Colfax, California 

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+53.0% since 2020

Unemployment Rate


Cost of Living

122.8 / 100

Median Home Price


Median Income


Comfort Index (Climate)

9.4 / 6.3

summer / winter

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Best Places to Live in Colfax, California

Living in Colfax, CA is a truly unique experience. It has all the amenities of a small town, while still offering plenty to explore and do. The rolling hills of the Sierra Nevada mountain range provide an incredible backdrop for outdoor activities and breathtaking views. There are plenty of historic sites to visit and quaint shops to browse. In addition, there are parks and trails for hiking, biking and other recreational activities. The nearby rivers offer fishing, boating and swimming opportunities as well. Overall, Colfax is a great place to live whether you're looking for a little adventure or just some good old-fashioned small town charm. Capital city / suburban complex - Northern California, northern Central Valley at the base of the Sierra Nevada.
Zip Codes: 95713
Cost of Living: 22.8% higher
Time zone: Pacific Standard Time (PST)
Elevation: 25 ft above sea level

Colfax, Ca Housing Market
Least Expensive HomesHomes Over 2,000 Sq. Ft.
Most Expensive HomesHomes less than 10 yrs old
All Single Family Homes
Mild winters
Nearby recreation
Central location
Growth and sprawl
Rising cost of living
Summer heat

What Bert Has To Say About Sacramento-Roseville-Folsom Metro Area

Sacramento, the capital of California, has been a leading agricultural and transportation center for most of its history. In the past 15 years, as costs have escalated in California’s coastal cities, thousands have migrated to the area for its reduced cost of living and proximity to San Francisco and Lake Tahoe. Now, as a result, growth and traffic issues have become top-of-mind issues for the area. Downtown Sacramento is pleasant and attractive but somewhat lacking in entertainment and activities (aside from restored historic “Old Sacramento” riverfront downtown area). Most recent growth has occurred to the north, northeast, and south as typical California sprawl- freeways, strip malls, and endless developments of tightly packed homes. Job growth projections remain strong.


The unemployment rate in Colfax is 5.5% (U.S. avg. is 6.0%). Recent job growth is Positive. Colfax jobs have increased by 1.4%. More Economy

Compared to the rest of the country, Colfax's cost of living is 22.8% higher than the U.S. average. More Cost of Living or Compare Colfax's Cost of Living

June, September and August are the most pleasant months in Colfax, while December and January are the least comfortable months. Today's Weather | Climate Averages

In the last Presidential election, Placer county remained moderately Republican, 52.1% to 45.5%. More Voting Stats

Colfax's population is 2,289 people. Since 2020, it has had a population growth of 23.8%. Learn More...

Average Commute time is 28.1 minutes. The National Average is 26.4 minutes. Learn More...

The median home cost in Colfax is $481,800. Home appreciation the last 10 years has been 2.3%.

Colfax public schools spend $8,037 per student. The average school expenditure in the U.S. is $12,383. There are about 18.9 students per teacher in Colfax. More Education

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Housing Market in Colfax

It's a good time to buy in Colfax. Home Appreciation is up 2.3% in the last 12 months.
The median home price in Colfax is $481,800.
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Reviews for Colfax   1 Reviews
Quality of Life Assessment - 2/2/2009
Foothills on western slope of Sierra Nevada Mountains, elevation 2420'. Mild winters with some snow, but above central valley fog. Summers dry and rainless, with... Read More

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