This paper estimates the demand for residential growth controls using voting results for the November 1988 election in San Diego County. An empirical model is estimated to determine the effect of various factors on the support for limiting residential growth in the county. The results indicate that higher rates of homeownership, and population growth increase the demand for growth controls. Greater employment in development-related fields decreases the demand for controls. Minorities and those with higher incomes are also found to oppose growth controls.