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Colfax, North Dakota
Post office in Colfax
Post office in Colfax
Location of Colfax, North Dakota
Location of Colfax, North Dakota
Country United States
State North Dakota
County Richland
Area
 • Total 1.01 sq mi (2.62 km2)
 • Land 1.01 sq mi (2.62 km2)
 • Water 0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)
Elevation
961 ft (293 m)
Population
 (2010)
 • Total 121
 • Estimate 
(2019)
152
 • Density 150.50/sq mi (58.11/km2)
Time zone UTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP code
58018
Area code(s) 701
FIPS code 38-15180
GNIS feature ID 1028421

Colfax is a city in Richland County, North Dakota, United States. The population was 121 at the 2010 census. Colfax was founded in 1881. It is part of the Wahpeton, ND–MN Micropolitan Statistical Area. In the mid-1960s it billed itself as the "smallest town in the U.S. with a public swimming pool".

Geography

Colfax is located at 46°28′12″N 96°52′32″W / 46.47000°N 96.87556°W / 46.47000; -96.87556 (46.469999, -96.875426).

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 1.02 square miles (2.64 km2), all of it land.

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1960 98
1970 70 −28.6%
1980 101 44.3%
1990 80 −20.8%
2000 91 13.8%
2010 121 33.0%
Est. 2019 152 25.6%
U.S. Decennial Census
2018 Estimate

2010 census

As of the census of 2010, there were 121 people, 46 households, and 36 families residing in the city. The population density was 118.6 inhabitants per square mile (45.8/km2). There were 48 housing units at an average density of 47.1 per square mile (18.2/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 100.0% White.

There were 46 households, of which 34.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 67.4% were married couples living together, 8.7% had a female householder with no husband present, 2.2% had a male householder with no wife present, and 21.7% were non-families. 19.6% of all households were made up of individuals, and 10.9% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.63 and the average family size was 2.94.

The median age in the city was 37.4 years. 28.9% of residents were under the age of 18; 4.2% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 33.8% were from 25 to 44; 19.8% were from 45 to 64; and 13.2% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 55.4% male and 44.6% female.

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