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Colfax, IA (Iowa) Houses and Residents

Colfax,IA index of house prices

Total population: 2,061 (Urban population: 0, Rural population: 2,200 (all nonfarm))

Houses: 917 (831 occupied: 639 owner occupied, 190 renter occupied)

% of renters here:

23%
State:

29%

Housing density: 673 houses/condos per square mile

Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses and condos in 2016 in this county: $112,234.

Median contract rent in 2016: $382 (lower quartile is $316, upper quartile is $463)


Median rent asked for vacant for-rent units in 2016: $565


Median gross rent in Colfax, IA in 2016: $481

Housing units in Colfax with a mortgage: 446 (11 second mortgage, 20 home equity loan, 0 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 192

Median household income for houses/condos with a mortgage: $64,734

Median household income for apartments without a mortgage: $43,365

Median monthly housing costs: $722


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Colfax, Iowa Age and Sex of Residents
Estimated median house or condo value in 2016: $101,474 (it was $68,500 in 2000)
Colfax:

$101,474
Iowa:

$142,300
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $69,406 - $154,956
Median year house/condo built: 1957

Median year apartment built: 1952

Household type by relationship:

Households: 1,942
  • In family households: 1,494 (245 male householders, 258 female householders)
    404 spouses, 540 children (520 natural, 4 adopted, 16 stepchildren), 21 grandchildren, 0 brothers or sisters, 0 parents, 4 other relatives, 17 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 411 (178 male householders (140 living alone)), 151 female householders (131 living alone)), 80 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 37

Size of family households: 226 2-persons, 122 3-persons, 68 4-persons, 79 5-persons, 5 6-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 272 1-person, 28 2-persons, 32 3-persons.

310 married couples with children.
131 single-parent households (14 men, 117 women).

97.8% of residents of Colfax speak English at home.
0.6% of residents speak Spanish at home (55% speak English very well, 45% speak English well).
0.3% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (100% speak English very well).
0.9% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (88% speak English very well, 13% speak English well).

Foreign born population: 10 (0.5%)
(30.0% of them are naturalized citizens)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:

Here:

6.0
State:

6.7

Median number of rooms in apartments:

Here:

4.0
State:

4.2

Owner-occupied Renter-occupied

Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses and condos in Colfax, Iowa:

  • 0no bedroom
  • 01 bedroom
  • 1772 bedrooms
  • 3403 bedrooms
  • 974 bedrooms
  • 195+ bedrooms
Note: State values scaled to Colfax population

Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Colfax, Iowa:

  • 0no bedroom
  • 471 bedroom
  • 912 bedrooms
  • 473 bedrooms
  • 54 bedrooms
  • 05+ bedrooms
Note: State values scaled to Colfax population
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied

Cars and other vehicles available in Colfax in owner-occupied houses/condos:

  • 28no vehicle
  • 1251 vehicle
  • 2542 vehicles
  • 1433 vehicles
  • 764 vehicles
  • 175+ vehicles
Note: State values scaled to Colfax population

Cars and other vehicles available in Colfax in renter-occupied apartments

  • 41no vehicle
  • 1051 vehicle
  • 292 vehicles
  • 103 vehicles
  • 64 vehicles
  • 05+ vehicles
Note: State values scaled to Colfax population
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied

Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Colfax, Iowa:

  • 01 room
  • 02 rooms
  • 113 rooms
  • 1104 rooms
  • 1315 rooms
  • 1646 rooms
  • 1007 rooms
  • 748 rooms
  • 439+ rooms
Note: State values scaled to Colfax population

Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Colfax, Iowa:

  • 01 room
  • 52 rooms
  • 503 rooms
  • 644 rooms
  • 225 rooms
  • 306 rooms
  • 57 rooms
  • 08 rooms
  • 169+ rooms
Note: State values scaled to Colfax population

Year house built

Median 2016 house/condo value by year built ($)

Median house/condo value by year householder moved into unit ($)

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders ($)

Owners and renters by unit type in %

  • Colfax, IA household income distribution

  • Colfax, IA household income distribution
  • 44Less than $10,000
  • 26$10,000 to $14,999
  • 37$15,000 to $19,999
  • 32$20,000 to $24,999
  • 97$25,000 to $29,999
  • 76$30,000 to $34,999
  • 22$35,000 to $39,999
  • 66$40,000 to $44,999
  • 33$45,000 to $49,999
  • 50$50,000 to $59,999
  • 100$60,000 to $74,999
  • 92$75,000 to $99,999
  • 79$100,000 to $124,999
  • 20$125,000 to $149,999
  • 27$150,000 to $199,999
  • 17$200,000 or more
  • Home value of owner-occupied houses in 2016 in Colfax, IA

  • Home value of owner-occupied houses in 2016 in Colfax, IA
  • 25Less than $10,000
  • 4$10,000 to $14,999
  • 4$20,000 to $24,999
  • 24$25,000 to $29,999
  • 5$35,000 to $39,999
  • 37$40,000 to $49,999
  • 14$50,000 to $59,999
  • 23$60,000 to $69,999
  • 56$70,000 to $79,999
  • 64$80,000 to $89,999
  • 31$90,000 to $99,999
  • 86$100,000 to $124,999
  • 79$125,000 to $149,999
  • 90$150,000 to $174,999
  • 19$175,000 to $199,999
  • 4$200,000 to $249,999
  • 15$250,000 to $299,999
  • 5$500,000 to $749,999
  • Rent paid by renters in 2016 in Colfax, IA

  • Rent paid by renters in 2016 in Colfax, IA
  • 3Less than $100
  • 6$100 to $149
  • 14$150 to $199
  • 2$250 to $299
  • 13$350 to $399
  • 11$400 to $449
  • 36$450 to $499
  • 29$500 to $549
  • 20$550 to $599
  • 9$600 to $649
  • 15$650 to $699
  • 16No cash rent

Year of entry for the foreign-born population

  • 32010 or later
  • 02000 to 2009
  • 01990 to 1999
  • 01980 to 1989
  • 01970 to 1979
  • 0Before 1970
Note: State values scaled to Colfax population
Colfax commuting: travel time to work

Travel time to work (commute)

  • Less than 5 minutes: 109
  • 5 to 9 minutes: 124
  • 10 to 14 minutes: 7
  • 15 to 19 minutes: 104
  • 20 to 24 minutes: 126
  • 25 to 29 minutes: 66
  • 30 to 34 minutes: 213
  • 35 to 39 minutes: 27
  • 40 to 44 minutes: 33
  • 45 to 59 minutes: 41
  • 60 to 89 minutes: 20
  • 90 or more minutes: 40
Colfax, IA Time Leaving Home for Work

Percentage of workers working in this county: 39.6%
Number of people working at home: 45 (4.7% of all workers)

Colfax mode of transportation to work chart

Means of transportation to work

  • Drove a car alone: 324 (79%)
  • Carpooled: 23 (6%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 13 (3%)
  • Walked: 5 (1%)
  • Worked at home: 45 (11%)

First ancestries reported:

 German: 170
 American: 142
 Irish: 87
 English: 43
 Czechoslovakian: 37
 European: 33
 Norwegian: 28
 Swedish: 16
 Lebanese: 10
 Welsh: 7
 British: 5
 Danish: 5
 Dutch: 5
 Scottish: 5
 Finnish: 4
 Pennsylvania German: 4
 Lithuanian: 3

Most common places of birth for the foreign-born residents (%):

  • 50%Mexico
  • 20%Philippines
  • 10%Laos
  • 10%Germany
  • 0%England
  • 0%Scotland
  • 0%Ireland

Place of birth for U.S.-born residents:

  • This state: 1,618
  • Other state: 272
  • Northeast: 0
  • Midwest: 121
  • South: 57
  • West: 92

88% of Colfax residents lived in the same house 1 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 42% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 67% lived in Iowa.

Colfax:

87.5%
State average:

84.7%

Education attainment for males 25 years and older:

  • No schooling: 0
  • Nursery to 4th grade: 6
  • 5th and 6th grade: 0
  • 7th and 8th grade: 16
  • 9th grade: 7
  • 10th grade: 4
  • 11th grade: 7
  • 12th grade, no diploma: 9
  • High school graduate (or equivalency): 340
  • Less than 1 year of college: 46
  • Some college more than 1 year, no degree: 110
  • Associate degree: 28
  • Bachelor's degree: 94
  • Master's degree: 14
  • Professional school degree: 0
  • Doctorate degree: 0

Educational Attainment for Males (%)

Education attainment for females 25 years and older:

  • No schooling: 11
  • Nursery to 4th grade: 0
  • 5th and 6th grade: 5
  • 7th and 8th grade: 0
  • 9th grade: 0
  • 10th grade: 5
  • 11th grade: 0
  • 12th grade, no diploma: 0
  • High school graduate (or equivalency): 271
  • Less than 1 year of college: 41
  • Some college more than 1 year, no degree: 89
  • Associate degree: 58
  • Bachelor's degree: 136
  • Master's degree: 31
  • Professional school degree: 7
  • Doctorate degree: 8

Educational Attainment for Females (%)

Class of Workers in 2016 (%)

  • Unemployment by race in 2016
  • Unemployment rate for White non-Hispanic residents
  • 13.6%Males
  • 6.6%Females
Colfax marital status for males
Colfax marital status for females

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 632
  • One, attached: 34
  • Two: 3
  • 3 or 4: 38
  • 5 to 9: 94
  • 10 to 19: 15
  • Mobile homes: 101

Median worth of mobile homes: $31,588

House/condo owner moved in on average 14 years ago

Renter moved in on average 5 years ago

Year Householders Moved Into Residence in Colfax:

Most commonly used house heating fuel in Colfax
Houses and condos Apartments
  • Utility gas (88.7%)
  • Electricity (6.3%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (2.3%)
  • Wood (1.6%)
  • Utility gas (60.0%)
  • Electricity (26.3%)
  • Other fuel (8.9%)
  • No fuel used (2.1%)

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 0
Here:

0.0%
Iowa:

9.6%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 0
Here:

0.0%
Iowa:

6.9%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 3
Here:

3.3%
Iowa:

23.8%

School Enrollment by Level of School for Male Students (%)

School Enrollment by Level of School for Female Students (%)

Age and Sex of Sensory-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Physically-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Mentally-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Self-Care Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Go-Outside-Home Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Residents with Employment Disability (Noninstitutionalized)