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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.

Demographics

People

Total Population51,731
Male Share of the Population49.5%
Female Share of the Population50.5%
Senior Citizens7%
Employed Population 16+23,760
Age of the Population31

Families

% of people married54.4%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher21.6%
Median Earnings25+$39,605
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$29,219
Median Earnings With High School Degree$34,351

Wealth

Median Family Income$73,037
% Above Poverty Level86.6%
% Below Poverty Level13.4%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time29 minutes
% Working from Home3.9%
% Walking and Biking to Work0.8%
% Using Public Transportation2.2%

Housing

People Living Alone16.4%
Median Gross Rent$1,066
Median House Value$228,500

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)56.2%
German14.3%
Irish7.1%
English4.2%
Italian3.6%
French Except Basque1.7%
Polish1.5%
Norwegian1.4%
Scottish1.3%
Swedish1.2%
African0.9%
Dutch0.9%
Russian0.5%
Canadian0.4%
Afghan)0.4%
Welsh0.3%
Czech0.3%
Danishn0.3%
Swiss0.2%
Greek0.2%
Austrian0.2%
Portuguese0.2%
Arab0.1%
Somali0.1%
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Commerce City Almanac

CategoryValue
County Adams County
Standard Zip Codes80022
P.O. Box Zip Codes80037
Phone Area Codes303
Time ZoneAmerica/Denver
Approximate Latitude39.86
Approximate Longitude-104.86

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)

StationDENVER STAPELTON
Distance4.6 miles
Jan Temp15 to 43 F
Apr Temp34 to 61 F
Jul Temp59 to 88 F
Oct Temp36 to 66 F
Annual Precip15.8 inches
StationWHEAT RIDGE 2
Distance7.7 miles
Jan Temp16 to 47 F
Apr Temp32 to 62 F
Jul Temp55 to 88 F
Oct Temp33 to 68 F
Annual Precip18.1 inches
StationNORTHGLENN
Distance7.7 miles
Jan Temp16 to 44 F
Apr Temp33 to 61 F
Jul Temp56 to 88 F
Oct Temp36 to 66 F
Annual Precip13.2 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Denver663,303$71,913
Federal Heights12,173$41,889
Glendale4,905$36,006
Northglenn38,128$67,020
Thornton130,511$76,399
Westminster111,770$82,303

Commerce City Public Schools

Victory Preparatory Academy High State Charter Sch
5701 Quebec Street
ZIP: 80022
Other
Total Enrollment 85
Second Creek Elementary School
9950 Laredo Drive
ZIP: 80022
Primary
Total Enrollment 686
Kemp Elementary School
6775 Oneida Street
ZIP: 80022
Primary
Total Enrollment 625
Stars Early Learning Center
5650 Bowen Court
ZIP: 80022
Primary
Total Enrollment 104
Otho E Stuart Middle School
15955 East 101st Way
ZIP: 80022
Middle
Total Enrollment 688
Community Leadership Academy
6880 Holly Street
ZIP: 80022
Primary
Total Enrollment 554
Adams City High School
7200 Quebec Parkway
ZIP: 80022
High
Total Enrollment 1783
Monaco Elementary School
7631 Monaco Boulevard
ZIP: 80022
Primary
Total Enrollment 490
Alsup Elementary School
7101 Birch Street
ZIP: 80022
Primary
Total Enrollment 521
Turnberry Elementary
13069 East 106th Place
ZIP: 80022
Primary
Total Enrollment 788
Rose Hill Elementary School
6900 East 58th Avenue
ZIP: 80022
Primary
Total Enrollment 521
Central Elementary School
6450 Holly Street
ZIP: 80022
Primary
Total Enrollment 544
Adams City Middle School
4451 East 72nd Avenue
ZIP: 80022
Middle
Total Enrollment 761
Hanson Elementary School
7133 East 73rd Avenue
ZIP: 80022
Primary
Total Enrollment 446
Victory Preparatory Academy Middle State Charter S
5701 Quebec Street
ZIP: 80022
Middle
Total Enrollment 233
Lester R Arnold High School
6500 East 72nd Avenue
ZIP: 80022
High
Total Enrollment 182
Dupont Elementary School
7970 Kimberly Street
ZIP: 80022
Primary
Total Enrollment 698
Mildred L Sanville Preschool
5941 East 64th Avenue
ZIP: 80022
Primary
Total Enrollment 89
Kearney Middle School
6160 Kearney Street
ZIP: 80022
Middle
Total Enrollment 820
Landmark Academy At Reunion
10566 Memphis Street
ZIP: 80022
Primary
Total Enrollment 762

Commerce City Private Schools

Primrose School At Reunion
17050 E 103rd Ave
ZIP: 80022
Elementary
Total Enrollment 20
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