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The Village of Colfax had a population of 1,151 as of July 1, 2017.

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, 2017.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Colfax: Begga Town.

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


Total Population 1,151
Daytime Population: Workers 860
Daytime Population: Residents 659
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 1,519
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.32
Population in Households 1,103
Population in Familes 878
Population in Group Qrtrs 48
Population Density2 832
Diversity Index3 13


Median Household Income $45,927
Average Household Income $52,869
Per Capita Income $21,677


Total Housing Units 525 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 328 (62.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 151 (28.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 46 ( 8.8%)
Median Home Value $116,346
Average Home Value $136,018


Total Households 479
Average Household Size 2.3
Family Households 307
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 -0.08% 0.05%
Households 0.03% 0.12%
Families 0.74% 0.07%
Median Household Income   2.19%
Per Capita Income   2.23%

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, 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 # 366 53rd
Population Density # 309 60th
Diversity Index # 410 47th
Median Household Income # 586 25th
Per Capita Income # 704 9th

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