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Welcome to Colfax ...

The town of Colfax is located in Grant Parish and is the Parish Seat for Grant Parish.

The location of Colfax has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<1>

From the  Census Estimates for 2017, Colfax has a population of 1,493 people<2> (see below for details).

Colfax was established in 1869.

The community of Colfax is 90 feet [27 m] above sea level.<3>.

Time Zone: Colfax lies in the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT) and observes daylight saving time

Colfax is located in the (318) area code.

The ZIP code for Colfax: 71417<4>

Population Details ...

At the time of the 2010 Census, Colfax had a population of 1,558 people (which is 6.98% of the total population of Grant Parish). This makes Colfax the parish's most populous community.

The population of Colfax represents 0.03% of the total population of Louisiana (which has 4,533,372 people), making it the state's 137th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 1,558 people, the population of Colfax decreased 6.09% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 1,659 people).

Taken from the 2017 Census Estimates, Colfax had an population of 1,493 people. This is a decrease of 4.17% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 10.01% since the 2000 Census).

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

Communities near Colfax ...

A sample of nearby communities can be found below.

Keep in mind that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance and not the distance if you drove.<5>.

Community   2017
Population
DirDistance
Atlanta   [Map]   151   N   19 miles [30.6 km]
Ball   [Map]   4,015   E   18 miles [29 km]
Bentley   [Map]   ---   E   12 miles [19.3 km]
Boyce   [Map]   999   S   9 miles [14.5 km]
Creola   [Map]   229   SE   14 miles [22.5 km]
Dry Prong   [Map]   433   NE   10 miles [16.1 km]

To learn more about neighboring communities and parishes, please visit the Nearby 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, California, Colorado, Florida, Georgia (2), Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas (7), Kentucky, 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.

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

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

  • We have a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Colfax. If available, we provide a satellite view of the cemetery.
  • 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 community had a post office or railroad service in 1895.
  • We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Colfax. Our list includes 7 papers.

These sections can be found on our Genealogy Helper 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.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Communities in Louisiana

About Grant Parish

About Louisiana

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Colfax. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for State of Louisiana: louisiana.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>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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<2>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Colfax.

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<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Colfax - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.

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<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 town (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).

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<5>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line 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 for our own planning, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Colfax

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Colfax. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 31.5208, Longitude: -92.7002     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Colfax have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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