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Irvine is an wealthy city in Orange County, California. It is a planned city that was developed by the Irvine Company neginning the 1960s. Irvine had a population of 250,384 as of 2015. Its mission statement reads: "to create and maintain a community where people can live, work, and play in an environment that is safe, vibrant, and aesthetically pleasing".
Because its highly rated public schools and skilled workforce, Irvine was ranked in 2008 by CNNMoney.com as the #4 place to live in the US. Irvine consistently is rated as the safest city in America with a population over 100K. Many corporations choose to have their headquarters in Irvine, especially in the technology and semiconductor sectors.