Colfax Township, Oceana County, Michigan

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Colfax Township, Michigan
Colfax Township, Michigan is located in Michigan
Colfax Township, Michigan
Colfax Township, Michigan
Location within the state of Michigan
Coordinates: 43°45′32″N 86°5′34″W / 43.75889°N 86.09278°W / 43.75889; -86.09278Coordinates: 43°45′32″N 86°5′34″W / 43.75889°N 86.09278°W / 43.75889; -86.09278
CountryUnited States
 • Total35.9 sq mi (93.1 km2)
 • Land35.4 sq mi (91.6 km2)
 • Water0.6 sq mi (1.4 km2)
892 ft (272 m)
 • Total462
 • Density12.9/sq mi (5.0/km2)
Time zoneUTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-4 (EDT)
FIPS code26-17180[1]
GNIS feature ID1626114[2]

Colfax Township is a civil township of Oceana County in the U.S. state of Michigan. The population was 574 at the 2000 census.

The township was organized in 1869.[3]


According to the United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 35.9 square miles (93 km2), of which, 35.4 square miles (92 km2) of it is land and 0.6 square miles (1.6 km2) of it (1.56%) is water.


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 574 people, 192 households, and 134 families residing in the township. The population density was 16.2 per square mile (6.3/km²). There were 596 housing units at an average density of 16.8 per square mile (6.5/km²). The racial makeup of the township was 82.58% White, 0.35% African American, 0.70% Native American, 0.17% Asian, 15.33% from other races, and 0.87% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 20.73% of the population.

There were 192 households out of which 26.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 59.4% were married couples living together, 6.3% had a female householder with no husband present, and 29.7% were non-families. 26.0% of all households were made up of individuals and 7.3% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.63 and the average family size was 3.04.

In the township the population was spread out with 33.4% under the age of 18, 7.1% from 18 to 24, 23.0% from 25 to 44, 24.4% from 45 to 64, and 12.0% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 33 years. For every 100 females, there were 120.8 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 109.9 males.

The median income for a household in the township was $30,417, and the median income for a family was $36,563. Males had a median income of $35,000 versus $25,000 for females. The per capita income for the township was $11,986. About 19.6% of families and 26.9% of the population were below the poverty line, including 38.5% of those under age 18 and 21.9% of those age 65 or over.



  1. ^ a b "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on 2013-09-11. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  2. ^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Colfax Township, Oceana County, Michigan
  3. ^ Romig 1986, p. 18.