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Old 08-02-2020, 05:27 PM
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Sorry to resurrect a thread from the dead, but the topic is of interest. I'm definitely a fan of South OC, and am curious how much like, or not like South OC, Temecula, Murrieta, etc. are?

I too have heard mention of the Section 8 thing during the great recession, etc.

Have also heard the other... that Temecula is a tourist destination, wineries, etc.

Not sure what to believe.

They are definitely photogenic places from what I can see on the web. Actually looks like what folks in other parts of the country *think* CA looks like everywhere, LOL! (Stucco houses with tile roofs, etc.) Seems like one gets much more home for the money that in "The OC". Just a guess that one gets roughly 2 to 2.5 times as much square footage for the price. Depending on price ranges that could also be the difference between a condo and a SFH. I'd tend think "Wine Country" is a different matter altogether. Just thinking suburbia here.

Comparing Riverside to OC below. But definitely out of date data, since great recession hadn't really played out by the time of the 2010 census.

Myself, I'd like to find more current data than 2010, since the intervening years have been ones of much change.

Looks like biggest differences are in African American and Asian numbers.

More than triple the African Americans in Riverside County, About a third as many Asians.

I've read studies that say most people see an area as "tipped" or "tipping" when the black population reaches 3%-5%, so by that standard, Riverside would be considered to have "tipped". Have not found a similar study for other ethnicities.

Not sure if "Asian" includes East Indian or not. But has been my observation that Asians tend to be clustered in places with tech and other high paying industries. So that seems to be a positive indicator when you find that reflected in the demographics.

Riverside County

61.0% White

6.4% African American

1.1% Native American

6.0% Asian

0.3% Pacific Islander

20.5% Other Races

4.8% Two or More Races
Hispanic or Latino of any race 45.5%

Orange County

60.8% White

1.7% African American

0.6% Native American

17.9% Asian

0.3% Pacific Islander

14.5% Other Races

4.2% Two or More Races
Hispanic or Latino of any race of any race 33.7%

Some specific cities : (Anyone know if Temecula is "Master Planned", as they say Mission Viejo is?) Looks similar to the counties. Just a guess it would be more similar if I had elected Irvine as the comparison city, since they say it's heavily Asian. [Just checked... it's 39.2% Asian.]


70.8% White

4.1% African American

1.1% Native American

9.8% Asian

0.4% Pacific Islander

7.9% Other Races
Hispanic or Latino of any race of any race 24.7%.

Mission Viejo

79.8% White
1.3% African American
0.4% Native American
9.1% Asian
0.2% Pacific Islander
4.6% Other Races
4.6% Two or more races
Hispanic or Latino of any race of any race 17.0%
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