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Colfax township, IA map Land area: 36.6 sq. mi.
Water area: 0.0 sq. mi.
Population: 403 (all rural)
Males: 211  (52.4%)
Females: 192  (47.6%)

Occupied houses/apartments: 403 (323 owner occupied, 80 renter occupied)
% of renters here:

20%
State:

28%


Races in Colfax township:

  • White Non-Hispanic: 98.3%
  • Asian: 0.5%
  • Two or more races: 0.2%

Median age of males: 39.1
Median age of females: 38.1

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Average household size: 2.76

Colfax township:

2.8 people
Iowa:

2.5 people

Average family size: 3.06

Estimated median household income in 2009: $61,623 ($50,625 in 1999)
This township:

$61,623
Iowa:

$48,044

Median contract rent in 2009 for apartments: $356 (lower quartile is $186, upper quartile is $461)
Here:

$356
State:

$496

Estimated median house or condo value in 2009: $249,821 (it was $144,100 in 2000)
Colfax township:

$249,821
Iowa:

$122,000
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $183,141 - $274,904

Mean price in 2009:

Detached houses: $206,887
Here:

$206,887
State:

$151,570

Mobile homes: $62,786
Here:

$62,786
State:

$29,315
Population density: 11 people per square mile 
 
 (low).

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

1.5%
Whole state:

9.1%

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

0.7%
Whole state:

3.8%

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Notable locations in this township outside city limits:

Churches in Colfax township include: Panther Creek Church (A), Panther Creek Church of the Brethren (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemetery: Panther Creek Church of the Brethren Cemetery (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Creeks: East Branch Panther Creek (A), West Branch Panther Creek (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

 

83% of Colfax township residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 56% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 100% lived in Iowa.

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

  • This state: 413
  • Northeast: 0
  • Midwest: 22
  • South: 18
  • West: 7
Colfax township, Iowa satellite photo by USGS

Percentage of households with unmarried partners: 3.4%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)

  • Lesbian couples: 0.7% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.7% of all households

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 153
  • Mobile homes: 11

Median worth of mobile homes: $29,600


Housing units in Colfax township with a mortgage: 59 (7 second mortgage, 5 home equity loan, 0 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 7

Year house built

  • 1999 to March 2000: 0
  • 1995 to 1998: 7
  • 1990 to 1994: 12
  • 1980 to 1989: 17
  • 1970 to 1979: 12
  • 1960 to 1969: 7
  • 1950 to 1959: 6
  • 1940 to 1949: 27
  • 1939 or earlier: 76

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

  • 1 room: 0
  • 2 rooms: 0
  • 3 rooms: 0
  • 4 rooms: 7
  • 5 rooms: 16
  • 6 rooms: 37
  • 7 rooms: 39
  • 8 rooms: 7
  • 9 or more rooms: 10

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

  • 1 room: 0
  • 2 rooms: 0
  • 3 rooms: 0
  • 4 rooms: 5
  • 5 rooms: 0
  • 6 rooms: 15
  • 7 rooms: 0
  • 8 rooms: 9
  • 9 or more rooms: 8

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

  • no bedroom: 0
  • 1 bedroom: 0
  • 2 bedrooms: 25
  • 3 bedrooms: 63
  • 4 bedrooms: 18
  • 5 or more bedrooms: 10

Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Colfax township:

  • no bedroom: 0
  • 1 bedroom: 0
  • 2 bedrooms: 5
  • 3 bedrooms: 19
  • 4 bedrooms: 9
  • 5 or more bedrooms: 4

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

  • no vehicle: 10
  • 1 vehicle: 11
  • 2 vehicles: 43
  • 3 vehicles: 34
  • 4 vehicles: 0
  • 5 or more vehicles: 18

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

  • no vehicle: 0
  • 1 vehicle: 5
  • 2 vehicles: 23
  • 3 vehicles: 0
  • 4 vehicles: 9
  • 5 or more vehicles: 0

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders

Most common industries for males (%):



  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (29%)
  • Construction (17%)
  • Educational services (7%)
  • Farm supplies merchant wholesalers (4%)
  • Gasoline stations (4%)
  • U. S. Postal service (4%)
  • Printing and related support activities (4%)

Most common industries for females (%):



  • Educational services (30%)
  • Finance and insurance (28%)
  • Health care (16%)
  • Warehousing and storage (6%)
  • Miscellaneous manufacturing (5%)
  • Gasoline stations (5%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (5%)

Most common occupations for males (%)



  • Farmers and farm managers (18%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (14%)
  • Carpenters (9%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (7%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (6%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (4%)
  • Construction trades workers except carpenters, electricians, painters, plumbers, and construction laborers (4%)

Most common occupations for females (%)



  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (14%)
  • Information and record clerks except customer service representatives (13%)
  • Special education teachers (10%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (10%)
  • Accountants and auditors (8%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (7%)
  • Registered nurses (6%)

Class of Workers

Most common first ancestries reported in Colfax township:

  • United States or American (35.0%)
  • German (28.9%)
  • Swedish (8.9%)
  • English (5.8%)
  • Norwegian (5.6%)
  • Irish (3.6%)
  • Swiss (2.5%)

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 205 (81%)
  • Carpooled: 18 (7%)
  • Worked at home: 29 (12%)

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (84%)
  • Utility gas (16%)

97.6% of residents of Colfax township speak English at home.
2.4% of residents speak Spanish at home (100% speak English very well).

Household type by relationship:

Households: 460
  • In family households: 434 (122 male householders, 5 female householders)
    118 spouses, 189 children (177 natural, 3 adopted, 9 stepchildren), 0 grandchildren, 0 brothers or sisters, 0 parents, 0 other relatives, 0 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 26 (9 male householders (9 living alone)), 9 female householders (4 living alone)), 8 nonrelatives

Size of family households: 61 2-persons, 10 3-persons, 23 4-persons, 24 5-persons, 9 7-or-more-persons,

Size of nonfamily households: 13 1-person, 5 3-persons,

105 married couples with children.
12 single-parent households (7 men, 5 women).


Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 41
Here:

47.1%
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: 6
Here:

42.9%
Iowa:

25.4%

Educational Attainment (%)

School Enrollment by Level of School (%)



Year Householders Moved Into Unit in Colfax township:

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