West Branch, MI 48661 ZIP Code Profile

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ZIP Code 48661: Basic Data & USPS Preferred City Name

Preferred Name, USPS
West Branch, MI 48661

  • ZIP Code Type: STANDARD
  • Businesses Addresses: 601
  • Single Family Addresses: 4,670
  • Multi-Family Addresses: 224
  • County: Ogemaw County
  • Centroid: Latitude 44.289, Longitude -84.219
  • Time Zone: Eastern Time Zone (UTC -5 hours)
  • Observes DST: Yes

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West Branch, MI 48661 Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 10,463
Population in Households 10,313
Population in Familes 8,157
Population in Group Qrtrs 150
Population Density1 39
Diversity Index2 11


Total Households 4,471
Average Household Size 2.31
Family Households 2,925
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 6,613 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 3,417 (51.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,054 (15.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 2,142 (32.4%)
Median Home Value $110,933
Average Home Value $139,823


Median Household Income $38,026
Average Household Income $51,771
Per Capita Income $22,350
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -0.35% -0.56%
Households -0.1% -0.41%
Families -0.3% -0.55%
Median Household Income   1.59%
Per Capita Income   2.0%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood 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.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

West Branch, MI 48661 - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares 48661 to the other 987 ZIP Codes in Michigan by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 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 # 313 68th
Population Density1 # 766 22nd
Diversity Index2 # 762 23rd
Median Household Income # 801 19th
Per Capita Income # 629 36th

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