Brea, California Population 2022

48,933
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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.

Brea Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Breawas:

  • White: 61.57%
  • Asian: 23.91%
  • Two or more races: 8.30%
  • Other race: 3.65%
  • Black or African American: 1.76%
  • Native American: 0.59%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.22%
The current population of Brea, California is 48,933 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 47,325.

Brea, California Population 2022

Population by Race

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Brea Population by Race

Brea Population Pyramid 2022

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Brea Median Age

39.6


Total

38.9


Male

40


Female

Brea Adults

There are 34,455 adults, (6,639 of whom are seniors) in Brea.

Brea Age Dependency

Age Dependency Ratio

23.9

Old Age Dependency Ratio

35

Child Dependency Ratio

Brea Sex Ratio

Female

23,704

53.65%

Male

20,478

46.35%

Brea Population by Age

Brea Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Brea Household Types

62.9%

Rate of Home Ownership

Brea Households and Families

3.32

Average Family Size

2.84

Average Household Size

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Brea Households by Type

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Brea Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Brea Educational Attainment by Race

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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%.

Brea Educational Attainment by Race

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$54,578

Average Earnings

$63,711

Average Male

$49,245

Average Female

Brea Earnings by Educational Attainment

Brea Language by Age

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Brea Language

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.

Brea Language

Brea Poverty by Race

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6.14%

Overall Poverty Rate

5.82%

Male Poverty Rate

6.42%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Brea

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%.

Brea Poverty

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Brea Poverty Rate by Education

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Brea Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Brea Income by Household Type

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Income by Household Type

Brea Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

52.6%

Overall Marriage Rate

56.7%

Male Marriage Rate

49.1%

Female Marriage Rate

Brea Married by Age and Sex

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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

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Brea Marital Status

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1,681

Number of Veterans

Male Veterans

Female Veterans

Brea Veterans by War

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Brea Veterans by Age

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Brea Veterans by Race

Brea Veterans by Education

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5.65%

Veteran Poverty Rate

21.36%

Veteran Disability Rate

Brea Veterans by Education

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67.8%

Labor Force Participation

64.4%

Employment Rate

5%

Unemployment Rate

Brea Employment by Age

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Brea Employment by Race

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Brea Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

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

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

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60.55%

Born in Brea

77.91%

Native Born

22.09%

Foreign Born

7.72%

Non Citizen

14.37%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

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.

Brea Place of Birth

Note: 2021 and 2022 data is projected

Brea Population by Year