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People

Total Population 2,842
Male Share of the Population 54.7%
Female Share of the Population 45.3%
Senior Citizens 18.5%
Employed Population 16+ 1,298
Age of the Population 40

Families

% of people married 48.7%
Average household size 2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 30.5%
Median Earnings25+ $0
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $0
Median Earnings With High School Degree $0

Wealth

Median Family Income $51,767
% Above Poverty Level 80.7%
% Below Poverty Level 19.3%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 14 minutes
% Working from Home 3.2%
% Walking and Biking to Work 8.9%
% Using Public Transportation %

Housing

People Living Alone 42.2%
Median Gross Rent $584
Median House Value $163,100

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 16.5%
US/American 0%
English 13.4%
Irish 8.7%

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

Colfax Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 53 miles S of Spokane, Washington (center to center)
Nearest Large City 238 miles E of Seattle, Washington
County Whitman
Standard Zip Codes 99111
Phone Area Codes 509
Time Zone Pacific (-8 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 46.88
Longitude -117.363

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 COLFAX
Distance 0.7 miles
Jan Temp 24 to 37 F
Apr Temp 36 to 59 F
Jul Temp 50 to 83 F
Oct Temp 33 to 62 F
Annual Precip 20 inches
Station POTLATCH 3 NNE
Distance 23.2 miles
Jan Temp 22 to 36 F
Apr Temp 33 to 57 F
Jul Temp 45 to 80 F
Oct Temp 31 to 60 F
Annual Precip 26.6 inches
Station ROSALIA
Distance 24.4 miles
Jan Temp 22 to 35 F
Apr Temp 35 to 58 F
Jul Temp 49 to 83 F
Oct Temp 33 to 61 F
Annual Precip 18.4 inches

Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

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

Diamond (99111)

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

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Albion 585 $36,500
Endicott 239 $54,375
Garfield 496 $60,313
Palouse 1,071 $60,000
Pullman 31,502 $66,816
St. John 597 $62,292

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

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Colfax High Schools

COLFAX HIGH SCHOOL
1110 N. MORTON STREET
509-397-4368
Serves 266 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 17.7

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