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Location of Colfax in Dunn County, Wisconsin.
|• Total||1.42 sq mi (3.67 km2)|
|• Land||1.39 sq mi (3.59 km2)|
|• Water||0.03 sq mi (0.08 km2)|
|Elevation||981 ft (299 m)|
| • Estimate
|• Density||834.90/sq mi (322.25/km2)|
|Time zone||UTC-6 (Central (CST))|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC-5 (CDT)|
|Area code(s)||715 & 534|
|GNIS feature ID||1583001|
The Colfax, Wisconsin tornado outbreak destroyed most of Colfax in 1958.
Colfax is located at(44.998812, -91.725511).
According to the United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 1.41 square miles (3.65 km2), of which, 1.38 square miles (3.57 km2) of it is land and 0.03 square miles (0.08 km2) is water.
|U.S. Decennial Census|
As of the census of 2010, there were 1,158 people, 478 households, and 291 families living in the village. The population density was 839.1 inhabitants per square mile (324.0/km2). There were 524 housing units at an average density of 379.7 per square mile (146.6/km2). The racial makeup of the village was 97.2% White, 0.3% African American, 0.6% Native American, 0.2% from other races, and 1.7% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.7% of the population.
There were 478 households, of which 30.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 44.1% were married couples living together, 12.3% had a female householder with no husband present, 4.4% had a male householder with no wife present, and 39.1% were non-families. 33.9% of all households were made up of individuals, and 18% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.29 and the average family size was 2.93.
The median age in the village was 41.8 years. 24.4% of residents were under the age of 18; 7.3% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 22.4% were from 25 to 44; 24.3% were from 45 to 64; and 21.6% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the village was 45.6% male and 54.4% female.
The Colfax Railroad Museum is located in Colfax.
The Red Cedar Sounds, an award-winning chapter of Sweet Adelines International is based in Colfax.
Colfax schools include Colfax Elementary School, Colfax Middle School, and Colfax High School.
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