Coldwater, MI Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Coldwater, Michigan - Basic Facts

The City of Coldwater had a population of 10,720 as of July 1, 2016. Coldwater ranks in the upper quartile for Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Michigan. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Coldwater is located at latitude 41.9429 and longitude -85.0008 in Branch County. The formal boundaries for the City of Coldwater (see map below) encompass a land area of 8.05 sq. miles and a water area of 0.24 sq. miles. Branch County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 968 feet.

The City of Coldwater (GNIS ID: 1626107) 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 Coldwater population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

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Coldwater, MI Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 10,720
Population in Households 10,501
Population in Familes 8,114
Population in Group Qrtrs 219
Population Density1 1,332
Diversity Index2 27


Total Households 4,212
Average Household Size 2.49
Family Households 2,603
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 4,820 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 2,558 (53.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,653 (34.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 608 (12.6%)
Median Home Value $87,287
Average Home Value $103,724


Median Household Income $39,288
Average Household Income $51,031
Per Capita Income $20,127
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -0.33% -0.08%
Households -0.16% -0.1%
Families -0.15% -0.22%
Median Household Income   2.04%
Per Capita Income   1.49%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood 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.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

Coldwater, MI - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Coldwater to the other 692 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Michigan by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 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 86th
Population Density1 # 240 65th
Diversity Index2 # 165 76th
Median Household Income # 477 31st
Per Capita Income # 510 26th

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