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Time Zone: Colfax County lies in the Mountain Time Zone (MST/MDT) and observes daylight saving time.

The community of Raton is the Seat for Colfax County.

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

From the Census Estimates for 2009, <1> Colfax had a population of 12,737 people. This is a decrease of 10.23% since the last Census (which gave a population of 14,189 people in 2000).

At the time of the 2000 Census, Colfax represented 0.78% of the total population of New Mexico, making it the state's 24th most populous county (out of 33 counties).

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

Since 2000
Year-to-Year Change
201013,750-3.09%+7.95% since 2009
200912,737-10.23%-1.49% since 2008
200812,929-8.88%-1.89% since 2007
200014,189The Last Census

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


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

Community 2009
(2009vs. 2000)
Raton   6,3297,28213.09% decrease  
Springer   1,1221,28512.68% decrease  
Angel Fire   9701,0487.44% decrease  
Cimarron   79991712.87% decrease  
Eagle Nest   2923064.58% decrease  

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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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<2>All Quarter-dollar coin images from the United States Mint.

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