Colfax, Wisconsin

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Population in 2017: 1,144 (0% urban, 100% rural).
Population change since 2000: +0.7%
 
Males: 520  (45.5%)
Females: 624  (54.5%)
Median resident age:

37.7 years
Wisconsin median age:

39.5 years

Zip codes: 54730.

Estimated median household income in 2017: $44,668 (it was $31,118 in 2000)
Colfax:

$44,668
WI:

$59,305

Estimated per capita income in 2017: $22,528 (it was $15,040 in 2000)

Colfax village income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $109,475 (it was $63,300 in 2000)
Colfax:

$109,475
WI:

$178,900

Mean prices in 2017: all housing units: $110,903; detached houses: $118,131; mobile homes: $39,139

Median gross rent in 2017: $632.

March 2019 cost of living index in Colfax: 86.5 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 15.8%
(14.5% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 63.2% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 32.3% for two or more races residents)
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  • Races in Colfax, WI (2010)
    • 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



According to our research of Wisconsin and other state lists, there were 14 registered sex offenders living in Colfax, Wisconsin as of February 18, 2020.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Colfax is 78 to 1.


Crime rates in Colfax by year

Type

2016

2017

2018

Murders
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
Rapes
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
2
(172.3)
1
(87.6)
Robberies
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
3
(258.4)
0
(0.0)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
2
(172.3)
3
(258.4)
3
(262.7)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
5
(430.7)
12
(1,034)
7
(613.0)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
3
(258.4)
0
(0.0)
1
(87.6)
Arson
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
City-Data.com crime index (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 274.0)50.0248.9120.0

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City-data.com crime index in Colfax, WI

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

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2018, including police officers: 2 (2 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.75
Wisconsin average:

2.15
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Ancestries: Norwegian (48.6%), German (24.3%), English (9.6%), Polish (4.2%), European (2.5%), American (2.3%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Incorporated in 1904

Elevation: 942 feet

Land area: 1.39 square miles.

Population density: 823 people per square mile   (low).

Colfax, Wisconsin map

9 residents are foreign born

This village:

0.8%
Wisconsin:

4.9%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $2,493 (2.3%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $2,464 (2.3%)

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 )

Latitude: 45.00 N, Longitude: 91.73 W

Area code: 715

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

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
  • 2015: 2 buildings, average cost: $150,000
Number of permits per 10,000 Colfax, WI residents
Average permit cost in Colfax, WI
Unemployment in March 2019:
Here:

3.6%
Wisconsin:

3.3%
Most common industries in Colfax, WI (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Educational services (12.9%)
  • Health care (10.3%)
  • Construction (7.8%)
  • Accommodation & food services (5.6%)
  • Building material & garden equipment & supplies dealers (4.7%)
  • Food & beverage stores (4.0%)
  • Public administration (3.6%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Construction (13.6%)
  • Educational services (9.9%)
  • Building material & garden equipment & supplies dealers (5.5%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing & hunting (5.1%)
  • Administrative & support & waste management services (4.8%)
  • Finance & insurance (3.7%)
  • Food & beverage stores (3.7%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Health care (19.0%)
  • Educational services (15.8%)
  • Accommodation & food services (7.9%)
  • Metal & metal products (4.7%)
  • Food & beverage stores (4.3%)
  • Public administration (4.3%)
  • Building material & garden equipment & supplies dealers (3.9%)
Most common occupations in Colfax, WI (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (6.9%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (6.0%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (4.9%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (4.9%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (4.5%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (3.3%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (3.1%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (9.5%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (7.0%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (6.2%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (5.1%)
  • Construction laborers (5.1%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (5.1%)
  • Electricians (4.8%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (8.2%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (5.7%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (5.0%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (4.7%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (4.3%)
  • Information and record clerks, except customer service representatives (4.3%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (4.3%)

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 the city center
On 6/28/2004 at 06:10:52, a magnitude 4.2 (4.0 MB, 4.2 MW, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 283.1 miles away from Colfax 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 (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 9
Emergencies Declared: 2

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

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:

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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)

Points of interest:

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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).

Birthplace of: Stuart E. Barstad - General.

Dunn 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 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)
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

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.

For population 15 years and over in Colfax:

Marital status in Colfax, WI
  • Never married: 23.5%
  • Now married: 45.8%
  • Separated: 1.9%
  • Widowed: 10.8%
  • Divorced: 17.9%

For population 25 years and over in Colfax:

  • High school or higher: 93.1%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 16.7%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 6.2%
  • Unemployed: 5.5%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 21.7 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2017
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2017
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

8.6
Wisconsin average:

10.4

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

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Colfax, WI (based on Dunn County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
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
This county:

1.41 / 10,000 pop.
Wisconsin:

1.86 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
Dunn County:

0.24 / 10,000 pop.
Wisconsin:

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

0.47 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

4.23 / 10,000 pop.
Wisconsin:

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

7.52 / 10,000 pop.
Wisconsin:

8.64 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Here:

6.2%
Wisconsin:

7.6%
Adult obesity rate:
Here:

26.8%
Wisconsin:

27.5%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

13.0%
Wisconsin:

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

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

  • Construction - General Public Buildings: $335,000 ($292.83)
    Health - Other: $173,000 ($151.22)
    Regular Highways: $17,000 ($14.86)
    Libraries: $8,000 ($6.99)
  • Current Operations - Health - Other: $406,000 ($354.90)
    Water Utilities: $217,000 ($189.69)
    Regular Highways: $195,000 ($170.45)
    Police Protection: $179,000 ($156.47)
    Central Staff Services: $162,000 ($141.61)
    Sewerage: $156,000 ($136.36)
    Libraries: $109,000 ($95.28)
    Local Fire Protection: $99,000 ($86.54)
    Solid Waste Management: $38,000 ($33.22)
    Housing and Community Development: $22,000 ($19.23)
    Parks and Recreation: $19,000 ($16.61)
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities - Other: $16,000 ($13.99)
    Financial Administration: $11,000 ($9.62)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $9,000 ($7.87)
    General Public Buildings: $6,000 ($5.24)
    General - Other: $4,000 ($3.50)
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $1,000 ($0.87)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $104,000 ($90.91)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Local Fire Protection: $79,000 ($69.06)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $516,000 ($451.05)

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

  • Charges - Other: $237,000 ($207.17)
    Sewerage: $145,000 ($126.75)
    Housing and Community Development: $18,000 ($15.73)
    Solid Waste Management: $15,000 ($13.11)
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities: $2,000 ($1.75)
    Parks and Recreation: $1,000 ($0.87)
  • Local Intergovernmental - Other: $184,000 ($160.84)
    Sewerage: $13,000 ($11.36)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $84,000 ($73.43)
    Interest Earnings: $17,000 ($14.86)
    Rents: $11,000 ($9.62)
    Fines and Forfeits: $3,000 ($2.62)
    Donations From Private Sources: $3,000 ($2.62)
    Sale of Property: $1,000 ($0.87)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $105,000 ($91.78)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $543,000 ($474.65)
    Highways: $82,000 ($71.68)
    Other: $3,000 ($2.62)
  • Tax - Property: $480,000 ($419.58)
    Other: $29,000 ($25.35)
    Occupation and Business License - Other: $10,000 ($8.74)
    Other License: $2,000 ($1.75)

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

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $2,250,000 ($1966.78)
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $2,129,000 ($1861.01)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $121,000 ($105.77)

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

  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $1,816,000 ($1587.41)
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $112,000 ($97.90)

7.19% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($41,165 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.19%
Wisconsin average:

5.63%

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 Eau Claire County, WI  1.48% ($42,898 average AGI)
from Chippewa County, WI  0.66% ($34,562)
from St. Croix County, WI  0.63% ($36,693)


7.73% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($39,160 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.73%
Wisconsin average:

5.85%

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

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2015 and 2016:
to Eau Claire County, WI  1.48% ($34,958 average AGI)
to Chippewa County, WI  0.68% ($44,560)
to St. Croix County, WI  0.62% ($43,840)

Businesses in Colfax, WI

  • Chevrolet: 1

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:

Jun 14, 2003 04:55 PM, Sr-40, Lat: 44.991409, Lon: -91.727466, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 1, Drunk persons involved: 1
Dec 26, 2000 10:55 PM, Sr-40, Lat: 44.991409, Lon: -91.727466, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 3, Fatalities: 1
Nov 25, 1982 00:55 AM, 040, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1, Drunk persons involved: 1
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 9Number of bridges
  • 56ft / 16.6mTotal length
  • 11,776Total average daily traffic
  • 828Total average daily truck traffic
  • 13,632Total future (year 2035) average daily traffic

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

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

FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers:

5
  • 4.5 Mi Se (Lat: 44.960806 Lon: -91.668222), Call Sign: KNFA962, Licensee ID: L00093873,
    Assigned Frequencies: 461.400 MHz, Grant Date: 01/21/1997, Expiration Date: 03/26/2002, Cancellation Date: 05/26/2002, Registrant: 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 MHz, Grant Date: 02/27/2013, Expiration Date: 05/20/2023, Certifier: Brian Hitchcock, Registrant: Dunn County, 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 MHz, Grant Date: 01/22/2004, Expiration Date: 01/22/2014, Cancellation Date: 03/29/2014, Certifier: Pat K Lokken, Registrant: 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: 469.725 MHz, 469.750 MHz, 160.192 MHz, 160.132 MHz, 160.072 MHz, 159.967 MHz, 159.802 MHz, Grant Date: 02/08/2017, Expiration Date: 05/08/2027, Certifier: William C Yingst Jr, Registrant: Rassbach Communications Svc., 405 N. Hastings Place, Eau Claire, WI 54703, Phone: ((71) 5) -832-, Fax: ((71) 5) -832-, Email:
  • Lat: 44.969444 Lon: -91.719389, Call Sign: WQSZ591,
    Assigned Frequencies: 159.990 MHz, 159.652 MHz, Grant Date: 12/13/2013, Expiration Date: 12/13/2023, Certifier: Karl Kragness, Registrant: 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:

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

FAA Registered Aircraft:

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

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 2
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Colfax, WI
  • 87.8%Utility gas
  • 5.2%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 2.8%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 2.8%Wood
  • 1.4%Electricity
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Colfax, WI
  • 49.3%Utility gas
  • 37.5%Electricity
  • 10.4%No fuel used
  • 2.8%Bottled, tank, or LP gas


Colfax compared to Wisconsin state average:

  • Median house value below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage 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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