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Population in 2012: 2,846 (97% urban, 3% rural). Population change since 2000: +0.1%
 

Males: 1,493  (52.5%)
Females: 1,353  (47.5%)

Median resident age:  42.7 years
Washington median age:  32.2 years

Zip codes: 99111.

Estimated median household income in 2012: $38,085 (it was $36,622 in 2000)
Colfax:

$38,085
WA:

$57,573
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $22,183

Colfax city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $113,887 (it was $96,500 in 2000)
Colfax:

$113,887
WA:

$243,000
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $140,242; Detached houses: $144,171; Townhouses or other attached units: $170,168; In 2-unit structures: $96,944; In 3-to-4-unit structures: $170,168; In 5-or-more-unit structures: $181,650; Mobile homes: $54,338

Median gross rent in 2012: $689.

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  • White alone - 2,623 (92.9%)
  • Hispanic - 93 (3.3%)
  • Asian alone - 52 (1.8%)
  • Two or more races - 32 (1.1%)
  • Black alone - 10 (0.4%)
  • American Indian alone - 12 (0.4%)
  • Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone - 2 (0.07%)

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


Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Colfax: 83.9 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)

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Ancestries: German (25.4%), English (13.8%), Irish (7.4%), Scottish (4.8%), United States (4.4%), Norwegian (3.4%).

Current Local Time: PST time zone

Incorporated in 1873

Elevation: 1962 feet

Land area: 1.67 square miles.

Population density: 1,707 people per square mile 
 
 (low).




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For population 25 years and over in Colfax:

  • High school or higher: 93.4%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 25.7%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 9.3%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 16.5 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Colfax city:

  • Never married: 24.5%
  • Now married: 54.3%
  • Separated: 2.6%
  • Widowed: 10.9%
  • Divorced: 7.8%

80 residents are foreign born (2.7% Asia, 0.7% North America, 0.6% Europe).

This city:  2.8%
Washington:  13.3%



According to our research of Washington and other state lists there was 1 registered sex offender living in Colfax, Washington as of October 25, 2014.
The ratio of number of residents in Colfax to the number of sex offenders is 2,846 to 1.
The number of registered sex offenders compared to the number of residents in this city is smaller than the state average.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $1,195 (0.9%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $1,103 (0.9%)

Colfax satellite photo by USGS

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

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Seattle, WA (238.8 miles , pop. 563,374).

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 ).

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 3 buildings, average cost: $106,500
  • 1998: 10 buildings, average cost: $130,500
  • 1999: 0 buildings
  • 2000: 2 buildings, average cost: $95,000
  • 2001: 3 buildings, average cost: $168,700
  • 2002: 4 buildings, average cost: $143,800
  • 2003: 7 buildings, average cost: $143,600
  • 2004: 3 buildings, average cost: $176,700
  • 2005: 0 buildings
  • 2006: 3 buildings, average cost: $154,000
  • 2007: 5 buildings, average cost: $242,200
  • 2008: 9 buildings, average cost: $237,300
  • 2009: 0 buildings
  • 2010: 0 buildings
  • 2011: 0 buildings
  • 2012: 4 buildings, average cost: $134,800

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)


Latitude: 46.88 N, Longitude: 117.36 W

Area code: 509

Colfax household income distribution Colfax home values distribution


 

Crime rates in Colfax by Year
Type 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2009 2010 2011 2012
Murders 0000000000
per 100,000 0.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.0
Rapes 1211100111
per 100,000 34.668.335.535.435.90.00.035.735.134.9
Robberies 1000100010
per 100,000 34.60.00.00.035.90.00.00.035.10.0
Assaults 33311870101
per 100,000 103.8102.5106.6389.2287.3247.50.035.70.034.9
Burglaries 1423222022513313
per 100,000 484.6785.5782.1707.7789.9176.836.4107.0105.3453.4
Thefts 4791766765219101930
per 100,000 1626.93107.92701.72370.82333.9742.6328.0356.6666.91046.4
Auto thefts 1776241222
per 100,000 34.6239.1248.8212.371.8141.436.471.370.269.8
Arson 1304012002
per 100,000 34.6102.50.0141.50.035.472.90.00.069.8
City-data.com crime rate (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 298.4) 167.2284.7242.0278.5261.6107.119.365.781.5118.7

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

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2012, including police officers: 6 (6 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.09
Washington average:

1.47

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Colfax, Washington accommodation, waste management, arts - Economy and Business Data

Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

8.1%
Washington:

6.8%

Unemployment by year (%)

Historical population

Historical housing units


Population change in the 1990s: +12 (+0.4%).

Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Educational services (23%)
  • Retail trade (14%)
  • Other services, except public administration (10%)
  • Public administration (9%)
  • Manufacturing (8%)
  • Accommodation and food services (6%)
  • Construction (6%)
  • Health care and social assistance (31%)
  • Educational services (13%)
  • Retail trade (12%)
  • Other services, except public administration (7%)
  • Public administration (7%)
  • Accommodation and food services (7%)
  • Finance and insurance (6%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (8%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (6%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (6%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (5%)
  • Top executives (5%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (4%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (4%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (12%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (8%)
  • Information and record clerks except customer service representatives (6%)
  • Retail sales workers except cashiers (6%)
  • Registered nurses (5%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (4%)
  • Accountants and auditors (4%)

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

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Earthquake activity:

Colfax-area historical earthquake activity is significantly below Washington state average. It is 61% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 11/28/1991 at 01:08:58, a magnitude 4.3 (4.3 MB, 4.0 ML, 4.3 MD, Depth: 5.9 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 76.7 miles away from the city center
On 11/11/2001 at 16:00:29, a magnitude 4.0 (4.0 MD, Depth: 2.9 mi) earthquake occurred 55.6 miles away from Colfax center
On 7/14/1992 at 20:01:51, a magnitude 4.1 (3.8 ML, 4.1 MD, Depth: 7.2 mi) earthquake occurred 76.3 miles away from the city center
On 8/17/1994 at 06:56:49, a magnitude 4.1 (3.6 ML, 4.1 ML, Depth: 1.0 mi) earthquake occurred 84.9 miles away from the city center
On 6/28/1998 at 07:35:32, a magnitude 3.8 (3.8 MD, 3.6 ML, Depth: 6.2 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 32.9 miles away from Colfax center
On 6/25/2001 at 14:15:23, a magnitude 3.7 (3.7 MD, 3.5 ML, Depth: 6.8 mi) earthquake occurred 55.5 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: body-wave magnitude (MB), duration magnitude (MD), local magnitude (ML)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Whitman County (12) is near the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 10
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 6, Storms: 4, Heavy Rains: 2, Snows: 2, Winter Storms: 2, Mudslide: 1, Drought: 1, Fire: 1, Flood: 1, Hurricane: 1, Mudslide: 1, Volcanic Eruption: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Colfax topographic map

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


Hospitals/medical centers in Colfax:

  • HOME HEALTH AND HOSPICE OF SE WASHINGTON (Home Health Center, SOUTH 106TH MILL STREET)
  • WHITMAN HOSPITAL AND MEDICAL CENTER (Critical Access Hospitals,Physician, 1200 WEST FAIRVIEW)
  • WHITMAN HEALTH AND REHAB CENTER (Nursing Home, 1150 WEST FAIRVIEW ROAD)

Political contributions by individuals in Colfax, WA

Airports and heliports located in Colfax:


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Amtrak station:

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

Local government website: www.ci.colfax.wa.us

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Colfax:

  • Washington State University (about 14 miles; Pullman, WA; Full-time enrollment: 21,748)
  • University of Idaho (about 20 miles; Moscow, ID; FT enrollment: 9,625)
  • Lewis-Clark State College (about 37 miles; Lewiston, ID; FT enrollment: 2,534)
  • Eastern Washington University (about 44 miles; Cheney, WA; FT enrollment: 9,533)
  • Gonzaga University (about 55 miles; Spokane, WA; FT enrollment: 5,437)
  • Spokane Community College (about 55 miles; Spokane, WA; FT enrollment: 4,944)
  • Spokane Falls Community College (about 55 miles; Spokane, WA; FT enrollment: 4,852)

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)

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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).

 
Whitman County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level between 2 and 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Moderate Potential
Air pollution and air quality trends
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AQI  Ozone 

Air Quality Index (AQI)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2010 was 27.5. This is about average.
City:

27.5
U.S.:

32.0
Ozone [ppb] level in 2010 was 32.4. This is about average. There were 21 monitors within city limits.
City:

32.4
U.S.:

28.3
Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µ/m3] level in 2003 was 5.55. This is significantly better than average. There were 2 monitors within city limits.
City:

5.55
U.S.:

11.90

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

COLFAX WATER DEPARTMENT, CITY OF (Population served: 2841, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • CCR Complete Failure to Report - Between OCT-19-1999 and DEC-31-1999, Consumer Confidence Rule. Follow-up actions: Fed Compliance achieved (DEC-31-1999)
  • 18 regular monitoring violations
PALOUSE EMPIRE FAIRGROUNDS (Population served: 734, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In SEP-2000, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif received (SEP-30-2000), St Public Notif requested (SEP-30-2000), St Violation/Reminder Notice (SEP-30-2000)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In SEP-1998, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif received (SEP-30-1998), St Public Notif requested (SEP-30-1998), St Violation/Reminder Notice (SEP-30-1998)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In SEP-1997, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif received (SEP-30-1997), St Public Notif requested (SEP-30-1997), St Violation/Reminder Notice (SEP-30-1997)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In AUG-1997, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif received (AUG-31-1997), St Public Notif requested (AUG-31-1997), St Violation/Reminder Notice (AUG-31-1997)
Past monitoring violations:
  • 4 routine major monitoring violations
KAMIAK BUTTE COUNTY PARK (Population served: 204, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In JUL-1997, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif received (JUL-31-1997), St Public Notif requested (JUL-31-1997), St Violation/Reminder Notice (JUL-31-1997)
Past monitoring violations:
  • 2 routine major monitoring violations
WAWAWAI COUNTY PARK (Population served: 155, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In JAN-1999, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif received (JAN-31-1999), St Public Notif requested (JAN-31-1999), St Violation/Reminder Notice (JAN-31-1999)
  • MCL, Acute (TCR) - In JAN-1998, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif received (JAN-31-1998), St Public Notif requested (JAN-31-1998), St Violation/Reminder Notice (JAN-31-1998)
Past monitoring violations:
  • 3 routine major monitoring violations
KLEMGARD COUNTY PARK (Population served: 155, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • 3 routine major monitoring violations
ONECHO BIBLE CHURCH (Population served: 49, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In APR-2000, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif received (APR-30-2000), St Public Notif requested (APR-30-2000), St Violation/Reminder Notice (APR-30-2000)
  • MCL, Acute (TCR) - In OCT-1996, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif received (OCT-31-1996), St Public Notif requested (OCT-31-1996), St Violation/Reminder Notice (OCT-31-1996)
Past monitoring violations:
  • 2 routine major monitoring violations

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 18.4%
(16.8% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 70.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 0.0% for American Indian residents, 0.0% for other race residents, 0.0% for two or more races residents)

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

Detailed information about poverty and poor residents in Colfax, WA

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

Colfax compared to Washington state average:

Colfax, Washington environmental map by EPA

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  • Median household income below state average.
  • Median house value below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly 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 above state average.
  • House age significantly above state average.
  • Institutionalized population percentage above state average.


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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

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 (55%)
  • Electricity (39%)
  • Wood (3%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (2%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (1%)
  • No fuel used (1%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2008 2012

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

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 33.46%
Here33.5%
USA50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameCatholic ChurchLDS (Mormon) ChurchUnited Methodist ChurchEvangelical Lutheran Church in America Charismatic Churches Independent
Adherents31.0%11.0%8.5%7.8%6.6%
Congregations14.5%7.2%10.1%5.8%1.4%
NameAssemblies of GodUnited Church of ChristAmerican Baptist Churches in the USASouthern Baptist ConventionOther
Adherents5.6%3.7%3.6%3.5%18.8%
Congregations7.2%5.8%5.8%2.9%39.1%
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: 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.
State:

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

7.85 / 10,000 pop.
State:

8.26 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

5.4%
Washington:

7.7%
Adult obesity rate:
Whitman County:

24.1%
Washington:

25.7%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

8.1%
State:

13.9%

Local government employment and payroll (March 2007)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Other Government Administration 0$0 14$25,341
Police Protection - Officers 6$19,539$39,0782$508
Firefighters 3$10,932$43,7282$703
Streets and Highways 2$5,920$35,5200$0
Solid Waste Management 1$3,557$42,6840$0
Parks and Recreation 1$3,011$36,1320$0
Water Supply 2$6,887$41,3220$0
Totals for Government 15$49,846$39,87718$26,552

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

  • Construction - Fire Protection: $373,000 ($131.06)
    Regular Highways: $40,000 ($14.05)
    Parks & Recreation: $22,000 ($7.73)
  • Current Operations - Police Protection: $302,000 ($106.11)
    Water Utilities: $224,000 ($78.71)
    Fire Protection: $217,000 ($76.25)
    Sewerage: $216,000 ($75.90)
    Regular Highways: $207,000 ($72.73)
    Parks & Recreation: $135,000 ($47.43)
    Financial Administration: $79,000 ($27.76)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $66,000 ($23.19)
    Central Staff Services: $49,000 ($17.22)
    Natural Resources - Other: $42,000 ($14.76)
    Protective Inspection and Regulation, NEC: $36,000 ($12.65)
    Solid Waste Management: $20,000 ($7.03)
    General - Other: $13,000 ($4.57)
    Libraries: $6,000 ($2.11)
    Health Services - Other: $4,000 ($1.41)
    General Public Buildings: $3,000 ($1.05)
    Corrections - Other: $2,000 ($0.70)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $16,000 ($5.62)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Water Utilities: $29,000 ($10.19)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $798,000 ($280.39)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $16,000 ($5.62)

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

  • Charges - Sewerage: $329,000 ($115.60)
    All Other: $33,000 ($11.60)
    Parks & Recreation: $9,000 ($3.16)
  • Local Intergovernmental - All Other: $105,000 ($36.89)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $551,000 ($193.61)
    Interest Earnings: $56,000 ($19.68)
    Property Sale Other: $6,000 ($2.11)
    Rents: $1,000 ($0.35)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $422,000 ($148.28)
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $212,000 ($74.49)
    General Support: $25,000 ($8.78)
    All Other: $20,000 ($7.03)
  • Tax - Public Utilities: $306,000 ($107.52)
    Total General Sales: $301,000 ($105.76)
    Property: $293,000 ($102.95)
    NEC: $30,000 ($10.54)
    Other Selective Sales: $22,000 ($7.73)

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

  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding - Water Utilities: $437,000 ($153.55)
  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding, NEC: $239,000 ($83.98)
  • Long Term Debt Issue, Unspecified - Water Utilities: $270,000 ($94.87)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding - Full Faith & Credit - Other, NEC: $110,000 ($38.65)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Water Utilities: $653,000 ($229.44)
    Other, NEC: $87,000 ($30.57)
  • Long Term Debt Retired Unspecified - Water Utilities: $54,000 ($18.97)
    Other, NEC: $42,000 ($14.76)

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

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $1,600,000 ($562.19)

13.88% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($26,185 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

13.88%
Washington average:

7.86%

1.43% of residents moved from foreign countries ($489 average AGI)
Whitman County:

1.43%
Washington average:

0.26%


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
from Spokane County, WA  1.43% ($24,961 average AGI)
from King County, WA  1.20% ($24,413)
from Latah County, ID  0.83% ($30,330)


14.93% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($28,516 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

14.93%
Washington average:

7.07%

0.33% of residents moved to foreign countries ($344 average AGI)
Whitman County:

0.33%
Washington average:

0.16%


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
to Spokane County, WA  2.04% ($29,447 average AGI)
to King County, WA  1.76% ($23,284)
to Latah County, ID  0.89% ($29,661)

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)

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

Colfax, Washington:
  • Fatal accident count: 4
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents: 4
  • Fatal accidents caused by drunken drivers: 1
  • Fatalities: 4
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents: 7
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents: 2
Washington average:
  • Fatal accident count: 119
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents: 179
  • Fatal accidents caused by drunken drivers: 53
  • Fatalities: 127
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents: 300
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents: 19

Colfax fatal accident list:

May 7, 2011 03:37 PM, Us-195, Stevens St, Lat: 46.87888056, Lon: -117.36481389, 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, Drunken drivers: 1
Jul 24, 1980 07:32 PM, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 1


National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
Number of bridges: 8
Total length: 30 meters (98ft)
Total costs: $53,101,000
Total average daily traffic: 50,267
Total average daily truck traffic: 8,515
Total future (year 2030) average daily traffic: 70,184


2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 19
  • Hazardous Condition: 10
  • Service Call: 1

Incident types - Colfax


See full 2006 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
Businesses in Colfax, WA
NameCountNameCount
Ace Hardware1La-Z-Boy1
Arby's1New Balance1
Best Western1Nike1
FedEx1U-Haul1
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