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Brea, California - Basic Facts

The City of Brea had a population of 44,002 as of July 1, 2016. Brea ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in California. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Brea is located at latitude 33.929 and longitude -117.8613 in Orange County. The formal boundaries for the City of Brea (see map below) encompass a land area of 12.19 sq. miles and a water area of 0.03 sq. miles. Orange County is in the Pacific time zone (GMT -8). The elevation is 361 feet.

The City of Brea (GNIS ID: 2409897) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

California is one of 20 states where Census County Divisions (CCDs) are used for statistical tracking of subdivisions within each county. The City of Brea is located within Anaheim-Santa Ana-Garden Grove CCD of Orange County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Brea population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Brea: La Brea.

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Brea, CA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 44,002
Population in Households 43,928
Population in Familes 37,569
Population in Group Qrtrs 74
Population Density1 3,609
Diversity Index2 73


Total Households 15,522
Average Household Size 2.83
Family Households 11,331
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 15,979 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 10,031 (62.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 5,491 (34.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 457 ( 2.9%)
Median Home Value $597,181
Average Home Value $605,570


Median Household Income $83,243
Average Household Income $104,830
Per Capita Income $37,138
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 1.84% 1.44%
Households 1.36% 1.17%
Families 1.43% 1.25%
Median Household Income   2.42%
Per Capita Income   1.58%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

Brea, CA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Brea to the other 1,516 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in California by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 205 87th
Population Density1 # 359 76th
Diversity Index2 # 547 64th
Median Household Income # 268 82nd
Per Capita Income # 378 75th

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