Branch County is located in south central Michigan. The County Seat is Coldwater and the largest city is Coldwater. The Official Web Site is located at http://co.branch.mi.us/. The 2014 population estimate is 43,545 and the 2010 census population was 45,248. The land area is 506.37 square miles and there are 89.4 persons per square mile.
95.3% of the population is White, 2.1% is Black or African American, 4.3% is Hispanic or Latino, 0.6% is Asian, 0.5% is American Indian or Alaska Native, 0% is Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander, and 1.5% is two or more races. 86.4% have a high school degree or higher, and 13.4% have a Bachelor degree or higher.
The median home value is $98,000, there are 15,862 households, an average of 2.64 persons per household. The per capita income is $19,947, the median household income is $41,856, and 18.7% of the persons in Branch County are considered below poverty level.
The total number of firms, at last estimate, was 3,288. Retail sales (in $1000) were $396,895, and sales per capita were $8,581. The percentage of black-owned firms is 0%, and the percentage of women-owned firms is 18.9%.
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