West Branch is a very small city located in the state of Michigan. With a population of 2,067 people and four constituent neighborhoods, West Branch is the 337th largest community in Michigan.
West Branch is a decidedly white-collar city, with fully 85.85% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, West Branch is a city of service providers, sales and office workers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in West Branch who work in sales jobs (14.29%), food service (14.15%), and office and administrative support (11.59%).
Residents of the city have the good fortune of having one of the shortest daily commutes compared to the rest of the country. On average, they spend only 13.21 minutes getting to work every day.
In terms of college education, West Branch is nearly on par with the US average for all cities of 21.84%: 20.43% of adults 25 and older in West Branch have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.
The per capita income in West Branch in 2010 was $16,648, which is low income relative to Michigan and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $66,592 for a family of four.
The people who call West Branch home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of West Branch residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Important ancestries of people in West Branch include English, Irish, Dutch, and French .
The most common language spoken in West Branch is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Other Asian languages.