Statewide Claims to Fame

Branch County is 5th in Michigan out of 83 other counties in Residents younger than 5

Branch County is 8th in Michigan out of 83 other counties in People per household

Branch County is 10th in Michigan out of 83 other counties in Residents younger than 18

Branch County is 19th in Michigan out of 83 other counties in Foreign born residents

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General Demographics

Size Demographics

Size Demographics
Branch County Rank Michigan US
Current population (2012) 43,868 38th 9,883,360 313,914,040
Size in square miles 506.4 69th 56,538.9 3,531,905.4
Population density (people per sqmi) 89.4 34th 174.8 87.4

People Demographics

Age Demographics
Branch County Rank Michigan US
Residents younger than 5 6.4% 5th 5.8% 6.4%
Residents younger than 18 24.1% 10th 22.9% 23.5%
Residents 65 or older 15.8% 53rd 14.6% 13.7%
Education Demographics
Branch County Rank Michigan US
Residents with high school diploma (older than 25) 86.4% 59th 88.4% 85.4%
Residents with college degree (older than 25) 14.1% 58th 25.3% 28.2%
Race Demographics
Branch County Rank Michigan US
Race - White 95.4% 37th 80.1% 77.9%
Race - Black or African American 2.0% 33rd 14.3% 13.1%
Race - American Indian or Alaska Native 0.5% 72nd 0.7% 1.2%
Race - Asian 0.6% 27th 2.6% 5.1%
Race - Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0.0% 62nd 0.0% 0.2%
Race - Two or More 1.5% 50th 2.2% 2.4%
Race - Hispanic or Latino 4.2% 23rd 4.6% 16.9%
Race - White, not Hispanic or Latino 91.6% 46th 76.2% 63.0%
Misc People Demographics
Branch County Rank Michigan US
Female residents 48.5% 73rd 50.9% 50.8%
Foreign born residents 3.2% 19th 6.0% 12.8%

Housing Demographics

Housing Demographics
Branch County Rank Michigan US
Housing units 20,791 45th 4,525,480 132,312,404
Units inside multi-unit buildings 8.4% 47th 18.1% 25.9%
Households 16,078 39th 3,825,182 114,761,359
Home ownership rate 79.2% 52nd 73.5% 66.1%
Home median value $109,800 47th $137,300 $186,200
People per household 2.6 8th 2.5 2.6
Building permits (last year) 2 82nd 11,692 829,658

Income Demographics

Income Demographics
Branch County Rank Michigan US
Income per capita $19,563 68th $25,482 $27,915
Income per household $42,505 39th $48,669 $52,762
Income below poverty line 17.3% 28th 15.7% 14.3%

Business Demographics

Business Demographics
Branch County Rank Michigan US
Non-farm private establishments 799 44th 217,344 7,354,043
Non-farm private employees 10,632 38th 3,379,035 113,425,965
Total businesses (including small businesses) 3,288 42nd 816,972 27,092,908
Retail sales $396,895 41st $109,102,594 $3,3917,663,456
Retail sales per capita $8,581 50th $10,855 $12,990
Retail accommodation and food service sales $44,710 42nd $14,536,648 $613,795,732

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