Brea is a city located in Orange County California. With a 2020 population of 48,933, it is the 195th largest city in California and the 905th largest city in the United States. Brea is currently growing at a rate of 1.67% annually and its population has increased by 3.40% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 47,325 in 2020. Spanning over 12 miles, Brea has a population density of 4,025 people per square mile.
The average household income in Brea is $117,536 with a poverty rate of 6.14%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $1,958 per month, and the median house value is $687,700. The median age in Brea is 39.5 years, 38.8 years for males, and 40 years for females.
According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Breawas:
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The highest rate of high school graduation is among islander people with a rate of 100.00%.
The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 76.13%.
67.42% of Brea residents speak only English, while 32.58% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Asian and Pacific Island languages, which is spoken by 14.19% of the population.
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The race most likely to be in poverty in Brea is Native, with 33.33% below the poverty level.
The race least likely to be in poverty in Brea is Multiple, with 1.50% below the poverty level.
The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 1.03%. Among those working part-time, it was 6.97%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 12.17%.
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Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.
Born in Brea
77.91% of Brea residents were born in the United States, with 60.55% having been born in California. 7.72% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.