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Colfax, Iowa - Basic Facts

The City of Colfax had a population of 2,092 as of July 1, 2018. Colfax ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Iowa. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Colfax is located at latitude 41.6761 and longitude -93.2404 in Jasper County. The formal boundaries for the City of Colfax (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.79 sq. miles and a water area of 0.01 sq. miles. Jasper County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 801 feet.

The City of Colfax (GNIS ID: 2393595) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The City of Colfax is located within Township of Washington, a minor civil division (MCD) of Jasper County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Colfax population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2018.


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Colfax, IA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)

POPULATION

Total Population 2,092
Population in Households 2,063
Population in Familes 1,684
Population in Group Qrtrs 29
Population Density2 1,166
Diversity Index3 7
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $53,796
Average Household Income $66,333
Per Capita Income $27,040

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 943 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 677 (71.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 177 (18.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 89 ( 9.4%)
Median Home Value $116,176
Average Home Value $128,988
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 854
Average Household Size 2.42
Family Households 578
Average Family Size 3
NOTES
  1. Demographics are point estimates for July 1st of the current year and each for the forecast years. See References for more information.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.

GROWTH RATE / YEAR

2010-2018 2018-2023
Population -0.01% 0.08%
Households 0.04% 0.12%
Families 0.19% 0.03%
Median Household Income   2.75%
Per Capita Income   3.08%

Colfax, IA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Colfax to the other 1,009 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Iowa by rank and percentile using July 1, 2018 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 162 84th
Population Density # 212 79th
Diversity Index # 732 27th
Median Household Income # 583 42nd
Per Capita Income # 662 34th

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