Colfax, Washington

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Population in 2017: 2,900 (97% urban, 3% rural).
Population change since 2000: +2.0%
 
Males: 1,490  (51.4%)
Females: 1,410  (48.6%)
Median resident age:

42.7 years
Washington median age:

37.7 years

Zip codes: 99111.

Estimated median household income in 2017: $54,014 (it was $36,622 in 2000)
Colfax:

$54,014
WA:

$70,979

Estimated per capita income in 2017: $27,967 (it was $18,519 in 2000)

Colfax city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $192,076 (it was $96,500 in 2000)
Colfax:

$192,076
WA:

$339,000

Median gross rent in 2017: $665.

March 2019 cost of living index in Colfax: 85.1 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 13.4%
(13.7% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 22.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 100.0% for other race residents)
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  • Races in Colfax, WA (2017)
    • 2,74393.1%White alone
    • 551.9%Hispanic
    • 371.3%Black alone
    • 381.3%Asian alone
    • 230.8%Two or more races
    • 50.2%American Indian alone

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



According to our research of Washington and other state lists, there was 1 registered sex offender living in Colfax, Washington as of May 30, 2020.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Colfax is 2,937 to 1.
The ratio of registered sex offenders to all residents in this city is much lower than the state average.


Crime rates in Colfax by year

Type

2005

2006

2009

2010

2011

2012

2013

2014

2015

Murders
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
Rapes
(per 100,000)
1
(35.9)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(35.7)
1
(35.1)
1
(34.9)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
2
(70.5)
Robberies
(per 100,000)
1
(35.9)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(35.1)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
8
(287.3)
7
(247.5)
0
(0.0)
1
(35.7)
0
(0.0)
1
(34.9)
4
(139.9)
3
(105.0)
5
(176.4)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
22
(789.9)
5
(176.8)
1
(36.4)
3
(107.0)
3
(105.3)
13
(453.4)
13
(454.5)
22
(770.3)
15
(529.1)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
65
(2,334)
21
(742.6)
9
(328.0)
10
(356.6)
19
(666.9)
30
(1,046)
28
(979.0)
44
(1,541)
50
(1,764)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
2
(71.8)
4
(141.4)
1
(36.4)
2
(71.3)
2
(70.2)
2
(69.8)
1
(35.0)
4
(140.1)
4
(141.1)
Arson
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
1
(35.4)
2
(72.9)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
2
(69.8)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(35.3)
City-Data.com crime index (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 274.0)251.3102.918.663.178.3114.1101.7147.8210.6

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City-data.com crime index in Colfax, WA

Crime rate in Colfax detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2018, including police officers: 5 (5 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.71
Washington average:

1.42
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Ancestries: German (22.0%), American (13.3%), English (6.0%), Norwegian (4.3%), Italian (4.1%), Scottish (2.6%).

Current Local Time: PST time zone

Incorporated in 1873

Elevation: 1962 feet

Land area: 1.67 square miles.

Population density: 1,739 people per square mile   (low).

Colfax, Washington map

39 residents are foreign born

This city:

1.3%
Washington:

13.8%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $1,575 (0.8%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $1,754 (1.0%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Spokane, WA (54.6 miles , pop. 195,629).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: East Seattle, WA (231.0 miles , pop. 480,100).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Los Angeles, CA (886.8 miles , pop. 3,694,820).

Nearest cities:

Albion, WA (2.9 miles ),
Steptoe, WA (3.7 miles ),
Garfield, WA (3.7 miles ),
Palouse, WA (3.7 miles ),
Pullman, WA (3.7 miles ),
Endicott, WA (3.9 miles ),
St. John, WA (4.2 miles ),
Oakesdale, WA (4.2 miles )

Latitude: 46.88 N, Longitude: 117.36 W

Area code: 509

Distribution of median household income in Colfax, WA in 2017
Distribution of house value in Colfax, WA in 2017

Colfax satellite photo by USGS

Unemployment in March 2019:
Here:

4.6%
Washington:

5.2%
Historical population in Colfax, WA
Historical housing units in Colfax, WA

Population change in the 1990s: +12 (+0.4%).
Most common industries in Colfax, WA (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Educational services (15.1%)
  • Health care (10.7%)
  • Public administration (8.1%)
  • Construction (7.8%)
  • Accommodation & food services (5.6%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (4.1%)
  • Religious, grantmaking, civic, professional, similar organizations (4.0%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Educational services (14.3%)
  • Construction (13.5%)
  • Accommodation & food services (6.1%)
  • Public administration (5.2%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing & hunting (4.9%)
  • Repair & maintenance (4.6%)
  • Religious, grantmaking, civic, professional, similar organizations (4.0%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Health care (18.3%)
  • Educational services (16.1%)
  • Public administration (11.4%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (6.6%)
  • Accommodation & food services (5.1%)
  • Food & beverage stores (4.7%)
  • Social assistance (4.4%)
Most common occupations in Colfax, WA (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (5.9%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (5.5%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (4.7%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (4.3%)
  • Retail sales workers, except cashiers (3.9%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (3.5%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (3.2%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (7.7%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (6.1%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (5.8%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (5.4%)
  • Top executives (4.9%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (3.9%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (3.7%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (11.9%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (8.3%)
  • Information and record clerks, except customer service representatives (6.1%)
  • Retail sales workers, except cashiers (5.8%)
  • Registered nurses (4.6%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (4.1%)
  • Accountants and auditors (3.6%)

Average climate in Colfax, Washington

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Colfax, Washington environmental map by EPA

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

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2018 was 61.4. This is better than average.

City:

61.4
U.S.:

74.2
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2018 was 5.08. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 0.4 miles away from the city center.

City:

5.08
U.S.:

8.46

Earthquake activity:

Colfax-area historical earthquake activity is near Washington state average. It is 126% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 10/28/1983 at 14:06:06, a magnitude 7.3 (6.2 MB, 7.3 MS, 7.0 MW, Class: Major, Intensity: VIII - XII) earthquake occurred 259.8 miles away from Colfax center, causing 2 deaths (2 shaking deaths) and 3 injuries, causing $15,000,000 total damage
On 8/18/1959 at 06:37:13, a magnitude 7.7 (7.7 UK) earthquake occurred 361.3 miles away from the city center, causing $26,000,000 total damage
On 4/13/1949 at 19:55:42, a magnitude 7.0 (7.0 UK) earthquake occurred 243.3 miles away from Colfax center, causing $80,000,000 total damage
On 2/28/2001 at 18:54:32, a magnitude 6.8 (6.5 MB, 6.6 MS, 6.8 MW, Depth: 32.2 mi, Class: Strong, Intensity: VII - IX) earthquake occurred 246.5 miles away from Colfax center, causing $2,000,000,000 total damage and $305,000,000 insured losses
On 4/29/1965 at 15:28:43, a magnitude 6.6 (6.6 UK) earthquake occurred 235.8 miles away from Colfax center, causing $28,000,000 total damage
On 10/3/1915 at 06:52:48, a magnitude 7.6 (7.6 UK) earthquake occurred 441.6 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: body-wave magnitude (MB), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Whitman County (13) is near the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 11
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 8, Storms: 5, Mudslides: 3, Heavy Rains: 2, Snows: 2, Winter Storms: 2, Drought: 1, Fire: 1, Hurricane: 1, Landslide: 1, Volcanic Eruption: 1, Wind: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Colfax topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers in Colfax:

  • WHITMAN HOSPITAL AND MEDICAL CENTER (Physician, 1200 WEST FAIRVIEW)
  • HOME HEALTH AND HOSPICE OF SE WASHINGTON (SOUTH 106TH MILL STREET)
  • WHITMAN HEALTH AND REHAB CENTER (1150 WEST FAIRVIEW ROAD)

Airports and heliports located in Colfax:

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Amtrak station:

COLFAX (610 S. MAIN ST.) - Bus Station

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Colfax:

  • Washington State University (about 15 miles; Pullman, WA; Full-time enrollment: 25,055)
  • University of Idaho (about 20 miles; Moscow, ID; FT enrollment: 10,416)
  • Lewis-Clark State College (about 37 miles; Lewiston, ID; FT enrollment: 3,199)
  • Eastern Washington University (about 44 miles; Cheney, WA; FT enrollment: 11,643)
  • Gonzaga University (about 55 miles; Spokane, WA; FT enrollment: 6,780)
  • Spokane Community College (about 55 miles; Spokane, WA; FT enrollment: 6,482)
  • Spokane Falls Community College (about 56 miles; Spokane, WA; FT enrollment: 6,052)

Public high school in Colfax:

Public elementary/middle school in Colfax:

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Library in Colfax:

  • WHITMAN COUNTY LIBRARY (Operating income: $770,429; Location: 102 S. MAIN STREET; 57,643 books; 5,128 audio materials; 5,908 video materials; 11 local licensed databases; 11 state licensed databases; 102 print serial subscriptions)

Points of interest:

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Notable locations in Colfax: Colfax Golf and Country Club (A), Whitman County Courthouse (B), City of Colfax Fire Department (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

Rivers and creeks: South Fork Palouse River (A), Spring Flat Creek (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Parks in Colfax include: Eels Park (1), Colfax Little League Park (2), Schmuck Park (3). Display/hide their locations on the map

Hotel: Best Western Wheatland Inn (701 North Main Street).

Court: Whitman County - Juvenile Court Services (Courthouse).

Birthplace of: Morten Lauridsen - Composer, Yakima Canutt - Actor, Robert Osborne - Television personality, Abe Goff - Politician and civil seveant, John Crawford (actor) - Actor.

Whitman County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level between 2 and 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Moderate Potential

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

COLFAX WATER DEPARTMENT, CITY OF (Population served: 3,563, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • 2 regular monitoring violations
HORN SCHOOL REST AREA (Population served: 801, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • 2 routine major monitoring violations
KAMIAK BUTTE COUNTY PARK (Population served: 201, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • One routine major monitoring violation
KLEMGARD COUNTY PARK (Population served: 155, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • One routine major monitoring violation
Average household size:
This city:

2.2 people
Washington:

2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:

58.1%
Whole state:

64.4%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:

4.8%
Whole state:

7.7%


Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.2% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.6% of all households
54 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities in 2010
38 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities in 2010

People in group quarters in Colfax in 2000:

  • 90 people in nursing homes
  • 44 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 26 people in homes for the mentally retarded
  • 10 people in wards in general hospitals for patients who have no usual home elsewhere
  • 3 people in orthopedic wards and institutions for the physically handicapped

Banks with branches in Colfax (2011 data):

  • Sterling Savings Bank: Colfax Branch at 803 North Main, branch established on 1981/01/01. Info updated 2012/03/21: Bank assets: $9,207.8 mil, Deposits: $6,454.1 mil, headquarters in Spokane, WA, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 192 total offices, Holding Company: Sterling Financial Corporation
  • Bank of America, National Association: Colfax Branch at 102 North Main Street, branch established on 1937/06/04. Info updated 2009/11/18: Bank assets: $1,451,969.3 mil, Deposits: $1,077,176.8 mil, headquarters in Charlotte, NC, positive income, 5782 total offices, Holding Company: Bank Of America Corporation
  • Columbia State Bank: Bank Of Whitman Bank Branch at South 201 Main Street, branch established on 1977/09/29. Info updated 2011/08/09: Bank assets: $4,785.2 mil, Deposits: $3,892.8 mil, headquarters in Tacoma, WA, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 104 total offices, Holding Company: Columbia Banking System, Inc.
  • JPMorgan Chase Bank, National Association: Colfax Branch at 505 South Main, branch established on 1976/07/01. Info updated 2011/11/10: Bank assets: $1,811,678.0 mil, Deposits: $1,190,738.0 mil, headquarters in Columbus, OH, positive income, International Specialization, 5577 total offices, Holding Company: Jpmorgan Chase & Co.
  • U.S. Bank National Association: Colfax Branch at North 101 Main, branch established on 1937/11/18. Info updated 2012/01/30: Bank assets: $330,470.8 mil, Deposits: $236,091.5 mil, headquarters in Cincinnati, OH, positive income, 3121 total offices, Holding Company: U.S. Bancorp
  • Bank of Fairfield: Colfax Branch at 402 S. Main Street, branch established on 2011/08/09. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $127.0 mil, Deposits: $113.1 mil, headquarters in Fairfield, WA, positive income, Agricultural Specialization, 9 total offices, Holding Company: Fairfield Financial Holdings Corp.
  • AmericanWest Bank: Colfax Financial Center at North 407 Main, branch established on 2002/03/04. Info updated 2011/12/12: Bank assets: $2,274.6 mil, Deposits: $1,889.1 mil, headquarters in Spokane, WA, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 76 total offices, Holding Company: Skbhc Holdings Llc

For population 15 years and over in Colfax:

Marital status in Colfax, WA
  • Never married: 22.2%
  • Now married: 46.2%
  • Separated: 0.3%
  • Widowed: 11.7%
  • Divorced: 19.7%

For population 25 years and over in Colfax:

  • High school or higher: 92.9%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 30.7%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 9.0%
  • Unemployed: 4.8%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 16.2 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2017
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2017
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

8.5
Washington average:

11.3

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

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Religion statistics for Colfax, WA (based on Whitman County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant4,78235
Catholic3,6289
Mainline Protestant2,64420
Other2,38810
None31,334-
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: 12
Whitman County:

2.94 / 10,000 pop.
Washington:

2.06 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 3
Whitman County:

0.74 / 10,000 pop.
Washington:

1.18 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 8
Whitman County:

1.96 / 10,000 pop.
Washington:

2.67 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 32
Whitman County:

7.85 / 10,000 pop.
Washington:

8.26 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Here:

5.4%
State:

7.7%
Adult obesity rate:
Whitman County:

24.1%
Washington:

25.7%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Whitman County:

8.1%
Washington:

13.9%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Here:

49.5%
State:

49.1%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Colfax:

45.0%
Washington:

45.8%

Average BMI:
Colfax:

28.3
Washington:

28.4

People feeling badly about themselves:
This city:

18.5%
Washington:

21.4%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Here:

9.7%
Washington:

10.7%

Average hours sleeping at night:
This city:

6.8
Washington:

6.8

Overweight people:
Here:

34.3%
State:

32.6%

General health condition:
Colfax:

54.6%
Washington:

55.9%

Average condition of hearing:
Colfax:

76.1%
Washington:

79.0%

More about Health and Nutrition of Colfax, WA 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
Streets and Highways 7$30,370$52,0631$750
Police Protection - Officers 6$24,591$49,1822$250
Financial Administration 5$23,400$56,1609$1,970
Firefighters 3$13,423$53,6925$1,735
Water Supply 0$0 0$0
Parks and Recreation 0$0 0$0
Solid Waste Management 0$0 0$0
Other Government Administration 0$0 0$0
Totals for Government 21$91,784$52,44817$4,705

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

  • Construction - Regular Highways: $659,000 ($227.24)
    General - Other: $20,000 ($6.90)
    Parks and Recreation: $5,000 ($1.72)
    Police Protection: $3,000 ($1.03)
  • Current Operations - Police Protection: $486,000 ($167.59)
    Water Utilities: $423,000 ($145.86)
    Sewerage: $403,000 ($138.97)
    Local Fire Protection: $300,000 ($103.45)
    Regular Highways: $247,000 ($85.17)
    Parks and Recreation: $158,000 ($54.48)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $91,000 ($31.38)
    Central Staff Services: $84,000 ($28.97)
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $58,000 ($20.00)
    Financial Administration: $24,000 ($8.28)
    Solid Waste Management: $23,000 ($7.93)
    General - Other: $17,000 ($5.86)
    Libraries: $9,000 ($3.10)
    Natural Resources - Other: $6,000 ($2.07)
    General Public Buildings: $5,000 ($1.72)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $8,000 ($2.76)
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - Correctional Institutions: $5,000 ($1.72)
    Other - Health - Other: $1,000 ($0.34)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Sewerage: $16,000 ($5.52)
    Water Utilities: $3,000 ($1.03)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $1,209,000 ($416.90)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $6,000 ($2.07)

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

  • Charges - Sewerage: $584,000 ($201.38)
    Parks and Recreation: $13,000 ($4.48)
  • Miscellaneous - Fines and Forfeits: $28,000 ($9.66)
    General Revenue - Other: $11,000 ($3.79)
    Interest Earnings: $4,000 ($1.38)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $544,000 ($187.59)
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $647,000 ($223.10)
    Other: $232,000 ($80.00)
    General Local Government Support: $33,000 ($11.38)
    Health and Hospitals: $2,000 ($0.69)
  • Tax - General Sales and Gross Receipts: $471,000 ($162.41)
    Public Utilities Sales: $436,000 ($150.34)
    Property: $376,000 ($129.66)
    Other Selective Sales: $30,000 ($10.34)
    Other License: $17,000 ($5.86)
    Documentary and Stock Transfer: $14,000 ($4.83)
    Occupation and Business License - Other: $1,000 ($0.34)

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

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $867,000 ($298.97)
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $758,000 ($261.38)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $109,000 ($37.59)

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

  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $1,975,000 ($681.03)
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $32,000 ($11.03)

10.58% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($40,293 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

10.58%
Washington average:

7.39%

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 Spokane County, WA  1.04% ($37,281 average AGI)
from Latah County, ID  0.99% ($50,872)
from King County, WA  0.89% ($34,874)


14.63% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($42,536 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

14.63%
Washington average:

6.40%

2.23% of residents moved to foreign countries ($7,086 average AGI)
Whitman County:

2.23%
Washington average:

0.13%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2015 and 2016:
to Spokane County, WA  1.35% ($43,558 average AGI)
to King County, WA  1.31% ($30,408)
to Latah County, ID  0.98% ($45,949)
Businesses in Colfax, WA
NameCountNameCount
Ace Hardware1La-Z-Boy1
Arby's1New Balance1
Best Western1Nike1
FedEx1U-Haul1

Strongest AM radio stations in Colfax:

  • KMAX (840 AM; 10 kW; COLFAX, WA; Owner: PALOUSE COUNTRY, INC.)
  • KQQQ (1150 AM; 25 kW; PULLMAN, WA; Owner: RADIO PALOUSE, INC.)
  • KCLX (1450 AM; 1 kW; COLFAX, WA; Owner: PALOUSE COUNTRY, INC.)
  • KWSU (1250 AM; 5 kW; PULLMAN, WA; Owner: WASHINGTON STATE UNIVERSITY)
  • KGA (1510 AM; 50 kW; SPOKANE, WA; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KXLY (920 AM; 20 kW; SPOKANE, WA; Owner: SPOKANE RADIO, INC.)
  • KTBI (810 AM; daytime; 50 kW; EPHRATA, WA; Owner: TACOMA BROADCASTERS, INCORPORATED)
  • KMJY (700 AM; 10 kW; NEWPORT, WA; Owner: JAMES E. AND HELEN G. STARGEL)
  • KOZE (950 AM; 5 kW; LEWISTON, ID; Owner: 4-K RADIO, INC.)
  • KQNT (590 AM; 5 kW; SPOKANE, WA; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KVNI (1080 AM; 10 kW; COEUR D' ALENE, ID; Owner: QUEENB RADIO, INC.)
  • KRLC (1350 AM; 5 kW; CLARKSTON LEWISTON,, WA; Owner: IDA-VEND COMPANY, INC.)
  • KERR (750 AM; 50 kW; POLSON, MT; Owner: ANDERSON RADIO BROADCASTING, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Colfax:

  • KRAO-FM (102.5 FM; COLFAX, WA; Owner: PALOUSE COUNTRY, INC.)
  • KHTR (104.3 FM; PULLMAN, WA; Owner: RADIO PALOUSE, INC.)
  • KZZL-FM (99.5 FM; PULLMAN, WA; Owner: PALOUSE COUNTRY, INC.)
  • KZFN (106.1 FM; MOSCOW, ID; Owner: KRPL, INC.)
  • KRFA-FM (91.7 FM; MOSCOW, ID; Owner: WASHINGTON STATE UNIVERSITY)
  • KRLF (88.5 FM; PULLMAN, WA; Owner: LIVING FAITH F/SHIP EDUC. MINISTRIES)
  • KDRK-FM (93.7 FM; SPOKANE, WA; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KIXZ-FM (96.1 FM; OPPORTUNITY, WA; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KPBX-FM (91.1 FM; SPOKANE, WA; Owner: SPOKANE PUBLIC RADIO, INC.)
  • KMBI-FM (107.9 FM; SPOKANE, WA; Owner: THE MOODY BIBLE INSTITUTE OF CHICAGO)
  • KCLK-FM (94.1 FM; CLARKSTON, WA; Owner: CLARKSTON BROADCASTERS, INC.)
  • KISC (98.1 FM; SPOKANE, WA; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KMOK (106.9 FM; LEWISTON, ID; Owner: IDA-VEND COMPANY, INC.)
  • KZZU-FM (92.9 FM; SPOKANE, WA; Owner: QUEENB)
  • KVAB (102.9 FM; CLARKSTON, WA; Owner: CLARKSTON BROADCASTERS, INC.)
  • KCDA (103.1 FM; POST FALLS, ID; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KEYF-FM (101.1 FM; CHENEY, WA; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KZBD (105.7 FM; SPOKANE, WA; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KNWV (90.5 FM; CLARKSTON, WA; Owner: WASHINGTON STATE UNIVERSITY)
  • KVTY (105.1 FM; LEWISTON, ID; Owner: IDAVEND CO. INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Colfax:

  • KWSU-TV (Channel 10; PULLMAN, WA; Owner: WASHINGTON STATE UNIVERSITY)
  • K40EE (Channel 40; PULLMAN, WA; Owner: SPOKANE TELEVISION, INC.)
  • KUID-TV (Channel 12; MOSCOW, ID; Owner: STATE BOARD OF EDUCATION, STATE OF IDAHO)
Colfax fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 2017
Fatal road traffic accident statistics for 1975 - 2017

Colfax fatal accident list:

May 7, 2011 03:37 PM, Us-195, Stevens St, Lat: 46.878881, Lon: -117.364814, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Pedestrians: 1, Fatalities: 1
Dec 12, 1994 01:58 PM, 195, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 2, Pedestrians: 1, Fatalities: 1
Aug 16, 1986 07:50 PM, Mortonst, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 3, Fatalities: 1, Drunk persons involved: 1
Jul 24, 1980 07:32 PM, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 1
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 26Number of bridges
  • 223ft / 68.3mTotal length
  • $46,166,000Total costs
  • 71,929Total average daily traffic
  • 9,254Total average daily truck traffic
  • 84,509Total future (year 2030) average daily traffic
New bridges in Colfax, WA - historical statistics
  • New bridges - historical statistics
  • 11910-1919
  • 41920-1929
  • 51930-1939
  • 11950-1959
  • 61960-1969
  • 51970-1979
  • 31990-1999
  • 12000-2009
See full National Bridge Inventory statistics for Colfax, WA

2002 - 2018 National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS) incidents

    Fire incident distribution by year Based on the data from the years 2002 - 2018 the average number of fires per year is 14. The highest number of reported fires - 39 took place in 2007, and the least - 0 in 2016. The data has a decreasing trend.
    Fire incident types in Colfax, WA When looking into fire subcategories, the most incidents belonged to: Outside Fires (50.0%), and Structure Fires (28.4%).

    • Fire incident types reported to NFIRS in Colfax, WA
    • 11650.0%Outside Fires
    • 6628.4%Structure Fires
    • 3213.8%Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires
    • 187.8%Other
See full National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Colfax, WA
Most common first names in Colfax, WA among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John5679.2 years
Mary3784.2 years
Robert2875.4 years
William2683.1 years
Elizabeth2385.8 years
James2375.8 years
Charles2281.2 years
George2080.2 years
Harold2077.4 years
Fred1979.5 years
Most common last names in Colfax, WA among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Miller2580.8 years
Johnson1982.7 years
Moore1682.3 years
Aeschliman1383.9 years
Mcneilly1378.2 years
Davis1380.5 years
Leinweber1282.9 years
Nelson1180.1 years
Bafus1181.6 years
Weitz1186.1 years
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Colfax, WA
  • 67.8%Utility gas
  • 30.3%Electricity
  • 1.0%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 0.9%Wood
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Colfax, WA
  • 89.5%Electricity
  • 8.4%Utility gas
  • 2.1%Other fuel


Colfax compared to Washington state average:

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