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Brazil is a township in Clay County, in the Terre Haute metro area. [NOTE: This is not the only community in Indiana named Brazil. For links to other places called Brazil, IN, see the Duplicate Names box at right.]
The latitude of Brazil is 39.535N. The longitude is -87.122W.It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 686 feet.
The population, at the time of the 2000 census, was 8,516.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Brazil demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Clay 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 47834 ZIP code.
21% of Brazil residents report German ancestry, and 13% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Brazil ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Brazil was $14,913, compared with $21,587 nationally.
11% of Brazil residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Median rent in Brazil, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $291. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $672.
Clay County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Brazil political report.
The average commute time for Brazil workers is 22 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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