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Colfax is a township in Newton County, in the Chicago metro area. [NOTE: This is not the only community in Indiana named Colfax. For links to other places called Colfax, IN, see the Duplicate Names box at right.]
The latitude of Colfax is 41.035N. The longitude is -87.343W.It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 673 feet.
The population, at the time of the 2000 census, was 176.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Colfax demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Newton County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 46349 ZIP code.
11% of Colfax residents report German ancestry, and 28% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Colfax ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Colfax was $14,266, compared with $21,587 nationally.
6% of Colfax residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Median rent in Colfax, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $275. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,375.
Newton County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Colfax political report.
The average commute time for Colfax workers is 45 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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