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  1. Public Schools
    B-
  2. Crime & Safety
    B
  3. Housing
    B
  4. Nightlife
    B
  5. Good for Families
    B
  6. Diversity
    B
  7. Jobs
    B
  8. Weather
    C
  9. Cost of Living
    A-
  10. Health & Fitness
    B
  11. Outdoor Activities
    B-
  12. Commute
    A-
Coldwater is a town in Michigan with a population of 10,819. Coldwater is in Branch County. Living in Coldwater offers residents a suburban feel and most residents own their homes. Many families live in Coldwater and residents tend to be conservative. The public schools in Coldwater are above average.

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$82,000
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$695
National
$949
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    43%
  • Own
    57%
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Coldwater Rankings

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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
B
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    204.7
    282.7
  • Murder
    0
    6.1
  • Rape
    186
    40.7
  • Robbery
    9.3
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    297.7
    500.1
  • Theft
    2,139.5
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    46.5
    284

Residents

Diversity
B
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    15%
  • 10-17 years
    12%
  • 18-24 years
    9%
  • 25-34 years
    15%
  • 35-44 years
    12%
  • 45-54 years
    12%
  • 55-64 years
    10%
  • 65+ years
    15%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    4%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    11%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    36%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    37%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    13%
    13%

Working in Coldwater

Jobs
B
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$39,124
National
$55,322
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Coldwater Reviews

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Coldwater, MI is the average small town community. They have a nice farmer's market downtown in the summer and spring and hold festivals throughout the winter to help keep the community involved with one another. Although, Coldwater would be better if they had more of a nightlife. Coldwater is home to a lot of college students and there is nothing to do past 10 o'clock.
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Though this is a small town, it is a fantastic family place. There are great locally owned restaurants and the highway is close enough by you can hop on and travel anywhere for any of your needs!
It's small, and not a lot of crime. Just not what I would consider a great place to live. There is quite a bit of drugs, poverty and overall a run down feel to the town itself, in many areas. Not a great school district, but an okay one.