Coldwater, KS Profile: Facts & Data


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Coldwater, Kansas - Basic Facts

The City of Coldwater had a population of 820 as of July 1, 2018. Coldwater ranks in the lower quartile for Population Density when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Kansas. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Coldwater is located at latitude 37.2675 and longitude -99.3234 in Comanche County. The formal boundaries for the City of Coldwater (see map below) encompass a land area of 2.64 sq. miles and a water area of 0.34 sq. miles. Comanche County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 2,106 feet.

The City of Coldwater (GNIS ID: 2393591) 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 City of Coldwater is located within Township of Coldwater, a minor civil division (MCD) of Comanche County.

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Coldwater, KS Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 820
Population in Households 797
Population in Familes 604
Population in Group Qrtrs 23
Population Density2 310
Diversity Index3 17


Median Household Income $39,710
Average Household Income $49,600
Per Capita Income $22,781


Total Housing Units 455 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 268 (58.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 105 (23.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 83 (18.2%)
Median Home Value $60,870
Average Home Value $83,396


Total Households 372
Average Household Size 2.14
Family Households 212
Average Family Size 3
  1. Demographics are point estimates for July 1st of the current year and each for the forecast years. See References for more information.
  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.


2010-2018 2018-2023
Population -0.12% -0.52%
Households -0.26% -0.54%
Families -0.28% -0.77%
Median Household Income   1.37%
Per Capita Income   1.86%

Coldwater, KS - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Coldwater to the other 671 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Kansas by rank and percentile using July 1, 2018 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 # 232 66th
Population Density # 553 18th
Diversity Index # 353 47th
Median Household Income # 574 15th
Per Capita Income # 521 23rd

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