Branch is a tiny town located in the state of Louisiana. With a population of 431 people and just one neighborhood, Branch is the 295th largest community in Louisiana.
Branch is a decidedly white-collar town, with fully 100.00% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Branch is a town of sales and office workers, service providers, and transportation and shipping workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Branch who work in office and administrative support (74.51%), law enforcement and fire fighting (25.49%), and sales jobs (0.00%).
Because of many things, Branch is a very good place for families to consider. With an enviable combination of good schools, low crime, college-educated neighbors who tend to support education because of their own experiences, and a high rate of home ownership in predominantly single-family properties, Branch really has some of the features that families look for when choosing a good community to raise children. Is Branch perfect? Of course not, and if you like frenetic nightlife, it will be far from your cup of tea. But overall this is a solid community, with many things to recommend it as a family-friendly place to live.
In Branch, however, the average commute to work is quite long. On average, people spend 37.50 minutes each day getting to work, which is significantly higher than the national average.
Branch is a small town, and as is often the case with smaller towns, the population isn't large or dense enough to support much in the way of a public transportation system. In fact, there are many rural roads around Branch, which makes walking or biking to and from work a bit difficult. This makes for a very car-oriented town: 100.00% of residents commute to work by private automobile, and people often drive out of town for work, shopping, and other activities.
As is often the case in a small town, Branch doesn't have a public transportation system that people use for their commute.
In terms of college education, Branch ranks among the least educated cities in the nation, as only 0.00% of people over 25 have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.
The per capita income in Branch in 2018 was $13,608, which is low income relative to Louisiana and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $54,432 for a family of four. However, Branch contains both very wealthy and poor people as well. Branch also has one of the higher rates of people living in poverty in the nation, with 39.41% of its population below the federal poverty line.
Branch is a very ethnically-diverse town. The people who call Branch home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Branch residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Branch include Yugoslavian, Other West Indian, West Indian, U.S. Virgin Islander, and Trinidadian and Tobagonian.
The most common language spoken in Branch is English. Other important languages spoken here include French Creole and Italian.
When you see a neighborhood for the first time, the most important thing is often the way it looks, like its homes and its setting. Some places look the same, but they only reveal their true character after living in them for a while because they contain a unique mix of occupational or cultural groups. This neighborhood is very unique in some important ways, according to NeighborhoodScout's exclusive exploration and analysis.
Of particular note, 3.0% of the people in the neighborhood currently reside in a correction facility, held due to punishment for a crime.
In addition, the neighborhood is a great option for families, as revealed by NeighborhoodScout's research on this neighborhood. The combination of top public schools, low crime rates, and owner-occupied single family homes, make this neighborhood among the top 6.8% of family-friendly neighborhoods in the state of Louisiana. Many other families also live here, making it easy to socialize and develop a sense of community. In addition, families here highly value education, as is reflected by the strength of the local schools.
Uncrowded roads, rural America and space to be the individual you are. If you like these characteristics, this neighborhood may fit you. With just 41 residents per square mile, is less crowded than 90.8% of all U.S. neighborhoods.
Did you know that the neighborhood has more French ancestry people living in it than nearly any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 19.5% of this neighborhood's residents have French ancestry.
is also pretty special linguistically. Significantly, 4.4% of its residents five years old and above primarily speak French at home. While this may seem like a small percentage, it is higher than 97.2% of the neighborhoods in America.
There are two complementary measures for understanding the income of a neighborhood's residents: the average and the extremes. While a neighborhood may be relatively wealthy overall, it is equally important to understand the rate of people - particularly children - who are living at or below the federal poverty line, which is extremely low income. Some neighborhoods with a lower average income may actually have a lower childhood poverty rate than another with a higher average income, and this helps us understand the conditions and character of a neighborhood.
The neighbors in the neighborhood in Branch are middle-income, making it a moderate income neighborhood. NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis reveals that this neighborhood has a higher income than 55.1% of the neighborhoods in America. With 11.2% of the children here below the federal poverty line, this neighborhood has a higher rate of childhood poverty than 51.3% of U.S. neighborhoods.
A neighborhood is far different if it is dominated by enlisted military personnel rather than people who earn their living by farming. It is also different if most of the neighbors are clerical support or managers. What is wonderful is the sheer diversity of neighborhoods, allowing you to find the type that fits your lifestyle and aspirations.
In the neighborhood, 28.2% of the working population is employed in sales and service jobs, from major sales accounts, to working in fast food restaurants. The second most important occupational group in this neighborhood is clerical, assistant, and tech support occupations, with 27.5% of the residents employed. Other residents here are employed in executive, management, and professional occupations (27.5%), and 16.9% in manufacturing and laborer occupations.
The most common language spoken in the neighborhood is English, spoken by 95.6% of households. Some people also speak French (4.4%).
Culture is shared learned behavior. We learn it from our parents, their parents, our houses of worship, and much of our culture – our learned behavior – comes from our ancestors. That is why ancestry and ethnicity can be so interesting and important to understand: places with concentrations of people of one or more ancestries often express those shared learned behaviors and this gives each neighborhood its own culture. Even different neighborhoods in the same city can have drastically different cultures.
In the neighborhood in Branch, LA, residents most commonly identify their ethnicity or ancestry as French (19.5%). There are also a number of people of German ancestry (13.1%), and residents who report Norwegian roots (4.1%), and some of the residents are also of Italian ancestry (1.2%).
How you get to work – car, bus, train or other means – and how much of your day it takes to do so is a large quality of life and financial issue. Especially with gasoline prices rising and expected to continue doing so, the length and means of one's commute can be a financial burden. Some neighborhoods are physically located so that many residents have to drive in their own car, others are set up so many walk to work, or can take a train, bus, or bike. The greatest number of commuters in neighborhood spend between 15 and 30 minutes commuting one-way to work (48.9% of working residents), which is shorter than the time spent commuting to work for most Americans.
Here most residents (85.0%) drive alone in a private automobile to get to work. In addition, quite a number also hop out the door and walk to work to get to work (9.4%) and 5.6% of residents also carpool with coworkers, friends, or neighbors for their daily commute. In a neighborhood like this, as in most of the nation, many residents find owning a car useful for getting to work.