Colfax, Wisconsin

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Population in 2014: 1,161 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: +2.2%
 
Males: 535  (46.1%)
Females: 626  (53.9%)
Median resident age:  40.7 years
Wisconsin median age:  39.0 years

Zip codes: 54730.

Estimated median household income in 2013: $39,688 (it was $31,118 in 2000)
Colfax:

$39,688
WI:

$51,467

Estimated per capita income in 2013: $19,416 (it was $15,040 in 2000)

Colfax village income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $97,937 (it was $63,300 in 2000)
Colfax:

$97,937
WI:

$163,000

Median gross rent in 2013: $723.

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  • Races in Colfax, WI (2010)

    Colfax races chart
    • 1,11296.0%White alone
    • 201.7%Hispanic
    • 151.3%Two or more races
    • 70.6%American Indian alone
    • 40.3%Black alone

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

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Colfax: 88.4 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: German (35.4%), Norwegian (29.1%), English (4.9%), Czech (4.4%), Irish (4.2%), French (3.0%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Incorporated in 1904

Elevation: 942 feet

Land area: 1.39 square miles.

Population density: 835 people per square mile   (low).

Colfax,WI real estate house value index trend

Colfax, Wisconsin map

For population 25 years and over in Colfax:

  • High school or higher: 88.2%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 16.6%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 6.9%
  • Unemployed: 5.5%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 21.2 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Colfax village:

  • Never married: 26.3%
  • Now married: 49.1%
  • Separated: 2.3%
  • Widowed: 11.0%
  • Divorced: 11.3%

6 residents are foreign born

This village:

0.6%
Wisconsin:

4.8%



According to our research of Wisconsin and other state lists there were 12 registered sex offenders living in Colfax, Wisconsin as of July 24, 2016.
The ratio of number of residents in Colfax to the number of sex offenders is 80 to 1.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2013: $2,398 (2.5%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $2,396 (2.5%)

Colfax satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Eau Claire, WI (17.1 miles , pop. 61,704).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: St. Paul, MN (68.0 miles , pop. 287,151).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (298.3 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: Tainter, WI (2.4 miles ), Tainter Lake, WI (2.5 miles ), Cooks Valley, WI (3.0 miles ), Elk Mound, WI (3.0 miles ), Wheeler, WI (3.1 miles ), Red Cedar, WI (3.1 miles ), Wheaton, WI (3.2 miles ), Sand Creek, WI (3.4 miles ).

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 1 building, cost: $150,000
  • 1999: 1 building, cost: $80,000
  • 2000: 1 building, cost: $80,000
  • 2003: 1 building, cost: $25,000
  • 2005: 1 building, cost: $120,000
  • 2007: 3 buildings, average cost: $133,300
  • 2009: 1 building, cost: $179,400
  • 2010: 1 building, cost: $179,400
  • 2011: 1 building, cost: $179,400

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Latitude: 45.00 N, Longitude: 91.73 W

Area code: 715

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

3.3%
Wisconsin:

3.7%

Unemployment by year (%)

Population change in the 1990s: -17 (-1.5%).
Most common industries in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Educational services (18%)
  • Retail trade (18%)
  • Manufacturing (17%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (13%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (8%)
  • Public administration (5%)
  • Health care and social assistance (5%)
  • Health care and social assistance (36%)
  • Educational services (17%)
  • Other services, except public administration (10%)
  • Accommodation and food services (9%)
  • Finance and insurance (7%)
  • Retail trade (6%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (6%)
Most common occupations in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Transportation occupations (16%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (11%)
  • Management occupations (8%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (8%)
  • Production occupations (8%)
  • Computer and mathematical occupations (7%)
  • Material moving occupations (7%)
  • Healthcare support occupations (19%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (16%)
  • Personal care and service occupations (13%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (11%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (9%)
  • Business and financial operations occupations (8%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (6%)

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

Average climate in Colfax, Wisconsin

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Colfax-area historical tornado activity is near Wisconsin state average. It is 9% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 6/4/1958, a category F5 (max. wind speeds 261-318 mph) tornado 4.5 miles away from the Colfax village center killed 21 people and injured 74 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

On 7/30/1977, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 11.8 miles away from the village center injured 20 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Colfax-area historical earthquake activity is below Wisconsin state average. It is 95% 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 214.9 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 226.9 miles away from Colfax center
On 6/28/2004 at 06:10:52, a magnitude 4.2 (4.0 MB, 4.2 MW, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 283.1 miles away from the city center
On 3/4/1983 at 06:32:18, a magnitude 4.6 (4.4 MB, 4.6 LG, 4.4 ML) earthquake occurred 382.1 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 255.4 miles away from Colfax center
On 2/9/1994 at 08:45:35, a magnitude 3.1 (3.1 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 160.1 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Dunn County (11) is near the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 9
Emergencies Declared: 1

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 9, Storms: 7, Tornadoes: 4, Drought: 1, Heavy Rain: 1, Hurricane: 1, Wind: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Colfax topographic map

Birthplace of: Stuart E. Barstad - General.

Hospitals and medical centers in Colfax:

  • AREA NURSING HOME (BOX 515)
  • COLFAX HEALTH AND REHABILITATION CENTER (1011 UNIVERSITY AVE)

Other hospitals and medical centers near Colfax:

  • MAYO CLINIC HEALTH SYSTEM - RED CEDAR, INC Critical Access Hospitals (about 12 miles away; MENOMONIE, WI)
  • MAYO CLINIC DIALYSIS - MENOMONIE (Dialysis Facility, about 12 miles away; MENOMONIE, WI)
  • ASIAN HOME HEALTH CARE (Home Health Center, about 13 miles away; MENOMONIE, WI)
  • AMERICAN LUTHERAN HOME MENOMONIE (Nursing Home, about 13 miles away; MENOMONIE, WI)
  • DUNN CTY HOME HLTH CARE (Home Health Center, about 13 miles away; MENOMONIE, WI)
  • MAYO CLINIC HLTH SYSTEM CHIPPEWA VALLEY-MAPLEWOOD (Nursing Home, about 14 miles away; BLOOMER, WI)
  • HETZEL CARE NURSING AND REHABILITATION CENTER LLC (Nursing Home, about 14 miles away; BLOOMER, WI)

located in Colfax:

Amtrak station near Colfax:

  • 17 miles: EAU CLARE (101 N. FARWELL ST.) - Bus Station . Services: enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones.

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Colfax:

  • University of Wisconsin-Stout (about 13 miles; Menomonie, WI; Full-time enrollment: 8,120)
  • University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire (about 18 miles; Eau Claire, WI; FT enrollment: 10,143)
  • Chippewa Valley Technical College (about 18 miles; Eau Claire, WI; FT enrollment: 4,038)
  • University of Wisconsin-River Falls (about 46 miles; River Falls, WI; FT enrollment: 5,868)
  • Wisconsin Indianhead Technical College (about 53 miles; Shell Lake, WI; FT enrollment: 2,414)
  • Century College (about 62 miles; White Bear Lake, MN; FT enrollment: 7,393)
  • Saint Mary's University of Minnesota (about 66 miles; Winona, MN; FT enrollment: 4,022)

Public high school in Colfax:

  • COLFAX HIGH (Students: 355, Location: 601 UNIVERSITY AVE, Grades: 7-12)

Public elementary/middle school in Colfax:

See full list of schools located in Colfax

Library in Colfax:

  • COLFAX PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $112,647; Location: 613 MAIN ST.; 9,596 books; 4,723 e-books; 5,048 audio materials; 773 video materials; 1 local licensed databases; 28 state licensed databases; 7 other licensed databases; 42 print serial subscriptions)

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Notable locations in Colfax: Colfax Rescue Squad (A), Colfax Community Fire Department (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Reservoirs: Mirror Lake 28 (A), Mirror Lake (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Creek: Eighteenmile Creek (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Tourist attraction: Colfax Railroad Museum (500 East Railroad Avenue).

Dunn 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
(lower is better)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2010 was 43.9. This is significantly better than average.

City:

43.9
U.S.:

74.7

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2010 was 10.8. This is about average. Closest monitor was 17.1 miles away from the city center.

City:

10.8
U.S.:

9.4
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 17.7%
(15.4% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 73.1% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 100.0% for other race residents, 50.1% for two or more races residents)
Average household size:
This village:  2.3 people
Wisconsin:  2.4 people

Percentage of family households:
This village:  60.9%
Whole state:  64.4%

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

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.2% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.0% of all households
59 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities in 2010
3 people in group homes intended for adults in 2010
58 people in nursing homes in 2000

Colfax, Wisconsin environmental map by EPA

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Banks with branches in Colfax (2011 data):

  • Bremer Bank, National Association: Colfax Branch at 301 Bremer Avenue, branch established on 1915/01/01. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $667.4 mil, Deposits: $488.2 mil, headquarters in Menomonie, WI, positive income, 15 total offices, Holding Company: Otto Bremer Foundation
  • Dairy State Bank: Colfax Branch at 101 South Main Street, branch established on 2005/07/07. Info updated 2008/03/11: Bank assets: $453.0 mil, Deposits: $339.2 mil, headquarters in Rice Lake, WI, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 10 total offices, Holding Company: Dairy State Bancorp, Inc.

Educational Attainment (%) in 2013

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2013

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

9.8
Wisconsin average:

10.5

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

Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for Colfax village (based on Dunn County data)

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Mainline Protestant11,52231
Evangelical Protestant4,72232
Catholic4,4225
Other4806
None22,711-
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: 6
Dunn County:

1.41 / 10,000 pop.
Wisconsin:

1.86 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
This county:

0.24 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.11 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 2
Dunn County:

0.47 / 10,000 pop.
Wisconsin:

0.38 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 18
Dunn County:

4.23 / 10,000 pop.
State:

4.12 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 32
Here:

7.52 / 10,000 pop.
State:

8.64 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

6.2%
Wisconsin:

7.6%
Adult obesity rate:
Dunn County:

26.8%
Wisconsin:

27.5%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

13.0%
State:

13.0%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Colfax:

64.1%
Wisconsin:

48.8%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Here:

67.0%
Wisconsin:

45.3%

Average BMI:
Colfax:

26.8
Wisconsin:

28.7

People feeling badly about themselves:
This city:

17.5%
Wisconsin:

21.6%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
This city:

8.7%
Wisconsin:

10.5%

Average hours sleeping at night:
This city:

7.4
Wisconsin:

6.8

Overweight people:
This city:

35.3%
Wisconsin:

33.9%

General health condition:
Colfax:

68.9%
Wisconsin:

55.5%

Average condition of hearing:
Colfax:

84.0%
Wisconsin:

78.2%

More about Health and Nutrition of Colfax, WI 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 1$5,909$70,9082$4,990
Judicial and Legal 0$0 1$153
Police Protection - Officers 2$8,214$49,2843$1,705
Streets and Highways 1$3,691$44,2920$0
Health 1$2,898$34,77621$7,313
Sewerage 0$0 1$3,560
Local Libraries 1$2,637$31,6443$1,970
Totals for Government 6$23,349$46,69831$19,691

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

  • Construction - Regular Highways: $93,000 ($80.10)
    Parks & Recreation: $43,000 ($37.04)
    Sea and Inland Port Facilities: $14,000 ($12.06)
    Libraries: $10,000 ($8.61)
  • Current Operations - Water Utilities: $150,000 ($129.20)
    Police Protection: $128,000 ($110.25)
    Fire Protection: $127,000 ($109.39)
    Sewerage: $91,000 ($78.38)
    Regular Highways: $89,000 ($76.66)
    Health Services - Other: $85,000 ($73.21)
    Central Staff Services: $62,000 ($53.40)
    Libraries: $51,000 ($43.93)
    Solid Waste Management: $46,000 ($39.62)
    General - Other: $43,000 ($37.04)
    Financial Administration: $30,000 ($25.84)
    Parks & Recreation: $14,000 ($12.06)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $11,000 ($9.47)
    General Public Buildings: $9,000 ($7.75)
    Protective Inspection and Regulation, NEC: $1,000 ($0.86)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $29,000 ($24.98)
  • Intergovernmental to Local NEC - Solid Waste Management: $44,000 ($37.90)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Regular Highways: $20,000 ($17.23)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $234,000 ($201.55)

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

  • Charges - All Other: $103,000 ($88.72)
    Sewerage: $100,000 ($86.13)
    Solid Waste Management: $15,000 ($12.92)
    Parks & Recreation: $2,000 ($1.72)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - All Other: $2,000 ($1.72)
  • Local Intergovernmental - All Other: $148,000 ($127.48)
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $41,000 ($35.31)
    General Revenue, NEC: $40,000 ($34.45)
    Rents: $34,000 ($29.29)
    Special Assessments: $1,000 ($0.86)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $109,000 ($93.88)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Support: $355,000 ($305.77)
    Highways: $49,000 ($42.20)
    All Other: $23,000 ($19.81)
  • Tax - Property: $341,000 ($293.71)
    NEC: $14,000 ($12.06)

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

  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding, NEC: $509,000 ($438.42)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding - Full Faith & Credit - Other, NEC: $447,000 ($385.01)
  • Long Term Debt Retired Unspecified - Other, NEC: $62,000 ($53.40)

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

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $1,443,000 ($1242.89)
  • Sinking Fund - Cash & Deposits: $30,000 ($25.84)

6.74% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($32,677 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.74%
Wisconsin average:

5.10%

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 Eau Claire County, WI  1.16% ($30,384 average AGI)
from St. Croix County, WI  0.59% ($28,789)
from Chippewa County, WI  0.49% ($31,107)


7.59% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($30,120 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.59%
Wisconsin average:

5.34%

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 Eau Claire County, WI  1.30% ($27,435 average AGI)
to St. Croix County, WI  0.71% ($31,909)
to Chippewa County, WI  0.62% ($30,927)

Strongest AM radio stations in Colfax:

  • WMEQ (880 AM; 10 kW; MENOMONIE, WI; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WAYY (790 AM; 5 kW; EAU CLAIRE, WI; Owner: MAVERICK MEDIA OF EAU CLAIRE LICENSE LLC)
  • WCTS (1030 AM; 50 kW; MAPLEWOOD, MN; Owner: CNTL. BAPT. THEO/AL SEMI MINNEAPOLIS)
  • WEAQ (1150 AM; 5 kW; CHIPPEWA FALLS, WI; Owner: MAVERICK MEDIA OF EAU CLAIRE LICENSE LLC)
  • WOGO (680 AM; 3 kW; HALLIE, WI; Owner: STEWARDS OF SOUND, INC.)
  • WCCO (830 AM; 50 kW; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: INFINITY MEDIA CORPORATION)
  • KSTP (1500 AM; 50 kW; ST. PAUL, MN; Owner: KSTP-AM, LLC (DELAWARE))
  • KTIS (900 AM; 25 kW; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: NORTHWESTERN COLLEGE)
  • WEBC (560 AM; 50 kW; DULUTH, MN)
  • KFAN (1130 AM; 50 kW; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • WDGY (630 AM; 8 kW; HUDSON, WI; Owner: 630 RADIO, INCORPORATED)
  • WSPT (1010 AM; 50 kW; STEVENS POINT, WI)
  • WAQE (1090 AM; daytime; 5 kW; RICE LAKE, WI; Owner: TKC, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Colfax:

  • WHWC (88.3 FM; MENOMONIE, WI; Owner: STATE OF WISCONSIN - EDUCATIONAL COMMUNICATIONS BOARD)
  • WMEQ-FM (92.1 FM; MENOMONIE, WI; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WATQ (106.7 FM; CHETEK, WI; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WECL (92.9 FM; ELK MOUND, WI; Owner: MAVERICK MEDIA OF EAU CLAIRE LICENSE LLC)
  • WUEC (89.7 FM; EAU CLAIRE, WI; Owner: BOARD OF REGENTS, UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN SYSTEM)
  • WWIB (103.7 FM; HALLIE, WI; Owner: STEWARDS OF SOUND, INC.)
  • WAXX (104.5 FM; EAU CLAIRE, WI; Owner: MAVERICK MEDIA OF EAU CLAIRE LICENSE LLC)
  • WQRB (95.1 FM; BLOOMER, WI; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WVCF (90.5 FM; EAU CLAIRE, WI; Owner: VCY AMERICA, INC.)
  • WVSS (90.7 FM; MENOMONIE, WI; Owner: BD. OF REGENTS, UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN SYSTEM)
  • W211AY (90.1 FM; MENOMONIE, WI; Owner: CALVARY CHAPEL OF TWIN FALLS, INC.)
  • WBIZ-FM (100.7 FM; EAU CLAIRE, WI; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WIAL (94.1 FM; EAU CLAIRE, WI; Owner: MAVERICK MEDIA OF EAU CLAIRE LICENSE LLC)
  • WDRK (99.9 FM; CORNELL, WI; Owner: MAVERICK MEDIA OF EAU CLAIRE LICENSE LLC)
  • WISM-FM (98.1 FM; ALTOONA, WI; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WHEM (91.3 FM; EAU CLAIRE, WI; Owner: FOURTH DIMENSION, INC.)
  • WDMO (95.9 FM; DURAND, WI; Owner: ZOE COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WCFW (105.7 FM; CHIPPEWA FALLS, WI; Owner: BUSHLAND RADIO SPECIALTIES/WCFW)

TV broadcast stations around Colfax:

  • WHWC-TV (Channel 28; MENOMONIE, WI; Owner: STATE OF WISCONSIN - EDUCATIONAL COMMUNICATIONS BOARD)
  • WEUX (Channel 48; CHIPPEWA FALLS, WI; Owner: GRANT MEDIA INC.)
  • WQOW-TV (Channel 18; EAU CLAIRE, WI; Owner: WXOW-WQOW TELEVISION, INC.)
  • WEAU-TV (Channel 13; EAU CLAIRE, WI; Owner: WEAU LICENSEE CORP.)

Colfax fatal accident list:

Nov 25, 1982 00:55 AM, 040, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1, Drunken persons involved: 1
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 3Number of bridges
  • 5m16ftTotal length
  • 8,388Total average daily traffic
  • 608Total average daily truck traffic
  • 9,990Total future (year 2033) average daily traffic

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

31 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers in Colfax)

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

5
  • 4.5 Mi Se (Lat: 44.960806 Lon: -91.668222), Call Sign: KNFA962, Licensee ID: L00093873
    Assigned Frequencies: 461.400 MHzGrant Date: 01/21/1997, Expiration Date: 03/26/2002, Cancellation Date: 05/26/2002Registrant: Colfax Agrow Service, Colfax, WI 54730, Phone: (715) 962-3120
  • WHWC WHEELER, N10127 600th St (Lat: 45.046917 Lon: -91.863222), Type: Tower, Structure height: 347.2 m, Overall height: 365.8 m, Call Sign: WPXQ362
    Assigned Frequencies: 158.775 MHzGrant Date: 02/27/2013, Expiration Date: 05/20/2023, Certifier: Brian HitchcockRegistrant: 615 Stokke Parkway, Suite G400, Menomonie, WI 54751, Phone: (715) 231-2981, Fax: (715) 232-0433, Email:
  • 6.27 Km Se Of Colfax Wisconsin (Lat: 44.960833 Lon: -91.666944), Type: Tower, Structure height: 137 m, Overall height: 154 m, Call Sign: WPZJ627
    Assigned Frequencies: 463.200 MHzGrant Date: 01/22/2004, Expiration Date: 01/22/2014, Cancellation Date: 03/29/2014, Certifier: Pat K LokkenRegistrant: Rassbach Communications Svc., 2912 London Road, Eau Claire, WI 54701, Phone: (715) 832-6763, Fax: (715) 832-1698
  • Lat: 45.001444 Lon: -91.724000, Call Sign: WQGW675
    Assigned Frequencies: 160.192 MHz, 160.132 MHz, 160.072 MHz, 159.967 MHz, 159.802 MHzGrant Date: 05/08/2007, Expiration Date: 05/08/2017, Certifier: William C Yingst JrRegistrant: Rassbach Communications Service, 2912 London Road, Eau Claire, WI 54701, Phone: (715) 832-6763, Fax: (715) 832-1698, Email:
  • Lat: 44.969444 Lon: -91.719389, Call Sign: WQSZ591
    Assigned Frequencies: 159.990 MHz, 159.652 MHzGrant Date: 12/13/2013, Expiration Date: 12/13/2023, Certifier: Karl KragnessRegistrant: Karl Kragness Farms, E8631 810th Ave, Colfax, WI 54730, Phone: (715) 556-2432, Fax: (715) 962-3673, Email:

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

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

FCC Registered Paging Towers:

1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Paging Towers)

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

28 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Colfax)

FAA Registered Aircraft:

9 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft in Colfax)

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

COLFAX WATERWORKS (Population served: 1,155, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In DEC-2011, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Other (DEC-09-2011), St Public Notif requested (DEC-12-2011), St Violation/Reminder Notice (DEC-12-2011), St Compliance achieved (DEC-15-2011), St Public Notif received (JAN-05-2012)
VIKING BOWL (Population served: 25, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In OCT-2007, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (OCT-10-2007), St Violation/Reminder Notice (OCT-10-2007), St Public Notif received (NOV-13-2007), St Compliance achieved (DEC-07-2007)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In AUG-2007, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (AUG-31-2007), St Boil Water Order (AUG-31-2007), St Violation/Reminder Notice (AUG-31-2007), St Compliance achieved (SEP-12-2007), St Public Notif received (NOV-13-2007)

Drinking water stations with addresses in Colfax that have no violations reported:

  • TAINTER UNITED METHODIST CHURCH (Population served: 50, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • WHITETAIL GOLF (Population served: 25, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 2

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (75%)
  • Electricity (12%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (4%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (3%)
  • No fuel used (3%)
  • Wood (1%)

Businesses in Colfax, WI

  • Chevrolet: 1

Colfax compared to Wisconsin 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.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Institutionalized population percentage above state average.
There are 11 pilots and 6 other airmen in this city.
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