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Overview

Introduction to Commerce, California

Commerce, California, in Los Angeles county, is 1 miles SE of East Los Angeles, California (center to center) and 6 miles SE of Los Angeles, California. Part of the surrounding Los Angeles - Long Beach metro area, the city is surrounded by activity. 

Commerce History

The City of Commerce was originally called Rancho San Antonio. The Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway constructed a main line through this region in 1887 which led to the industrial development of the area. The name 'Commerce' was given to this area sometime in the late 1940s. In 1960, the City of Commerce was incorporated.

Commerce and nearby Attractions

  • Citadel Mall
  • Commerce Casino
  • San Bernardino National Forest
  • Central Library
  • Aquatorium

Things To Do In Commerce

The City of Commerce offers opportunities for a wide range of activities that would appeal to different tastes. There are many places for recreation including four parks, a city camp, a teen center, a senior center and an Aquatorium. Those who are interested in reading can visit any of the four libraries.

Commerce Transportation

The Los Angeles International Airport is nearby.

Commerce Higher Education

The city is served by the East Los Angeles College.

People

Total Population 13,017
Male Share of the Population 48.8%
Female Share of the Population 51.2%
Senior Citizens 12.1%
Employed Population 16+ 5,170
Age of the Population 33

Families

% of people married 40.6%
Average household size 4

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 7.5%
Median Earnings25+ $26,199
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $19,688
Median Earnings With High School Degree $27,113

Wealth

Median Family Income $50,044
% Above Poverty Level 84%
% Below Poverty Level 16%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 27 minutes
% Working from Home 1.6%
% Walking and Biking to Work 1.7%
% Using Public Transportation 2.6%

Housing

People Living Alone 19.9%
Median Gross Rent $944
Median House Value $332,800

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 90.2%
US/American 0%
English 0.1%
Irish 1%

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Commerce Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 1 miles SE of East Los Angeles, California (center to center)
Nearest Large City 6 miles SE of Los Angeles, California
County Los Angeles
Standard Zip Codes 90040
P.O. Box Zip Codes 90091
Phone Area Codes 323
Time Zone Pacific (-8 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 34.
Longitude -118.158

Commerce Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

Station MONTEBELLO
Distance 3.6 miles
Jan Temp 48 to 70 F
Apr Temp 53 to 77 F
Jul Temp 64 to 89 F
Oct Temp 58 to 82 F
Annual Precip 14.4 inches
Station SAN GABRIEL FIRE DEPT
Distance 7.7 miles
Jan Temp 43 to 70 F
Apr Temp 50 to 77 F
Jul Temp 62 to 89 F
Oct Temp 55 to 83 F
Annual Precip 18.5 inches
Station PASADENA
Distance 10.3 miles
Jan Temp 44 to 68 F
Apr Temp 50 to 76 F
Jul Temp 61 to 89 F
Oct Temp 55 to 83 F
Annual Precip 21 inches

Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

According to the US Postal Service, Commerce, its neighborhoods, and/or surrounding areas are also referred to as:

Cty of Cmmrce (90040, 90091)

Lugo (90023)

Note that not all alternate names are acceptable for use in US Post Office addresses.

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Bell 35,998 $37,686
Bell Gardens 42,842 $37,152
Cudahy 24,138 $34,930
East Los Angeles 125,415 $41,639
Huntington Park 59,003 $35,776
Maywood 27,739 $36,297

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Commerce Public Libraries

Library
City Of Commerce Public Library
5655 JILLSON ST.
Commerce, California
(323) 722-6660
Library Web Site

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