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Orange County 1990 : THERE'S NO STOPPING THE GROWTH

December 21, 1989

There will apparently be no stopping the steady, if not spectacular, growth of the county during the 1990s. There was nearly a 19% increase in countywide population during the 1980s. Plan on an additional 9% during the first half of the '90s. The fastest increases in individual cities are projected to take place for the most part in South County--specifically in Laguna Niguel, Irvine, Dana Point, San Juan Capistrano and Mission Viejo. In North County, Yorba Linda will lead the parade. Every city in the county is projected to grow, with the exception of tiny Villa Park, which is looking at a 1% decrease.

Here's a look at the projected growth in county cities and selected unincorporated areas, listed by rate of percentage increase:

City/Community 1989 Estimate 1994 Projection % Change Laguna Niguel 30,159 40,181 +33.2 Yorba Linda 46,331 56,464 +21.9 Irvine 102,359 123,499 +20.7 Dana Point 16,666 20,067 +20.4 San Juan Capistrano 26,766 31,167 +16.4 Mission Viejo 71,410 83,070 +16.3 Laguna Hills 45,331 51,937 +14.6 San Clemente 36,491 41,653 +14.1 Brea 34,655 38,463 +11.0 Santa Ana 252,342 279,806 +10.9 Stanton 29,153 32,218 +10.5 Capistrano Beach 7,262 7,881 +8.5 El Toro* 55,667 60,059 +7.9 Orange 106,385 114,680 +7.8 Anaheim 252,841 271,914 +7.5 Placentia 39,935 42,728 +7.0 Tustin 37,815 40,480 +7.0 Garden Grove 140,118 149,695 +6.8 Huntington Beach 190,845 202,474 +6.1 Costa Mesa 91,757 97,027 +5.7 La Habra 49,965 52,677 +5.4 Fullerton 112,257 118,130 +5.2 Newport Beach 67,662 70,615 +4.4 Laguna Beach 19,253 20,035 +4.1 Seal Beach 27,945 29,087 +4.1 Los Alamitos 12,279 12,717 +3.6 Buena Park 67,768 69,885 +3.1 La Palma 16,185 16,647 +2.9 Rossmoor 10,987 11,300 +2.8 Westminster 74,272 76,139 +2.5 Cypress 41,814 42,670 +2.0 Fountain Valley 56,159 56,862 +1.3 Villa Park 6,961 6,883 -1.1 TOTAL COUNTY ** 2,296,839 2,500,172 +8.9

* Includes Marine Corps Air Station

** Includes all unincorporated areas

Source: National Planning Data Corp.

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