Commerce City is a larger medium-sized city located in the state of Colorado. With a population of 64,287 people and 12 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 $82,939.00.
Housing costs in Commerce City 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 Colorado.
Unlike some cities, Commerce City isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Commerce City are a mix of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Commerce City is a city of sales and office workers, managers, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Commerce City who work in office and administrative support (13.41%), management occupations (10.46%), and sales jobs (10.32%).
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 interesting thing about the economy is that relatively large numbers of people worked from their home: 8.49% of the workforce. While this number may seem small overall, as a fraction of the total workforce this is high compared to the rest of the county. These workers are often telecommuters who work in knowledge-based, white-collar professions. For example, Silicon Valley has large numbers of people who telecommute. Other at-home workers may be self-employed people who operate small businesses out of their homes.
In Commerce City, however, the average commute to work is quite long. On average, people spend 31.43 minutes each day getting to work, which is significantly higher than the national average.
The education level of Commerce City citizens is a little higher than the average for US cities and towns: 24.92% of adults in Commerce City have at least a bachelor's degree.
The per capita income in Commerce City in 2018 was $30,508, which is middle income relative to Colorado, and upper middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $122,032 for a family of four. However, Commerce City contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
Commerce City is an extremely ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Commerce City 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 City, accounting for 48.91% of the city’s residents (people of Hispanic or Latino origin can be of any race). The greatest number of Commerce City residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Commerce City include German, Irish, English, Italian, and French.
The most common language spoken in Commerce City is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Native American languages.