Commerce is a somewhat small city located in the state of Texas. With a population of 9,303 people and three constituent neighborhoods, Commerce is the 255th largest community in Texas.
Unlike some cities, Commerce isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Commerce are a mix of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Commerce is a city of service providers, sales and office workers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Commerce who work in office and administrative support (13.90%), food service (13.33%), and sales jobs (13.11%).
Commerce is a place where college students are a big part of the character and culture of the town. Small towns have often struggled with declining populations over the past few decades, but the presence of such a large college student population has helped Commerce to fight this trend. Not only does the college population add spending and jobs to local economy, but it also contributes a very tangible, youthful energy to the town.
As is often the case in a small city, Commerce doesn't have a public transportation system that people use for their commute.
The overall education level of Commerce citizens is substantially higher than the typical US community, as 30.41% of adults in Commerce have at least a bachelor's degree, and the average American community has 21.84%.
The per capita income in Commerce in 2010 was $15,351, which is low income relative to Texas and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $61,404 for a family of four. However, Commerce contains both very wealthy and poor people as well. Commerce also has one of the higher rates of people living in poverty in the nation, with 39.75% of its population below the federal poverty line.
Commerce is an extremely ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Commerce home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Commerce residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Commerce also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 10.81% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Commerce include Irish, German, English, Scottish, and French.
The most common language spoken in Commerce is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Other Asian languages.