Commerce City, CO Profile: Facts, Map & Data

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Commerce City, Colorado - Basic Facts

The City of Commerce City had a population of 50,549 as of July 1, 2015. Commerce City ranks in the upper quartile for Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Colorado. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Commerce City is located at latitude 39.883 and longitude -104.7954 in Adams County. The formal boundaries for the City of Commerce City (see map below) encompass a land area of 34.91 sq. miles and a water area of 0.41 sq. miles. Adams County is in the Mountain time zone (GMT -7). The elevation is 5,157 feet.

The City of Commerce City (GNIS ID: 2410212) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Commerce City population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2015.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Commerce City: Commerce Town, Derby.

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Commerce City, CO Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2015)

POPULATION

Total Population 50,549
Population in Households 50,197
Population in Familes 43,588
Population in Group Qrtrs 352
Population Density1 1,474
Diversity Index2 77
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 15,875
Average Household Size 3.16
Family Households 12,149
Average Family Size 4

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 16,525 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 10,625 (64.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 5,251 (31.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 650 ( 3.9%)
Median Home Value $239,929
Average Home Value $248,765
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $58,036
Average Household Income $71,273
Per Capita Income $22,585
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)

GROWTH RATES

2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 1.85% 5.36%
Households 1.77% 5.58%
Families 1.75% 5.76%
Median Household Income   3.53%
Per Capita Income   3.22%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

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Commerce City, CO - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Commerce City to the other 458 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Colorado by rank and percentile using July 1, 2015 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 19 96th
Population Density1 # 120 74th
Diversity Index2 # 11 98th
Median Household Income # 180 61st
Per Capita Income # 353 23rd

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE Colorado Census Data Comparison Tool.