Brea, California Population 2024

45,919

Brea is a city located in Orange County California. Brea has a 2024 population of 45,919. Brea is currently declining at a rate of -1.16% annually and its population has decreased by -3.28% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 47,477 in 2020.

The average household income in Brea is $142,799 with a poverty rate of 6.72%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to - per month, and the median house value is -. The median age in Brea is 39.7 years, 38.5 years for males, and 40.8 years for females.

Brea Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Brea was:

  • White: 51.47%
  • Asian: 26.29%
  • Two or more races: 13.3%
  • Other race: 7.61%
  • Black or African American: 0.86%
  • Native American: 0.4%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.08%
Land Area (mi²)
12.2 sq mi
Density (mi²)
3,776.80/sq mi
Growth Since 2020
-3.28% (-1,558)
The current population of Brea, California is 45,919 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 47,477.

Brea, California Population 2024

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White24,24451.47%
Asian12,38026.29%
Two or more races6,26313.3%
Other race3,5827.61%
Black or African American4040.86%
Native American1880.4%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander380.08%
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White

Asian

Two or more races

Other race

Black or African American

Native American

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Brea Population by Race

Brea Population Pyramid 2024

Brea Median Age

39.7

Total

38.5

Male

40.8

Female

Brea Adults

There are 36,669 adults, (7,408 of whom are seniors) in Brea.

Brea Age Dependency

61

Age Dependency Ratio

25.3

Old Age Dependency Ratio

35.6

Child Dependency Ratio

Brea Sex Ratio

Female24,66552.37%
Male22,43447.63%

Brea Population by Age

Brea Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All16,4542.856139
Married9,5023.469.430.6
Non Family4,2441.3448.451.6
Female2,1433.35149
Male5653.3250.349.7
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3.31

Average Family Size

2.85

Average Household Size

61.0%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Brea Households and Families

Male

Female

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Less Than 9th Grade

9th to 12th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Associates Degree

Bachelors Degree

Graduate Degree

Brea Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Brea Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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The highest rate of high school graduation is among islander people with a rate of 100%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 73.29%.

Brea Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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$63,309

Average Earnings

$76,418

Average Male

$54,760

Average Female

Brea Earnings by Educational Attainment

Brea Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Brea Language

64.32% of Brea residents speak only English, while 35.68% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Asian and Pacific Island languages, which is spoken by 15.92% of the population.

Brea Language

Brea Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
Asian12,3601,1839.57%
White17,8191,0335.8%
Hispanic14,6239396.42%
Other3,5763509.79%
Multiple6,2531762.81%
Black40410.25%
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6.72%

Overall Poverty Rate

7.13%

Male Poverty Rate

6.34%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Brea

The race most likely to be in poverty in Brea is Other, with 9.79% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Brea is Black, with 0.25% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 1.2%. Among those working part-time, it was 7.42%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 13.8%.

Brea Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade19.09%
High School7.84%
Some College5.61%
Bachelors or Greater4.16%
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Brea Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Male Unemployed20.39%
Female Unemployed18.24%
Male Employed2.89%
Female Employed2.5%
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Brea Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Brea Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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mean

median

Income by Household Type

Brea Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

53.4%

Overall Marriage Rate

57.2%

Male Marriage Rate

50.0%

Female Marriage Rate

Brea Married by Age and Sex

male

female

Brea Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is Over 65, while the female age group most likely to be married is 35-44.

Brea Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Brea Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

1,695

Number of Veterans

1,572

Male Veterans

123

Female Veterans

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Brea Veterans by War

count

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Brea Veterans by Age

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Brea Veterans by Race

Brea Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

5.49%

Veteran Poverty Rate

29.52%

Veteran Disability Rate

Brea Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

67.1%

Labor Force Participation

63.7%

Employment Rate

5%

Unemployment Rate

Brea Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Brea Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Brea Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

58.68%

Born in Brea

76.08%

Native Born

23.92%

Foreign Born

10.05%

Non Citizen

13.87%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

76.08% of Brea residents were born in the United States, with 58.68% having been born in California. 10.05% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.

Brea Place of Birth

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
202943,234-537-1.23%
202843,771-537-1.21%
202744,308-537-1.2%
202644,845-537-1.18%
202545,382-537-1.17%
202445,919-537-1.16%
202346,456-537-1.14%
202246,993-537-1.13%
202147,530530.11%
202047,4772,9636.66%
201944,5143440.78%
201844,1702360.54%
201743,9342140.49%
201643,7203870.89%
201543,3335501.29%
201442,7838622.06%
201341,9217381.79%
201241,1836711.66%
201140,5121,0632.69%
201039,4494,03911.41%
200035,4102,5377.72%
199032,8734,96017.77%
198027,9139,46651.31%
197018,4479,960117.36%
19608,4875,279164.56%
19503,20864124.97%
19402,5671325.42%
19302,4351,398134.81%
19201,037
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Brea Population by Year