North Branch is a somewhat small city located in the state of Minnesota. With a population of 10,215 people and three constituent neighborhoods, North Branch is the 94th largest community in Minnesota.
Unlike some cities, North Branch isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in North Branch are a mix of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, North Branch is a city 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 (18.06%), management occupations (8.52%), and sales jobs (7.98%).
Also of interest is that North Branch has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.
It is a fairly quiet city 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.
In North Branch, however, the average commute to work is quite long. On average, people spend 34.29 minutes each day getting to work, which is significantly higher than the national average.
The percentage of adults in North Branch who are college-educated is close to the national average for all communities of 21.84%: 19.84% of the adults in North Branch have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.
The per capita income in North Branch in 2010 was $27,034, which is upper middle income relative to Minnesota and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $108,136 for a family of four. However, North Branch contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
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 Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in North Branch include Norwegian, Swedish, Irish, and Polish.
The most common language spoken in North Branch is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and African languages.