 43.2%
81 Buffalo, New York 256,902 -12.0%
82 Madison, Wisconsin 252,551 20.2%
83 Lubbock, Texas 252,506 26.1%
84 Chandler, Arizona 247,477 37.8%
85 Scottsdale, Arizona 246,645 20.7%

Similarly Sized Cities In California

US Rank Name Population Growth
2000-2016
34 Fresno 522,053 21.2%
35 Sacramento 495,234 21.0%
39 Long Beach 470,130 1.7%
45 Oakland 420,005 4.8%
53 Bakersfield 376,380 53.6%
56 Anaheim 351,043 6.6%
57 Santa Ana 334,217 -1.2%
59 Riverside 324,722 25.6%
62 Stockton 307,072 25.5%
74 Chula Vista 267,172 52.1%
75 Irvine 266,122 81.4%
96 Fremont 233,136 14.1%
100 San Bernardino 216,239 14.4%
103 Modesto 212,175 11.5%
106 Fontana 209,665 42.8%
108 Oxnard 207,906 21.1%
109 Moreno Valley 205,499 43.4%
112 Glendale 200,831 2.8%
114 Huntington Beach 200,652 5.6%
134 Santa Clarita 181,972 16.9%
140 Rancho Cucamonga 176,534 36.7%
141 Oceanside 175,464 8.3%
142 Santa Rosa 175,155 17.3%
143 Garden Grove 174,858 5.7%
146 Ontario 173,212 9.1%
148 Elk Grove 169,743 107.8%
153 Corona 166,785 29.2%
159 Lancaster 160,106 34.3%
160 Hayward 158,937 12.7%
161 Palmdale 157,356 33.8%
162 Salinas 157,218 9.5%
167 Sunnyvale 152,771 15.8%
169 Pomona 152,494 2.9%
172 Escondido 151,613 12.8%
176 Torrance 147,195 6.4%
185 Pasadena 142,059 5.5%
187 Fullerton 140,721 11.2%
188 Orange 140,504 8.1%

Demographics

Population History

Year Population Rank in US
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