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Brazil is a city in Clay County, in the Terre Haute metro area.

It is the county seat.

The community was named after the South American country.
[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 39.523N. The longitude is -87.125W.

It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 656 feet.

The estimated population, in 2003, was 8,166.


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Median household income
Local
$30,902
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Brazil demographic reports
Brazil is on Birch Creek.
Crime: The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 13. The number of murders and homicides was 0. The violent crime rate was 1.6 per 1,000 people.
Well-known residents have included:
· Jimmy Hoffa, union leader
· Orville Redenbacher, founder of popcorn company
Local festivals include:
  • Clay County Popcorn Festival - Oct. 5-7, 2007
Dates often change. Check Brazil web sites and events links in the sections below.
Support for libraries: Local government funding for the local library system, in fiscal years 2001-2002, was above the national average. (See library links below.)

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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, Terre Haute area jobs, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 47834 ZIP code.

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Ancestry & family history

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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Economy

At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Brazil was $15,123, compared with $21,587 nationally.

Education

11% of Brazil residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

Entertainment
Environment
Fairs, festivals & other events
Brazil festival dates:

Dates often change. Check with local tourism officials to be sure.

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Housing & real estate

Median rent in Brazil, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $291.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $677.


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Libraries

Libraries in Brazil include Brazil Library Annex, Brazil Public Library ... View libraries

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Media outlets

Newspapers in Brazil include Brazil Times

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Politics

Clay County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Brazil political report.

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Traffic

The average commute time for Brazil workers is 22 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

Travel

Hotels in Brazil include Howard Johnson Express Inn Brazil.

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