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Branch is a city in Franklin County, in the Fort Smith metro area.
The community was named for John Branch, U.S. senator and secretary of the navy
The latitude of Branch is 35.305N. The longitude is -93.953W.It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 466 feet.
The estimated population, in 2003, was 359.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Branch demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Franklin County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 72928 ZIP code.
10% of Branch residents report German ancestry, and 11% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Branch ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Branch was $15,317, compared with $21,587 nationally.
15% of Branch residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Median rent in Branch, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $225. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $541.
Franklin County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Branch political report.
The average commute time for Branch workers is 27 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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