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Total population: 2,188 (Urban population: 0, Rural population: 2,188 (all nonfarm))

Colfax,IA index of house prices


Houses: 917 (830 occupied: 639 owner occupied, 191 renter occupied)
% of renters here:

23%
State:

19%

Housing density: 673 houses/condos per square mile

Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses and condos in 2009 in this state: $119,140.


Median contract rent in 2009: $490 (lower quartile is $371, upper quartile is $550)


Median gross rent in Colfax, IA in 2009: $622


Housing units in Colfax with a mortgage: 349 (24 second mortgage, 65 home equity loan, 0 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 190


Median household income for houses/condos with a mortgage: $53,371


Median household income for apartments without a mortgage: $39,297


Median monthly housing costs: $828





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Colfax, Iowa Age and Sex of Residents


Estimated median house or condo value in 2009: $111,149 (it was $68,500 in 2000)
Colfax:

$111,149
Iowa:

$122,000
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $75,389 - $160,628

Mean price in 2009:

Detached houses: $101,792
Here:

$101,792
State:

$151,570

Mobile homes: $30,407
Here:

$30,407
State:

$29,315

Household type by relationship:

Households: 2,122
  • In family households: 1,849 (490 male householders, 92 female householders)
    493 spouses, 723 children (669 natural, 23 adopted, 31 stepchildren), 14 grandchildren, 0 brothers or sisters, 0 parents, 5 other relatives, 32 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 273 (79 male householders (76 living alone)), 166 female householders (152 living alone)), 28 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 78 (0 institutionalized population)

Size of family households: 232 2-persons, 128 3-persons, 138 4-persons, 57 5-persons, 19 6-persons, 8 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 228 1-person, 11 2-persons, 6 3-persons.

458 married couples with children.
113 single-parent households (40 men, 73 women).

94.9% of residents of Colfax speak English at home.
3.2% of residents speak Spanish at home (100% speak English very well).
1.7% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (76% speak English very well, 12% speak English well, 12% speak English not well).
0.2% of residents speak other language at home (100% speak English very well).

Foreign born population: 7 (0.3%)
(0.0% of them are naturalized citizens)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

5.8
State:

6.3

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.8
State:

4.2

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Rooms in houses/apartments in Colfax, Iowa
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • 1 room: 0
  • 2 rooms: 5
  • 3 rooms: 23
  • 4 rooms: 76
  • 5 rooms: 177
  • 6 rooms: 137
  • 7 rooms: 119
  • 8 rooms: 48
  • 9 or more rooms: 54
  • 1 room: 0
  • 2 rooms: 9
  • 3 rooms: 17
  • 4 rooms: 57
  • 5 rooms: 50
  • 6 rooms: 30
  • 7 rooms: 9
  • 8 rooms: 13
  • 9 or more rooms: 6
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Colfax, Iowa
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no bedroom: 0
  • 1 bedroom: 16
  • 2 bedrooms: 210
  • 3 bedrooms: 306
  • 4 bedrooms: 84
  • 5+ bedrooms: 23
  • no bedroom: 0
  • 1 bedroom: 30
  • 2 bedrooms: 93
  • 3 bedrooms: 36
  • 4 bedrooms: 28
  • 5+ bedrooms: 4
Cars and other vehicles available in Colfax, Iowa in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no vehicle: 40
  • 1 vehicle: 165
  • 2 vehicles: 212
  • 3 vehicles: 173
  • 4 vehicles: 38
  • 5+ vehicles: 11
  • no vehicle: 17
  • 1 vehicle: 72
  • 2 vehicles: 55
  • 3 vehicles: 28
  • 4 vehicles: 10
  • 5+ vehicles: 9

Median 2009 house/condo value by year built


Year house built

  • 2005 or later: 32
  • 2000 to 2004: 15
  • 1990 to 1999: 122
  • 1980 to 1989: 47
  • 1970 to 1979: 139
  • 1960 to 1969: 153
  • 1950 to 1959: 116
  • 1940 to 1949: 4
  • 1939 or earlier: 389

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders


Colfax, IA house values

Estimate of home value of owner-occupied houses in 2009 in Colfax, IA:

  • Less than $10,000: 11
  • $10,000 to $14,999: 5
  • $15,000 to $19,999: 11
  • $20,000 to $24,999: 13
  • $25,000 to $29,999: 15
  • $30,000 to $34,999: 5
  • $35,000 to $39,999: 9
  • $40,000 to $49,999: 20
  • $50,000 to $59,999: 35
  • $60,000 to $69,999: 26
  • $70,000 to $79,999: 38
  • $80,000 to $89,999: 49
  • $90,000 to $99,999: 64
  • $100,000 to $124,999: 139
  • $125,000 to $149,999: 97
  • $150,000 to $174,999: 29
  • $175,000 to $199,999: 23
  • $200,000 to $249,999: 27
  • $250,000 to $299,999: 7
  • $300,000 to $399,999: 2
  • $400,000 to $499,999: 2
  • $500,000 to $749,999: 0
  • $750,000 to $999,999: 0
  • $1,000,000 or more: 0
 


Colfax rent paid by renters for apartments graph

Rent paid by renters in 2009 in Colfax:

  • Less than $100: 0 people
  • $100 to $149: 0
  • $150 to $199: 0
  • $200 to $249: 0
  • $250 to $299: 7
  • $300 to $349: 0
  • $350 to $399: 0
  • $400 to $449: 40
  • $450 to $499: 0
  • $500 to $549: 0
  • $550 to $599: 16
  • $600 to $649: 56
  • $650 to $699: 13
  • $700 to $749: 0
  • $750 to $799: 0
  • $800 to $899: 30
  • $900 to $999: 5
  • $1,000 to $1,249: 9
  • $1,250 to $1,499: 0
  • $1,500 to $1,999: 0
  • $2,000 or more: 0
  • No cash rent: 12
 

Median house/condo value by year householder moved into unit


Year of entry for the foreign-born population

  • 1995 to March 2000: 0
  • 1990 to 1994: 7
  • 1985 to 1989: 0
  • 1980 to 1984: 0
  • 1975 to 1979: 0
  • 1970 to 1974: 0
  • 1970 to 1974: 0
  • 1965 to 1969: 0


Colfax, IA Time Leaving Home for Work

Percentage of workers working in this county: 47.2%
Number of people working at home: 45 (4.1% of all workers)


Colfax commuting: travel time to work

Travel time to work (commute)

  • Less than 5 minutes: 119
  • 5 to 9 minutes: 105
  • 10 to 14 minutes: 62
  • 15 to 19 minutes: 91
  • 20 to 24 minutes: 185
  • 25 to 29 minutes: 75
  • 30 to 34 minutes: 175
  • 35 to 39 minutes: 55
  • 40 to 44 minutes: 64
  • 45 to 59 minutes: 70
  • 60 to 89 minutes: 22
  • 90 or more minutes: 24
 


Colfax mode of transportation to work chart

Means of transportation to work

  • Drove a car alone: 792 (73%)
  • Carpooled: 165 (15%)
  • Walked: 78 (7%)
  • Other means: 12 (1%)
  • Worked at home: 45 (4%)
 


Colfax, IA household income

Household income:

  • Less than $10,000: 40
  • $10,000 to $14,999: 64
  • $15,000 to $19,999: 62
  • $20,000 to $24,999: 67
  • $25,000 to $29,999: 59
  • $30,000 to $34,999: 73
  • $35,000 to $39,999: 32
  • $40,000 to $44,999: 63
  • $45,000 to $49,999: 61
  • $50,000 to $59,999: 112
  • $60,000 to $74,999: 72
  • $75,000 to $99,999: 90
  • $100,000 to $124,999: 19
  • $125,000 to $149,999: 6
  • $150,000 to $199,999: 7
  • $200,000 or more: 0
 

First ancestries reported:

 German: 399
 United States or American: 208
 English: 181
 Irish: 162
 Dutch: 120
 Other groups: 113
 Scottish: 58
 Norwegian: 53
 Swedish: 48
 Welsh: 44
 Scotch-Irish: 36
 French (except Basque): 33
 Polish: 21
 Yugoslavian: 18
 European: 15
 Danish: 12
 Croatian: 11
 Eastern European: 8
 Canadian: 7
 Russian: 6
 Scandinavian: 6
 British: 5
 Italian: 5
 French Canadian: 4
 Czech: 4


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



  • Canada (100%)


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

  • This state: 1817
  • Northeast: 46
  • Midwest: 208
  • South: 42
  • West: 78

56% of Colfax residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 45% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 72% lived in Iowa.

Education attainment for males 25 years and older:

  • No schooling: 0
  • Nursery to 4th grade: 0
  • 5th and 6th grade: 4
  • 7th and 8th grade: 26
  • 9th grade: 7
  • 10th grade: 21
  • 11th grade: 20
  • 12th grade, no diploma: 26
  • High school graduate (or equivalency): 332
  • Less than 1 year of college: 69
  • Some college more than 1 year, no degree: 71
  • Associate degree: 29
  • Bachelor's degree: 69
  • Master's degree: 7
  • Professional school degree: 5
  • Doctorate degree: 0

Educational Attainment for Males (%)

Education attainment for females 25 years and older:

  • No schooling: 0
  • Nursery to 4th grade: 0
  • 5th and 6th grade: 3
  • 7th and 8th grade: 29
  • 9th grade: 3
  • 10th grade: 18
  • 11th grade: 22
  • 12th grade, no diploma: 9
  • High school graduate (or equivalency): 373
  • Less than 1 year of college: 65
  • Some college more than 1 year, no degree: 89
  • Associate degree: 27
  • Bachelor's degree: 53
  • Master's degree: 12
  • Professional school degree: 0
  • Doctorate degree: 0

Educational Attainment for Females (%)


Class of Workers


Unemployment rate for White non-Hispanic males: 5.2%
Unemployment rate for White non-Hispanic females: 3.1%


Median household income in 2009 for:

  • White non-Hispanic householders: $50,816
  • American Indian and Alaska Native householders: $5,306
Colfax household income for White non-Hispanic householders
Colfax household income for Some other race householders
Colfax household income for Hispanic or Latino race householders

Colfax marital status for males
Colfax marital status for females

Median 2009 house value for:

  • White Non-Hispanic householders: $117,801
  • American Indian or Alaska Native householders: $89,243

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 682
  • One, attached: 9
  • Two: 46
  • 3 or 4: 23
  • 5 to 9: 65
  • 10 to 19: 12
  • Mobile homes: 80

Median worth of mobile homes: $11,800


Housing units lacking complete plumbing facilities: 1%

Housing units lacking complete kitchen facilities: 1%

House/condo owner moved in on average 8 years ago


Renter moved in on average 4 years ago

Year Householders Moved Into Residence in Colfax:

Most commonly used house heating fuel in Colfax
Houses and condos Apartments
  • Utility gas (89.0%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (4.9%)
  • Electricity (4.9%)
  • Wood (1.3%)
  • Utility gas (78.0%)
  • Electricity (17.3%)
  • Wood (2.6%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (2.1%)



Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 6
Here:

2.0%
Iowa:

10.8%

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

0.0%
Iowa:

7.1%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 4
Here:

6.0%
Iowa:

25.4%

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 (Noninst.)


 

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