Commerce City is a medium-sized city located in the state of Colorado. With a population of 53,696 people and 11 constituent neighborhoods, Commerce City is the 18th largest community in Colorado. Commerce City has seen a significant amount of newer housing growth in recent years. Quite often, new home construction is the result of new residents moving in who are middle class or wealthier, attracted by jobs, a healthy local economy, or other amenities as they leave nearby or far away areas for greener pastures. This seems to be the case in Commerce City, where the median household income is $64,672.00.
Commerce City is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-collar jobs. Overall, Commerce City is a city of sales and office workers, service providers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Commerce City who work in office and administrative support (14.75%), sales jobs (8.56%), and management occupations (7.62%).
Also of interest is that Commerce City has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.
One downside of living in Commerce City is that it can take a long time to commute to work. In Commerce City, the average commute to work is 30.43 minutes, which is quite a bit higher than the national average.
The percentage of adults in Commerce City who are college-educated is close to the national average for all communities of 21.84%: 20.62% of the adults in Commerce City have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.
The per capita income in Commerce City in 2010 was $22,889, which is middle income relative to Colorado and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $91,556 for a family of four. However, Commerce City contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
Commerce City is a very ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Commerce City home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Commerce City residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Commerce City also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 45.54% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Commerce City include Irish, English, Italian, and French .
Foreign born people are also an important part of Commerce City's cultural character, accounting for 15.72% of the city’s population.
The most common language spoken in Commerce City is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Vietnamese.