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Coldwater, Mississippi - Basic Facts

The Town of Coldwater had a population of 1,801 as of July 1, 2016.

The primary coordinate point for Coldwater is located at latitude 34.6904 and longitude -89.9755 in Tate County. The formal boundaries for the Town of Coldwater (see map below) encompass a land area of 2.38 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Tate County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 246 feet.

The Town of Coldwater (GNIS ID: 2406292) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The Town of Coldwater is located within Supervisor District 3, a minor civil division (MCD) of Tate County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Coldwater population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Coldwater: Cold Water, Coldwater Depot.

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Coldwater, MS Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 1,801
Population in Households 1,801
Population in Familes 1,521
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 759
Diversity Index2 39


Total Households 633
Average Household Size 2.85
Family Households 445
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 720 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 376 (52.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 258 (35.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 87 (12.1%)
Median Home Value $86,567
Average Home Value $109,043


Median Household Income $26,822
Average Household Income $37,971
Per Capita Income $13,389
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 1.15% 0.6%
Households 1.02% 0.53%
Families 0.78% 0.4%
Median Household Income   -0.9%
Per Capita Income   1.24%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

Coldwater, MS - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Coldwater to the other 362 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Mississippi by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 140 62nd
Population Density1 # 99 73rd
Diversity Index2 # 232 36th
Median Household Income # 285 22nd
Per Capita Income # 320 12th

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