Colfax, California Statistic: Population, Charts, Map, Steets and More

Colfax is a small city in Placer County, California, United States. The city is located near Interstate 80 and State Route 174 and is part of the Sacramento-Arcade-Roseville Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA). As of the 2010 census, the population of Colfax was 1,963 people. Its name is a tribute to former Vice President Schuyler Colfax (1869-73). A statue honoring the former President stands on Main Street near the railroad station. Downtown shops and restaurants can be found along the CBD. Colfax High School serves the surrounding area.

The City of Colfax has a General Plan Program to guide future development and growth. The City is considered to have outdated policies and is undergoing a comprehensive planning process. Major changes are expected to affect the Land Use, Circulation, Natural Resources, Safety, and Community Design Elements. However, no significant changes are anticipated to occur to the Economic Development Element. Further, the Colfax Safety Element will continue to implement policies that promote the safety of the community.

The median age of all people living in Colfax, CA is 35.4 years old. This number includes both native-born residents and immigrants. The median age of residents is getting older. In 2018, the average age of all residents was 35 years old. The most common place of birth for foreign-born residents in Colfax was Mexico, followed by the Philippines and China. While the city is considered middle-income, there are pockets of poverty in the area.