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

The community of Schuyler is the Seat for Colfax County.

Colfax County was founded in 1869 and was created by taking area from PlatteCounty.

From the Census Estimates for 2009, <1> Colfax had a population of 10,332 people. This is a decrease of 1.04% since the last Census (which gave a population of 10,441 people in 2000).

At the time of the 2000 Census, Colfax represented 0.61% of the total population of Nebraska, making it the state's 26th most populous county (out of 93 counties).

The following table shows the recent changes in population. Other than 2000, the population counts have been estimated by the Census Bureau.

YearPopulationChange
Since 2000
Year-to-Year Change
201010,515+0.71%+1.77% since 2009
200910,332-1.04%+2.69% since 2008
200810,061-3.64%+1.02% since 2007
20079,959-4.62% 
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200010,441The Last Census

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

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Below are some of the communities located in Colfax County (for more communities, please visit our Nearby Page for Colfax County):

Community 2009
Population
2000
Population
Change
(2009vs. 2000)
Schuyler   5,3395,3710.6% decrease  
Clarkson   6776851.17% decrease  
Howells   6286320.63% decrease  
Leigh   4244424.07% decrease  
Rogers   92953.16% decrease  

Websites for Colfax County

Official Website:   www.colfaxcounty.ne.gov/

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Footnotes ...

<1>On a yearly basis, the US Census Bureau creates an estimate of the county's population. Keep in mind that this is an estimate and not an actual count. The last physical count was the 2000 Census and the next count will be for the 2010 Census.

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