Branch County, Michigan Population 2024

43,189

Branch County, Michigan's estimated 2024 population is 43,189 with a growth rate of -1.53% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Branch County, Michigan is the 38th largest county in Michigan. The 2010 population was 45,173 and has seen a growth of -4.39% since that time.

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
202939,834-671-1.66%
202840,505-671-1.63%
202741,176-671-1.6%
202641,847-671-1.58%
202542,518-671-1.55%
202443,189-671-1.53%
202343,860-671-1.51%
202244,531-671-1.48%
202145,2023340.74%
202044,8681,4243.28%
201943,444-30-0.07%
201843,4741290.3%
201743,345-106-0.24%
201643,451-184-0.42%
201543,635-98-0.22%
201443,7331510.35%
201343,582-208-0.47%
201243,790-131-0.3%
201143,921-1,252-2.77%
201045,173
199041,5021,3143.27%
198040,1882,2826.02%
197037,9063,0038.6%
196034,9034,70115.57%
195030,2024,35716.86%
194025,8451,8957.91%
193023,950-47-0.2%
192023,997-1,608-6.28%
191025,605-2,206-7.93%
190027,8111,0203.81%
189026,791-1,150-4.12%
188027,9411,7156.54%
187026,2265,24525%
186020,9818,50968.22%
185012,4726,757118.23%
18405,715-34,119-85.65%
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2024 Growth Rate
-1.53% (-671)
County Website
Branch County
County Seat
2020 Population
44,868
Area
506 mi²
Density
85 people/mi²
Growth Since 2020
-3.74% (-1,679)
Founded
October 29, 1829

Branch County, Michigan Population 2024

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White40,84891.19%
Two or more races1,9604.38%
Black or African American8501.9%
Other race7571.69%
Asian2150.48%
Native American1650.37%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander
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White

Two or more races

Black or African American

Other race

Asian

Native American

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Branch County, Michigan Population by Race

Branch County, Michigan Population Pyramid 2024

Branch County, Michigan Median Age

40.9

Total

41.1

Male

40.7

Female

Branch County, Michigan Adults

There are 34,384 adults, (8,424 of whom are seniors) in Branch County, Michigan.

Branch County, Michigan Age Dependency

72.6

Age Dependency Ratio

32.4

Old Age Dependency Ratio

40.1

Child Dependency Ratio

Branch County, Michigan Sex Ratio

Female21,64448.32%
Male23,15151.68%

Branch County, Michigan Population by Age

Branch County, Michigan Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All16,7692.5577.422.6
Married8,2953.288.211.8
Non Family6,0171.368.531.5
Female1,6543.5361.638.4
Male8033.1265.534.5
showing: 5 rows

3.15

Average Family Size

2.55

Average Household Size

77.4%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Branch County, Michigan Households and Families

Male

Female

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Less Than 9th Grade

9th to 12th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Associates Degree

Bachelors Degree

Graduate Degree

Branch County, Michigan Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Branch County, Michigan Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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The highest rate of high school graduation is among native american people with a rate of 95.35%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 68.03%.

Branch County, Michigan Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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$39,231

Average Earnings

$45,096

Average Male

$34,379

Average Female

Branch County, Michigan Earnings by Educational Attainment

Branch County, Michigan Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Branch County, Michigan Language

88.71% of Branch County, Michigan residents speak only English, while 11.29% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 4.1% of the population.

Branch County, Michigan Language

Branch County, Michigan Poverty by Race

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
White38,6336,05815.68%
Multiple1,84918910.22%
Hispanic2,3491345.7%
Other709567.9%
Black1965025.51%
Native931718.28%
Asian19663.06%
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15.02%

Overall Poverty Rate

13.48%

Male Poverty Rate

16.54%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Branch County, Michigan

The race most likely to be in poverty in Branch County, Michigan is Black, with 25.51% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Branch County, Michigan is Asian, with 3.06% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 3.02%. Among those working part-time, it was 14.84%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 24.2%.

Branch County, Michigan Poverty

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Rate
Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade28.35%
High School13.96%
Some College8.83%
Bachelors or Greater5.16%
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Branch County, Michigan Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Female Unemployed33.33%
Male Unemployed22.89%
Female Employed6.63%
Male Employed5.74%
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Branch County, Michigan Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Branch County, Michigan Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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mean

median

Income by Household Type

Branch County, Michigan Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

50.0%

Overall Marriage Rate

50.3%

Male Marriage Rate

49.7%

Female Marriage Rate

Branch County, Michigan Married by Age and Sex

male

female

Branch County, Michigan 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 35-44.

Branch County, Michigan Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Branch County, Michigan Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

2,293

Number of Veterans

2,175

Male Veterans

118

Female Veterans

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Branch County, Michigan Veterans by War

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Branch County, Michigan Veterans by Age

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Branch County, Michigan Veterans by Race

Branch County, Michigan Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

5.13%

Veteran Poverty Rate

34.06%

Veteran Disability Rate

Branch County, Michigan Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

56.8%

Labor Force Participation

54%

Employment Rate

4.9%

Unemployment Rate

Branch County, Michigan Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Branch County, Michigan Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Branch County, Michigan Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

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

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

71.89%

Born in Branch County, Michigan

95.27%

Native Born

4.73%

Foreign Born

2.9%

Non Citizen

1.82%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

95.27% of Branch County, Michigan residents were born in the United States, with 71.89% having been born in Michigan. 2.9% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.

Branch County, Michigan Place of Birth

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