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The City of Branch had a population of 292 as of July 1, 2022. Branch ranks in the lower quartile for Population Density when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Arkansas. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Branch is located at latitude 35.3056 and longitude -93.9535 in Franklin County. The formal boundaries for the City of Branch encompass a land area of 3.56 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Franklin County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 466 feet.

The City of Branch has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The City of Branch is located within Township of Donald, a minor civil division (MCD) of Franklin County.

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Branch, AR Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2022)


Total Population 292 (100%)
Population in Households 290 (99.3%)
Population in Families 247 (84.6%)
Population in Group Quarters1 2 ( 0.7%)
Population Density 94
Diversity Index2 29


Median Household Income $46,882
Average Household Income $58,868
% of Income for Mortgage4 14%
Per Capita Income $22,867
Wealth Index5 40


Total HU (Housing Units) 146 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 97 (66.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 22 (15.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 27 (18.5%)
Median Home Value $121,053
Average Home Value $145,833
Housing Affordability Index3 203


Total Households 119
Average Household Size 2.44
Family Households 88
Average Family Size 3.00
  1. Group Quarters - a place where people live or stay in a group living arrangement. Includes college residents halls, nursing facilities, military barracks, and correctional facilities.
  2. 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 races 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.
  3. The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.
  4. The % of Income for Mortgage quantifies the percentage of median household income dedicated to mortgage payments on a home priced at the median value (assuming a 30-year mortgage and a 20% down payment).
  5. The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.


2020-2022 2022-2027
Population -0.60% -0.21%
Households -0.37% -0.17%
Families   -0.23%
Median Household Income   3.62%
Per Capita Income   2.77%
Owner Occupied HU   0.00%

Branch, AR - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Branch to the other 625 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Arkansas by rank and percentile using July 1, 2022 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 # 369 41st
Population Density # 515 18th
Median Household Income # 305 51st
Housing Affordability Index # 381 61st
Per Capita Income # 495 21st
Diversity Index # 363 42nd

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