Coloma, Michigan

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Coloma, Michigan

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High Points

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

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Short Commute Times
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Top 17% Coloma Short Commute Times

Comparative Profile of Coloma, Michigan

Comparing Coloma 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
Well-Paid Single Women 8 6
Children Under 5 Years Old 8 7
Well-Paid Single Men 7 5
Female Share of the Population 7 8
Racial Diversity 6 6
Senior Citizens 5 6
Age of the Population 5 6
Male Share of the Population 4 4


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Average Household Size 7 7
Portion of People Married 6 8


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Median Family Income 7 6
College Educated Adults 7 6
People Above Poverty 7 6
People in Middle Class or Better 6 5

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Short Commute Times 9 8
Walking and Biking to Work 3 2
Working at Home 3 3
Public Transportation Use 3 2


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
People Living Alone 6 4
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 6 3
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 5 6
Affordability of Rents 4 5
Affordability of Property Taxes 4 6
Housing Recently Built 3 5


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Low Violent Crime 1 1
Low Property Crime 1 1

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Coloma Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 35 miles N of South Bend, Indiana (center to center)
Nearest Large City 72 miles E of Chicago, Illinois
County Berrien
Metro Area Benton Harbor
Standard Zip Codes 49038
P.O. Box Zip Codes 49039
Phone Area Codes 269
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 42.186
Longitude -86.308

Coloma Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Distance 6.6 miles
Jan Temp 17 to 30 F
Apr Temp 37 to 56 F
Jul Temp 61 to 81 F
Oct Temp 42 to 61 F
Annual Precip 37 inches
Distance 12.1 miles
Jan Temp 17 to 31 F
Apr Temp 38 to 59 F
Jul Temp 63 to 84 F
Oct Temp 44 to 62 F
Annual Precip 36.5 inches
Station DOWAGIAC 1 W
Distance 16.7 miles
Jan Temp 14 to 31 F
Apr Temp 36 to 58 F
Jul Temp 60 to 83 F
Oct Temp 39 to 62 F
Annual Precip 40 inches
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Coloma Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 1,595 100%
Male 752 47.1%
Female 843 52.9%
Under 18 450 28.2%
18+ 1,145 71.8%
65+ 225 14.1%
Median Age 36.6
Average Family Size 3.03
White 1,541 96.6%
African-American 18 1.1%
Asian 5 0.3%
American Indian & Alaskan 6 0.4%
Other 4 0.3%
Mixed Race 21 1.3%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 21 1.3%

Estimated Coloma Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 1,524
Growth -71
Growth % -4.5%

Coloma 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 27.9%
US/American 15.5%
Irish 12.5%
English 12%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 7%
Italian 6.8%
French (except Basque) 2.9%
Scotch-Irish 2.2%
Polish 2.1%
Scottish 1.9%
Swedish 1.4%
Dutch 1.2%
Norwegian 0.7%
French Canadian 0.7%
Welsh 0.6%
African 0.6%
Hungarian 0.5%
Czech 0.4%
European 0.4%
Latvian 0.2%
Greek 0.2%
Danish 0.2%
Croatian 0.2%
British 0.2%
Pennsylvania German 0.2%
Jamaican 0.2%
Slovak 0.2%
Russian 0.2%
Lithuanian 0.2%
Northern European 0.2%
Belgian 0.2%
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Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

According to the US Postal Service, Coloma, its neighborhoods, and/or surrounding areas are also referred to as:

Hagar Shores (49039)

Note that not all alternate names are acceptable for use in US Post Office addresses.

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Coloma 1,595 $46,042
Bangor 1,933 $34,500
Benton Harbor 11,182 $19,250
Hartford 2,476 $36,632
Lawrence 1,059 $38,672
St. Joseph 8,789 $51,328
Watervliet 1,843 $42,391

Coloma Public Libraries

Coloma Public Library
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(269) 468-3431
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Coloma High Schools (2004)

Serves 508 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 16.1

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