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Brazilian The above map shows U.S. cities with the highest percentages of people of Brazilian ancestry. Move your mouse over points on the map to see city names and percentages, and to link to in-depth community information.


In the 2000 census, 181,076 people in the U.S. claimed Brazilian ancestry.

ePodunk mapped the top communities by percentage of population. The map and the following list show communities in which 1,000 or more people listed an ancestry group, and in which at least 1 percent of those people said they were Brazilian.

The links at left lead to information on other races and ethnicities.

Community Place type% Brazilian
East Newark, NJborough6.2
North Bay Village, FLcity6.0
Danbury, CTcity4.9
Harrison, NJtown4.8
Framingham, MAtown4.8
Somerville, MAcity4.5
Kearny, NJtown3.7
Vineyard Haven, MApopulated place3.6
Deerfield Beach, FLcity3.5
Marlborough, MAcity3.2
Everett, MAcity3.1
Long Branch, NJcity2.8
Edgartown, MAtown2.7
Newark, NJcity2.5
Doral, FLpopulated place2.5
Oak Bluffs, MAtown2.5
Miami Beach, FLcity2.2
Hillside, NJtownship2.2
Hudson, MAtown2.2
Oakland Park, FLcity2.1
South River, NJborough2.1
Cliffside Park, NJborough2.1
Tisbury, MAtown2.1
Fairview, NJborough2.0
Aventura, FLcity1.9
Lauramie, INtownship1.8
Revere, MAcity1.7
Malden, MAcity1.7
Sea Ranch Lakes, FLvillage1.7
Surfside, FLtown1.6
Barnstable, MAcity1.6
Lowell, MAcity1.6
Ojus, FLpopulated place1.6
Washington, OHtownship1.6
Naugatuck, CTborough1.6
Milford, MAtown1.5
Dennis Port, MApopulated place1.5
Keene, TXcity1.5
Key Biscayne, FLvillage1.5
Mount Vernon, NYcity1.5
Avondale Estates, GAcity1.5
Sunny Isles Beach, FLcity1.5
Riverside, NJtownship1.4
Trenton, FLcity1.4
South Lancaster, MApopulated place1.3
Great River, NYpopulated place1.3
Port Chester, NYvillage1.3
Coconut Creek, FLcity1.2
Belle Isle, FLcity1.2
Big Pine Key, FLpopulated place1.2
Chelsea, MAcity1.2
Yarmouth, MAtown1.2
Bridgeport, CTcity1.2
Elizabeth, NJcity1.2
Ashland, MAtown1.2
Pompano Beach, FLcity1.1
Corte Madera, CAtown1.1
Delran, NJtownship1.1
Empire, CApopulated place1.0

Sources: 2000 Census, U.S. Census Bureau; Harvard Encyclopedia of American Ethnic Groups, ed. Stephan Thernstrom; Ancestry: 2000, U.S. Census Bureau (June 2004); ePodunk

Mapping by Daniel Shorter

-- October 2005

Other resources:

· Brazil Collections - Archive of Folk Culture, Library of Congress
· Brazil Genealogy Forum
· Immigration & ship records

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