73,529 Brazilians are living in Florida, with 60% located in the tri-county area of Miami-Dade, Broward, and Palm Beach.

A little over 12% of all the people living in this tract are listed as being from Brazilian ancestry.
Of all respondents, 16% marked that they are foreign-born non-citizens.
Overall, 58% of the residents in this track are employed in jobs categorized as "white collar."

 

Since Brazil is the country of sun and Florida is the Sunshine state, it's no wonder Florida is a popular destination for Brazilian immigration. The proximity of South Florida to Brazil, and the already established Latin culture, have welcomed 73,529 Brazilians this area. In doing so, Brazilians have helped redevelop South Florida's economy through real estate, business development, tourism and export.

 

Life in Census Tract 12011010200

The following essay was created in Census Tract 12011010200, an area in Deerfield Beach, Broward County, with more Brazilians than any other census tract in the region, according to 2010 census data. The pictures are a snapshot of day-to-day life in one of the most "Brazilian" communities in South Florida.

 

Leblon and Giraffas are two Brazilian companies that have made a names for themselves in the South Florida area. These companies have not only succeeded in growing their business, but they have done so on an international level. Both companies have made a mark in South Florida by o jeito brasileiro, the brazilian way--representing their culture through food and spirits.

 

 

It's all in the Numbers

Understanding exactly how Brazilians are impacting the South Florida’s economy can...

 

Brazil Infographic

 

Falar: To Speak

Abraço[ah-BRA-so]: hug
Amar [ah-MAR]: to love
Beijo [BAY-zho]: kiss
Bunda[BOON-da]: butt
Cachaça [ka-SHa-sa]: Brazil’s national spirit distilled
from sugar cane
Caipirinha [kai-pur-EEN-ya]: Brazil’s national cocktail made with cachaça and muddled lime
Furebol [foo-chee-BAUW]: soccer
Paquerar [pa-KAY-rahr]: to flirt
Praia [PRY-yah]: beach
Sunga [ZOON-ga]: the Brazilian-cut bathing suit for men
Saudade [sow-DAH-djee]: longing;
or “I miss you”