The city of Colfax is not only a city of Whitman county but it is also the County seat of Whitman county. It has a total area of about 4.4 sq. km. and located at an elevation of about 1972 ft. above the sea level. Businesses related to automotive industry involve auto renting and leasing, auto parts and supplies, auto repair services and auto dealers. The real estate sector enhance development of building material supplies, real esate management, real estate financing, contributing to the local economy. Commercial spaces are utilized by convenience stores, restauants, clothing accessory shops, computer equipment dealers and commercial printers. A large number of individuals are also engaged in professional practices, as psychritists, doctors and physicians, tax consultants and lawyers.