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People

Total Population 1,848
Male Share of the Population 46.7%
Female Share of the Population 53.3%
Senior Citizens 13.1%
Employed Population 16+ 863
Age of the Population 38

Families

% of people married 51.9%
Average household size 2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 20.8%
Median Earnings25+ $34,347
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $37,625
Median Earnings With High School Degree $29,191

Wealth

Median Family Income $61,917
% Above Poverty Level 87.7%
% Below Poverty Level 12.3%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 27 minutes
% Working from Home 7%
% Walking and Biking to Work 0.7%
% Using Public Transportation 1.2%

Housing

People Living Alone 34.1%
Median Gross Rent $580
Median House Value $89,800

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 14.2%
US/American 0%
English 9%
Irish 15.4%

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Colfax Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 19 miles E of Des Moines, Iowa (center to center)
Nearest Large City 142 miles E of Omaha, Nebraska
County Jasper
Standard Zip Codes 50054
Phone Area Codes 515
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 41.677
Longitude -93.245

Colfax Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

Station NEWTON
Distance 11.3 miles
Jan Temp 9 to 29 F
Apr Temp 37 to 62 F
Jul Temp 64 to 87 F
Oct Temp 41 to 65 F
Annual Precip 34.4 inches
Station ANKENY
Distance 16.8 miles
Jan Temp 9 to 28 F
Apr Temp 37 to 60 F
Jul Temp 64 to 86 F
Oct Temp 39 to 63 F
Annual Precip 33.3 inches
Station DES MOINES AP
Distance 24 miles
Jan Temp 12 to 29 F
Apr Temp 40 to 61 F
Jul Temp 66 to 86 F
Oct Temp 42 to 64 F
Annual Precip 34.7 inches

Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

According to the US Postal Service, Colfax, its neighborhoods, and/or surrounding areas are also referred to as:

Goddard (50054)

Green Castle (50054)

Note that not all alternate names are acceptable for use in US Post Office addresses.

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Baxter 929 $60,294
Lambs Grove 196 $73,750

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Colfax Public Libraries

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Colfax Public Library
25 W DIVISION STREET
Colfax, Iowa
(515) 674-3625

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Colfax High Schools

COLFAX-MINGO HIGH SCHOOL
204 N LEAGUE RD
515-674-4111
Serves 261 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 11.8

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