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Colfax, Washington - Basic Facts

The City of Colfax had a population of 2,898 as of July 1, 2016. Colfax ranks in the lower quartile for Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Washington. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Colfax is located at latitude 46.9197 and longitude -117.3119 in Whitman County. The formal boundaries for the City of Colfax (see map below) encompass a land area of 3.79 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Whitman County is in the Pacific time zone (GMT -8). The elevation is 1,972 feet.

The City of Colfax (GNIS ID: 2410191) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

Washington is one of 20 states where Census County Divisions (CCDs) are used for statistical tracking of subdivisions within each county. The City of Colfax is located within Colfax-Palouse Division of Whitman County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Colfax population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Colfax: Belleville, Hnch'laqhemn.

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Colfax, WA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 2,898
Population in Households 2,830
Population in Familes 2,231
Population in Group Qrtrs 68
Population Density1 765
Diversity Index2 17


Total Households 1,299
Average Household Size 2.18
Family Households 798
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 1,467 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 851 (58.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 448 (30.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 168 (11.5%)
Median Home Value $158,468
Average Home Value $197,735


Median Household Income $49,798
Average Household Income $63,688
Per Capita Income $28,261
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.52% 0.85%
Households 0.8% 1.0%
Families 1.7% 0.98%
Median Household Income   2.99%
Per Capita Income   2.45%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

Colfax, WA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Colfax to the other 627 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Washington by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 264 58th
Population Density1 # 347 45th
Diversity Index2 # 591 6th
Median Household Income # 388 38th
Per Capita Income # 272 57th

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