Colfax County , New Mexico

Colfax County: County in New Mexico, United States

Colfax County locator map
Location of Colfax County on New Mexico map.

About

Colfax County is a county located in the U.S. state of New Mexico. As of the 2010 census, the population was 13,750 and a population density of 1 people per km². After 10 years in 2020 county had an estimated population of 2,020 inhabitants. Its county seat is Raton. The county was created 152 years ago in 1868.

Revised Colfax Co.  NM  Building IMG 4979 image
Revised Colfax Co. NM Building IMG 4979
Revised Colfax Co.  NM  Building IMG 4979 image

Geography

Colfax County is located at 36°36'22"N 104°38'49"W (36.6061200, -104.6468600). It has 6 neighbors: Costilla County, Las Animas County, Harding County, Mora County, Taos County and Union County.

Colfax County map

The largest city of Colfax County is Raton with a population of 5,923. Other cities include, Springer population 910, Cimarron population 884 and Eagle Nest population 251. See all Colfax County cities & populated places.

Weather

Colfax County forecast: A slight chance of rain showers. Mostly cloudy. Low around 44, with temperatures rising to around 48 overnight. Northeast wind 10 to 15 mph. more

Colfax County Quick Facts

Population : 11,927 (2020)
Country : United States of America
State : New Mexico (United States)
Different from : Colfax County
Area : 9759 km2
Water as percent of area : 0.3%
Land as percent of area : 99.7%
Named for : Schuyler Colfax
Altitude : 8,337 feet / 2541 meters
Capital : Raton
Establishment : January 01, 1869
Time Zone : UTC−07:00
Local time : 11:32:59 (21st September 2021)
Density : 1 Pop. per km² as of 2020
Population growth : -15.28% (2010-2020)
Weather : 44℉ Slight Chance Rain Showers 7-days weather

Colfax County has 6 neighbours.

  • Raton

Demographics

According to census records, the population of Colfax County decreased by 15.28% in 10 years.

Year Population % Change Method
2010 13,750 - census
2011 13,618 -0.97% estimation process
2012 13,246 -2.81% estimation process
2013 13,068 -1.36% estimation process
2014 12,703 -2.87% estimation process
2015 12,429 -2.2% estimation process
2016 12,250 -1.46% estimation process
2017 12,151 -0.81% estimation process
2018 12,071 -0.66% estimation process
2019 11,941 -1.09% estimation process
2020 11,927 -0.12% estimation process

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People born in Colfax County (1)

U.S. Marine Corps Brigadier General Austin R. Brunelli was born in Colfax County

Other places with the same name (2)

Colfax County Populated Places

Cities, Towns, Neighborhoods & Other Populated Places in Colfax County.

City Name Population Title
Raton 5,923 City in New Mexico
Angel Fire 1,070 Town in New Mexico
Springer 910 Human settlement in Colfax County, New Mexico, United States of America
Cimarron 884 Human settlement in Colfax County, New Mexico, United States of America
Eagle Nest 251 Human settlement in Colfax County, New Mexico, United States of America
Maxwell 213 Village in Colfax County, New Mexico, United States

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