The United States is the favorite destination for Brazilians who want to live abroad, and it is no wonder that it is home to most Brazilians in the world living out of their home. Many reasons influence this decision, such as good job opportunities, safety, quality of life, language, and lifestyle. According to Itamaraty data released in 2017, about 1.4 million Brazilian immigrants are living in the United States nowadays.
AG Immigration notes that there is an increasingly qualified population leaving Brazil and looking for new life opportunities and more security in the USA. Qualified professionals have been looking for a new life abroad with the whole family. The five U.S. states with 63% of Brazilians in the country are Florida, California, Massachusetts, New York, and New Jersey.
Florida is, undoubtedly, a stronghold of Brazilians in the USA, being one of the states that has most Brazilians living there. About 22% of the Brazilian population living in the United States lives in Florida. According to Itamaraty, more than 300,000 Brazilians live in Florida, with Miami being the metropolitan area in the country with the third-largest Brazilian population.
In the state of Massachusetts, in the Greater Boston area, about 350 thousand Brazilians are living in the state, according to data from Itamaraty. Most Brazilians live in smaller cities close to Boston, such as Framingham.
Almost 30,000 Brazilians are living in New Jersey. There, the city of East Newark has the largest community of both Brazilian-born and Brazilian-descendant residents.
According to City-Data, the top 5 U.S. communities with the highest percentage of Brazilian-born residents are:
- Loch Lomond, Florida 15.8%
- Bonnie Loch-Woodsetter North, Florida 7.2%
- North Bay Village, Florida 7.1%
- East Newark, New Jersey 6.7%
- Framingham, Massachusetts 6.6%
If you also have the dream of living in the United States, contact AG Immigration.
By Rodrigo Costa, CEO of AG Immigration