|Motto: "The Way Life Should Be...."|
Location within Comanche County and Kansas
|• Mayor||Tony Smith|
|• Council President||Chuck Salisbury|
|• Total||2.98 sq mi (7.72 km2)|
|• Land||2.64 sq mi (6.84 km2)|
|• Water||0.34 sq mi (0.88 km2)|
|Elevation||2,106 ft (642 m)|
|• Estimate (2012)||836|
|• Density||280/sq mi (110/km2)|
|Time zone||CST (UTC-6)|
|• Summer (DST)||CDT (UTC-5)|
|ZIP code||67029 |
|FIPS code||20-14700 |
|GNIS feature ID||0470738 |
In 1884 G.W. Vickers, conceived the idea of laying out a town in the northern part of Comanche county, in company with Timothy Shields, J.P. Grove, Samuel Sisson, C.M. Cade and C.D. Bickford, all from Harper county. They preempted a section of land, had it platted off as a town site and named it after the city of Coldwater, Michigan. Early the following year the county had the required number of inhabitants, who petitioned the governor for its organization, and on February 27, 1885, it was organized with Owen Connaughton, George M. Morris and David T. Mclntire, commissioners and R.A. Grossman, clerk. Coldwater was designated as the county seat.
The first post office in Coldwater was established on October 17, 1884.
Coldwater is located at  According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 2.98 square miles (7.72 km2), of which, 2.64 square miles (6.84 km2) is land and 0.34 square miles (0.88 km2) is water.(37.269553, -99.326061).
The climate in this area is characterized by hot, humid summers and generally mild to cool winters. According to the Köppen Climate Classification system, Coldwater has a humid subtropical climate, abbreviated "Cfa" on climate maps.
- Comanche County Historical Museum, 105 West Main Street.
- Chief Theater (NRHP), 122 East Main Street.
- Comanche County Courthouse (NRHP), 201 South New York Avenue.
As of the census of 2010, there were 828 people, 380 households, and 217 families residing in the city. The population density was 313.6 inhabitants per square mile (121.1/km2). There were 458 housing units at an average density of 173.5 per square mile (67.0/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 97.2% White, 0.1% African American, 0.2% Native American, 0.1% Asian, 0.1% Pacific Islander, 0.2% from other races, and 1.9% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.5% of the population.
There were 380 households of which 26.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 45.5% were married couples living together, 7.6% had a female householder with no husband present, 3.9% had a male householder with no wife present, and 42.9% were non-families. 39.5% of all households were made up of individuals and 18.9% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.12 and the average family size was 2.81.
The median age in the city was 46.1 years. 23.3% of residents were under the age of 18; 5.7% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 19.2% were from 25 to 44; 26.8% were from 45 to 64; and 25.1% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 47.5% male and 52.5% female.
As of the census of 2000, there were 792 people, 380 households, and 209 families residing in the city. The population density was 301.3 people per square mile (116.3/km²). There were 460 housing units at an average density of 175.0 per square mile (67.5/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 98.11% White, 0.13% African American, 0.63% Native American, 0.13% Pacific Islander, 0.13% from other races, and 0.88% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.15% of the population.
There were 380 households out of which 20.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 46.6% were married couples living together, 8.4% had a female householder with no husband present, and 45.0% were non-families. 42.9% of all households were made up of individuals and 28.2% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.01 and the average family size was 2.75.
In the city the population was spread out with 20.3% under the age of 18, 5.4% from 18 to 24, 17.9% from 25 to 44, 24.6% from 45 to 64, and 31.7% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 50 years. For every 100 females there were 80.8 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 76.8 males.
The median income for a household in the city was $27,167, and the median income for a family was $36,786. Males had a median income of $23,438 versus $16,625 for females. The per capita income for the city was $16,851. About 8.7% of families and 9.8% of the population were below the poverty line, including 8.8% of those under age 18 and 8.9% of those age 65 or over.
Primary and secondary education
- Chick Brandom, baseball player
- Harold S. Herd, former Kansas Supreme Court justice and mayor of Coldwater,
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- Gannett, Henry (1905). The Origin of Certain Place Names in the United States. Govt. Print. Off. p. 87.
- History of Comanche County, Kansas. A Cyclopedia of State History. Frank Wilson Blackmar, 1912.
- "Kansas Post Offices, 1828-1961". Kansas Historical Society. Retrieved 6 June 2014.
- "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23.
- Climate Summary for Coldwater, Kansas
- USD 300
- Kansas : A Cyclopedia of State History, Embracing Events, Institutions, Industries, Counties, Cities, Towns, Prominent Persons, Etc; 3 Volumes; Frank W. Blackmar; Standard Publishing Co; 944 / 955 / 824 pages; 1912. (Volume1 - 54MB PDF), (Volume2 - 53MB PDF), (Volume3 - 33MB PDF)
- History of the State of Kansas; William G. Cutler; A.T. Andreas Publisher; 1883/1976.
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- Coldwater City Map, KDOT