Colfax Township, Benzie County, Michigan

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Colfax Township, Michigan
Location within Benzie County (red) and an administered portion of the Thompsonville village (pink)
Location within Benzie County (red) and an administered portion of the Thompsonville village (pink)
Colfax Township is located in Michigan
Colfax Township
Colfax Township
Location within the state of Michigan
Coordinates: 44°33′21″N 85°52′34″W / 44.55583°N 85.87611°W / 44.55583; -85.87611Coordinates: 44°33′21″N 85°52′34″W / 44.55583°N 85.87611°W / 44.55583; -85.87611
CountryUnited States
 • SupervisorRon Evitts
 • Total35.9 sq mi (93.0 km2)
 • Land35.6 sq mi (92.3 km2)
 • Water0.3 sq mi (0.7 km2)
827 ft (252 m)
 • Total657
 • Density18/sq mi (7.1/km2)
Time zoneUTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP code(s)
49643, 49683
Area code(s)231
FIPS code26-17120[1]
GNIS feature ID1626111[2]
WebsiteOfficial website

Colfax Township is a civil township of Benzie County in the U.S. state of Michigan. The population was 657 at the 2010 census.[3] One half of the village of Thompsonville is located within the township, which is situated in the southeast corner of the county. The census-designated place of Nessen City is located along the southern border of the township.


According to the United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 35.9 square miles (93.0 km2), of which 35.6 square miles (92.3 km2) is land and 0.27 square miles (0.7 km2), or 0.72%, is water.[3]


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 585 people, 224 households, and 170 families residing in the township. The population density was 16.4 per square mile (6.3/km²). There were 297 housing units at an average density of 8.3 per square mile (3.2/km²). The racial makeup of the township was 95.73% White, 0.17% African American, 1.54% Native American, 0.17% Asian, 0.68% from other races, and 1.71% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.05% of the population.

There were 224 households out of which 36.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 61.6% were married couples living together, 7.6% had a female householder with no husband present, and 24.1% were non-families. 20.5% of all households were made up of individuals and 6.7% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.61 and the average family size was 3.02.

In the township the population was spread out with 28.2% under the age of 18, 5.1% from 18 to 24, 33.8% from 25 to 44, 22.7% from 45 to 64, and 10.1% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 36 years. For every 100 females, there were 112.7 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 114.3 males.

The median income for a household in the township was $37,250, and the median income for a family was $38,482. Males had a median income of $27,083 versus $21,477 for females. The per capita income for the township was $14,812. About 6.4% of families and 6.9% of the population were below the poverty line, including 8.7% of those under age 18 and 4.9% 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, Benzie County, Michigan
  3. ^ a b "Geographic Identifiers: 2010 Demographic Profile Data (G001): Colfax township, Benzie County, Michigan". U.S. Census Bureau, American Factfinder. Retrieved December 27, 2013.

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