Colfax, Illinois

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Population in 2019: 1,013 (0% urban, 100% rural).
Population change since 2000: +2.4%
 
Males: 421  (41.6%)
Females: 592  (58.4%)
Median resident age:

39.1 years
Illinois median age:

38.6 years

Zip codes: 61728.

Estimated median household income in 2019: $56,774 (it was $41,544 in 2000)
Colfax:

$56,774
IL:

$69,187

Estimated per capita income in 2019: $28,469 (it was $17,993 in 2000)

Colfax village income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2019: $98,881 (it was $72,700 in 2000)
Colfax:

$98,881
IL:

$209,100

Mean prices in 2019: all housing units: $113,058; detached houses: $116,334; mobile homes: $52,441

Median gross rent in 2019: $726.

March 2019 cost of living index in Colfax: 84.5 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2019: 9.2%
(7.8% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 34.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 100.0% for American Indian residents)
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  • Races in Colfax, IL (2019)
    • 1,05292.8%White alone
    • 474.1%Hispanic
    • 181.6%Two or more races
    • 30.3%Black alone
    • 30.3%American Indian alone

Races in Colfax detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth



According to our research of Illinois and other state lists, there were 3 registered sex offenders living in Colfax, Illinois as of June 16, 2021.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Colfax is 359 to 1.


Crime rates in Colfax by year

Type

2006

2007

2008

2009

2010

2011

2012

2013

2015

2017

2019

Murders
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
Rapes
(per 100,000)
1
(100.9)
1
(100.5)
0
(0.0)
1
(99.9)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
Robberies
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(94.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
1
(100.5)
0
(0.0)
2
(199.8)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(94.2)
1
(95.0)
2
(193.8)
1
(98.3)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
7
(706.4)
7
(703.5)
5
(499.0)
0
(0.0)
5
(498.5)
4
(375.9)
9
(844.3)
3
(282.5)
2
(189.9)
2
(193.8)
4
(393.3)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
11
(1,110)
7
(703.5)
6
(598.8)
6
(599.4)
9
(897.3)
8
(751.9)
22
(2,064)
8
(753.3)
9
(854.7)
9
(872.1)
3
(295.0)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
1
(100.9)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(93.8)
0
(0.0)
1
(95.0)
1
(96.9)
0
(0.0)
Arson
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
City-Data.com crime index182.6177.958.9143.970.884.6149.268.774.195.059.0

The City-Data.com crime index weighs serious crimes and violent crimes more heavily. Higher means more crime, U.S. average is 270.6. It adjusts for the number of visitors and daily workers commuting into cities.

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City-data.com crime index in Colfax, IL

Crime rate in Colfax detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2019, including police officers: 1 (1 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

0.98
Illinois average:

2.31
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Ancestries: German (29.5%), American (12.2%), Dutch (10.6%), Irish (7.7%), English (7.5%), Polish (3.4%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Incorporated on 04/27/1882

Elevation: 759 feet

Land area: 0.54 square miles.

Population density: 1,874 people per square mile   (low).

Colfax, Illinois map

34 residents are foreign born (2.6% Latin America).

This village:

3.0%
Illinois:

14.1%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2019: $2,684 (2.7%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2019: $1,732 (1.9%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Bloomington, IL (20.3 miles , pop. 64,808).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Chicago, IL (100.7 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities:

Anchor, IL (2.0 miles),
Cooksville, IL (2.4 miles ),
Arrowsmith, IL (2.9 miles ),
Ellsworth, IL (3.1 miles ),
Lexington, IL (3.2 miles ),
Saybrook, IL (3.3 miles ),
Sibley, IL (3.5 miles ),
Strawn, IL (3.6 miles)

Latitude: 40.57 N, Longitude: 88.62 W

Area code: 309

Distribution of median household income in Colfax, IL in 2019
Distribution of house value in Colfax, IL in 2019
Colfax satellite photo by USGS

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 5 buildings, average cost: $65,000
  • 1998: 1 building, cost: $70,000
  • 1999: 3 buildings, average cost: $75,000
  • 2000: 6 buildings, average cost: $93,300
  • 2001: 6 buildings, average cost: $84,600
  • 2002: 5 buildings, average cost: $69,200
  • 2003: 4 buildings, average cost: $65,000
  • 2004: 5 buildings, average cost: $103,500
  • 2005: 1 building, cost: $75,000
  • 2006: 2 buildings, average cost: $120,000
  • 2007: 1 building, cost: $120,000
Number of permits per 10,000 Colfax, IL residents
Average permit cost in Colfax, IL
Unemployment in November 2020:
Here:

4.6%
Illinois:

6.5%
Population change in the 1990s: +125 (+14.5%).
Most common industries in Colfax, IL (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Health care (13.6%)
  • Finance & insurance (11.7%)
  • Educational services (9.8%)
  • Construction (4.4%)
  • Machinery (4.2%)
  • Repair & maintenance (4.0%)
  • Administrative & support & waste management services (3.1%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Construction (8.8%)
  • Finance & insurance (7.5%)
  • Repair & maintenance (6.7%)
  • Educational services (6.7%)
  • Truck transportation (4.6%)
  • Furniture & related product manufacturing (4.2%)
  • Health care (3.8%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Health care (23.3%)
  • Finance & insurance (15.8%)
  • Educational services (12.9%)
  • Machinery (4.6%)
  • Administrative & support & waste management services (4.6%)
  • Public administration (3.3%)
  • Social assistance (3.3%)
Most common occupations in Colfax, IL (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (6.3%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (5.4%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (5.0%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (4.4%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (3.8%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (3.8%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (3.5%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (10.0%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (8.8%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (6.7%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (5.0%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (5.0%)
  • Sales representatives, services, wholesale and manufacturing (5.0%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (4.6%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (11.7%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (8.8%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (5.4%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (5.0%)
  • Other healthcare support occupations (4.2%)
  • Customer service representatives (3.8%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (3.8%)

Average climate in Colfax, Illinois

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)
AQI Ozone PM2.5
Air Quality Index

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2018 was 72.1. This is about average.

City:

72.1
U.S.:

74.2
Ozone Level

Ozone [ppb] level in 2018 was 28.1. This is about average. Closest monitor was 19.6 miles away from the city center.

City:

28.1
U.S.:

33.3
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2018 was 9.79. This is about average. Closest monitor was 20.3 miles away from the city center.

City:

9.79
U.S.:

8.46

Tornado activity:

Colfax-area historical tornado activity is slightly above Illinois state average. It is 88% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/3/1974, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 3.2 miles away from the Colfax village center caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

On 5/5/1977, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 31.2 miles away from the village center injured 2 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Colfax-area historical earthquake activity is significantly above Illinois state average. It is 106% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/18/2008 at 09:36:59, a magnitude 5.4 (5.1 MB, 4.8 MS, 5.4 MW, 5.2 MW, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 151.3 miles away from Colfax center
On 6/10/1987 at 23:48:54, a magnitude 5.1 (4.9 MB, 4.4 MS, 4.6 MS, 5.1 LG) earthquake occurred 126.8 miles away from Colfax center
On 4/18/2008 at 09:36:59, a magnitude 5.2 (5.2 MW, Depth: 8.9 mi) earthquake occurred 151.4 miles away from Colfax center
On 6/18/2002 at 17:37:15, a magnitude 5.0 (4.3 MB, 4.6 MW, 5.0 LG) earthquake occurred 183.9 miles away from the city center
On 4/18/2008 at 15:14:16, a magnitude 4.8 (4.5 MB, 4.8 MW, 4.6 MW, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 150.3 miles away from the city center
On 4/3/1974 at 23:05:02, a magnitude 4.7 (4.5 MB, 4.7 LG) earthquake occurred 139.4 miles away from Colfax center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in McLean County (10) is smaller than the US average (15).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 6
Emergencies Declared: 3

Causes of natural disasters: Storms: 4, Winter Storms: 3, Floods: 2, Tornadoes: 2, Hurricane: 1, Ice Storm: 1, Snow: 1, Snowstorm: 1, Other: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Colfax topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers in Colfax:

  • ASTA CARE CENTER OF COLFAX (402 SOUTH HARRISON)

Other hospitals and medical centers near Colfax:

  • LEXINGTON NURSING AND REHAB CTR (Nursing Home, about 11 miles away; LEXINGTON, IL)
  • GIBSON COMMUNITY HOSPITAL Critical Access Hospitals (about 15 miles away; GIBSON CITY, IL)

Amtrak station near Colfax:

  • 20 miles: BLOOMINGTON-NORMAL (NORMAL, 100 E. PARKINSON ST.) . Services: ticket office, fully wheelchair accessible, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, vending machines, free short-term parking, free long-term parking, call for car rental service, call for taxi service.

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Colfax:

  • Illinois State University (about 21 miles; Normal, IL; Full-time enrollment: 18,804)
  • Illinois Wesleyan University (about 21 miles; Bloomington, IL; FT enrollment: 2,323)
  • Heartland Community College (about 22 miles; Normal, IL; FT enrollment: 3,958)
  • Parkland College (about 35 miles; Champaign, IL; FT enrollment: 7,326)
  • University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (about 38 miles; Champaign, IL; FT enrollment: 47,528)
  • Illinois Central College (about 49 miles; East Peoria, IL; FT enrollment: 7,158)
  • Richland Community College (about 50 miles; Decatur, IL; FT enrollment: 2,434)

Public high school in Colfax:

Public elementary/middle schools in Colfax:

See full list of schools located in Colfax

Library in Colfax:

  • MARTIN TOWNSHIP PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $32,919; Location: 132 WEST MAIN STREET; 9,718 books; 35 e-books; 148 audio materials; 128 video materials; 17 state licensed databases; 1 other licensed databases; 25 print serial subscriptions)

Points of interest:

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Notable location: Eastern McLean County Ambulance Association (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Birthplace of: Elmo Scott Watson - Writer, Cody Lewis - College basketball player (SE Missouri State Indians).

McLean County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Highest Potential

Drinking water stations with addresses in Colfax and their reported violations in the past:

COLFAX (Population served: 989, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • Public Education - In SEP-01-2009, Contaminant: Lead and Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (SEP-01-2009), St Compliance achieved (OCT-01-2009)
  • OCCT/SOWT Study/Recommendation - In JUL-19-2006, Contaminant: Lead and Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (AUG-17-2006), St Compliance achieved (SEP-07-2006)
Past monitoring violations:
  • Lead Consumer Notice - In DEC-30-2013, Contaminant: Lead and Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (JAN-27-2014), St Compliance achieved (MAR-10-2014)
  • Lead Consumer Notice - In OCT-02-2011, Contaminant: Lead and Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (OCT-04-2011), St Compliance achieved (FEB-16-2012)
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between JUL-2011 and SEP-2011, Contaminant: Chlorine. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (AUG-17-2011), St Violation/Reminder Notice (AUG-17-2011), St Compliance achieved (SEP-02-2011), St Public Notif received (AUG-15-2012)
  • Lead Consumer Notice - In APR-02-2011, Contaminant: Lead and Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (APR-14-2011)
  • Lead Consumer Notice - In OCT-01-2009, Contaminant: Lead and Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (OCT-05-2009), St Compliance achieved (NOV-16-2009)
  • 2 routine major monitoring violations
  • 7 regular monitoring violations
  • 3 other older monitoring violations
Average household size:
This village:

2.5 people
Illinois:

2.6 people

Percentage of family households:
This village:

70.4%
Whole state:

65.8%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This village:

6.7%
Whole state:

6.3%


No gay or lesbian households reported

37 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities in 2010
44 people in nursing homes in 2000

Banks with branches in Colfax (2011 data):

  • Peoples State Bank of Colfax: Peoples State Bank Of Colfax at 101 West Main Street, branch established on 1892/06/01. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $31.6 mil, Deposits: $26.8 mil, local headquarters, positive income, Agricultural Specialization, 1 total offices, Holding Company: Peoples Financial Corporation

For population 15 years and over in Colfax:

Marital status in Colfax, IL
  • Never married: 26.5%
  • Now married: 42.7%
  • Separated: 0.4%
  • Widowed: 11.6%
  • Divorced: 18.7%

For population 25 years and over in Colfax:

  • High school or higher: 94.2%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 19.5%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 4.6%
  • Unemployed: 2.2%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 24.8 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2019
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2019
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

7.4
Illinois average:

12.0

Travel time (in minutes) to work in 2019
Means of transportation to work in 2019 - Colfax
Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for Colfax, IL (based on McLean County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant34,23893
Mainline Protestant22,80356
Catholic15,21510
Other8,58016
Black Protestant8805
Orthodox581
None87,798-
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center. Graphs represent county-level data

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 29
This county:

1.77 / 10,000 pop.
Illinois:

2.24 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 4
McLean County:

0.24 / 10,000 pop.
Illinois:

0.08 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 3
Here:

0.18 / 10,000 pop.
Illinois:

0.75 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 74
This county:

4.52 / 10,000 pop.
Illinois:

2.61 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 124
This county:

7.58 / 10,000 pop.
Illinois:

6.86 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
McLean County:

7.6%
Illinois:

8.3%
Adult obesity rate:
Here:

26.9%
State:

25.2%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
McLean County:

13.7%
Illinois:

14.5%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Here:

46.0%
State:

48.6%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
This city:

40.2%
Illinois:

45.7%

Average BMI:
Here:

28.7
Illinois:

28.7

People feeling badly about themselves:
This city:

24.5%
Illinois:

21.1%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Colfax:

11.3%
State:

11.0%

Average hours sleeping at night:
This city:

6.9
State:

6.8

Overweight people:
This city:

32.7%
Illinois:

33.2%

General health condition:
This city:

50.5%
Illinois:

55.4%

Average condition of hearing:
Colfax:

75.0%
Illinois:

79.5%

More about Health and Nutrition of Colfax, IL Residents
Local government employment and payroll (March 2017)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Police Protection - Officers 7$35,105$60,1800$0
Water Supply 2$7,564$45,3840$0
Other Government Administration 1$3,802$45,6241$284
Other and Unallocable 0$0 7$2,252
Financial Administration 0$0 1$2,508
Totals for Government 10$46,471$55,7659$5,044

Colfax government finances - Expenditure in 2017 (per resident):

  • Current Operations - Water Utilities: $257,000 ($253.70)
    Regular Highways: $208,000 ($205.33)
    Police Protection: $178,000 ($175.72)
    Financial Administration: $95,000 ($93.78)
    Public Welfare - Other: $91,000 ($89.83)
    General - Other: $7,000 ($6.91)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $2,000 ($1.97)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $297,000 ($293.19)

Colfax government finances - Revenue in 2017 (per resident):

  • Charges - Solid Waste Management: $88,000 ($86.87)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $29,000 ($28.63)
    Fines and Forfeits: $10,000 ($9.87)
    Interest Earnings: $1,000 ($0.99)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $268,000 ($264.56)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $170,000 ($167.82)
    Highways: $27,000 ($26.65)
  • Tax - Public Utilities Sales: $77,000 ($76.01)
    Property: $60,000 ($59.23)
    Other License: $2,000 ($1.97)

Colfax government finances - Cash and Securities in 2017 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $213,000 ($210.27)

5.41% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($52,627 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.41%
Illinois average:

4.69%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2015 and 2016:
from Cook County, IL  0.47% ($50,957 average AGI)
from Tazewell County, IL  0.32% ($52,192)
from Champaign County, IL  0.27% ($47,897)


6.60% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($64,870 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.60%
Illinois average:

5.50%

0.05% of residents moved to foreign countries ($453 average AGI)
McLean County:

0.05%
Illinois average:

0.06%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2015 and 2016:
to Cook County, IL  0.46% ($46,967 average AGI)
to Tazewell County, IL  0.27% ($52,270)
to Champaign County, IL  0.23% ($41,706)

Strongest AM radio stations in Colfax:

  • WLS (890 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: WLS, INC.)
  • WYLL (1160 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: SCA LICENSE CORPORATION)
  • WSCR (670 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WGN (720 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: WGN CONTINENTAL BROADCASTING CO.)
  • WBBM (780 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WMVP (1000 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: ABC, INC.)
  • WILL (580 AM; 5 kW; URBANA, IL; Owner: UNIV. OF ILLINOIS BOARD OF TRUSTEES)
  • WTMJ (620 AM; 50 kW; MILWAUKEE, WI; Owner: JOURNAL BROADCAST CORPORATION)
  • WIBC (1070 AM; 50 kW; INDIANAPOLIS, IN; Owner: EMMIS RADIO LICENSE CORPORATION)
  • KXEN (1010 AM; 50 kW; FESTUS-ST. LOUIS, MO; Owner: BDJ RADIO ENTERPRISES, LLC)
  • KMOX (1120 AM; 50 kW; ST. LOUIS, MO; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WVIV (1200 AM; 20 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: WLXX-AM LICENSE CORP.)
  • WISN (1130 AM; 50 kW; MILWAUKEE, WI; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)

Strongest FM radio stations in Colfax:

  • WTRX-FM (93.7 FM; PONTIAC, IL; Owner: LIVINGSTON COUNTY BROADCASTERS, INC.)
  • WYST (107.7 FM; FAIRBURY, IL; Owner: AAA ENTERTAINMENT LICENSING LLC)
  • WRPW (92.9 FM; COLFAX, IL; Owner: AAA ENTERTAINMENT LICENSING LLC)
  • WWHP (98.3 FM; FARMER CITY, IL; Owner: WMS1, INC.)
  • WDQZ (99.5 FM; LEXINGTON, IL; Owner: AAA ENTERTAINMENT LICENSING, LLC)
  • WGCY (106.3 FM; GIBSON CITY, IL; Owner: F & G BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WBNQ (101.5 FM; BLOOMINGTON, IL; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WILL-FM (90.9 FM; URBANA, IL; Owner: UNIV. OF ILLINOIS BOARD OF TRUSTEES)
  • WBWN (104.1 FM; LE ROY, IL; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WGNN (102.5 FM; FISHER, IL; Owner: GOOD NEWS RADIO, INC)
  • WIHN (96.7 FM; NORMAL, IL; Owner: AAA ENTERTAINMENT LICENSING LLC)
  • WGKC (105.9 FM; MAHOMET, IL; Owner: AAA ENTERTAINMENT LICENSING LLC)
  • WGLT (89.1 FM; NORMAL, IL; Owner: ILLINOIS STATE UNIVERSITY)
  • WQQB (96.1 FM; RANTOUL, IL; Owner: AAA ENTERTAINMENT LICENSING LLC)
  • W264AG (100.7 FM; BLOOMINGTON, IL; Owner: CENTRAL ILLINOIS RADIO FELLOWSHIP, INC.)
  • W255AI (98.9 FM; BLOOMINGTON, IL; Owner: ILLINOIS BIBLE INSTITUTE, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Colfax:

  • WCIA (Channel 3; CHAMPAIGN, IL; Owner: NEXSTAR BROADCASTING OF CHAMPAIGN, L.L.C.)
  • W52BR (Channel 52; CHAMPAIGN-URBANA, IL; Owner: MARCIA COHEN)
  • W34CD (Channel 34; QUINCY, IL; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • WYZZ-TV (Channel 43; BLOOMINGTON, IL; Owner: WYZZ LICENSEE, INC.)
  • WBUI (Channel 23; DECATUR, IL; Owner: ACME TV LICENSES OF ILLINOIS, LLC)
  • WAND (Channel 17; DECATUR, IL; Owner: WAND(TV) PARTNERSHIP)
  • WILL-TV (Channel 12; URBANA, IL; Owner: UNIV. OF ILLINOIS BD. OF TRUSTEES)
  • WICD (Channel 15; CHAMPAIGN, IL; Owner: WICD LICENSEE, LLC)
  • W51CT (Channel 51; BLOOMINGTON, IL; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 25Number of bridges
  • 174ft / 52.5mTotal length
  • 5,875Total average daily traffic
  • 626Total average daily truck traffic
  • 5,813Total future (year 2032) average daily traffic
New bridges in Colfax, IL - historical statistics
  • New bridges - historical statistics
  • 11920-1929
  • 61960-1969
  • 31970-1979
  • 51980-1989
  • 41990-1999
  • 42000-2009
  • 22010-2018
See full National Bridge Inventory statistics for Colfax, IL

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

17 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers in Colfax)

FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers:

4
  • 126 E Main St (Lat: 40.567806 Lon: -88.614500), Call Sign: KDE385, Licensee ID: L00020784,
    Assigned Frequencies: 453.700 MHz, 458.700 MHz, Grant Date: 11/11/2011, Expiration Date: 11/19/2021, Registrant: Mclean County Ema, 104 W Front St, Bloomington, IL 61701, Phone: (309) 888-5020
  • 1 Mi N 2 Mi E Jct 165 & Weston Blacktop (Lat: 40.768083 Lon: -88.602556), Call Sign: KNAZ392, Licensee ID: L00036407,
    Assigned Frequencies: 151.520 MHz, Grant Date: 01/13/2001, Expiration Date: 02/11/2011, Cancellation Date: 11/06/2007, Registrant: Dale Cunningham, Rr 2 Box 260, Colfax, IL 61728, Phone: (309) 723-6558
  • 2 Mi N City Limits (Lat: 40.607250 Lon: -88.613667), Call Sign: KNEY281, Licensee ID: L00120967,
    Assigned Frequencies: 158.460 MHz, Grant Date: 02/12/1998, Expiration Date: 03/09/2003, Cancellation Date: 06/08/2003, Registrant: Laurence M Baker, Rr 2 Box 220, Colfax, IL 61728
  • Lat: 40.566639 Lon: -88.612861, Call Sign: WQQU260,
    Assigned Frequencies: 154.710 MHz, Grant Date: 03/04/2013, Expiration Date: 03/04/2023, Certifier: Larry Baker, Registrant: Haney Communications, 31631 E. 3100 North Road, Chenoa, IL 61726, Phone: (815) 945-7412, Email:

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

5
  • 2865, Lat: 40.653611 Lon: -88.591556, Type: Building, Structure height: 6.1 m, Call Sign: WQNC724,
    Assigned Frequencies: 3675.00 MHz, Grant Date: 12/17/2010, Expiration Date: 12/17/2020, Certifier: Roger H Bachtold, Registrant: Maxwire Inc., Fairbury, IL 61739, Phone: (815) 692-6341, Fax: (866) 583-7594, Email:
  • 130, Lat: 40.654028 Lon: -88.637583, Type: Building, Structure height: 6.1 m, Call Sign: WQNC724,
    Assigned Frequencies: 3650.00 MHz, Grant Date: 12/17/2010, Expiration Date: 12/17/2020, Certifier: Roger H Bachtold, Registrant: Maxwire Inc., Fairbury, IL 61739, Phone: (815) 692-6341, Fax: (866) 583-7594, Email:
  • COLFAX CENTRAL, 100 S. Brook St (Lat: 40.566556 Lon: -88.614694), Type: Tower, Structure height: 70.1 m, Overall height: 72.5 m, Call Sign: WQOM298,
    Assigned Frequencies: 11225.0 MHz, Grant Date: 11/15/2011, Expiration Date: 11/15/2021, Cancellation Date: 08/02/2016, Certifier: Steven T Campbell, Registrant: Holland & Knight LLP, 800 17th Street, N.W., Suite #1100, Washington, DC 20006-3906, Phone: (202) 955-3000, Fax: (202) 955-5564, Email:
  • COLFAX, 300 North Harrison St. (Lat: 40.569611 Lon: -88.613472), Type: Tank, Structure height: 37 m, Overall height: 37.5 m, Call Sign: WQQP710,
    Assigned Frequencies: 11465.0 MHz, 5945.20 MHz, 11545.0 MHz, 6004.50 MHz, 11325.0 MHz, 11405.0 MHz, 5960.02 MHz, 6019.32 MHz, 11325.0 MHz, 11405.0 MHz... (+28 more), Grant Date: 02/08/2013, Expiration Date: 02/08/2023, Certifier: Daniel C Smith, Registrant: Cirbn, LLC, 200 W Front St, Ste 500a, Bloomington, IL 61702-3807, Phone: (309) 820-7321, Email:
  • COLFAX, 200 S Brook St (Lat: 40.565556 Lon: -88.615667), Type: Silo, Structure height: 42 m, Overall height: 45 m, Call Sign: WRFW248, Licensee ID: L01611739,
    Assigned Frequencies: 11245.0 MHz, 11245.0 MHz, 11245.0 MHz, 11245.0 MHz, Grant Date: 05/14/2020, Expiration Date: 05/14/2030, Certifier: Tristan A Johnson, Registrant: Wireless Data Net, LLC, 709 East Lincoln St, Saybrook, IL 61770, Phone: (309) 893-4152, Email:

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

7
  • Call Sign: K9HKA, Grant Date: 06/24/1998, Expiration Date: 06/24/2008, Cancellation Date: 06/25/2010, Registrant: Donald L Wilber, 132 W Main St, Colfax, IL 61722
  • Call Sign: KA9VJE, Grant Date: 02/11/1997, Expiration Date: 02/11/2007, Cancellation Date: 02/12/2009, Registrant: John E Moss, Rr 2 Box 183, Colfax, IL 61728
  • Call Sign: N9EOO, Licensee ID: L01489710, Grant Date: 05/07/2009, Expiration Date: 01/07/2018, Cancellation Date: 06/12/2015, Certifier: Jon M Mc Casky, Registrant: Jon M Mc Casky, 405 E. Wood Street, Colfax, IL 61728
  • Call Sign: KC9GAZ, Licensee ID: L00861057, Grant Date: 05/10/2004, Expiration Date: 05/10/2014, Cancellation Date: 05/11/2016, Certifier: James K Legrand, Registrant: James K Legrand, 202 W Fifer, Colfax, IL 61728
  • Call Sign: KC9SWL, Licensee ID: L01584362, Grant Date: 05/05/2020, Expiration Date: 07/26/2030, Certifier: Michael J Kerber, Registrant: Michael J Kerber, 204 N Brook St, Colfax, IL 61728
  • Call Sign: AC9LT, Previous Call Sign: N9EOO, Licensee ID: L01489710, Grant Date: 05/07/2009, Expiration Date: 01/07/2018, Cancellation Date: 01/08/2020, Certifier: Jon M Mc Casky, Registrant: Jon M Mc Casky, 405 E. Wood Street, Colfax, IL 61728
  • Call Sign: KD9EIH, Licensee ID: L01961704, Grant Date: 07/31/2015, Expiration Date: 07/31/2025, Certifier: Joe Lasser, Registrant: Joe Lasser, 31799 E 1800 N Road, Colfax, IL 61728

FAA Registered Aircraft:

2
  • Aircraft: CIRRUS DESIGN CORP SR20 (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds), Engine: LYCOMING IO-390-C3B6 (215 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 516PT , Serial Number: 2490, Year manufactured: 2019, Airworthiness Date: 05/08/2019, Certificate Issue Date: 06/18/2019
    Registrant (Corporation): Tft Inc, 31784 E 1400 North Rd, Colfax, IL 61728
  • Aircraft: EAGLE AIRCRAFT CO EAGLE DW-1 (Category: Land, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds), Engine: LYCOMING IO-540 SER (300 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 8804M , Serial Number: DW-1-0030-81, Year manufactured: 1981, Airworthiness Date: 07/10/1981, Certificate Issue Date: 08/05/2019
    Registrant (Individual): Paul L Dba Kruse, 34561e 2550n, Colfax, IL 61728, Other Owners: Crop Service Aerial

Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2003
(Based on 1 partial tract)
C) Refinancings
NumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED1$46,680
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED0$0
APPLICATIONS DENIED0$0
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN0$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$0

Detailed HMDA statistics for the following Tracts: 0056.01

2002 - 2018 National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS) incidents

    Fire incident distribution by year Based on the data from the years 2002 - 2018 the average number of fire incidents per year is 14. The highest number of reported fires - 34 took place in 2010, and the least - 1 in 2002. The data has an increasing trend.
    Fire incident types in Colfax, IL When looking into fire subcategories, the most incidents belonged to: Structure Fires (48.6%), and Outside Fires (36.6%).

    • Fire incident types reported to NFIRS in Colfax, IL
    • 11848.6%Structure Fires
    • 8936.6%Outside Fires
    • 2610.7%Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires
    • 104.1%Other
See full National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Colfax, IL
Most common first names in Colfax, IL among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John1677.7 years
William1475.2 years
Charles1371.0 years
Mary1179.8 years
James1071.5 years
Robert969.7 years
Dorothy986.2 years
Henry882.0 years
Edith880.3 years
Helen781.8 years
Most common last names in Colfax, IL among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Harris1276.3 years
Kelley1284.3 years
Brucker1084.0 years
Bradford876.1 years
Batterton774.7 years
Wyant773.0 years
Taylor788.3 years
Kerber677.6 years
Dameron678.0 years
Gillan669.3 years
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Colfax, IL
  • 93.9%Utility gas
  • 4.8%Electricity
  • 1.3%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Colfax, IL
  • 80.7%Utility gas
  • 19.3%Electricity


Colfax compared to Illinois state average:

  • Median house value below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Renting percentage below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in above state average.
  • Institutionalized population percentage above state average.
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