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HIGH SOCIETY: Recession or not, Orange County...

HIGH SOCIETY: Recession or not, Orange County residents on average are better off than their Southern California neighbors. Annual per-capita income here is almost 20% higher than in Los Angeles County, the next-wealthiest, and average income will soar nearly 30% by 1996, a study predicts. . . . But Chapman University economist Esmael Adibi warns: “The increase will be from people moving into the county to take high-paying jobs, not from big raises for those already here.”

Southland Income

Orange County’s per capita income is highest in the region. Orange County 1991 (estimated): $ 19,618 1996: (projected): $ 25,216 Los Angeles 1991 (estimated): $ 16,041 1996: (projected): $ 20,101 San Diego 1991 (estimated): $ 15,307 1996: (projected): $ 19,144 Riverside 1991 (estimated): $ 13,541 1996: (projected): $ 16,524 San Bernardino 1991 (estimated): $ 12,690 1996: (projected): $ 15,412 Source: National Planning Data Corp.


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