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  1. Public Schools
    B-
  2. Crime & Safety
    B+
  3. Housing
    B
  4. Nightlife
    C+
  5. Good for Families
    B-
  6. Diversity
    B-
  7. Jobs
    B-
  8. Weather
    B-
  9. Cost of Living
    A
  10. Health & Fitness
    B-
  11. Outdoor Activities
    C-
  12. Commute
    B
Colfax is a town in Iowa with a population of 1,908. Colfax is in Jasper County. Living in Colfax offers residents a suburban feel and most residents own their homes. Many young professionals live in Colfax and residents tend to lean conservative. The public schools in Colfax are above average.

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$96,400
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$591
National
$949
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    24%
  • Own
    76%
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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
B+
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    147.5
    282.7
  • Murder
    0
    6.1
  • Rape
    49.2
    40.7
  • Robbery
    0
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    245.8
    500.1
  • Theft
    1,081.6
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    196.7
    284
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Residents

Diversity
B-
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    10%
  • 10-17 years
    14%
  • 18-24 years
    6%
  • 25-34 years
    12%
  • 35-44 years
    11%
  • 45-54 years
    15%
  • 55-64 years
    13%
  • 65+ years
    18%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    4%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    13%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    28%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    50%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    4%
    13%

Working in Colfax

Jobs
B-
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$46,563
National
$55,322
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Sometimes people steal. But they are normally caught.
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Close knit community leads to great experience.
I think I would choose to live here again strictly based on family being close and not liking big cities.