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Zip Codes

92621, 92823

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Statistics & Facts

The population of Brea is approximately 39,560 (2006).
The approximate number of families is 13,327 (2000).

The amount of land area in Brea is 25.864 sq. kilometers.
The amount of land area in Brea is 11.1 sq. miles.
The amount of surface water is 0.532 sq kilometers.
The distance from Brea to Washington DC is 2407 miles. The distance to the California state capital is 378 miles. (as the crow flies)
Brea is positioned 33.92 degrees north of the equator and 117.86 degrees west of the prime meridian.

Brea elevation is 375 feet above sea level.
The Brea city flower is the Rose.
The city tree is the California Pepper.
Brea per capita income is $26,307 (2000).
Brea median income is $67,000 (2005).

The Brea median home price is $604,400 (2005).

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Location

Brea location: about 35 miles from Los Angeles in southern California. Other nearby communities inlcude Placentia, Rowland Heights, Fullerton, La Habra, La Habra Heights, Anaheim, South San Jose Hills and East La Mirada.

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Climate & Weather

Brea average annual rainfall is 15.93 inches per year
Brea average temperature is 62.2 degrees F.
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History & History Related Items

Brea history:

The word "Brea" means tar in Spanish.
First known as Randolph, the Brea area experienced an oil boom in the late 1800ís. At that time, many oil riggers came to town along with their families and small tent villages sprang up around the oil wells. The Union Oil Company drilled the first wells and it wasnít long before the hills were dotted with the wooden oil towers of the day. The little village of Randolph was built near Olinda in 1908 to house all the oil workers and their families. The name is said to be for Epes Randolph who was an engineer for the Pacific Electric Railway that stopped here on is way between Los Angeles and Yorba Linda. . The oil boom was short-lived, however, many of the workers stayed in the area. The name was changed to Brea in 1911. On 23 February, 1917, Brea became an incorporated city.
The incorporation date of Brea: February 23, 1917 with a population of 752

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Attractions

Brea attractions:

Brea Museum and Heritage Center
495 S. Brea Boulevard
Brea, CA 92821
Phone: 714-256-2283

Brea Certified Farmers Markets
Brea Blve and Birch STreets, Tuesdays 4-8:30 pm

Carbon Canyon Regional Park
4442 Carbon Canyon Road
Brea, CA 92823
Phone: 714-973-3160

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