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People

Total Population 1,835
Male Share of the Population 47.5%
Female Share of the Population 52.5%
Senior Citizens 15.1%
Employed Population 16+ 829
Age of the Population 38

Families

% of people married 50.7%
Average household size 2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 15.6%
Median Earnings25+ $34,714
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $35,625
Median Earnings With High School Degree $29,464

Wealth

Median Family Income $61,701
% Above Poverty Level 87.3%
% Below Poverty Level 12.7%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 25 minutes
% Working from Home 4.5%
% Walking and Biking to Work 0%
% Using Public Transportation 0.4%

Housing

People Living Alone 32.2%
Median Gross Rent $600
Median House Value $89,100

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 14.4%
US/American 0%
English 8.8%
Irish 18.1%

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 971 $51,625
Lambs Grove 175 $83,750

Colfax Public Libraries

Library
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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