Colfax, Iowa

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Colfax, Iowa

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High Points

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

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Well-Paid Single Men
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Top 16% Colfax Well-Paid Single Men

Comparative Profile of Colfax, Iowa

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

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

The People

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Male Share of the Population 9 10
Well-Paid Single Men 9 9
Well-Paid Single Women 7 6
Children Under 5 Years Old 7 7
Racial Diversity 4 6
Age of the Population 3 2
Senior Citizens 3 2
Female Share of the Population 2 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Portion of People Married 7 7
Average Household Size 7 9


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
People in Middle Class or Better 8 8
People Above Poverty 8 7
Median Family Income 8 8
College Educated Adults 4 3

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Working at Home 8 8
Short Commute Times 5 2
Walking and Biking to Work 3 3
Public Transportation Use 3 3


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

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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

  • 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
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
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Colfax Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 2,223 100%
Male 1,125 50.6%
Female 1,098 49.4%
Under 18 649 29.2%
18+ 1,574 70.8%
65+ 258 11.6%
Median Age 34.8
Average Family Size 3.12
White 2,184 98.2%
African-American 11 0.5%
Asian 4 0.2%
American Indian & Alaskan 5 0.2%
Other 0 0%
Mixed Race 19 0.9%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 16 0.7%

Estimated Colfax Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 2,228
Growth 5
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 25.3%
US/American 13.2%
English 11.5%
Irish 10.3%
Dutch 7.6%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 7.2%
Scottish 3.7%
Norwegian 3.4%
Swedish 3%
Welsh 2.8%
Scotch-Irish 2.3%
French (except Basque) 2.1%
Polish 1.3%
Yugoslavian 1.1%
European 1%
Danish 0.8%
Croatian 0.7%
Eastern European 0.5%
Canadian 0.4%
Russian 0.4%
Scandinavian 0.4%
Czech 0.3%
Italian 0.3%
French Canadian 0.3%
British 0.3%
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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 Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Colfax 2,223 $48,300
Baxter 1,052 $42,411
Lambs Grove 225 $65,417
Mingo 269 $44,000
Mitchellville 1,715 $52,113
Newton 15,579 $49,977
Prairie City 1,365 $54,205

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Colfax Public Library
Colfax, Iowa
(515) 674-3625

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Colfax High Schools (2004)

Serves 261 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 11.8

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