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North Branch, Minnesota - Basic Facts

The City of North Branch had a population of 10,672 as of July 1, 2017.

The primary coordinate point for North Branch is located at latitude 45.5109 and longitude -92.9443 in Chisago County. The formal boundaries for the City of North Branch (see map below) encompass a land area of 35.59 sq. miles and a water area of 0.43 sq. miles. Chisago County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 899 feet.

The City of North Branch (GNIS ID: 2395250) has a C5 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that is independent of any county subdivision and serves as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with North Branch population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

Alternate Unofficial Names for North Branch: Branch, City of North Branch.

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North Branch, MN Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 10,672
Daytime Population: Workers 3,871
Daytime Population: Residents 5,103
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 8,974
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.84
Population in Households 10,536
Population in Familes 8,822
Population in Group Qrtrs 136
Population Density2 300
Diversity Index3 13


Median Household Income $64,026
Average Household Income $75,255
Per Capita Income $27,002


Total Housing Units 3,960 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 3,050 (77.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 743 (18.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 167 ( 4.2%)
Median Home Value $188,568
Average Home Value $211,549


Total Households 3,793
Average Household Size 2.78
Family Households 2,708
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 0.73% 0.72%
Households 0.71% 0.73%
Families 0.61% 0.66%
Median Household Income   1.65%
Per Capita Income   2.28%

North Branch, MN - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares North Branch to the other 905 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Minnesota by rank and percentile using July 1, 2017 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 95 90th
Population Density # 614 32nd
Diversity Index # 485 47th
Median Household Income # 217 76th
Per Capita Income # 555 39th

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