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Branch is a township in Schuylkill County, in the Pottsville metro area.
The latitude of Branch is 40.666N. The longitude is -76.241W.It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 725 feet.
The population, at the time of the 2000 census, was 1,871.
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16% of Branch residents report German ancestry, and 15% 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 $18,670, compared with $21,587 nationally.
12% 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 $372. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $908.
Schuylkill 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 25 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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