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Commerce, California

Commerce is a city located in Los Angeles County, California. As of the 2000 census, the city had a total population of 12,568.


\nCommerce is located at 34°0'2" North, 118°9'17" West (34.000613, -118.154781)
1. According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 17.0 km² (6.6 mi²). 17.0 km² (6.6 mi²) of it is land and none of it is covered by water.


\nAs of the
census of 2000, there are 12,568 people, 3,284 households, and 2,686 families residing in the city. The population density is 738.6/km² (1,913.6/mi²). There are 3,377 housing units at an average density of 198.5/km² (514.2/mi²). The racial makeup of the city is 44.76% White, 0.78% African American, 1.58% Native American, 1.08% Asian, 0.08% Pacific Islander, 46.94% from other races, and 4.77% from two or more races. 93.61% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race. There are 3,284 households out of which 47.3% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 54.3% are married couples living together, 19.9% have a female householder with no husband present, and 18.2% are non-families. 15.5% of all households are made up of individuals and 9.2% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 3.80 and the average family size is 4.17. In the city the population is spread out with 33.8% under the age of 18, 11.1% from 18 to 24, 28.8% from 25 to 44, 16.1% from 45 to 64, and 10.2% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 28 years. For every 100 females there are 96.5 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 93.3 males. The median income for a household in the city is $34,040, and the median income for a family is $36,572. Males have a median income of $27,738 versus $22,857 for females. The per capita income for the city is $11,117. 17.9% of the population and 15.4% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total people living in poverty, 21.8% are under the age of 18 and 9.9% are 65 or older.