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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.

The location of Colfax has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<2>

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Colfax has a population of 1,447 people<3> (see below for details).

Colfax was established in 1869.

The community of Colfax is 90 feet [27 m] above sea level.<4>.

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

The area code for Colfax: (318)

The ZIP code for Colfax: 71417<5>

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 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 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.

Communities near Colfax ...

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

  • Ball (18 miles [29 km] to the east)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ball
    • Ball lies 18 miles [29 km]<6> to the east of Colfax and is located in Rapides Parish
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,906 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ball have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ball
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Ball<7>
  • Boyce (9 miles [14.5 km] to the south)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Boyce
    • Boyce lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<6> to the south of Colfax and is located in Rapides Parish
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 968 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Boyce have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Boyce
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Boyce<7>
  • Montgomery (14 miles [22.5 km] to the northwest)
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    • Montgomery lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<6> to the northwest of Colfax and is located in Grant Parish
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 716 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Montgomery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Montgomery
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Montgomery<7>
  • Pollock (17 miles [27.4 km] to the east)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pollock
    • Pollock lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<6> to the east of Colfax and is located in Grant Parish
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 483 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pollock
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Pollock<7>
  • Dry Prong (10 miles [16.1 km] to the northeast)
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    • Dry Prong lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<6> to the northeast of Colfax and is located in Grant Parish
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 430 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Dry Prong have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dry Prong
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Dry Prong<7>
  • Creola (14 miles [22.5 km] to the southeast)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Creola
    • Creola lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<6> to the southeast of Colfax and is located in Grant Parish
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 216 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Creola have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Creola has also been known as:
    • Creola village
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Creola
  • Atlanta (19 miles [30.6 km] to the north)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Atlanta
    • Atlanta lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<6> to the north of Colfax and is located in Winn Parish
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 144 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Atlanta
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Atlanta<7>
  • Lena (5 miles [8 km] to the southwest)
  • Zimmerman (7 miles [11.3 km] to the south)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Zimmerman
    • Zimmerman lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<6> to the south of Colfax and is located in Rapides Parish
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Zimmerman have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Zimmerman
  • Bentley (12 miles [19.3 km] to the east)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bentley
    • Bentley lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<6> to the east of Colfax and is located in Grant Parish
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bentley have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bentley
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Bentley<7>

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.

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 Rand McNally Map of Louisiana (1911).

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

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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>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.
<3>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Colfax.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Colfax - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<5>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).
<6>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions 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, 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: 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: 31.5208, Longitude: -92.7002       In this case, the coordinates for Colfax have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<7>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.




 

 

 

 

 


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