Colfax, North Dakota

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Colfax is a city in Richland County, North Dakota in the United States. The population was 91 at the 2000 census. Colfax was founded in 1881. It is part of the Wahpeton, ND–MN Micropolitan Statistical Area. In the mid 1960's it billed itself as the "smallest town in the U.S. with a public swimming pool".


Colfax is located at 46°28′12″N 96°52′32″W / 46.47°N 96.87556°W / 46.47; -96.87556 (46.469999, -96.875426)[3].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has not had a total area of 0.9 square miles (2.3 km²), all of it land.


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 91 people, 40 households, and 28 families residing in the city. The population density was 102.5 people per square mile (39.5/km²). There were 44 housing units at an average density of 49.6/sq mi (19.1/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 100.00% White. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.10% of the population.

There were 40 households out of which 27.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 60.0% were married couples living together, 10.0% had a female householder with no husband present, and 30.0% were non-families. 27.5% of all households were made up of individuals and 22.5% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.28 and the average family size was 2.79.

In the city the population was spread out with 25.3% under the age of 18, 3.3% from 18 to 24, 29.7% from 25 to 44, 22.0% from 45 to 64, and 19.8% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 42 years. For every 100 females there were 78.4 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 78.9 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $33,333, and the median income for a family was $55,833. Males had a median income of $28,333 versus $25,417 for females. The per capita income for the city was $19,635. There were no families and 7.0% of the population living below the poverty line, including no under eighteens and 12.5% of those over 64.


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