Workforce Demographics

Brea is the home to a versatile and qualified workforce comprised of an increasingly diverse community. With 48% of Brea residents being college educated, businesses have access to a variety of skills for a multitude of needs. Nearly half of Brea’s working population is employed in management, business science, and arts occupations.

Brea Population Age 25+ by Education Entertainment

Less than 9th grade
851
3.20%
Some High School, no diploma
1,623
6.10%
High School Graduate (or GED)
4,350
16.30%
Some College, no degree
7,126
26.70%
Associate Degree
2,084
7.80%
Bachelor’s Degree
7,082
26.50%
Graduate or Professional Degree3,621
13.50%
Pop. 25 and over
26,737

2010 Census and ACS 3-year (2012)(Percentages may not add up due to rounding)

Occupational Categories

Management, Business, Science, and Arts Occupations
9,418
48.10%
Service
2,170
11.10%
Sales and Office
5,586
28.50%
Natural Resources, Construction, and Maintenance Occupations
1,044
5.30%
Production, Transportation, and Material Moving
1,358
6.90%
Total Brea Residence Employed Age 16+ by Occupation
19,576

2010 Census and ACS 3-year (2012)

(Percentages may not add up due to rounding)

Population

2014 Estimate
42,397
2010 Census
39,282
2014 Estimate
42,397
2010 Census
39,282
2000 Census
35,410
1990 Census
33,297
Projected Growth (2010 – 2020 OCP)
20%
Growth 2000-2010
10.93%
Growth 1990-2000
6.35%

2010 Census, State Department of Finance, and Orange County Projections 2010

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