North Branch, Michigan

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North Branch, Michigan

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Comparative Profile of North Branch, Michigan

Comparing North Branch to similar size places nationwide (Peers) and to other places in Michigan (State):

Ratings range from 1 (lowest) to 10 (highest).

The People

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Children Under 5 Years Old 9 9
Female Share of the Population 9 9
Well-Paid Single Women 8 5
Well-Paid Single Men 6 4
Senior Citizens 5 6
Racial Diversity 4 3
Male Share of the Population 2 2
Age of the Population 1 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Average Household Size 7 7
Portion of People Married 2 3


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
People in Middle Class or Better 5 4
Median Family Income 4 3
People Above Poverty 4 3
College Educated Adults 1 1

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Working at Home 3 3
Walking and Biking to Work 2 1
Short Commute Times 2 1
Public Transportation Use 2 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 10 9
People Living Alone 8 8
Affordability of Rents 6 8
Affordability of Property Taxes 3 5
Housing Recently Built 3 4
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 1 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Low Violent Crime 5 5
Low Property Crime 2 2

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North Branch Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 29 miles NE of Flint, Michigan (center to center)
Nearest Large City 62 miles N of Detroit, Michigan
County Lapeer
Standard Zip Codes 48461
Phone Area Codes 810
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 43.229
Longitude -83.196

North Branch Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Distance 12.4 miles
Jan Temp 13 to 29 F
Apr Temp 33 to 55 F
Jul Temp 59 to 82 F
Oct Temp 38 to 59 F
Annual Precip 30.9 inches
Distance 23.1 miles
Jan Temp 14 to 29 F
Apr Temp 35 to 54 F
Jul Temp 59 to 81 F
Oct Temp 40 to 59 F
Annual Precip 29.2 inches
Station BAD AXE
Distance 40.7 miles
Jan Temp 14 to 27 F
Apr Temp 33 to 52 F
Jul Temp 58 to 80 F
Oct Temp 40 to 58 F
Annual Precip 32.4 inches
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North Branch Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 1,027 100%
Male 474 46.2%
Female 553 53.8%
Under 18 300 29.2%
18+ 727 70.8%
65+ 153 14.9%
Median Age 30.9
Average Family Size 3.18
White 1,003 97.7%
African-American 2 0.2%
Asian 2 0.2%
American Indian & Alaskan 3 0.3%
Other 4 0.4%
Mixed Race 13 1.3%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 23 2.2%

Estimated North Branch Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 1,008
Growth -19
Growth % -1.9%

North Branch Ancestry

(From 2000 Census, as reported by individuals)

Note: This is national, not racial, ancestry, so, e.g., the Census doesn't have categories for Hispanic and African-American people. CityTownInfo is currently gathering additional ancestry data for this site.
Ancestry Percent
German 23.9%
English 15.5%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 12%
Irish 10.4%
US/American 9.2%
Polish 6.7%
French (except Basque) 5%
French Canadian 3.1%
Italian 1.9%
Scottish 1.8%
European 1.6%
Hungarian 1.2%
Dutch 1.2%
Scotch-Irish 1.1%
Norwegian 0.9%
Romanian 0.9%
Swedish 0.5%
Belgian 0.5%
Danish 0.4%
Czech 0.4%
Austrian 0.4%
Greek 0.3%
Czechoslovakian 0.3%
Ukrainian 0.3%
Canadian 0.3%
British 0.3%
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Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
North Branch 1,027 $37,750
Brown City 1,334 $40,000
Clifford 324 $47,500
Columbiaville 815 $45,750
Kingston 450 $42,500
Marlette 2,104 $37,880
Mayville 1,055 $37,917

North Branch Public Libraries

North Branch Township Library
3714 HURON RD.
North Branch, Michigan
(810) 688-2282

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North Branch High Schools (2004)

Serves 802 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 47.2

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