Coldwater, Kansas

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Coldwater is a city in Comanche County, Kansas, United States. The population was 792 at the 2000 census. It is the county seat of Comanche County[3].



Coldwater is located at 37°16′10″N 99°19′34″W / 37.26944°N 99.32611°W / 37.26944; -99.32611 (37.269553, -99.326061)[4]. According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 3.0 square miles (7.7 km²), of which, 2.6 square miles (6.8 km²) of it is land and 0.3 square miles (0.9 km²) of it (11.45%) is water.


As of the census[1] 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/sq mi (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.

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