Colfax, Iowa Population 2024

2,255

Colfax is a city located in Jasper County Iowa. Colfax has a 2024 population of 2,255. Colfax is currently growing at a rate of 0.04% annually and its population has increased by 0.04% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 2,254 in 2020.

The average household income in Colfax is $94,497 with a poverty rate of 9.43%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to - per month, and the median house value is -. The median age in Colfax is 33.3 years, 36.3 years for males, and 30.8 years for females.

Colfax Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Colfax was:

  • White: 93.23%
  • Two or more races: 3.2%
  • Black or African American: 1.42%
  • Other race: 1.42%
  • Asian: 0.73%
  • Native American:
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander:
State
Iowa
Land Area (mi²)
2.4 sq mi
Density (mi²)
955.60/sq mi
Growth Since 2020
0.04% (1)
The current population of Colfax, Iowa is 2,255 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 2,254.

Colfax, Iowa Population 2024

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White2,03893.23%
Two or more races703.2%
Black or African American311.42%
Other race311.42%
Asian160.73%
Native American
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander
showing: 7 rows

White

Two or more races

Black or African American

Other race

Asian

Native American

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Colfax Population by Race

Colfax Population Pyramid 2024

Colfax Median Age

33.3

Total

36.3

Male

30.8

Female

Colfax Adults

There are 1,587 adults, (279 of whom are seniors) in Colfax.

Colfax Age Dependency

67.1

Age Dependency Ratio

21.3

Old Age Dependency Ratio

45.8

Child Dependency Ratio

Colfax Sex Ratio

Female1,05048.03%
Male1,13651.97%

Colfax Population by Age

Colfax Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All7772.7674.925.1
Married4163.3989.710.3
Non Family2191.2357.142.9
Female993.366.733.3
Male433.1941.958.1
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3.15

Average Family Size

2.76

Average Household Size

74.9%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Colfax Households and Families

Male

Female

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Less Than 9th Grade

9th to 12th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Associates Degree

Bachelors Degree

Graduate Degree

Colfax Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Colfax Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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The highest rate of high school graduation is among black people with a rate of 100%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 75%.

Colfax Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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$44,277

Average Earnings

$53,750

Average Male

$41,985

Average Female

Colfax Earnings by Educational Attainment

Colfax Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Colfax Language

97.71% of Colfax residents speak only English, while 2.29% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 1.79% of the population.

Colfax Language

Colfax Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
White2,0251899.33%
Black311651.61%
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9.43%

Overall Poverty Rate

11.71%

Male Poverty Rate

6.94%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Colfax

The race most likely to be in poverty in Colfax is Black, with 51.61% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Colfax is White, with 9.33% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 1.15%. Among those working part-time, it was 7.79%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 24.58%.

Colfax Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade55.81%
High School7.85%
Some College5.99%
Bachelors or Greater3.33%
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Colfax Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Male Unemployed65.91%
Female Employed4.29%
Male Employed3.17%
Female Unemployed
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Colfax Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Colfax Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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mean

median

Income by Household Type

Colfax Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

55.5%

Overall Marriage Rate

52.4%

Male Marriage Rate

59.2%

Female Marriage Rate

Colfax Married by Age and Sex

male

female

Colfax Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 55-64, while the female age group most likely to be married is 35-44.

Colfax Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Colfax Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

147

Number of Veterans

128

Male Veterans

19

Female Veterans

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Colfax Veterans by War

count

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Colfax Veterans by Age

count

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Colfax Veterans by Race

Colfax Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

3.4%

Veteran Poverty Rate

29.93%

Veteran Disability Rate

Colfax Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

69.3%

Labor Force Participation

64.8%

Employment Rate

5.9%

Unemployment Rate

Colfax Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Colfax Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Colfax Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

79.64%

Born in Colfax

99.41%

Native Born

0.59%

Foreign Born

0.59%

Non Citizen

Naturalized

Place of Birth

99.41% of Colfax residents were born in the United States, with 79.64% having been born in Iowa. 0.59% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.

Colfax Place of Birth

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
20292,26010.04%
20282,25910.04%
20272,25810.04%
20262,25710.04%
20252,25610.04%
20242,25510.04%
20232,25410.04%
20222,25310.04%
20212,252-2-0.09%
20202,2541959.47%
20192,059-8-0.39%
20182,06740.19%
20172,06390.44%
20162,054-4-0.19%
20152,058-8-0.39%
20142,06650.24%
20132,061-2-0.1%
20122,063-5-0.24%
20112,068-20-0.96%
20102,088
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Colfax Population by Year