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Colfax, Indiana - Basic Facts

The Town of Colfax had a population of 689 as of July 1, 2016. Colfax ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Indiana. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Colfax is located at latitude 40.1943 and longitude -86.6672 in Clinton County. The formal boundaries for the Town of Colfax (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.36 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Clinton County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 846 feet.

The Town of Colfax (GNIS ID: 2396658) 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.

The Town of Colfax is located within Township of Perry, a minor civil division (MCD) of Clinton 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: Midway.

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


Total Population 689
Population in Households 689
Population in Familes 585
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 1,896
Diversity Index2 17


Total Households 264
Average Household Size 2.61
Family Households 195
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 322 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 203 (63.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 62 (19.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 58 (18.0%)
Median Home Value $94,101
Average Home Value $120,690


Median Household Income $54,057
Average Household Income $60,309
Per Capita Income $22,473
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -0.05% -0.12%
Households -0.24% -0.23%
Families 0.08% -0.31%
Median Household Income   1.82%
Per Capita Income   2.29%
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, IN - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Colfax to the other 680 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Indiana 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 # 416 39th
Population Density1 # 150 78th
Diversity Index2 # 185 73rd
Median Household Income # 205 70th
Per Capita Income # 375 45th

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