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North Branch is a township in Isanti County, in the Minneapolis-Saint Paul metro area. [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 45.509N. The longitude is -93.086W.It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 932 feet.
The population, at the time of the 2000 census, was 1,654.
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32% of North Branch residents report German ancestry, and 10% 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 $21,849, compared with $21,587 nationally.
10% of North Branch residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Median rent in North Branch, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $525. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $855.
Isanti 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 35 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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