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Rising Singles

January 21, 1989|Clipboard researched by Rick VanderKnyff / Los Angeles Times. Graphics by Doris Shields / Los Angeles Times

During the first 11 months of 1988, 10,345 permits for single-family homes were issued in the county, a 20% increase from the comparable period for 1987. While the most conspicuous growth was in the unincorporated areas, the number of permits in the cities of Yorba Linda and Huntington Beach also rose significantly. Here's a list of how each city compares to last year, rendered in order of largest increase to largest decrease:

* Jan.-Nov. Jan.-Nov. 1987-'88 City 1988 1987 Change Unincorporated area 6,078 4,046 +2,032 Yorba Linda 989 445 +544 Huntington Beach 858 328 +530 San Clemente 551 417 +134 San Juan Capistrano 228 126 +102 Anaheim 223 125 +98 Tustin 395 324 +71 Placentia 67 2 +65 Fountain Valley 99 43 +56 La Palma 33 0 +33 Costa Mesa 69 53 +16 Villa Park 25 10 +15 La Habra 6 1 +5 Seal Beach 20 15 +5 Buena Park 11 8 +3 Cypress 3 0 +3 Westminster 9 6 +3 Los Alamitos 2 0 +2 Stanton 0 4 -4 Santa Ana 22 70 -48 Laguna Beach 41 143 -102 Newport Beach 138 256 -118 Brea 2 154 -152 Garden Grove 69 279 -210 Fullerton 13 277 -264 Orange 285 765 -480 Irvine 109 738 -629 COUNTY TOTAL 10,345 8,635 +1,710

* Most recent data available

Source: Construction Industry Research Board

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