Demographics

People

Total Population1,915
Male Share of the Population49%
Female Share of the Population51%
Senior Citizens16.6%
Employed Population 16+931
Age of the Population40

Families

% of people married48.7%
Average household size2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher26%
Median Earnings25+$32,831
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$0
Median Earnings With High School Degree$29,554

Wealth

Median Family Income$66,250
% Above Poverty Level89.8%
% Below Poverty Level10.2%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time26 minutes
% Working from Home3.2%
% Walking and Biking to Work2.8%
% Using Public Transportation1.8%

Housing

People Living Alone26.8%
Median Gross Rent$648
Median House Value$101,300

Ancestry

German27%
Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)15.1%
Irish12%
Dutch11.7%
English8.1%
Norwegian4.9%
Swedish3%
Scottish1.3%
Danishn1.1%
Welsh1%
French Except Basque0.9%
Croatian0.7%
Swiss0.7%
Finnish0.3%
Arab0.3%
Lebanese0.3%
Italian0.3%
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Colfax Almanac

CategoryValue
CountyJasper 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
Baxter1,029$64,063
Lambs Grove250$91,667
Mingo261$60,893
Mitchellville2,304$73,125
Newton15,167$53,832
Prairie City2,204$84,259

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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