Colfax CA is a city in Placer County, California, at the crossroads of Interstate 80 and State Route 174. The population was 2,014 in 2021. The town is named in honor of U.S. Vice President Schuyler Colfax (1869–73), a bronze statue of whom stands at Railroad Street and Grass Valley Street. This is the only known statue of Schuyler Colfax in the United States.
Some of the town’s notable features include the newly restored Southern Pacific Railroad colonnade-style depot (which houses the Colfax Museum and Chamber of Commerce) built in 1905, the downtown shops on Main Street, and Colfax High School, which serves a large surrounding area. Recent commercial businesses include Starbucks, Dollar General, car wash and new homes subdivisions off of Grandview. Just minutes to downtown Colfax. Every year, this family friendly town has the Christmas Light parade, the 4th of July fireworks and the Colfax Railroad Days, the Colfax Winter celebration. The medium income is $57,734. The local schools include Weimar Hills School, Colfax Elementary School and Colfax High School.