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  Large-scale immigration from Brazil is a relatively recent phenomenon;   Today, there are approximately 2.5 million Brazilians living outside Brazil.

Main destinations for Brazilian immigrants:

  U.S. – 42%   Paraguay – 23%   Japan 12% Source: Jose Alberto Magno de Carvalho, CDRP, Federal University of Minas Gerais


According to the Brazilian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, between 1.3 and 1.5 million Brazilians live in the United States.  

Source: U.S. Bureau of Census, Census 2000 Special Tabulations (STP-159), BRA Research Division Analysis


Source: U.S. Bureau of Census, BRA Research Division Analysis, Digital Cartography & GIS


  According to the 2006 U.S. Census, more than 8,000 Brazilians lived in Boston  

Source: U.S. Bureau of Census, 2000 Census, BRA Research Division Analysis


Brazilians – 2000 Rank   10th in Boston   3rd in Metro Boston   5th in MA Top Countries of Origin for Boston’s Foreign-Born (2000)

  28th in the U. S.

Brazilians – 2006 Rank:   5th in Boston   1st in Metro Boston   1st in MA   25th in the U. S.

Source: 2006 American Community Survey, BRA Research Division Analysis

Top Countries of Origin for Boston’s Foreign-Born (2006)


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Brazilians in Massachusetts  

Brazilians in the U.S.  

Contributions  

Contributions  

$1.1 billion in annual spending   $1.2 billion to the regional product   $308 million  in state and federal taxes   13,496 direct and indirect jobs  for the local economy  

•  •  •  • 

$4 billion in annual spending   $9.6 billion to the regional product   $1.2 billion  in state and federal taxes   119,150 direct and indirect jobs  for the local economy  

Homeownership  

Homeownership   •  Brazilians bought 3 out of the 10 homes sold to immigrants in MA   •  20% of all housing units occupied by Brazilians in MA is owner occupied*  

•  31% of all housing units occupied by Brazilians in the U.S. are owner occupied*.  

Source: Boston Redevelopment Authority (BRA) Research Division. (2005). Regional Economic Model, Inc. (REMI) calculations * U.S. Bureau of Census, Public Use Microdata (PUM) 5% Sample 2000, BRA Research Division Analysis Note: Characteristics for occupied housing units are based on the country of birth of the householder.


Source:  


Employment   90.0%  

85.6%  

80.0%   70.0%   60.0%   50.0%   40.0%   30.0%   20.0%   10.0%   0.0%  

12.4%   0.8%  

0.4%  

Source: U.S. Bureau of Census, Public Use Microdata (PUM) 5% Sample 2000, BRA Research Division Analysis Fazendo America, Alvaro Lima and Pete Plastrik, 2006

0.4%  

0.4%  


  14% of households headed by a Brazilian live in poverty   18.7% Brazilian individuals live in poverty

Source: U.S. Bureau of Census, Census 2000 Special Tabulations (STP-159), BRA Research Division Analysis


U.S. (79%)

U.S. (21%)

CiJzenship  by  years  in  US  

37.5%  

40.00   35.00  

25%  

30.00   25.00   20.00   15.00  

12.5%  

12.5%  

12.5%  

10.00   5.00   0.00  

Between  four   and  five  years  

Six  to  eight   years  

Source: U.S. Bureau of Census, Public Use Microdata (PUM) 5% Sample 2000, BRA Research Division Analysis

Nine  to  ten   years  

Eleven  to  fiGeen   Over  fiGeen   years   years  


Monthly  RemiSance  by  NaJonality   $900  

$875  

$800   $700   $600   $500   $400   $300   $200   $100  

ABOVE  AVERAGE  

$398   $331  

AVERAGE  =  $294   $278   $274  

BELOW  AVERAGE   $218   $192   $188   $185   $177   $113  

$-­‐  

60  

Beneficiary  States   51.6%  

50   40   30   20   10   0   OBS:  Monthly  amounts  are  high  even  when  corrected  for   gender,  educa;on,  annual  income  and  years  in  the  U.S..  

9.6%  

6.4%  

6%  

5.2%  

4.4%  

3.6%  

3.6%  

2.4%  


Monthly  Payments  to  Credit  Card  by  NaJonality

  $700.00   $600.00   $500.00   $400.00   $300.00   $200.00   $100.00   $0.00   $800.00

$714.74  

$413.21   $341.00  

$317.65  

$301.51   $265.45  

90.0 80.0 70.0 60.0 50.0 40.0 30.0 20.0 10.0 0.0

$217.76  

$212.52  

Bank Account in the U.S.by Nationality Above Average

84.5 75.5

75.0

70.4 Average = 61.1% 58.3

53.0

Below Average 39.5 33.0


Monthly  RemiSance  by  NaJonality   $900  

$875  

$800   $700   $600   $500  

ABOVE  AVERAGE  

$398  

$400  

$331  

$300  

AVERAGE  =  $294   $278  

$274   $218  

$192  

$188  

BELOW  AVERAGE   $185   $177  

Frequency  of  calls  

Dominican  R.  

2  or  more  a  week  

60.7%  

55.0%  

52.4%  

Once  a  week  

16.7%  

43.0%  

35.2%  

Once  every  2  weeks  

11.3%  

2.0%  

6.4%  

Ecuador  

Brazil  

Once  a  month  

8.0%  

4.0%  

$100  

Less  than  once  a  month  

3.3%  

1.6%  

$-­‐  

NR  

$200  

$113  

0.4%  

Median  frequency    

Financial  Accounts  in  Country  of  Origin  -­‐  Brazil  

40.0%  

37.6%  

Purchasing  of  Nostalgic  Products  Among  Brazilians    

35.0%   28.9%   30.0%  

26.0%  

25.0%   20.0%   15.0%   10.0%  

5.5%   1.6%  

5.0%   0.0%  

Does  not   have  /  NR  

Checking   account    

Savings   account  

Credit  card  

Investment   account  

0.3%   Foreign   currency   savings  

50.0%   45.0%   40.0%   35.0%   30.0%   25.0%   20.0%   15.0%   10.0%   5.0%   0.0%  

45.4%  

20.5%  

17.8%  

5.1%  

4.9%  

3.7%  

1.6%  

0.8%  

0.2%  



Brazilian Immigrants in Boston