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People

Total Population 1,706
Male Share of the Population 41.1%
Female Share of the Population 58.9%
Senior Citizens 19.6%
Employed Population 16+ 529
Age of the Population 37

Families

% of people married 29.5%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 8.8%
Median Earnings25+ $0
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $0
Median Earnings With High School Degree $0

Wealth

Median Family Income $28,000
% Above Poverty Level 57.5%
% Below Poverty Level 42.5%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 20 minutes
% Working from Home %
% Walking and Biking to Work 6.2%
% Using Public Transportation %

Housing

People Living Alone 36.3%
Median Gross Rent $530
Median House Value $60,300

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 60.8%
US/American 0%
English 3.9%
Irish 8.6%

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

Colfax Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 76 miles SW of Monroe, Louisiana (center to center)
Nearest Large City 190 miles NW of New Orleans, Louisiana
County Grant
Standard Zip Codes 71417
Phone Area Codes 318
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 31.518
Longitude -92.706

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 BOYCE 3 WNW
Distance 9.4 miles
Jan Temp 39 to 57 F
Apr Temp 56 to 77 F
Jul Temp 73 to 92 F
Oct Temp 57 to 79 F
Annual Precip 59.7 inches
Station ALEXANDRIA INTL AP
Distance 19.9 miles
Jan Temp 38 to 58 F
Apr Temp 56 to 77 F
Jul Temp 74 to 93 F
Oct Temp 57 to 80 F
Annual Precip 61.4 inches
Station WOODWORTH 2 SE
Distance 31.2 miles
Jan Temp 37 to 58 F
Apr Temp 54 to 78 F
Jul Temp 71 to 93 F
Oct Temp 54 to 80 F
Annual Precip 61.7 inches

Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

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

Aloha (71417)

Bagdad (71417)

Fairmont (71417)

McNeely (71417)

Rock (71417)

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

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Atlanta 99 $73,750
Ball 4,000 $65,461
Boyce 1,441 $36,250
Dry Prong 520 $49,063
Montgomery 631 $53,971
Pollock 425 $43,750

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

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Library
Grant Parish Library
300 MAIN STREET
Colfax, Louisiana
(318) 627-9920
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