Colfax, Illinois

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Colfax, Illinois

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High Points

Colfax strengths, compared to Peers (similar size places nationally) or State (other places in Illinois):

Category Trophy
Low Rate of Poverty
(vs. Peers)
Top 7% Colfax Low Rate of Poverty
Well-Paid Single Men
(vs. Peers)
Top 11% Colfax Well-Paid Single Men
People in Middle Class or Better
(vs. Peers)
Top 14% Colfax People in Middle Class or Better
Well-Paid Single Women
(vs. Peers)
Top 16% Colfax Well-Paid Single Women

Comparative Profile of Colfax, Illinois

Comparing Colfax to similar size places nationwide (Peers) and to other places in Illinois (State):

Ratings range from 1 (lowest) to 10 (highest).

The People

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Well-Paid Single Men 9 8
Senior Citizens 9 10
Well-Paid Single Women 9 7
Age of the Population 7 8
Male Share of the Population 6 6
Female Share of the Population 5 6
Children Under 5 Years Old 2 1
Racial Diversity 1 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Portion of People Married 7 6
Average Household Size 4 4


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
People Above Poverty 10 9
People in Middle Class or Better 9 8
Median Family Income 8 6
College Educated Adults 7 6

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Public Transportation Use 8 6
Working at Home 7 8
Walking and Biking to Work 5 4
Short Commute Times 3 4


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
People Living Alone 8 9
Affordability of Rents 5 6
Affordability of Property Taxes 5 7
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 4 4
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 3 5
Housing Recently Built 2 2

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Colfax Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 20 miles E of Bloomington, Illinois (center to center)
Nearest Large City 102 miles SW of Chicago, Illinois
County McLean
Metro Area Bloomington - Normal
Standard Zip Codes 61728
Phone Area Codes 309
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 40.566
Longitude -88.616

Colfax Climate

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  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Station CHENOA
Distance 12.7 miles
Jan Temp 15 to 32 F
Apr Temp 40 to 63 F
Jul Temp 64 to 86 F
Oct Temp 43 to 66 F
Annual Precip 34.6 inches
Distance 14.9 miles
Jan Temp 14 to 30 F
Apr Temp 38 to 61 F
Jul Temp 63 to 85 F
Oct Temp 40 to 65 F
Annual Precip 36.3 inches
Distance 24.3 miles
Jan Temp 14 to 32 F
Apr Temp 40 to 62 F
Jul Temp 64 to 85 F
Oct Temp 42 to 66 F
Annual Precip 36 inches
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Colfax Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 989 100%
Male 478 48.3%
Female 511 51.7%
Under 18 250 25.3%
18+ 739 74.7%
65+ 227 23%
Median Age 39.9
Average Family Size 3.06
White 980 99.1%
African-American 0 0%
Asian 0 0%
American Indian & Alaskan 5 0.5%
Other 2 0.2%
Mixed Race 2 0.2%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 14 1.4%

Estimated Colfax Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 991
Growth 2
Growth % 0.2%

Colfax Ancestry

(From 2000 Census, as reported by individuals)

Note: This is national, not racial, ancestry, so, e.g., the Census doesn't have categories for Hispanic and African-American people. CityTownInfo is currently gathering additional ancestry data for this site.
Ancestry Percent
German 42%
US/American 15.5%
English 12.7%
Irish 8.1%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 4.5%
Dutch 2.2%
Polish 2.2%
Italian 1.9%
French (except Basque) 1.6%
Norwegian 1.5%
Danish 1.5%
Scotch-Irish 1.3%
Swedish 1.1%
Czech 1.1%
Welsh 0.9%
Scottish 0.8%
Greek 0.3%
Lithuanian 0.3%
British 0.3%
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Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Colfax 989 $50,500
Anchor 175 $52,813
Arrowsmith 298 $54,375
Cooksville 213 $48,125
Ellsworth 271 $53,333
Lexington 1,912 $54,336
Saybrook 764 $43,750

Colfax Public Libraries

Martin Twp. P.l.
Colfax, Illinois
(309) 723-2541
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Colfax High Schools (2004)

RR 2 BOX 49B
Serves 241 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 11.5

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