West Branch, Michigan Population 2022

2,393
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West Branch is a city located in Ogemaw County Michigan. West Branch has a 2020 population of 2,393. It is also the county seat of Ogemaw County. West Branch is currently growing at a rate of 0.89% annually and its population has increased by 1.79% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 2,351 in 2010.

The average household income in West Branch is $41,437 with a poverty rate of 18.10%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $690 per month, and the median house value is $89,600. The median age in West Branch is 45.4 years, 39 years for males, and 55.6 years for females.

West Branch Demographics

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

  • White: 92.06%
  • Asian: 4.68%
  • Two or more races: 1.71%
  • Black or African American: 1.22%
  • Other race: 0.19%
  • Native American: 0.15%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
The current population of West Branch, Michigan is 2,393 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 2,351.

West Branch, Michigan Population 2022

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White1,88992.06%
Black or African American251.22%
American Indian and Alaska Native30.15%
Asian964.68%
Some Other Race40.19%
Two or More Races351.71%
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West Branch Population by Race

West Branch Population Pyramid 2022

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West Branch Median Age

45.3


Total

39.4


Male

58


Female

West Branch Adults

There are 1,713 adults, (616 of whom are seniors) in West Branch.

West Branch Age Dependency

Age Dependency Ratio

56.2

Old Age Dependency Ratio

30.9

Child Dependency Ratio

West Branch Sex Ratio

Female

1,090

53.12%

Male

962

46.88%

West Branch Population by Age

West Branch Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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West Branch Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married64.2%35.8%
All38.3%61.7%
Female33.3%66.7%
Male29.2%70.8%
Non Family24%76%

38.3%

Rate of Home Ownership

West Branch Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All9791.8938.3
Married3242.7964.2
Male652.229.2
Female663.0233.3
Non Family5241.1524

2.61

Average Family Size

1.89

Average Household Size

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West Branch Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade311.98%
9th to 12th Grade17811.37%
High School Graduate56536.08%
Some College42026.82%
Associates Degree966.13%
Bachelors Degree17811.37%
Graduate Degree986.26%
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West Branch Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

West Branch Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
Asian602525
White1,4411,274250
2+ Races23231
Other Race44
Hispanic2118
Black2117
Native American3

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 asian people with a rate of 41.67%.

West Branch Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$27,179$34,464$23,317
Less Than 9th Grade$29,375$32,946$
High School Graduate$22,169$30,500$21,033
Some College$31,316$36,741$24,917
Bachelors Degree$30,357$40,750$26,250
Graduate Degree$$$

$27,179

Average Earnings

$34,464

Average Male

$23,317

Average Female

West Branch Earnings by Educational Attainment

West Branch Language by Age

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West Branch Language

93.63% of West Branch residents speak only English, while 6.37% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Other Indo-European, which is spoken by 4.72% of the population.

West Branch Language

West Branch Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Asian9696100.00%
Hispanic24729.17%
Multiple28414.29%
White1,68622513.35%
OtherNaN%

18.10%

Overall Poverty Rate

18.85%

Male Poverty Rate

17.47%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in West Branch

The race most likely to be in poverty in West Branch is Asian, with 100.00% below the poverty level.

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

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 2.00%. Among those working part-time, it was 34.69%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 21.63%.

West Branch Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade45.00%
High School18.12%
Some College5.69%
Bachelors or Greater16.48%

West Branch Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Male Employed12.00%
Male Unemployed0.00%
Female Employed13.13%
Female Unemployed55.56%

West Branch Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

West Branch Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$30,508$40,755
Families$42,813$55,589
Married Families$49,375-
Non Families$21,364$26,062
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Income by Household Type

West Branch Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

39.9%

Overall Marriage Rate

42.0%

Male Marriage Rate

38.1%

Female Marriage Rate

West Branch Married by Age and Sex

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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 55-64.

West Branch Marital Status by Race

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West Branch Marital Status

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146

Number of Veterans

Male Veterans

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Second Gulf War17
First Gulf War32
Vietnam54
Korea26
World War II18

West Branch Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
18 to 34
35 to 5439
55 to 646
65 to 7450
75+51

West Branch Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White1469.16%
Hispanic928.13%

West Branch Veterans by Race

West Branch Veterans by Education

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3.03%

Veteran Poverty Rate

44.70%

Veteran Disability Rate

West Branch Veterans by Education

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38.8%

Labor Force Participation

36.6%

Employment Rate

5.8%

Unemployment Rate

West Branch Employment by Age

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West Branch Employment by Race

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West Branch Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

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

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

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83.33%

Born in West Branch

95.42%

Native Born

4.58%

Foreign Born

4.34%

Non Citizen

0.24%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

95.42% of West Branch residents were born in the United States, with 83.33% having been born in Michigan. 4.34% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.

West Branch Place of Birth

Note: 2021 and 2022 data is projected
Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
20102,1390.00%
20112,160210.98%
20122,181210.97%
20132,202210.96%
20142,223210.95%
20152,244210.94%
20162,265210.94%
20172,286210.93%
20182,307210.92%
20192,328210.91%
20202,351230.99%
20212,372210.89%
20222,393210.89%

West Branch Population by Year