Colfax, Indiana

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Colfax, Indiana

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

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Affordability of Rents
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Top 9% Colfax Affordability of Rents

Comparative Profile of Colfax, Indiana

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

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

The People

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Children Under 5 Years Old 10 9
Well-Paid Single Men 8 8
Well-Paid Single Women 8 8
Male Share of the Population 7 7
Female Share of the Population 4 4
Senior Citizens 3 4
Racial Diversity 3 4
Age of the Population 3 4


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Average Household Size 9 9
Portion of People Married 8 9


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
People Above Poverty 7 6
Median Family Income 7 6
People in Middle Class or Better 7 6
College Educated Adults 1 1

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Working at Home 9 10
Public Transportation Use 8 8
Walking and Biking to Work 4 3
Short Commute Times 3 3


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 8 7
Affordability of Rents 8 10
Affordability of Property Taxes 6 4
People Living Alone 6 6
Housing Recently Built 2 2
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 1 1

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Colfax Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 18 miles SE of Lafayette, Indiana (center to center)
Nearest Large City 40 miles NW of Indianapolis, Indiana
County Clinton
Metro Area Lafayette
Standard Zip Codes 46035
Phone Area Codes 765
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 40.195
Longitude -86.667

Colfax Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Distance 11.4 miles
Jan Temp 16 to 32 F
Apr Temp 39 to 61 F
Jul Temp 63 to 84 F
Oct Temp 42 to 64 F
Annual Precip 39.6 inches
Distance 21.2 miles
Jan Temp 14 to 33 F
Apr Temp 38 to 61 F
Jul Temp 62 to 85 F
Oct Temp 39 to 66 F
Annual Precip 39.7 inches
Distance 21.5 miles
Jan Temp 18 to 34 F
Apr Temp 40 to 65 F
Jul Temp 63 to 86 F
Oct Temp 43 to 67 F
Annual Precip 41.3 inches
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Colfax Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 768 100%
Male 375 48.8%
Female 393 51.2%
Under 18 225 29.3%
18+ 543 70.7%
65+ 95 12.4%
Median Age 34.2
Average Family Size 3.18
White 767 99.9%
African-American 0 0%
Asian 1 0.1%
American Indian & Alaskan 0 0%
Other 0 0%
Mixed Race 0 0%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 13 1.7%

Estimated Colfax Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 780
Growth 12
Growth % 1.6%

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 34.8%
US/American 17%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 14.7%
English 8.3%
Irish 6.5%
Polish 5.8%
Scotch-Irish 2.9%
Greek 2.5%
Dutch 1.6%
Italian 1.3%
French (except Basque) 1.1%
Welsh 0.9%
Norwegian 0.7%
Dutch West Indian 0.7%
Russian 0.4%
Scottish 0.4%
Swedish 0.4%
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Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Colfax 768 $44,514
Clarks Hill 680 $40,268
Darlington 854 $43,462
Frankfort 16,662 $42,686
Linden 700 $41,696
Mulberry 1,387 $51,591
Thorntown 1,562 $43,194

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