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Branch County, Michigan (MI)

County population in 2019: 43,607 (37% urban, 63% rural); it was 45,787 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 8,225
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 4,308
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 12,892
Renter-occupied apartments: 3,886 (it was 3,457 in 2000)
% of renters here:

21%
State:

28%

Land area: 507 sq. mi.

Water area: 12.1 sq. mi.

Population density: 86 people per square mile   (average).

March 2019 cost of living index in Branch County: 80.9 (low, U.S. average is 100)

Industries providing employment: Manufacturing (25.7%), Educational, health and social services (17.9%), Retail trade (11.2%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 82%
  • Government: 11%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 6%
  • Unpaid family work: 0%
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  • Races in Branch County, MI (2019)
    • 39,23090.1%White Non-Hispanic Alone
    • 2,1474.9%Hispanic or Latino
    • 9962.3%Black Non-Hispanic Alone
    • 5751.3%Two or more races
    • 3580.8%Asian alone
    • 1980.5%American Indian and Alaska Native alone
    • 180.04%Some other race alone
    • 100.02%Native Hawaiian and Other
      Pacific Islander alone
Median resident age:

41.3 years
Michigan median age:

39.8 years
Males: 22,529  (51.7%)
Females: 21,078  (48.3%)
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Average household size:
Branch County:

2.0 people
Michigan:

2 people

Estimated median household income in 2019: $54,165 ($38,760 in 1999)
This county:

$54,165
Michigan:

$59,584

Median contract rent in 2019 for apartments: $589 (lower quartile is $481, upper quartile is $711)
This county:

$589
State:

$740


Estimated median house or condo value in 2019: $120,220 (it was $83,300 in 2000)
Branch:

$120,220
Michigan:

$169,600
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $84,149 - $207,535
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $1,058
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $417

Institutionalized population: 2,985

Crime in 2005 (reported by the sheriff's office or county police, not the county total):

  • Murders: 0
  • Rapes: 9
  • Robberies: 0
  • Assaults: 10
  • Burglaries: 61
  • Thefts: 170
  • Auto thefts: 10

Crime in 2004 (reported by the sheriff's office or county police, not the county total):

  • Murders: 0
  • Rapes: 0
  • Robberies: 0
  • Assaults: 18
  • Burglaries: 51
  • Thefts: 160
  • Auto thefts: 5
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Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 192 buildings, average cost: $71,300
  • 1998: 192 buildings, average cost: $75,700
  • 1999: 155 buildings, average cost: $117,100
  • 2000: 123 buildings, average cost: $147,400
  • 2001: 101 buildings, average cost: $143,500
  • 2002: 129 buildings, average cost: $138,700
  • 2003: 138 buildings, average cost: $134,200
  • 2004: 132 buildings, average cost: $138,700
  • 2005: 120 buildings, average cost: $159,000
  • 2006: 100 buildings, average cost: $172,800
  • 2007: 86 buildings, average cost: $172,000
  • 2008: 30 buildings, average cost: $126,600
  • 2009: 25 buildings, average cost: $170,800
  • 2010: 19 buildings, average cost: $210,600
  • 2011: 17 buildings, average cost: $207,300
  • 2012: 2 buildings, average cost: $276,000
  • 2013: 1 building, cost: $222,600
  • 2014: 0 buildings
  • 2015: 30 buildings, average cost: $163,300
  • 2016: 41 buildings, average cost: $261,800
  • 2017: 82 buildings, average cost: $194,800
  • 2018: 78 buildings, average cost: $202,500
  • 2019: 77 buildings, average cost: $202,500
Number of permits per 10,000 Branch, MI residents
Average permit cost in Branch, MI
Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2019: $1,690 (1.3%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2019: $1,493 (1.3%)

Distribution of median household income in Branch, MI in 2019
Distribution of house value in Branch, MI in 2019
Distribution of rent paid by renters in Branch, MI in 2019
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2019: 14.3%
Branch County:

14.3%
Michigan:

13.0%
(14.4% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 15.9% for Black residents, 15.8% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 6.6% for American Indian residents, 8.7% for other race residents, 7.1% for two or more races residents)

Median age of residents in 2019: 41.3 years old
(Males: 41.2 years old, Females: 41.4 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 42.4 years old, Black residents: 53.4 years old, American Indian residents: 51.0 years old, Asian residents: 35.3 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 27.6 years old, Other race residents: 27.7 years old)

Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Branch County is $450 a month.
Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $592 a month.
Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $710 a month.

Cities in this county include: Coldwater, Bronson, Union City, Quincy, Sherwood.

Branch County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Highest Potential

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Notable locations in this county outside city limits:

Notable locations in Branch County: Edwards Corners (A), Conestoga Camp (B), Camp Wakeshma (C), Camp Eberhardt (D), Leidy Lake Campground (E), Hidden Pond Campground (F), Island Hills Golf Club (G), Saint Joe Valley Golf Course (H), Latvian Garezers Camp (I), Prairie River Speedway (J), Pine View Golf Course (K), Klingers Station (L), Corey Roberts Lake Campground (M), Sauganash Golf Club (N), Tower Plaza (O), Freedom Hills Golf Course (P), Green Valley Golf Club (Q), Green Valley Campground (R), Klinger Lake Country Club (S), Kings Mill (T). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Branch County include: Salem Church (A), Saint Pauls Church (B), Saint Gregorys Priory (C), Riverview Mennonite Church (D), Oak Grove Church (E), Mennonite Church (F), Locust Grove Church (G), Lighthouse Church (H), Florence Church (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Oak Grove Mennonite Cemetery (1), Aurand Cemetery (2), Thompson Cemetery (3), Locust Grove Mennonite Cemetery (4), Findley Cemetery (5), Burr Oak Township Cemetery (6), Fawn River Village Cemetery (7). Display/hide their locations on the map

Lakes and reservoirs: Adams Lake (A), Aldrich Lake (B), Ayers Lake (C), Baker Lake (D), Beaver Lake (E), Boot Lake (F), Bryant Lake (G), Bullhead Lake (H). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Mill Creek (A), Little Swan Creek (B), Kerr Creek (C), Pigeon River (D), Four County Drain (E), Profile Lake Drain (F), Prairie River (G), Portage Creek (H), Armalege Drain (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Parks in Branch County include: Leidy Lake State Game Area (1), Nottawa Park (2), Chief Wahbememe Burial Site Historical Marker (3), Langley Covered Bridge Historical Marker (4), Mottville Bridge Historical Marker (5), Three Rivers State Game Area (6), Rawson's King Mill Park (7), Olney Bridge Park (8), Jim Timm County Park (9). Display/hide their locations on the map

Neighboring counties: Calhoun County , Hillsdale County , Jackson County , Kalamazoo County , St. Joseph County, Indiana , St. Joseph County , Steuben County, Indiana .

Unemployment in November 2020:
Here:

4.3%
Michigan:

6.3%

Unemployment by year in Branch, MI
County total employment by year in Branch, MI
County average yearly wages by year in Branch, MI

Current college students: 1,547
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 89.3%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 14.8%

Number of foreign born residents: 1,809 (39.0% naturalized citizens)

Branch County:

4.1%
Whole state:

7.0%
Year of entry for the foreign-born population
  • Year of entry for the foreign-born population
  • 7072010 or later
  • 4872000 to 2009
  • 4501990 to 1999
  • 1811980 to 1989
  • 1221970 to 1979
  • 189Before 1970

Mean travel time to work (commute): 21.6 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 70.8%

Branch County marital status for males Branch County marital status for females

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 15,878
  • One, attached: 318
  • Two: 360
  • 3 or 4: 350
  • 5 to 9: 512
  • 10 to 19: 462
  • 20 to 49: 207
  • 50 or more: 93
  • Mobile homes: 2,793
  • Boats, RVs, vans, etc.: 6

Housing units in Branch County with a mortgage: 7,204 (78 second mortgage, 715 home equity loan, 11 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 5,330

Here:

58.3% with mortgage
State:

59.3% with mortgage

Religion statistics for Branch County

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic5,9853
Evangelical Protestant5,13240
Mainline Protestant2,55813
Other1,0375
None30,536-
Branch County Religion Details
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 4
Branch County:

0.87 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.34 / 10,000 pop.

Number of supercenters and club stores: 2
Here:

0.43 / 10,000 pop.
Michigan:

0.18 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (no gas): 1
This county:

0.22 / 10,000 pop.
Michigan:

1.52 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (with gas): 17
Branch County:

3.68 / 10,000 pop.
Michigan:

2.99 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 24
This county:

5.20 / 10,000 pop.
State:

6.80 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Branch County:

8.5%
Michigan:

9.7%

Adult obesity rate:
Branch County:

29.8%
State:

29.7%

Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

12.5%
State:

13.4%

Agriculture in Branch County:

Average size of farms: 226 acres
Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $57,796
Average value of crops sold per acre for harvested cropland: $225.92
The value of nursery, greenhouse, floriculture, and sod as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 3.39%
The value of livestock, poultry, and their products as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 39.47%
Average total farm production expenses per farm: $60,528
Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 68.55%
Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $75,769
The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 93.59%
Average age of principal farm operators: 54 years
Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 5.06
Milk cows as a percentage of all cattle and calves: 20.16%
Corn for grain: 77231 harvested acres
All wheat for grain: 4612 harvested acres
Soybeans for beans: 76960 harvested acres
Vegetables: 2,639 harvested acres
Land in orchards: 111 acres

Tornado activity:

Branch County historical area-adjusted tornado activity is significantly below Michigan state average. It is 5144874.8 times below overall U.S. average.
Tornadoes in this county have caused one injury recorded between 1950 and 2004.
On 10/24/2001, a category 1 (max. wind speeds 73-112 mph) tornado injured one person and caused $320,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Branch County-area historical earthquake activity is significantly above Michigan state average. It is 16% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 5/2/2015 at 16:23:07, a magnitude 4.2 (4.2 MW, Depth: 2.8 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 28.9 miles away from Branch County center
On 1/31/1986 at 16:46:43, a magnitude 5.0 (5.0 MB, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 202.0 miles away from the county center
On 7/12/1986 at 08:19:37, a magnitude 4.5 (4.5 MB) earthquake occurred 102.4 miles away from the county center
On 9/25/1998 at 19:52:52, a magnitude 5.2 (4.8 MB, 4.3 MS, 5.2 LG, 4.5 MW, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 242.2 miles away from the county center
On 4/18/2008 at 09:36:59, a magnitude 5.4 (5.1 MB, 4.8 MS, 5.4 MW, 5.2 MW) earthquake occurred 283.1 miles away from Branch County center
On 7/27/1980 at 18:52:21, a magnitude 5.2 (5.1 MB, 4.7 MS, 5.0 UK, 5.2 UK) earthquake occurred 264.0 miles away from the county center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Most recent natural disasters:

  • Michigan Covid-19 Pandemic, Incident Period: January 20, 2020, FEMA Id: 4494, Natural disaster type: Other
  • Michigan Hurricane Katrina Evacuation, Incident Period: August 29, 2005 to October 01, 2005, Emergency Declared EM-3225: September 07, 2005, FEMA Id: 3225, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • Michigan Severe Winter Storm, Incident Period: December 11, 2000 to December 31, 2000, Emergency Declared EM-3160: January 10, 2001, FEMA Id: 3160, Natural disaster type: Winter Storm
  • Michigan Blizzards and Snowstorms, Incident Period: January 27, 1978, Emergency Declared EM-3057: January 27, 1978, FEMA Id: 3057, Natural disaster type: Snowstorm, Blizzard
  • Michigan TORNADOES, SEVERE STORMS, Incident Period: April 14, 1965, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-190: April 14, 1965, FEMA Id: 190, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado

The number of natural disasters in Branch County (5) is a lot smaller than the US average (15).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 1
Emergencies Declared: 3
Means of transportation to work in 2019 - Branch

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 13,457 (83.6%)
  • Carpooled: 1,397 (8.7%)
  • Bus: 69 (0.4%)
  • Long-distance train or commuter rail: 19 (0.1%)
  • Taxicab, motorcycle, or other means: 176 (1.1%)
  • Bicycle: 69 (0.4%)
  • Walked: 276 (1.7%)
  • Worked at home: 627 (3.9%)
Class of Workers in 2019
Most common industries in 2019 (%)
Males Females
Most common industries for males in 2019


  • Health care and social assistance (18%)
  • Manufacturing (14%)
  • Retail trade (10%)
  • Accommodation and food services (9%)
  • Educational services (8%)
  • Other services, except public administration (4%)
  • Finance and insurance (3%)

Most common industries for females in 2019


  • Health care and social assistance (23%)
  • Manufacturing (18%)
  • Retail trade (12%)
  • Accommodation and food services (11%)
  • Educational services (9%)
  • Other services, except public administration (5%)
  • Finance and insurance (4%)

Most common occupations in 2019 (%)
Males Females
Most common occupations for males in 2019


  • Production occupations (20%)
  • Material moving occupations (11%)
  • Management occupations (10%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (10%)
  • Sales and related occupations (9%)
  • Transportation occupations (8%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (7%)

Most common occupations for females in 2019


  • Office and administrative support occupations (19%)
  • Production occupations (11%)
  • Sales and related occupations (9%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (8%)
  • Healthcare support occupations (8%)
  • Management occupations (6%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (6%)

Most common places of birth for foreign-born residents


  • Yemen (34%)
  • Mexico (34%)
  • Philippines (5%)
  • Vietnam (4%)
  • Japan (4%)
  • Brazil (2%)
  • Germany (2%)

Most common first ancestries reported in Branch County


  • German (18%)
  • English (13%)
  • American (12%)
  • Irish (6%)
  • Polish (5%)
  • European (3%)
  • Swiss (2%)

Owners and renters by unit type
Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders

People in group quarters in Branch County, Michigan in 2000:

  • 1,864 people in state prisons
  • 373 people in other types of correctional institutions
  • 333 people in nursing homes
  • 179 people in agriculture workers' dormitories on farms
  • 140 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 86 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 77 people in other group homes
  • 30 people in homes for the mentally retarded
  • 25 people in hospitals/wards and hospices for chronically ill
  • 25 people in hospices or homes for chronically ill
  • 15 people in homes or halfway houses for drug/alcohol abuse
  • 4 people in homes for the physically handicapped

People in group quarters in Branch County, Michigan in 2010:

  • 2,627 people in state prisons
  • 252 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 106 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
  • 77 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 27 people in emergency and transitional shelters (with sleeping facilities) for people experiencing homelessness
  • 25 people in residential treatment centers for adults
  • 20 people in workers' group living quarters and job corps centers
  • 13 people in other noninstitutional facilities
Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2010 was $51,876.

5.22% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($37,257 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.22%
Michigan average:

5.43%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries.
3.15% relocated from other counties in Michigan ($21,469 average AGI)
2.07% relocated from other states ($15,790 average AGI)
Branch County:

2.07%
Michigan average:

1.59%

Residents relocating <b>from</b> other counties or countries

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Calhoun County, MI  0.76% ($31,558 average AGI)
from Hillsdale County, MI  0.66% ($33,419)
from St. Joseph County, MI  0.48% ($32,868)
from Steuben County, IN  0.31% ($28,347)
from Kalamazoo County, MI  0.24% ($47,289)
from Jackson County, MI  0.16% ($39,846)
from Wayne County, MI  0.16% ($37,640)


5.98% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($37,530 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.98%
Michigan average:

5.69%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries.
3.88% relocated to other counties in Michigan ($23,371 average AGI)
2.10% relocated to other states ($14,159 average AGI)
Branch County:

2.10%
Michigan average:

1.85%

Residents relocating <b>to</b> other counties or countries

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Calhoun County, MI  1.03% ($36,048 average AGI)
to Hillsdale County, MI  0.65% ($36,163)
to St. Joseph County, MI  0.56% ($32,289)
to Steuben County, IN  0.30% ($31,583)
to Kalamazoo County, MI  0.26% ($28,405)
to Jackson County, MI  0.19% ($45,700)
to Allen County, IN  0.16% ($23,040)

Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 12.8
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 13.2

Births per 1000 population in Branch County

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 9.1
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 8.9
Deaths per 1000 population from 2007 to 2019: 10.2

Deaths per 1000 population in Branch County

Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 9.0
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 8.8

Infant deaths per 1000 population in Branch County
Population without health insurance coverage in 2018: 8.5%
Persons under 19 years old without health insurance coverage in 2018: 6.1%
Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in Branch County
All 18-64 40-64 50-64 Under 19
Population without health insurance coverage in Branch County
18-64 population without health insurance coverage in Branch County
40-64 population without health insurance coverage in Branch County
50-64 population without health insurance coverage in Branch County
Population under 19 years without health insurance coverage in Branch County

Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2007: 7,678 (6,385 aged, 1,293 disabled)
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2007: 706 (6%)
Persons enrolled in Medicare
Aged persons enrolled in Medicare
Disabled persons enrolled in Medicare

Most common underlying causes of death in Branch County, Michigan in 1999 - 2019:

  • Atherosclerotic heart disease (749)
  • Acute myocardial infarction, unspecified (677)
  • Bronchus or lung, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (605)
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, unspecified (551)
  • Alzheimer disease, unspecified (272)
  • Congestive heart failure (250)
  • Stroke, not specified as haemorrhage or infarction (250)
  • Unspecified dementia (196)
  • Unspecified diabetes mellitus, without complications (196)
  • Pneumonia, unspecified (127)

Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 13%
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 10%

Short term general hospitals per 100,000 population in 2004: 2.15
Short term general hospital admissions per 100,000 population in 2004: 8,072
Short term general hospital beds per 100,000 population in 2004: 207
Emergency room visits per 100,000 population in 2004: 52,164

General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1,145
Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 867
Dentists per 100,000 population in 1998: 6

Total births per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006 : 30
Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 69

Limited-service eating places per 100,000 population in 2005 : 15

Suicides per 1,000,000 population from 2000 to 2006: 104.9. This is less than state average.

Mechanisms of suicide
Deaths per 1,000,000 population:
  • Firearm - 71.0
  • Other - 34.0

Household type by relationship:

Households: 43,607
  • Male householders: 8,869 (2,124 living alone), Female householders: 7,928 (2,402 living alone)
  • 8,461 spouses (8,429 opposite-sex spouses), 1,428 unmarried partners, (1,401 opposite-sex unmarried partners), 11,514 children (10,342 natural, 328 adopted, 844 stepchildren), 933 grandchildren, 340 brothers or sisters, 303 parents, 32 foster children, 343 other relatives, 1,115 non-relatives
  • In group quarters: 2,311

Size of family households: 5,450 2-persons, 2,306 3-persons, 1,678 4-persons, 944 5-persons, 324 6-persons, 385 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 4,526 1-person, 896 2-persons, 181 3-persons, 30 4-persons, 15 5-persons, 48 6-persons.

6,332 married couples with children.
2,254 single-parent households (915 men, 1,339 women).

91.7% of residents of Branch speak English at home.
3.0% of residents speak Spanish at home (63% speak English very well, 16% speak English well, 19% speak English not well, 2% don't speak English at all).
2.7% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (75% speak English very well, 15% speak English well, 6% speak English not well, 4% don't speak English at all).
0.8% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (61% speak English very well, 20% speak English well, 19% speak English not well).
1.7% of residents speak other language at home (28% speak English very well, 9% speak English well, 44% speak English not well, 18% don't speak English at all).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $193,839,000 ($4,174 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $2,271,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $100,603,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $47,207,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $6,187,000
Federal grants: $33,254,000
Federal procurement contracts: $1,343,000 ($46,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $5,245,000 ($0,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $264,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $17,413,000
Federal Government insurance: $17,099,000

Population change from April 1, 2000 to July 1, 2005:

Births: 3,128
Here:

67 per 1000 residents
State:

68 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 2,159
Here:

46 per 1000 residents
State:

45 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: +437
Here:

+9 per 1000 residents
State:

+12 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: -672
Here -14 per 1000 residents
State -16 per 1000 residents
Population growth in Branch County

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 3.23 millions of gallons per day (all from ground)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

6.7
State:

6.4

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.7
State:

4.4

Year house built in Branch County, Michigan
  • Year house built in Branch County, Michigan
  • 3832014 or later
  • 1232010 to 2013
  • 2,3222000 to 2009
  • 2,7171990 to 1999
  • 1,9921980 to 1989
  • 3,0631970 to 1979
  • 2,1641960 to 1969
  • 1,9471950 to 1959
  • 1,1511940 to 1949
  • 5,0911939 or earlier
Rooms in houses/apartments in Branch County, Michigan
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Branch County, Michigan
  • Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Branch County, Michigan
  • 221 room
  • 722 rooms
  • 1673 rooms
  • 9764 rooms
  • 2,0945 rooms
  • 2,4826 rooms
  • 2,5947 rooms
  • 1,8248 rooms
  • 2,2949+ rooms
Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Branch County, Michigan
  • Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Branch County, Michigan
  • 1001 room
  • 1032 rooms
  • 7063 rooms
  • 1,0644 rooms
  • 9185 rooms
  • 5806 rooms
  • 3487 rooms
  • 2588 rooms
  • 1979+ rooms
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Branch County, Michigan
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses in Branch County, Michigan
  • Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses in Branch County, Michigan
  • 33no bedroom
  • 2791 bedroom
  • 2,3442 bedrooms
  • 6,7533 bedrooms
  • 2,3864 bedrooms
  • 7375+ bedrooms
Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Branch County, Michigan
  • Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Branch County, Michigan
  • 109no bedroom
  • 7821 bedroom
  • 1,7102 bedrooms
  • 1,3203 bedrooms
  • 2724 bedrooms
  • 805+ bedrooms
Cars and other vehicles available in Branch County, Michigan in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Cars and other vehicles available in Branch County in owner-occupied houses/condos
  • Cars and other vehicles available in Branch County in owner-occupied houses/condos
  • 480no vehicle
  • 3,2911 vehicle
  • 5,6512 vehicles
  • 2,0273 vehicles
  • 7844 vehicles
  • 2855+ vehicles
Cars and other vehicles available in Branch County in renter-occupied apartments
  • Cars and other vehicles available in Branch County in renter-occupied apartments
  • 599no vehicle
  • 2,0491 vehicle
  • 1,1832 vehicles
  • 4033 vehicles
  • 164 vehicles
  • 285+ vehicles

88.5% of Branch County residents lived in the same house 1 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 33% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 64% lived in Michigan.

Branch County:

88.5%
State average:

86.2%

Place of birth for U.S.-born residents:

  • This state: 32,054
  • Other state: 9,446
  • Northeast: 708
  • Midwest: 5,881
  • South: 1,889
  • West: 924
Year householders moved into unit in Branch County, MI
Most commonly used house heating fuel in Branch County
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos
  • 53.6%Utility gas
  • 25.4%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 10.4%Wood
  • 4.5%Electricity
  • 4.3%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 1.0%Other fuel
  • 0.4%No fuel used
  • 0.3%Coal or coke
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments
  • 62.0%Utility gas
  • 15.2%Electricity
  • 13.3%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 3.6%Wood
  • 2.5%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 1.7%No fuel used
  • 1.6%Other fuel

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 649
Here:

15.1%
Michigan:

10.7%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 166
Here:

7.6%
Michigan:

9.2%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 194
Here:

19.1%
Michigan:

14.3%

Educational Attainment
School Enrollment by Level of School
Age and Sex of Sensory-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Physically-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Mentally-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Self-Care Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Go-Outside-Home Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Noninstitutionalized Residents with Employment Disability

Branch County government finances - Expenditure in 2018:

  • Charges - Hospital Public: $61,428,000
    Other: $14,484,000
    Regular Highways: $934,000
    Sewerage: $609,000
    Parks and Recreation: $508,000
  • Current Operations - Hospitals: $56,095,000
    Public Welfare Institutions: $13,797,000
    Regular Highways: $7,557,000
    General - Other: $4,225,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $4,187,000
    Correctional Institutions: $2,936,000
    Police Protection: $1,656,000
    Sewerage: $1,162,000
    Financial Administration: $992,000
    Health - Other: $934,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $924,000
    Central Staff Services: $782,000
    General Public Buildings: $539,000
    Parks and Recreation: $368,000
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $238,000
    Air Transportation: $96,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Other: $711,000
    Public Welfare: $34,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $863,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - Health - Other: $381,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - Highways: $876,000
    Health and Hospitals: $513,000
    Other: $356,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $39,282,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $38,163,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $2,744,000
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $1,624,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $4,447,000
    Special Assessments: $1,015,000
    Interest Earnings: $724,000
    Rents: $400,000
    Donations From Private Sources: $258,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $106,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Public Welfare - Other: $6,285,000
    Regular Highways: $872,000
    General - Other: $759,000
    Police Protection: $234,000
    Parks and Recreation: $92,000
    Correctional Institutions: $87,000
    Air Transportation: $15,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $39,503,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $6,007,000
    Other: $1,572,000
    Health and Hospitals: $1,401,000
    General Local Government Support: $980,000
    Public Welfare: $449,000
  • Tax - Property: $10,077,000
    Other License: $390,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $15,339,000

Branch County government finances - Revenue in 2018:

  • Charges - Hospital Public: $61,428,000
    Other: $14,484,000
    Regular Highways: $934,000
    Sewerage: $609,000
    Parks and Recreation: $508,000
  • Current Operations - Hospitals: $56,095,000
    Public Welfare Institutions: $13,797,000
    Regular Highways: $7,557,000
    General - Other: $4,225,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $4,187,000
    Correctional Institutions: $2,936,000
    Police Protection: $1,656,000
    Sewerage: $1,162,000
    Financial Administration: $992,000
    Health - Other: $934,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $924,000
    Central Staff Services: $782,000
    General Public Buildings: $539,000
    Parks and Recreation: $368,000
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $238,000
    Air Transportation: $96,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Other: $711,000
    Public Welfare: $34,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $863,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - Health - Other: $381,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - Highways: $876,000
    Health and Hospitals: $513,000
    Other: $356,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $39,282,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $38,163,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $2,744,000
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $1,624,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $4,447,000
    Special Assessments: $1,015,000
    Interest Earnings: $724,000
    Rents: $400,000
    Donations From Private Sources: $258,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $106,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Public Welfare - Other: $6,285,000
    Regular Highways: $872,000
    General - Other: $759,000
    Police Protection: $234,000
    Parks and Recreation: $92,000
    Correctional Institutions: $87,000
    Air Transportation: $15,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $39,503,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $6,007,000
    Other: $1,572,000
    Health and Hospitals: $1,401,000
    General Local Government Support: $980,000
    Public Welfare: $449,000
  • Tax - Property: $10,077,000
    Other License: $390,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $15,339,000

Branch County government finances - Debt in 2018:

  • Charges - Hospital Public: $61,428,000
    Other: $14,484,000
    Regular Highways: $934,000
    Sewerage: $609,000
    Parks and Recreation: $508,000
  • Current Operations - Hospitals: $56,095,000
    Public Welfare Institutions: $13,797,000
    Regular Highways: $7,557,000
    General - Other: $4,225,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $4,187,000
    Correctional Institutions: $2,936,000
    Police Protection: $1,656,000
    Sewerage: $1,162,000
    Financial Administration: $992,000
    Health - Other: $934,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $924,000
    Central Staff Services: $782,000
    General Public Buildings: $539,000
    Parks and Recreation: $368,000
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $238,000
    Air Transportation: $96,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Other: $711,000
    Public Welfare: $34,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $863,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - Health - Other: $381,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - Highways: $876,000
    Health and Hospitals: $513,000
    Other: $356,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $39,282,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $38,163,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $2,744,000
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $1,624,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $4,447,000
    Special Assessments: $1,015,000
    Interest Earnings: $724,000
    Rents: $400,000
    Donations From Private Sources: $258,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $106,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Public Welfare - Other: $6,285,000
    Regular Highways: $872,000
    General - Other: $759,000
    Police Protection: $234,000
    Parks and Recreation: $92,000
    Correctional Institutions: $87,000
    Air Transportation: $15,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $39,503,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $6,007,000
    Other: $1,572,000
    Health and Hospitals: $1,401,000
    General Local Government Support: $980,000
    Public Welfare: $449,000
  • Tax - Property: $10,077,000
    Other License: $390,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $15,339,000

Branch County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2018:

  • Charges - Hospital Public: $61,428,000
    Other: $14,484,000
    Regular Highways: $934,000
    Sewerage: $609,000
    Parks and Recreation: $508,000
  • Current Operations - Hospitals: $56,095,000
    Public Welfare Institutions: $13,797,000
    Regular Highways: $7,557,000
    General - Other: $4,225,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $4,187,000
    Correctional Institutions: $2,936,000
    Police Protection: $1,656,000
    Sewerage: $1,162,000
    Financial Administration: $992,000
    Health - Other: $934,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $924,000
    Central Staff Services: $782,000
    General Public Buildings: $539,000
    Parks and Recreation: $368,000
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $238,000
    Air Transportation: $96,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Other: $711,000
    Public Welfare: $34,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $863,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - Health - Other: $381,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - Highways: $876,000
    Health and Hospitals: $513,000
    Other: $356,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $39,282,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $38,163,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $2,744,000
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $1,624,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $4,447,000
    Special Assessments: $1,015,000
    Interest Earnings: $724,000
    Rents: $400,000
    Donations From Private Sources: $258,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $106,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Public Welfare - Other: $6,285,000
    Regular Highways: $872,000
    General - Other: $759,000
    Police Protection: $234,000
    Parks and Recreation: $92,000
    Correctional Institutions: $87,000
    Air Transportation: $15,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $39,503,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $6,007,000
    Other: $1,572,000
    Health and Hospitals: $1,401,000
    General Local Government Support: $980,000
    Public Welfare: $449,000
  • Tax - Property: $10,077,000
    Other License: $390,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $15,339,000

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:

  • Total number of recipients: 844
  • Number of aged recipients: 46
  • Number of blind and disabled recipients: 798
  • Number of recipients under 18: 128
  • Number of recipients between 18 and 64: 579
  • Number of recipients older than 64: 137
  • Number of recipients also receiving OASDI: 347
  • Amount of payments (thousands of dollars): 395
Most common first names in Branch County, MI among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
Mary25979.1 years
William24874.3 years
John24275.2 years
Robert22069.6 years
Charles17273.2 years
James15271.7 years
Helen14078.6 years
Richard13668.8 years
Harold13676.3 years
George13675.5 years
Most common last names in Branch County, MI among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Smith17075.3 years
Miller11573.6 years
Johnson7574.1 years
Brown7478.7 years
Taylor5479.8 years
Jones4976.0 years
Clark4776.0 years
Moore4077.1 years
Adams4079.0 years
Davis3975.8 years
Businesses in Branch County, MI
NameCountNameCount
ALDI1Lane Furniture2
AT&T1Little Caesars Pizza1
Ace Hardware1MasterBrand Cabinets2
Advance Auto Parts1Maurices1
Applebee's1McDonald's3
Arby's1Meijer1
AutoZone1Penske1
Buffalo Wild Wings1Pizza Hut1
Burger King1RadioShack1
CVS1Red Roof Inn1
Carson Pirie Scott1Rite Aid1
ColorTyme1Rodeway Inn1
Comfort Inn1Sears1
Dairy Queen2Sprint Nextel1
FedEx2Subway1
Ford1Super 81
GNC1T-Mobile1
GameStop1Taco Bell1
H&R Block1True Value1
Hilton1U-Haul1
Holiday Inn1UPS4
Home Depot1Walgreens1
Jones New York1Walmart1
KFC1Wendy's1
La-Z-Boy1YMCA1