Commerce, CA
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Commerce is a somewhat small city located in the state of California. With a population of 13,081 people and three constituent neighborhoods, Commerce is the 380th largest community in California.

Housing costs in Commerce are among some of the highest in the nation, although real estate prices here don't compare to real estate prices in the most expensive communities in California.

Because occupations involving physical labor dominate the local economy, Commerce is generally considered to be a blue-collar town. 36.72% of the Commerce workforce is employed in blue-collar occupations, compared to the national average of 27.7%. Overall, Commerce is a city of sales and office workers, service providers, and transportation and shipping workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Commerce who work in office and administrative support (16.67%), sales jobs (10.96%), and maintenance occupations (6.98%).

The population of Commerce has a very low overall level of education: only 6.54% of people over 25 hold a 4-year college degree or higher.

The per capita income in Commerce in 2010 was $15,625, which is low income relative to California and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $62,500 for a family of four. However, Commerce contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Commerce is a very ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Commerce home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. People of Hispanic or Latino origin are the most prevalent group in Commerce, accounting for 96.00% of the city’s residents (people of Hispanic or Latino origin can be of any race). The greatest number of Commerce residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Important ancestries of people in Commerce include Ethiopian, German, Italian, and Scots-Irish.

Foreign born people are also an important part of Commerce's cultural character, accounting for 35.09% of the city’s population.

The most common language spoken in Commerce is Spanish. Other important languages spoken here include English and Gujarathi.