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Colfax township, MI map Land area: 35.1 sq. mi.
Water area: 0.7 sq. mi.
Population: 1,975 (all rural)
Males: 993  (50.3%)
Females: 982  (49.7%)

Occupied houses/apartments: 1,975 (1,716 owner occupied, 259 renter occupied)
% of renters here:

13%
State:

26%


Races in Colfax township:

  • White Non-Hispanic: 96.4%
  • Black: 0.5%
  • American Indian and Alaska Native: 0.3%
  • Asian: 0.6%
  • Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander: 0.1%
  • Hispanic or Latino: 0.4%
  • Two or more races: 1.8%

Median age of males: 39.0
Median age of females: 39.5

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Average household size: 2.69

Colfax township:

2.7 people
Michigan:

2.6 people

Average family size: 3.05

Estimated median household income in 2009: $46,677 ($46,071 in 1999)
This township:

$46,677
Michigan:

$45,255

Median contract rent in 2009 for apartments: $549 (lower quartile is $428, upper quartile is $663)
Here:

$549
State:

$591

Estimated median house or condo value in 2009: $139,398 (it was $110,600 in 2000)
Colfax township:

$139,398
Michigan:

$132,200
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $86,333 - $188,700

Mean price in 2009:

Detached houses: $157,834
Here:

$157,834
State:

$168,888

Mobile homes: $84,263
Here:

$84,263
State:

$39,606
Population density: 56 people per square mile 
 
 (average).

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

8.9%
Whole state:

10.5%

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

2.9%
Whole state:

4.8%

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Notable locations in this township outside city limits:

Notable locations in Colfax township: Meceola Country Club (A), Colfax Township Fire Department (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Rodney Cemetery (1), Pine Cemetery (2). Display/hide their locations on the map

Lakes: Nijode Lakes (A), Hillsview Lake (B), Granger Lake (C), Gooseneck Pond (D), Cranberry Lake (E), Cook Lake (F), Colby Lake (G), Clear Lake (H). Display/hide their locations on the map

 

Number of foreign born residents: 34 (50% naturalized citizens)

Colfax township:  1.7%
State:  5.3%

64% of Colfax township 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, 70% lived in Michigan.

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

  • This state: 1620
  • Northeast: 54
  • Midwest: 173
  • South: 78
  • West: 51

Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses in 2000: $178,100

Colfax township, Michigan satellite photo by USGS

Percentage of households with unmarried partners: 4.8%

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

  • Lesbian couples: 0.3% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.0% of all households

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 666
  • Two: 7
  • 3 or 4: 5
  • Mobile homes: 128

Median worth of mobile homes: $51,600


Housing units in Colfax township with a mortgage: 258 (23 second mortgage, 45 home equity loan, 0 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 117

Year house built

  • 1999 to March 2000: 12
  • 1995 to 1998: 40
  • 1990 to 1994: 74
  • 1980 to 1989: 143
  • 1970 to 1979: 210
  • 1960 to 1969: 89
  • 1950 to 1959: 40
  • 1940 to 1949: 45
  • 1939 or earlier: 153

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

  • 1 room: 0
  • 2 rooms: 7
  • 3 rooms: 19
  • 4 rooms: 41
  • 5 rooms: 147
  • 6 rooms: 124
  • 7 rooms: 104
  • 8 rooms: 118
  • 9 or more rooms: 92

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

  • 1 room: 0
  • 2 rooms: 0
  • 3 rooms: 5
  • 4 rooms: 12
  • 5 rooms: 28
  • 6 rooms: 0
  • 7 rooms: 20
  • 8 rooms: 13
  • 9 or more rooms: 5

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

  • no bedroom: 0
  • 1 bedroom: 11
  • 2 bedrooms: 114
  • 3 bedrooms: 321
  • 4 bedrooms: 166
  • 5 or more bedrooms: 40

Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Colfax township:

  • no bedroom: 0
  • 1 bedroom: 0
  • 2 bedrooms: 23
  • 3 bedrooms: 46
  • 4 bedrooms: 9
  • 5 or more bedrooms: 5

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

  • no vehicle: 14
  • 1 vehicle: 157
  • 2 vehicles: 280
  • 3 vehicles: 174
  • 4 vehicles: 25
  • 5 or more vehicles: 2

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

  • no vehicle: 5
  • 1 vehicle: 42
  • 2 vehicles: 21
  • 3 vehicles: 15
  • 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 (%):



  • Educational services (15%)
  • Construction (8%)
  • Transportation equipment (6%)
  • Machinery (5%)
  • Metal and metal products (5%)
  • Health care (5%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (4%)

Most common industries for females (%):



  • Educational services (28%)
  • Health care (18%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (6%)
  • Accommodation and food services (6%)
  • Arts, entertainment, and recreation (4%)
  • Transportation equipment (4%)
  • Finance and insurance (3%)

Most common occupations for males (%)



  • Postsecondary teachers (7%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (5%)
  • Assemblers and fabricators (5%)
  • Retail sales workers except cashiers (5%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (5%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (4%)
  • Other health diagnosing and treating practitioners and technical occupations (4%)

Most common occupations for females (%)



  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (12%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (6%)
  • Registered nurses (6%)
  • Other teachers and instructors, education, training, and library occupations (5%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (4%)
  • Information and record clerks except customer service representatives (4%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (4%)

Class of Workers

Most common first ancestries reported in Colfax township:

  • German (25.6%)
  • English (10.5%)
  • Irish (10.0%)
  • United States or American (7.9%)
  • Polish (6.4%)
  • Dutch (5.1%)
  • Danish (4.0%)

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

  • Jordan (59%)
  • United Kingdom (12%)
  • Germany (12%)
  • Other Northern Europe (9%)
  • Canada (9%)

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 810 (85%)
  • Carpooled: 86 (9%)
  • Walked: 10 (1%)
  • Other means: 6 (1%)
  • Worked at home: 44 (5%)

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (42%)
  • Utility gas (31%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (14%)
  • Wood (8%)
  • Electricity (4%)

96.9% of residents of Colfax township speak English at home.
1.0% of residents speak Spanish at home (50% speak English very well, 22% speak English well, 28% speak English not well).
1.5% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (75% speak English very well, 14% speak English well, 11% speak English not well).
0.6% of residents speak other language at home (50% speak English very well, 50% speak English well).

Household type by relationship:

Households: 2,014
  • In family households: 1,736 (423 male householders, 120 female householders)
    454 spouses, 617 children (567 natural, 11 adopted, 39 stepchildren), 31 grandchildren, 6 brothers or sisters, 18 parents, 29 other relatives, 38 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 278 (84 male householders (62 living alone)), 105 female householders (73 living alone)), 89 nonrelatives

Size of family households: 239 2-persons, 105 3-persons, 102 4-persons, 47 5-persons, 45 6-persons, 5 7-or-more-persons,

Size of nonfamily households: 135 1-person, 34 2-persons, 6 3-persons, 14 6-persons,

421 married couples with children.
74 single-parent households (20 men, 54 women).


Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 54
Here:

20.2%
Michigan:

11.2%

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

0.0%
Michigan:

8.7%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 6
Here:

5.2%
Michigan:

16.5%

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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