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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.

Demographics

People

Total Population12,997
Male Share of the Population49.8%
Female Share of the Population50.2%
Senior Citizens12.8%
Employed Population 16+5,243
Age of the Population34

Families

% of people married38.2%
Average household size4

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher7%
Median Earnings25+$26,482
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$19,790
Median Earnings With High School Degree$26,553

Wealth

Median Family Income$46,151
% Above Poverty Level83.7%
% Below Poverty Level16.3%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time27 minutes
% Working from Home3.5%
% Walking and Biking to Work1.8%
% Using Public Transportation2.9%

Housing

People Living Alone21.8%
Median Gross Rent$988
Median House Value$343,200

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)90.3%
German0.8%
Irish0.7%
African0.5%
Ethiopian0.5%
Italian0.5%
Polish0.2%
English0.2%
Arab0.1%
Swedish0.1%
Dutch0.1%
Portuguese0.1%
French Except Basque0.1%
Canadian0.1%
Scottish0.1%
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Commerce Almanac

CategoryValue
County Los Angeles County
Standard Zip Codes90023, 90040, 90022
P.O. Box Zip Codes90091
Phone Area Codes323, 562, 213
Time ZoneAmerica/Los_Angeles
Approximate Latitude34.02
Approximate Longitude-118.2

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)

StationMONTEBELLO
Distance3.6 miles
Jan Temp48 to 70 F
Apr Temp53 to 77 F
Jul Temp64 to 89 F
Oct Temp58 to 82 F
Annual Precip14.4 inches
StationSAN GABRIEL FIRE DEPT
Distance7.7 miles
Jan Temp43 to 70 F
Apr Temp50 to 77 F
Jul Temp62 to 89 F
Oct Temp55 to 83 F
Annual Precip18.5 inches
StationPASADENA
Distance10.3 miles
Jan Temp44 to 68 F
Apr Temp50 to 76 F
Jul Temp61 to 89 F
Oct Temp55 to 83 F
Annual Precip21 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Bell35,927$39,335
Bell Gardens42,805$36,816
Cudahy24,106$37,275
East Los Angeles124,191$43,579
Huntington Park58,921$37,022
Maywood27,672$37,924

Commerce Public Libraries

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

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More Information for Librarians

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Commerce Colleges
Commerce colleges and trade schools.
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Info for Commerce Government Officials


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