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Colfax, Illinois - Basic Facts

The Village of Colfax had a population of 1,141 as of July 1, 2015. Colfax ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and the lower quartile for Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Illinois. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Colfax is located at latitude 40.5666 and longitude -88.6161 in McLean County. The formal boundaries for the Village of Colfax (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.55 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. McLean County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 755 feet.

The Village of Colfax (GNIS ID: 2398598) 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.

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, 2015.

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Colfax, IL Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2015)


Total Population 1,141
Population in Households 1,105
Population in Familes 919
Population in Group Qrtrs 36
Population Density1 2,076
Diversity Index2 7


Total Households 433
Average Household Size 2.55
Family Households 300
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 483 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 350 (72.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 84 (17.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 50 (10.4%)
Median Home Value $100,538
Average Home Value $114,071


Median Household Income $59,214
Average Household Income $67,832
Per Capita Income $26,254
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 1.39% 1.36%
Households 1.43% 1.39%
Families 1.12% 1.24%
Median Household Income   3.05%
Per Capita Income   2.34%
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.

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Colfax, IL - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Colfax to the other 1,367 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Illinois by rank and percentile using July 1, 2015 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 # 671 51st
Population Density1 # 256 81st
Diversity Index2 # 1028 25th
Median Household Income # 440 68th
Per Capita Income # 582 57th

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE Illinois Census Data Comparison Tool.