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West Branch
  • Town in Michigan

Report Card

grade B minus
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Public Schools
    grade B minus
  2. Crime & Safety
    grade B
  3. Housing
    grade C+
  4. Nightlife
    grade B+
  5. Good for Families
    grade B minus
  6. Diversity
    grade C+
  7. Jobs
    grade C+
  8. Weather
    grade C+
  9. Cost of Living
    grade B+
  10. Health & Fitness
    grade B
  11. Outdoor Activities
    grade B
  12. Commute
    grade A minus

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West Branch is a town in Michigan with a population of 2,177. West Branch is in Ogemaw County. Living in West Branch offers residents a dense suburban feel and most residents rent their homes. Many families and retirees live in West Branch and residents tend to be conservative. The public schools in West Branch are above average.

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Real Estate

Median Home Value
$78,800
National
$217,500
Median Rent
$674
National
$1,062
Area Feel
Dense Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    59%
  • Own
    41%
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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
grade B
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
  • Assault
    0
    national  282.7
  • Murder
    0
    national  6.1
  • Rape
    0
    national  40.7
  • Robbery
    0
    national  135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
  • Burglary
    97.7
    national  500.1
  • Theft
    1,269.5
    national  2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    0
    national  284

Residents

Diversity
grade C+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    10%
  • 10-17 years
    8%
  • 18-24 years
    6%
  • 25-34 years
    16%
  • 35-44 years
    10%
  • 45-54 years
    11%
  • 55-64 years
    10%
  • 65+ years
    30%
Education Levels
  • Master's degree or higher
    5%
    national  12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    9%
    national  20%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    31%
    national  29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    38%
    national  27%
  • Less than high school diploma
    16%
    national  12%

Working in West Branch

Jobs
grade C+
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$29,206
National
$62,843

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