Coldwater, MI Profile: Facts & Data


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Coldwater, Michigan - Basic Facts

The City of Coldwater had a population of 10,745 as of July 1, 2018. 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.

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Coldwater, MI Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 10,745
Population in Households 10,527
Population in Familes 8,042
Population in Group Qrtrs 218
Population Density2 1,335
Diversity Index3 28


Median Household Income $42,938
Average Household Income $55,319
Per Capita Income $21,901


Total Housing Units 4,832 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 2,442 (50.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,801 (37.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 589 (12.2%)
Median Home Value $92,280
Average Home Value $112,669


Total Households 4,243
Average Household Size 2.48
Family Households 2,603
Average Family Size 3
  1. Demographics are point estimates for July 1st of the current year and each for the forecast years. See References for more information.
  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.


2010-2018 2018-2023
Population -0.22% -0.16%
Households -0.03% -0.14%
Families -0.12% -0.31%
Median Household Income   2.72%
Per Capita Income   2.91%

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, 2018 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 # 96 86th
Population Density # 241 65th
Diversity Index # 161 77th
Median Household Income # 453 35th
Per Capita Income # 488 30th

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