About Irvine

Incorporated in 1971, Irvine, California is a planned, suburban city located in Orange County.

The 66 square mile city has an estimated population of 223,729 and an average household income of 76,046. Irvine includes the 92602, 92603, 92604, 92612, 92614, 92616, 92617, 92618, 92619, 92620, 92623 and 92697 ZIP codes. The city has an average home value of $314,571.43 and an average household size of 2.59.

Shopping in Irvine

Shopping centers in Irvine include Irvine Spectrum Center, The District at Tustin Legacy, The Market Place, Fashion Island and South Coast Plaza. Together they offer mid-range to high end retail and dining experiences. The Irvine Spectrum Center is a large shopping and dining facility; Fashion Island is made up of national luxury chains as well as local boutiques. South Coast Plaza offers over 250 boutiques and department stores, as well as restaurants that have been honored with local and national awards.

The District at Tustin Legacy, The Market Place and the UC Irvine Farmers Market add to the retail, dining and outdoor shopping experiences in Irvine.

Utility Companies Serving Irvine

Waste Management of Orange County

Irvine Ranch Water District

Orange County Sanitation District

Southern California Edison

Southern California Gas Company



Cox Communications

Irvine Business Climate

Irvine is a popular location for technology and semiconductor sector businesses. It is also the location of multiple colleges and universities both independent institutions and those in the California university system; the University of California, Irvine , is the city’s top employer.

Irvine is home to a number of the North American headquarters of international companies including Samsung, Toshiba, BenQ Corporation, Kia and Mazda Motors, NHN and Nikken.

US companies headquartered in Irvine include Allergan, Inc, Zymo Research, Gateway, Inc., Epicor Software, Quicksilver Software, Western Digital, Meade Instruments, Broadcom Corporation, ATEN Technology, Inc., Masimo, O’Neill, Inc., Golden State Foods, In-N-Out Burger, Taco Bell and LA Fitness.

Irvine Government

As a charter city with a Council-Manager Government, the city of Irvine is governed by a mayor, four-person City Council and a city manager. The mayor is elected every two years and City Council Members are elected every four years. Additionally, Irvine has a city manager and assistant city manager; a city attorney and a city clerk.

Irvine is located in the 33rd and 35th Senate Districts and the 48th Congressional District.