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People

Total Population 1,101
Male Share of the Population 48.6%
Female Share of the Population 51.4%
Senior Citizens 17.2%
Employed Population 16+ 493
Age of the Population 41

Families

% of people married 57.2%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 14.7%
Median Earnings25+ $39,712
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $0
Median Earnings With High School Degree $34,732

Wealth

Median Family Income $69,167
% Above Poverty Level 87.2%
% Below Poverty Level 12.8%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 33 minutes
% Working from Home 1.2%
% Walking and Biking to Work 1.2%
% Using Public Transportation %

Housing

People Living Alone 21.3%
Median Gross Rent $641
Median House Value $92,300

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 21%
US/American 0%
English 13.8%
Irish 15%

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

Colfax Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 20 miles E of Bloomington, Illinois (center to center)
Nearest Large City 102 miles SW of Chicago, Illinois
County McLean
Metro Area Bloomington - Normal
Standard Zip Codes 61728
Phone Area Codes 309
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 40.566
Longitude -88.616

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 CHENOA
Distance 12.7 miles
Jan Temp 15 to 32 F
Apr Temp 40 to 63 F
Jul Temp 64 to 86 F
Oct Temp 43 to 66 F
Annual Precip 34.6 inches
Station GIBSON CITY
Distance 14.9 miles
Jan Temp 14 to 30 F
Apr Temp 38 to 61 F
Jul Temp 63 to 85 F
Oct Temp 40 to 65 F
Annual Precip 36.3 inches
Station FARMER CITY
Distance 24.3 miles
Jan Temp 14 to 32 F
Apr Temp 40 to 62 F
Jul Temp 64 to 85 F
Oct Temp 42 to 66 F
Annual Precip 36 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Anchor 145 $48,438
Arrowsmith 316 $56,250
Cooksville 194 $57,083
Ellsworth 259 $69,107

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

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103 S. CENTER ST.
Colfax, Illinois
(309) 723-2541
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Colfax High Schools

RIDGEVIEW HIGH SCHOOL
RR 2 BOX 49B
309-723-2951
Serves 241 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 11.5

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