North Branch, Minnesota

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North Branch, Minnesota

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Comparative Profile of North Branch, Minnesota

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

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

The People

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Children Under 5 Years Old 10 10
Male Share of the Population 9 8
Well-Paid Single Men 6 6
Racial Diversity 3 7
Female Share of the Population 2 3
Senior Citizens 2 2
Age of the Population 2 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Average Household Size 9 9
Portion of People Married 8 9


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
People Above Poverty 8 8
People in Middle Class or Better 7 8
Median Family Income 7 8
College Educated Adults 3 3

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Working at Home 7 4
Walking and Biking to Work 5 6
Short Commute Times 2 1
Public Transportation Use 1 3


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Housing Recently Built 10 10
Affordability of Rents 6 4
Affordability of Property Taxes 5 3
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 2 3
People Living Alone 2 2
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 1 2

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North Branch Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 30 miles NE of Coon Rapids, Minnesota (center to center)
Nearest Large City 39 miles N of St. Paul, Minnesota
County Chisago
Metro Area Minneapolis - Saint Paul
Standard Zip Codes 55056
Phone Area Codes 651
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 45.511
Longitude -92.98

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 11.6 miles
Jan Temp 3 to 23 F
Apr Temp 35 to 58 F
Jul Temp 61 to 82 F
Oct Temp 39 to 59 F
Annual Precip 31.7 inches
Distance 17.3 miles
Jan Temp 0 to 23 F
Apr Temp 34 to 58 F
Jul Temp 60 to 84 F
Oct Temp 38 to 60 F
Annual Precip 30.6 inches
Station CEDAR
Distance 19.2 miles
Jan Temp 2 to 20 F
Apr Temp 34 to 56 F
Jul Temp 60 to 81 F
Oct Temp 37 to 57 F
Annual Precip 31.3 inches
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North Branch Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 8,023 100%
Male 4,004 49.9%
Female 4,019 50.1%
Under 18 2,649 33%
18+ 5,374 67%
65+ 646 8.1%
Median Age 30.5
Average Family Size 3.24
White 7,804 97.3%
African-American 13 0.2%
Asian 83 1%
American Indian & Alaskan 39 0.5%
Other 17 0.2%
Mixed Race 64 0.8%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 109 1.4%

Estimated North Branch Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 10,234
Growth 2,211
Growth % 27.6%

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 26.9%
Swedish 18.1%
Norwegian 11.5%
Irish 7%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 6.9%
French (except Basque) 4.8%
Polish 4.3%
US/American 3.4%
English 3.4%
Italian 2.9%
Finnish 2.4%
French Canadian 1.9%
Scandinavian 1.3%
Czech 1%
Dutch 0.9%
Danish 0.9%
Scottish 0.4%
Serbian 0.3%
Scotch-Irish 0.3%
Canadian 0.2%
Russian 0.2%
Czechoslovakian 0.2%
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Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

According to the US Postal Service, North Branch, its neighborhoods, and/or surrounding areas are also referred to as:

Branch (55056)
Sunrise (55056)
Weber (55056)

Note that not all alternate names are acceptable for use in US Post Office addresses.

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
North Branch 8,023 $56,512
Center City 582 $51,875
Chisago City 2,622 $51,964
Harris 1,121 $51,719
Lindstrom 3,015 $50,519
Stacy 1,278 $45,288
Wyoming 3,048 $62,118
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North Branch High Schools (2004)

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320 MAIN ST.
Serves 1,129 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 20.2

A Non-traditional School
Serves 74 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 12.3

A Non-traditional School
Serves 19 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 19

North Branch Colleges

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