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Coldwater is a city in Branch County.

It is the county seat.

One tradition has it that the name stems from the early settlers being teetotalers; another says it is a translation of the Algonquian term for the lake waters.
[NOTE: This is not the only community in Michigan named Coldwater. For links to other places called Coldwater, MI, see the Duplicate Names box at right.]

The latitude of Coldwater is 41.940N. The longitude is -85W.

It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 965 feet.

The population, at the time of the 2000 census, was 12,697.


INCOME SNAPSHOT
Median household income
Local
$33,913
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Coldwater demographic reports
Coldwater is on the Sauk River.
Former and merged names include:
· Lyons
· Masonville
Active station on the underground railroad
Local festivals include:
  • Ice Festival - Jan. 27, 2007
  • Apple Fest - Sept. 15, 2007
  • Strawberry Festival - June 16, 2007
  • Soul Fest - June 23, 2007
  • Civil War Days - May 25-28, 2007
  • Hollingshead Day - June 9, 2007
Dates often change. Check Coldwater web sites and events links in the sections below.
Support for libraries: Local government funding for the local library system, in fiscal years 2001-2002, was below the national average. (See library links below.)

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Census & demographics

Sections below provide additional information and links about Coldwater demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Branch County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 49036 ZIP code.

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Ancestry & family history

22% of Coldwater residents report German ancestry, and 10% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Coldwater ancestry & family history guide.

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Economy

At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Coldwater was $15,833, compared with $21,587 nationally.

Education

11% of Coldwater residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Coldwater festival dates:

Dates often change. Check with local tourism officials to be sure.

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History

Historic districts in Coldwater include Coldwater Downtown Historic District, East Chicago Street Historic District, Marshall Street Historic District, South Monroe Street Historic District, West Pearl Street Historic District ... View historic districts

Housing & real estate

Median rent in Coldwater, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $415.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $749.


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Libraries in Coldwater include Branch District Library ... View libraries

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Newspapers in Coldwater include Daily Reporter

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Politics

Branch County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Coldwater political report.

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Traffic

The average commute time for Coldwater workers is 16 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

A total of 1 fatal motor vehicle accidents occurred in Coldwater between 2001 and 2003, according to reports gathered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

This is a rate of .8 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was lower than the national norm.

Travel

Hotels in Coldwater include Comfort Inn & Suites, Econo Lodge Coldwater, Red Roof Coldwater, Super 8.

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DUPLICATE NAMES
Other MI communities named Coldwater:
  �Branch County township
  �Isabella County township

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