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THE GRAYING OF THE ORANGE : MEDIAN AGE MOVES ON

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 +8.1 Yorba Linda 28.6 33.8 36.7 +8.1 Fountain Valley 29.4 34.7 37.4 +8.0 Cypress 28.8 33.8 36.4 +7.6 Sunset Beach 30.3 35.3 37.6 +7.3 Placentia 27.7 31.9 34.4 +6.7 Dana Point 29.8 33.7 36.3 +6.5 Brea 30.6 34.5 37.0 +6.4 Huntington Beach 28.9 32.8 35.3 +6.4 El Toro 30.3 33.7 36.5 +6.2 Laguna Niguel 34.9 38.3 41.1 +6.2 Westminster 29.0 32.9 35.1 +6.1 Los Alamitos 30.0 33.7 36.0 +6.0 Mission Viejo 29.1 32.3 35.0 +5.9 Midway City 28.5 32.2 34.4 +5.9 Newport Beach 36.4 39.8 42.2 +5.8 Buena Park 27.9 31.5 33.5 +5.6 COUNTYWIDE 29.5 32.8 35.1 +5.6 Orange 29.3 32.6 34.8 +5.5 Tustin Foothills 35.1 38.8 40.6 +5.5 Irvine 29.3 32.0 34.5 +5.2 Garden Grove 29.1 32.3 34.2 +5.1 Laguna Beach 35.8 38.6 40.9 +5.1 La Habra 29.7 32.8 34.8 +5.1 Fullerton 29.2 32.2 34.2 +5.0 Anaheim 28.8 31.7 33.7 +4.9 San Juan Capistrano 31.1 33.8 36.0 +4.9 Costa Mesa 28.9 31.6 33.4 +4.5 San Clemente 33.6 35.8 37.5 +3.9 Seal Beach 49.0 51.8 52.9 +3.9 Stanton 28.1 30.5 31.8 +3.7 Santa Ana 26.3 28.5 29.8 +3.5 Silverado 30.4 32.2 33.9 +3.5 Rossmoor 40.4 42.6 43.7 +3.3 Capistrano Beach 35.7 36.6 37.9 +2.2 Tustin 28.1 29.0 29.8 +1.7 Laguna Hills 66.5 67.0 65.2 -1.3

Source: National Data Planning Corp.


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