Fast Facts

Location
• Central Placer County, on Interstate 80 in the Sierra Foothills at junction of Highway 174, 55 miles east of Sacramento.
Colfax -- 2420 feet elevation
• Auburn -- 1234 feet
• Meadow Vista -- 1750 feet

Nearby Rivers and Lakes
• American River (2 miles east)
• Bear River (2 miles west)
• Rollins Reservoir (2 miles north)

Government
• City incorporated in 1910 -- ci.colfax.ca.us
• Elected Mayor and City Council; appointed City Manager
• Law enforcement; Placer County Sheriff Dept.
• Two fire stations in town; Calif. Dept. of Forestry outside town.
• City Hall: 33 South Main Street (530) 346-2313

Transportation
• Local bus
• Commuter bus to downtown Sacramento
• Amtrak transcontinental rail stop
• Trucking and shipping points
• Two small airports, 15 miles away in Auburn and Grass Valley

Media
• Colfax Record, weekly (established in 1908)
• Delivery of nearby dailies available
• Radio and TV networks available from stations in range - Cable TV available in town and some outlying areas

Banks
• U.S. Bank

Schools
• Colfax Elementary School
• Colfax High School
• Sierra College -- community college with branches in Rocklin (25 miles) and Grass Valley (22 miles)
• Weimar Institute
• Bear River Retreat
• Colfax Library -- branch of county library

Churches
Assembly of God
530-346-2822
252 Culver St
Pastor Stan Koons
Colfax, CA 95713

Colfax Baptist
530-346-8110
55 W. School Street
Colfax, CA 95713

Jehovah’s Witnesses
530-346-2525
577 Bonnie Lane
Jeff Nagy
Colfax, CA 95713

Latter Day Saints
530-346-7702
1875 S. Auburn St
Colfax, CA 95713

United Methodist
530-346-2267
59 Church St
Pastor Jan Brim
Colfax, CA 95713

Seventh Day Adventist
530-346-8844
454 Schultz Avenue
Pastor Ray Roth
Colfax, CA 95713

St. Dominic’s Roman Catholic
530- 346-2286
58 E. Oak St
Fr. William Kinane
Colfax, CA 95713

Other Faiths Meeting Close By
Bear River Meditation Group

530-878-2629

Applegate Community Center
Andrea Spark, OBC
Applegate, CA

Congregation B’Nai Harim
530-477-2629

Nevada Co. Jewish Comm. Center
506 Walsh Street, Grass Valley, CA 95945

Eckankar
530-888-1117
Gold Country Mall
888 Lincoln Way #33, Auburn, CA














Utilities

• Natural Gas and Electricity -- PG&E, 800-743-5000
• Propane Gas -- Cal Gas, Suburban, AmeriGas or Campora
• Telephone -- Verizon, 800-483-4000
• Internet -- Foothill.net, Colfaxnet.com or other local providers

Garbage
• Inside City Limits Tahoe/Truckee Co, 530-583-0148
• Outside City Limits Auburn Placer Disposal, 530-885-3735

Cable
• Charter Communication, 916-372-2221 or 800-557-6642;change of ownership pending to Boulder Ridge Cable dba Starstream Communications
• Satellite The Satellite Guy, 530-346-6361 or 800-557-6642

Internet Wireless
• Colfaxnet, 346-8411

Health Care
• Three dentists
• One physician
• Hospital -- Auburn Faith Hospital (15 miles)


Parks
• Two parks, a ball field, picnic areas, pool, bandstand and playground
• Numerous campgrounds nearby

Climate
Average Annual Precipitation
• Colfax & Meadow Vista -- 47 inches (mostly October thru April)
• Auburn -- 35.91 inches

Average Temperature
• Colfax -- January min./30° max/49°
  July min./58° max./95°
• Auburn -- January min./35° max/54°
  July min./61° max./100°
• Meadow Vista -- January min./32° max/50°
  July min./58° max./95°

Approximate Average Snowfall (based on last 10 years)
• Colfax -- 6" inches (±)
• Auburn -- 2 inches (±)

Population
• Colfax city limits -- 1,780
• Trade area -- 10,000

CalTrans Traffic Count Statistics*
Interstate 80 at Colfax
• Peak hourly traffic 4,150 vehicles per hour (VPH)
• Peak monthly average daily total (ADT) 39,500
• Annual ADT 34,500
• An average of 7,000 vehicles daily enter or exit the freeway between Applegate and Colfax

174 at Junction of Interstate 80
• Peak hourly traffic 1,150 VPH
• Peak monthly ADT 12,700
• Annual ADT 11,900

Auburn Street in Colfax
• Peak hourly traffic 390 VPH
• Peak monthly ADT 5,000
• Annual ADT 4,800

*1995 base projected to 1997