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Demographics

People

Total Population1,925
Male Share of the Population48.4%
Female Share of the Population51.6%
Senior Citizens14.6%
Employed Population 16+948
Age of the Population39

Families

% of people married52.5%
Average household size2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher20.6%
Median Earnings25+$36,087
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$36,250
Median Earnings With High School Degree$26,927

Wealth

Median Family Income$62,153
% Above Poverty Level87%
% Below Poverty Level13%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time28 minutes
% Working from Home4.5%
% Walking and Biking to Work0.5%
% Using Public Transportation1.5%

Housing

People Living Alone32.2%
Median Gross Rent$577
Median House Value$94,700

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)15.8%
Irish14.9%
English7%
Dutch5.1%
Norwegian4.3%
Swedish3.5%
Scottish2.1%
French Except Basque1.2%
Welsh1.1%
Danishn1%
Croatian0.8%
Swiss0.8%
Arab0.4%
Lebanese0.4%
Finnish0.3%
German0.3%
Lithuanian0.3%
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Colfax Almanac

CategoryValue
County Jasper County
Standard Zip Codes50054
Phone Area Codes515
Time ZoneAmerica/Chicago
Approximate Latitude41.67
Approximate Longitude-93.24

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)

StationNEWTON
Distance11.3 miles
Jan Temp9 to 29 F
Apr Temp37 to 62 F
Jul Temp64 to 87 F
Oct Temp41 to 65 F
Annual Precip34.4 inches
StationANKENY
Distance16.8 miles
Jan Temp9 to 28 F
Apr Temp37 to 60 F
Jul Temp64 to 86 F
Oct Temp39 to 63 F
Annual Precip33.3 inches
StationDES MOINES AP
Distance24 miles
Jan Temp12 to 29 F
Apr Temp40 to 61 F
Jul Temp66 to 86 F
Oct Temp42 to 64 F
Annual Precip34.7 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Baxter1,081$61,295
Lambs Grove200$73,750
Mingo255$49,167
Mitchellville2,271$61,513
Newton15,090$59,677
Prairie City1,973$77,837

Colfax Public Libraries

Colfax Public Library
25 W DIVISION ST
Colfax, Iowa
(515) 674-3625

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Colfax Public Schools

Colfax-mingo Elementary School
20 West Broadway
ZIP: 50054
(515) 674-3465
Primary
Total Enrollment 409
Colfax-mingo High School
204 N League Rd
ZIP: 50054
(515) 674-4111
High
Total Enrollment 292
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