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Brea is a city in Orange County, in the Los Angeles-Long Beach metro area.
The community name derives from Spanish word for the tar seeping out of the foothills
The latitude of Brea is 33.916N. The longitude is -117.899W.It is in the Pacific Standard time zone. Elevation is 361 feet.
The estimated population, in 2003, was 37,889.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Brea demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Orange County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 92823 ZIP code.
14% of Brea residents report German ancestry, and 10% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Brea ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Brea was $26,307, compared with $21,587 nationally.
33% of Brea residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Median rent in Brea, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $876. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,692.
Libraries in Brea include Brea Branch Library ... View libraries
Orange County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Brea political report.
Brea restaurants taking online reservations include Bobby McGee's in Brea, Sweet Divas Cottage Bistro, TAPS Fish House & Brewery ... View restaurants
The average commute time for Brea workers is 28 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
A total of 8 fatal motor vehicle accidents occurred in Brea between 2001 and 2003, according to reports gathered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
This is a rate of 2.3 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was lower than the national norm.
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