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Overview

Introduction to Commerce City, Colorado

Commerce City, Colorado, in Adams county, is 4 miles SE of Thornton, Colorado and 5 miles NE of Denver, Colorado. The city is considered part of the Denver metropolitan area.

Commerce City History

Cemeteries were the earliest establishments in the area now occupied by Commerce City. The Riverside Cemetery was established in 1876 and the Rose Hill Cemetery in 1892. The first single-room schoolhouse was built in the area in 1871. Commerce City was incorporated as a town in July of 1952, and a decade later it achieved the status of a city.

Commerce City and nearby Attractions

  • Rocky mountain national wildlife refuge
  • Buffalo run golf course
  • Commerce City Recreation Center
  • Adams Heights Park
  • River Run Park
  • The Sand Creek Regional Greenway

Things To Do In Commerce City

Commerce City has 17 public parks, all of which are equipped with a range of facilities that allow visitors to relax and participate in a wide variety of recreational activities. The city also has over 25 miles of trails which are suitable for hiking and biking. Commerce City also maintains recreational centers which plan and organize a variety of activities throughout the year.

Commerce City Transportation

Denver International Airport is nearby.

Commerce City Higher Education

Regis University, the Community College of Aurora and Front Range Community College are some of the nearby institutions of higher education.

People

Total Population 50,346
Male Share of the Population 48.9%
Female Share of the Population 51.1%
Senior Citizens 6.6%
Employed Population 16+ 22,320
Age of the Population 31

Families

% of people married 53.3%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 20.4%
Median Earnings25+ $38,514
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $26,705
Median Earnings With High School Degree $33,678

Wealth

Median Family Income $71,383
% Above Poverty Level 84.4%
% Below Poverty Level 15.6%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 29 minutes
% Working from Home 3%
% Walking and Biking to Work 0.9%
% Using Public Transportation 2.6%

Housing

People Living Alone 17.5%
Median Gross Rent $973
Median House Value $201,000

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 57%
US/American 0%
English 4%
Irish 6.9%

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

Commerce City Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 4 miles SE of Thornton, Colorado (center to center)
Nearest Large City 5 miles NE of Denver, Colorado
County Adams
Standard Zip Codes 80022, 80266
P.O. Box Zip Codes 80037
Phone Area Codes 303
Time Zone Mountain (-7 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 39.808
Longitude -104.933

Commerce City 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 DENVER STAPELTON
Distance 4.6 miles
Jan Temp 15 to 43 F
Apr Temp 34 to 61 F
Jul Temp 59 to 88 F
Oct Temp 36 to 66 F
Annual Precip 15.8 inches
Station WHEAT RIDGE 2
Distance 7.7 miles
Jan Temp 16 to 47 F
Apr Temp 32 to 62 F
Jul Temp 55 to 88 F
Oct Temp 33 to 68 F
Annual Precip 18.1 inches
Station NORTHGLENN
Distance 7.7 miles
Jan Temp 16 to 44 F
Apr Temp 33 to 61 F
Jul Temp 56 to 88 F
Oct Temp 36 to 66 F
Annual Precip 13.2 inches

Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

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

Adams City (80022)

Irondale (80022)

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

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Denver 649,654 $69,783
Federal Heights 12,037 $40,990
Glendale 4,744 $41,458
Northglenn 37,754 $63,339
Thornton 127,688 $74,884
Westminster 110,598 $80,079

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

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Commerce City High Schools

(Sorted by Number of Students)

ADAMS CITY HIGH SCHOOL
4625 EAST 68 AVENUE
303-289-3111
Serves 1,465 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 19.3

LESTER R ARNOLD HIGH SCHOOL
6500 EAST 72ND AVENUE
303-289-2983
A Non-traditional School
Serves 283 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 37.7

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