48661 Zip Code Detailed Profile




City: West Branch, MI (0.55%)
County: Ogemaw County, MI
Estimated zip code population in 2013: 10,062
Zip code population in 2010: 10,691
Zip code population in 2000: 10,100

Houses and condos: 6,487
Renter-occupied apartments: 894
% of renters here:

21%
State:

29%
Mar. 2013 cost of living index in zip code 48661: 83.1 (low, U.S. average is 100)

Land area: 265.7 sq. mi.
Water area: 3.2 sq. mi.
Population density: 38 people per square mile 
 
 (very low).

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Real estate property taxes paid for housing units in 2013:
This zip code:

1.2% ($1,278)
Michigan:

1.8% ($2,090)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2013: $1,289 (1.2%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $1,263 (1.2%)

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Males: 4,929  (49.0%)
Females: 5,133  (51.0%)

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For population 15 years and over in 48661:

Zip code 48661 compared to state average:

  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage below state average.
  • Median age above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher below state average.
  • Races in zip code 48661

  • Zip code 48661 races chart
    • 10,333White population
    • 23Black population
    • 56American Indian population
    • 48Asian population
    • 3Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander population
    • 6Some other race population
    • 86Two or more races population
    • 136Hispanic or Latino population

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Estimated median house/condo value in 2013: $104,000
48661:

$104,000
Michigan:

$117,500



According to our research of Michigan and other state lists there were 41 registered sex offenders living in 48661 zip code as of August 30, 2015.
The ratio of number of residents in zip code 48661 to the number of sex offenders is 238 to 1.


Median resident age:
This zip code:

47.5 years
Michigan median age:

39.6 years
Average household size:
This zip code:

2.4 people
Michigan:

2.5 people

Averages for the 2012 tax year for zip code 48661, filed in 2013:

Average Adjusted Gross Income (AGI) in 2012: $41,539 (Individual Income Tax Returns)
Here:

$41,539
State:

$55,609

Salary/wage: $33,865 (reported on 78.8% of returns)
Here:

$33,865
State:

$46,782
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 64.4% for AGIs below $25k, 66.0% for AGIs $25k-50k, 66.2% for AGIs $50k-75k, 66.8% for AGIs $75k-100k, 62.1% for AGIs $100k-200k, 57.4% for AGIs over 200k)

Taxable interest for individuals: $1,203 (reported on 35.5% of returns)
This zip code:

$1,203
Michigan:

$1,491
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 1.3% for AGIs below $25k, 1.0% for AGIs $25k-50k, 1.0% for AGIs $50k-75k, 0.7% for AGIs $75k-100k, 1.4% for AGIs $100k-200k, 0.7% for AGIs over 200k)

Ordinary dividends: $3,269 (reported on 16.9% of returns)
Here:

$3,269
State:

$6,225
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 1.3% for AGIs below $25k, 0.6% for AGIs $25k-50k, 0.9% for AGIs $50k-75k, 1.1% for AGIs $75k-100k, 1.6% for AGIs $100k-200k, 3.5% for AGIs over 200k)

Net capital gain/loss in AGI: +$3,543 (reported on 13.9% of returns)
Here:

+$3,543
State:

+$9,326
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 0.1% for AGIs below $25k, 0.8% for AGIs $25k-50k, 1.4% for AGIs $50k-75k, 1.5% for AGIs $75k-100k, 2.3% for AGIs $100k-200k, 0.6% for AGIs over 200k)

Profit/loss from business: +$7,508 (reported on 14.5% of returns)
Here:

+$7,508
State:

+$11,523
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 4.9% for AGIs below $25k, 3.0% for AGIs $25k-50k, 1.6% for AGIs $50k-75k, 1.2% for AGIs $75k-100k, 4.5% for AGIs $100k-200k)

Taxable individual retirement arrangement distribution: $12,115 (reported on 12.3% of returns)
48661:

$12,115
Michigan:

$15,298
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 3.4% for AGIs below $25k, 3.6% for AGIs $25k-50k, 3.9% for AGIs $50k-75k, 4.3% for AGIs $75k-100k, 5.0% for AGIs $100k-200k)

Total itemized deductions: $18,744 (21% of AGI, reported on 20.8% of returns)
Here:

$18,744
State:

$21,628

Here:

21.3% of AGI
State:

18.4% of AGI
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 6.2% for AGIs below $25k, 8.1% for AGIs $25k-50k, 9.2% for AGIs $50k-75k, 10.4% for AGIs $75k-100k, 12.2% for AGIs $100k-200k, 9.8% for AGIs over 200k)

Charity contributions: $3,534 (reported on 15.3% of returns)
Here:

$3,534
State:

$4,225
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 0.5% for AGIs below $25k, 0.9% for AGIs $25k-50k, 1.2% for AGIs $50k-75k, 1.3% for AGIs $75k-100k, 2.4% for AGIs $100k-200k, 1.5% for AGIs over 200k)

Taxes paid: $5,831 (reported on 20.6% of returns)
48661:

$5,831
State:

$8,327
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 1.2% for AGIs below $25k, 1.7% for AGIs $25k-50k, 2.3% for AGIs $50k-75k, 3.0% for AGIs $75k-100k, 4.5% for AGIs $100k-200k, 5.4% for AGIs over 200k)

Earned income credit: $2,105 (reported on 19.6% of returns)
Here:

$2,105
State:

$2,306
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 5.7% for AGIs below $25k, 1.0% for AGIs $25k-50k)

Averages for the 2004 tax year for zip code 48661, filed in 2005:

Average Adjusted Gross Income (AGI) in 2004: $37,046 (Individual Income Tax Returns)
Here:

$37,046
State:

$48,204

Salary/wage: $30,955 (reported on 81.4% of returns)
Here:

$30,955
State:

$42,791
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 96.9% for AGIs below $10k, 61.4% for AGIs $10k-25k, 69.2% for AGIs $25k-50k, 74.7% for AGIs $50k-75k, 71.8% for AGIs $75k-100k, 59.7% for AGIs over 100k)

Taxable interest for individuals: $1,498 (reported on 51.2% of returns)
This zip code:

$1,498
Michigan:

$1,725
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 6.6% for AGIs below $10k, 3.0% for AGIs $10k-25k, 1.9% for AGIs $25k-50k, 1.2% for AGIs $50k-75k, 1.7% for AGIs $75k-100k, 2.4% for AGIs over 100k)

Taxable dividends: $1,840 (reported on 20.9% of returns)
Here:

$1,840
State:

$3,420
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 2.9% for AGIs below $10k, 1.6% for AGIs $10k-25k, 1.0% for AGIs $25k-50k, 0.7% for AGIs $50k-75k, 0.9% for AGIs $75k-100k, 1.0% for AGIs over 100k)

Net capital gain/loss: +$5,211 (reported on 17.5% of returns)
Here:

+$5,211
State:

+$8,532
(% of AGI for various income ranges: -0.9% for AGIs below $10k, 1.1% for AGIs $10k-25k, 0.8% for AGIs $25k-50k, 1.8% for AGIs $50k-75k, 3.3% for AGIs $75k-100k, 5.1% for AGIs over 100k)

Profit/loss from business: +$8,876 (reported on 15.9% of returns)
Here:

+$8,876
State:

+$9,547
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 3.1% for AGIs below $10k, 4.1% for AGIs $10k-25k, 2.4% for AGIs $25k-50k, 2.9% for AGIs $50k-75k, 2.4% for AGIs $75k-100k, 6.5% for AGIs over 100k)

IRA payment deduction: $2,750 (reported on 2.8% of returns)
48661:

$2,750
Michigan:

$2,875
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 0.4% for AGIs $10k-25k, 0.2% for AGIs $25k-50k, 0.2% for AGIs $50k-75k, 0.2% for AGIs $75k-100k, 0.1% for AGIs over 100k)

Self-employed pension: $13,760 (reported on 0.5% of returns)
Here:

$13,760
Michigan:

$13,826

Total itemized deductions: $15,933 (21% of AGI, reported on 24.0% of returns)
Here:

$15,933
State:

$18,509

Here:

20.6% of AGI
State:

20.7% of AGI
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 9.3% for AGIs below $10k, 7.6% for AGIs $10k-25k, 9.5% for AGIs $25k-50k, 11.9% for AGIs $50k-75k, 12.6% for AGIs $75k-100k, 10.0% for AGIs over 100k)

Charity contributions deductions: $2,701 (3% of AGI, reported on 19.7% of returns)
Here:

$2,701
State:

$3,365

Here:

3.2% of AGI
State:

3.6% of AGI
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 0.7% for AGIs below $10k, 0.6% for AGIs $10k-25k, 1.1% for AGIs $25k-50k, 1.5% for AGIs $50k-75k, 1.6% for AGIs $75k-100k, 2.1% for AGIs over 100k)

Total tax: $5,232 (reported on 72.0% of returns)
48661:

$5,232
State:

$7,691
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 2.7% for AGIs below $10k, 3.6% for AGIs $10k-25k, 6.3% for AGIs $25k-50k, 8.3% for AGIs $50k-75k, 10.5% for AGIs $75k-100k, 19.0% for AGIs over 100k)

Earned income credit: $1,604 (reported on 15.7% of returns)
Here:

$1,604
State:

$1,737

Percentage of individuals using paid preparers for their 2004 taxes: 63.1%
Here:

63%
State:

60%
(% for various income ranges: 54.1% for AGIs below $10k, 63.7% for AGIs $10k-25k, 64.1% for AGIs $25k-50k, 67.6% for AGIs $50k-75k, 69.7% for AGIs $75k-100k, 80.7% for AGIs over 100k)

Estimated median household income in 2013:
This zip code:

$38,193
Michigan:

$48,273
West Branch, MI (48661) map Nearest zip codes: 48654, 48610, 48656, 48635, 48756, 48636.
Percentage of family households:
This zip code:

44.5%
Michigan:

49.0%
Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This zip code:

6.5%
Michigan:

6.4%
Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)

Household received Food Stamps/SNAP in the past 12 months: 785
Household did not receive Food Stamps/SNAP in the past 12 months: 3,398


Women who had a birth in the past 12 months: 120 (57 now married, 63 unmarried)
Women who did not have a birth in the past 12 months: 1,893 (799 now married, 1,094 unmarried)


Housing units in zip code 48661 with a mortgage: 1,902 (66 second mortgage, 321 home equity loan, 19 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 1,387

Median monthly owner costs for units with a mortgage: $1,066
Median monthly owner costs for units without a mortgage: S375

Residents with income below the poverty level in 2013:
This zip code:

15.2%
Whole state:

17.0%
Residents with income below 50% of the poverty level in 2013:
This zip code:

9.8%
Whole state:

9.1%
Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

6.1
State:

6.4
Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.5
State:

4.5
  • Notable locations in this zip code not listed on our city pages

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  • Notable locations in zip code 48661: West Branch Station (A), Ogemaw County Fairgrounds (B), Beaver Trails Campground (C), Ambrose Lake State Forest Campground (D), Troll Landing Campground (E), Ogemaw Springs Station (F), Loranger Station (G), West Branch Country Club (H), Apple Valley Golf Course (I), West Branch Rest Area (J), Holiness Campground (K), Beaver Lake (L), Bo - Te Farms (M), Cedar Lane Farms (N), Circle K Farms (O), Emt Farms (P), Dale Farms (Q), Mierson Farms (R), Rosebrugh Dairy Farm (S), Michigan Department of Natural Resources West Branch Field Office (T). Display/hide their locations on the map

    Churches in zip code 48661 include: Churchill Church (A), Edwards Church (B), Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses (C), Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (D), Seventh Day Adventist Church (E), Calvary Baptist Church (F), Church of Christ (G), Saint Joseph's Church (H), Church of the Nazarene (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

    Cemeteries: Brookside Cemetery (1), Campbells Corners Cemetery (2), Edwards Cemetery (3), Damon Cemetery (4), Fisk Cemetery (5), Saint Josephs Cemetery (6), Beaver Lake Cemetery (7). Display/hide their locations on the map

    Lakes, reservoirs, and swamps: Rifle Lake (A), Prior Lake (B), Piper Lake (C), Wallin Lake (D), Little Frost Lake (E), Peach Lake (F), Ogemaw Lake (G), Lang Pond (H). Display/hide their locations on the map

    Rivers and creeks: Ogemaw Creek (A), West Branch Rifle River (B), Peterson Creek (C), Perrys Creek (D), Woods Creek (E), Grow Creek (F), Peach Lake Creek (G), Parren Creek (H), Hiltz Creek (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

    Park in zip code 48661: Irons Park (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Year house built

  • 52010 or later
  • 7162000 to 2009
  • 8441990 to 1999
  • 9901980 to 1989
  • 1,6541970 to 1979
  • 7501960 to 1969
  • 5231950 to 1959
  • 3661940 to 1949
  • 6391939 or earlier

Zip code 48661 satellite photo by USGS

Owner-occupied Renter-occupied

Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses and condos in West Branch, MI (48661)

  • 0no bedroom
  • 1011 bedroom
  • 7412 bedrooms
  • 1,7533 bedrooms
  • 5614 bedrooms
  • 1335+ bedrooms

Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in West Branch, MI (48661)

  • 45no bedroom
  • 2461 bedroom
  • 3162 bedrooms
  • 2213 bedrooms
  • 604 bedrooms
  • 65+ bedrooms
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied

Cars and other vehicles available in West Branch, MI (48661) in owner-occupied houses/condos

  • 104no vehicle
  • 9091 vehicle
  • 1,4792 vehicles
  • 5483 vehicles
  • 2084 vehicles
  • 415+ vehicles

Cars and other vehicles available in West Branch, MI (48661) in renter-occupied apartments

  • 208no vehicle
  • 4221 vehicle
  • 2032 vehicles
  • 553 vehicles
  • 04 vehicles
  • 65+ vehicles

Median gross rent in 2013: $681.


Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses and condos in 2013: $134,939.

Estimated median house (or condo) value in 2013 for:


Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $104,000
48661:

$104,000
Michigan:

$117,500
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $70,300 - $165,100

Mean price in 2013:

Detached houses: $130,593
Here:

$130,593
State:

$159,597

Townhouses or other attached units: $169,808
Here:

$169,808
State:

$138,735

Mobile homes: $50,561
Here:

$50,561
State:

$33,033

Owners and renters by unit type in %

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders

Housing units in structures:


Unemployment: 11.6%

Percentage of zip code residents living and working in this county: 79.2%

Household type by relationship:

Households: 9,902

Size of family households: 1,485 2-persons, 489 3-persons, 388 4-persons, 253 5-persons, 72 6-persons, 10 7-or-more-persons

Size of nonfamily households: 1,284 1-person, 156 2-persons, 41 3-persons, 5 5-persons

1,140 married couples with children.
670 single-parent households (244 men, 426 women).

97.3% of residents of 48661 zip code speak English at home.
1.4% of residents speak Spanish at home (80% very well, 8% well, 12% not well).
0.9% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (53% very well, 42% well, 5% not well).
0.5% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (58% very well, 42% well).

Foreign born population: 142 (1.4%)
(51.4% of them are naturalized citizens)
This zip code:

1.4%
Whole state:

6.2%

Most common places of birth for the foreign-born residents

  • 23%Canada
  • 17%Spain
  • 13%India
  • 10%Germany
  • 10%Philippines
  • 6%Mexico
  • 5%United Kingdom, excluding England and Scotland

Most common first ancestries reported in 48661 (%)

  • 23%German
  • 9%Other groups
  • 9%English
  • 8%Irish
  • 7%American
  • 6%Polish
  • 4%French (except Basque)

Year of entry for the foreign-born population

  • 02010 or later
  • 732000 to 2009
  • 01990 to 1999
  • 99Before 1990

Zip code 48661 topographic map

Major facilities with environmental interests located in this zip code:

Fire-safe hotels and motels in zip code 48661:

All 2 fire-safe hotels and motels in zip code 48661

Zip code 48661 marital status for males
Zip code 48661 marital status for females

Housing units lacking complete plumbing facilities: 3.4%
Housing units lacking complete kitchen facilities: 3.3%

Most commonly used house heating fuel

  • 36%Utility gas
  • 36%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 15%Wood
  • 8%Electricity
  • 3%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 2%Other fuel
  • 1%No fuel used

Population in 1990: 7,739. Population change in the 1990s: +2,361 (+30.5%).

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


59% of the 48661 zip code residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 50% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 50% lived in Michigan.

90% of the 48661 zip code residents lived in the same house 1 year ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 53% moved from this county.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 37% moved from different county within same state.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 8% moved from different state.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 1% moved from abroad.

Year Householders Moved Into Unit

Private vs. public school enrollment:

Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 105
Here:

12.9%
Michigan:

10.2%
Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 23
Here:

4.3%
Michigan:

8.6%
Students in private undergraduate colleges: 41
Here:

10.5%
Michigan:

14.1%

Educational Attainment (%)

School Enrollment by Level of School (%)

Class of Workers (%)

Occupation by median earnings in the past 12 months ($)

  • 66,563Architecture and engineering occupations
  • 62,417Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations
  • 58,333Computer and mathematical occupations
  • 57,679Law enforcement workers including supervisors
  • 41,429Education, training, and library occupations
  • 40,536Management occupations

Companies with federal contracts located in this zip code:

Top industries in this zip code by the number of employees in 2005:


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)

People in group quarters in 2010:

  • 110 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 32 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
  • 11 people in group homes intended for adults

People in group quarters in 2000:

  • 88 people in nursing homes
  • 47 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 19 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 6 people in other group homes
  • 3 people in homes for the mentally retarded

Fatal accident statistics in 2011:

  • Fatal accident count: 1
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents: 1
  • Fatal accidents caused by drunken drivers: 1
  • Fatalities: 1
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents: 1
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents: 0

Fatal accident statistics in 2010:

  • Fatal accident count: 1
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents: 3
  • Fatal accidents caused by drunken drivers: 1
  • Fatalities: 1
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents: 3
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents: 0
Most common first names in zip code 48661 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 zip code 48661 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 zip code 48661
NameCountNameCount
7-Eleven1IZOD1
AT&T1KFC1
Ace Hardware1Kmart1
Ann Taylor1La-Z-Boy1
Applebee's1Lane Furniture2
Arby's1Little Caesars Pizza1
AutoZone1MasterBrand Cabinets6
Bath & Body Works1McDonald's1
Burger King1Old Navy1
Chevrolet1Quality1
Dairy Queen1Rite Aid1
DressBarn1Rue211
Dressbarn1Sears1
Famous Footwear1Super 81
FedEx2Taco Bell1
Ford1U-Haul1
GNC1UPS4
Gap1Walgreens1
Gymboree1Walmart1
H&R Block1Wendy's1
Home Depot1

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