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The Town of Colfax had a population of 1,493 as of July 1, 2016.

The primary coordinate point for Colfax is located at latitude 31.5196 and longitude -92.6997 in Grant Parish. The formal boundaries for the Town of Colfax (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.49 sq. miles and a water area of 0.01 sq. miles. Grant Parish is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 95 feet.

The Town of Colfax (GNIS ID: 2406294) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The Town of Colfax is located within Parish Governing Authority District 3, a minor civil division (MCD) of Grant Parish.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Colfax population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

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Colfax, LA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 1,493
Population in Households 1,316
Population in Familes 1,064
Population in Group Qrtrs 177
Population Density1 1,001
Diversity Index2 51


Total Households 520
Average Household Size 2.53
Family Households 336
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 645 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 292 (45.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 228 (35.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 125 (19.4%)
Median Home Value $72,826
Average Home Value $106,507


Median Household Income $25,375
Average Household Income $39,251
Per Capita Income $18,282
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -0.68% -0.53%
Households -0.48% -0.35%
Families -0.56% -0.54%
Median Household Income   -1.72%
Per Capita Income   0.41%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

Colfax, LA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Colfax to the other 474 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Louisiana by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 235 51st
Population Density1 # 150 69th
Diversity Index2 # 186 61st
Median Household Income # 440 7th
Per Capita Income # 368 23rd

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