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Commerce City, Colorado - Basic Facts

The City of Commerce City is an incorporated place (Class Code P1) located in Adams County at latitude 39.883 and longitude -104.7954. Adams County is in the Mountain time zone (GMT -7). The elevation is 5,157 feet.

The formal official name is the City of Commerce City, but most people and references simply refer to it as Commerce City, Colorado.

The P1 Census Class Code for Commerce City indicates a populated place that is also an incorporated place with the same name and the same census code. The Incorporated Place has a Functional Status Code "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

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.

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

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Commerce City, CO Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2014)


Total Population 49,203
Population in Households 48,848
Population in Familes 42,398
Population in Group Qrtrs 355
Population Density1 1,435
Diversity Index2 77


Total Households 15,451
Average Household Size 3.16
Family Households 11,792
Average Family Size 4


Total Housing Units 16,214 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 10,327 (63.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 5,124 (31.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 763 ( 4.7%)
Median Home Value $220,114
Average Home Value $230,212


Median Household Income $56,410
Average Household Income $68,794
Per Capita Income $21,812
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population 1.64% 5.57%
Households 1.54% 5.79%
Families 1.46% 5.96%
Median Household Income   4.53%
Per Capita Income   4.51%
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.


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, 2014 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 # 122 74th
Diversity Index2 # 10 98th
Median Household Income # 177 62nd
Per Capita Income # 347 24th

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