Colfax, WA Population

Population: 2,844. Estimated population in July 2020: 2,780 (-2.3% change)
Males: 1,375 (48.3%), Females: 1,469 (51.7%)

Whitman County

Zip code: 99111

Median resident age: 41.3 years
Median household income: $36,622
Median house value: $101,400

Races in Colfax:

  • White Non-Hispanic (93.4%)
  • Two or more races (2.1%)
  • American Indian (1.5%)
  • Hispanic (1.5%)
  • Chinese (1.0%)
  • Other race (0.6%)

Ancestries: German (23.2%), English (13.6%), Irish (13.6%), United States (6.6%), Norwegian (6.6%), French (4.7%).

Elevation: 1962 feet

Land area: 1.7 square miles

Population

For population 25 years and over in Colfax

  • High school or higher: 87.0%
  • Bachelor’s degree or higher: 24.8%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 6.8%
  • Unemployed: 4.8%
  • Mean travel time to work: 16.5 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Colfax city

  • Never married: 19.0%
  • Now married: 57.6%
  • Separated: 1.9%
  • Widowed: 11.0%
  • Divorced: 10.5%

4.4% Foreign born (2.7% Asia, 0.6% Europe, 0.5% North America).

Population change in the 1990s: +12 (+0.4%).

Hospitals

Hospital/medical center in Colfax:

  • WHITMAN HOSPITAL & MEDICAL CENTER (1200 W FAIRVIEW RD)
Other hospitals/medical centers near Colfax:

  • PULLMAN MEMORIAL HOSPITAL (about 17 miles; PULLMAN, WA)
  • GRITMAN MEDICAL CENTER (about 29 miles; MOSCOW, ID)
  • GARFIELD COUNTY MEMORIAL HOSPITAL (about 34 miles; POMEROY, WA)

Airports

Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Colfax:

  • PULLMAN/MOSCOW REGIONAL (about 21 miles; PULLMAN/MOSCOW,ID, WA; Abbreviation: PUW)
  • LEWISTON-NEZ PERCE COUNTY (about 44 miles; LEWISTON, ID; Abbreviation: LWS)
  • SPOKANE INTL (about 52 miles; SPOKANE, WA; Abbreviation: GEG)
Other public-use airports nearest to Colfax:

  • WHITMAN CO MEMORIAL (about 4 miles; COLFAX, WA; Abbreviation: S94)
  • LOWER GRANITE STATE (about 16 miles; COLFAX, WA; Abbreviation: 00W)
  • ROSALIA MUNI (about 25 miles; ROSALIA, WA; Abbreviation: 72S)
Amtrak station:
COLFAX (610 S. MAIN ST.) – Bus Station

Colleges and Universities

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Colfax:

  • WASHINGTON STATE UNIVERSITY (about 20 miles; PULLMAN, WA; Full-time enrollment: 18,110)
  • LEWIS-CLARK STATE COLLEGE (about 43 miles; LEWISTON, ID; Full-time enrollment: 2,213)
  • EASTERN WASHINGTON UNIVERSITY (about 44 miles; CHENEY, WA; Full-time enrollment: 7,852)
  • UNIVERSITY OF IDAHO (about 48 miles; MOSCOW, ID; Full-time enrollment: 9,823)
  • SPOKANE FALLS COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 53 miles; SPOKANE, WA; Full-time enrollment: 6,284)
  • GONZAGA UNIVERSITY (about 54 miles; SPOKANE, WA; Full-time enrollment: 3,860)
  • SPOKANE COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 57 miles; SPOKANE, WA; Full-time enrollment: 5,564)

Schools

Public high school in Colfax:

  • COLFAX HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 266; Location: 1110 N. MORTON STREET; Grades: 09 – 12)
Public primary/middle school in Colfax:

  • LEONARD M JENNINGS ELEMENTARY (Students: 460; Location: 1207 N. MORTON STREET; Grades: KG – 08)

Libraries

Library in Colfax:

  • WHITMAN COUNTY (Operating income: $543,526; Location: 102 S. MAIN STREET; 67,050 books; 3,585 audio materials; 3,797 video materials; 102 serial subscriptions)