West Branch, MI Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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The City of West Branch had a population of 2,142 as of July 1, 2017.

The primary coordinate point for West Branch is located at latitude 44.2738 and longitude -84.2366 in Ogemaw County. The formal boundaries for the City of West Branch (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.5 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Ogemaw County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 955 feet.

The City of West Branch (GNIS ID: 1627248) has a C5 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that is independent of any county subdivision and serves as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with West Branch population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

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West Branch, MI Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 2,142
Daytime Population: Workers 2,932
Daytime Population: Residents 1,234
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 4,166
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.94
Population in Households 2,009
Population in Familes 1,376
Population in Group Qrtrs 133
Population Density2 1,431
Diversity Index3 15


Median Household Income $31,115
Average Household Income $42,827
Per Capita Income $20,434


Total Housing Units 1,171 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 487 (41.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 532 (45.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 152 (13.0%)
Median Home Value $89,583
Average Home Value $133,760


Total Households 1,019
Average Household Size 1.97
Family Households 524
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 0.02% -0.47%
Households 0.18% -0.34%
Families 0.96% -0.54%
Median Household Income   1.27%
Per Capita Income   2.76%

West Branch, MI - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares West Branch to the other 692 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Michigan by rank and percentile using July 1, 2017 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 285 59th
Population Density # 223 68th
Diversity Index # 409 40th
Median Household Income # 657 5th
Per Capita Income # 543 22nd

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