Branch County

Branch County, Michigan

31 Division St
Coldwater, MI 49036
Phone: (517) 279-4301
Fax: (517) 278-4130

On the south-central border of MI; established Oct 29, 1829 (prior to statehood) from Saint Joseph County. Name Origin: For John Branch (1782-1863), NC governor (1817-20), U.S. secretary of the navy (1829-31), and governor of FL Territory (1844-45)

Area (sq mi):: 519.49 (land 507.41; water 12.08) Population per square mile: 91.60
Population 2005: 46,460 State rank: 38 Population change: 2000-20005 1.50%; 1990-2000 10.30% Population 2000: 45,787 (White 92.00%; Black or African American 2.60%; Hispanic or Latino 3.00%; Asian 0.40%; Other 3.60%). Foreign born: 2.60%. Median age: 36.70
Income 2000: per capita $17,552; median household $38,760; Population below poverty level: 9.30% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $20,985-$22,318
Unemployment (2004): 7.10% Unemployment change (from 2000): 1.40% Median travel time to work: 21.60 minutes Working outside county of residence: 29.20%
Cities with population over 10,000:
  • Coldwater County seat (10,821)

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    Police told ABC News that the pickup truck's driver was intoxicated at the time of the crash and is being held in Branch County Jail.
    As the storms roared into Michigan, two terrible twisters were spawned over Branch County: one at East Gilead at 7:15 p.m.
    The Bardic Chair, will be presented to the winning bard for a poem in strict metre (cynghanedd), of up to 250 lines on the theme 'Web' on Friday and is sponsored by the FUW Montgomeryshire branch County chairman Mark Williams said: "As a union we are proud of our long history with the Eisteddfod.
    Michigan's Branch County Economic Growth Alliance along with the Michigan Economic Development Corporation recently announced that pending city and state approval a $4.5 million dollar facility investment will create 42 new jobs when Monadnock Non-Wovens LLC takes root in Coldwater by the end of 2013.
    of Branch County, where she is the current Literacy Committee Chair, and a member of the Branch Area Chamber of Commerce.
    Clair County, $178,500; Oakfield Township in Kent County, $157,500; and Willard Schlubatis, Branch County, $126,000.
    After reading a story in The Onion, and not realizing the paper's satirical nature, detective Dan Nichols of the Branch County, Michigan, sheriff's department sent out a press release warning that Al Qaeda operatives were using telemarketing schemes to defraud elderly people.
    The project includes the construction of approximately 148 miles of 30-inch pipeline and expanding existing gas transmission lines in Michigan; approximately three miles of 30-inch interconnect pipeline for the Alliance Interconnect and Northern Border Interconnect; and 66 miles of 36-inch pipeline looping to the existing Consumers Energy Company and Michigan Gas Storage systems in three segments (the Branch County Loop, the Oakland County Loop and the Macomb County Loop).
    The page dedicated to 1-69, for instance, leads visitors from 1967--when the first segments of the freeway opened--through 2006, when the 22-mile stretch in Branch County was dedicated as the Purple Heart Trail.

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