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Overview

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.

Demographics

People

Total Population10,834
Male Share of the Population47.8%
Female Share of the Population52.2%
Senior Citizens15%
Employed Population 16+4,844
Age of the Population35

Families

% of people married43.8%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher14.3%
Median Earnings25+$26,848
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$21,069
Median Earnings With High School Degree$26,161

Wealth

Median Family Income$51,702
% Above Poverty Level80.8%
% Below Poverty Level19.2%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time18 minutes
% Working from Home3.5%
% Walking and Biking to Work3.3%
% Using Public Transportation0.8%

Housing

People Living Alone35.3%
Median Gross Rent$702
Median House Value$76,100

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)21.3%
Irish11.3%
English10.3%
Polish8.3%
Arab4%
Dutch4%
French Except Basque2.2%
Italian1.8%
Canadian1.6%
Swedish1.2%
Scottish1.1%
Belgian0.6%
Norwegian0.4%
Finnish0.4%
Welsh0.3%
Greek0.3%
Swiss0.3%
Jordanian0.2%
Russian0.2%
Hungarian0.2%
Czech0.2%
Lithuanian0.2%
Croatian0.2%
Danishn0.1%
German0.1%
Austrian0.1%
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Coldwater Almanac

CategoryValue
County Branch County
Standard Zip Codes49036
Phone Area Codes517
Time ZoneAmerica/Detroit
Approximate Latitude41.94
Approximate Longitude-85

Coldwater Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

StationCOLDWATER STATE SCHOOL
Distance0.7 miles
Jan Temp14 to 29 F
Apr Temp36 to 56 F
Jul Temp60 to 81 F
Oct Temp40 to 60 F
Annual Precip35.6 inches
StationANGOLA
Distance21.3 miles
Jan Temp14 to 29 F
Apr Temp35 to 57 F
Jul Temp60 to 82 F
Oct Temp39 to 60 F
Annual Precip37.2 inches
StationPRAIRIE HEIGHTS
Distance23.6 miles
Jan Temp13 to 29 F
Apr Temp37 to 57 F
Jul Temp62 to 83 F
Oct Temp40 to 61 F
Annual Precip35.4 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Allen274$52,321
Bronson2,354$43,819
Burlington247$53,333
Quincy1,604$45,625
Tekonsha617$38,750

Coldwater Public Libraries

Branch District Library
10 EAST CHICAGO STREET
Coldwater, Michigan
(517) 278-2341

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Coldwater Hospitals

Community Health Center Of Branch County
(Government - Local)
274 E Chicago St

Coldwater Public Schools

Bisd Sp. Ed. Programs In Local Districts
214 Bishop Ave
ZIP: 49036
(517) 279-5800
Other
Total Enrollment 66
Coldwater Adult & Secondary Learning Academy
70 Tibbits St
ZIP: 49036
(517) 279-5900
High
Total Enrollment 56
Coldwater High School
275 North Fremont St
ZIP: 49036
(517) 279-5930
High
Total Enrollment 795
Jefferson Elementary School
15 Vans Ave
ZIP: 49036
(517) 279-5970
Primary
Total Enrollment 399
Lakeland Elementary School
519 Otis Rd
ZIP: 49036
(517) 238-2105
Middle
Total Enrollment 388
Larsen Elementary School
25 Parkhurst Ave
ZIP: 49036
(517) 279-5960
Primary
Total Enrollment 457
Legg Middle School
175 Green St
ZIP: 49036
(517) 279-5940
Middle
Total Enrollment 596
Pansophia Academy
52 Abbott Ave
ZIP: 49036
(517) 279-4686
Other
Total Enrollment 425
Waldron Learning Center
214 Bishop Ave
ZIP: 49036
(517) 279-5821
Other
Total Enrollment 156

Coldwater Private Schools

St Charles Borromeo Catholic School
79 Harrison St
ZIP: 49036
Elementary
Total Enrollment 71
Woodland Sda School
128 E Barnhart Rd
ZIP: 49036
Elementary
Total Enrollment 12
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