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West Branch, a small town in Michigan, has a population of just over 2,000. It's a nice place to settle down, as retirees account for a greater percentage of the population (26%) here than they do nationally (14%), while young adults account for a smaller percentage of the town. Overall, the town's residents, at an average age of just under 44, skew older than most cities in Michigan. In terms of housing, residents are fairly evenly split between renting (52%) and owning (48%) their home, driven in part by a relatively reasonable average rent that is $186 per month lower than the state average. Over the course of a year, renters in West Branch will save around $2,200 compared to the state average.
With an average commute time of about 14 minutes, quicker than most cities in Michigan, West Branch residents know that getting to work isn't overly time-consuming. Driving a car or truck is the most common means of commuting to work, selected by 30% of residents, while public transportation isn't used widely. Few workers commute on foot.
Many West Branch residents work in one of three industries: retail, healthcare, and entertainment. Combined, these industries account for 21% of the town's labor force. Meanwhile, looking at job function, 8% of residents work in sales, making it the top field in the town. With an average annual income of just under $41,000, West Branch workers earn about $21,000 less than the average Michigan resident. West Branch's average income also falls below the national average ($73,345). Compared to the national average, West Branch has a large percentage of residents over the age of 25 who have earned a high school degree or equivalent (27%). Further, 7% have earned a Bachelor's degree and 3% possess a Master's or Doctoral degree.
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