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Overview

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. Brazil is part of the surrounding Terre Haute metro area.

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.

Demographics

People

Total Population8,105
Male Share of the Population47.2%
Female Share of the Population52.8%
Senior Citizens14.6%
Employed Population 16+2,969
Age of the Population34

Families

% of people married42.6%
Average household size2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher15.9%
Median Earnings25+$27,697
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$15,875
Median Earnings With High School Degree$23,242

Wealth

Median Family Income$44,712
% Above Poverty Level68.4%
% Below Poverty Level31.6%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time21 minutes
% Working from Home0.8%
% Walking and Biking to Work3.1%
% Using Public Transportation%

Housing

People Living Alone26.4%
Median Gross Rent$651
Median House Value$70,500

Ancestry

German23%
Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)15.3%
Irish11.9%
English6.4%
French Except Basque4.6%
Dutch2.7%
Polish1.9%
Scottish1.5%
Italian1.3%
Welsh1.1%
Russian0.9%
Belgian0.5%
Canadian0.4%
Lithuanian0.3%
Greek0.3%
Czech0.2%
Hungarian0.2%
Iranian0.2%
Danishn0.1%
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Brazil Almanac

CategoryValue
County Clay County
Standard Zip Codes47834
Phone Area Codes812
Time Zone
Approximate Latitude39.52
Approximate Longitude-87.12

Brazil Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

StationTERRE HAUTE IN STATE
Distance16.1 miles
Jan Temp18 to 35 F
Apr Temp42 to 64 F
Jul Temp65 to 87 F
Oct Temp44 to 68 F
Annual Precip42.4 inches
StationROCKVILLE
Distance17.8 miles
Jan Temp19 to 36 F
Apr Temp43 to 66 F
Jul Temp65 to 87 F
Oct Temp45 to 68 F
Annual Precip44.9 inches
StationSPENCER
Distance25.4 miles
Jan Temp15 to 35 F
Apr Temp37 to 62 F
Jul Temp61 to 84 F
Oct Temp38 to 65 F
Annual Precip45.9 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Carbon388$43,000
Harmony646$55,000
Knightsville922$63,500
Rosedale684$51,250
Seelyville890$56,250
Staunton480$50,000

Brazil Public Libraries

Brazil Public Library
204 NORTH WALNUT STREET
Brazil, Indiana
(812) 448-1981

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Brazil Hospitals

St Vincent Clay Hospital Inc
(Non-profit)
1206 E National Ave
(812) 442-2500

Brazil Public Schools

North Clay Middle School
3450 W Sr 340
ZIP: 47834
(812) 448-1530
Middle
Total Enrollment 852
East Side Elementary School
936 E National
ZIP: 47834
(812) 448-8755
Primary
Total Enrollment 274
Meridian Street Elem School
410 N Meridian
ZIP: 47834
(812) 448-8560
Primary
Total Enrollment 287
Van Buren Elementary School
2075 E Cr 1200 N
ZIP: 47834
(812) 448-1362
Primary
Total Enrollment 251
Staunton Elementary School
6990 N Cr 425 W
ZIP: 47834
(812) 448-8270
Primary
Total Enrollment 290
Forest Park Elementary School
800 S Alabama St
ZIP: 47834
(812) 443-7621
Primary
Total Enrollment 306
Northview High School
3150 W Sr 340
ZIP: 47834
(812) 448-2661
High
Total Enrollment 1029
Jackson Township Elem School
1860 E Cr 600 N
ZIP: 47834
(812) 986-2177
Primary
Total Enrollment 299

Brazil Private Schools

Cornerstone Christian Academy
1845 W Us Highway 40
ZIP: 47834
Elementary
Total Enrollment 98
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