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Colfax, IN

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Overview


Colfax is a tiny town located in the state of Indiana. With a population of 700 people and just one neighborhood, Colfax is the 366th largest community in Indiana. Much of the housing stock in Colfax was built prior to World War II, making it one of the older and more historic towns in the country.

Occupations and Workforce

When you are in Colfax, you'll notice that it is more blue-collar than most other communities in America. 45.06% of Colfax’s employed work in blue-collar jobs, while America averages only 27.7% that do. Overall, Colfax is a town of transportation and shipping workers, service providers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Colfax who work in healthcare (11.26%), food service (10.57%), and healthcare suport services (10.34%).

One interesting thing about the economy is that relatively large numbers of people worked from their home: 8.97% of the workforce. While this number may seem small overall, as a fraction of the total workforce this is high compared to the rest of the county. 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.

Setting & Lifestyle

Being a small town, Colfax does not have a public transit system used by locals to get to and from work.

Demographics

Colfax ranks among the bottom of the nation in terms of college education compared to other cities and towns: only 5.67% of people over 25 have a college degree.

The per capita income in Colfax in 2022 was $26,748, which is lower middle income relative to Indiana and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $106,992 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 Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Colfax include Irish, English, Polish, German, and European.

The most common language spoken in Colfax is English. Other important languages spoken here include Polish and African languages.

Notable & Unique Neighborhood Characteristics

When you see a neighborhood for the first time, the most important thing is often the way it looks, like its homes and its setting. Some places look the same, but they only reveal their true character after living in them for a while because they contain a unique mix of occupational or cultural groups. This neighborhood is very unique in some important ways, according to NeighborhoodScout's exclusive exploration and analysis.

Real Estate

Unpopulated, and rural, the neighborhood is one of the least crowded neighborhoods in all of America. If you like open space, no traffic, and lots of room, this neighborhood may be just what you are looking for. According to NeighborhoodScout's leading research, this neighborhood is less densely populated than 91.4% of the neighborhoods in America.

The Neighbors

How wealthy a neighborhood is, from very wealthy, to middle income, to low income is very formative with regard to the personality and character of a neighborhood. Equally important is the rate of people, particularly children, who live below the federal poverty line. In some wealthy gated communities, the areas immediately surrounding can have high rates of childhood poverty, which indicates other social issues. NeighborhoodScout's analysis reveals both aspects of income and poverty for this neighborhood.

The neighbors in the neighborhood in Colfax are middle-income, making it a moderate income neighborhood. NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis reveals that this neighborhood has a higher income than 59.0% of the neighborhoods in America. In addition, 1.8% of the children seventeen and under living in this neighborhood are living below the federal poverty line, which is a lower rate of childhood poverty than is found in 75.8% of America's neighborhoods.

What we choose to do for a living reflects who we are. Each neighborhood has a different mix of occupations represented, and together these tell you about the neighborhood and help you understand if this neighborhood may fit your lifestyle.

In the neighborhood, 38.2% of the working population is employed in manufacturing and laborer occupations. The second most important occupational group in this neighborhood is executive, management, and professional occupations, with 25.4% of the residents employed. Other residents here are employed in sales and service jobs, from major sales accounts, to working in fast food restaurants (19.9%), and 15.2% in clerical, assistant, and tech support occupations.

Languages

The most common language spoken in the neighborhood is English, spoken by 97.7% of households. Some people also speak Spanish (2.1%).

Ethnicity / Ancestry

Culture is the shared learned behavior of peoples. Undeniably, different ethnicities and ancestries have different cultural traditions, and as a result, neighborhoods with concentrations of residents of one or another ethnicities or ancestries will express those cultures. It is what makes the North End in Boston so fun to visit for the Italian restaurants, bakeries, culture, and charm, and similarly, why people enjoy visiting Chinatown in San Francisco.

In the neighborhood in Colfax, IN, residents most commonly identify their ethnicity or ancestry as German (17.6%). There are also a number of people of Irish ancestry (10.1%), and residents who report English roots (9.2%), and some of the residents are also of Mexican ancestry (3.8%), along with some Polish ancestry residents (2.9%), among others.

Getting to Work

How you get to work – car, bus, train or other means – and how much of your day it takes to do so is a large quality of life and financial issue. Especially with gasoline prices rising and expected to continue doing so, the length and means of one's commute can be a financial burden. Some neighborhoods are physically located so that many residents have to drive in their own car, others are set up so many walk to work, or can take a train, bus, or bike. The greatest number of commuters in neighborhood spend between 15 and 30 minutes commuting one-way to work (35.9% of working residents), which is shorter than the time spent commuting to work for most Americans.

Here most residents (82.5%) drive alone in a private automobile to get to work. In addition, quite a number also carpool with coworkers, friends, or neighbors to get to work (5.1%) . In a neighborhood like this, as in most of the nation, many residents find owning a car useful for getting to work.


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