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Coldwater, Mississippi - Basic Facts

The Town of Coldwater had a population of 1,761 as of July 1, 2017.

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, 2017.

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

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Coldwater, MS Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 1,761
Daytime Population: Workers 620
Daytime Population: Residents 983
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 1,603
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.91
Population in Households 1,761
Population in Familes 1,484
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 742
Diversity Index3 39


Median Household Income $26,332
Average Household Income $40,572
Per Capita Income $14,397


Total Housing Units 710 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 360 (50.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 263 (37.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 88 (12.4%)
Median Home Value $90,858
Average Home Value $110,237


Total Households 622
Average Household Size 2.83
Family Households 437
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 0.68% 0.62%
Households 0.64% 0.57%
Families 0.42% 0.41%
Median Household Income   -0.93%
Per Capita Income   0.87%

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, 2017 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 Density # 100 73rd
Diversity Index # 236 35th
Median Household Income # 300 17th
Per Capita Income # 313 14th

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