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Welcome to Colfax ...
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.
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.
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Off-the-Road Links ...
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/
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This page was last modified: 15 Aug 2022