Coldwater, Michigan

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Population in 2017: 10,764 (100% urban, 0% rural).
Population change since 2000: -15.2%
Males: 5,154  (47.9%)
Females: 5,610  (52.1%)
Median resident age:

35.2 years
Michigan median age:

39.8 years

Zip codes: 49036.

Estimated median household income in 2017: $41,689 (it was $33,913 in 2000)
Coldwater:

$41,689
MI:

$54,909

Estimated per capita income in 2017: $21,775 (it was $15,833 in 2000)

Coldwater city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $102,483 (it was $72,600 in 2000)
Coldwater:

$102,483
MI:

$155,700

Mean prices in 2017: all housing units: $110,560; detached houses: $117,700; townhouses or other attached units: $186,855; in 2-unit structures: $158,739; mobile homes: $22,843

Median gross rent in 2017: $733.

March 2019 cost of living index in Coldwater: 77.8 (low, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 19.2%
(15.6% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 67.3% for Black residents, 57.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 4.0% for American Indian residents, 6.8% for other race residents, 12.2% for two or more races residents)
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  • Races in Coldwater, MI (2017)
    • 9,64788.6%White alone
    • 8547.8%Hispanic
    • 2282.1%Two or more races
    • 930.9%Black alone
    • 240.2%American Indian alone
    • 210.2%Asian alone

Races in Coldwater detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth



According to our research of Michigan and other state lists, there were 132 registered sex offenders living in Coldwater, Michigan as of June 01, 2020.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Coldwater is 82 to 1.


Crime rates in Coldwater by year

Type

2005

2006

2007

2008

2009

2010

2011

2014

2015

2016

2017

2018

Murders
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(9.4)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(9.2)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
Rapes
(per 100,000)
16
(147.7)
9
(83.7)
9
(84.0)
12
(112.8)
8
(76.0)
5
(48.4)
9
(82.3)
7
(64.7)
8
(74.2)
16
(147.8)
20
(186.0)
21
(195.6)
Robberies
(per 100,000)
2
(18.5)
2
(18.6)
2
(18.7)
5
(47.0)
1
(9.5)
4
(38.7)
2
(18.3)
3
(27.7)
1
(9.3)
4
(36.9)
1
(9.3)
2
(18.6)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
33
(304.7)
24
(223.1)
23
(214.7)
18
(169.2)
21
(199.5)
20
(193.5)
16
(146.3)
17
(157.0)
20
(185.5)
22
(203.2)
22
(204.7)
26
(242.2)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
60
(554.0)
74
(688.0)
60
(560.2)
43
(404.1)
47
(446.5)
34
(329.0)
44
(402.3)
22
(203.2)
30
(278.2)
28
(258.6)
32
(297.7)
52
(484.4)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
405
(3,740)
474
(4,407)
345
(3,221)
390
(3,665)
304
(2,888)
355
(3,435)
323
(2,953)
188
(1,737)
236
(2,189)
293
(2,706)
230
(2,140)
244
(2,273)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
23
(212.4)
20
(185.9)
18
(168.1)
18
(169.2)
8
(76.0)
6
(58.1)
7
(64.0)
5
(46.2)
3
(27.8)
7
(64.7)
5
(46.5)
16
(149.0)
Arson
(per 100,000)
6
(55.4)
0
(0.0)
1
(9.3)
4
(37.6)
0
(0.0)
1
(9.7)
4
(36.6)
0
(0.0)
1
(9.3)
1
(9.2)
1
(9.3)
1
(9.3)
City-Data.com crime index (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 274.0)390.0356.5297.3345.4256.4254.1252.0197.3208.5301.5302.7347.2

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City-data.com crime index in Coldwater, MI

Crime rate in Coldwater detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2018, including police officers: 21 (18 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.68
Michigan average:

1.66
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Ancestries: German (24.6%), American (13.3%), English (7.2%), Arab (6.0%), Polish (4.9%), Irish (3.1%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Elevation: 969 feet

Land area: 8.13 square miles.

Population density: 1,325 people per square mile   (low).

Coldwater, Michigan map

899 residents are foreign born (2.7% Asia, 2.5% Latin America).

This city:

8.3%
Michigan:

100.0%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $1,607 (1.7%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $1,439 (1.9%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Battle Creek, MI (27.6 miles , pop. 53,364).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Fort Wayne, IN (60.1 miles , pop. 205,727).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (138.0 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities:

Quincy, MI (2.5 miles ),
Tekonsha, MI (3.3 miles ),
Bronson, MI (3.3 miles ),
Union City, MI (3.3 miles ),
Burlington, MI (3.5 miles ),
Allen, MI (3.5 miles ),
Sherwood, MI (3.6 miles ),
Litchfield, MI (3.8 miles )

Latitude: 41.94 N, Longitude: 85.00 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: +3,747 (+34.4%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 2,818 (55.6%)

Area code: 517

Distribution of median household income in Coldwater, MI in 2017
Distribution of house value in Coldwater, MI in 2017
Coldwater satellite photo by USGS

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 19 buildings, average cost: $54,300
  • 1998: 15 buildings, average cost: $68,000
  • 1999: 28 buildings, average cost: $88,100
  • 2000: 18 buildings, average cost: $130,200
  • 2001: 42 buildings, average cost: $107,500
  • 2002: 27 buildings, average cost: $107,500
  • 2003: 25 buildings, average cost: $146,800
  • 2004: 17 buildings, average cost: $189,700
  • 2005: 23 buildings, average cost: $143,300
  • 2006: 7 buildings, average cost: $193,100
  • 2007: 6 buildings, average cost: $159,300
  • 2008: 3 buildings, average cost: $136,900
  • 2009: 5 buildings, average cost: $148,800
  • 2010: 2 buildings, average cost: $248,100
  • 2011: 1 building, cost: $225,000
  • 2012: 2 buildings, average cost: $276,000
  • 2013: 1 building, cost: $222,600
  • 2015: 3 buildings, average cost: $257,300
  • 2016: 3 buildings, average cost: $257,300
  • 2017: 10 buildings, average cost: $155,500
Number of permits per 10,000 Coldwater, MI residents
Average permit cost in Coldwater, MI
Unemployment in March 2019:
Here:

4.0%
Michigan:

4.4%
Historical population in Coldwater, MI
Historical housing units in Coldwater, MI
Most common industries in Coldwater, MI (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Transportation equipment (10.4%)
  • Health care (7.6%)
  • Public administration (7.1%)
  • Accommodation & food services (6.7%)
  • Metal & metal products (6.2%)
  • Educational services (6.0%)
  • Department & other general merchandise stores (5.1%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Transportation equipment (12.2%)
  • Public administration (9.1%)
  • Metal & metal products (8.7%)
  • Department & other general merchandise stores (4.8%)
  • Plastics & rubber products (4.8%)
  • Construction (4.7%)
  • Accommodation & food services (4.1%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Health care (14.5%)
  • Accommodation & food services (9.8%)
  • Educational services (9.5%)
  • Transportation equipment (8.2%)
  • Social assistance (6.7%)
  • Department & other general merchandise stores (5.5%)
  • Finance & insurance (5.4%)
Most common occupations in Coldwater, MI (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (9.6%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (7.4%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (4.2%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (3.8%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (3.1%)
  • Law enforcement workers, including supervisors (3.0%)
  • Cashiers (3.0%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (12.7%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (10.2%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (5.1%)
  • Law enforcement workers, including supervisors (4.6%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (4.5%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (4.4%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (4.3%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (5.9%)
  • Cashiers (5.2%)
  • Child care workers (4.6%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (4.6%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (4.2%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (4.1%)
  • Waiters and waitresses (3.3%)

Average climate in Coldwater, Michigan

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Coldwater-area historical tornado activity is above Michigan state average. It is 67% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/11/1965, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 9.9 miles away from the Coldwater city center killed 21 people and injured 293 people.

On 4/11/1965, a category F4 tornado 17.1 miles away from the city center killed 23 people and injured 294 people and caused between $50,000,000 and $500,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Coldwater-area historical earthquake activity is slightly above Michigan state average. It is 85% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 1/31/1986 at 16:46:43, a magnitude 5.0 (5.0 MB, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 199.6 miles away from Coldwater center
On 9/25/1998 at 19:52:52, a magnitude 5.2 (4.8 MB, 4.3 MS, 5.2 LG, 4.5 MW, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 239.8 miles away from the city center
On 7/12/1986 at 08:19:37, a magnitude 4.5 (4.5 MB, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 102.6 miles away from Coldwater center
On 4/18/2008 at 09:36:59, a magnitude 5.4 (5.1 MB, 4.8 MS, 5.4 MW, 5.2 MW, Depth: 8.9 mi) earthquake occurred 285.4 miles away from the city center
On 7/27/1980 at 18:52:21, a magnitude 5.2 (5.1 MB, 4.7 MS, 5.0 UK, 5.2 UK) earthquake occurred 264.5 miles away from Coldwater center
On 6/10/1987 at 23:48:54, a magnitude 5.1 (4.9 MB, 4.4 MS, 4.6 MS, 5.1 LG) earthquake occurred 263.9 miles away from Coldwater center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Branch County (4) is a lot smaller than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 1
Emergencies Declared: 3

Causes of natural disasters: Blizzard: 1, Hurricane: 1, Snowstorm: 1, Storm: 1, Tornado: 1, Winter Storm: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Coldwater topographic map

Main business address for: SOUTHERN MICHIGAN BANCORP INC (STATE COMMERCIAL BANKS), MONARCH COMMUNITY BANCORP INC (NATIONAL COMMERCIAL BANKS).

Hospitals and medical centers in Coldwater:

  • BRANCH-HILLSDALE-ST JOSEPH HOSPICE INC (125 S MICHIGAN AVE)
  • COLDWATER REGIONAL MENTAL HEALTH CTR (provides emergency services, 620 MARSHALL RD)
  • COMMUNITY HEALTH CENTER OF BRANCH COUNTY (Government - Local, provides emergency services, 274 E CHICAGO ST)
  • LAURELS OF COLDWATER,THE (90 N MICHIGAN AVE)
  • MAPLE LAWN MCF (841 MARSHALL RD)
  • MAPLE LAWN MEDICAL CARE FACILI (50 SANDERSON LANE)
  • FMC - COLDWATER (360 E CHICAGO ST, SUITE 112)

Airports and heliports located in Coldwater:

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College/University in Coldwater:

  • Salon Academy (Full-time enrollment: 36; Location: 440 Marshall Street; Private, for-profit; Website: salonacademymi.net)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Coldwater:

  • Kellogg Community College (about 29 miles; Battle Creek, MI; Full-time enrollment: 4,078)
  • Spring Arbor University (about 30 miles; Spring Arbor, MI; FT enrollment: 3,374)
  • Jackson College (about 35 miles; Jackson, MI; FT enrollment: 4,258)
  • Western Michigan University (about 40 miles; Kalamazoo, MI; FT enrollment: 20,840)
  • Kalamazoo Valley Community College (about 41 miles; Kalamazoo, MI; FT enrollment: 7,369)
  • Northwest State Community College (about 50 miles; Archbold, OH; FT enrollment: 2,406)
  • Siena Heights University (about 51 miles; Adrian, MI; FT enrollment: 2,009)

Public high schools in Coldwater:

Public elementary/middle schools in Coldwater:

Private elementary/middle schools in Coldwater:

  • ST CHARLES BORROMEO CATHOLIC SCHOOL (Students: 78, Location: 79 HARRISON ST, Grades: PK-5)
  • WOODLAND SDA SCHOOL (Students: 12, Location: 128 E BARNHART RD, Grades: 1-8)
See full list of schools located in Coldwater

Library in Coldwater:

  • BRANCH DISTRICT LIBRARY (Operating income: $1,165,494; Location: 10 EAST CHICAGO STREET; 105,327 books; 3,841 audio materials; 7,321 video materials; 1 local licensed databases; 180 print serial subscriptions)

User-submitted facts and corrections:

  • The addition of Baker College extension site would be great to see. I grew up in Coldwater and currently work at Baker College and was excited to hear about our new extension in CW. added by Ginny Ruffner (Marr)

Points of interest:

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Notable locations in Coldwater: Branch County Fairgrounds (A), Coldwater Station (B), LifeCare Ambulance Service Branch County (C), Branch County Courthouse (D), Wing House Museum (E), Coldwater Fire Department (F), Coldwater Police Department (G), Branch District Library (H), Lakeland Correction Facility (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Coldwater include: Trinity Baptist Church (A), Saint Paul Lutheran Church (B), Coldwater Bible Church (C), First Church of Christ (D), United Methodist Church (E), First Baptist Church (F), Saint Marks Episcopal Church (G), First Presbyterian Church (H), Free Methodist Church (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Morse Street Cemetery (1), Oak Grove Cemetery (2). Display/hide their locations on the map

River: Sauk River (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Parks in Coldwater include: Waterwork Park (1), Heritage Recreation Area (2), Rotary Park (3), Jaycee Park (4), Michigan Library Association Historical Marker (5), Wing House Museum Historical Marker (6), Governor Cyrus Gray Luce Historical Marker (7), First Presbyterian Church Historical Marker (8), Branch County Courthouse Site Historical Marker (9). Display/hide their locations on the map

Tourist attractions: Borden James (Amusement & Theme Parks; 516 Wheeler Road), Branch County Government - Park Trustees (Amusement & Theme Parks; 23 East Garfield Avenue), Branch County Tourism (20 Division Street).

Hotels: Cadet Motor Inn (443 East Chicago Street), Econo Lodge Coldwater (180 West Chicago Road).

Birthplace of: Dan Severn - Wrestler, Alice Haylett - Baseball player, Becky Levi - Martial artist, Jad Fair - Singer and guitarist, Ruth McDevitt - Actress, Edward Ellis (actor) - Actor, Bill Welke - Baseball player, Jeff Kellogg - Baseball umpire, Jeff Stanton - Motorcycle racer, Jim Curtiss (baseball) - Baseball player.

Branch County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Highest Potential

Drinking water stations with addresses in Coldwater and their reported violations in the past:

LOCKWOOD COMMUNITY CHURCH (Population served: 400, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • One routine major monitoring violation
THE GOLF CLUB OF COLDWATER (Population served: 375, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In AUG-2012, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif received (AUG-27-2012), St Tech Assistance Visit (AUG-28-2012), St Compliance achieved (AUG-29-2012)
Past monitoring violations:
  • One routine major monitoring violation
HUYCKS LAKE CAMPGROUND (Population served: 165, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • One regular monitoring violation
RODEWAY INN (Population served: 100, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • One routine major monitoring violation
  • One regular monitoring violation
LOVES LAZY LAGOON (Population served: 100, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • One routine major monitoring violation
  • One regular monitoring violation
MOOSE LODGE 677 (Population served: 80, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Average - Between JAN-2014 and MAR-2014, Contaminant: Nitrate. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif received (MAR-19-2014), St Tech Assistance Visit (MAR-19-2014)
  • MCL, Average - Between JUL-01-2008 and JUL-01-2018, Contaminant: Nitrate. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif received (SEP-09-2008), St Violation/Reminder Notice (SEP-09-2008), St Compliance Meeting conducted (JUN-11-2012), St Compliance achieved (OCT-01-2012)
Past monitoring violations:
  • One routine major monitoring violation
  • 11 regular monitoring violations
MIDWAY LANES (Population served: 75, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • 3 regular monitoring violations
WHISTLE STOP BAR (Population served: 60, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In JUL-2005, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (JUL-22-2005), St Violation/Reminder Notice (JUL-22-2005), St Compliance achieved (AUG-06-2005)

Drinking water stations with addresses in Coldwater that have no violations reported:

  • COLDWATER (Population served: 10,550, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • WAFFLE FARM CAMPGROUND (Population served: 400, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • NORTHVIEW CHRISTIAN CHURCH (Population served: 170, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • RAYMONDS LANDING (Population served: 120, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • MESSENGER LAKE PARK (Population served: 100, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • SEVENTH DAY ADVENTIST CHURCH (Population served: 90, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • SKATE RANCH, INC (Population served: 60, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • QUINCY PARK (Population served: 25, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • HAYLETT AUTO CO., INC. (Population served: 25, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
Average household size:
This city:

2.5 people
Michigan:

2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:

61.8%
Whole state:

66.0%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:

9.2%
Whole state:

6.4%


Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.4% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.2% of all households

People in group quarters in Coldwater in 2010:

  • 252 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 29 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 26 people in emergency and transitional shelters (with sleeping facilities) for people experiencing homelessness
  • 25 people in residential treatment centers for adults
  • 13 people in other noninstitutional facilities

People in group quarters in Coldwater in 2000:

  • 1,864 people in state prisons
  • 373 people in other types of correctional institutions
  • 232 people in nursing homes
  • 47 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 25 people in hospitals/wards and hospices for chronically ill
  • 25 people in hospices or homes for chronically ill
  • 25 people in other group homes
  • 20 people in agriculture workers' dormitories on farms
  • 9 people in homes or halfway houses for drug/alcohol abuse
  • 6 people in homes for the mentally retarded
  • 4 people in homes for the physically handicapped

Banks with branches in Coldwater (2011 data):

  • Century Bank and Trust: Century Bank And Trust, Messenger Service, East Branch, Fairfield Plaza Branch, Auto Bank Drive-In Branch. Info updated 2011/01/27: Bank assets: $250.6 mil, Deposits: $219.7 mil, local headquarters, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 13 total offices, Holding Company: Century Financial Corporation
  • Southern Michigan Bank & Trust: Shopping Center Branch, at 45-51 West Pearl Street, East Chicago Branch, Chicago Street Branch. Info updated 2009/05/20: Bank assets: $508.6 mil, Deposits: $421.5 mil, local headquarters, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 17 total offices, Holding Company: Southern Michigan Bancorp, Inc.
  • Flagstar Bank, FSB: Chicago Street Branch at 800 E. Chicago Street, branch established on 2001/08/16; Coldwater Branch at 354 E. Chicago Street Ste C, branch established on 1999/01/11. Info updated 2011/07/21: Bank assets: $13,623.5 mil, Deposits: $7,802.8 mil, headquarters in Troy, MI, negative income in the last year, Mortgage Lending Specialization, 135 total offices
  • Chemical Bank: Coldwater Office at 390 East Chicago Street, branch established on 2010/03/29. Info updated 2010/07/30: Bank assets: $5,331.9 mil, Deposits: $4,367.1 mil, headquarters in Midland, MI, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 146 total offices, Holding Company: Chemical Financial Corporation
  • Monarch Community Bank: at 375 N. Willowbrook Road, branch established on 1934/07/01. Info updated 2010/09/20: Bank assets: $207.7 mil, Deposits: $174.3 mil, local headquarters, negative income in the last year, Commercial Lending Specialization, 5 total offices, Holding Company: Monarch Community Bancorp, Inc
  • PNC Bank, National Association: Coldwater Branch at 505 East Chicago Road, branch established on 1966/06/14. Info updated 2012/03/20: Bank assets: $263,309.6 mil, Deposits: $197,343.0 mil, headquarters in Wilmington, DE, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 3085 total offices, Holding Company: Pnc Financial Services Group, Inc., The

For population 15 years and over in Coldwater:

Marital status in Coldwater, MI
  • Never married: 29.6%
  • Now married: 44.9%
  • Separated: 1.6%
  • Widowed: 7.9%
  • Divorced: 16.1%

For population 25 years and over in Coldwater:

  • High school or higher: 86.6%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 14.3%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 4.0%
  • Unemployed: 5.7%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 17.5 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2017
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2017
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

10.1
Michigan average:

10.8

Travel time (in minutes) to work in 2017
Means of transportation to work in 2017 - Coldwater
Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for Coldwater, MI (based on Branch County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic5,9853
Evangelical Protestant5,13240
Mainline Protestant2,55813
Other1,0375
None30,536-
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center. Graphs represent county-level data

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 4
Branch County:

0.87 / 10,000 pop.
Michigan:

2.34 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 2
This county:

0.43 / 10,000 pop.
Michigan:

0.18 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 1
Branch County:

0.22 / 10,000 pop.
State:

1.52 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 17
Here:

3.68 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.99 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 24
This county:

5.20 / 10,000 pop.
Michigan:

6.80 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

8.5%
Michigan:

9.7%
Adult obesity rate:
This county:

29.8%
Michigan:

29.7%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Branch County:

12.5%
State:

13.4%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Coldwater:

47.6%
State:

49.4%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Coldwater:

44.1%
Michigan:

46.5%

Average BMI:
Coldwater:

28.9
State:

28.8

People feeling badly about themselves:
Coldwater:

21.9%
State:

21.1%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Coldwater:

10.2%
Michigan:

10.5%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Here:

6.8
State:

6.8

Overweight people:
Coldwater:

34.4%
Michigan:

34.2%

General health condition:
Coldwater:

54.8%
Michigan:

56.1%

Average condition of hearing:
This city:

79.1%
Michigan:

79.2%

More about Health and Nutrition of Coldwater, MI Residents
Local government employment and payroll (March 2013)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Other and Unallocable 33$148,011$53,8223$7,488
Police Protection - Officers 17$93,055$65,6866$2,046
Electric Power 15$74,362$59,4900$0
Firefighters 14$72,097$61,7975$2,706
Other Government Administration 13$26,143$24,1320$0
Streets and Highways 9$42,145$56,1930$0
Sewerage 5$23,023$55,2550$0
Financial Administration 5$28,059$67,3420$0
Water Supply 5$20,834$50,0020$0
Housing and Community Development (Local) 3$11,500$46,0001$1,877
Fire - Other 2$8,997$53,9820$0
Parks and Recreation 2$9,599$57,5944$3,015
Police - Other 1$3,700$44,4003$3,857
Natural Resources 0$0 0$0
Totals for Government 124$561,525$54,34122$20,989

Coldwater government finances - Expenditure in 2016 (per resident):

  • Construction - Regular Highways: $2,007,000 ($186.45)
    Water Utilities: $1,344,000 ($124.86)
    Electric Utilities: $514,000 ($47.75)
    Sewerage: $484,000 ($44.96)
  • Current Operations - Electric Utilities: $29,182,000 ($2711.07)
    General - Other: $7,152,000 ($664.44)
    Regular Highways: $4,887,000 ($454.01)
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities - Other: $2,878,000 ($267.37)
    Central Staff Services: $2,868,000 ($266.44)
    Police Protection: $1,888,000 ($175.40)
    Local Fire Protection: $1,770,000 ($164.44)
    Sewerage: $1,652,000 ($153.47)
    Water Utilities: $1,526,000 ($141.77)
    Parks and Recreation: $1,319,000 ($122.54)
    Solid Waste Management: $456,000 ($42.36)
    Housing and Community Development: $433,000 ($40.23)
    Financial Administration: $387,000 ($35.95)
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $343,000 ($31.87)
    General Public Buildings: $101,000 ($9.38)
  • Electric Utilities - Interest on Debt: $132,000 ($12.26)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $329,000 ($30.56)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Housing and Community Development: $29,000 ($2.69)
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities - Other: $25,000 ($2.32)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $7,044,000 ($654.40)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $130,000 ($12.08)

Coldwater government finances - Revenue in 2016 (per resident):

  • Charges - Miscellaneous Commercial Activities: $3,643,000 ($338.44)
    Sewerage: $3,249,000 ($301.84)
    Other: $589,000 ($54.72)
    Solid Waste Management: $430,000 ($39.95)
    Housing and Community Development: $429,000 ($39.86)
    Parks and Recreation: $200,000 ($18.58)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Other: $5,488,000 ($509.85)
    Housing and Community Development: $150,000 ($13.94)
  • Local Intergovernmental - Other: $37,000 ($3.44)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $2,609,000 ($242.38)
    Donations From Private Sources: $508,000 ($47.19)
    Rents: $435,000 ($40.41)
    Interest Earnings: $162,000 ($15.05)
    Fines and Forfeits: $72,000 ($6.69)
    Special Assessments: $57,000 ($5.30)
    Sale of Property: $48,000 ($4.46)
  • Revenue - Electric Utilities: $33,639,000 ($3125.14)
    Water Utilities: $2,679,000 ($248.89)
  • State Intergovernmental - Other: $1,365,000 ($126.81)
    Highways: $1,037,000 ($96.34)
    General Local Government Support: $941,000 ($87.42)
  • Tax - Property: $4,724,000 ($438.87)
    Occupation and Business License - Other: $267,000 ($24.80)
    Other License: $2,000 ($0.19)

Coldwater government finances - Debt in 2016 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $21,813,000 ($2026.48)
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $20,122,000 ($1869.38)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $3,444,000 ($319.96)
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $1,753,000 ($162.86)

Coldwater government finances - Cash and Securities in 2016 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $28,773,000 ($2673.08)

5.22% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($37,257 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.22%
Michigan average:

5.43%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2015 and 2016:
from Calhoun County, MI  0.76% ($31,558 average AGI)
from Hillsdale County, MI  0.66% ($33,419)
from St. Joseph County, MI  0.48% ($32,868)


5.98% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($37,530 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.98%
Michigan average:

5.69%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2015 and 2016:
to Calhoun County, MI  1.03% ($36,048 average AGI)
to Hillsdale County, MI  0.65% ($36,163)
to St. Joseph County, MI  0.56% ($32,289)
Businesses in Coldwater, MI
NameCountNameCount
ALDI1La-Z-Boy1
AT&T1Lane Furniture2
Advance Auto Parts1Little Caesars Pizza1
Applebee's1MasterBrand Cabinets2
Arby's1Maurices1
AutoZone1McDonald's1
Buffalo Wild Wings1Meijer1
Burger King1Penske1
CVS1Pizza Hut1
Carson Pirie Scott1RadioShack1
ColorTyme1Red Roof Inn1
Comfort Inn1Rite Aid1
Dairy Queen1Rodeway Inn1
FedEx2Sears1
Ford1Sprint Nextel1
GNC1Super 81
GameStop1T-Mobile1
H&R Block1Taco Bell1
Hilton1U-Haul1
Holiday Inn1UPS4
Home Depot1Walgreens1
Jones New York1Walmart1
KFC1Wendy's1

Strongest AM radio stations in Coldwater:

  • WTVB (1590 AM; 5 kW; COLDWATER, MI; Owner: MIDWEST COMMUNICATIONS, INC)
  • WOWO (1190 AM; 50 kW; FORT WAYNE, IN; Owner: PATHFINDER COMMUNICATIONS CORPORATION)
  • WMSH-FM (99 AM; 1 kW; STURGIS, MI; Owner: LAKE CITIES BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WFDF (910 AM; 50 kW; FLINT, MI; Owner: ABC, INC.)
  • WBCK (930 AM; 5 kW; BATTLE CREEK, MI; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WJR (760 AM; 50 kW; DETROIT, MI; Owner: ABC, INC.)
  • WOAP (1080 AM; 50 kW; OWOSSO, MI)
  • WCHB (1200 AM; 50 kW; TAYLOR, MI; Owner: RADIO ONE OF DETROIT, LLC)
  • WKLZ (1470 AM; 10 kW; KALAMAZOO, MI; Owner: FAIRFIELD BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WWJ (950 AM; 50 kW; DETROIT, MI; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WDFN (1130 AM; 50 kW; DETROIT, MI; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • WKZO (590 AM; 5 kW; KALAMAZOO, MI; Owner: FAIRFIELD BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WQSN (1660 AM; 10 kW; KALAMAZOO, MI; Owner: FAIRFIELD BROADCASTING COMPANY)

Strongest FM radio stations in Coldwater:

  • W266AE (101.1 FM; COLDWATER, MI; Owner: FRIENDS OF CHRISTIAN RADIO, INC.)
  • WNWN-FM (98.5 FM; COLDWATER, MI; Owner: MIDWEST COMMUNICATIONS, INC)
  • WCVM (94.7 FM; BRONSON, MI; Owner: CSN INTERNATIONAL)
  • WBOI (91.3 FM; ORLAND, IN; Owner: PUBLIC BROADCASTING OF NORTHEAST INDIANA, INC)
  • WRKR (107.7 FM; PORTAGE, MI; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WLKI (100.3 FM; ANGOLA, IN; Owner: LAKE CITIES BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WAAQ (88.3 FM; ONSTED, MI; Owner: GREAT LAKES COMMUNITY BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WTHD (105.5 FM; LAGRANGE, IN; Owner: LAKE CITIES BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WMSH-FM (99.3 FM; STURGIS, MI; Owner: LAKE CITIES BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WUFN (96.7 FM; ALBION, MI; Owner: FAMILY LIFE BROADCASTING SYSTEM)
  • WCSR-FM (92.1 FM; HILLSDALE, MI; Owner: WCSR, INC)
  • WEAX (88.3 FM; ANGOLA, IN; Owner: TRI-STATE UNIVERSITY)
  • WBZV (102.5 FM; HUDSON, MI; Owner: FRIENDS COMMUNICATIONS OF HUDSON INC)

TV broadcast stations around Coldwater:

  • W26BX (Channel 26; KALAMAZOO, MI; Owner: TCT OF MICHIGAN, INC.)
  • WLAJ (Channel 53; LANSING, MI; Owner: FREEDOM BROADCASTING OF MICHIGAN, INC.)
  • WHTV (Channel 18; JACKSON, MI; Owner: SPARTAN-TV, L.L.C.)
  • WILX-TV (Channel 10; ONONDAGA, MI; Owner: GRAY MIDAMERICA TV LICENSEE CORP.)
  • WSYM-TV (Channel 47; LANSING, MI; Owner: JOURNAL BROADCAST CORPORATION)

Medal of Honor Recipients

Medal of Honor Recipient born in Coldwater: Charles M. Thatcher.

Fatal accident count
See more detailed statistics of Coldwater fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2017 here
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 36Number of bridges
  • 236ft / 71.9mTotal length
  • $768,000Total costs
  • 359,060Total average daily traffic
  • 98,281Total average daily truck traffic
  • 189,478Total future (year 2024) average daily traffic
New bridges in Coldwater, MI - historical statistics
  • New bridges - historical statistics
  • 11920-1929
  • 21930-1939
  • 11950-1959
  • 301960-1969
  • 22000-2009
See full National Bridge Inventory statistics for Coldwater, MI
FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers: 5 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Coldwater)
FCC Registered Antenna Towers: 136 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)
FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers: 2 (See the full list of FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers in Coldwater, MI)
FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers: 1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers: 27 (See the full list of FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Microwave Towers: 24 (See the full list of FCC Registered Microwave Towers in this town)
FCC Registered Paging Towers: 2 (See the full list of FCC Registered Paging Towers)
FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers: 4 (See the full list of FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers)
FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses: 106 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Coldwater)

FAA Registered Aircraft Manufacturers and Dealers: 3 (See the full list of FAA Registered Manufacturers and Dealers in Coldwater)
FAA Registered Aircraft: 28 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft)

2002 - 2018 National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS) incidents

    Fire incident distribution by year According to the data from the years 2002 - 2018 the average number of fire incidents per year is 88. The highest number of fire incidents - 110 took place in 2003, and the least - 62 in 2018. The data has a dropping trend.
    Fire incident types in Coldwater, MI When looking into fire subcategories, the most incidents belonged to: Structure Fires (43.0%), and Outside Fires (34.5%).

    • Fire incident types reported to NFIRS in Coldwater, MI
    • 64043.0%Structure Fires
    • 51434.5%Outside Fires
    • 32121.5%Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires
    • 151.0%Other
See full National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Coldwater, MI

Fire-safe hotels and motels in Coldwater, Michigan:

  • Comfort Inn & Suites, 1000 Orleans Blvd, Coldwater, Michigan 49036 , Phone: (517) 278-2017, Fax: (517) 279-7214
  • Best Western Plus, 630 E Chicago St, Coldwater, Michigan 49036 , Phone: (517) 279-0900
  • Red Roof Inn, 348 S Willowbrook Rd, Coldwater, Michigan 49036 , Phone: (517) 279-1199, Fax: (517) 279-0869
  • Hampton Inn, 391 N Willowbrook Rd, Coldwater, Michigan 49036 , Phone: (517) 279-9800, Fax: (517) 279-9809
  • Holiday Inn Express & Suites, 389 N Willowbrook Rd, Coldwater, Michigan 49036 , Phone: (517) 924-1700, Fax: (517) 924-1710
All 5 fire-safe hotels and motels in Coldwater, Michigan
Most common first names in Coldwater, MI among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
Mary14978.3 years
William14575.0 years
John14075.4 years
Robert13068.8 years
Charles9371.5 years
James8871.1 years
Helen8779.3 years
Richard7967.8 years
George7675.2 years
Harold7476.7 years
Most common last names in Coldwater, MI among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Smith7877.1 years
Miller6571.5 years
Brown4480.5 years
Taylor3379.4 years
Johnson3273.3 years
Snyder3277.5 years
Clark3174.1 years
Jones2274.4 years
Young2276.4 years
Bailey2175.5 years
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Coldwater, MI
  • 91.8%Utility gas
  • 5.6%Electricity
  • 1.2%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 0.6%No fuel used
  • 0.5%Wood
  • 0.3%Other fuel
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Coldwater, MI
  • 71.2%Utility gas
  • 24.5%Electricity
  • 2.6%Other fuel
  • 1.6%No fuel used


Coldwater compared to Michigan state average:

  • Median house value below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Median age below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly above state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • House age significantly below state average.
  • Institutionalized population percentage above state average.
  • Number of college students below state average.

Coldwater on our top lists:

  • #34 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest percentage of people in other types of correctional institutions (population 1,000+)"
  • #37 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest percentage of people in hospices or homes for chronically ill (population 1,000+)"
  • #87 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest percentage population decrease from 2000 (population 5,000+)"
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