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Welcome to Colfax ...

The town of Colfax is located in Grant Parish<1> and is the Parish Seat for Grant Parish.



Colfax was established in 1869.

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Colfax has a population of 1,447 people<2> (see below for details).

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 ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Colfax had an population of 1,447 people. This is a decrease of 7.12% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 12.78% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Colfax had a population of 1,558 people (or 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).

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

Communities Also Named Colfax ...

Using our Gazetteer, we 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.

Communities near Colfax ...

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

  • Ball
    (18 miles [29 km] to the east)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ball have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ball
    • Ball is located in Rapides Parish
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,906 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Ball <6>
  • Boyce
    (9 miles [14.5 km] to the south)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Boyce have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Boyce
    • Boyce is located in Rapides Parish
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 968 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Boyce <6>
  • Montgomery
    (14 miles [22.5 km] to the northwest)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Montgomery have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Montgomery
    • Montgomery is located in Grant Parish
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 716 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Montgomery <6>
  • Pollock
    (17 miles [27.4 km] to the east)
  • Dry Prong
    (11 miles [17.7 km] to the northeast)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Dry Prong have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dry Prong
    • Dry Prong is located in Grant Parish
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 430 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Dry Prong <6>
  • Creola
    (14 miles [22.5 km] to the southeast)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Creola have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Creola
    • Creola is located in Grant Parish
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 216 people
    • Creola has also been known as:
    • Creola village
  • Atlanta
    (19 miles [30.6 km] to the north)
  • Fairmount
    (5 miles [8 km] to the south)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Fairmount have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fairmount
    • Fairmount is located in Grant Parish
  • Lena
    (5 miles [8 km] to the southwest)
  • Zimmerman
    (7 miles [11.3 km] to the south)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Zimmerman have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Zimmerman
    • Zimmerman is located in Rapides Parish

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 7 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.

From our notes, the earliest published mention we've found for Colfax was in the document titled List of Post Offices from Cameron Blevins and Richard Helbock.<7>

From that list, the Colfax post office opened in 1869.

We also found Colfax in the book titled List of Post Offices in the United States (1870).

For more details, see References and Mentions for Colfax.

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>If you're interested in how the shape of Louisiana's parishes, including Grant, 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 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).
<5>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 found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<6>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<7>A copy of their list with background information can be found at:

      https://cblevins.github.io/us-post-offices/data-biography/









 

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