See Also: Coloma History Watervliet History Paw Paw Lake History
The City of Coloma, Michigan
Coloma is a city in Berrien County in the U.S. state of Michigan. The population was 1,483 at the 2010 census.
According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 0.89 square miles (2.31 km2), all land.
Rich farmland in the area made temperate by Lake Michigan is called the Fruit Belt, and Coloma is located in the Lake Michigan Shore American Viticultural Area.
Coloma is near the former resort area of Paw Paw Lake.
As of the census of 2010, there were 1,483 people, 606 households, and 398 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,666.3 inhabitants per square mile (643.4/km2). There were 667 housing units at an average density of 749.4 per square mile (289.3/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 93.5% White, 1.2% African American, 0.5% Native American, 1.1% Asian, 1.7% from other races, and 2.1% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 3.9% of the population.
There were 606 households of which 32.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 44.7% were married couples living together, 14.7% had a female householder with no husband present, 6.3% had a male householder with no wife present, and 34.3% were non-families. 28.7% of all households were made up of individuals and 8.8% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.44 and the average family size was 3.00.
The median age in the city was 38.6 years. 24.6% of residents were under the age of 18; 8.7% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 25.1% were from 25 to 44; 27% were from 45 to 64; and 14.5% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 48.9% male and 51.1% female.
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