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Playing Defense

August 12, 1988|Clipboard researched by Dallas Jamison, Henry Rivero and Rick VanderKnyff / Los Angeles Times. Graphics by Doris Shields / Los Angeles Times

During fiscal year 1987 (Oct. 1, 1986-Sept. 30, 1987), more than $3 billion in Defense Department contract work was performed in Orange County. The following table shows the total worth of the contract work done in each city and the equivalent amount spent per city resident.

Amount Amount Spent City (in thousands) Per Capita Anaheim $1,058,135 $4,374.24 Fullerton 1,049,593 9,584.09 Huntington Beach 503,716 2,726.50 Newport Beach 204,371 3,079.40 Irvine 155,289 1,786.20 Santa Ana 65,191 274.09 Seal Beach (1) 59,263 2,258.15 Tustin 37,644 1,039.22 Costa Mesa 37,301 424.74 Garden Grove 33,738 253.43 Orange 19,179 190.45 Los Alamitos (2) 14,250 1,223.38 Fountain Valley 8,794 158.30 Cypress 8,741 205.22 Brea 5,964 174.81 Placentia 5,030 130.72 Buena Park 2,115 32.00 San Juan Capistrano 1,892 81.79 Stanton 1,656 60.43 Mission Viejo 1,436 20.96 Westminster 925 12.41 San Clemente 381 12.19 La Habra 116 2.39 Yorba Linda 60 1.58 Laguna Beach 32 1.69 La Palma 0 .00 Villa Park 0 .00 UNINCORPORATED AREAS El Toro (3) 64,883 1,231.94 Laguna Hills 6,010 154.49 Laguna Niguel 887 54.63 Dana Point 78 5.07 COUNTY TOTAL $3,346,669 1,547.63

(1) Includes work done at U.S. Naval Weapons Station

(2) Includes work done at U.S. Naval Reserve facility

(3) Includes work done at Marine Corps Air Station, El Toro

Source: General Services Administration-Federal Procurement Data Center

COUNTY COMPARISON--(in Millions)

Los Angeles: 11,612

Orange: 3,347

Riverside: 73

San Bernardino: 692

San Diego: 2,529

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