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 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 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 (17.50%), management occupations (8.99%), and sales jobs (8.09%).
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.
One downside of living in North Branch is that it can take a long time to commute to work. In North Branch, the average commute to work is 33.15 minutes, which is quite a bit 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%: 20.44% of the adults in North Branch have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.
The per capita income in North Branch in 2010 was $26,621, which is middle income relative to Minnesota, and upper middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $106,484 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 Asian. Important ancestries of people in North Branch include Swedish, Norwegian, Irish, and Polish.
The most common language spoken in North Branch is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and French.