Brea, California

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Population in 2014: 41,508 (99% urban, 1% rural). Population change since 2000: +17.2%
 
Males: 20,653  (49.8%)
Females: 20,855  (50.2%)
Median resident age:  38.6 years
California median age:  35.7 years

Zip codes: 90631, 92821, 92823, 92835.

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Estimated median household income in 2013: $77,803 (it was $59,759 in 2000)
Brea:

$77,803
CA:

$60,190

Estimated per capita income in 2013: $34,565 (it was $26,307 in 2000)

Brea city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $541,490 (it was $248,600 in 2000)
Brea:

$541,490
CA:

$373,100

Mean prices in 2013: All housing units: $626,134; Detached houses: $719,429; Townhouses or other attached units: $435,107; In 2-unit structures: $614,527; In 3-to-4-unit structures: $301,745; In 5-or-more-unit structures: $286,781; Mobile homes: $72,426; Occupied boats, RVs, vans, etc.: $168,770

Median gross rent in 2013: $1,576.

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  • Races in Brea, CA (2013)

    Brea races chart
    • 20,06249.3%White alone
    • 11,43128.1%Hispanic
    • 7,68718.9%Asian alone
    • 1,1342.8%Two or more races
    • 2700.7%Black alone
    • 510.1%American Indian alone
    • 330.08%Other race alone

Races in Brea detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Brea: 128.1 (high, U.S. average is 100)
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Brea, CA City Guides:

Ancestries: German (12.5%), English (7.9%), Irish (6.7%), Italian (5.2%), United States (3.7%), French (2.7%).

Current Local Time: PST time zone

Elevation: 360 feet

Land area: 10.5 square miles.

Population density: 3,936 people per square mile   (average).

Brea,CA real estate house value index trend

Brea, California map

For population 25 years and over in Brea:

  • High school or higher: 92.2%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 42.2%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 14.3%
  • Unemployed: 3.7%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 27.5 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Brea city:

  • Never married: 30.6%
  • Now married: 54.6%
  • Separated: 1.9%
  • Widowed: 4.4%
  • Divorced: 8.5%

9,187 residents are foreign born (7.6% Latin America, 6.1% Asia).

This city:

22.6%
California:

26.9%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2013: $4,325 (0.8%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $2,417 (0.5%)

Brea satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: La Habra, CA (3.6 miles , pop. 58,974).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Anaheim, CA (6.0 miles , pop. 328,014).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Los Angeles, CA (30.1 miles , pop. 3,694,820).

Nearest cities: Placentia, CA (1.9 miles ), La Habra, CA (1.9 miles ), Fullerton, CA (1.9 miles ), Rowland Heights, CA (2.0 miles ), La Habra Heights, CA (2.1 miles ), East La Mirada, CA (2.4 miles ), Anaheim, CA (2.5 miles ), South San Jose Hills, CA (2.5 miles ).

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 58 buildings, average cost: $167,100
  • 1998: 6 buildings, average cost: $147,200
  • 1999: 3 buildings, average cost: $158,400
  • 2000: 83 buildings, average cost: $176,700
  • 2001: 248 buildings, average cost: $163,200
  • 2002: 321 buildings, average cost: $184,900
  • 2003: 237 buildings, average cost: $181,200
  • 2004: 89 buildings, average cost: $203,800
  • 2005: 71 buildings, average cost: $309,000
  • 2006: 13 buildings, average cost: $172,800
  • 2007: 5 buildings, average cost: $226,400
  • 2008: 2 buildings, average cost: $679,200
  • 2009: 13 buildings, average cost: $287,300
  • 2010: 24 buildings, average cost: $136,900
  • 2011: 9 buildings, average cost: $204,100
  • 2012: 6 buildings, average cost: $196,300
  • 2013: 137 buildings, average cost: $228,400
  • 2014: 128 buildings, average cost: $271,500

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Latitude: 33.92 N, Longitude: 117.89 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: +22,629 (+55.6%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 4,033 (20.1%)

Area code: 714

Brea household income distribution Brea home values distribution

Crime rates in Brea by Year
Type 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014
Murders 0001000110020
per 100,000 0.00.00.02.60.00.00.02.62.60.00.04.90.0
Rapes 4662947231245
per 100,000 10.916.015.75.223.210.218.15.27.72.55.09.912.1
Robberies 41294840314034402827232222
per 100,000 111.777.5125.2103.279.9102.587.7103.572.367.957.154.253.2
Assaults 27333544373342253930493626
per 100,000 73.588.291.3113.595.384.5108.464.7100.775.5121.788.762.9
Burglaries 260241261277225207167161197202191205171
per 100,000 708.2644.2681.0714.3579.7530.2430.8416.7508.7508.3474.5504.9413.5
Thefts 1,0581,2131,2011,1791,0881,1941,1561,1531,2001,1561,052939897
per 100,000 2,882.03,242.43,133.63,040.42,803.33,058.32,982.32,984.23,098.82,908.62,613.52,312.82,168.8
Auto thefts 142135171166143112105807461496656
per 100,000 386.8360.9446.2428.1368.5286.9270.9207.1191.1153.5121.7162.6135.4
Arson 26561270442133
per 100,000 5.416.013.015.530.917.90.010.410.35.02.57.47.3
City-data.com crime index (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 287.5) 243.8248.3267.3259.3235.2229.9225.3210.7220.0194.6186.2185.8158.9

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City-data.com crime index counts serious crimes more heavily. It adjusts for the number of visitors and daily workers commuting into cities.

Crime rate in Brea detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson
Full-time law enforcement employees in 2014, including police officers: 92 (59 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.43
California average:

2.32
Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

3.9%
California:

5.5%

Unemployment by year (%)

Historical population

Historical housing units


Population change in the 1990s: +2,450 (+7.4%).
Most common industries in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Manufacturing (14%)
  • Retail trade (12%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (9%)
  • Accommodation and food services (7%)
  • Construction (7%)
  • Wholesale trade (7%)
  • Health care and social assistance (6%)
  • Health care and social assistance (20%)
  • Educational services (18%)
  • Manufacturing (8%)
  • Retail trade (8%)
  • Finance and insurance (7%)
  • Other services, except public administration (6%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (6%)
Most common occupations in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Management occupations (19%)
  • Sales and related occupations (13%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (9%)
  • Computer and mathematical occupations (7%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (6%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (5%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (5%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (19%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (14%)
  • Sales and related occupations (13%)
  • Management occupations (11%)
  • Business and financial operations occupations (8%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (6%)
  • Healthcare support occupations (5%)

Work and jobs in Brea: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute

Average climate in Brea, California

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Earthquake activity:

Brea-area historical earthquake activity is near California state average. It is 712% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 7/21/1952 at 11:52:14, a magnitude 7.7 (7.7 UK, Class: Major, Intensity: VIII - XII) earthquake occurred 97.8 miles away from the city center, causing $50,000,000 total damage
On 6/28/1992 at 11:57:34, a magnitude 7.6 (6.2 MB, 7.6 MS, 7.3 MW, Depth: 0.7 mi) earthquake occurred 79.8 miles away from Brea center, causing 3 deaths (1 shaking deaths, 2 other deaths) and 400 injuries, causing $100,000,000 total damage and $40,000,000 insured losses
On 10/16/1999 at 09:46:44, a magnitude 7.4 (6.3 MB, 7.4 MS, 7.2 MW, 7.3 ML) earthquake occurred 92.7 miles away from the city center
On 11/4/1927 at 13:51:53, a magnitude 7.5 (7.5 UK) earthquake occurred 191.9 miles away from the city center
On 4/21/1918 at 22:32:30, a magnitude 6.8 (6.8 UK, Class: Strong, Intensity: VII - IX) earthquake occurred 26.9 miles away from Brea center
On 5/19/1940 at 04:36:40, a magnitude 7.2 (7.2 UK) earthquake occurred 135.3 miles away from the city center, causing $33,000,000 total damage
Magnitude types: body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Orange County (27) is a lot greater than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 19
Emergencies Declared: 3

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 14, Fires: 12, Storms: 9, Landslides: 5, Winter Storms: 5, Mudslides: 4, Earthquake: 1, Heavy Rain: 1, Hurricane: 1, Snow: 1, Tornado: 1, Wind: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Brea topographic map

Birthplace of: Cruz Reynoso - Judge, Stephanie J. Block - Stage actor, Mark Altman (speaker) - Business writer, Alex Guerrero - Player of and football, Evan Moore - College basketball player (Stanford Cardinal), Quinn Hawking - College basketball player (UCLA Bruins), Tyler Perkins - College football player (Northeastern Huskies).

Hospitals and medical centers in Brea:

  • CPC BREA CANYON HOSPITAL (875 N BREA BLVD)
  • BREA COMMUNITY HOSPITAL D/P SN (380 WEST CENTRAL AVENUE)
  • KINDRED HOSPITAL BREA D/P SNF (875 N BREA BLVD)
  • DAVITA-BREA DIALYSIS CENTER (595 TAMARACK AVENUE, SUITES A & B)
  • BENEFICIAL HOME HEALTH SERVICES, INC (770 SOUTH BREA BLVD, SUITE #217)
  • CLINICIAN HOME HEALTH SERVICES, INC (555 W LAMBERT ROAD, SUITE I)
  • HEALTH CARE SOLUTIONS SERVICES, INC (265 S RANDOLPH AVE, SUITE 280)
  • INSIGHT HEALTH CARE PROVIDERS, INC (500 S KRAEMER BLVD, #240)

Amtrak stations near Brea:

  • 5 miles: FULLERTON (120 E. SANTA FE AVE.) . Services: ticket office, fully wheelchair accessible, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, full-service food facilities, free short-term parking, paid long-term parking, taxi stand, public transit connection.
  • 9 miles: ANAHEIM (2150 KATELLA AVE.) . Services: ticket office, fully wheelchair accessible, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, vending machines, free short-term parking, free long-term parking, call for car rental service, call for taxi service.
  • 12 miles: SANTA ANA (1000 E. SANTA ANA BLVD.) . Services: ticket office, fully wheelchair accessible, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, snack bar, free short-term parking, free long-term parking, call for car rental service, taxi stand, intercity bus service, public transit connection.

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Brea:

  • California State University-Fullerton (about 3 miles; Fullerton, CA; Full-time enrollment: 28,947)
  • Fullerton College (about 4 miles; Fullerton, CA; FT enrollment: 11,124)
  • Hacienda La Puente Adult Education (about 8 miles; La Puente, CA; FT enrollment: 2,750)
  • Biola University (about 8 miles; La Mirada, CA; FT enrollment: 5,325)
  • West Coast University-Orange County (about 8 miles; Anaheim, CA; FT enrollment: 2,464)
  • Mt San Antonio College (about 9 miles; Walnut, CA; FT enrollment: 19,891)
  • Chapman University (about 10 miles; Orange, CA; FT enrollment: 7,089)

Public high schools in Brea:

Public elementary/middle schools in Brea:

Private elementary/middle schools in Brea:

  • ST ANGELA MERICI PARISH SCHOOL (Students: 288, Location: 575 S WALNUT AVE, Grades: PK-8)
  • CHRIST LUTHERAN SCHOOL (Students: 124, Location: 820 W IMPERIAL HWY, Grades: KG-8)
  • MONTESSORI OF BREA (Students: 70, Location: 701 MULBERRY AVE FIR 400, Grades: PK-1)
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User submitted facts and corrections:

  • Montessori of Brea teaches preschool through 6th grade and hold over 60 students

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Notable locations in Brea: La Vida Mineral Springs (A), Birch Hills Golf Course (B), Brea Municipal Golf Course (C), Brea City Hall (D), Brea Branch Orange County Public Library (E), Emergency Ambulance Service (F), Brea Fire Services Department Station 4 (G), Brea Fire Services Department Station 3 (H), Brea Fire Services Department Station 2 (I), Brea Fire Services Department Station 1 (J). Display/hide their locations on the map

Shopping Centers: Imperial East Shopping Center (1), Brea Plaza Shopping Center (2), Brea-Imperial Shopping Center (3), Brea West Shopping Center (4), Brea Marketplace Shopping Center (5), Brea Mall Shopping Center (6), Brea Gateway Shopping Center (7). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Brea include: Brea Baptist Church (A), Brea United Methodist Church (B), Jehovah Yireh Baptist Church (C), Landmark Missionary Baptist Church (D), Saint Angela Merici Catholic Church (E). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemetery: Memory Garden Memorial Park (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Parks in Brea include: Arovista Park (1), City Hall Park (2), Junior High Park (3), Lagos De Moreno Park (4), Tamarack Park (5), Woodcrest Park (6), Carbon Canyon Regional Park (7), Country Hills Park (8), Greenbriar Park (9). Display/hide their locations on the map

Tourist attraction: Brea Historical Society (Museums; 652 South Brea Boulevard) (1). Display/hide its approximate location on the map

Hotels: Brambles Information Management Inc (Po Box 9396) (1), Brea Village Travel (1021 East Imperial Highway Suite G7) (2), Brea's Hyland Motel (727 South Brea Boulevard) (3). Display/hide their approximate locations on the map

Orange County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level less than 2 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Low Potential

Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2013 was 201. This is significantly worse than average.

City:

201
U.S.:

75

Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2013 was 0.336. This is about average. Closest monitor was 3.6 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.336
U.S.:

0.293

Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2013 was 15.4. This is significantly worse than average. Closest monitor was 3.6 miles away from the city center.

City:

15.4
U.S.:

6.4

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2013 was 0.372. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 3.7 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.372
U.S.:

1.912

Ozone [ppb] level in 2013 was 27.2. This is about average. Closest monitor was 3.6 miles away from the city center.

City:

27.2
U.S.:

32.0

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2013 was 31.4. This is significantly worse than average. Closest monitor was 7.0 miles away from the city center.

City:

31.4
U.S.:

20.0

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2013 was 14.7. This is significantly worse than average. Closest monitor was 7.0 miles away from the city center.

City:

14.7
U.S.:

9.4

Lead (Pb) [µg/m3] level in 2012 was 0.00541. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 3.6 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.00541
U.S.:

0.01376
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 7.6%
(3.6% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 10.4% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 12.7% for American Indian residents, 10.9% for other race residents, 11.9% for two or more races residents)
Average household size:
This city:  2.8 people
California:  2.9 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:  72.7%
Whole state:  68.7%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:  4.7%
Whole state:  7.2%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.4% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.3% of all households

People in group quarters in Brea in 2010:

  • 61 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 5 people in other noninstitutional facilities
  • 3 people in residential treatment centers for adults

People in group quarters in Brea in 2000:

  • 102 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 22 people in mental (psychiatric) hospitals or wards
  • 4 people in religious group quarters

Brea, California environmental map by EPA

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Banks with most branches in Brea (2011 data):

  • Wells Fargo Bank, National Association: North Brea Branch, Brea Town Center Branch, Brea Branch. Info updated 2011/04/05: Bank assets: $1,161,490.0 mil, Deposits: $905,653.0 mil, headquarters in Sioux Falls, SD, positive income, 6395 total offices, Holding Company: Wells Fargo & Company
  • CapitalSource Bank: Home Banking, Brea Corporate Services Branch, Brea Branch. Info updated 2009/02/05: Bank assets: $6,783.6 mil, Deposits: $5,125.0 mil, headquarters in Los Angeles, CA, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 24 total offices
  • U.S. Bank National Association: Brea Imperial Highway Branch at 2545 East Imperial Highway, Suite B, branch established on 1998/05/20; Brea Branch at 275 West Central Avenue, branch established on 1968/09/03. Info updated 2012/01/30: Bank assets: $330,470.8 mil, Deposits: $236,091.5 mil, headquarters in Cincinnati, OH, positive income, 3121 total offices, Holding Company: U.S. Bancorp
  • JPMorgan Chase Bank, National Association: Brea Branch at 2500 East Imperial Highway, Suite 194, branch established on 2007/12/17; 270 S State College Blvd Branch at 270 S State College Blvd, branch established on 1919/01/01. Info updated 2011/11/10: Bank assets: $1,811,678.0 mil, Deposits: $1,190,738.0 mil, headquarters in Columbus, OH, positive income, International Specialization, 5577 total offices, Holding Company: Jpmorgan Chase & Co.
  • Union Bank, National Association: Brea Service Center Branch at 3151 East Imperial Highway, branch established on 1999/02/01; Brea Branch at 203 West Imperial Highway Ste C, branch established on 2002/08/27. Info updated 2011/09/01: Bank assets: $88,967.5 mil, Deposits: $65,286.4 mil, headquarters in San Francisco, CA, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 403 total offices, Holding Company: Mitsubishi Ufj Financial Group, Inc.
  • Pacific Western Bank: Brea Branch at 275 North Brea Boulevard, branch established on 1998/11/05. Info updated 2011/03/14: Bank assets: $5,513.1 mil, Deposits: $4,614.5 mil, headquarters in Los Angeles, CA, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 78 total offices, Holding Company: Capgen Capital Group Ii Lp
  • First California Bank: Brea Branch at 10 Pointe Drive, Suite 130, branch established on 2001/01/22. Info updated 2011/02/22: Bank assets: $1,813.2 mil, Deposits: $1,428.5 mil, headquarters in Westlake Village, CA, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 22 total offices, Holding Company: First California Financial Group, Inc.
  • California Bank & Trust: Brea Branch at 775 East Birch Street, branch established on 1991/09/23. Info updated 2009/07/20: Bank assets: $10,894.1 mil, Deposits: $9,193.9 mil, headquarters in San Diego, CA, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 109 total offices, Holding Company: Zions Bancorporation
  • Citizens Business Bank: Brea Branch at 2650 East Imperial Highway, branch established on 1983/04/11. Info updated 2011/03/30: Bank assets: $6,475.4 mil, Deposits: $4,625.6 mil, headquarters in Ontario, CA, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 46 total offices, Holding Company: Cvb Financial Corp.
  • 6 other banks with 6 local branches

Educational Attainment (%) in 2013

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2013

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

10.7
California average:

15.4

Brea travel time to work - commute Brea mode of transportation to work chart

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Neighborhoods in Brea:

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Religion statistics for Brea city (based on Orange County data)

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic797,47367
Evangelical Protestant345,893894
Other141,815329
Mainline Protestant76,574202
Orthodox13,40619
Black Protestant2,4248
None1,632,647-
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center. Graphs represent county-level data

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 530
Orange County:

1.78 / 10,000 pop.
California:

2.14 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 18
This county:

0.06 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.04 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 147
Orange County:

0.49 / 10,000 pop.
California:

0.62 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 434
Orange County:

1.46 / 10,000 pop.
State:

1.49 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 2,438
Here:

8.19 / 10,000 pop.
State:

7.42 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

6.3%
California:

7.3%
Adult obesity rate:
Orange County:

18.5%
California:

21.3%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

16.4%
State:

17.9%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Brea:

51.5%
California:

48.8%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Brea:

50.1%
State:

47.1%

Average BMI:
Brea:

28.1
California:

28.1

People feeling badly about themselves:
Here:

20.0%
California:

20.9%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Brea:

10.4%
California:

11.4%

Average hours sleeping at night:
This city:

6.8
California:

6.8

Overweight people:
Brea:

32.9%
California:

31.3%

General health condition:
Here:

58.1%
State:

55.7%

Average condition of hearing:
This city:

80.5%
State:

80.6%

More about Health and Nutrition of Brea, CA Residents
Local government employment and payroll (March 2012)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Financial Administration 44$254,008$69,2755$13,935
Other Government Administration 17$124,028$87,5499$20,712
Police Protection - Officers 111$1,004,005$108,54111$27,675
Police - Other 31$162,306$62,8285$10,381
Firefighters 35$461,703$158,2987$8,442
Fire - Other 11$19,357$21,1170$0
Streets and Highways 8$66,289$99,4341$1,162
Solid Waste Management 1$16,249$194,9881$2,070
Sewerage 6$29,395$58,7901$649
Parks and Recreation 47$168,040$42,90461$73,731
Housing and Community Development(Local) 7$36,752$63,0030$0
Water Supply 20$102,685$61,6111$3,673
Other and Unallocable 38$197,690$62,4283$17,473
Totals for Government 376$2,642,507$84,335105$179,903

Brea government finances - Expenditure in 2006 (per resident):

  • Construction - Housing and Community Development: $4,677,000 ($112.68)
    Regular Highways: $3,065,000 ($73.84)
    Water Utilities: $1,564,000 ($37.68)
    Parks and Recreation: $1,212,000 ($29.20)
    Central Staff Services: $610,000 ($14.70)
    General - Other: $327,000 ($7.88)
    Sewerage: $264,000 ($6.36)
  • Current Operations - Police Protection: $19,962,000 ($480.92)
    Water Utilities: $7,365,000 ($177.44)
    Housing and Community Development: $7,005,000 ($168.76)
    Central Staff Services: $6,892,000 ($166.04)
    Local Fire Protection: $6,056,000 ($145.90)
    Parks and Recreation: $4,866,000 ($117.23)
    Regular Highways: $3,720,000 ($89.62)
    Health - Other: $2,570,000 ($61.92)
    Solid Waste Management: $2,182,000 ($52.57)
    Financial Administration: $1,439,000 ($34.67)
    General - Other: $1,322,000 ($31.85)
    Protective Inspection and Regulation, NEC: $1,224,000 ($29.49)
    Sewerage: $405,000 ($9.76)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $253,000 ($6.10)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $10,109,000 ($243.54)
  • Intergovernmental to Local NEC - General - Other: $310,000 ($7.47)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Parks and Recreation: $1,672,000 ($40.28)
    General - Other: $180,000 ($4.34)
    Local Fire Protection: $127,000 ($3.06)
    Police Protection: $55,000 ($1.33)
    Central Staff Services: $30,000 ($0.72)
    Regular Highways: $25,000 ($0.60)
    Financial Administration: $10,000 ($0.24)
    Protective Inspection and Regulation, NEC: $3,000 ($0.07)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $27,187,000 ($654.98)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $764,000 ($18.41)

Brea government finances - Revenue in 2006 (per resident):

  • Charges - All Other: $10,909,000 ($262.82)
    Solid Waste Management: $2,785,000 ($67.10)
    Parks and Recreation: $2,442,000 ($58.83)
    Housing and Community Development: $836,000 ($20.14)
    Sewerage: $415,000 ($10.00)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Housing and Community Development: $427,000 ($10.29)
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $2,574,000 ($62.01)
    Fines and Forfeits: $1,551,000 ($37.37)
    Sale of Property: $1,108,000 ($26.69)
    Rents: $861,000 ($20.74)
    General Revenue, NEC: $749,000 ($18.04)
    Donations From Private Sources: $202,000 ($4.87)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $9,267,000 ($223.26)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $6,789,000 ($163.56)
    Housing and Community Development: $1,851,000 ($44.59)
    All Other: $891,000 ($21.47)
    Highways: $720,000 ($17.35)
  • Tax - Property: $31,032,000 ($747.61)
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $15,008,000 ($361.57)
    Public Utilities Sales: $1,341,000 ($32.31)
    Other Selective Sales: $1,299,000 ($31.30)
    Occupation and Business License, NEC: $1,008,000 ($24.28)
    Other License: $463,000 ($11.15)
    Documentary and Stock Transfer: $391,000 ($9.42)

Brea government finances - Debt in 2006 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $242,825,000 ($5850.08)
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $241,083,000 ($5808.11)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $8,407,000 ($202.54)
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $6,665,000 ($160.57)
    Beginning Outstanding - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $1,294,000 ($31.17)
    Retired Nonguaranteed - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $1,294,000 ($31.17)

Brea government finances - Cash and Securities in 2006 (per resident):

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $46,639,000 ($1123.61)
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $46,544,000 ($1121.33)
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $21,384,000 ($515.18)

4.82% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($56,017 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.82%
California average:

5.03%

0.04% of residents moved from foreign countries ($597 average AGI)
Orange County:

0.04%
California average:

0.07%

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Los Angeles County, CA  1.70% ($53,226 average AGI)
from Riverside County, CA  0.56% ($47,472)
from San Bernardino County, CA  0.30% ($44,337)


4.76% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($53,704 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.76%
California average:

5.12%

0.06% of residents moved to foreign countries ($937 average AGI)
Orange County:

0.06%
California average:

0.10%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Los Angeles County, CA  1.38% ($47,619 average AGI)
to Riverside County, CA  0.65% ($49,190)
to San Diego County, CA  0.29% ($52,789)

Strongest AM radio stations in Brea:

  • KFI (640 AM; 50 kW; LOS ANGELES, CA; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KTNQ (1020 AM; 50 kW; LOS ANGELES, CA; Owner: KTNQ-AM LICENSE CORP.)
  • KXTA (1150 AM; 50 kW; LOS ANGELES, CA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KLAC (570 AM; 50 kW; LOS ANGELES, CA; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • KPLS (830 AM; 50 kW; ORANGE, CA; Owner: CRN LICENSES, LLC)
  • KDIS (1110 AM; 50 kW; PASADENA, CA; Owner: ABC,INC.)
  • KFWB (980 AM; 50 kW; LOS ANGELES, CA; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • KALI (900 AM; 6 kW; WEST COVINA, CA; Owner: MULTICULTURAL RADIO BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KMPC (1540 AM; 50 kW; LOS ANGELES, CA; Owner: ROSE CITY RADIO CORPORATION)
  • KNX (1070 AM; 50 kW; LOS ANGELES, CA; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • KBLA (1580 AM; 50 kW; SANTA MONICA, CA)
  • KSPN (710 AM; 50 kW; LOS ANGELES, CA; Owner: KABC-AM RADIO, INC.)
  • KXMX (1190 AM; 25 kW; ANAHEIM, CA; Owner: NEW INSPIRATION BROADCASTING COMPANY)

Strongest FM radio stations in Brea:

  • KCBS-FM (93.1 FM; LOS ANGELES, CA; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • KSCA (101.9 FM; GLENDALE, CA; Owner: HBC LICENSE CORPORATION)
  • KLOS (95.5 FM; LOS ANGELES, CA; Owner: KLOS-FM RADIO, INC.)
  • KOST (103.5 FM; LOS ANGELES, CA; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • K212FA (90.3 FM; TEMPLE CITY, CA; Owner: EDUCATIONAL MEDIA FOUNDATION)
  • KIIS-FM (102.7 FM; LOS ANGELES, CA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KZLA-FM (93.9 FM; LOS ANGELES, CA; Owner: EMMIS RADIO LICENSE CORPORATION)
  • KLVE (107.5 FM; LOS ANGELES, CA; Owner: KLVE-FM LICENSE CORP.)
  • KPCC (89.3 FM; PASADENA, CA; Owner: PASADENA AREA COMMUNITY COLLEGE DISTRICT)
  • KHHT (92.3 FM; LOS ANGELES, CA; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • KBIG-FM (104.3 FM; LOS ANGELES, CA; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • KPWR (105.9 FM; LOS ANGELES, CA; Owner: EMMIS RADIO LICENSE CORPORATION)
  • KTWV (94.7 FM; LOS ANGELES, CA; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • KMZT-FM (105.1 FM; LOS ANGELES, CA; Owner: MOUNT WILSON FM BROADCASTERS, INC.)
  • KLSX (97.1 FM; LOS ANGELES, CA; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • KPFK (90.7 FM; LOS ANGELES, CA; Owner: PACIFICA FOUNDATION, INC)
  • K216EM (91.1 FM; ARCADIA, CA; Owner: LIFE ON THE WAY COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • KUSC (91.5 FM; LOS ANGELES, CA; Owner: UNIVERSITY OF SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA)
  • KKLA-FM (99.5 FM; LOS ANGELES, CA; Owner: NEW INSPIRATION BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • K264AF (100.7 FM; GUASTI, CA; Owner: EDUCATIONAL MEDIA FOUNDATION)

TV broadcast stations around Brea:

  • KTRO-LP (Channel 50; LANCASTER, CA; Owner: ROBERT D. ADELMAN)
  • KCBS-TV (Channel 2; LOS ANGELES, CA; Owner: CBS BROADCASTING INC.)
  • KHIZ (Channel 64; BARSTOW, CA; Owner: SUNBELT TELEVISION, INC.)
  • KTLA-TV (Channel 5; LOS ANGELES, CA; Owner: KTLA INC.)
  • KABC-TV (Channel 7; LOS ANGELES, CA; Owner: ABC HOLDING COMPANY, INC.)
  • KCAL-TV (Channel 9; LOS ANGELES, CA; Owner: VIACOM TELEVISION STATIONS GROUP OF LOS ANGELES LLC)
  • KNBC (Channel 4; LOS ANGELES, CA; Owner: NBC SUBSIDIARY (KNBC-TV), INC.)
  • KMEX-TV (Channel 34; LOS ANGELES, CA; Owner: KMEX LICENSE PARTNERSHIP, G.P.)
  • KAZA-TV (Channel 54; AVALON, CA; Owner: PAPPAS SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA LICENSE LLC)
  • KDOC-TV (Channel 56; ANAHEIM, CA; Owner: GOLDEN ORANGE BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • KOCE-TV (Channel 50; HUNTINGTON BEACH, CA; Owner: BD. OF TRUSTEES, COAST COMMUNITY COLLEGE DIST.)
  • KSCI (Channel 18; LONG BEACH, CA; Owner: KSLS, INC.)
  • KXLA (Channel 44; RANCHO PALOS VERDES, CA; Owner: RANCHO PALOS VERDES BROADCASTERS, INC.)
  • KCET (Channel 28; LOS ANGELES, CA; Owner: COMMUNITY TELEVISION OF SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA)
  • KFTR (Channel 46; ONTARIO, CA; Owner: TELEFUTURA LOS ANGELES LLC)

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

See more detailed statistics of Brea fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2014 here
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 18Number of bridges
  • 64m210ftTotal length
  • $1,295,000Total costs
  • 1,814,500Total average daily traffic
  • 113,640Total average daily truck traffic

New bridges - Historical Statistics

  • 11950-1959
  • 61960-1969
  • 91970-1979
  • 11980-1989
  • 12000-2009
See Full National Bridge Inventory Statistics for Brea, CA
FCC Registered Antenna Towers: 49 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers in Brea)
FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers: 1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers in Brea, CA)
FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers: 43 (See the full list of FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Microwave Towers: 34 (See the full list of FCC Registered Microwave Towers in this town)
FCC Registered Paging Towers: 1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Paging Towers)
FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses: 382 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Brea)

FAA Registered Aircraft Manufacturers and Dealers: 1 (See the full list of FAA Registered Manufacturers and Dealers in Brea)
FAA Registered Aircraft: 42 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft)
Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 2 full and 10 partial tracts)
A) FHA, FSA/RHS & VA
Home Purchase Loans
B) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
C) Refinancings
D) Home Improvement Loans
E) Loans on Dwellings For 5+ Families
F) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A B C & D)
G) Loans On Manufactured
Home Dwelling (A B C & D)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED67$398,796170$341,114841$316,91345$195,5032$5,731,29035$281,57310$54,044
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED4$349,51527$278,95071$349,6555$152,9420$06$281,0828$64,369
APPLICATIONS DENIED18$432,43336$343,788207$365,03814$90,3770$018$274,48611$82,410
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN11$378,73018$332,671148$354,23410$206,1600$02$219,2400$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS4$464,46511$300,19848$362,7603$219,6130$04$272,9302$170,600

Detailed mortgage data for all 12 tracts in Brea, CA

Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 2 full and 10 partial tracts)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
B) Refinancings
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED12$361,3001$372,100
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED5$347,3664$381,370
APPLICATIONS DENIED4$299,7504$364,875
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN0$00$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$00$0

Conventional Home Purchase Loans

Conventional Home Purchase Loans - Value

Drinking water stations with addresses in Brea and their reported violations in the past:

FIRSTONE SCOUT RESERVATION (Population served: 500, Purch groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • 8 routine major monitoring violations

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 3
  • Hazardous Condition: 1

Fire-safe hotels and motels in Brea, California:

  • Chase Suite Hotel, 3100 E Imperial Hwy, Brea, California 92821 , Phone: (714) 579-3200, Fax: (714) 996-5984
  • Embassy Suites Brea - North Orange County, 900 E Birch St, Brea, California 92821 , Phone: (714) 990-6000, Fax: (714) 990-1653
  • Extended Stay America - Orange County - Brea, 3050 E Imperial Hwy, Brea, California 92821 , Phone: (714) 528-2500, Fax: (714) 528-4900
  • Travelodge Brea, 805 S Brea Blvd, Brea, California 92821 , Phone: (714) 529-3078, Fax: (714) 529-6181
  • Regency Motel of Brea, 723 S Brea Blvd, Brea, California 92821 , Phone: (714) 529-3927
All 5 fire-safe hotels and motels in Brea, California
Most common first names in Brea, CA among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
Robert6175.9 years
James4874.7 years
William4779.0 years
Mary4679.5 years
John4376.9 years
Dorothy3783.1 years
Charles3478.1 years
Helen3084.5 years
George3079.0 years
Margaret3083.9 years
Most common last names in Brea, CA among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Smith1881.7 years
Johnson1375.5 years
Davis1276.2 years
Williams1073.7 years
Miller976.9 years
Roberts880.8 years
Scott878.6 years
Taylor887.9 years
Robinson885.7 years
Martin881.4 years

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (70%)
  • Electricity (28%)
  • No fuel used (1%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (1%)
Businesses in Brea, CA
NameCountNameCount
24 Hour Fitness1Jones New York2
7-Eleven3Journeys1
99 Cents Only Stores2Justice1
ALDO1Kroger2
AT&T1Lane Bryant1
Abercrombie & Fitch1Lane Furniture1
Abercrombie Kids1LensCrafters2
Aeropostale1Macy's1
Albertsons1MasterBrand Cabinets6
American Eagle Outfitters1McDonald's3
Ann Taylor2Men's Wearhouse2
Apple Store1Motherhood Maternity3
Arby's1New Balance3
AutoZone1Nike15
Avenue1Nordstrom2
Baja Fresh Mexican Grill1Old Navy1
Banana Republic1Olive Garden1
Baskin-Robbins2Outback1
Bath & Body Works2Outback Steakhouse1
Bebe1Pac Sun1
Big O Tires1Panda Express2
Brookstone1Panera Bread1
Burger King1Payless1
Cache1PetSmart1
Carl\s Jr.1Pier 1 Imports1
Charlotte Russe1Pizza Hut1
Chico's1Pottery Barn1
Cinnabon 1Quiznos1
Circle K1RadioShack1
Cold Stone Creamery1Red Lobster1
DHL1Red Robin1
Dairy Queen1Rite Aid1
Decora Cabinetry1Safeway1
Dennys1Sears4
Domino's Pizza1Sephora1
DressBarn1Soma Intimates1
Dressbarn1Spencer Gifts1
El Pollo Loco1Sprint Nextel1
Express1Staples1
Famous Footwear1Starbucks7
FedEx10Subway3
Firestone Complete Auto Care1T.G.I. Driday's1
Foot Locker1T.J.Maxx1
Forever 212Taco Bell1
Fredericks Of Hollywood1Talbots1
GNC1Target1
GameStop3The Cheesecake Factory1
Gap1The Limited1
Goodwill1The Room Place1
Gymboree1Torrid1
H&M1Toys"R"Us2
H&R Block1Trader Joe's1
Hilton1UPS14
Hollister Co.1Urban Outfitters1
Home Depot1Vans7
Homestead Studio Suites1Verizon Wireless2
Hot Topic1Victoria's Secret2
J. Jill1Vons1
JCPenney1Walmart1
Jack In The Box1Wet Seal1
Jamba Juice2

Brea compared to California state average:

  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Median age above state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher above state average.
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