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Colfax is a city in Jasper County, in the Newton metro area.
The community was named after Vice President Schuyler Colfax
The latitude of Colfax is 41.677N. The longitude is -93.245W.It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 801 feet.
The estimated population, in 2003, was 2,220.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Colfax demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Jasper 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 50054 ZIP code.
25% of Colfax residents report German ancestry, and 15% 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 $17,662, compared with $21,587 nationally.
11% of Colfax residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
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Median rent in Colfax, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $382. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $794.
Libraries in Colfax include Colfax Free Public Library ... View libraries
Jasper County supported John Kerry in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Colfax political report.
The average commute time for Colfax workers is 25 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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