Colfax, CA


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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, Colfax isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Colfax are a mix 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 (16.29%), sales jobs (11.82%), and personal care services (9.04%).

Telecommuters are a relatively large percentage of the workforce: 8.01% of people work from home. While this number may seem small overall, as a fraction of the total workforce it is high relative to the nation. These workers are often telecommuters who work in knowledge-based, white-collar professions. For example, Silicon Valley has large numbers of people who telecommute. Other at-home workers may be self-employed people who operate small businesses out of their homes.

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.

In terms of college education, the citizens of Colfax rank slightly lower than the national average. 15.05% of adults 25 and older in Colfax have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree, while 21.84% of adults have a 4-year degree or higher in the average American community.

The per capita income in Colfax in 2010 was $26,623, which is middle income relative to California, and upper middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $106,492 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 Native American. 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 Spanish and Russian.

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