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Commerce, California - Basic Facts

The City of Commerce had a population of 13,246 as of July 1, 2016.

The primary coordinate point for Commerce is located at latitude 33.9945 and longitude -118.15 in Los Angeles County. The formal boundaries for the City of Commerce (see map below) encompass a land area of 6.54 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Los Angeles County is in the Pacific time zone (GMT -8). The elevation is 141 feet.

The City of Commerce (GNIS ID: 2410209) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

California is one of 20 states where Census County Divisions (CCDs) are used for statistical tracking of subdivisions within each county. The City of Commerce is located within South Gate-East Los Angeles CCD of Los Angeles County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Commerce population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

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Commerce, CA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 13,246
Population in Households 12,944
Population in Familes 11,470
Population in Group Qrtrs 302
Population Density1 2,026
Diversity Index2 75


Total Households 3,471
Average Household Size 3.73
Family Households 2,786
Average Family Size 4


Total Housing Units 3,574 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,590 (44.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,882 (52.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 103 ( 2.9%)
Median Home Value $378,094
Average Home Value $388,704


Median Household Income $44,983
Average Household Income $58,403
Per Capita Income $15,646
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.52% 0.61%
Households 0.41% 0.55%
Families 0.44% 0.57%
Median Household Income   1.17%
Per Capita Income   0.89%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

Commerce, CA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Commerce to the other 1,516 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in California by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 434 71st
Population Density1 # 594 61st
Diversity Index2 # 513 66th
Median Household Income # 1061 30th
Per Capita Income # 1327 13th

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE California Census Data Comparison Tool.