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  1. Public Schools
    B
  2. Crime & Safety
    NG
  3. Housing
    B+
  4. Nightlife
    B-
  5. Good for Families
    B-
  6. Diversity
    B-
  7. Jobs
    B-
  8. Weather
    C+
  9. Cost of Living
    A
  10. Health & Fitness
    C+
  11. Outdoor Activities
    C+
  12. Commute
    C+
Brazil is a town in Indiana with a population of 8,384. Brazil is in Clay County. Living in Brazil offers residents a dense suburban feel and most residents own their homes. Many families live in Brazil and residents tend to be conservative. The public schools in Brazil are above average.

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$72,200
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$616
National
$949
Area Feel
Dense Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    41%
  • Own
    59%
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Brazil Rankings

Niche ranks thousands of places to live based on key statistics from the U.S. Census and and expert insights.

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
NG
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    282.7
  • Murder
    6.1
  • Rape
    40.7
  • Robbery
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    500.1
  • Theft
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    284

Residents

Diversity
B-
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    15%
  • 10-17 years
    11%
  • 18-24 years
    9%
  • 25-34 years
    14%
  • 35-44 years
    11%
  • 45-54 years
    14%
  • 55-64 years
    12%
  • 65+ years
    14%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    4%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    11%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    28%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    44%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    13%
    13%

Working in Brazil

Jobs
B-
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$35,042
National
$55,322
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Brazil Reviews

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Small town minimal opportunity, no good jobs to be had. If you have a degree you might be able to get something in management, but just for average working people the wages are trash. Lived here all my life, working on relocating because this place is going nowhere. I have a young child and I want to get her out of this town. If you weren’t born here or have family here there is no reason to come here. Unless you own some property to camp or fish on, the only thing to do for fun is leave town.

Schools are decent, and it’s overall a safe place to live. Does have a pretty big meth problem too, but so does most of southeast indiana.
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Brazil, Indiana is a small community where everybody seems to know each other. I like the fact that I am only a couple of streets or houses away from some of my closest friends and family. However, Brazil has zero chances for future growth in my opinion. This is a town where people grow up and leave, only to come back when they are older to settle down and retire. There aren't many employment opportunities unless you want to work in a factory or have enough money to start your own business.
I have lived in Brazil, Indiana all of my life. It is a small town with a few locally owned businesses and many run down buildings and houses. Recently the town has been working to restore many of the commercial buildings to their former glory and there are a few people in town working on fixing some of the houses that were left destroyed and vancant. The elementary schools are pretty good schools, while the middle school and high school need some work. It takes around thirty minutes to get to Terre Haute and an hour to get to Indianapolis. The town has very little diversity when comes to race. The people that live here mostly work blue collar jobs. The biggest employer in Brazil is Great Dane Trailers, but many travel to Terre Haute for their jobs. We have a hospital in Brazil that is a rural access hospital and have limitations on what they can do there. There are a few public parks and they are trying to get some grants to make the parks better.