Brazilian Americans facts for kids
0.11% of the U.S. population (2012)
|Regions with significant populations|
|Miami metropolitan area, Orlando metropolitan area, New York City metropolitan area and Northern New Jersey, Boston metropolitan area, Dallas–Fort Worth, Connecticut, Philadelphia, Houston, Los Angeles. Growing populations in Chicago, Atlanta, Colorado, North Carolina and Louisiana|
|American English, Brazilian Portuguese, Indigenous Brazilian languages, Spanish, European languages (German, Venetian, Polish, etc.), Asian languages (Japanese, etc.)|
Protestantism, Mormonism, Spiritism, Candomblé, Quimbanda, Umbanda, Buddhism, Judaism
|Related ethnic groups|
|Brazilian Canadians, other Brazilian diaspora|
Brazilian Americans (Portuguese: brasileiros-americanos, norte-americanos de origem brasileira or estadunidenses de origem brasileira) are Americans who are of full or partial Brazilian ancestry. They are relatively new arrivals, for the 1960 Census only counted 27,855 Brazilians. The first major wave of immigration came after 1986, when 1.4 million Brazilians emigrated to various countries. Nearly half live in New York, Massachusetts, and New Jersey, with significant populations in the south as well.
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The figure portrays a historical pattern of Brazilians obtaining lawful permanent resident status. Each bar represents a 10-year fiscal period. The last 6 years accumulated 80,741 persons obtaining permanent status. The number of persons from 2010-2020 will more likely reflect the 10-year fiscal period from 2000-2009. However, the number of people will increase slightly at a much lower rate than from 1990-1999 to 2000-2009. Source: Yearbook of Immigration Statistics 2016.
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