Brea, California Population 2021

42,797
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Brea is a city located in Orange County California. With a 2020 population of 42,797, it is the 198th largest city in California and the 912th largest city in the United States . Brea is currently declining at a rate of -0.53% annually but its population has increased by 8.95% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 39,282 in 2010. Brea reached it's highest population of 43,484 in 2018. Spanning over 12 miles, Brea has a population density of 3,520 people per square mile.

The average household income in Brea is $117,536 with a poverty rate of 6.42%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $1,851 per month, and the median house value is $660,400. 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 Brea was:

  • White: 67.43%
  • Asian: 21.85%
  • Other race: 4.01%
  • Two or more races: 3.89%
  • Black or African American: 1.80%
  • Native American: 0.83%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.19%
The current population of Brea, California is 42,797 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 43,484.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 39,282.

Brea, California Population 2021

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White28,77767.43%
Asian9,32421.85%
Some Other Race1,7124.01%
Two or More Races1,6623.89%
Black or African American7701.80%
American Indian and Alaska Native3530.83%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander800.19%
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Brea Population by Race

Brea Population Pyramid $2021

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Brea Median Age

39.5


Total

38.8


Male

40


Female

Brea Adults

There are 33,120 adults, (5,996 of whom are seniors) in Brea.

Brea Age Dependency

57.3

Age Dependency Ratio

22.1

Old Age Dependency Ratio

35.2

Child Dependency Ratio

Brea Sex Ratio

Female

22,295

52.24%

Male

20,383

47.76%

Brea Population by Age

Brea Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Brea Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married71.1%28.9%
All62.3%37.7%
Female53.2%46.8%
Non Family50.4%49.6%
Male47.7%52.3%

62.3%

Rate of Home Ownership

Brea Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All15,2462.7962.3
Married8,5283.3971.1
Non Family4,1961.3350.4
Female1,9983.0453.2
Male5243.8847.7

3.27

Average Family Size

2.79

Average Household Size

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Brea Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade9243.15%
9th to 12th Grade1,2364.21%
High School Graduate4,64915.85%
Some College6,51222.20%
Associates Degree2,7229.28%
Bachelors Degree8,33728.43%
Graduate Degree4,94716.87%
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Brea Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Brea Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
White13,69213,2786,123
Hispanic7,9816,3921,662
Asian6,6166,5445,017
Other Race1,2791,056247
2+ Races680646322
Black537452210
Native American1809254
Islander4747

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 75.83%.

Brea Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$55,716$64,180$49,086
Less Than 9th Grade$34,750$35,455$30,650
High School Graduate$42,429$50,845$32,014
Some College$44,626$48,408$41,887
Bachelors Degree$64,442$81,208$51,844
Graduate Degree$92,185$105,893$85,000

$55,716

Average Earnings

$64,180

Average Male

$49,086

Average Female

Brea Earnings by Educational Attainment

Brea Language by Age

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Brea Language

66.64% of Brea residents speak only English, while 33.36% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 15.51% of the population.

Brea Language

Brea Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White17,8131,1386.39%
Hispanic13,4739196.82%
Asian9,3036096.55%
Other1,7121428.29%
Multiple1,662684.09%
Native3536518.41%
Black770283.64%

6.42%

Overall Poverty Rate

5.77%

Male Poverty Rate

7.02%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Brea

The race most likely to be in poverty in Brea is Native, with 18.41% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Brea is Black, with 3.64% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 0.98%. Among those working part-time, it was 8.71%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 13.00%.

Brea Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade14.58%
High School10.11%
Some College6.18%
Bachelors or Greater3.43%

Brea Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Male Unemployed32.39%
Female Unemployed21.86%
Female Employed3.99%
Male Employed2.39%

Brea Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Brea Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$94,492$117,536
Families$113,034$132,163
Married Families$126,367-
Non Families$58,750$71,886
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Income by Household Type

Brea Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

53.6%

Overall Marriage Rate

56.5%

Male Marriage Rate

51.0%

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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1,533

Number of Veterans

1,416

Male Veterans

117

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam519
First Gulf War313
Second Gulf War237
Korea155
World War II30

Brea Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
75+454
65 to 74387
35 to 54352
55 to 64203
18 to 34137

Brea Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White1,3015.69%
Hispanic2562.71%
Asian1381.91%
2+ Races394.94%
Other Race322.40%
Black233.75%

Brea Veterans by Race

Brea Veterans by Education

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5.09%

Veteran Poverty Rate

17.68%

Veteran Disability Rate

Brea Veterans by Education

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68.5%

Labor Force Participation

65%

Employment Rate

5.1%

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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60.66%

Born in Brea

78.27%

Native Born

21.73%

Foreign Born

7.50%

Non Citizen

14.23%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

78.27% of Brea residents were born in the United States, with 60.66% having been born in California. 7.50% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.

Brea Place of Birth

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
202142,797-229-0.53%
202043,026-229-0.53%
201943,255-229-0.53%
201843,4849102.14%
201742,5741820.43%
201642,3926991.68%
201541,6934281.04%
201441,2653590.88%
201340,9067671.91%
201240,1393110.78%
201139,8284061.03%
201039,4224,0121.08%
200035,4102,5370.75%
199032,8734,9601.65%
198027,9139,4664.23%
197018,4479,9608.07%
19608,4875,27910.22%
19503,2086412.25%
19402,5671320.53%
19302,4351,3988.91%
19201,0370.00%

Brea Population by Year