Colfax, Wisconsin

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Colfax, Wisconsin

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High Points

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

Category Trophy
Walking and Biking to Work
(vs. Peers)
Top 11% Colfax Walking and Biking to Work
Low Rate of Poverty
(vs. Peers)
Top 19% Colfax Low Rate of Poverty

Comparative Profile of Colfax, Wisconsin

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

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

The People

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Senior Citizens 9 9
Female Share of the Population 8 9
Age of the Population 7 8
Well-Paid Single Men 5 1
Children Under 5 Years Old 5 5
Racial Diversity 4 5
Male Share of the Population 3 2


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Portion of People Married 5 5
Average Household Size 3 3


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
People Above Poverty 9 7
People in Middle Class or Better 7 4
College Educated Adults 7 5
Median Family Income 5 2

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Walking and Biking to Work 9 8
Working at Home 7 7
Public Transportation Use 7 6
Short Commute Times 7 5


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
People Living Alone 7 6
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 7 5
Affordability of Rents 5 7
Housing Recently Built 3 3
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 2 3
Affordability of Property Taxes 2 6

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Colfax Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 17 miles NW of Eau Claire, Wisconsin (center to center)
Nearest Large City 66 miles E of St. Paul, Minnesota
County Dunn
Standard Zip Codes 54730
Phone Area Codes 715
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 44.997
Longitude -91.726

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 12.8 miles
Jan Temp 4 to 24 F
Apr Temp 34 to 58 F
Jul Temp 60 to 82 F
Oct Temp 38 to 60 F
Annual Precip 30.5 inches
Distance 15 miles
Jan Temp 3 to 21 F
Apr Temp 33 to 57 F
Jul Temp 60 to 83 F
Oct Temp 37 to 58 F
Annual Precip 32.1 inches
Distance 29.1 miles
Jan Temp -1 to 19 F
Apr Temp 33 to 54 F
Jul Temp 59 to 80 F
Oct Temp 36 to 56 F
Annual Precip 32 inches
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Colfax Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 1,136 100%
Male 530 46.7%
Female 606 53.3%
Under 18 275 24.2%
18+ 861 75.8%
65+ 264 23.2%
Median Age 40
Average Family Size 2.92
White 1,120 98.6%
African-American 3 0.3%
Asian 0 0%
American Indian & Alaskan 2 0.2%
Other 3 0.3%
Mixed Race 8 0.7%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 15 1.3%

Estimated Colfax Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 1,070
Growth -66
Growth % -5.8%

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
Norwegian 39%
German 32.3%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 5.4%
US/American 3.7%
English 3.5%
Swedish 2.3%
French Canadian 2.2%
Irish 2.2%
Polish 1.6%
Swiss 1%
Dutch 1%
Italian 0.8%
Danish 0.7%
Czech 0.6%
Scandinavian 0.6%
Scottish 0.5%
French (except Basque) 0.5%
Belgian 0.4%
Hungarian 0.4%
Greek 0.2%
Slavic 0.2%
Russian 0.2%
Lithuanian 0.2%
Scotch-Irish 0.2%
Welsh 0.2%
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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:

Albertville (54730)

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 1,136 $40,673
Bloomer 3,347 $47,108
Boyceville 1,043 $36,389
Elk Mound 785 $39,318
Menomonie 14,937 $44,458
New Auburn 562 $36,250
Wheeler 317 $43,000
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Colfax High Schools (2004)

(Sorted by Number of Students)

Serves 284 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 13.9

A Non-traditional School
A Charter School.
Serves 12 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 12

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