Branch County, Michigan

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Branch County is a county in the U.S. state of Michigan. As of the 2000 census, the population was 45,787. The county seat is Coldwater[1].

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Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 519 square miles (1,344.2 km2), of which 507 square miles (1,313.1 km2) is land and 12 square miles (31.1 km2) (2.33%) is water.

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Demographics

As of the 2000 census, [2] there were 45,787 people, 16,349 households, and 11,575 families residing in the county. The population density was 90 people per square mile (35/km²). There were 19,822 housing units at an average density of 39 per square mile (15/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 93.37% White, 2.63% Black or African American, 0.47% Native American, 0.42% Asian, 0.02% Pacific Islander, 1.39% from other races, and 1.69% from two or more races. 2.98% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race. 25.8% were of German, 14.3% American, 11.9% English, 8.1% Irish and 7.2% Polish ancestry according to Census 2000. 94.2% spoke English, 2.8% Spanish and 1.9% German as their first language.

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