CLIPBOARD : Increasingly Cramped Quarters

Orange County has seen a 22% jump in population in the last 10 years and a 19% jump in the number of housing units in that same amount of time. The result: the highest ratio of people per household in the 10-year period.

For the most part, the ratio slowly declined in the 1980s, before making a big jump up in 1990 and now a smaller one in 1991.

Number of Number of Housing People Per Year Population Units Household 1991 2,453,277 885,929 2.89 1990 2,398,388 870,917 2.87 1989 2,280,405 851,516 2.72 1988 2,238,721 829,406 2.75 1987 2,195,652 807,042 2.78 1986 2,151,841 788,505 2.79 1985 2,109,452 773,205 2.79 1984 2,076,287 759,994 2.80 1983 2,045,513 752,239 2.80 1982 2,011,648 745,922 2.79

Source: California Department of Finance, Demographic Research Unit

Researched by: KATHIE BOZANICH / Los Angeles Times

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