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Coloma, Michigan
Location within Berrien County
Location within Berrien County
Coloma, Michigan is located in Michigan
Coloma, Michigan
Coloma, Michigan
Location in Michigan
Country United States
State Michigan
County Berrien
 • Type City commission
 • Total 0.89 sq mi (2.30 km2)
 • Land 0.89 sq mi (2.30 km2)
 • Water 0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)
669 ft (204 m)
 • Total 1,483
 • Estimate 
 • Density 1,588.96/sq mi (613.49/km2)
Time zone UTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP code(s)
49038, 49039
Area code(s) 269
FIPS code 26-17320
GNIS feature ID 0623623

Coloma is a city in Berrien County in the U.S. state of Michigan. The population was 1,483 at the 2010 census.


Coloma was first known as Shingle Diggins because of the wood shingles that were manufactured in the area. The community was renamed Dickerville because people in the town had to barter and dicker for items after the timber supply was exhausted.

The name Coloma was later suggested by Stephen R. Gilson, after a town in California he had visited during the Gold Rush era.

It was incorporated as a village in 1893 and as a city in 1941.


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.


Historical population
Census Pop.
1900 687
1910 701 2.0%
1920 663 −5.4%
1930 826 24.6%
1940 960 16.2%
1950 1,041 8.4%
1960 1,473 41.5%
1970 1,814 23.2%
1980 1,833 1.0%
1990 1,679 −8.4%
2000 1,595 −5.0%
2010 1,483 −7.0%
2019 (est.) 1,411 −4.9%
U.S. Decennial Census

2010 census

As of the census of 2010, there were 1,483 people, 606 households, and 398 families living 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.

Arts and culture

The Glad-Peach Festival is held in Coloma every August.


Major highways

  • I-94

See also

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