Brazil, Indiana

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Brazil, Indiana

Introduction to Brazil, Indiana

Located in Clay county, Brazil, Indiana, is 15 miles E of Terre Haute, Indiana (center to center) and 54 miles W of Indianapolis, Indiana. Part of the surrounding Terre Haute metro area, the city is close by to other areas. Brazil is home to 8,188 residents.

Brazil History

The city of Brazil was founded in 1866. It was named after the country of Brazil, as at the time Brazil was a country constantly in the news. As of now, Brazil is a part of the Terre Haute Metropolitan Statistical Area. Clay county, which was formed in 1825, originally had Bowling Green as its county seat; the county seat was relocated to Brazil in 1876, following the city's incredible development.

Brazil and nearby Attractions

  • Bille Creek Village
  • Forest Park
  • Eugene V. Debs Home
  • Hulman Links Golf Course
  • Cataract Falls State Recreation Area

Things To Do In Brazil

The Forest Park houses the Fountain of the Contos, an original replica of the fountain in Ouro Preto, Brazil. The Community Theatre of Clay County, Cataract Falls State Recreation Area, and Eugene V. Debs Home are in the area. The golf courses in the city are the Hulman Links Golf Course, Hoosier Hills Golf Club, and Marks Par-3 Golf Course. The city hosts a number of local celebrations such as the Clay County Popcorn Festival in October and Rotary Festival in July.

Brazil Transportation

Terre Haute International-Hulman Field Airport is the closest airport to the city.

Brazil Higher Education

Higher education is available at Depauw University, Indiana State University, and Ivy Tech State College-Wabash Valley.

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High Points

Brazil strengths, compared to Peers (similar size places nationally) or State (other places in Indiana):

Category Trophy
Affordability of Property Taxes
(vs. Peers)
Top 9% Brazil Affordability of Property Taxes
Affordability of Rents
(vs. Peers)
Top 15% Brazil Affordability of Rents

Comparative Profile of Brazil, Indiana

Comparing Brazil to similar size places nationwide (Peers) and to other places in Indiana (State):

Ratings range from 1 (lowest) to 10 (highest).

The People

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Children Under 5 Years Old 8 7
Senior Citizens 8 8
Female Share of the Population 7 8
Age of the Population 5 6
Male Share of the Population 4 3
Well-Paid Single Men 4 4
Racial Diversity 1 5


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Average Household Size 4 3
Portion of People Married 4 2


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
People Above Poverty 4 2
People in Middle Class or Better 3 2
Median Family Income 3 2
College Educated Adults 2 6

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Short Commute Times 6 6
Working at Home 4 4
Walking and Biking to Work 3 5
Public Transportation Use 2 5


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Affordability of Property Taxes 10 9
Affordability of Rents 9 8
People Living Alone 8 8
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 7 7
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 6 8
Housing Recently Built 2 4

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Brazil Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 15 miles E of Terre Haute, Indiana (center to center)
Nearest Large City 54 miles W of Indianapolis, Indiana
County Clay
Metro Area Terre Haute
Standard Zip Codes 47834
Phone Area Codes 812
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 39.523
Longitude -87.125

Brazil Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Distance 16.1 miles
Jan Temp 18 to 35 F
Apr Temp 42 to 64 F
Jul Temp 65 to 87 F
Oct Temp 44 to 68 F
Annual Precip 42.4 inches
Distance 17.8 miles
Jan Temp 19 to 36 F
Apr Temp 43 to 66 F
Jul Temp 65 to 87 F
Oct Temp 45 to 68 F
Annual Precip 44.9 inches
Distance 25.4 miles
Jan Temp 15 to 35 F
Apr Temp 37 to 62 F
Jul Temp 61 to 84 F
Oct Temp 38 to 65 F
Annual Precip 45.9 inches
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Brazil Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 8,188 100%
Male 3,872 47.3%
Female 4,316 52.7%
Under 18 2,113 25.8%
18+ 6,075 74.2%
65+ 1,416 17.3%
Median Age 35.9
Average Family Size 3.01
White 8,008 97.8%
African-American 52 0.6%
Asian 14 0.2%
American Indian & Alaskan 30 0.4%
Other 23 0.3%
Mixed Race 59 0.7%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 50 0.6%

Estimated Brazil Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 8,214
Growth 26
Growth % 0.3%

Brazil Ancestry

(From 2000 Census, as reported by individuals)

Note: This is national, not racial, ancestry, so, e.g., the Census doesn't have categories for Hispanic and African-American people. CityTownInfo is currently gathering additional ancestry data for this site.
Ancestry Percent
US/American 33.7%
German 18.3%
English 12.5%
Irish 10.2%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 6.7%
Dutch 2.5%
Italian 2.1%
French (except Basque) 1.9%
Scotch-Irish 1.6%
Welsh 1.4%
Polish 1.4%
British 1.1%
Scottish 1.1%
Slovak 1%
Danish 0.8%
Hungarian 0.7%
Swedish 0.6%
Norwegian 0.5%
European 0.5%
African 0.2%
Finnish 0.2%
Pennsylvania German 0.2%
Turkish 0.2%
Swiss 0.2%
Czech 0.2%
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Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

According to the US Postal Service, Brazil, its neighborhoods, and/or surrounding areas are also referred to as:

Alma Lake (47834)
Art (47834)
Asherville (47834)
Bee Ridge (47834)
Benwood (47834)
Billtown (47834)
Billville (47834)
Cardonia (47834)
Cloverland (47834)
Dick Johnson (47834)
Hoosierville (47834)
Lena (47834)
Prairie City (47834)
Rocky Fork Lake (47834)
Stearleyville (47834)
Turner (47834)
Wey Lake (47834)

Note that not all alternate names are acceptable for use in US Post Office addresses.

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Brazil 8,188 $37,569
Carbon 334 $37,656
Harmony 589 $41,750
Knightsville 624 $40,481
Rosedale 750 $40,556
Seelyville 1,182 $45,167
Staunton 550 $43,125

Brazil Public Libraries

Brazil Pl
Brazil, Indiana
(812) 448-1981
Library Web Site

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Brazil Hospitals

(Voluntary non-profit - Private)
(812) 442-2500
Emergency Service: Yes

Wal-mart in Brazil

(As of 2006)
2150 East National Avenue
(812) 443-0667
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Brazil High Schools (2004)

Serves 1,113 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 15.9

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