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Colfax township, IA map Land area: 35.0 sq. mi.
Water area: 0.0 sq. mi.
Population: 746 (33% urban, 67% rural)
Males: 377  (50.5%)
Females: 369  (49.5%)

Occupied houses/apartments: 746 (540 owner occupied, 206 renter occupied)
% of renters here:

28%
State:

28%


Races in Colfax township:

  • White Non-Hispanic: 94.9%
  • Black: 0.8%
  • American Indian and Alaska Native: 0.3%
  • Asian: 0.8%
  • Two or more races: 0.3%

Median age of males: 29.4
Median age of females: 28.9

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Average household size: 2.49

Colfax township:

2.5 people
Iowa:

2.5 people

Average family size: 3.05

Estimated median household income in 2009: $51,923 ($42,656 in 1999)
This township:

$51,923
Iowa:

$48,044

Median contract rent in 2009 for apartments: $731 (lower quartile is $630, upper quartile is $756)
Here:

$731
State:

$496

Estimated median house or condo value in 2009: $178,307 (it was $116,300 in 2000)
Colfax township:

$178,307
Iowa:

$122,000
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $166,915 - $290,019

Mean price in 2009:

Detached houses: $232,200
Here:

$232,200
State:

$151,570

Mobile homes: $30,943
Here:

$30,943
State:

$29,315
Population density: 21 people per square mile 
 
 (low).

Residents with income below the poverty level in 2009:
This township:

5.4%
Whole state:

9.1%

Residents with income below 50% of the poverty level in 2009:
This township:

2.8%
Whole state:

3.8%

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Notable locations in this township outside city limits:

Notable location: Iowa State University Agronomy Farm (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Churches in Colfax township include: Napier United Methodist Church (A), Napier Community Church (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemetery: Olive Branch Cemetery (1). Display/hide its location on the map

 

Number of foreign born residents: 15 (73% naturalized citizens)

Colfax township:  2.0%
State:  3.1%

51% of Colfax township residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 13% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 79% lived in Iowa.

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

  • This state: 520
  • Northeast: 0
  • Midwest: 120
  • South: 45
  • West: 14

Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses in 2000: $112,500

Colfax township, Iowa satellite photo by USGS

Percentage of households with unmarried partners: 6.0%

No gay or lesbian households reported

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 201
  • 20 to 49: 4
  • 50 or more: 59
  • Mobile homes: 69

Median worth of mobile homes: $21,700


Housing units in Colfax township with a mortgage: 86 (14 second mortgage, 24 home equity loan, 0 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 37

Year house built

  • 1999 to March 2000: 13
  • 1995 to 1998: 91
  • 1990 to 1994: 17
  • 1980 to 1989: 18
  • 1970 to 1979: 66
  • 1960 to 1969: 11
  • 1950 to 1959: 8
  • 1940 to 1949: 17
  • 1939 or earlier: 92

Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Colfax township, Iowa:

  • 1 room: 0
  • 2 rooms: 0
  • 3 rooms: 0
  • 4 rooms: 22
  • 5 rooms: 33
  • 6 rooms: 49
  • 7 rooms: 35
  • 8 rooms: 15
  • 9 or more rooms: 36

Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Colfax township, Iowa:

  • 1 room: 0
  • 2 rooms: 7
  • 3 rooms: 23
  • 4 rooms: 13
  • 5 rooms: 27
  • 6 rooms: 7
  • 7 rooms: 7
  • 8 rooms: 7
  • 9 or more rooms: 0

Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses and condos in Colfax township:

  • no bedroom: 0
  • 1 bedroom: 0
  • 2 bedrooms: 48
  • 3 bedrooms: 87
  • 4 bedrooms: 41
  • 5 or more bedrooms: 14

Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Colfax township:

  • no bedroom: 0
  • 1 bedroom: 27
  • 2 bedrooms: 35
  • 3 bedrooms: 22
  • 4 bedrooms: 7
  • 5 or more bedrooms: 0

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

  • no vehicle: 11
  • 1 vehicle: 44
  • 2 vehicles: 72
  • 3 vehicles: 40
  • 4 vehicles: 23
  • 5 or more vehicles: 0

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

  • no vehicle: 0
  • 1 vehicle: 30
  • 2 vehicles: 34
  • 3 vehicles: 27
  • 4 vehicles: 0
  • 5 or more vehicles: 0

Owners and renters by unit type in %

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders

Most common industries for males (%):



  • Construction (29%)
  • Transportation equipment (23%)
  • Educational services (10%)
  • Metal and metal products (9%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (8%)
  • Furniture and related product manufacturing (6%)
  • Motor vehicle and parts dealers (5%)

Most common industries for females (%):



  • Educational services (28%)
  • Health care (23%)
  • Electrical equipment, appliances, and components (12%)
  • Food and beverage stores (12%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (10%)
  • Finance and insurance (8%)
  • Public administration (7%)

Most common occupations for males (%)



  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (20%)
  • Construction trades workers except carpenters, electricians, painters, plumbers, and construction laborers (16%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (13%)
  • Assemblers and fabricators (10%)
  • Farmers and farm managers (8%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (8%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (6%)

Most common occupations for females (%)



  • Secondary school teachers (22%)
  • Art and design workers (12%)
  • Registered nurses (12%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (12%)
  • Farmers and farm managers (10%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (8%)
  • Counselors, social workers, and other community and social service specialists (7%)

Class of Workers

Most common first ancestries reported in Colfax township:

  • German (42.7%)
  • Irish (13.7%)
  • English (13.0%)
  • Norwegian (10.5%)
  • French (except Basque) (2.1%)
  • Scotch-Irish (1.9%)
  • Dutch (1.7%)

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

  • United Kingdom (73%)
  • Canada (27%)

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 337 (79%)
  • Carpooled: 49 (11%)
  • Walked: 24 (6%)
  • Worked at home: 17 (4%)

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (42%)
  • Utility gas (37%)
  • Electricity (14%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (4%)
  • No fuel used (2%)
  • Other fuel (1%)

93.7% of residents of Colfax township speak English at home.
5.6% of residents speak Spanish at home (100% speak English very well).
0.7% of residents speak other language at home (100% speak English well).

Household type by relationship:

Households: 714
  • In family households: 603 (167 male householders, 17 female householders)
    152 spouses, 233 children (215 natural, 11 adopted, 7 stepchildren), 0 grandchildren, 9 brothers or sisters, 0 parents, 4 other relatives, 21 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 111 (27 male householders (16 living alone)), 54 female householders (41 living alone)), 30 nonrelatives

Size of family households: 49 2-persons, 50 3-persons, 69 4-persons, 14 5-persons, 2 6-persons,

Size of nonfamily households: 57 1-person, 20 2-persons, 4 3-persons,

173 married couples with children.
25 single-parent households (19 men, 6 women).


Private vs. public school enrollment:


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

5.9%
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: 0
Here:

0.0%
Iowa:

25.4%

Educational Attainment (%)

School Enrollment by Level of School (%)


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.)


Year Householders Moved Into Unit in Colfax township:

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