Colfax, Iowa

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Population in 2017: 2,064 (0% urban, 100% rural).
Population change since 2000: -7.2%
 
Males: 998  (48.4%)
Females: 1,066  (51.6%)
Median resident age:

39.3 years
Iowa median age:

38.3 years

Zip codes: 50054.

Estimated median household income in 2017: $60,851 (it was $41,006 in 2000)
Colfax:

$60,851
IA:

$58,570

Estimated per capita income in 2017: $27,709 (it was $17,662 in 2000)

Colfax city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $124,401 (it was $68,500 in 2000)
Colfax:

$124,401
IA:

$149,100

Mean prices in 2017: all housing units: $155,410; detached houses: $160,201; townhouses or other attached units: $159,898; in 2-unit structures: $71,914; in 3-to-4-unit structures: $53,972; in 5-or-more-unit structures: $99,114; mobile homes: $60,829

Median gross rent in 2017: $613.

March 2019 cost of living index in Colfax: 82.9 (low, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 13.0%
(12.6% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 32.9% for two or more races residents)
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  • Races in Colfax, IA (2010)
    • 2,04497.7%White alone
    • 180.9%Hispanic
    • 140.7%Two or more races
    • 90.4%American Indian alone
    • 60.3%Black alone
    • 20.10%Asian alone

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



According to our research of Iowa and other state lists, there were 6 registered sex offenders living in Colfax, Iowa as of June 03, 2020.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Colfax is 324 to 1.



Full-time law enforcement employees in 2018, including police officers: 4 (4 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.94
Iowa average:

1.47
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Ancestries: German (21.7%), American (19.9%), Irish (10.6%), Czechoslovakian (7.0%), English (6.2%), Norwegian (3.6%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Incorporated on 08/10/1875

Elevation: 900 feet

Land area: 1.36 square miles.

Population density: 1,516 people per square mile   (low).

Colfax, Iowa map

10 residents are foreign born

This city:

0.5%
Iowa:

100.0%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $1,874 (1.8%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $1,634 (1.5%)

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 )

Latitude: 41.68 N, Longitude: 93.24 W

Area code: 515

Distribution of median household income in Colfax, IA in 2017
Distribution of house value in Colfax, IA in 2017
Colfax satellite photo by USGS

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
  • 2013: 1 building, cost: $164,600
  • 2017: 3 buildings, average cost: $215,500
Number of permits per 10,000 Colfax, IA residents
Average permit cost in Colfax, IA
Unemployment in March 2019:
Here:

3.2%
Iowa:

2.8%
Most common industries in Colfax, IA (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Finance & insurance (11.5%)
  • Electrical equipment, appliances, components (11.1%)
  • Social assistance (5.4%)
  • Health care (5.1%)
  • Construction (4.4%)
  • Educational services (4.3%)
  • Food & beverage stores (4.3%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Electrical equipment, appliances, components (16.9%)
  • Construction (7.2%)
  • Truck transportation (5.8%)
  • Food & beverage stores (4.8%)
  • Public administration (4.6%)
  • Repair & maintenance (4.1%)
  • Religious, grantmaking, civic, professional, similar organizations (3.8%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Finance & insurance (21.4%)
  • Health care (9.1%)
  • Social assistance (8.3%)
  • Educational services (8.0%)
  • Arts, entertainment, recreation (6.6%)
  • Electrical equipment, appliances, components (4.7%)
  • Food & beverage stores (3.8%)
Most common occupations in Colfax, IA (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (6.6%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (5.5%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (5.2%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (5.0%)
  • Assemblers and fabricators (4.4%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (4.2%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (4.0%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (11.8%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (9.9%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (7.2%)
  • Assemblers and fabricators (6.3%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (5.6%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (4.8%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (4.8%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (8.3%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (8.0%)
  • Child care workers (5.3%)
  • Information and record clerks, except customer service representatives (4.5%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (4.4%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (4.0%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (4.0%)

Average climate in Colfax, Iowa

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Colfax, Iowa environmental map by EPA

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Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)
AQI CO NO2 SO2 Ozone PM2.5
Air Quality Index

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2018 was 66.8. This is about average.

City:

66.8
U.S.:

74.2
Carbon Monoxide Level

Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2018 was 0.214. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 19.5 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.214
U.S.:

0.267
Nitrogen Dioxide Level

Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2018 was 6.75. This is worse than average. Closest monitor was 14.8 miles away from the city center.

City:

6.75
U.S.:

5.56
Sulfur Dioxide Level

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2018 was 0.0417. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 14.8 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.0417
U.S.:

1.7894
Ozone Level

Ozone [ppb] level in 2018 was 27.6. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 11.6 miles away from the city center.

City:

27.6
U.S.:

33.3
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2018 was 7.10. This is about average. Closest monitor was 18.7 miles away from the city center.

City:

7.10
U.S.:

8.46

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 the city 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 Colfax center
On 7/9/1975 at 14:54:15, a magnitude 4.6 (4.6 MB) earthquake occurred 309.6 miles away from the city 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 Colfax 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 (13) is near the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 12
Emergencies Declared: 1

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 10, Storms: 9, Tornadoes: 6, Hurricane: 1, Snow: 1, Wind: 1, Winter Storm: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Colfax topographic map

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)

Points of interest:

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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).

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

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

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
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

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

For population 15 years and over in Colfax:

Marital status in Colfax, IA
  • Never married: 24.6%
  • Now married: 53.5%
  • Separated: 2.7%
  • Widowed: 7.8%
  • Divorced: 11.5%

For population 25 years and over in Colfax:

  • High school or higher: 94.5%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 20.6%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 4.2%
  • Unemployed: 4.6%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 21.1 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2017
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2017
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

9.2
Iowa average:

10.5

Travel time (in minutes) to work in 2017
Means of transportation to work in 2017 - Colfax
Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Colfax, IA (based on Jasper County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Mainline Protestant7,91630
Evangelical Protestant5,17329
Catholic2,4312
Other6073
None20,715-
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center. Graphs represent county-level data

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 7
Here:

1.91 / 10,000 pop.
Iowa:

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

0.27 / 10,000 pop.
Iowa:

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

0.27 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

6.00 / 10,000 pop.
Iowa:

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

6.00 / 10,000 pop.
Iowa:

8.01 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Here:

8.7%
State:

7.8%
Adult obesity rate:
Jasper County:

30.0%
Iowa:

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

14.2%
Iowa:

14.5%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
This city:

48.8%
Iowa:

48.7%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
This city:

45.6%
State:

44.7%

Average BMI:
Colfax:

28.7
Iowa:

28.6

People feeling badly about themselves:
This city:

23.8%
Iowa:

22.0%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Colfax:

5.8%
Iowa:

10.7%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Here:

6.7
Iowa:

6.8

Overweight people:
Colfax:

32.3%
Iowa:

33.5%

General health condition:
Colfax:

57.4%
State:

54.9%

Average condition of hearing:
Here:

76.9%
State:

77.3%

More about Health and Nutrition of Colfax, IA Residents
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
Police Protection - Officers 4$15,635$46,9052$992
Other Government Administration 2$6,899$41,3941$531
Streets and Highways 1$4,021$48,2521$22
Sewerage 1$3,801$45,6120$0
Local Libraries 1$1,993$23,9162$337
Water Supply 1$3,726$44,7120$0
Solid Waste Management 0$0 0$0
Parks and Recreation 0$0 0$0
Totals for Government 10$36,075$43,2906$1,882

Colfax government finances - Expenditure in 2012 (per resident):

  • Current Operations - Water Utilities: $545,000 ($264.05)
    Police Protection: $346,000 ($167.64)
    Sewerage: $312,000 ($151.16)
    General - Other: $232,000 ($112.40)
    Solid Waste Management: $122,000 ($59.11)
    Financial Administration: $108,000 ($52.33)
    Parks and Recreation: $89,000 ($43.12)
    General Public Buildings: $87,000 ($42.15)
    Regular Highways: $80,000 ($38.76)
    Libraries: $68,000 ($32.95)
    Health - Other: $57,000 ($27.62)
    Housing and Community Development: $42,000 ($20.35)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $35,000 ($16.96)
    Local Fire Protection: $30,000 ($14.53)
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities - Other: $25,000 ($12.11)
    Central Staff Services: $7,000 ($3.39)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $64,000 ($31.01)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $555,000 ($268.90)

Colfax government finances - Revenue in 2012 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $435,000 ($210.76)
    Solid Waste Management: $139,000 ($67.34)
    Other: $132,000 ($63.95)
    Parks and Recreation: $21,000 ($10.17)
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities: $19,000 ($9.21)
  • Local Intergovernmental - Other: $35,000 ($16.96)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $21,000 ($10.17)
    Rents: $15,000 ($7.27)
    Special Assessments: $13,000 ($6.30)
    Fines and Forfeits: $9,000 ($4.36)
    Interest Earnings: $7,000 ($3.39)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $418,000 ($202.52)
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $199,000 ($96.41)
    Housing and Community Development: $67,000 ($32.46)
  • Tax - Property: $729,000 ($353.20)
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $158,000 ($76.55)
    Other Selective Sales: $53,000 ($25.68)
    Other License: $26,000 ($12.60)

Colfax government finances - Debt in 2012 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $2,024,000 ($980.62)
    Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $1,825,000 ($884.21)
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $510,000 ($247.09)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $311,000 ($150.68)

Colfax government finances - Cash and Securities in 2012 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $1,316,000 ($637.60)

6.41% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($42,886 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.41%
Iowa average:

5.97%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2015 and 2016:
from Polk County, IA  2.06% ($45,254 average AGI)
from Poweshiek County, IA  0.63% ($44,742)
from Marion County, IA  0.37% ($40,327)


6.21% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($47,734 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.21%
Iowa average:

6.23%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2015 and 2016:
to Polk County, IA  1.98% ($54,257 average AGI)
to Marion County, IA  0.46% ($58,123)
to Poweshiek County, IA  0.44% ($44,548)
Businesses in Colfax, IA
NameCountNameCount
Comfort Inn1Microtel1
McDonald's1Subway1

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.)

Medal of Honor Recipients

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

Colfax fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 2017
Fatal road traffic accident statistics for 1975 - 2017

Colfax fatal accident list:

Aug 9, 2013 05:14 AM, I-80, Lat: 41.692092, Lon: -91.246806, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 1
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, Drunk persons involved: 1
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 39Number of bridges
  • 502ft / 153mTotal length
  • 268,850Total average daily traffic
  • 72,541Total average daily truck traffic
  • 179,250Total future (year 2035) average daily traffic
New bridges in Colfax, IA - historical statistics
  • New bridges - historical statistics
  • 11910-1919
  • 11920-1929
  • 31930-1939
  • 11940-1949
  • 71950-1959
  • 151960-1969
  • 21970-1979
  • 51990-1999
  • 22000-2009
  • 22010-2018
See full National Bridge Inventory statistics for Colfax, IA

FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers:

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

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

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

FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers:

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

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

11 (See the full list of FCC Registered Microwave Towers in this town)

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

3
  • Call Sign: K0DT, Licensee ID: L01330370, Grant Date: 10/09/2007, Expiration Date: 01/06/2018, Cancellation Date: 02/22/2016, Certifier: James H Clement, Registrant: James H Clement, 24 Weaver, Colfax, IA 50054
  • Call Sign: KC0AZF, Licensee ID: L00794233, Grant Date: 04/18/2017, Expiration Date: 05/12/2027, Certifier: William J Andersen Jr, Registrant: William J Andersen Jr, 409 W High St, Colfax, IA 50054
  • Call Sign: WA6FXP, Licensee ID: L00139244, Grant Date: 01/31/2015, Expiration Date: 02/02/2025, Certifier: Richard N Fall, Registrant: Richard N Fall, 10590 S 36th Avenue W, Colfax, IA 50054

2003 - 2018 National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS) incidents

    Fire incident distribution by year According to the data from the years 2003 - 2018 the average number of fires per year is 14. The highest number of fire incidents - 33 took place in 2006, and the least - 0 in 2011. The data has a dropping trend.
    Fire incident types in Colfax, IA When looking into fire subcategories, the most incidents belonged to: Outside Fires (38.7%), and Structure Fires (36.1%).

    • Fire incident types reported to NFIRS in Colfax, IA
    • 8938.7%Outside Fires
    • 8336.1%Structure Fires
    • 4117.8%Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires
    • 177.4%Other
See full National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Colfax, IA

Fire-safe hotels and motels in Colfax, Iowa:

  • Comfort Inn, 1402 N Walnut St, Colfax, Iowa 50054 , Phone: (515) 674-4455, Fax: (515) 674-4456
  • Microtel Inn And Suites, 11000 Federal Ave, Colfax, Iowa 50054 , Phone: (515) 674-0600, Fax: (515) 674-0605
All 2 fire-safe hotels and motels in Colfax, Iowa
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
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Colfax, IA
  • 89.5%Utility gas
  • 5.9%Electricity
  • 2.5%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 2.0%Wood
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Colfax, IA
  • 63.1%Utility gas
  • 24.6%Electricity
  • 9.6%Other fuel
  • 2.7%No fuel used


Colfax compared to Iowa state average:

  • Unemployed percentage below 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 significantly above state average.
  • House age significantly below state average.

Colfax on our top lists:

  • #12 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest percentage of people in religious group quarters (population 1,000+)"
There are 2 pilots and 1 other airmen in this city.
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