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North Branch, Michigan
Village
Location of North Branch, Michigan
Location of North Branch, Michigan
Coordinates: 43°13′47″N 83°11′30″W / 43.22972°N 83.19167°W / 43.22972; -83.19167
Country United States
State Michigan
County Lapeer
Area
 • Total 1.33 sq mi (3.43 km2)
 • Land 1.33 sq mi (3.43 km2)
 • Water 0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)
Elevation
814 ft (248 m)
Population
 (2010)
 • Total 1,033
 • Estimate 
(2019)
1,006
 • Density 758.67/sq mi (293.02/km2)
Time zone UTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP code
48461
Area code(s) 810
FIPS code 26-58080
GNIS feature ID 0633486

North Branch is a village in Lapeer County in the U.S. state of Michigan. The population was 944 at the 2018 census. The village is located within North Branch Township.

History

In 1854 the earliest settling of North Branch was undertaken. The founding fathers were Mr. and Mrs. Richard Beach and Mr. and Mrs. George Simmons. The nucleus of the village was the post office, store and trading post founded by John and Richard Beach. The Village was incorporated in 1881, and at the time, the population was 900. The town of North Branch sits on the north branch of the Flint River which flows through the township and is the principal waterway. The main thoroughfare is Huron Street. Two major fires mark the history of North Branch. In 1871 and particularly in 1881, fires destroyed many parts of the town.

Geography

According to the United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 1.33 square miles (3.44 km2), all land.

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1890 705
1900 654 −7.2%
1910 717 9.6%
1920 645 −10.0%
1930 658 2.0%
1940 724 10.0%
1950 832 14.9%
1960 901 8.3%
1970 932 3.4%
1980 896 −3.9%
1990 1,023 14.2%
2000 1,027 0.4%
2010 1,033 0.6%
2019 (est.) 1,006 −2.6%
U.S. Decennial Census

2010 census

As of the census of 2010, there were 1,033 people, 415 households, and 261 families residing in the village. The population density was 776.7 inhabitants per square mile (299.9/km2). There were 484 housing units at an average density of 363.9 per square mile (140.5/km2). The racial makeup of the village was 96.5% White, 0.2% African American, 0.2% Native American, 0.2% Asian, 0.2% Pacific Islander, 1.3% from other races, and 1.5% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 3.9% of the population.

There were 415 households, of which 34.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 39.0% were married couples living together, 16.6% had a female householder with no husband present, 7.2% had a male householder with no wife present, and 37.1% were non-families. 32.8% of all households were made up of individuals, and 14% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.45 and the average family size was 3.07.

The median age in the village was 34 years. 27.7% of residents were under the age of 18; 8.8% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 26.1% were from 25 to 44; 23.5% were from 45 to 64; and 13.8% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the village was 46.0% male and 54.0% female.

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