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People

Total Population 2,300
Male Share of the Population 43.6%
Female Share of the Population 56.4%
Senior Citizens 24.3%
Employed Population 16+ 814
Age of the Population 44

Families

% of people married 35.2%
Average household size 2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 18.6%
Median Earnings25+ $0
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $0
Median Earnings With High School Degree $0

Wealth

Median Family Income $39,801
% Above Poverty Level 69.8%
% Below Poverty Level 30.2%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 11 minutes
% Working from Home 5.4%
% Walking and Biking to Work 6.3%
% Using Public Transportation 0.7%

Housing

People Living Alone 50.9%
Median Gross Rent $621
Median House Value $77,700

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 12.1%
US/American 0%
English 10.4%
Irish 12.5%

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

West Branch Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 61 miles N of Saginaw, Michigan (center to center)
Nearest Large City 147 miles NW of Detroit, Michigan
County Ogemaw
Standard Zip Codes 48661
Phone Area Codes 989
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 44.276
Longitude -84.238

West Branch Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

Station WEST BRANCH 3 SE
Distance 2.6 miles
Jan Temp 8 to 28 F
Apr Temp 31 to 55 F
Jul Temp 56 to 82 F
Oct Temp 35 to 58 F
Annual Precip 30.4 inches
Station HOUGHTON LAKE ROSCOMMON
Distance 22.9 miles
Jan Temp 10 to 26 F
Apr Temp 31 to 53 F
Jul Temp 53 to 80 F
Oct Temp 36 to 56 F
Annual Precip 28.4 inches
Station GLADWIN
Distance 23.6 miles
Jan Temp 9 to 27 F
Apr Temp 31 to 55 F
Jul Temp 56 to 82 F
Oct Temp 35 to 59 F
Annual Precip 31.3 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Gladwin 2,904 $34,519
Prescott 296 $34,375
Roscommon 1,179 $30,875
Rose City 612 $28,393
Sterling 523 $48,750

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

West Branch Public Libraries

Library
West Branch District Library
119 N. 4TH STREET
West Branch, Michigan
(989) 345-2235
Library Web Site

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West Branch Hospitals

WEST BRANCH REGIONAL MEDICAL CENTER
(Government - Local)
2463 SOUTH M-30
(989) 345-3660
Emergency Service: Yes

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West Branch High Schools

OGEMAW HEIGHTS HIGH SCHOOL
960 SOUTH M-33
989-343-2020
Serves 893 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 17.6

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