Coldwater, KS Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Coldwater, Kansas - Basic Facts

The City of Coldwater had a population of 834 as of July 1, 2017. 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.

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.

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


Total Population 834
Daytime Population: Workers 603
Daytime Population: Residents 389
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 992
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.19
Population in Households 811
Population in Familes 613
Population in Group Qrtrs 23
Population Density2 316
Diversity Index3 15


Median Household Income $38,583
Average Household Income $50,487
Per Capita Income $23,338


Total Housing Units 463 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 281 (60.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 98 (21.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 84 (18.1%)
Median Home Value $57,192
Average Home Value $80,872


Total Households 379
Average Household Size 2.14
Family Households 217
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 0.1% -0.12%
Households -0.04% -0.21%
Families 0.0% -0.28%
Median Household Income   1.58%
Per Capita Income   2.71%

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, 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 # 230 66th
Population Density # 555 17th
Diversity Index # 407 39th
Median Household Income # 594 12th
Per Capita Income # 511 24th

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