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Welcome to Colfax ...

The city of Colfax is located in Placer County<1>.

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Colfax has a population of 2,006 people<2> (see below for details).

While we don't have a date for the establishment of Colfax, you might get a feel for its founding by knowing that they incorporated February 23, 1910.

Colfax is 2,400 feet [732 m] above sea level.<3> In other words, the altitude of Colfax is about ½ mile above sea level.

Time Zone: Colfax lies in the Pacific Time Zone (PST/PDT) and observes daylight saving time

The area code for Colfax: (530)

The ZIP code for Colfax: 95713<4>

Websites for Colfax ...

Official Website: www.ci.colfax.ca.us/

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Colfax had an population of 2,006 people. This is an increase of 2.19% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 34.09% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Colfax had a population of 1,963 people. This makes Colfax the county's 6th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 1,963 people, the population of Colfax increased 31.22% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 1,496 people).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Colfax.

Communities Also Named Colfax ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 32 communities that are also named Colfax - they are located in Arkansas, Colorado, Florida, Georgia (2), Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas (7), Kentucky, Louisiana, Michigan (3), Minnesota, New Mexico, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Pennsylvania (2), Saskatchewan, Texas, Washington, West Virginia and Wisconsin.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Colfax.

Communities near Colfax ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Colfax.

  • Auburn [Placer County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Auburn
    • Auburn [Placer County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<5> to the southwest of Colfax
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 14,205 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Auburn
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Auburn<6>
  • Grass Valley [Nevada County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Grass Valley
    • Grass Valley [Nevada County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<5> to the northwest of Colfax
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 12,763 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Grass Valley
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Grass Valley<6>
  • Nevada City [Nevada County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Nevada City
    • Nevada City [Nevada County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<5> to the north of Colfax
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,127 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Nevada City
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Nevada City<6>
  • Iowa Hill [Placer County]
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    • Weimar [Placer County]
    • Secret Town [Placer County]
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      • Secret Town [Placer County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<5> to the northeast of Colfax
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Secret Town have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Secret Town
    • Alta Sierra [Nevada County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Alta Sierra
      • Alta Sierra [Nevada County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<5> to the northwest of Colfax
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Alta Sierra have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Alta Sierra
    • Lake of the Pines [Nevada County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lake of the Pines
      • Lake of the Pines [Nevada County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<5> to the southwest of Colfax
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lake of the Pines have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lake of the Pines
    • Yankee Jims [Placer County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Yankee Jims
      • Yankee Jims [Placer County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<5> to the southeast of Colfax
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Yankee Jims have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Yankee Jims
    • Applegate [Placer County]

To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Colfax. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Colfax.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Colfax. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Colfax.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Colfax. Our list includes 9 papers. See our Newspapers Page for Colfax.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Colfax ...

Looking for more information about Colfax? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Colfax, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Colfax.

Adding Colfax to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Colfax in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.

In addition, our notes show that the earliest dated mention that we've found for Colfax was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

We also found Colfax on a map titled Map of the Lincoln Highway (1915-1916).

For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for Colfax on our Genealogy Page.

Mentions & References for Colfax

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The official website for Colfax: www.ci.colfax.ca.us/

The official website for Placer County: www.placer.ca.gov/

The official website for State of California: https://www.ca.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of California's counties, including Placer, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Colfax.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Colfax - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<4>ZIP Codes have been created by the United States Postal Service (USPS) as a way of grouping addresses to make delivery more efficient. The boundaries of the ZIP Code can be changed, re-assigned, eliminated or overlapped with other ZIP Codes. So keep in mind that any given ZIP Code is only 'loosely' associated with a city (such as Colfax). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Colfax or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).
<5>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Colfax) to Point B.If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Colfax. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from ColfaxOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Colfax. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 39.1004, Longitude: -120.9528    
<6>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<7>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.

 

 

 

 

 


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