Coldwater, Michigan

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Coldwater, Michigan

Introduction to Coldwater, Michigan

Coldwater, Michigan, in Branch county, is 27 miles S of Battle Creek, Michigan and 76 miles W of Toledo, Ohio. The city contains a population of approximately 12,697.

Coldwater History

The area where Coldwater stands now was originally inhabited by the Potawatomie Indians. The first actual white settler is believed to be Jabe Bronson, who came here and made his home in 1828. The separate existence of the county, as the city of Coldwater, dates back to the year 1833.

Coldwater and nearby Attractions

  • Tibbits Opera House
  • Wing House Museum
  • Blackberry Patch Golf Club
  • Branch County Tourism
  • Parkhurst Park
  • Waterwork Park

Things To Do In Coldwater

The Tibbits Opera House is a very popular destination. Golf enthusiasts can enjoy a game at the Blackberry Patch Golf Club. There are also many parks in the city where you can relax with family members or friends.

Coldwater Transportation

Battle Creek International is the nearest major airport.

Coldwater Higher Education

The city has a branch of Kellogg Community College and Baker College.

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High Points

Coldwater strengths, compared to Peers (similar size places nationally) or State (other places in Michigan):

Category Trophy
Short Commute Times
(vs. Peers)
Top 9% Coldwater Short Commute Times
Racial Diversity
(vs. State)
Top 10% Coldwater Racial Diversity
Walking and Biking to Work
(vs. Peers)
Top 10% Coldwater Walking and Biking to Work
Affordability of Property Taxes
(vs. State)
Top 18% Coldwater Affordability of Property Taxes

Comparative Profile of Coldwater, Michigan

Comparing Coldwater to similar size places nationwide (Peers) and to other places in Michigan (State):

Ratings range from 1 (lowest) to 10 (highest).

The People

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Male Share of the Population 10 10
Racial Diversity 8 10
Well-Paid Single Men 6 6
Age of the Population 5 6
Senior Citizens 4 4
Children Under 5 Years Old 3 3
Female Share of the Population 2 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Average Household Size 5 6
Portion of People Married 3 3


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
People Above Poverty 5 5
People in Middle Class or Better 5 5
Median Family Income 4 4
College Educated Adults 2 4

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Short Commute Times 10 10
Walking and Biking to Work 10 9
Working at Home 8 9
Public Transportation Use 3 5


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 8 8
People Living Alone 8 7
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 8 6
Affordability of Rents 7 5
Affordability of Property Taxes 7 9
Housing Recently Built 2 4

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Coldwater Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 27 miles S of Battle Creek, Michigan (center to center)
Nearest Large City 76 miles W of Toledo, Ohio
County Branch
Standard Zip Codes 49036
Phone Area Codes 517
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 41.94
Longitude -85.

Coldwater Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Distance 0.7 miles
Jan Temp 14 to 29 F
Apr Temp 36 to 56 F
Jul Temp 60 to 81 F
Oct Temp 40 to 60 F
Annual Precip 35.6 inches
Station ANGOLA
Distance 21.3 miles
Jan Temp 14 to 29 F
Apr Temp 35 to 57 F
Jul Temp 60 to 82 F
Oct Temp 39 to 60 F
Annual Precip 37.2 inches
Distance 23.6 miles
Jan Temp 13 to 29 F
Apr Temp 37 to 57 F
Jul Temp 62 to 83 F
Oct Temp 40 to 61 F
Annual Precip 35.4 inches
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Coldwater Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 12,697 100%
Male 6,395 50.4%
Female 6,302 49.6%
Under 18 2,841 22.4%
18+ 9,856 77.6%
65+ 1,593 12.5%
Median Age 35.8
Average Family Size 3.11
White 10,837 85.4%
African-American 1,069 8.4%
Asian 117 0.9%
American Indian & Alaskan 95 0.7%
Other 193 1.5%
Mixed Race 382 3%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 574 4.5%

Estimated Coldwater Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 10,783
Growth -1,914
Growth % -15.1%

Coldwater Ancestry

(From 2000 Census, as reported by individuals)

Note: This is national, not racial, ancestry, so, e.g., the Census doesn't have categories for Hispanic and African-American people. CityTownInfo is currently gathering additional ancestry data for this site.
Ancestry Percent
German 21.1%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 19.9%
US/American 11%
English 10.2%
Irish 6.5%
Polish 5.9%
French (except Basque) 3.7%
Dutch 3.3%
Italian 2.9%
Arab/Arabic 2.2%
French Canadian 1.9%
Scottish 1.4%
Scotch-Irish 1.4%
Swedish 1.1%
Norwegian 0.8%
African 0.7%
Other Arab 0.7%
Canadian 0.6%
European 0.5%
Moroccan 0.4%
Hungarian 0.4%
Finnish 0.4%
Welsh 0.3%
Slovak 0.3%
British 0.3%
Lebanese 0.2%
Slavic 0.2%
Danish 0.2%
Pennsylvania German 0.2%
Belgian 0.2%
Czechoslovakian 0.2%
Czech 0.2%
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Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Coldwater 12,697 $41,107
Allen 225 $45,417
Bronson 2,421 $42,813
Burlington 405 $35,750
Quincy 1,701 $38,839
Tekonsha 712 $48,375
Union City 1,804 $43,984

Coldwater Public Libraries

Branch District Library
Coldwater, Michigan
(269) 278-2341
Library Web Site

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Coldwater Hospitals

(Government - Local)
(517) 279-5400
Emergency Service: Yes

Wal-mart in Coldwater

(As of 2006)
800 East Chicago St.
(517) 278-2240
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Serves 996 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 20.4

A Charter School.
Serves 216 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 15.7

A Vocational School
Serves 26 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 1.3

A Special Education School
Serves 17 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 8.5

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