Coldwater, MI Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Coldwater, Michigan - Basic Facts

The City of Coldwater had a population of 10,828 as of July 1, 2017. 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, 2017.

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Coldwater, MI Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 10,828
Daytime Population: Workers 11,148
Daytime Population: Residents 6,124
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 17,272
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.60
Population in Households 10,610
Population in Familes 8,186
Population in Group Qrtrs 218
Population Density2 1,346
Diversity Index3 27


Median Household Income $42,884
Average Household Income $54,573
Per Capita Income $21,502


Total Housing Units 4,834 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 2,567 (53.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,692 (35.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 575 (11.9%)
Median Home Value $89,719
Average Home Value $106,423


Total Households 4,259
Average Household Size 2.49
Family Households 2,624
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population -0.15% 0.01%
Households 0.01% 0.01%
Families -0.02% -0.14%
Median Household Income   1.13%
Per Capita Income   1.84%

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, 2017 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 # 94 87th
Population Density # 240 65th
Diversity Index # 162 77th
Median Household Income # 426 39th
Per Capita Income # 484 30th

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