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Commerce, California - Basic Facts

The City of Commerce had a population of 13,227 as of July 1, 2017.

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, 2017.

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Commerce, CA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 13,227
Daytime Population: Workers 54,156
Daytime Population: Residents 8,227
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 62,383
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 4.72
Population in Households 12,924
Population in Familes 11,450
Population in Group Qrtrs 303
Population Density2 2,023
Diversity Index3 75


Median Household Income $46,835
Average Household Income $61,210
Per Capita Income $16,399


Total Housing Units 3,598 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,605 (44.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,871 (52.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 122 ( 3.4%)
Median Home Value $397,953
Average Home Value $411,698


Total Households 3,476
Average Household Size 3.72
Family Households 2,789
Average Family Size 4
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 0.42% 0.5%
Households 0.37% 0.47%
Families 0.39% 0.48%
Median Household Income   1.88%
Per Capita Income   2.26%

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, 2017 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 # 435 71st
Population Density # 598 61st
Diversity Index # 519 66th
Median Household Income # 1030 32nd
Per Capita Income # 1317 13th

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