West Branch, Michigan Population 2020

2,063

West Branch is a city located in Michigan. With a 2020 population of 2,063, it is the 248th largest city in Michigan and the 7492nd largest city in the United States. West Branch is currently growing at a rate of 0.15% annually but its population has decreased by -3.55% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 2,139 in 2010. West Branch reached it's highest population of 2,131 in 2010. Spanning over 2 miles, West Branch has a population density of 1,348 people per square mile.

The average household income in West Branch is $39,444 with a poverty rate of 24.42%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $659 per month, and the median house value is $78,100. The median age in West Branch is 44.9 years, 39.8 years for males, and 53.2 years for females. For every 100 females there are 78.8 males.

West Branch Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of West Branch was:

  • White: 95.26%
  • Asian: 2.04%
  • Black or African American: 1.46%
  • Two or more races: 0.89%
  • Native American: 0.18%
  • Other race: 0.18%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
The current population of West Branch, Michigan is 2,063, based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 2,057.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 2,139.

West Branch, Michigan Population 2020

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White2,14995.26%
Asian462.04%
Black or African American331.46%
Two or More Races200.89%
Some Other Race40.18%
American Indian and Alaska Native40.18%

West Branch Population Pyramid 2020

West Branch Median Age

44.9


Total

39.8


Male

53.2


Female

West Branch Adults

There are 1,816 adults, (642 of whom are seniors) in West Branch.

West Branch Age Dependency

92.2

Age Dependency Ratio

54.7

Old Age Dependency Ratio

37.5

Child Dependency Ratio

West Branch Sex Ratio

Female

1,262

55.94%

Male

994

44.06%

West Branch Households and Families

West Branch Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

West Branch Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married59.1%40.9%
Female47.3%52.7%
All43%57%
Non Family33.2%66.8%
Male29%71%

43.0%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All1,0281.9843
Non Family5451.1133.2
Married3232.9459.1
Female1292.9847.3
Male313.129

2.84

Average Family Size

1.98

Average Household Size

6.6%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0.7%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

West Branch Education

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade643.74%
9th to 12th Grade21112.34%
High School Graduate67239.30%
Some College41424.21%
Associates Degree1307.60%
Bachelors Degree1357.89%
Graduate Degree844.91%

West Branch Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
White1,6141,359214
Asian3430
Black2715
Hispanic23195
Multiple Races1212
Native American4
Other Race44

The highest rate of high school graduation is among other race people with a rate of 100.00%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among hispanic people with a rate of 21.74%.

Name Average Male Female
Overall$21,933$26,970$18,775
Less Than High School$25,313$26,719$
High School Grad$18,147$21,375$17,672
Some College$26,023$35,000$21,346
Bachelors Degree$15,000$30,500$11,607
Graduate Degree$82,917$$83,333

$21,933

Average Earnings

$26,970

Average Male

$18,775

Average Female

West Branch Language

West Branch Language by Age

West Branch Language

96.89% of West Branch residents speak only English, while 3.11% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Asian and Pacific Island languages, which is spoken by 2.18% of the population.

West Branch Poverty

West Branch Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White1,93848825.18%
Multiple16425.00%

24.42%

Overall Poverty Rate

22.73%

Male Poverty Rate

25.64%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in West Branch

The race most likely to be in poverty in West Branch is White, with 25.18% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in West Branch is Multiple, with 25.00% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 8.18%. Among those working part-time, it was 23.04%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 26.78%.

Name Poverty
Less Than High School33.67%
High School22.43%
Some College16.86%
Bachelors or Greater3.65%
Name Poverty
Female Unemployed74.07%
Male Unemployed23.81%
Male Employed13.64%
Female Employed11.93%

West Branch Income

West Branch Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$28,456$39,444
Families$41,960$55,931
Married Families$46,738-
Non Families$19,656$23,245

West Branch Marital Status

West Branch Marital Status

Marriage Rates

39.8%

Overall Marriage Rate

47.6%

Male Marriage Rate

33.9%

Female Marriage Rate

West Branch Married by Age and Sex

West Branch Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is Over 65, while the female age group most likely to be married is 45-54.

West Branch Marital Status by Race

West Branch Veterans

140

Number of Veterans

126

Male Veterans

14

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam58
Korea32
World War II16
Second Gulf War14
First Gulf War13
Age Group Veterans
65 to 7456
75+52
35 to 5419
55 to 6413
18 to 34
Name Veterans % of Total
White1408.17%
Hispanic725.93%

$West Branch Veterans by Education

0.00%

Veteran Poverty Rate

45.24%

Veteran Disability Rate

West Branch Employment Status

44.7%

Labor Force Participation

41.8%

Employment Rate

5.9%

Unemployment Rate

West Branch Place of Birth

Origin of Non-Citizens

Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

82.45%

Born in Michigan

97.74%

Native Born

2.26%

Foreign Born

0.71%

Non Citizen

Place of Birth

97.74% of West Branch residents were born in the United States, with 82.45% having been born in Michigan. 0.71% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
20202,06330.15%
20192,06030.15%
20182,057-1-0.05%
20172,05830.15%
20162,055-4-0.19%
20152,059-7-0.34%
20142,066-21-1.01%
20132,087-18-0.86%
20122,105-14-0.66%
20112,119-12-0.56%
20102,1310.00%