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West Branch is a township in Dickinson County, in the Iron Mountain 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 46.148N. The longitude is -87.724W.It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 1,158 feet.
The population, at the time of the 2000 census, was 67.
Sections below provide additional information and links about West Branch demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Dickinson 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 49877 ZIP code.
11% 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 $12,286, compared with $21,587 nationally.
7% 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 $325. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $450.
Dickinson 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 28 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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