West Branch employment information

IndexWest BranchMichiganNational
Income per capita$17,506$27,549$29,829
Median household income$25,741$50,803$55,322
Median income owner occupied$37,857$62,251$70,586
Median income renter occupied$19,405$28,598$35,192
Median earnings male$25,875$35,730$36,919
Median earnings female$15,361$22,948$26,250
Unemployment rate4.2%5.2%4.7%
Poverty level29.8%16.3%15.1%
The West Branch, MI employment information can be a key indicator when searching for a new job. A good indicator of the strength of the job market is the income per capita and the median household income. The income per capita in West Branch is $17,506, which is 36% lower than than the Michigan average and 41% lower than than the national average. The median household income is $25,741, which is 49% lower than than the Michigan average and 53% lower than than the national average. The unemployment rate in West Branch is 4%, which is 11% lower than than the national average. The poverty rate in West Branch is 30% which is 97% higher than than the national average.

am i middle class

$Input your household income
$17,158$25,741$51,482
City
$33,865$50,803$101,606
State
$36,877$55,322$110,644
Nation
According to the PEW research center, the middle class is defined as a range from two thirds (2/3) of the median household income to a multiple of two (2) times the median household income. Displayed above are the city, state and national median household income averages. Simply enter your median household income to determine if your income falls into the middle class or if your household income is considered upper or lower class.

Did you know?

  • The income per capita in West Branch is 41% lower than the national average.
  • The median household income in West Branch is 53% lower than the national average.
  • Male median earnings are 41% higher than female median earnings.
  • The unemployment rate in West Branch is 11% lower than the national average.
  • The poverty level in West Branch is 97% higher than the national average.

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West Branch employment by industry

Labour TypeMaleFemale
Construction industry9.9%0.9%
Manufacturing sector8.4%2.6%
Financial & insurance services4.9%0.0%
Wholesale & retail services17.4%15.4%
Public administration1.5%4.7%
Transportation, warehousing & utilities8.4%0.9%
Education, health & social services22.7%39.4%
Other26.7%35.9%

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Lupton, MI281$31,87542%
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Skidway Lake, MI3,309$26,04053%
Rose City, MI612$22,50059%
West Branch, MI2,269$25,74153%

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationHousehold IncomeNational Avg.
Spirit Lake, ID2,269$40,90926%
Sand Hill, PA2,270$65,23018%
Harrisville, WV2,270$38,68130%
Selbyville, DE2,268$45,13218%
Morrisville, VT2,270$37,93931%
West Branch, MI2,269$25,74153%
Source: The West Branch, MI employment data displayed above is derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).