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Population in 2012: 40,330 (99% urban, 1% rural). Population change since 2000: +13.9%
 

Males: 19,272  (47.8%)
Females: 21,058  (52.2%)

Median resident age:  38.7 years
California median age:  32.1 years

Zip codes: 90631, 92821, 92823, 92835.

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Estimated median household income in 2012: $78,164 (it was $59,759 in 2000)
Brea:

$78,164
CA:

$58,328
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $34,116

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Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $498,243 (it was $248,600 in 2000)
Brea:

$498,243
CA:

$349,400
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $555,444; Detached houses: $627,302; Townhouses or other attached units: $438,377; In 3-to-4-unit structures: $262,879; In 5-or-more-unit structures: $389,455; Mobile homes: $102,604

Median gross rent in 2012: $1,433.

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  • White alone - 21,357 (54.2%)
  • Hispanic - 9,817 (24.9%)
  • Asian alone - 7,080 (18.0%)
  • Two or more races - 630 (1.6%)
  • Black alone - 344 (0.9%)
  • American Indian alone - 62 (0.2%)
  • Other race alone - 60 (0.2%)
  • Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone - 34 (0.09%)

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


Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Brea: 124.3 (high, U.S. average is 100)

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Ancestries: German (13.2%), English (8.8%), Irish (7.7%), Italian (5.2%), United States (2.7%), French (2.6%).

Current Local Time: PST time zone

Elevation: 360 feet

Land area: 10.5 square miles.

Population density: 3,825 people per square mile 
 
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For population 25 years and over in Brea:

  • High school or higher: 91.1%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 41.0%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 13.9%
  • Unemployed: 8.5%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 27.6 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Brea city:

  • Never married: 29.1%
  • Now married: 54.9%
  • Separated: 1.9%
  • Widowed: 5.1%
  • Divorced: 9.0%

9,061 residents are foreign born (6.3% Asia).

This city:  23.0%
California:  27.1%



According to our research of California and other state lists there were 17 registered sex offenders living in Brea, California as of October 31, 2014.
The ratio of number of residents in Brea to the number of sex offenders is 2,372 to 1.
The number of registered sex offenders compared to the number of residents in this city is a lot smaller than the state average.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $4,102 (0.7%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $1,798 (0.4%)

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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

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: +21,766 (+55.3%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 4,819 (24.8%)

Area code: 714

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Crime rates in Brea by Year
Type 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012
Murders 0000010001100
per 100,000 0.00.00.00.00.02.60.00.00.02.62.60.00.0
Rapes 9946629472312
per 100,000 24.425.010.916.015.75.223.210.218.15.27.72.55.0
Robberies 28384129484031403440282723
per 100,000 75.9105.4111.777.5125.2103.279.9102.587.7103.572.367.957.1
Assaults 119442733354437334225393049
per 100,000 322.8122.073.588.291.3113.595.384.5108.464.7100.775.5121.7
Burglaries 279229260241261277225207167161197202191
per 100,000 756.7634.9708.2644.2681.0714.3579.7530.2430.8416.7508.7508.3474.5
Thefts 8811,0221,0581,2131,2011,1791,0881,1941,1561,1531,2001,1561,052
per 100,000 2389.52833.52882.03242.43133.63040.42803.33058.32982.32984.23098.82908.62613.5
Auto thefts 13813114213517116614311210580746149
per 100,000 374.3363.2386.8360.9446.2428.1368.5286.9270.9207.1191.1153.5121.7
Arson 511265612704421
per 100,000 13.630.55.416.013.015.530.917.90.010.410.35.02.5
City-data.com crime rate (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 301.1) 274.6252.9243.2247.7266.6258.6234.6229.2224.7210.2219.4194.1185.7

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City-data.com crime rate 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 2012, including police officers: 123 (85 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.11
California average:

2.36

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Brea, California accommodation, waste management, arts - Economy and Business Data

Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

4.4%
California:

9.3%

Unemployment by year (%)

Historical population

Historical housing units


Population change in the 1990s: +2,450 (+7.4%).

Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Manufacturing (18%)
  • Retail trade (10%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (10%)
  • Construction (7%)
  • Wholesale trade (7%)
  • Finance and insurance (6%)
  • Accommodation and food services (6%)
  • Educational services (20%)
  • Health care and social assistance (18%)
  • Retail trade (10%)
  • Finance and insurance (8%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (7%)
  • Manufacturing (7%)
  • Accommodation and food services (5%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (7%)
  • Sales representatives, services, wholesale and manufacturing (5%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (5%)
  • Top executives (4%)
  • Engineers (4%)
  • Computer specialists (4%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (4%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (9%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (9%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (6%)
  • Information and record clerks except customer service representatives (5%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (5%)
  • Business operations specialists (4%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (4%)

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Tornado activity:

Brea-area historical tornado activity is significantly above California state average. It is 71% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 11/9/1982, a category F2 (max. wind speeds 113-157 mph) tornado 9.7 miles away from the Brea city center caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

On 11/7/1966, a category F2 tornado 16.2 miles away from the city center injured 10 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Brea-area historical earthquake activity is above California state average. It is 2977% 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 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 the city center
On 6/28/1992 at 15:05:30, a magnitude 6.9 (6.3 MB, 6.7 MS, 6.5 MW, 6.9 ME, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 66.4 miles away from Brea center
On 1/17/1994 at 12:30:55, a magnitude 6.8 (6.4 MB, 6.8 MS, 6.7 MW, Depth: 11.4 mi) earthquake occurred 42.5 miles away from the city center, causing 60 deaths (60 shaking deaths) and 7000 injuries
Magnitude types: body-wave magnitude (MB), energy magnitude (ME), 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: 8, Landslides: 5, Winter Storms: 5, Mudslides: 4, Heavy Rain: 1, Snow: 1, Storm: 1, Tornado: 1, Wind: 1, Earthquake: 1, Hurricane: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
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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/medical centers in Brea:

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

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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.

Local government website: www.ci.brea.ca.us

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Brea:

  • California State University-Fullerton (about 4 miles; Fullerton, CA; Full-time enrollment: 25,436)
  • Fullerton College (about 4 miles; Fullerton, CA; FT enrollment: 8,879)
  • Biola University (about 8 miles; La Mirada, CA; FT enrollment: 4,364)
  • Mt San Antonio College (about 9 miles; Walnut, CA; FT enrollment: 10,501)
  • Chapman University (about 10 miles; Orange, CA; FT enrollment: 5,621)
  • California State Polytechnic University-Pomona (about 10 miles; Pomona, CA; FT enrollment: 17,476)
  • Hacienda La Puente Adult Education (about 10 miles; La Puente, CA; FT enrollment: 3,370)

Public high schools in Brea:

Private high school in Brea:

  • CARBON CANYON CHRISTIAN SCHOOL (Students: 40; Location: 5600 CARBON CANYON RD; Grades: 1 - 12)

Public elementary/middle schools in Brea:

Private elementary/middle schools in Brea:

  • CHRIST LUTHERAN SCHOOL (Students: 306; Location: 820 W IMPERIAL HWY; Grades: PK - 8)
  • ST ANGELA MERICI SCHOOL (Students: 304; Location: 575 S WALNUT AVE; Grades: KG - 8)
  • BREA OLINDA FRIENDS CHRISTIAN SCHOOL (Students: 237; Location: 200 S ASSOCIATED RD; Grades: PK - 6)
  • MONTESSORI OF BREA (Students: 77; Location: 400 W FIR ST; Grades: PK - 5)
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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
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AQI  Pb  CO  SO2 NO2 Ozone  PM10 PM2.5

Air Quality Index (AQI)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2010 was 43.7. This is worse than average.
City:

43.7
U.S.:

32.0
Lead (Pb) [µ/m3] level in 2010 was 0.104. This is significantly worse than average. Closest monitor was 7.2 miles away from the city center.
City:

0.104
U.S.:

0.022
Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2010 was 0.363. This is about average. Closest monitor was 3.6 miles away from the city center.
City:

0.363
U.S.:

0.334
Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2009 was 0.986. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 3.7 miles away from the city center.
City:

0.986
U.S.:

2.433
Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2009 was 19.0. This is significantly worse than average. Closest monitor was 3.6 miles away from the city center.
City:

19.0
U.S.:

9.4
Ozone [ppb] level in 2009 was 27.0. This is about average. Closest monitor was 3.6 miles away from the city center.
City:

27.0
U.S.:

28.3
Particulate Matter (PM10) [µ/m3] level in 2009 was 29.1. This is worse than average. Closest monitor was 7.0 miles away from the city center.
City:

29.1
U.S.:

22.1
Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µ/m3] level in 2009 was 13.4. This is worse than average. Closest monitor was 7.0 miles away from the city center.
City:

13.4
U.S.:

9.6

Drinking water stations with addresses in Brea that have no violations reported:

  • CITY OF BREA (Population served: 39584, Primary Water Source Type: Purch_surface_water)

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 5.6%
(3.9% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 0.0% for Black residents, 6.4% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 31.2% for American Indian residents, 0.0% for Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander residents, 10.0% for other race residents, 8.2% 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

Detailed information about poverty and poor residents in Brea, CA

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 compared to California state average:

Brea, California environmental map by EPA

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  • Median house value above 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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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

Fire-safe hotels and motels in Brea, California:

  • Chase Suite Hotel, 3100 E Imperial Hwy, Brea, CA 92821 , Phone: (714) 579-3200, Fax: (714) 996-5984
  • Embassy Suites Brea - North Orange County, 900 E Birch St, Brea, CA 92821 , Phone: (714) 990-6000, Fax: (714) 990-1653
  • Homestead Studio Suites Hotel, 3050 E Imperial Hwy, Brea, CA 92821 , Phone: (714) 528-2500, Fax: (714) 528-4900
  • Oakwood Worldwide @ Birchwood Village, 1717 S Birch St, Brea, CA 92821 , Phone: (888) 268-9998, Fax: (949) 574-3769
  • Travelodge Brea, 805 S Brea Blvd, Brea, CA 92821 , Phone: (714) 529-3078, Fax: (714) 529-6181
All 5 fire-safe hotels and motels in Brea, California

Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012


Brea travel time to work - commute


Brea mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (73%)
  • Electricity (24%)
  • No fuel used (1%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (1%)

Presidential Elections Results

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

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 44.78%
Here44.8%
USA50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameCatholic ChurchJewishLDS (Mormon) Church Charismatic Churches IndependentMuslim Estimate
Adherents61.2%4.7%3.8%3.4%3.1%
Congregations5.6%2.6%10.6%1.2%1.5%
NameSouthern Baptist ConventionPresbyterian Church (USA) Non-Charismatic Churches IndependentEvangelical Lutheran Church in AmericaOther
Adherents2.6%2.0%1.8%1.7%15.7%
Congregations7.1%3.5%1.1%3.4%63.4%
Source: Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.
Tables 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%

Local government employment and payroll (March 2007)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Financial Administration 37$244,144$79,1825$12,434
Other Government Administration 17$122,549$86,5055$10,503
Police Protection - Officers 107$852,853$95,6470$0
Police - Other 41$190,997$55,90220$34,645
Firefighters 47$422,460$107,8620$0
Fire - Other 2$7,672$46,03215$16,408
Streets and Highways 13$74,824$69,0680$0
Solid Waste Management 2$8,728$52,3680$0
Sewerage 3$14,772$59,0880$0
Parks and Recreation 31$168,344$65,16575$90,329
Housing and Community Development(Local) 7$45,774$78,4700$0
Water Supply 17$81,796$57,7384$7,539
Other and Unallocable 39$191,301$58,8626$6,033
Totals for Government 363$2,426,214$80,205130$177,891

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

  • Construction - Housing and Community Development: $4,677,000 ($115.97)
    Regular Highways: $3,065,000 ($76.00)
    Water Utilities: $1,564,000 ($38.78)
    Parks and Recreation: $1,212,000 ($30.05)
    Central Staff Services: $610,000 ($15.13)
    General - Other: $327,000 ($8.11)
    Sewerage: $264,000 ($6.55)
  • Current Operations - Police Protection: $19,962,000 ($494.97)
    Water Utilities: $7,365,000 ($182.62)
    Housing and Community Development: $7,005,000 ($173.69)
    Central Staff Services: $6,892,000 ($170.89)
    Local Fire Protection: $6,056,000 ($150.16)
    Parks and Recreation: $4,866,000 ($120.65)
    Regular Highways: $3,720,000 ($92.24)
    Health - Other: $2,570,000 ($63.72)
    Solid Waste Management: $2,182,000 ($54.10)
    Financial Administration: $1,439,000 ($35.68)
    General - Other: $1,322,000 ($32.78)
    Protective Inspection and Regulation, NEC: $1,224,000 ($30.35)
    Sewerage: $405,000 ($10.04)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $253,000 ($6.27)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $10,109,000 ($250.66)
  • Intergovernmental to Local NEC - General - Other: $310,000 ($7.69)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Parks and Recreation: $1,672,000 ($41.46)
    General - Other: $180,000 ($4.46)
    Local Fire Protection: $127,000 ($3.15)
    Police Protection: $55,000 ($1.36)
    Central Staff Services: $30,000 ($0.74)
    Regular Highways: $25,000 ($0.62)
    Financial Administration: $10,000 ($0.25)
    Protective Inspection and Regulation, NEC: $3,000 ($0.07)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $27,187,000 ($674.11)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $764,000 ($18.94)

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

  • Charges - All Other: $10,909,000 ($270.49)
    Solid Waste Management: $2,785,000 ($69.06)
    Parks and Recreation: $2,442,000 ($60.55)
    Housing and Community Development: $836,000 ($20.73)
    Sewerage: $415,000 ($10.29)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Housing and Community Development: $427,000 ($10.59)
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $2,574,000 ($63.82)
    Fines and Forfeits: $1,551,000 ($38.46)
    Sale of Property: $1,108,000 ($27.47)
    Rents: $861,000 ($21.35)
    General Revenue, NEC: $749,000 ($18.57)
    Donations From Private Sources: $202,000 ($5.01)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $9,267,000 ($229.78)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $6,789,000 ($168.34)
    Housing and Community Development: $1,851,000 ($45.90)
    All Other: $891,000 ($22.09)
    Highways: $720,000 ($17.85)
  • Tax - Property: $31,032,000 ($769.45)
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $15,008,000 ($372.13)
    Public Utilities Sales: $1,341,000 ($33.25)
    Other Selective Sales: $1,299,000 ($32.21)
    Occupation and Business License, NEC: $1,008,000 ($24.99)
    Other License: $463,000 ($11.48)
    Documentary and Stock Transfer: $391,000 ($9.70)

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

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $242,825,000 ($6020.95)
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $241,083,000 ($5977.76)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $8,407,000 ($208.46)
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $6,665,000 ($165.26)
    Beginning Outstanding - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $1,294,000 ($32.09)
    Retired Nonguaranteed - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $1,294,000 ($32.09)

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

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $46,639,000 ($1156.43)
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $46,544,000 ($1154.08)
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $21,384,000 ($530.23)

5.21% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($55,712 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.21%
California average:

5.75%

0.12% of residents moved from foreign countries ($728 average AGI)
Orange County:

0.12%
California average:

0.21%


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
from Los Angeles County, CA  1.91% ($54,756 average AGI)
from Riverside County, CA  0.47% ($51,018)
from San Diego County, CA  0.32% ($52,882)


6.37% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($56,819 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.37%
California average:

6.27%

0.06% of residents moved to foreign countries ($471 average AGI)
Orange County:

0.06%
California average:

0.11%


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
to Los Angeles County, CA  1.43% ($46,009 average AGI)
to Riverside County, CA  1.20% ($52,293)
to San Bernardino County, CA  0.40% ($46,220)

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 - 2011 here


National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
Number of bridges: 16
Total length: 53 meters (174ft)
Total costs: $1,295,000
Total average daily traffic: 1,296,500
Total average daily truck traffic: 95,960

New bridges - Historical Statistics

  • 1950-1959: 1
  • 1960-1969: 4
  • 1970-1979: 9
  • 1980-1989: 1
  • 1990-1999: 0
  • 2000-2009: 1
See Full National Bridge Inventory Statistics for Brea, CA

FCC Registered Antenna Towers: 37 (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: 37 (See the full list of FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Microwave Towers: 22 (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: 352 (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: 48 (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

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 3
  • Hazardous Condition: 1


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
Businesses in Brea, CA
NameCountNameCount
24 Hour Fitness1Journeys1
7-Eleven3Kroger2
ALDO1Lane Bryant1
AT&T1Lane Furniture1
Abercrombie & Fitch1LensCrafters2
Abercrombie Kids1Macy's1
Aeropostale1MasterBrand Cabinets6
Albertsons1McDonald's3
American Eagle Outfitters1Men's Wearhouse2
Ann Taylor2Motherhood Maternity3
Apple Store1New Balance3
Arby's1Nike15
AutoZone1Nordstrom2
Avenue1Old Navy1
Baja Fresh Mexican Grill1Olive Garden1
Banana Republic1Outback1
Baskin-Robbins2Outback Steakhouse1
Bath & Body Works2Pac Sun1
Bebe1Panda Express2
Big O Tires1Panera Bread1
Brookstone1Payless1
Burger King2PetSmart1
Cache1Pier 1 Imports1
Charlotte Russe1Pizza Hut1
Chico's1Quiznos1
Cinnabon 1RadioShack1
Cold Stone Creamery1Red Lobster1
DHL1Red Robin1
Dairy Queen1Rite Aid1
Decora Cabinetry1Safeway1
Dennys1Sears4
Domino's Pizza1Sephora1
DressBarn1Soma Intimates1
El Pollo Loco1Spencer Gifts1
Express1Sprint Nextel1
Famous Footwear1Staples1
FedEx10Starbucks7
Firestone Complete Auto Care1Subway3
Foot Locker1T.G.I. Driday's1
Forever 212T.J.Maxx1
Fredericks Of Hollywood1Taco Bell1
GNC1Talbots1
GameStop3Target1
Gap1The Cheesecake Factory1
Goodwill1The Limited1
Gymboree1The Room Place1
H&M1Torrid1
H&R Block1Toys"R"Us2
Hollister Co.1Trader Joe's1
Home Depot1UPS14
Homestead Studio Suites1Urban Outfitters1
Hot Topic1Vans7
J. Jill1Verizon Wireless2
JCPenney1Victoria's Secret2
Jack In The Box1Vons1
Jamba Juice2Walmart1
Jones New York2Wet Seal1
Browse common businesses in Brea, CA


Brea on our top lists:

  • #49 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the biggest property tax revenues per resident in 2004 in $"
  • #73 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: Life and physical scientists (population 5,000+)"
  • #87 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most local government spending on highway construction per resident in 2004 in $"
  • #89 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most Vietnamese residents"
  • #93 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females working in industry: Vending machine operators (population 5,000+)"
  • #88 (92823) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the largest percentage of Slavic first ancestries (pop 1,000+)"
  • #12 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest Nitrogen Dioxide air pollution readings in 2005 (ppm)"
  • #56 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the largest number of people moving out compared to moving in (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #67 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest carbon monoxide air pollution readings in 2005 (ppm)"
  • #79 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest Particulate Matter (PM2.5) 24-hour air pollution readings in 2005 (µg/m3)"
  • #82 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest Particulate Matter (PM10) Annual air pollution readings in 2005 (µg/m3)"
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  • Richard W. Aston (10)
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Total of 314 patent applications in 2008-2014.

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