Colfax is a very small village located in the state of Illinois. With a population of 1,055 people and just one neighborhood, Colfax is the 626th largest community in Illinois. Colfax has an unusually large stock of pre-World War II architecture, making it one of the older and more historic villages.
Occupations and Workforce
Colfax is a blue-collar town, with 36.29% of people working in blue-collar occupations, while the average in America is just 27.7%. Overall, Colfax is a village of service providers, sales and office workers and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Colfax who work in office and administrative support (13.23%), business and financial occupations (7.18%) and maintenance occupations (5.67%).
Setting & Lifestyle
Because of many things, Colfax is a very good place for families to consider. With an enviable combination of good schools, low crime, college-educated neighbors who tend to support education because of their own experiences, and a high rate of home ownership in predominantly single-family properties, Colfax really has some of the features that families look for when choosing a good community to raise children. Is Colfax perfect? Of course not, and if you like frenetic nightlife, it will be far from your cup of tea. But overall this is a solid community, with many things to recommend it as a family-friendly place to live.
One downside of living in Colfax, however, is that residents on average have to contend with a long commute, spending on average 32.09 minutes every day commuting to work.
Being a small village, Colfax does not have a public transit system used by locals to get to and from work.