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North Branch is a city in Chisago County, in the Minneapolis-Saint Paul metro area.
The community was named for the north branch of the Sunrise River.
[NOTE: This is not the only community in Minnesota named North Branch. For links to other places called North Branch, MN, see the Duplicate Names box at right.]
The latitude of North Branch is 45.511N. The longitude is -92.98W.It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 899 feet.
The estimated population, in 2003, was 9,457.
Sections below provide additional information and links about North Branch demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Chisago County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, Twin Cities area jobs, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 55032 ZIP code.
26% of North Branch residents report German ancestry, and 8% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the North Branch ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in North Branch was $20,875, compared with $21,587 nationally.
13% of North Branch residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Dates often change. Check with local tourism officials to be sure.
Median rent in North Branch, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $423. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,042.
Libraries in North Branch include North Branch Area Library ... View libraries
Newspapers in North Branch include ECM Post Review
Chisago County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our North Branch political report.
The average commute time for North Branch workers is 30 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
Hotels in North Branch include Americinn North Branch.
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