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Telling The Old From The New Sans Program

July 09, 1988|Clipboard researched by Henry Rivero and Rick Vanderknyff / Los Angeles Times, Page designed by Doris Shields / Los Angeles Times

Aside from a nice three-figure mortgage payment, is there anything that makes Orange County old-timers different from those who have arrived during the last five years? Most certainly. Long-term county residents, that is, those who have lived here for more than 10 years are:

More likely to be Republican, although much of the difference may be a function of newcomers not aligning with either party (about one-fourth claim no affiliation);

Slightly less well educated;

Somewhat older;

Moderately more affluent, and

More likely to live in the northern section of the county.*

The major division, though, is home ownership.

SEX

Male:

More than 10 years: 45%

5 years or less: 46%

Female:

More than 10 years: 55%

5 years or less: 54%

AGE

18-24 yrs.:

More than 10 years: 12%

5 years or less: 18%

25-44 yrs.:

More than 10 years: 46%

5 years or less: 62%

45-64 yrs.:

More than 10 years: 28%

5 years or less: 14%

65+ yrs.:

More than 10 years: 14%%

5 years or less: 6%%

EDUCATION

Graduate Degree:

More than 10 years: 12%

5 years or less: 14%

College Graduate:

More than 10 years: 23%

5 years or less: 29%

Some College:

More than 10 years: 39%

5 years or less: 35%

H.S. Graduate or less:

More than 10 years: 26%

5 years or less: 22%

HOME OWNERSHIP

Own:

More than 10 years: 73%

5 years or less: 46%

Rent:

More than 10 years: 27%

5 years or less: 54%

HOUSEHOLD INCOME (in thousands of dollars)

More than $80:

More than 10 years: 12%

5 years or less: 12%

$50.1-$80:

More than 10 years: 24%

5 years or less: 20%

$25-$50:

More than 10 years: 47%

5 years or less: 43%

Less than $25:

More than 10 years: 17%

5 years or less: 25%

REGION*

North:

More than 10 years: 36%

5 years or less: 28%

West:

More than 10 years: 20%

5 years or less: 19%

Central:

More than 10 years: 23%

5 years or less: 22%

South:

More than 10 years: 21%

5 years or less: 31%

POLITICAL AFFILIATION

Republican:

More than 10 years: 54%

5 years or less: 45%

Democrat:

More than 10 years: 30%

5 years or less: 23%

Independent:

More than 10 years: 4%

5 years or less: 5%

Other:

More than 10 years: 3%

5 years or less: 1%

Not registered:

More than 10 years: 9%

5 years or less: 26%

* REGIONS:

North: Anaheim, Brea, Buena Park, Fullerton, La Habra, Orange, Placentia, Villa Park, Yorba Linda.

Central: Costa Mesa, Garden Grove, Santa Ana, Tustin, Tustin Foothills.

West: Cypress, Fountain Valley, Huntington Beach, La Palma, Los Alamitos, Midway City, Rossmoor, Stanton, Seal Beach, Westminster.

South: Capistrano Beach, Dana Point, El Toro, Emerald Bay, Irvine, Laguna Beach, Laguna Hills, Laguna Niguel, Mission Viejo, Newport Beach, San Clemente, San Juan Capistrano, Silverado, South Laguna.

Source: Orange County Annual Survey by Mark Baldassare, UCI.

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