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Branch County, Michigan (MI)

County population in 2014: 43,545 (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).

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Branch County: 81.9 (low, U.S. average is 100)

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Industries providing employment: Agriculture,forestry,fishing and hunting, and mining (25.0%), Educational, health and social services (15.1%), Construction (12.1%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 52%
  • Government: 4%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 39%
  • Unpaid family work: 5%
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Races in Branch County, Michigan:

  • White Non-Hispanic Alone (90.9%)
  • Hispanic or Latino (4.0%)
  • Black Non-Hispanic Alone (3.0%)
  • Two or more races (1.2%)
Median resident age:  39.0 years
Michigan median age:  38.0 years
Males: 22,942  (52.7%)
Females: 20,603  (47.3%)
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Branch County,MI real estate house value trend

Average household size:
Branch County:

2.0 people
Michigan:

2 people
Estimated median household income in 2013: $42,609 ($38,760 in 1999)

This county:

$42609
Michigan:

$48273

Median contract rent in 2013 for apartments: $509 (lower quartile is $421, upper quartile is $614)
This county:

$509
State:

$629


Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $94,618 (it was $83,300 in 2000)
Branch:

$94,618
Michigan:

$117,500
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $59,346 - $159,102
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $949
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $370

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:

  • 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

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Presidential Elections Results

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Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2013: $1,371 (1.4%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $1,325 (1.5%)

Branch County household income distribution in 2009 Branch County home values distribution Branch County contract rent distribution in 2009
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 18.1%
(15.8% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 66.4% for Black residents, 51.5% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 32.3% for American Indian residents, 27.9% for other race residents, 10.1% for two or more races residents)

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 17.8%
Branch County:

17.8%
Michigan:

17.0%
(15.7% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 65.9% for Black residents, 47.5% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 35.5% for American Indian residents, 28.4% for other race residents, 10.5% for two or more races residents)

Median age of residents in 2013: 40 years old
(Males: 39 years old, Females: 41 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 41 years old, Black residents: 44 years old, American Indian residents: 50 years old, Asian residents: 39 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 21 years old, Other race residents: 37 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 September 2015:
Here:

4.1%
Michigan:

4.7%

Unemployment by year (%)

County total employment by year

County average yearly wages by year ($)

Current college students: 1,547
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 80.0%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 10.6%

Number of foreign born residents: 1,180 (30% naturalized citizens)

Branch County:

2.6%
Whole state:

5.3%

Year of entry for the foreign-born population

  • 1995 to March 2000: 536
  • 1990 to 1994: 152
  • 1985 to 1989: 91
  • 1980 to 1984: 90
  • 1975 to 1979: 47
  • 1970 to 1974: 75
  • 1970 to 1974: 17
  • 1965 to 1969: 172

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: 14,707
  • One, attached: 231
  • Two: 475
  • 3 or 4: 438
  • 5 to 9: 354
  • 10 to 19: 287
  • 20 or more: 333
  • Mobile homes: 2,957
  • Boats, RVs, vans, etc.: 40

Housing units in Branch County with a mortgage: 5,860 (656 second mortgage, 625 home equity loan, 13 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 3,140

Here:

0.0% with mortgage
State:

69.7% with mortgage

Religion statistics for Branch County

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 slightly above Michigan state average. It is 85% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

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 Branch County center
On 7/12/1986 at 08:19:37, a magnitude 4.5 (4.5 MB, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) 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, Depth: 8.9 mi) earthquake occurred 283.1 miles away from the 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 Branch County center
On 6/10/1987 at 23:48:54, a magnitude 5.1 (4.9 MB, 4.4 MS, 4.6 MS, 5.1 LG) earthquake occurred 261.6 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:

  • MichiganHurricane Katrina Evacuation, Incident Period: August 29, 2005 to October 1, 2005, Emergency Declared (EM-3225): September 7, 2005, FEMA Id: FEMA-EM-3225, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • MichiganSevere Winter Storm, Incident Period: December 11, 2000 to December 31, 2000, Emergency Declared (EM-3160): January 10, 2001, FEMA Id: FEMA-EM-3160, Natural disaster type: Winter Storm
  • MichiganBlizzards and Snowstorms, Incident Period: January 27, 1978, Emergency Declared (EM-3057): January 27, 1978, FEMA Id: FEMA-EM-3057, Natural disaster type: Snowstorm, Blizzard
  • MichiganTORNADOES, SEVERE STORMS, Incident Period: April 14, 1965, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-190): April 14, 1965, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-190, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado

The number of natural disasters in Branch County (4) is a lot smaller than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 1
Emergencies Declared: 3

Class of Workers

Most common industries in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Health care and social assistance (18%)
  • Manufacturing (15%)
  • Retail trade (14%)
  • Educational services (7%)
  • Accommodation and food services (5%)
  • Other services, except public administration (4%)
  • Public administration (3%)
  • Health care and social assistance (22%)
  • Manufacturing (18%)
  • Retail trade (17%)
  • Educational services (8%)
  • Accommodation and food services (6%)
  • Other services, except public administration (5%)
  • Public administration (4%)
Most common occupations in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Production occupations (23%)
  • Management occupations (10%)
  • Sales and related occupations (9%)
  • Transportation occupations (9%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (7%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (7%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (6%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (19%)
  • Sales and related occupations (14%)
  • Production occupations (11%)
  • Healthcare support occupations (7%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (7%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (7%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (6%)

Most common places of birth for the foreign-born residents (%):

  • Mexico (43%)
  • Other Western Asia (12%)
  • Canada (10%)
  • Japan (7%)
  • Korea (3%)
  • Germany (3%)
  • Asia, n.e.c. (3%)

Most common first ancestries reported in Branch County (%):

  • German (26%)
  • United States or American (14%)
  • English (12%)
  • Irish (8%)
  • Polish (7%)
  • Dutch (3%)
  • French (except Basque) (3%)

Branch County mode of transportation to work chart

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 16,236 (78%)
  • Carpooled: 2,693 (13%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 85 (0%)
  • Motorcycle: 17 (0%)
  • Bicycle: 51 (0%)
  • Walked: 513 (2%)
  • Other means: 217 (1%)
  • Worked at home: 925 (4%)

Owners and renters by unit type in %

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 $42,917.

4.80% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($30,652 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.80%
Michigan average:

5.09%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries.
3.03% relocated from other counties in Michigan ($17,261 average AGI)
1.76% relocated from other states ($13,392 average AGI)
Branch County:

1.76%
Michigan average:

1.52%

Percentage of residents relocating from other counties or countries


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Calhoun County, MI  0.80% ($28,119 average AGI)
from Hillsdale County, MI  0.53% ($23,595)
from St. Joseph County, MI  0.46% ($25,972)
from Steuben County, IN  0.29% ($39,533)
from Kalamazoo County, MI  0.20% ($27,290)
from Jackson County, MI  0.16% ($30,560)
from Wayne County, MI  0.15% ($40,167)


5.16% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($29,653 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.16%
Michigan average:

5.58%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries.
2.95% relocated to other counties in Michigan ($17,063 average AGI)
2.21% relocated to other states ($12,591 average AGI)
Branch County:

2.21%
Michigan average:

2.00%

Percentage of residents relocating to other counties or countries


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Calhoun County, MI  0.81% ($29,555 average AGI)
to Hillsdale County, MI  0.51% ($26,593)
to Kalamazoo County, MI  0.30% ($27,167)
to St. Joseph County, MI  0.28% ($37,511)
to Steuben County, IN  0.25% ($22,974)
to Wayne County, MI  0.12% ($26,737)
to Jackson County, MI  0.11% ($33,944)

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 2014: 9.8

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 live births in Branch County

Population without health insurance coverage in 2013: 14.2%
Persons under 19 years old without health insurance coverage in 2013: 5.5%
Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in Branch County
All 18-64 40-64 50-64 Under 19

Percentage of population 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 hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare)

Aged persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare)

Disabled persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare)

Most common underlying causes of death in Branch County, Michigan in 1999 - 2014:

  • Acute myocardial infarction, unspecified (584)
  • Atherosclerotic heart disease (573)
  • Bronchus or lung, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (471)
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, unspecified (393)
  • Stroke, not specified as haemorrhage or infarction (226)
  • Unspecified diabetes mellitus, without complications (216)
  • Alzheimer's disease, unspecified (186)
  • Congestive heart failure (182)
  • Unspecified dementia (175)
  • Pneumonia, unspecified (138)

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: 8072.090
Short term general hospital beds per 100,000 population in 2004: 206.7
Emergency room visits per 100,000 population in 2004: 52163.9

General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1145.070
Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 867.410
Dentists per 100,000 population in 1998: 6.46

Total births per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006 : 29.79
Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 68.88

Limited-service eating places per 100,000 population in 2005 : 15.07

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: 42,100
  • In family households: 35,994 (8,317 male householders, 3,033 female householders)
    8,564 spouses, 12,690 children (11,531 natural, 331 adopted, 828 stepchildren), 754 grandchildren, 358 brothers or sisters, 261 parents, 428 other relatives, 1,372 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 6,106 (2,430 male householders (1,946 living alone)), 2,639 female householders (2,289 living alone)), 1,037 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 3,148 (2,985 institutionalized population)

Size of family households: 5,206 2-persons, 2,417 3-persons, 1,998 4-persons, 972 5-persons, 404 6-persons, 353 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 4,235 1-person, 707 2-persons, 76 3-persons, 35 4-persons, 9 5-persons, 5 6-persons, 2 7-or-more-persons.

8,023 married couples with children.
2,584 single-parent households (832 men, 1,752 women).

93.5% of residents of Branch County speak English at home.
2.8% of residents speak Spanish at home (55% speak English very well, 15% speak English well, 18% speak English not well, 11% don't speak English at all).
2.5% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (74% speak English very well, 15% speak English well, 7% speak English not well, 3% don't speak English at all).
0.4% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (27% speak English very well, 34% speak English well, 39% speak English not well).
0.8% of residents speak other language at home (45% speak English very well, 19% speak English well, 33% speak English not well, 4% don't speak English at all).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $193,839,000 ($4174 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:

6.2
State:

6.1

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.3
State:

4.1

Year house built

  • 2005 or later: 167
  • 2000 to 2004: 1,923
  • 1990 to 1999: 3,180
  • 1980 to 1989: 2,418
  • 1970 to 1979: 3,616
  • 1960 to 1969: 2,037
  • 1950 to 1959: 1,816
  • 1940 to 1949: 1,027
  • 1939 or earlier: 4,556
Rooms in houses/apartments in Branch County, Michigan
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • 1 room: 15
  • 2 rooms: 65
  • 3 rooms: 316
  • 4 rooms: 1,375
  • 5 rooms: 2,701
  • 6 rooms: 2,926
  • 7 rooms: 2,417
  • 8 rooms: 1,524
  • 9+ rooms: 1,553
  • 1 room: 39
  • 2 rooms: 210
  • 3 rooms: 639
  • 4 rooms: 1,000
  • 5 rooms: 641
  • 6 rooms: 401
  • 7 rooms: 236
  • 8 rooms: 161
  • 9+ rooms: 130
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Branch County, Michigan
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no bedroom: 19
  • 1 bedroom: 400
  • 2 bedrooms: 3,122
  • 3 bedrooms: 6,657
  • 4 bedrooms: 2,071
  • 5+ bedrooms: 623
  • no bedroom: 70
  • 1 bedroom: 929
  • 2 bedrooms: 1,346
  • 3 bedrooms: 809
  • 4 bedrooms: 231
  • 5+ bedrooms: 72
Cars and other vehicles available in Branch County, Michigan in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no vehicle: 561
  • 1 vehicle: 3,360
  • 2 vehicles: 5,905
  • 3 vehicles: 2,108
  • 4 vehicles: 734
  • 5+ vehicles: 224
  • no vehicle: 543
  • 1 vehicle: 1,611
  • 2 vehicles: 1,009
  • 3 vehicles: 229
  • 4 vehicles: 57
  • 5+ vehicles: 8

59% of Branch County residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 56% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 63% lived in Michigan.

Branch County:

59.1%
State average:

58.3%

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

  • This state: 33137
  • Northeast: 947
  • Midwest: 7171
  • South: 2150
  • West: 936

Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses in 2000: $73,100


Housing units lacking complete plumbing facilities: 2%

Housing units lacking complete kitchen facilities: 2%

Year Householders Moved Into Unit

Most commonly used house heating fuel in Branch County
Houses and condos Apartments
  • Utility gas (54.4%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (24.6%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (13.1%)
  • Wood (4.4%)
  • Electricity (3.0%)
  • Utility gas (59.0%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (16.7%)
  • Electricity (10.0%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (8.8%)
  • Other fuel (2.6%)
  • Wood (2.0%)
  • No fuel used (1.0%)

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 526
Here:

9.6%
Michigan:

11.2%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 167
Here:

5.6%
Michigan:

8.7%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 167
Here:

12.3%
Michigan:

16.5%

Educational Attainment (%)

School Enrollment by Level of School (%)

Age and Sex of Sensory-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Physically-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Mentally-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Self-Care Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Go-Outside-Home Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Residents with Employment Disability (Noninstitutionalized)

Branch County government finances - Expenditure in 2006:

  • Construction - Hospitals: $1,535,000
    Air Transportation: $833,000
    General - Other: $216,000
    Health - Other: $199,000
    Parks and Recreation: $71,000
  • Current Operations - Hospitals: $52,826,000
    Health - Other: $16,932,000
    Public Welfare Institutions: $8,284,000
    Regular Highways: $7,678,000
    General - Other: $4,705,000
    Correctional Institutions: $1,978,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $1,880,000
    Police Protection: $1,741,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $959,000
    Financial Administration: $650,000
    Central Staff Services: $580,000
    General Public Buildings: $577,000
    Sewerage: $553,000
    Protective Inspection and Regulation, NEC: $340,000
    Parks and Recreation: $208,000
    Housing and Community Development: $102,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $659,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Health - Other: $87,000
    Sewerage: $24,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $39,281,000

Branch County government finances - Revenue in 2006:

  • Charges - Hospital Public: $56,002,000
    All Other: $10,753,000
    Regular Highways: $2,425,000
    Sewerage: $568,000
    Parks and Recreation: $317,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Health and Hospitals: $2,615,000
    All Other: $854,000
    Public Welfare: $182,000
    Highways: $176,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - Health and Hospitals: $2,513,000
    Highways: $510,000
    All Other: $169,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $1,230,000
    Special Assessments: $1,032,000
    Interest Earnings: $1,018,000
    Rents: $476,000
    Donations From Private Sources: $236,000
    Sale of Property: $162,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $151,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Health and Hospitals: $11,148,000
    Highways: $4,253,000
    All Other: $1,865,000
    Public Welfare: $558,000
    Housing and Community Development: $52,000
    General Local Government Support: $8,000
  • Tax - Property: $9,624,000
    Other License: $490,000

Branch County government finances - Debt in 2006:

  • Long Term Debt - Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $20,275,000
    Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $19,526,000
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $2,000,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $1,251,000
  • Short Term Debt Outstanding - Beginning: $41,000
    End of Fiscal Year: $11,000

Branch County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2006:

  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $31,457,000

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
Branch County Fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 1994
Count Vehicles DUI Fatalities Persons

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

Branch County Fatal accident statistics for 1995 - 2014
Count Vehicles DUI Fatalities Persons Pedestrians

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

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