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Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Public Schools
    A-
  2. Crime & Safety
    NG
  3. Housing
    C-
  4. Nightlife
    B
  5. Good for Families
    B-
  6. Diversity
    B
  7. Jobs
    C-
  8. Weather
    A+
  9. Cost of Living
    C
  10. Health & Fitness
    A-
  11. Outdoor Activities
    B
  12. Commute
    C+
Colfax is a town in California with a population of 2,189. Colfax is in Placer County. Living in Colfax offers residents a suburban feel and most residents rent their homes. Many families live in Colfax and residents tend to lean conservative. The public schools in Colfax are highly rated.

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$182,800
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,140
National
$949
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    59%
  • Own
    41%
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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
NG
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    283
  • Murder
    6
  • Rape
    41
  • Robbery
    136
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    500
  • Theft
    2,043
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    284
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Residents

Diversity
B
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$44,004
National
$55,322
Children
20%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    3%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    11%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    50%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    28%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    8%
    13%
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Colfax Reviews

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It is very relaxing living in Colfax. People are friendly and not judgmental. The students at the high school are extremely polite and respectful to adults. There are some festivals here during the holidays which is fun to go to. There are many outdoor activities to do near by. In the winter time, one can ski or snowboard, etc. Then summer, there are lakes close by to swim, kayak, boat, etc., with many trials for hiking! Needs less expensive/new grocery store.
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Growing up in Colfax, I couldn't have asked for a better community. Everyone is so supportive and caring, not to mention, the location in Northern California is beautiful.
I love Colfax. We are living in God's wonderland. The Sierra Foothills are beautiful. We are close to skiing, lakes, biking and close to Sacramento.