Colfax, North Dakota

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Population in 2014: 136 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: +49.5%
Males: 77  (57.2%)
Females: 59  (42.8%)
Median resident age:  37.1 years
North Dakota median age:  35.0 years

Zip code: 58018

Estimated median household income in 2016: $110,945 (it was $33,333 in 2000)
Colfax:

$110,945
ND:

$60,656

Estimated per capita income in 2016: $39,952 (it was $19,635 in 2000)

Estimated median house or condo value in 2016: $216,093 (it was $81,000 in 2000)
Colfax:

$216,093
ND:

$184,100
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Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Colfax: 86.8 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: German (44.0%), Norwegian (34.5%), American (10.7%), British (1.2%), Swedish (1.2%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Elevation: 960 feet

Land area: 0.89 square miles.

Population density: 153 people per square mile   (very low).

Colfax, North Dakota map

For population 25 years and over in Colfax:

  • High school or higher: 98.0%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 42.9%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 10.2%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 22.4 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Colfax city:

  • Never married: 16.3%
  • Now married: 79.2%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 4.5%
  • Divorced: 0.0%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2016: $1,933 (0.9%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2016: $2,054 (1.1%)

Colfax satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Fargo, ND (27.9 miles , pop. 90,599).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Minneapolis, MN (202.9 miles , pop. 382,618).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (556.9 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: Walcott, ND (2.5 miles) , Abercrombie, ND (2.7 miles ), Christine, ND (2.8 miles) , Wolverton, MN (3.1 miles) , Kent, MN (3.1 miles) , Dwight, ND (3.6 miles) , Mooreton, ND (3.7 miles ), Kindred, ND (3.7 miles ).

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 1 building, cost: $130,000
  • 1998: 1 building, cost: $150,000
  • 2000: 1 building, cost: $60,000
  • 2001: 1 building, cost: $200,000
  • 2012: 4 buildings, average cost: $271,300
  • 2013: 2 buildings, average cost: $232,500
  • 2014: 4 buildings, average cost: $277,600

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Latitude: 46.47 N, Longitude: 96.88 W

Area code: 701

Colfax household income distribution Colfax home values distribution
Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

2.4%
North Dakota:

2.2%

Unemployment by year (%)

Population change in the 1990s: -4 (-4.2%).
Most common industries in 2016 (%)
Males Females
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (37%)
  • Construction (14%)
  • Retail trade (7%)
  • Finance and insurance (7%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (7%)
  • Educational services (7%)
  • Other services, except public administration (7%)
  • Health care and social assistance (28%)
  • Finance and insurance (17%)
  • Educational services (14%)
  • Other services, except public administration (11%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (8%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (6%)
  • Information (6%)
Most common occupations in 2016 (%)
Males Females
  • Management occupations (44%)
  • Business and financial operations occupations (21%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (12%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (7%)
  • Transportation occupations (5%)
  • Architecture and engineering occupations (2%)
  • Sales and related occupations (2%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (28%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (25%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (14%)
  • Management occupations (11%)
  • Personal care and service occupations (8%)
  • Arts, design, entertainment, sports, and media occupations (6%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (6%)

Average climate in Colfax, North Dakota

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Tornado activity:

Colfax-area historical tornado activity is above North Dakota state average. It is 1% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 7/2/1955, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 4.1 miles away from the Colfax city center killed 2 people and injured 19 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

On 6/20/1957, a category F5 (max. wind speeds 261-318 mph) tornado 37.3 miles away from the city center killed 10 people and injured 103 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Colfax-area historical earthquake activity is below North Dakota state average. It is 81% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 7/9/1975 at 14:54:15, a magnitude 4.6 (4.6 MB, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 68.4 miles away from the city center
On 6/5/1993 at 01:24:53, a magnitude 4.1 (4.1 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 61.7 miles away from Colfax center
On 8/18/1959 at 06:37:13, a magnitude 7.7 (7.7 UK, Class: Major, Intensity: VIII - XII) earthquake occurred 679.8 miles away from the city center, causing $26,000,000 total damage
On 3/4/1983 at 06:32:18, a magnitude 4.6 (4.4 MB, 4.6 LG, 4.4 ML) earthquake occurred 198.8 miles away from the city center
On 10/20/1995 at 15:57:18, a magnitude 3.7 (3.7 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 47.2 miles away from Colfax center
On 10/25/1990 at 06:25:25, a magnitude 3.9 (3.6 MB, 3.9 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 200.8 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Richland County (30) is a lot greater than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 25
Emergencies Declared: 5

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 26, Storms: 13, Snows: 3, Winter Storms: 2, Blizzard: 1, Drought: 1, Hurricane: 1, Landslide: 1, Mudslide: 1, Tornado: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
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Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Colfax:

  • North Dakota State College of Science (about 19 miles; Wahpeton, ND; Full-time enrollment: 2,318)
  • Concordia College at Moorhead (about 28 miles; Moorhead, MN; FT enrollment: 2,767)
  • Minnesota State University-Moorhead (about 28 miles; Moorhead, MN; FT enrollment: 6,096)
  • North Dakota State University-Main Campus (about 30 miles; Fargo, ND; FT enrollment: 12,680)
  • Minnesota State Community and Technical College (about 40 miles; Fergus Falls, MN; FT enrollment: 4,863)
  • Alexandria Technical & Community College (about 84 miles; Alexandria, MN; FT enrollment: 2,324)
  • University of North Dakota (about 101 miles; Grand Forks, ND; FT enrollment: 12,858)

Public high school in Colfax:

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Notable location: Walcott - Colfax Fire Protection District Colfax Station (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Richland County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Highest Potential
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2016: 2.0%
Average household size:
This city:  2.6 people
North Dakota:  2.3 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:  78.3%
Whole state:  60.8%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:  4.3%
Whole state:  6.4%

No gay or lesbian households reported

Educational Attainment (%) in 2016

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2016

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

6.6
North Dakota average:

9.6

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

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

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic4,4237
Mainline Protestant4,34521
Evangelical Protestant2,84216
Other1451
None4,566-
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: 3
Richland County:

1.82 / 10,000 pop.
North Dakota:

3.23 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 11
Richland County:

6.67 / 10,000 pop.
State:

4.89 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 13
Here:

7.88 / 10,000 pop.
State:

8.90 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

7.1%
North Dakota:

7.6%
Adult obesity rate:
Richland County:

27.3%
North Dakota:

27.6%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

14.9%
State:

13.0%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
This city:

63.5%
North Dakota:

50.2%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Here:

46.8%
State:

47.1%

Average BMI:
This city:

27.7
North Dakota:

28.5

People feeling badly about themselves:
Colfax:

28.2%
State:

21.1%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Colfax:

7.2
North Dakota:

6.9

Overweight people:
This city:

29.6%
North Dakota:

33.2%

General health condition:
Colfax:

37.2%
North Dakota:

56.8%

Average condition of hearing:
Colfax:

74.5%
North Dakota:

78.0%

More about Health and Nutrition of Colfax, ND 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
Financial Administration 0$0 1$150
Water Supply 0$0 1$51
Totals for Government 0$0 2$201

Colfax government finances - Expenditure in 2002 (per resident):

  • Construction - General: $8,000 ($58.82)
  • Current Operations - Regular Highways: $9,000 ($66.18)
    Water Utilities: $8,000 ($58.82)
    General - Other: $8,000 ($58.82)
    Solid Waste Management: $4,000 ($29.41)
    Sewerage: $3,000 ($22.06)
    Financial Administration: $2,000 ($14.71)
    Central Staff Services: $1,000 ($7.35)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $18,000 ($132.35)

Colfax government finances - Revenue in 2002 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $7,000 ($51.47)
    Solid Waste Management: $5,000 ($36.76)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - All Other: $1,000 ($7.35)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $15,000 ($110.29)
    Interest Earnings: $2,000 ($14.71)
    Special Assessments: $1,000 ($7.35)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $13,000 ($95.59)
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $3,000 ($22.06)
    General Support: $2,000 ($14.71)
  • Tax - Property: $5,000 ($36.76)

Colfax government finances - Cash and Securities in 2002 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $68,000 ($500.00)

6.28% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($34,756 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.28%
North Dakota average:

7.91%

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 Cass County, ND  1.64% ($42,413 average AGI)
from Wilkin County, MN  0.63% ($35,400)
from Burleigh County, ND  0.19% ($73,750)


7.07% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($34,020 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.07%
North Dakota average:

7.15%

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 Cass County, ND  2.64% ($32,260 average AGI)
to Wilkin County, MN  0.66% ($42,452)
to Burleigh County, ND  0.27% ($32,471)

Strongest AM radio stations in Colfax:

  • KFGO (790 AM; 5 kW; FARGO, ND; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KFNW (1200 AM; 10 kW; WEST FARGO, ND; Owner: NORTHWESTERN COLLEGE)
  • KVOX (1280 AM; 5 kW; MOORHEAD, MN; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WDAY (970 AM; 5 kW; FARGO, ND; Owner: FORUM COMMUNICATIONS COMPANY)
  • KBRF (1250 AM; 10 kW; FERGUS FALLS, MN; Owner: RESULT RADIO, INC.)
  • KQWB (1660 AM; 10 kW; WEST FARGO, ND; Owner: MONTEREY LICENSES, LLC)
  • WWNL (1080 AM; 50 kW; PITTSBURGH, PA; Owner: STEEL CITY RADIO, INC.)
  • KPRM (870 AM; 25 kW; PARK RAPIDS, MN; Owner: DE LA HUNT BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • KXMR (710 AM; 50 kW; BISMARCK, ND; Owner: RADIO BISMARCK MANDAN, LLC)
  • KBMW (1450 AM; 1 kW; BRECKENRIDGE, MN; Owner: MONTEREY LICENSES, LLC)
  • WCCO (830 AM; 50 kW; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: INFINITY MEDIA CORPORATION)
  • WEBC (560 AM; 50 kW; DULUTH, MN)
  • KFAN (1130 AM; 50 kW; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Colfax:

  • KLTA (105.1 FM; BRECKENRIDGE, MN; Owner: MONTEREY LICENSES, LLC)
  • KFAB-FM (92.7 FM; KINDRED, ND; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KEGK (106.9 FM; WAHPETON, ND; Owner: GUDERIAN BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KVOX-FM (99.9 FM; MOORHEAD, MN; Owner: MONTEREY LICENSES, LLC)
  • KCCM-FM (91.1 FM; MOORHEAD, MN; Owner: MINNESOTA PUBLIC RADIO)
  • KQWB-FM (98.7 FM; MOORHEAD, MN; Owner: MONTEREY LICENSES, LLC)
  • WDAY-FM (93.7 FM; FARGO, ND; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KCCD (90.3 FM; MOORHEAD, MN; Owner: MINNESOTA PUBLIC RADIO)
  • KFNW-FM (97.9 FM; FARGO, ND; Owner: NORTHWESTERN COLLEGE)
  • KKBX (101.9 FM; FARGO, ND; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KDSU (91.9 FM; FARGO, ND; Owner: NORTH DAKOTA STATE UNIVERSITY)
  • KPFX (107.9 FM; FARGO, ND; Owner: MONTEREY LICENSES, LLC)
  • KZCR (103.3 FM; FERGUS FALLS, MN; Owner: RESULT RADIO, INC)
  • KFBN (88.7 FM; FARGO, ND; Owner: FARGO BAPTIST CHURCH)

TV broadcast stations around Colfax:

  • KVRR (Channel 15; FARGO, ND; Owner: RED RIVER BROADCAST CO., LLC)
  • KXJB-TV (Channel 4; VALLEY CITY, ND; Owner: CATAMOUNT BROADCASTING OF FARGO LLC)
  • WDAY-TV (Channel 6; FARGO, ND; Owner: FORUM COMMUNICATIONS COMPANY)
  • KFME (Channel 13; FARGO, ND; Owner: PRAIRIE PUBLIC BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • K56ET (Channel 56; FARGO, ND; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)

Colfax fatal accident list:

Jan 10, 1980 00:15 AM, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 3, Fatalities: 3, Drunken persons involved: 1

FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers:

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

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

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

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

4
  • 3 Miles W Calchutt (Lat: 46.381917 Lon: -96.876750), Call Sign: KNFE332, Licensee ID: L00473819
    Assigned Frequencies: 157.680 MHzGrant Date: 02/27/2002, Expiration Date: 03/26/2012, Cancellation Date: 05/26/2012Registrant: Daryl Overby, 16850 Cr 8, Colfax, ND 58018, Phone: (701) 372-3788
  • Rr1 Box 55b 7.5 Mi N Of Mooreton (Lat: 46.377750 Lon: -96.884806), Call Sign: KJC325
    Assigned Frequencies: 157.740 MHzGrant Date: 05/22/2012, Expiration Date: 06/29/2022Registrant: Minn-Kota Communications Inc, 7940 178th Ave Se, Wahpeton, ND 58075, Phone: (701) 642-9229, Fax: (701) 642-9220, Email:
  • 1.5 Mi Sw Of Int W Rd S 8 & 1 (Lat: 46.376361 Lon: -96.905361), Call Sign: KJC364, Licensee ID: L00072254
    Assigned Frequencies: 158.460 MHzGrant Date: 01/12/1998, Expiration Date: 01/19/2003, Cancellation Date: 04/20/2003Registrant: Elsie Griffith, 7145 168th Ave Se, Colfax, ND 58018
  • 6 1/2 W 1/2 N Of Galshutt (Lat: 46.389694 Lon: -96.951750), Call Sign: KNBW678
    Assigned Frequencies: 152.900 MHzGrant Date: 11/22/1996, Expiration Date: 01/12/2002, Cancellation Date: 05/05/2002Registrant: Kuruc Flying Service, Colfax, ND 58018

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

2
  • 1 Mi E (Lat: 46.471889 Lon: -96.863111), Overall height: 109.7 m, Call Sign: WQH55
    Assigned Frequencies: 1895.00 MHz, 6785.00 MHzGrant Date: 12/05/2012, Expiration Date: 12/18/2022Registrant: Minnkota Power Cooperative, Inc., 1822 Mill Road, Grand Forks, ND 58208-3200, Phone: (701) 795-4305, Fax: (701) 795-4333, Email:
  • COLFAX, 17020 County Road 2 (Lat: 46.541861 Lon: -96.859306), Type: Tower, Structure height: 116.7 m, Overall height: 118.3 m, Call Sign: WPZI865
    Assigned Frequencies: 5974.85 MHz, 6004.50 MHz, 6152.75 MHzGrant Date: 12/31/2013, Expiration Date: 01/20/2024, Certifier: Michael P GogginRegistrant: At&t Mobility LLC, 3300 E. Renner Road, B3132, Richardson, TX 75082, Phone: (855) 699-7073, Fax: (972) 907-1131, Email:

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

1
  • Call Sign: K0RMT, Licensee ID: L01276467, Grant Date: 04/26/2007, Expiration Date: 06/09/2017, Certifier: John A Lee, Registrant: John A Lee, Colfax, ND 58018

FAA Registered Aircraft:

3
  • Aircraft: CESSNA 170B (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 105 mph), Engine: CONT MOTOR C145 SERIES (145 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 2331D , Serial Number: 20483, Year manufactured: 1952
    Registrant (Corporation): Major Ken's Flying Service LLC, 6375 County Road 81, Colfax, ND 58018
  • Aircraft: PIPER PA-28-140 (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 107 mph), Engine: LYCOMING 0-320 SERIES (180 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 6423R , Serial Number: 28-21602, Year manufactured: 1966, Airworthiness Date: 04/01/1966
    Registrant (Individual): Kenneth J Gudgel, 6375 County Road 81, Colfax, ND 58018
  • Aircraft: CESSNA 172 (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 105 mph), Engine: CONT MOTOR 0-300 SER (145 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 6439B , Serial Number: 29639, Year manufactured: 1957, Airworthiness Date: 02/04/1957
    Registrant (Individual): Mirek Spacek, 7075 165th Ave Se, Colfax, ND 58018

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

COLFAX CITY OF (Population served: 121, Purch groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Initial Tap Sampling for Pb and Cu - In JUL-01-2014, Contaminant: Lead and Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (JUL-24-2014), St Public Notif requested (JUL-24-2014)
  • Follow-up Or Routine LCR Tap M/R - In OCT-01-2011, Contaminant: Lead and Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (DEC-12-2013), St Violation/Reminder Notice (DEC-12-2013), St Public Notif received (JAN-09-2014)
  • One routine major monitoring violation

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Electricity (65%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (35%)

Colfax compared to North Dakota state average:

  • Median household income above state average.
  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Renting percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly below state average.
  • Number of rooms per house above state average.
  • Number of college students below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher above state average.
There are 3 pilots and 2 other airmen in this city.
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