North Branch is a very small village located in the state of Michigan. With a population of 1,029 people and two constituent neighborhoods, North Branch is the 471st largest community in Michigan.
Unlike some villages where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, North Branch is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, North Branch is a village of sales and office workers, service providers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in North Branch who work in office and administrative support (27.07%), sales jobs (8.27%), and healthcare (7.27%).
It is a fairly quiet village because there are relatively few of those groups of people who have a tendency to be noisy. (Children, for example, often can't help themselves from being noisy, and being parents ourselves, we know!) North Branch has relatively few families with children living at home, and is quieter because of it. Renters and college students, for their own reasons, can also be noisy. North Branch has few renters and college students. But the biggest reason it is quieter in North Branch than in most places in America, is that there are just simply fewer people living here. If you think trees make good neighbors, North Branch may be for you.
One downside of living in North Branch, however, is that residents on average have to contend with a long commute, spending on average 31.86 minutes every day commuting to work.
North Branch is a small village, and as such doesn't have a public transit system that people use to get to and from their jobs every day.
In North Branch, just 9.36% of people over 25 hold a college degree, which is very low compared to the rest of the nation, whereas the average among all cities is 21.84%.
The per capita income in North Branch in 2010 was $18,582, which is lower middle income relative to Michigan and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $74,328 for a family of four.
The people who call North Branch home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of North Branch residents report their race to be White, followed by Native American. Important ancestries of people in North Branch include Irish, English, French , and Italian.
The most common language spoken in North Branch is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and African languages.