Irvine's Asian population soars as city sees considerable growth, U.S. Census finds
Irvine's population increased considerably in the last decade, far outpacing other Orange County cities, according to U.S. Census data.
Other census data show that the city's Asian population saw the largest gain, up from 29.7% in 2000 to 39% in 2010.
Thanks to plenty of new housing, some of it built by the Newport Beach-based Irvine Co., Irvine's population grew from 143,072 in 2000 to 212,375 in 2010 -- an increase of 48.4%.
With a gain of 69,303 people, Irvine outpaced Anaheim in growth. Anaheim recorded a total population of 336,265 in 2010 -- an increase of 8,251 people in the same period -- making Anaheim, not Santa Ana, the county's most populous city.
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-- Sarah Peters, Daily Pilot / Times Community News
Photo: A bakery in Irvine. Credit: Times Community News