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Overview

Introduction to Commerce, Georgia

Located in Jackson county, Commerce, Georgia, is 17 miles N of Athens, Georgia (center to center) and 62 miles NE of Atlanta, Georgia.

Commerce History

The original inhabitants of what is now the city of Commerce were the Creek and Cherokee tribes. The white settlers first arrived in Commerce on January 20, 1784. The first person to receive a land grant in the area was William Dunson, a German immigrant. He named the area Groaning Rock. In 1808, Eli Shankle built a trading post near Groaning Rock and named it Harmony Grove. Harmony Grove was officially incorporated as a town on December 24, 1884. On August 6, 1904, Harmony Grove was reincorporated as Commerce.

Commerce and nearby Attractions

  • Crawford W. Long Museum
  • Church-Waddel-Brumby House
  • Georgia Museum of Art
  • Taylor-Grady House
  • Fort Yargo State Park

Things To Do In Commerce

The area is home to various local museums, such as the Crawford W. Long Museum and Georgia Museum of Art. The Crawford Museum displays artifacts highlighting the life of the renowned physician, Dr. Crawford W. Long. The federal-style Church-Waddel-Brumby House and the Greek-style Taylor-Grady House are the two popular historic sites. The city also features a number of eateries such as the Checkers Drive-In restaurant, Outback Steakhouse, and Burger King.

Commerce Transportation

Anderson Regional Airport is the closest airport to the city.

Commerce Higher Education

Higher education is available at University of Georgia, Gainesville College, and Gwinnett Technical College.

Demographics

People

Total Population6,601
Male Share of the Population47.8%
Female Share of the Population52.2%
Senior Citizens15.3%
Employed Population 16+2,516
Age of the Population34

Families

% of people married46.5%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher10.4%
Median Earnings25+$31,579
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$25,921
Median Earnings With High School Degree$24,583

Wealth

Median Family Income$47,539
% Above Poverty Level77.8%
% Below Poverty Level22.2%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time27 minutes
% Working from Home1%
% Walking and Biking to Work1.4%
% Using Public Transportation%

Housing

People Living Alone19.8%
Median Gross Rent$739
Median House Value$98,400

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)42.7%
Irish10.3%
English7.2%
German6.4%
French Except Basque1.5%
Scottish1%
Dutch0.8%
Polish0.8%
Italian0.8%
Welsh0.5%
Nigerian0.3%
Greek0.3%
African0.3%
West Indian0.2%
Jamaican0.2%
Iranian0.2%
Norwegian0.2%
Bulgarian0.1%
Canadian0.1%
Ukrainian0.1%
Swedish0.1%
Czech0.1%
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Commerce Almanac

CategoryValue
County Jackson County, Banks County
Standard Zip Codes30529, 30530
Company Zip Codes30599
Phone Area Codes706,762
Time ZoneAmerica/New_York
Approximate Latitude34.2
Approximate Longitude-83.46

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)

StationCOMMERCE 4 NNW
Distance4.6 miles
Jan Temp29 to 51 F
Apr Temp46 to 73 F
Jul Temp67 to 90 F
Oct Temp47 to 73 F
Annual Precip52.2 inches
StationWINDER 1 SSE
Distance21.3 miles
Jan Temp31 to 50 F
Apr Temp45 to 72 F
Jul Temp67 to 88 F
Oct Temp49 to 71 F
Annual Precip49.6 inches
StationELBERTON 2 N
Distance34.9 miles
Jan Temp29 to 51 F
Apr Temp44 to 73 F
Jul Temp66 to 89 F
Oct Temp45 to 72 F
Annual Precip49 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Homer1,226$55,284
Ila407$48,125
Jefferson9,946$58,683
Maysville2,309$40,313
Nicholson1,542$49,688
Pendergrass481$60,833

Commerce Hospitals

Northridge Medical Center
(Proprietary)
70 Medical Center Drive

Commerce Public Schools

Commerce Elementary School
825 Lakeview Dr
ZIP: 30529
(706) 335-1801
Primary
Total Enrollment 219
Commerce High School
272 Lakeview Dr
ZIP: 30529
(706) 335-5942
High
Total Enrollment 407
Commerce Middle School
7690 Jefferson Rd
ZIP: 30529
(706) 335-5594
Middle
Total Enrollment 468
Commerce Primary
395 Minish Dr
ZIP: 30529
(706) 335-5587
Primary
Total Enrollment 400
East Jackson Comprehensive High School
1435 Hoods Mill Rd
ZIP: 30529
(706) 336-8900
High
Total Enrollment 990
East Jackson Elementary School
1531 Hoods Mill Rd
ZIP: 30529
(706) 336-7900
Primary
Total Enrollment 477
East Jackson Middle School
1880 Hoods Mill Rd
ZIP: 30529
(706) 335-2083
Middle
Total Enrollment 753

Commerce Private Schools

Providence Academy
637 Lakeview Dr
ZIP: 30529
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 29
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