Colfax, Washington Population 2024

2,783

Colfax is a city located in Whitman County Washington. Colfax has a 2024 population of 2,783. It is also the county seat of Whitman County. Colfax is currently growing at a rate of 0.18% annually and its population has increased by 0.72% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 2,763 in 2020.

The average household income in Colfax is $79,343 with a poverty rate of 12.86%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to - per month, and the median house value is -. The median age in Colfax is 45.8 years, 45.1 years for males, and 48.8 years for females.

Colfax Demographics

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

  • White: 86.89%
  • Two or more races: 8.18%
  • Other race: 3.11%
  • Asian: 0.79%
  • Black or African American: 0.71%
  • Native American: 0.32%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0%
Land Area (mi²)
3.8 sq mi
Density (mi²)
737.70/sq mi
Growth Since 2020
0.72% (20)
The current population of Colfax, Washington is 2,783 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 2,763.

Colfax, Washington Population 2024

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White2,43286.89%
Two or more races2298.18%
Other race873.11%
Asian220.79%
Black or African American200.71%
Native American90.32%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander00%

White

Two or more races

Other race

Asian

Black or African American

Native American

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Colfax Population by Race

Colfax Population Pyramid 2024

Colfax Median Age

45.8

Total

45.1

Male

48.8

Female

Colfax Adults

There are 2,292 adults, (608 of whom are seniors) in Colfax.

Colfax Age Dependency

66.2

Age Dependency Ratio

36.1

Old Age Dependency Ratio

30.1

Child Dependency Ratio

Colfax Sex Ratio

Female1,46652.38%
Male1,33347.62%

Colfax Population by Age

Colfax Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All1,1662.3361.838.2
Non Family6171.6152.547.5
Married4083.1877.222.8
Female1123.2547.352.7
Male292.211000

3.09

Average Family Size

2.33

Average Household Size

61.8%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Colfax Households and Families

Male

Female

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Education Attained
Count
Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade341.59%
9th to 12th Grade1396.49%
High School Graduate58327.2%
Some College50023.33%
Associates Degree24911.62%
Bachelors Degree37617.55%
Graduate Degree26212.23%

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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Race
Total
High School
Bachelors
White1,9521,821580
2+ Races12010926
Hispanic625516
Asian221212
Black2010
Other Race131111
Native American999

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

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among native american people with a rate of 100%.

Colfax Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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Name
Average
Male
Female
Overall$41,938$57,500$32,863
Less Than 9th Grade$44,063$50,217$0
High School Graduate$32,801$33,011$32,656
Some College$40,288$58,000$30,822
Bachelors Degree$49,798$89,167$43,523
Graduate Degree$66,875$0$61,250

$41,938

Average Earnings

$57,500

Average Male

$32,863

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

94.67% of Colfax residents speak only English, while 5.33% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 2.52% of the population.

Colfax Language

Colfax Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
White2,28624110.54%
Other8585100%
Multiple229146.11%
Asian221045.45%
Hispanic22052.27%

12.86%

Overall Poverty Rate

14.52%

Male Poverty Rate

11.37%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Colfax

The race most likely to be in poverty in Colfax is Other, with 100% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Colfax is Hispanic, with 2.27% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 0%. Among those working part-time, it was 19.36%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 18.77%.

Colfax Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
High School18.04%
Less Than 9th Grade9.15%
Bachelors or Greater7.89%
Some College7.49%

Colfax Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Male Unemployed56.25%
Female Unemployed33.33%
Female Employed3.27%
Male Employed3.07%

Colfax Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Colfax Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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Name
Median
Mean
Households$54,659$79,343
Families$77,750$88,911
Married Families$93,438$-999,999,999
Non Families$40,156$70,517

mean

median

Income by Household Type

Colfax Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

39.3%

Overall Marriage Rate

43.6%

Male Marriage Rate

35.1%

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 35-44, while the female age group most likely to be married is 20-34.

Colfax Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Colfax Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

313

Number of Veterans

262

Male Veterans

51

Female Veterans

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War
Veterans
Vietnam105
Second Gulf War96
First Gulf War70
World War II10
Korea0

Colfax Veterans by War

count

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Age Group
Veterans
55 to 6496
35 to 5486
65 to 7473
18 to 3436
75+22

Colfax Veterans by Age

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Name
Veterans
% of Total
White30114.35%
2+ Races129.23%
Hispanic1216.67%

Colfax Veterans by Race

Colfax Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

6.07%

Veteran Poverty Rate

26.07%

Veteran Disability Rate

Colfax Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

56.9%

Labor Force Participation

54.8%

Employment Rate

3.7%

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

46.59%

Born in Colfax

96.71%

Native Born

3.29%

Foreign Born

1.57%

Non Citizen

1.71%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

96.71% of Colfax residents were born in the United States, with 46.59% having been born in Washington. 1.57% 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
20292,80850.18%
20282,80350.18%
20272,79850.18%
20262,79350.18%
20252,78850.18%
20242,78350.18%
20232,77850.18%
20222,773-4-0.14%
20212,777140.51%
20202,763-111-3.86%
20192,874-40-1.37%
20182,914-14-0.48%
20172,928311.07%
20162,897351.22%
20152,862401.42%
20142,822-15-0.53%
20132,837-8-0.28%
20122,845321.14%
20112,813220.79%
20102,791-53-1.86%
20002,8441314.83%
19902,713-67-2.41%
19802,7801164.35%
19702,664-196-6.85%
19602,860-197-6.44%
19503,0572047.15%
19402,853712.55%
19302,782-245-8.09%
19203,0272448.77%
19102,78300%
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Colfax Population by Year