Place:Colfax, New Mexico, United States

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Colfax County is a county located in the U.S. state of New Mexico. As of the 2010 census, the population was 13,750. Its county seat is Raton. It is the home of Philmont Scout Ranch. The county was named for Schuyler Colfax (1823-1885), seventeenth Vice President of the United States under U.S. President Ulysses S. Grant.

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Timeline

Date Event Source
1869 County formed Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1870 First census Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990
1900 No significant boundary changes after this year Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990
1964 Land records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1969 Marriage records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1984 Probate records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources

Population History

source: Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990
Census Year Population
1870 1,992
1880 3,398
1890 7,974
1900 10,150
1910 16,460
1920 21,550
1930 19,157
1940 18,718
1950 16,761
1960 13,806
1970 12,170
1980 13,667
1990 12,925

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