Colfax, Iowa

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Population in 2013: 2,059 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: -7.4%
 
Males: 979  (47.6%)
Females: 1,080  (52.4%)
Median resident age:  38.3 years
Iowa median age:  44.4 years

Zip codes: 50054.

Estimated median household income in 2012: $50,104 (it was $41,006 in 2000)
Colfax:

$50,104
IA:

$50,957
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $21,532 (it was $17,662 in 2000)

Colfax city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $93,031 (it was $68,500 in 2000)
Colfax:

$93,031
IA:

$126,300
Mean prices in 2009: All housing units: $113,338; Detached houses: $123,583; Townhouses or other attached units: $95,212; Mobile homes: $39,697

Median gross rent in 2012: $679.

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Colfax races chart
  • White alone - 2,177 (97.7%)
  • Hispanic - 20 (0.9%)
  • American Indian alone - 7 (0.3%)
  • Two or more races - 5 (0.2%)
  • Black alone - 3 (0.1%)
  • Asian alone - 2 (0.09%)

Races in Colfax detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth

Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Colfax: 85.0 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: German (28.9%), Irish (14.7%), English (8.5%), United States (7.3%), Dutch (3.8%), Norwegian (3.2%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Incorporated on 08/10/1875

Elevation: 900 feet

Land area: 1.36 square miles.

Population density: 1,512 people per square mile   (low).

Colfax,IA real estate house value index trend

Colfax, Iowa map

For population 25 years and over in Colfax:

  • High school or higher: 88.8%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 14.7%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 4.8%
  • Unemployed: 4.6%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 26.5 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Colfax city:

  • Never married: 28.3%
  • Now married: 50.4%
  • Separated: 1.0%
  • Widowed: 8.9%
  • Divorced: 11.3%

11 residents are foreign born

This city:  0.5%
Iowa:  4.3%



According to our research of Iowa and other state lists there were 5 registered sex offenders living in Colfax, Iowa as of March 03, 2015.
The ratio of number of residents in Colfax to the number of sex offenders is 412 to 1.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $1,632 (1.5%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $1,327 (1.6%)

Colfax satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Des Moines, IA (20.3 miles , pop. 198,682).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Omaha, NE (146.3 miles , pop. 390,007).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (287.3 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: Prairie City, IA (2.3 miles ), Valeria, IA (2.4 miles) , Mitchellville, IA (2.5 miles ), Mingo, IA (2.6 miles ), Lambs Grove, IA (3.0 miles ), Newton, IA (3.2 miles ), Bondurant, IA (3.4 miles ), Baxter, IA (3.4 miles ).

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 2 buildings, average cost: $90,300
  • 1998: 2 buildings, average cost: $101,700
  • 1999: 2 buildings, average cost: $101,700
  • 2001: 2 buildings, average cost: $130,000
  • 2002: 5 buildings, average cost: $85,400
  • 2003: 18 buildings, average cost: $79,400
  • 2004: 5 buildings, average cost: $99,800
  • 2005: 4 buildings, average cost: $139,500
  • 2006: 7 buildings, average cost: $129,100
  • 2007: 2 buildings, average cost: $70,000
  • 2008: 2 buildings, average cost: $87,500

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Latitude: 41.68 N, Longitude: 93.24 W

Area code: 515

Colfax household income distribution Colfax home values distribution
Unemployment in June 2014:
Here:

5.0%
Iowa:

4.4%

Unemployment by year (%)

Population change in the 1990s: -297 (-11.8%).
Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Manufacturing (24%)
  • Construction (14%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (14%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (12%)
  • Other services, except public administration (8%)
  • Finance and insurance (7%)
  • Wholesale trade (5%)
  • Health care and social assistance (28%)
  • Educational services (15%)
  • Retail trade (12%)
  • Finance and insurance (12%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (7%)
  • Public administration (6%)
  • Manufacturing (5%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (12%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (10%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (7%)
  • Assemblers and fabricators (6%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (6%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (5%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (5%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (8%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (8%)
  • Child care workers (5%)
  • Information and record clerks except customer service representatives (5%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (4%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (4%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (4%)

Work and jobs in Colfax: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute

Average climate in Colfax, Iowa

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

Colfax, Iowa average temperatures Colfax, Iowa average precipitation Colfax, Iowa humidity Colfax, Iowa wind speed Colfax, Iowa snowfall Colfax, Iowa sunshine Colfax, Iowa clear and cloudy days

Tornado activity:

Colfax-area historical tornado activity is near Iowa state average. It is 104% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 9/28/1986, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 14.2 miles away from the Colfax city center caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

On 6/18/1974, a category F4 tornado 18.3 miles away from the city center killed 2 people and injured 50 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Colfax-area historical earthquake activity is near Iowa state average. It is 82% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/18/2008 at 09:36:59, a magnitude 5.4 (5.1 MB, 4.8 MS, 5.4 MW, 5.2 MW, Depth: 8.9 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 360.7 miles away from the city center
On 6/10/1987 at 23:48:54, a magnitude 5.1 (4.9 MB, 4.4 MS, 4.6 MS, 5.1 LG) earthquake occurred 344.9 miles away from Colfax center
On 6/28/2004 at 06:10:52, a magnitude 4.2 (4.0 MB, 4.2 MW, Depth: 6.2 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 225.3 miles away from the city center
On 9/26/1990 at 13:18:51, a magnitude 5.0 (4.7 MB, 4.8 LG, 5.0 LG, Depth: 7.7 mi) earthquake occurred 369.4 miles away from the city center
On 7/9/1975 at 14:54:15, a magnitude 4.6 (4.6 MB) earthquake occurred 309.6 miles away from Colfax center
On 6/18/2002 at 17:37:15, a magnitude 5.0 (4.3 MB, 4.6 MW, 5.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 386.3 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Jasper County (11) is near the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 10
Emergencies Declared: 1

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 8, Storms: 7, Tornadoes: 4, Hurricane: 1, Snow: 1, Winter Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Colfax topographic map

Birthplace of: James Norman Hall - Novelist, Herschel F. Briles - Army Medal of Honor recipient, Joe Laws - Football player.

Medal of Honor Recipients

Medal of Honor Recipient born in Colfax: Herschel F. Briles.

Hospitals and medical centers near Colfax:

  • CLEARVIEW MANOR (Nursing Home, about 6 miles away; PRAIRIE CITY, IA)
  • QHC MITCHELLVILLE, LLC (Nursing Home, about 6 miles away; MITCHELLVILLE, IA)
  • CAREAGE OF NEWTON (Nursing Home, about 9 miles away; NEWTON, IA)
  • PROGRESS WEST (Hospital, about 10 miles away; NEWTON, IA)
  • ULTIMATE NURSING SERVICES OF IOWA INC (Home Health Center, about 11 miles away; NEWTON, IA)
  • NEWTON DIALYSIS (Dialysis Facility, about 11 miles away; NEWTON, IA)
  • SKIFF MEDICAL CENTER Acute Care Hospitals (about 11 miles away; NEWTON, IA)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Colfax:

  • Des Moines Area Community College (about 20 miles; Ankeny, IA; Full-time enrollment: 15,337)
  • Drake University (about 22 miles; Des Moines, IA; FT enrollment: 3,768)
  • Iowa State University (about 32 miles; Ames, IA; FT enrollment: 28,662)
  • Indian Hills Community College (about 63 miles; Ottumwa, IA; FT enrollment: 4,034)
  • Hawkeye Community College (about 71 miles; Waterloo, IA; FT enrollment: 7,160)
  • University of Northern Iowa (about 71 miles; Cedar Falls, IA; FT enrollment: 10,816)
  • Iowa Central Community College (about 75 miles; Fort Dodge, IA; FT enrollment: 4,682)

Public high school in Colfax:

Public elementary/middle school in Colfax:

See full list of schools located in Colfax

Library in Colfax:

  • COLFAX PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $56,430; Location: 25 W DIVISION ST; 8,365 books; 105 audio materials; 192 video materials; 25 state licensed databases; 34 print serial subscriptions)

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Notable locations in Colfax: Colfax (A), Colfax City Hall (B), Colfax Public Library (C), Trainland USA (D), Colfax Fire Department (E). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Colfax include: Assembly of God Church (A), Colfax Presbyterian Church (B), Howard Street Christian Church (C), Colfax United Methodist Church (D), Immaculate Conception Catholic Church (E), New Life Baptist Church (F), First Baptist Church (G). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemetery: Highland Cemetery (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Tourist attractions: Colfax Historical Society (Museums; 1720 Highway 117 South), Atwood Sales (Museums; 3135 Highway 117 North), Colfax Pool (Amusement & Theme Parks; 100 North League Road), Action Jack's Paintball Games (Amusement & Theme Parks; 10546 Field Avenue).

Hotel: Comfort Inn Colfax (1402 North Walnut Street).

Jasper County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Highest Potential

Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2012 was 69.1. This is about average.

City:

69.1
U.S.:

74.2

Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2012 was 0.224. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 19.5 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.224
U.S.:

0.303

Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2012 was 8.07. This is worse than average. Closest monitor was 14.8 miles away from the city center.

City:

8.07
U.S.:

6.58

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2012 was 0.0697. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 14.8 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.0697
U.S.:

1.9290

Ozone [ppb] level in 2012 was 32.9. This is about average. Closest monitor was 11.6 miles away from the city center.

City:

32.9
U.S.:

32.0

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2012 was 22.6. This is about average. Closest monitor was 18.7 miles away from the city center.

City:

22.6
U.S.:

20.2

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2012 was 9.22. This is about average. Closest monitor was 18.7 miles away from the city center.

City:

9.22
U.S.:

9.14

Drinking water stations with addresses in Colfax and their reported violations in the past:

COLFAX WATER SUPPLY (Address: 19 E HOWARD , Population served: 2,093, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between JUL-2010 and AUG-2012, Contaminant: TTHM. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (OCT-23-2012), St Formal NOV issued (OCT-23-2012), St Public Notif received (DEC-27-2012), St Compliance achieved (AUG-21-2013)
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between JUL-2010 and AUG-2012, Contaminant: Total Haloacetic Acids (HAA5). Follow-up actions: St Formal NOV issued (OCT-23-2012), St Public Notif requested (OCT-23-2012), St Public Notif received (DEC-27-2012), St Compliance achieved (AUG-21-2013)
  • Follow-up Or Routine LCR Tap M/R - In JAN-01-2006, Contaminant: Lead and Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Formal NOV issued (AUG-22-2006), St Public Notif requested (AUG-22-2006), St Compliance achieved (SEP-20-2006), St Public Notif received (APR-26-2007)
  • One routine major monitoring violation
  • One minor monitoring violation
  • 2 regular monitoring violations
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 9.5%
(9.2% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 100.0% for Black residents, 0.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 0.0% for American Indian residents, 100.0% for two or more races residents)
Average household size:
This city:  2.4 people
Iowa:  2.4 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:  66.9%
Whole state:  64.7%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:  7.3%
Whole state:  6.7%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.2% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.4% of all households
34 people in group homes intended for adults in 2010
78 people in religious group quarters in 2000

Colfax, Iowa environmental map by EPA

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Colfax compared to Iowa state average:

  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Median age below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in above state average.

Banks with branches in Colfax (2011 data):

  • First State Bank of Colfax: First State Bank Of Colfax at 100 North Walnut Street, branch established on 1933/01/01. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $68.3 mil, Deposits: $54.4 mil, local headquarters, positive income, Agricultural Specialization, 1 total offices, Holding Company: Dentel Bancorporation

Fire-safe hotels and motels in Colfax, Iowa:

  • Comfort Inn, 1402 N Walnut St, Colfax, IA 50054 , Phone: (515) 674-4455, Fax: (515) 674-4456
  • Microtel Inn And Suites, 11000 Federal Ave, Colfax, IA 50054 , Phone: (515) 674-0600, Fax: (515) 674-0605
All 2 fire-safe hotels and motels in Colfax, Iowa

Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012

Colfax travel time to work - commute Colfax mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (85%)
  • Electricity (12%)
  • Wood (2%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (1%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

1996 Presidential Elections Results

2000 Presidential Elections Results

2004 Presidential Elections Results

2008 Presidential Elections Results

2012 Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Colfax city (based on Jasper County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 51.03%
Here: 51.0%
USA: 50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameUnited Methodist ChurchCatholic ChurchChristian Church (Disciples of Christ)Christian Reformed Church in North AmericaReformed Church in America
Adherents18.7%14.7%9.0%7.7%6.7%
Congregations17.2%3.1%7.8%4.7%4.7%
NameUnited Church of ChristChristian and Missionary AlliancePresbyterian Church (USA)Evangelical Lutheran Church in AmericaOther
Adherents6.2%5.9%5.5%5.3%20.3%
Congregations4.7%1.6%6.3%6.3%43.8%
Source: Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.
Tables represent county-level data.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 7
Jasper County:

1.91 / 10,000 pop.
Iowa:

2.14 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
This county:

0.27 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.23 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 1
Jasper County:

0.27 / 10,000 pop.
Iowa:

0.43 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 22
Jasper County:

6.00 / 10,000 pop.
State:

5.55 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 22
Here:

6.00 / 10,000 pop.
State:

8.01 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

8.7%
Iowa:

7.8%
Adult obesity rate:
Jasper County:

30.0%
Iowa:

27.3%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

14.2%
State:

14.5%
Local government employment and payroll (March 2012)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Other Government Administration 2$6,899$41,3941$531
Police Protection - Officers 4$15,635$46,9052$992
Streets and Highways 1$4,021$48,2521$22
Sewerage 1$3,801$45,6120$0
Water Supply 1$3,726$44,7120$0
Local Libraries 1$1,993$23,9162$337
Totals for Government 10$36,075$43,2906$1,882

5.22% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($34,350 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.22%
Iowa average:

5.75%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2010 and 2011.

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Polk County, IA  1.70% ($35,017 average AGI)
from Marion County, IA  0.37% ($32,904)
from Poweshiek County, IA  0.29% ($25,650)


5.75% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($38,325 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.75%
Iowa average:

5.94%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2010 and 2011.

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Polk County, IA  1.69% ($36,954 average AGI)
to Marion County, IA  0.31% ($43,909)
to Poweshiek County, IA  0.28% ($34,231)

Strongest AM radio stations in Colfax:

  • WHO (1040 AM; 50 kW; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KPSZ (940 AM; 10 kW; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: SAGA COMMUNICATIONS OF IOWA, LLC)
  • KBGG (1700 AM; 10 kW; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KXNO (1460 AM; 5 kW; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KRNT (1350 AM; 5 kW; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: SAGA COMMUNICATIONS OF IOWA, LLC)
  • KXEL (1540 AM; 50 kW; WATERLOO, IA; Owner: KXEL BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • WOI (640 AM; 5 kW; AMES, IA; Owner: IOWA STATE UNIV., OF SCIENCE & TECH.)
  • KCOB (1280 AM; 1 kW; NEWTON, IA; Owner: CENTRAL IOWA BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KOIL (1020 AM; 50 kW; PLATTSMOUTH, NE; Owner: WAITT RADIO, INC.)
  • KFGQ (1260 AM; 5 kW; BOONE, IA; Owner: BOONE BIBLICAL MINISTRIES, INC.)
  • KFAB (1110 AM; 50 kW; OMAHA, NE; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WHB (810 AM; 50 kW; KANSAS CITY, MO; Owner: UNION BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KKAR (1290 AM; 50 kW; OMAHA, NE; Owner: WAITT RADIO, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Colfax:

  • KKDM (107.5 FM; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • KAZR (103.3 FM; PELLA, IA; Owner: SAGA COMMUNICATIONS OF IOWA, LLC)
  • KGGO (94.9 FM; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KMXD (100.3 FM; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • WOI-FM (90.1 FM; AMES, IA; Owner: IOWA STATE UNIVERSITY OF SCI & TECH)
  • KSTZ (102.5 FM; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: SAGA COMMUNICATIONS OF IOWA, LLC)
  • KIOA (93.3 FM; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: SAGA COMMUNICATIONS OF IOWA, LLC)
  • KCOB-FM (95.9 FM; NEWTON, IA; Owner: CENTRAL IOWA BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KDFR (91.3 FM; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: FAMILY STATIONS, INC.)
  • KLTI-FM (104.1 FM; AMES, IA; Owner: SAGA COMMUNICATIONS OF IOWA, LLC)
  • KJMC (89.3 FM; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: MINORITY COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • KXIA (101.1 FM; MARSHALLTOWN, IA; Owner: MARSHALLTOWN BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KJJY (92.5 FM; WEST DES MOINES, IA; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KVJZ (106.3 FM; ANKENY, IA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KRKQ (98.3 FM; BOONE, IA; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KHKI (97.3 FM; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KRTI (106.7 FM; GRINNELL, IA; Owner: CENTRAL IOWA BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • K269EJ (101.7 FM; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: UNIVERSITY OF NORTHERN IOWA)

TV broadcast stations around Colfax:

  • WOI-TV (Channel 5; AMES, IA; Owner: CAPITAL COMMUNICATIONS COMPANY, INC.)
  • KDIN-TV (Channel 11; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: IOWA PUBLIC BROADCASTING BOARD)
  • KDSM-TV (Channel 17; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: KDSM LICENSEE, LLC)
  • KPWB-TV (Channel 23; AMES, IA; Owner: PAPPAS TELECASTING OF IOWA, L.L.C.)
  • KCCI (Channel 8; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: DES MOINES HEARST-ARGYLE TV, INC.)
  • WHO-TV (Channel 13; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: NEW YORK TIMES MANAGEMENT SERVICES)
  • KFPX (Channel 39; NEWTON, IA; Owner: PAXSON DES MOINES LICENSE, INC.)
  • WBXF-CA (Channel 4; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: THE BOX WORLDWIDE LLC)
  • KRPG-LP (Channel 43; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: TIGER EYE BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • K41DD (Channel 41; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: VENTANA TELEVISION, INC.)
  • K29EA (Channel 29; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: TV-45, INC.)
  • K46EY (Channel 46; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: TV-45, INC.)

Fatal road traffic accident statistics for 1975 - 2011 (per 100,000 population)

Colfax, Iowa:
  • Fatal accident count: 3
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents: 4
  • Fatal accidents caused by drunken drivers: 1
  • Fatalities: 3
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents: 6
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents: 1
Iowa average:
  • Fatal accident count: 80
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents: 123
  • Fatal accidents caused by drunken drivers: 25
  • Fatalities: 86
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents: 199
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents: 8

Colfax fatal accident list:

Aug 5, 2001 01:15 AM, Sr-117, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 2, Pedestrians: 1, Fatalities: 1
Dec 7, 1980 04:56 PM, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1
Sep 22, 1979 04:30 PM, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1, Drunken drivers: 1

FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers:

2 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Colfax)

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

12 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

9 (See the full list of FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers in Colfax, IA)

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

3
  • STATION, 1 Mi S Of (Lat: 41.661917 Lon: -93.241306), Overall height: 51.8 m, Call Sign: WNEP488
    Assigned Frequencies: 952.812 MHz, 928.812 MHz
    Grant Date: 11/28/2011, Expiration Date: 10/17/2021
    Registrant: Midamerican Energy Company, 106 E. 2nd St., Davenport, IA 52801, Phone: (563) 333-8567, Email:
  • COLFAX, 0.1 Miles N Of 19th. Avenue & 100th. Street (Lat: 41.718611 Lon: -93.231250), Type: Tower, Structure height: 51.8 m, Overall height: 54.9 m, Call Sign: WPZR353
    Assigned Frequencies: 6745.00 MHz
    Grant Date: 02/25/2004, Expiration Date: 02/25/2014, Cancellation Date: 10/17/2012, Certifier: Steven T Campbell
    Registrant: Holland & Knight LLP, 800 17th Street, N.W., Suite #1100, Washington, DC 20006-3906, Phone: (202) 955-3000, Fax: (202) 955-5564, Email:
  • MEC COLFAX, 1 Mi S Of (Lat: 41.661917 Lon: -93.241306), Type: Tower, Structure height: 51.8 m, Call Sign: KAI65
    Assigned Frequencies: 6197.24 MHz, 6625.00 MHz, 6665.00 MHz
    Grant Date: 03/04/2010, Expiration Date: 04/25/2020
    Registrant: Midamerican Energy Co, 666 Grand Ave, Des Moines, IA 50309, Phone: (515) 242-4377, Email:

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

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  • Call Sign: K0DT, Licensee ID: L01330370
    Grant Date: 10/09/2007, Expiration Date: 01/06/2018, Certifier: James H Clement
    Registrant: James H Clement, 24 Weaver, Colfax, IA 50054
  • Call Sign: N0NUC, Licensee ID: L00659936
    Grant Date: 03/07/2013, Expiration Date: 06/01/2023, Certifier: Roger W Pokorny
    Registrant: Roger W Pokorny, 222 Cherry St Apt 6, Colfax, IA 50054
  • Call Sign: WA6FXP, Licensee ID: L00139244
    Grant Date: 11/17/2004, Expiration Date: 02/02/2015, Certifier: Richard N Fall
    Registrant: Richard N Fall, 10590 S 36th Avenue W, Colfax, IA 50054

FAA Registered Aircraft:

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  • Aircraft: PIPER PA-28RT-201 (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds), Engine: LYCOMING I0360 SER (180 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 3023K , Serial Number: 28R-7918022, Year manufactured: 1978, Airworthiness Date: 01/17/1979
    Registrant (Corporation): First State Bank Of Colfax, 100 N Walnut St, Colfax, IA 50054

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 33
  • Hazardous Condition: 3

Incident types - Colfax

See full 2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Colfax, IA
Most common first names in Colfax, IA among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John3472.1 years
William2774.6 years
Mary2481.0 years
James2276.8 years
Robert2171.8 years
George2075.3 years
Charles1981.2 years
Frank1574.1 years
Margaret1583.9 years
Ruth1381.1 years
Most common last names in Colfax, IA among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Smith2067.4 years
Williams2076.5 years
Bell1582.1 years
Thomas1379.1 years
Owens1172.9 years
Beals1085.1 years
Wilson1082.9 years
Warrick1067.7 years
Miller1073.3 years
Jones977.3 years
Businesses in Colfax, IA
NameCountNameCount
Comfort Inn1Microtel1
McDonald's1Subway1

Colfax on our top lists:

  • #9 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest percentage of people in religious group quarters"
  • #10 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males working in industry: Electrical equipment, appliances, and components"
  • #55 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females working in industry: Finance and insurance"
  • #17 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the smallest number of people without health insurance coverage in 2000"
  • #28 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the smallest number of children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000"
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