Coldwater is a very small town located in the state of Mississippi. With a population of 1,603 people and three constituent neighborhoods, Coldwater is the 138th largest community in Mississippi.
Because occupations involving physical labor dominate the local economy, Coldwater is generally considered to be a blue-collar town. 40.19% of the Coldwater workforce is employed in blue-collar occupations, compared to the national average of 27.7%. Overall, Coldwater is a town of professionals, production and manufacturing workers, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Coldwater who work in office and administrative support (14.81%), healthcare (10.77%), and teaching (10.38%).
As is often the case in a small town, Coldwater doesn't have a public transportation system that people use for their commute.
In terms of college education, the citizens of Coldwater rank slightly lower than the national average. 13.20% of adults 25 and older in Coldwater have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree, while 21.84% of adults have a 4-year degree or higher in the average American community.
The per capita income in Coldwater in 2010 was $14,985, which is lower middle income relative to Mississippi, and low income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $59,940 for a family of four. Coldwater also has one of the higher rates of people living in poverty in the nation, with 31.36% of its population below the federal poverty line.
Coldwater is a very ethnically-diverse town. The people who call Coldwater home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Coldwater residents report their race to be Black or African-American, followed by White. Important ancestries of people in Coldwater include French , German, Italian, and English.
The most common language spoken in Coldwater is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and African languages.