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West Branch is a township in Missaukee County, in the Cadillac metro area. [NOTE: This is not the only community in Michigan named West Branch. For links to other places called West Branch, MI, see the Duplicate Names box at right.]
The latitude of West Branch is 44.379N. The longitude is -85.034W.It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 1,188 feet.
The population, at the time of the 2000 census, was 532.
Sections below provide additional information and links about West Branch demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Missaukee County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 49651 ZIP code.
22% of West Branch residents report German ancestry, and 6% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the West Branch ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in West Branch was $14,057, compared with $21,587 nationally.
4% of West Branch residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Median rent in West Branch, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $241. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $594.
Missaukee County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our West Branch political report.
The average commute time for West Branch workers is 30 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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