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The Village of Colfax had a population of 1,113 as of July 1, 2016. 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.

The Village of Colfax is located within Township of Martin, a minor civil division (MCD) of McLean County.

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.

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


Total Population 1,113
Population in Households 1,077
Population in Familes 895
Population in Group Qrtrs 36
Population Density1 2,026
Diversity Index2 8


Total Households 419
Average Household Size 2.57
Family Households 290
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 473 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 338 (71.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 82 (17.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 54 (11.4%)
Median Home Value $89,371
Average Home Value $99,189


Median Household Income $55,229
Average Household Income $64,669
Per Capita Income $25,689
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.77% 0.8%
Households 0.66% 0.84%
Families 0.39% 0.68%
Median Household Income   -1.62%
Per Capita Income   0.68%
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, IL - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Colfax to the other 1,368 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Illinois 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 # 684 50th
Population Density1 # 266 81st
Diversity Index2 # 1034 25th
Median Household Income # 567 59th
Per Capita Income # 677 51st

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