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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 Degree   3,621
 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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