Colfax is a very small city located in the state of California. With a population of 2,005 people and three constituent neighborhoods, Colfax is the 629th largest community in California.
Housing costs in Colfax are among some of the highest in the nation, although real estate prices here don't compare to real estate prices in the most expensive communities in California.
Unlike some cities where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Colfax is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Colfax is a city of sales and office workers, service providers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Colfax who work in office and administrative support (15.66%), sales jobs (12.51%), and personal care services (8.43%).
Colfax is a small city, and as such doesn't have a public transit system that people use to get to and from their jobs every day.
The percentage of adults in Colfax with college degrees is slightly lower than the national average of 21.84% for all communities. 14.30% of adults in Colfax have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.
The per capita income in Colfax in 2010 was $24,810, which is middle income relative to California and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $99,240 for a family of four. However, Colfax contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
The people who call Colfax home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Colfax residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Important ancestries of people in Colfax include Irish, English, Italian, and French .
The most common language spoken in Colfax is English. Other important languages spoken here include Chinese and Spanish.