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The Village of Colfax had a population of 1,137 as of July 1, 2016.

The primary coordinate point for Colfax is located at latitude 44.9979 and longitude -91.7268 in Dunn County. The formal boundaries for the Village of Colfax (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.38 sq. miles and a water area of 0.03 sq. miles. Dunn County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 945 feet.

The Village of Colfax (GNIS ID: 1583001) has a C5 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that is independent of any county subdivision and serves as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

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.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Colfax: Begga Town.

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


Total Population 1,137
Population in Households 1,090
Population in Familes 871
Population in Group Qrtrs 47
Population Density1 822
Diversity Index2 12


Total Households 473
Average Household Size 2.3
Family Households 304
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 524 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 330 (63.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 143 (27.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 51 ( 9.7%)
Median Home Value $112,603
Average Home Value $128,097


Median Household Income $41,812
Average Household Income $50,388
Per Capita Income $20,712
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -0.29% -0.14%
Households -0.17% -0.04%
Families 0.7% -0.07%
Median Household Income   0.32%
Per Capita Income   1.19%
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, WI - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Colfax to the other 774 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Wisconsin 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 # 367 53rd
Population Density1 # 312 60th
Diversity Index2 # 418 46th
Median Household Income # 618 20th
Per Capita Income # 692 11th

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