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December 17, 1988 | Clipboard researched by Henry Rivero and Rick VanderKnyff / Los Angeles Times. Graphics by Thomas Penix / Los Angeles Times
The median age in Orange County has advanced 3.3 years since 1980 and will have increased another 2.3 in five years. Here's how median ages compare in the county, from city to city and in the major unincorporated areas. The chart is rendered in order of 1980-1993 increase in median age, from largest increase to smallest: 1980 1988 1993 1980-'93 City/Area Census Estimate Projection Change Trabuco Canyon 28.0 34.3 37.2 +9.2 Villa Park 30.8 37.3 39.2 +8.4 La Palma 27.6 32.9 35.7 +8.
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ENTERTAINMENT
February 27, 2014 | By Scott Collins
If the TV audience for the Oscars were a person, it might soon be eligible for the senior discount.  Sunday's Academy Awards presentation ABC is almost certain to generate big ratings. After all, the Ellen DeGeneres-hosted event will feature an all-star cast of presenters, including Angelina Jolie and Jennifer Lawrence, and will honor popular films such as "The Wolf of Wall Street" and "12 Years a Slave. " But here's a less-celebrated fact about Oscar viewers: They aren't getting any younger.
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NEWS
April 11, 1985 | Associated Press
The nation's median age has topped 31, with the middle-aged and the very old becoming the fastest growing segments of society, the Census Bureau reported Wednesday. The nation's median age was estimated at 31.2 years as of last July 1, meaning that half of all Americans were older than that and half younger. "The median age has increased each year since 1971, when it was 27.9 years.
BUSINESS
March 26, 2013 | By Yvonne Villarreal, Los Angeles Times
Is the audience for the CW, a network known for shows about teenage vampires and trendy high school students, getting a little long in the tooth? This season, the median age of its audience is nearly 42. That looks like trouble. The female-friendly, 7-year-old network targets the 18- to 34-year-old demographic. But CW's executives aren't running away from middle age. They are trying to attract a more diverse audience. PHOTOS: Celebrity portraits by The Times "I thought we had become too niche," said CW President Mark Pedowitz, who took the reins at the network in 2011.
NEWS
April 10, 1985 | Associated Press
The nation's median age has topped 31, with the middle-aged and the very old becoming the fastest growing segments of society, the Census Bureau reported today. As of last July 1, the "median" American was 31.2 years old, meaning that half of all Americans were older than that and half younger.
NEWS
May 4, 1989 | From Associated Press
Statistically speaking, Americans are growing older, with the median age in the United States reaching a record 32.3 years, the Census Bureau reported Wednesday. That means half of all the people living in the country were older than 32.3 years, as of last July 1. This is up from the median age of 32.1 a year earlier. By states, the oldest Americans are in Florida and the youngest in Utah, with Nebraska and North Carolina in the middle. The maturing of the massive baby boom generation, born in the years following World War II, is raising the nation's median age, census officials and other analysts have noted.
NEWS
March 15, 2013 | By Karen Kaplan
Americans are getting married at ever-older ages, and a new report says this trend may be partly responsible for the shrinking of the middle class. On average, brides are 26.5 years old and grooms are 28.7 when they head to the alter, according to the authors of the report, “Knot Yet,” which was released Friday by the National Marriage Project at the University of Virginia and collaborators. Those ages represent historic highs. For college-educated men and women, delaying marriage has paid off - literally.
NATIONAL
May 17, 2012 | By David Horsey
Pudgy, pink Gerber babies are no longer the typical child being born in the United States. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, moms who are Latino, Asian, African American or mixed race are now giving birth to just over 50% of American babies. Though the median age of Americans of European heritage is 42, the median age of Latinos is 28. The median for Asians and blacks falls somewhere around 33. You do not need a biologist or sociologist to tell you younger people make more babies, so this historic trend toward a more multiracial nation will continue.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 18, 1990 | James E. Fowler
Median Ages of Residents from 1970 to 1990 Median age represents the middle point in the individual ages of a group. In Ventura County, the median age is 30.9: half the population is younger than 30.9 years and half is older. Median age in the state is rising as baby boomers get older. They brought down the median age when they were younger and now they bring it up. Increase City 1970 1980 1990 (in years) CAMARILLO 24.2 32.8 34.4 +10.2 FILLMORE 26.5 28.3 29.7 +3.2 MOORPARK 21.8 23.6 27.1 +5.
NEWS
September 10, 1987 | Associated Press
The percentage of Americans in their early 30s who have not yet married has more than doubled since 1970, and it appears that a growing minority will be single all of their lives, the Census Bureau reported Wednesday. Men between the ages of 30 and 34 who had never married accounted for 23.1% of males in that age group, according to estimates made last March. The figure was 9.4% in a 1970 Census Bureau report. Among women in that age group, 14.
NEWS
March 15, 2013 | By Karen Kaplan
Americans are getting married at ever-older ages, and a new report says this trend may be partly responsible for the shrinking of the middle class. On average, brides are 26.5 years old and grooms are 28.7 when they head to the alter, according to the authors of the report, “Knot Yet,” which was released Friday by the National Marriage Project at the University of Virginia and collaborators. Those ages represent historic highs. For college-educated men and women, delaying marriage has paid off - literally.
NATIONAL
May 17, 2012 | By David Horsey
Pudgy, pink Gerber babies are no longer the typical child being born in the United States. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, moms who are Latino, Asian, African American or mixed race are now giving birth to just over 50% of American babies. Though the median age of Americans of European heritage is 42, the median age of Latinos is 28. The median for Asians and blacks falls somewhere around 33. You do not need a biologist or sociologist to tell you younger people make more babies, so this historic trend toward a more multiracial nation will continue.
ENTERTAINMENT
April 14, 2012 | Scott Collins, Los Angeles Times
As "American Idol" winds down its 11th season, it's time to ask: Is Fox's smash singing contest losing the kids? For years, "Idol" was TV's unrivaled ratings champ, and a big part of its success lay in its appeal to young people, who made it their No. 1 TV choice for years. But this year, critics are attacking the show as increasingly stodgy while viewership has plunged more than 30% among teens and 20-somethings. And many of those viewers have gone to NBC's "The Voice," a hipper and sexier upstart that has much younger judges and often edgier songs.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 25, 2011 | By Ari Bloomekatz, Los Angeles Times
Los Angeles County is "ground zero" for the state's diminishing child population, a statistic that could point to serious problems as the region tries to meet future demand for workers, according to a report released Tuesday. The number of children between the ages of 5 and 9 in the county decreased by 21% from 2000 to 2010, dropping from 802,047 to 633,690. The average decrease for California was 8.1%, according to the report "Aging in California and Los Angeles County" by USC. "In the long run … this is really a bad problem because these kids are going to grow up and the ones who are missing [from L.A. County]
ENTERTAINMENT
July 24, 2009 | Susan King
Who is really the fairest of them all? On Thursday morning, CBS announced that "Late Show With David Letterman" earned a victory for the week ending July 17 in total viewers over NBC's "The Tonight Show With Conan O'Brien." It's the second consecutive week and third time in the last four first-week runs that Letterman has drawn more viewers and the first time "Late Show" has achieved consecutive viewer wins since February 1998 during the Nagano Olympics. A few hours later, NBC countered that "Tonight" scored a 37% margin of victory for that week in viewers ages 18 to 49, up from a 29% win the week before.
BUSINESS
September 19, 2007 | Meg James, Times Staff Writer
Veteran television star Kelsey Grammer's new comedy doesn't exactly fit the pedigree of Fox Broadcasting. The network's tastes have long leaned toward the likes of lowly Al Bundy of "Married . . . With Children" or Brian, the sardonic talking dog who downs martinis in Fox's animated hit "Family Guy." But this fall, Fox is betting big on Grammer's latest sitcom, "Back to You."
NEWS
March 16, 1989 | Clipboard researched by Dallas Jamison and Rick VanderKnyff / Los Angeles Times. Graphics by Doris Shields / Los Angeles Times
There's Quiet and Comfort on the East Bluff Like that favorite, well-worn cotton polo shirt or a soft old pair of loafers, much of the East Bluff area of Newport Beach gives an almost-undefinable impression of enduring quality and character. To a large extent, the neighborhood has somehow escaped the tile-and-stucco monotony of so many county tracts. The homes are pleasing to the jaded eye, with myriad classic, unpretentious and, above all, livable architectural styles.
NEWS
April 20, 1989 | Clipboard researched by Kathie Bozanich and Dallas Jamison / Los Angeles Times; Graphics by Doris Shields / Los Angeles Times
Towering, seemingly ancient eucalyptus trees line streets with names such as Arroyo and Red Hill and Skyline--testament to the long-established presence of Red Hill, a quiet, unincorporated neighborhood just north of Tustin. Amid the luxurious scent of the eucalyptus, large, well-maintained homes, many with red tile roofs, are scattered along the winding streets like so many russet beads on a string. Just south of Cowan Heights and Lemon Heights, two of the most exclusive neighborhoods in Orange County, Red Hill is also considered prime real estate.
ENTERTAINMENT
October 22, 2006 | Choire Sicha, Special to The Times
"OH, my gosh," said Geralyn Lucas. "I've become a Lifetime movie!" Dressed in a black flapper-gone-goth dress with a pink flower tucked behind her dark hair, she addressed the nearly 200 people in the glam screening room of the new Hearst tower, just off Columbus Circle in Manhattan, on the evening of Oct. 11. "What I'm going to say about Lifetime is going to sound like they paid me -- and they did!" Lucas told the crowd.
REAL ESTATE
September 24, 2006 | Diane Wedner
Persistently low interest rates and confidence in the long-term housing market have propelled a larger percentage of first-time buyers under age 25 to enter the market, according to a National Assn. of Realtors study. The Profile of Home Buyers and Sellers revealed that the percentage of first-time buyers under 25 rose from 11% in 2001 to 14% in 2005. Unlike their baby-boomer parents and the Gen-Xers, younger buyers are not waiting for marriage before taking the homeownership plunge.
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