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Colfax, Indiana - Basic Facts

The Town of Colfax had a population of 677 as of July 1, 2017. 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, 2017.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Colfax: Midway.

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Colfax, IN Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 677
Daytime Population: Workers 114
Daytime Population: Residents 370
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 484
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.71
Population in Households 677
Population in Familes 575
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 1,863
Diversity Index3 18


Median Household Income $54,214
Average Household Income $62,440
Per Capita Income $23,501


Total Housing Units 328 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 202 (61.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 61 (18.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 65 (19.8%)
Median Home Value $96,615
Average Home Value $125,246


Total Households 263
Average Household Size 2.57
Family Households 193
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population -0.28% -0.3%
Households -0.26% -0.38%
Families -0.07% -0.52%
Median Household Income   1.25%
Per Capita Income   3.0%

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, 2017 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 # 417 39th
Population Density # 159 77th
Diversity Index # 184 73rd
Median Household Income # 218 68th
Per Capita Income # 368 46th

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