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The Town of Colfax had a population of 1,447 as of July 1, 2017.

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, 2017.

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Colfax, LA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 1,447
Daytime Population: Workers 1,099
Daytime Population: Residents 870
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 1,969
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.36
Population in Households 1,271
Population in Familes 1,024
Population in Group Qrtrs 176
Population Density2 970
Diversity Index3 51


Median Household Income $24,594
Average Household Income $41,524
Per Capita Income $19,113


Total Housing Units 645 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 282 (43.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 218 (33.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 146 (22.6%)
Median Home Value $73,611
Average Home Value $107,862


Total Households 499
Average Household Size 2.55
Family Households 322
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population -1.01% -0.66%
Households -0.98% -0.65%
Families -1.07% -0.89%
Median Household Income   -0.36%
Per Capita Income   1.51%

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, 2017 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 # 240 50th
Population Density # 157 67th
Diversity Index # 194 59th
Median Household Income # 449 5th
Per Capita Income # 356 25th

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