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Colfax township, KS map Land area: 35.9 sq. mi.
Water area: 0.0 sq. mi.
Population: 218 (all rural)
Males: 110  (50.5%)
Females: 108  (49.5%)

Occupied houses/apartments: 218 (191 owner occupied, 27 renter occupied)
% of renters here:

12%
State:

31%


Races in Colfax township:

  • White Non-Hispanic: 92.7%
  • American Indian and Alaska Native: 2.3%

Median age of males: 40.0
Median age of females: 40.5

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Average household size: 2.56

Colfax township:

2.6 people
Kansas:

2.5 people

Average family size: 2.94

Estimated median household income in 2009: $43,257 ($36,750 in 1999)
This township:

$43,257
Kansas:

$47,817

Median contract rent in 2009 for apartments: $254 (lower quartile is $230, upper quartile is $326)
Here:

$254
State:

$515

Estimated median house or condo value in 2009: $45,738 (it was $32,500 in 2000)
Colfax township:

$45,738
Kansas:

$125,500
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $32,584 - $62,374

Mean price in 2009:

Detached houses: $86,007
Here:

$86,007
State:

$156,894

Mobile homes: $24,537
Here:

$24,537
State:

$34,057
Population density: 6 people per square mile 
 
 (very low).

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

10.1%
Whole state:

9.9%

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

0.9%
Whole state:

4.1%

Cities in this township include: Ramona.


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Notable locations in this township outside city limits:

Notable locations in Colfax township: Tampa Wastewater Plant (A), Ramona Wastewater Plant (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Saint John's Lutheran Cemetery (1), Saint Mary Cemetery (2), Mohn Cemetery (3). Display/hide their locations on the map

 

Number of foreign born residents: 2 (100% naturalized citizens)

Colfax township:  0.9%
State:  5.0%

77% of Colfax township residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 35% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 88% lived in Kansas.

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

  • This state: 188
  • Northeast: 5
  • Midwest: 15
  • South: 9
  • West: 11

Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses in 2000: $17,500

Colfax township, Kansas satellite photo by USGS

Percentage of households with unmarried partners: 3.5%

No gay or lesbian households reported

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 80
  • Mobile homes: 22

Median worth of mobile homes: $9,999


Housing units in Colfax township with a mortgage: 13 (3 second mortgage, 0 home equity loan, 0 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 18

Year house built

  • 1999 to March 2000: 2
  • 1995 to 1998: 0
  • 1990 to 1994: 0
  • 1980 to 1989: 3
  • 1970 to 1979: 18
  • 1960 to 1969: 0
  • 1950 to 1959: 5
  • 1940 to 1949: 5
  • 1939 or earlier: 69

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

  • 1 room: 0
  • 2 rooms: 0
  • 3 rooms: 2
  • 4 rooms: 10
  • 5 rooms: 19
  • 6 rooms: 13
  • 7 rooms: 6
  • 8 rooms: 13
  • 9 or more rooms: 6

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

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

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

  • no bedroom: 0
  • 1 bedroom: 2
  • 2 bedrooms: 18
  • 3 bedrooms: 34
  • 4 bedrooms: 9
  • 5 or more bedrooms: 6

Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Colfax township:

  • no bedroom: 0
  • 1 bedroom: 3
  • 2 bedrooms: 4
  • 3 bedrooms: 6
  • 4 bedrooms: 3
  • 5 or more bedrooms: 2

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

  • no vehicle: 0
  • 1 vehicle: 6
  • 2 vehicles: 39
  • 3 vehicles: 17
  • 4 vehicles: 5
  • 5 or more vehicles: 2

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

  • no vehicle: 0
  • 1 vehicle: 8
  • 2 vehicles: 5
  • 3 vehicles: 5
  • 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 (16%)
  • Educational services (10%)
  • Health care (10%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (7%)
  • Utilities (5%)
  • Public administration (4%)
  • Arts, entertainment, and recreation (3%)

Most common industries for females (%):



  • Educational services (17%)
  • Health care (17%)
  • Public administration (7%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (7%)
  • Accommodation and food services (6%)
  • Social assistance (5%)
  • Food and beverage stores (4%)

Most common occupations for males (%)



  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (8%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (7%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (6%)
  • Carpenters (4%)
  • Physicians and surgeons (4%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (4%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (4%)

Most common occupations for females (%)



  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (9%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (8%)
  • Registered nurses (6%)
  • Other teachers and instructors, education, training, and library occupations (5%)
  • Cashiers (5%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (4%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (4%)

Class of Workers

Most common first ancestries reported in Colfax township:

  • German (38.4%)
  • Czechoslovakian (12.8%)
  • Czech (9.3%)
  • United States or American (7.0%)
  • Swedish (6.4%)
  • Polish (5.8%)
  • English (4.7%)

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

  • Germany (100%)

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 87 (69%)
  • Carpooled: 7 (6%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 3 (2%)
  • Walked: 3 (2%)
  • Other means: 7 (6%)
  • Worked at home: 19 (15%)

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (53%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (38%)
  • Electricity (7%)
  • Wood (2%)

96.7% of residents of Colfax township speak English at home.
1.4% of residents speak Spanish at home (67% speak English very well, 33% speak English not well).
1.9% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (100% speak English very well).

Household type by relationship:

Households: 230
  • In family households: 215 (67 male householders, 13 female householders)
    62 spouses, 54 children (54 natural, 0 adopted, 0 stepchildren), 5 grandchildren, 5 brothers or sisters, 0 parents, 2 other relatives, 7 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 15 (11 male householders (8 living alone)), 2 female householders (2 living alone)), 2 nonrelatives

Size of family households: 46 2-persons, 14 3-persons, 10 4-persons, 10 5-persons,

Size of nonfamily households: 10 1-person, 3 2-persons,

46 married couples with children.
8 single-parent households (5 men, 3 women).


Private vs. public school enrollment:


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

0.0%
Kansas:

11.1%

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

0.0%
Kansas:

7.9%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 0
Here:

0.0%
Kansas:

13.8%

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 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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