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Welcome to Colfax ...

The city of Colfax is located in Whitman County<1> and is the County Seat for Whitman County.

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Colfax has a population of 2,874 people<2> (see below for details).

Colfax was established in 1873.

The community of Colfax is 2,070 feet [631 m] above sea level.<3>.

Time Zone: Colfax lies in the Pacific Time Zone (PST/PDT) and observes daylight saving time

The area code for Colfax: (509)

The ZIP code for Colfax: 99111<4>

Websites for Colfax ...

Official Website: www.ci.colfax.wa.us/

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Colfax had an population of 2,874 people. This is an increase of 2.46% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 1.05% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Colfax had a population of 2,805 people (which is 6.26% of the total population of Whitman County). This makes Colfax the county's 2nd most populous community.

The population of Colfax represents 0.04% of the total population of Washington (which has 6,724,540 people), making it the state's 143rd most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 2,805 people, the population of Colfax decreased 1.37% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 2,844 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, Louisiana, Michigan (3), Minnesota, New Mexico, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Pennsylvania (2), Saskatchewan, Texas, 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.

  • Pullman [Whitman County]
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    • Pullman [Whitman County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<5> to the southeast of Colfax
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 34,336 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pullman
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Pullman<6>
  • Palouse [Whitman County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Palouse
    • Palouse [Whitman County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<5> to the east of Colfax
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,055 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Palouse
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Palouse<6>
  • Garfield [Whitman County]
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    • Garfield [Whitman County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<5> to the northeast of Colfax
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 591 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Garfield
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Garfield<6>
  • Albion [Whitman County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Albion
    • Albion [Whitman County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<5> to the southeast of Colfax
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 588 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Albion
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Albion<6>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Saint John [Whitman County]
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      • Saint John [Whitman County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<5> to the northwest of Colfax
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 547 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Saint John
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Saint John<6>
    • Oakesdale [Whitman County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Oakesdale
      • Oakesdale [Whitman County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<5> to the north of Colfax
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 425 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Oakesdale
    • Endicott [Whitman County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Endicott
      • Endicott [Whitman County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<5> to the west of Colfax
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 295 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Endicott
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Endicott<6>
    • Shawnee [Whitman County]
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      • Shawnee [Whitman County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<5> to the southeast of Colfax
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Shawnee have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Shawnee
    • Steptoe [Whitman County]
    • Elberton [Whitman County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Elberton
      • Elberton [Whitman County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<5> to the northeast of Colfax
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Elberton

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 10 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

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

Visit our Community Index for Washington

About Whitman County

About Washington

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Colfax: www.ci.colfax.wa.us/

The official website for Whitman County: www.whitmancounty.org/

The official website for State of Washington: https://access.wa.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Washington's counties, including Whitman, 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 city (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>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a '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 (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, 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: 46.8847, Longitude: -117.3644    
<6>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<7>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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