Income/capita NAT. AVG.
Household income NAT. AVG.
Unemployment NAT. AVG.
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Income per capita$45,140$31,458$29,829
Median household income$93,823$63,783$55,322
Median income owner occupied$124,944$86,568$70,586
Median income renter occupied$72,080$43,419$35,192
Median earnings male$71,006$36,599$36,919
Median earnings female$40,176$27,020$26,250
Unemployment rate4.0%5.5%4.7%
Poverty level12.7%15.8%15.1%

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Key findings

  • The income per capita in Irvine is 51% higher than the national average
  • The median household income in Irvine is 70% higher than the national average
  • Male median earnings are 41% higher than female median earnings
  • The unemployment rate in Irvine is 13% lower than the national average
  • The poverty level in Irvine is 16% lower than the national average

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      $62,542 $93,823 $187,646
      $42,517 $63,783 $127,566
      $36,877 $55,322 $110,644
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      Irvine median earnings by income bracket

      Irvine employment by industry

      Labour TypeMaleFemale
      Construction industry3.4%0.9%
      Manufacturing sector16.3%0.3%
      Financial & insurance services7.8%8.0%
      Wholesale & retail services12.6%11.9%
      Public administration2.0%2.6%
      Transportation, warehousing & utilities2.6%1.1%
      Education, health & social services15.7%33.7%

      Nearby cities with high median household income

      City Population Household Income National Avg.
      Coto de Caza, CA14,845$165,046198.3%
      Ladera Ranch, CA27,121$142,283157.2%
      North Tustin, CA26,208$134,597143.3%
      Villa Park, CA5,922$131,386137.5%
      Las Flores, CA5,671$122,331121.1%
      Irvine, CA246,992$93,82369.6%

      Cities with similar population

      City Population Household Income National Avg.
      Madison, WI246,034$56,4642.1%
      Norfolk, VA245,724$45,26818.2%
      Lubbock, TX244,507$45,49917.8%
      Longueuil, QC249,920n/a 
      Laredo, TX251,671$39,54828.5%
      Irvine, CA246,992$93,82369.6%
      Source: The Irvine, CA employment data displayed above is derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).