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Colfax, California - Basic Facts

The City of Colfax had a population of 2,138 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 California. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Colfax is located at latitude 39.0938 and longitude -120.9532 in Placer County. The formal boundaries for the City of Colfax (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.41 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Placer County is in the Pacific time zone (GMT -8). The elevation is 2,425 feet.

The City of Colfax (GNIS ID: 2410190) 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.

California 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-Monumental Ridge CCD of Placer 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: Alden Grove, Alder Grove, Illinoistown, Upper Corral.

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


Total Population 2,138
Population in Households 2,134
Population in Familes 1,724
Population in Group Qrtrs 4
Population Density1 1,521
Diversity Index2 33


Total Households 889
Average Household Size 2.4
Family Households 607
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 986 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 619 (62.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 270 (27.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 97 ( 9.8%)
Median Home Value $336,441
Average Home Value $402,258


Median Household Income $60,186
Average Household Income $81,386
Per Capita Income $32,811
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 1.38% 1.56%
Households 1.24% 1.57%
Families 2.99% 1.53%
Median Household Income   1.63%
Per Capita Income   2.08%
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, CA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Colfax to the other 1,516 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in California 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 # 865 43rd
Population Density1 # 672 56th
Diversity Index2 # 1334 12th
Median Household Income # 612 60th
Per Capita Income # 520 66th

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE California Census Data Comparison Tool.