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Colfax, Louisiana - Basic Facts

The Town of Colfax had a population of 1,478 as of July 1, 2018.

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.


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Colfax, LA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)

POPULATION

Total Population 1,478
Population in Households 1,301
Population in Familes 1,053
Population in Group Qrtrs 177
Population Density2 991
Diversity Index3 51
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $26,269
Average Household Income $38,843
Per Capita Income $18,045

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 646 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 270 (41.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 238 (36.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 138 (21.4%)
Median Home Value $79,268
Average Home Value $125,184
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 508
Average Household Size 2.56
Family Households 326
Average Family Size 3
NOTES
  1. Demographics are point estimates for July 1st of the current year and each for the forecast years. See References for more information.
  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.

GROWTH RATE / YEAR

2010-2018 2018-2023
Population -0.64% -0.46%
Households -0.65% -0.44%
Families -0.79% -0.62%
Median Household Income   1.72%
Per Capita Income   1.48%

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, 2018 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 # 238 50th
Population Density # 156 67th
Diversity Index # 191 61st
Median Household Income # 438 8th
Per Capita Income # 385 19th

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