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Demographics

People

Total Population2,269
Male Share of the Population43.5%
Female Share of the Population56.5%
Senior Citizens26.7%
Employed Population 16+776
Age of the Population44

Families

% of people married35.7%
Average household size2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher16.7%
Median Earnings25+$18,833
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$0
Median Earnings With High School Degree$16,613

Wealth

Median Family Income$41,012
% Above Poverty Level70.2%
% Below Poverty Level29.8%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time11 minutes
% Working from Home5.2%
% Walking and Biking to Work6.1%
% Using Public Transportation0.9%

Housing

People Living Alone51.2%
Median Gross Rent$596
Median House Value$79,200

Ancestry

German28.3%
Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)11.2%
Irish11%
English10.9%
Dutch8.9%
French Except Basque6.1%
Polish5.7%
Italian3.3%
Swedish2.8%
Scottish2.1%
Canadian1.5%
Finnish1.1%
Hungarian1%
Danishn0.8%
Slovak0.6%
Welsh0.5%
Latvian0.3%
Croatian0.3%
Ukrainian0.2%
Russian0.2%
Greek0.2%
Austrian0.2%
Norwegian0.2%
Czech0.2%
Israeli0.2%
Belgian0.1%
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West Branch Almanac

CategoryValue
County Ogemaw County
Standard Zip Codes48661
Phone Area Codes989
Time ZoneAmerica/Detroit
Approximate Latitude44.27
Approximate Longitude-84.23

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)

StationWEST BRANCH 3 SE
Distance2.6 miles
Jan Temp8 to 28 F
Apr Temp31 to 55 F
Jul Temp56 to 82 F
Oct Temp35 to 58 F
Annual Precip30.4 inches
StationHOUGHTON LAKE ROSCOMMON
Distance22.9 miles
Jan Temp10 to 26 F
Apr Temp31 to 53 F
Jul Temp53 to 80 F
Oct Temp36 to 56 F
Annual Precip28.4 inches
StationGLADWIN
Distance23.6 miles
Jan Temp9 to 27 F
Apr Temp31 to 55 F
Jul Temp56 to 82 F
Oct Temp35 to 59 F
Annual Precip31.3 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Gladwin2,903$40,865
Prescott272$33,750
Roscommon1,120$31,250
Rose City612$28,750
Sterling575$41,042
Whittemore467$29,625

West Branch Public Libraries

West Branch District Library
119 NORTH FOURTH STREET
West Branch, Michigan
(989) 345-2235

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West Branch Hospitals

West Branch Regional Medical Center
(Government - Local)
2463 South M-30

West Branch Public Schools

Alternative Educational Academy Of Ogemaw County
2389 S M 76
ZIP: 48661
(989) 362-3006
Other
Total Enrollment 56
Ogemaw Heights High School
960 South M 33
ZIP: 48661
(989) 343-2020
High
Total Enrollment 678
Surline Elementary School
147 State St
ZIP: 48661
(989) 343-2190
Primary
Total Enrollment 586
Surline Middle School
147 State St
ZIP: 48661
(989) 343-2140
Middle
Total Enrollment 561

West Branch Private Schools

St Joseph Elementary School
935 W Houghton Ave
ZIP: 48661
Elementary
Total Enrollment 164
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