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Overview

Introduction to Commerce, Texas

Commerce, Texas, in Hunt county, is 41 miles E of McKinney, Texas (center to center) and 60 miles NE of Dallas, Texas.

Commerce History

In 1872, William Jernigin, a pioneer merchant, established a mercantile store to take advantage of a new trade route that had emerged following the construction of a bridge across the South Sulphur River. Gradually, a settlement grew around this store. Since the community did not have a name, Jernigin's merchandise was sent to "commerce," which is how the area eventually came to be known as "Commerce." It was incorporated in 1885. The St. Louis Southwestern Railway connected the city to other neighboring communities in 1887, and by 1910, the city had a cottonseed oil mill, flour mill, roundhouse, machine shops, banks, rail yards, and cotton gins. The city's economic growth continues because of its association with the Texas A&M University.

Commerce and Nearby Attractions

  • American Cotton Museum
  • Eisenhower Birthplace State Historic Site
  • Cooper Lake State Park
  • Dallas World Aquarium
  • Hopkins County Museum and Heritage Park

Things To Do In Commerce

The American Cotton Museum preserves exhibits related to the history of the American cotton industry. The birthplace of President Dwight D. Eisenhower, which includes a 6-acre park, is easily accessible from the city. The site also features a visitor center and nature trails. The Southfork Ranch was used as the filming location for the television series "Dallas." The nearby Cooper Lake State Park has two units. The Delta County unit is situated upon 715 acres, while the Hopkins County unit occupies an area of 2,310 acres. Activities like camping, boating, and fishing can be enjoyed at the park.

Commerce Transportation

Air transportation is available from Dallas Love Field Airport.

Commerce Higher Education

Texas A&M University - Commerce is located in the city. Paris Junior College, and Amberton University are the other colleges nearby.

Demographics

People

Total Population8,732
Male Share of the Population45.7%
Female Share of the Population54.3%
Senior Citizens9.8%
Employed Population 16+3,069
Age of the Population24

Families

% of people married26.8%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher26.1%
Median Earnings25+$21,465
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$20,789
Median Earnings With High School Degree$23,214

Wealth

Median Family Income$37,083
% Above Poverty Level52.7%
% Below Poverty Level47.3%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time20 minutes
% Working from Home0.2%
% Walking and Biking to Work12.5%
% Using Public Transportation%

Housing

People Living Alone35%
Median Gross Rent$761
Median House Value$69,300

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)51.8%
Irish12.8%
German9.3%
English6.1%
Scottish1.9%
Italian1.3%
Swedish1.1%
French Except Basque1%
Polish0.8%
Czech0.7%
Danishn0.5%
Portuguese0.4%
Canadian0.4%
African0.3%
West Indian0.3%
Iranian0.3%
Greek0.3%
Norwegian0.3%
Basque0.2%
Welsh0.2%
Nigerian0.2%
Dutch0.2%
Trinidad Tobago0.1%
Australian0.1%
Russian0.1%
Swiss0.1%
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Commerce Almanac

CategoryValue
County Hunt County
Standard Zip Codes75428
P.O. Box Zip Codes75429
Phone Area Codes903
Time ZoneAmerica/Chicago
Approximate Latitude33.23
Approximate Longitude-95.9

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)

StationGREENVILLE KGVL RADIO
Distance12.9 miles
Jan Temp31 to 52 F
Apr Temp50 to 74 F
Jul Temp72 to 93 F
Oct Temp53 to 77 F
Annual Precip43.7 inches
StationSULPHUR SPRINGS
Distance16.8 miles
Jan Temp31 to 54 F
Apr Temp51 to 75 F
Jul Temp72 to 95 F
Oct Temp52 to 79 F
Annual Precip47.6 inches
StationLAVON DAM
Distance36.9 miles
Jan Temp31 to 53 F
Apr Temp51 to 75 F
Jul Temp71 to 94 F
Oct Temp53 to 78 F
Annual Precip40 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Campbell499$58,828
Cooper2,062$32,955
Cumby766$50,833
Ladonia545$34,464
Pecan Gap235$50,313

Commerce Public Libraries

Commerce Public Library
1210 PARK ST
Commerce, Texas
(903) 886-6858

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Commerce Hospitals

Hunt Regional Community Hospital
(Government - District/authority)
2900 Sterling Hart Drive

Commerce Public Schools

Albert C Williams El
615 Culver
ZIP: 75428
(903) 886-3758
Primary
Total Enrollment 332
Commerce El
2900 Fm 3218
ZIP: 75428
(903) 886-3757
Primary
Total Enrollment 452
Commerce H S
3800 Sregit Dr
ZIP: 75428
(903) 886-3756
High
Total Enrollment 437
Commerce Middle
606 Culver St
ZIP: 75428
(903) 886-3795
Middle
Total Enrollment 333
Summitt House
3315 Washington St
ZIP: 75428
(903) 886-3764
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