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Population in 2012: 2,116 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: +9.9%
 

Males: 950  (44.9%)
Females: 1,166  (55.1%)

Median resident age:  44.3 years
Michigan median age:  40.9 years

Zip codes: 48661.

Estimated median household income in 2012: $22,577 (it was $30,132 in 2000)
West Branch:

$22,577
MI:

$46,859
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $15,339

West Branch city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $79,443 (it was $67,500 in 2000)
West Branch:

$79,443
MI:

$115,700
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $111,649; Detached houses: $102,843; Townhouses or other attached units: $249,508; In 2-unit structures: $123,393; In 3-to-4-unit structures: $508,089; Mobile homes: $85,488

Median gross rent in 2012: $615.

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  • White alone - 1,750 (91.7%)
  • Hispanic - 98 (5.1%)
  • Black alone - 33 (1.7%)
  • Two or more races - 18 (0.9%)
  • Asian alone - 5 (0.3%)
  • American Indian alone - 4 (0.2%)

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Mar. 2012 cost of living index in West Branch: 82.0 (low, U.S. average is 100)

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Ancestries: German (24.4%), Irish (15.3%), English (10.1%), French (6.5%), Polish (4.3%), United States (3.3%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Elevation: 959 feet

Land area: 1.33 square miles.

Population density: 1,590 people per square mile 
 
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For population 25 years and over in West Branch:

  • High school or higher: 84.4%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 18.7%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 5.1%
  • Unemployed: 6.1%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 12.9 minutes

For population 15 years and over in West Branch city:

  • Never married: 32.2%
  • Now married: 29.7%
  • Separated: 0.8%
  • Widowed: 14.1%
  • Divorced: 23.2%

61 residents are foreign born (2.3% Europe, 1.3% Asia, 0.7% North America).

This city:  3.2%
Michigan:  6.1%



According to our research of Michigan and other state lists there were 40 registered sex offenders living in West Branch, Michigan as of September 30, 2013.
The ratio of number of residents in West Branch to the number of sex offenders is 53 to 1.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $1,311 (1.5%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $1,462 (1.4%)

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Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Saginaw, MI (60.8 miles , pop. 61,799).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Detroit, MI (142.5 miles , pop. 951,270).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (242.1 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: St. Helen, MI (3.3 miles ), Skidway Lake, MI (3.4 miles ), Rose City, MI (3.4 miles ), Lupton, MI (3.9 miles ), Prescott, MI (4.0 miles ), Sterling, MI (4.5 miles ), Prudenville, MI (4.5 miles ), Whittemore, MI (4.7 miles ).

Latitude: 44.28 N, Longitude: 84.24 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: +2,855 (+149.6%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 390 (56.6%)

Area code: 989

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Crime rates in West Branch by Year
Type 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012
Murders 000000000000
per 100,000 0.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.0
Rapes 122001101132
per 100,000 51.7102.7104.20.00.052.653.30.055.555.6140.493.9
Robberies 001110100210
per 100,000 0.00.052.152.052.20.053.30.00.0111.246.80.0
Assaults 796630302115
per 100,000 361.6462.0312.5312.2156.70.0160.00.0110.955.646.8234.9
Burglaries 7102012913160712149
per 100,000 361.6513.31041.7624.3470.2684.2853.30.0388.2667.0655.1422.7
Thefts 107111104736192814071706368
per 100,000 5526.95698.25416.73798.13187.04842.14320.02179.83937.93891.12948.13194.0
Auto thefts 231203113003
per 100,000 103.3154.052.1104.10.0157.953.354.5166.40.00.0140.9
Arson 100101100000
per 100,000 51.70.00.052.00.052.653.30.00.00.00.00.0
City-data.com crime rate (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 298.9) 296.5362.8366.5227.0167.0238.5263.673.7213.0234.5241.1234.1

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Crime rate in West Branch detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2012, including police officers: 5 (4 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.88
Michigan average:

1.74

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Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

11.1%
Michigan:

9.7%

Unemployment by year (%)


Population change in the 1990s: +39 (+2.1%).

Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Construction (21%)
  • Accommodation and food services (17%)
  • Retail trade (15%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (10%)
  • Finance and insurance (7%)
  • Manufacturing (5%)
  • Health care and social assistance (5%)
  • Health care and social assistance (34%)
  • Accommodation and food services (18%)
  • Retail trade (17%)
  • Educational services (7%)
  • Other services, except public administration (5%)
  • Public administration (5%)
  • Arts, entertainment, and recreation (5%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (6%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (6%)
  • Counselors, social workers, and other community and social service specialists (4%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (4%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (4%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (4%)
  • Assemblers and fabricators (4%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (6%)
  • Retail sales workers except cashiers (5%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (5%)
  • Child care workers (5%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (5%)
  • Food and beverage serving workers except waiters/waitresses (5%)
  • Information and record clerks except customer service representatives (5%)

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Tornado activity:

West Branch-area historical tornado activity is slightly below Michigan state average. It is 3% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 3/30/1976, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 5.8 miles away from the West Branch city center injured 10 people.

On 3/27/1991, a category F3 tornado 13.8 miles away from the city center caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Ogemaw County (4) is a lot smaller than the US average (12).
Emergencies Declared: 4

Causes of natural disasters: Blizzard: 1, Drought: 1, Hurricane: 1, Snowstorm: 1, Winter Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
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Birthplace of: Daniel Way - Writer, Joel Sheltrown - Politician.


Hospitals/medical centers in West Branch:

  • DAVITA - WEST BRANCH DIALYSIS (Dialysis Facility, 599 COURT ST)
  • DISTRICT HEALTH DEPT NO 2 (Home Health Center, 630 PROGRESS STREET)
  • HEARTLAND HOME CARE INC. MIDLA (Home Health Center, 417 WEST HOUGHTON AVENUE, SUITE E)
  • LEELIN HOME HEALTH CARE (Home Health Center, 352 E HOUGHTON AVE)
  • MICHIGAN PREMIER HOME HEALTH CARE (Home Health Center, 304 EAST HOUGHTON AVE)
  • UNITY HOME HEALTH CARE, L L C (Home Health Center, 575 COURT STREET SUITE C)
  • HOSPICE OF HELPING HANDS INC (Hospital, 335 EAST HOUGHTON AVENUE)
  • WEST BRANCH REGIONAL MEDICAL CENTER (Acute Care Hospitals,Government - Local, 2463 SOUTH M-30)
  • BORTZ HEALTH CARE OF WEST BRANCH (Nursing Home, 445 S VALLEY ST)
  • WEST BRANCH GERIATRIC VILLAGE (Nursing Home, 445 S VALLEY STREET)

Political contributions by individuals in West Branch, MI

Airports located in West Branch:


Local government website: www.westbranch.com/cityofwestbranch.htm

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to West Branch:

  • Mid Michigan Community College (about 34 miles; Harrison, MI; Full-time enrollment: 2,363)
  • Northwood University (about 45 miles; Midland, MI; FT enrollment: 2,678)
  • Delta College (about 52 miles; University Center, MI; FT enrollment: 4,934)
  • Saginaw Valley State University (about 55 miles; University Center, MI; FT enrollment: 7,661)
  • Central Michigan University (about 55 miles; Mount Pleasant, MI; FT enrollment: 20,153)
  • Ferris State University (about 75 miles; Big Rapids, MI; FT enrollment: 9,983)
  • Northwestern Michigan College (about 75 miles; Traverse City, MI; FT enrollment: 2,488)

Public high schools in West Branch:

Public elementary/middle schools in West Branch:

Private elementary/middle school in West Branch:

  • ST JOSEPH ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 145; Location: 935 W HOUGHTON AVE; Grades: KG - 8)
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Library in West Branch:

  • WEST BRANCH DISTRICT LIBRARY (Operating income: $270,332; Location: 119 NORTH FOURTH STREET; 31,000 books; 2,500 audio materials; 600 video materials; 66 print serial subscriptions)

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Notable locations in West Branch: West Branch Station (A), Ogemaw County Sheriff's Office (B), Ogemaw Fire Department (C), West Branch City Hall (D), West Branch Public Library (E), Ogemaw County Courthouse (F), Ogemaw County Historical Museum (G). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in West Branch include: Church of Christ (A), Church of the Nazarene (B), Community of Christ Church (C), Trinity Episcopal Church (D), West Branch Assembly Church (E), Church of God (F). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Brookside Cemetery (1), Saint Joseph's Cemetery (2). Display/hide their locations on the map

Creek: Brewery Creek (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Park in West Branch: Irons Park (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Hotels: Welcome Motel (3308 West M 76), Four Seasons Stables (1340 South M 33), Clear Lake Motel (2174 North Clear Lake Road).

Courts: Ogemaw-County - Friend Of The Court (806 West Wright Street), Ogemaw-County - Magistrate- Judges- District Court- Probation Officer (806 West Wright Street), Ogemaw-County - Circuit Court Judge (806 West Wright Street), Ogemaw-County - Adult Probation Parole- Circuit Court Judge- Probation & Parole Off (801 West Houghton Avenue).

 
Ogemaw County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level less than 2 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Low Potential

Drinking water stations with addresses in West Branch and their reported violations in the past:

TRI TERRACE MOTEL (Population served: 70, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - Between JUL-2002 and SEP-2002, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif received (OCT-07-2002), St Violation/Reminder Notice (OCT-14-2002), St Compliance achieved (APR-02-2003)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - Between JUL-1999 and SEP-1999, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif received (JUL-28-1999), St Tech Assistance Visit (JUL-28-1999), St Violation/Reminder Notice (JUL-28-1999), St Unresolved (SEP-30-1999), St Compliance achieved (OCT-26-2000)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - Between OCT-1997 and DEC-1997, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif received (NOV-14-1997), St Violation/Reminder Notice (NOV-14-1997), St Tech Assistance Visit (NOV-18-1997), St Compliance achieved (DEC-22-1997)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - Between JUL-1997 and SEP-1997, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif received (SEP-26-1997), St Violation/Reminder Notice (SEP-26-1997), St Compliance achieved (OCT-03-1997)
Past monitoring violations:
  • One routine major monitoring violation
LORANGER PINES CAMPGROUND (Population served: 60, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • One routine major monitoring violation
SPORTSMAN BAR (Population served: 50, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In FEB-2006, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif received (FEB-10-2006), St Compliance achieved (FEB-23-2006)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In AUG-2005, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif received (AUG-04-2005), St Compliance achieved (AUG-19-2005), St Public Notif received (OCT-13-2005), St Compliance achieved (OCT-25-2005)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In JUL-2005, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif received (JUL-18-2005), St Compliance achieved (JUL-25-2005)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - Between JAN-2002 and MAR-2002, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif received (FEB-06-2002), St Violation/Reminder Notice (FEB-06-2002), St Compliance achieved (FEB-11-2002)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - Between JUL-2001 and SEP-2001, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif received (SEP-04-2001), St Compliance achieved (SEP-10-2001)
  • MCL, Average - Between JAN-1997 and DEC-1997, Contaminant: Nitrate. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif received (SEP-29-1997), St Violation/Reminder Notice (SEP-29-1997), St Unresolved (3 times from MAR-31-1998 to SEP-30-1998), St Compliance achieved (JUL-31-2001)
HOLY FAMILY CHURCH (Population served: 40, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - Between JUL-1997 and SEP-1997, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif received (JUL-22-1997), St Violation/Reminder Notice (JUL-22-1997), St Tech Assistance Visit (AUG-06-1997), St Compliance achieved (AUG-26-1997)
WEST BRANCH MOOSE LODGE #2051 (Population served: 30, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - Between OCT-1996 and DEC-1996, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif received (DEC-02-1996), St Violation/Reminder Notice (DEC-02-1996), St Compliance achieved (DEC-18-1996)
HART PONTIAC BUICK GMC (Population served: 30, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In DEC-2004, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif received (DEC-28-2004), St Compliance achieved (DEC-30-2004)
PRIMARY CARE PRACTICE, P.C. (Population served: 25, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - Between OCT-1996 and DEC-1996, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif received (DEC-11-1996), St Violation/Reminder Notice (DEC-11-1996), St Compliance achieved (JAN-02-1997)

Drinking water stations with addresses in West Branch that have no violations reported:

  • SANDYS RESTAURANT (Population served: 225, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • TURNER CAFE (Population served: 200, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • LEER N BIQUOR PARTY STORE INC (Population served: 200, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • TROLL LANDING (Population served: 200, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • MAC'S PLACE (Population served: 150, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • SKATE PLACE (Population served: 125, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • THE NEW FAULL INN (Population served: 100, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • NEW LIFE CHRISTIAN CHURCH (Population served: 100, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • OGEMAW LANES/INDIAN VILGE GOLF (Population served: 100, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • ROSE CITY CAFE (Population served: 100, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 26.1%
(25.2% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 90.9% for Black residents, 22.4% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 0.0% for American Indian residents, 72.2% for two or more races residents)

Average household size:
This city:  2.0 people
Michigan:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:  48.6%
Whole state:  66.0%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:  6.4%
Whole state:  6.4%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.3% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.1% of all households

Detailed information about poverty and poor residents in West Branch, MI

104 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities in 2010
32 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities in 2010

People in group quarters in West Branch in 2000:

  • 47 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 6 people in other group homes
  • 3 people in other noninstitutional group quarters

West Branch compared to Michigan state average:

West Branch, Michigan environmental map by EPA

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  • Median household income below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage below state average.
  • Renting percentage above state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • Institutionalized population percentage significantly above state average.
  • Number of college students below state average.


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Banks with branches in West Branch (2011 data):

  • Firstbank - West Branch: 601 Houghton Branch, M-30 Branch, Court Street Branch, 2087 South M-76 Branch, at 502 West Houghton Avenue. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $248.5 mil, Deposits: $202.2 mil, local headquarters, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 11 total offices, Holding Company: Firstbank Corporation
  • Independent Bank: West Branch Branch at 700 West Houghton Avenue, branch established on 1890/01/01. Info updated 2010/10/20: Bank assets: $2,304.7 mil, Deposits: $2,092.2 mil, headquarters in Ionia, MI, negative income in the last year, Commercial Lending Specialization, 107 total offices, Holding Company: Independent Bank Corporation
  • PNC Bank, National Association: West Branch Plaza East Branch at 2044 South M-76, branch established on 1974/09/23. Info updated 2012/03/20: Bank assets: $263,309.6 mil, Deposits: $197,343.0 mil, headquarters in Wilmington, DE, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 3085 total offices, Holding Company: Pnc Financial Services Group, Inc., The

Fire-safe hotels and motels in West Branch, Michigan:

  • Quality Inn Conference Center, 2980 Cook Rd, West Branch, MI 48661 , Phone: (989) 345-3503, Fax: (989) 345-4194
  • Super 8, 2586 Austinsway, West Branch, MI 48661 , Phone: (989) 345-8488, Fax: (989) 345-8497
All 2 fire-safe hotels and motels in West Branch, Michigan

Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012


West Branch travel time to work - commute


West Branch mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (82%)
  • Electricity (12%)
  • Other fuel (3%)
  • No fuel used (2%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (1%)

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Religion statistics for West Branch city (based on Ogemaw County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 34.15%
Here34.1%
USA50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameCatholic ChurchLutheran ChurchUnited Methodist ChurchFree Methodist Church of North AmericaSouthern Baptist Convention
Adherents52.1%13.6%10.4%4.1%3.1%
Congregations12.5%8.3%12.5%4.2%4.2%
NameEvangelical Lutheran Church in AmericaEpiscopal ChurchCommunity Church of ChristLDS (Mormon) ChurchOther
Adherents3.1%2.7%2.6%1.6%6.7%
Congregations4.2%8.3%4.2%4.2%37.5%
Source: Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.
Tables represent county-level data.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 6
Ogemaw County:

2.82 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.34 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 3
This county:

1.41 / 10,000 pop.
Michigan:

1.52 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 10
Ogemaw County:

4.71 / 10,000 pop.
Michigan:

2.99 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 22
This county:

10.35 / 10,000 pop.
State:

6.80 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Ogemaw County:

10.4%
Michigan:

9.7%
Adult obesity rate:
Ogemaw County:

29.7%
State:

29.7%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

15.0%
State:

13.4%

Local government employment and payroll (March 2007)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Financial Administration 3$12,241$48,9642$3,080
Other Government Administration 0$0 7$618
Police Protection - Officers 5$17,052$40,9250$0
Police - Other 0$0 6$3,443
Streets and Highways 5$16,206$38,8940$0
Hospitals 308$1,051,546$40,96975$101,933
Sewerage 3$9,281$37,1240$0
Housing and Community Development(Local) 3$8,670$34,6801$1,565
Local Libraries 2$5,670$34,0203$2,391
Totals for Government 329$1,120,666$40,87594$113,030

West Branch government finances - Expenditure in 2006 (per resident):

  • Construction - Regular Highways: $352,000 ($166.35)
    Sewerage: $140,000 ($66.16)
  • Current Operations - Hospitals: $37,408,000 ($17678.64)
    Sewerage: $565,000 ($267.01)
    Police Protection: $384,000 ($181.47)
    Housing and Community Development: $273,000 ($129.02)
    Regular Highways: $257,000 ($121.46)
    General - Other: $234,000 ($110.59)
    Financial Administration: $192,000 ($90.74)
    Solid Waste Management: $126,000 ($59.55)
    Libraries: $124,000 ($58.60)
    Central Staff Services: $105,000 ($49.62)
    General Public Buildings: $44,000 ($20.79)
    Local Fire Protection: $31,000 ($14.65)
    Parks and Recreation: $30,000 ($14.18)
    Air Transportation: $22,000 ($10.40)
    Health - Other: $19,000 ($8.98)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $73,000 ($34.50)
  • Intergovernmental to Local NEC - General - Other: $56,000 ($26.47)
  • Intergovernmental to State - Regular Highways: $47,000 ($22.21)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Housing and Community Development: $48,000 ($22.68)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $13,879,000 ($6559.07)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $2,000 ($0.95)

West Branch government finances - Revenue in 2006 (per resident):

  • Charges - Hospital Public: $33,281,000 ($15728.26)
    Sewerage: $506,000 ($239.13)
    All Other: $155,000 ($73.25)
    Parks and Recreation: $124,000 ($58.60)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - All Other: $210,000 ($99.24)
    Highways: $71,000 ($33.55)
    Housing and Community Development: $0 ($0.00)
  • Local Intergovernmental - All Other: $122,000 ($57.66)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $162,000 ($76.56)
    Rents: $158,000 ($74.67)
    Interest Earnings: $133,000 ($62.85)
    Fines and Forfeits: $19,000 ($8.98)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $160,000 ($75.61)
  • State Intergovernmental - Public Welfare: $3,534,000 ($1670.13)
    Highways: $244,000 ($115.31)
    General Local Government Support: $187,000 ($88.37)
    All Other: $11,000 ($5.20)
  • Tax - Property: $1,003,000 ($474.01)

West Branch government finances - Debt in 2006 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $1,280,000 ($604.91)
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $1,065,000 ($503.31)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $215,000 ($101.61)

West Branch government finances - Cash and Securities in 2006 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $2,891,000 ($1366.26)
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $100,000 ($47.26)

6.32% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($29,053 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.32%
Michigan average:

5.24%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2005 and 2006.


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
from Iosco County, MI  0.57% ($20,935 average AGI)
from Genesee County, MI  0.49% ($31,923)
from Wayne County, MI  0.46% ($43,432)


6.57% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($26,051 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.57%
Michigan average:

5.98%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2005 and 2006.


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
to Iosco County, MI  0.56% ($26,022 average AGI)
to Oakland County, MI  0.40% ($27,031)
to Arenac County, MI  0.37% ($12,733)

Strongest AM radio stations in West Branch:

  • WTCM (580 AM; 35 kW; TRAVERSE CITY, MI; Owner: WTCM RADIO, INC.)
  • WLDR (1210 AM; daytime; 50 kW; KINGSLEY, MI; Owner: FORT BEND BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WOAP (1080 AM; 50 kW; OWOSSO, MI)
  • WWJ (950 AM; 50 kW; DETROIT, MI; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WJR (760 AM; 50 kW; DETROIT, MI; Owner: ABC, INC.)
  • WXYT (1270 AM; 50 kW; DETROIT, MI; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING CORP. OF DETROIT)
  • WFDF (910 AM; 50 kW; FLINT, MI; Owner: ABC, INC.)
  • WCCW (1310 AM; 15 kW; TRAVERSE CITY, MI; Owner: WCCW RADIO, INC.)
  • WCHB (1200 AM; 50 kW; TAYLOR, MI; Owner: RADIO ONE OF DETROIT, LLC)
  • WDFN (1130 AM; 50 kW; DETROIT, MI; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • WSGW (790 AM; 5 kW; SAGINAW, MI; Owner: NM LICENSING LLC)
  • WTMJ (620 AM; 50 kW; MILWAUKEE, WI; Owner: JOURNAL BROADCAST CORPORATION)
  • WJML (1110 AM; 10 kW; PETOSKEY, MI)

Strongest FM radio stations in West Branch:

  • WBMI (105.5 FM; WEST BRANCH, MI; Owner: NORTHERN RADIO NETWORK CORPORATION)
  • WAWB-LP (107.3 FM; WEST BRANCH, MI; Owner: WEST BRANCH SEVENTH DAY ADVENTISTBROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WUPS (98.5 FM; HOUGHTON LAKE, MI; Owner: COLTRACE COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WCEN-FM (94.5 FM; HEMLOCK, MI; Owner: NM LICENSING LLC)
  • WEJC (88.3 FM; WHITE STAR, MI; Owner: SUPERIOR COMMUNICATIONS)
  • WKQZ (93.3 FM; MIDLAND, MI; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WGDN-FM (103.1 FM; GLADWIN, MI; Owner: APPLE BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • WGRY-FM (100.3 FM; GRAYLING, MI; Owner: GANNON BROADCASTING SYSTEM'S, INC.)
  • WYLZ (100.9 FM; PINCONNING, MI; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WWCM (96.9 FM; STANDISH, MI; Owner: CENTRAL MICHIGAN UNIVERSITY)

TV broadcast stations around West Branch:

  • W61CS (Channel 61; HOUGHTON LAKE, MI; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • W50CD (Channel 50; HOUGHTON LAKE, MI; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • W36CE (Channel 36; HOUGHTON LAKE, MI; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • W52CO (Channel 52; HOUGHTON LAKE, MI; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • W15BP (Channel 15; PINCONNING, MI; Owner: P & P CABLE HOLDINGS, L.L.C.)
  • WUHO-LP (Channel 57; PINCONNING, MI; Owner: P & P CABLE HOLDINGS, L.L.C.)
  • W63CH (Channel 63; HOUGHTON LAKE, MI; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • W18CB (Channel 18; HOUGHTON LAKE, MI; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • W57CQ (Channel 57; HOUGHTON LAKE, MI; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)

West Branch fatal accident list:

Nov 23, 1990 07:10 PM, Houghton, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1
Mar 3, 1988 12:00 AM, State, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1


National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
Number of bridges: 4
Total length: 3 meters (10ft)
Total average daily traffic: 1,700
Total average daily truck traffic: 125
Total future (year 2018) average daily traffic: 3,060

FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers: 2 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in West Branch)
FCC Registered Antenna Towers: 88 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)
FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers: 2 (See the full list of FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers in West Branch, MI)
FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers: 6 (See the full list of FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers: 1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Microwave Towers: 12 (See the full list of FCC Registered Microwave Towers in this town)
FCC Registered Paging Towers: 3 (See the full list of FCC Registered Paging Towers)
FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers: 5 (See the full list of FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers)
FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses: 62 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in West Branch)

FAA Registered Aircraft: 12 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft in West Branch)

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 50
  • Hazardous Condition: 4
  • Good Intent Call: 1

Incident types - West Branch


See full 2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for West Branch, MI

Most common first names in West Branch, MI among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
William8176.1 years
John7374.5 years
Mary6879.7 years
Robert6669.9 years
James5171.9 years
Charles5175.2 years
George4577.8 years
Helen4282.0 years
Thomas3771.2 years
Joseph3777.3 years
Most common last names in West Branch, MI among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Smith2774.6 years
Miller2578.6 years
Winter2279.3 years
Johnson1877.6 years
Wangler1777.2 years
Brown1678.5 years
Rau1671.0 years
Cook1582.1 years
Clark1573.1 years
Stephens1479.7 years
Businesses in West Branch, MI
NameCountNameCount
7-Eleven1KFC1
AT&T1Kmart1
Ace Hardware1La-Z-Boy1
Ann Taylor1Lane Furniture2
Applebee's1Little Caesars Pizza1
Arby's1MasterBrand Cabinets6
AutoZone1McDonald's1
Bath & Body Works1Old Navy1
Burger King1Quality1
Dairy Queen1Rite Aid1
DressBarn1Rue211
Famous Footwear1Sears1
FedEx2Super 81
GNC1Taco Bell1
Gap1U-Haul1
Gymboree1UPS4
H&R Block1Walgreens1
IZOD1Walmart1
Browse common businesses in West Branch, MI

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  • Harry P. Nouhan, Jr. (2)
  • Michael D. Iacobelli (1)
  • Daniel M. Zettel (1)
  • Anthony P. Schmidt, Jr. (1)
  • Gerald H. Williams (1)

Total of 11 patent applications in 2008-2014.

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