Tucked away in Orange County is the city of Irvine. Unlike homes in Los Angeles County, much of the real estate in Irvine is home to families opting to live in suburban neighborhoods away from the busy lifestyle of surrounding cities. The 2010 U.S. Census of Population and Housing reported there were 212,375 residents of Irvine, up 48.4 percent from the 143,072 residents tallied in the 2000 Census. The city saw four times as much growth than California, whose population increased 10 percent within the same time period.
Data from the census shows there were 83,899 housing units in Irvine of which 39,646 were occupied by owners while 49.8 percent were renter-occupied. The median value of owner-occupied housing units between 2006 and 2010 was $677,100, well over the statewide average of $458,500. The average amount paid each month by those renting was $1,788.
The 2010 Census listed the median age of those living in Irvine as around 34 years old while 21.5 percent of the population was under the age of 18. Additionally, only 8.7 percent of residents were 65 years of age or older.