Information About Commerce City

The total estimated population is 27,819. Density is low at 580 persons per square mile.

Races of Residents

Population by Race: White: 18,605; Two or More Races: 1,220; Black: 532; American Indian: 522; Asian: 190; Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander: 18; Other Race: 6,732; Hispanic Population: Hispanic or Latino: 14,191 (51%); Not Hispanic or Latino: 13,628 (49%)

There are 5,474 foreign born residents, of which 20.2% are naturalized citizens.

Most Common Birthplaces

Foreign Born: Mexico: 4,954; El Salvador: 87; Vietnam: 68; Philippines: 42; Korea: 42; United Kingdom: 29; Honduras: 29; U.S. Born: This State: 14,791; Midwest: 2,671; West: 2,656; South: 1,676; Northeast: 467;

Most Common Foreign Birthplaces in Commerce City Most Common US Birthplaces in Commerce City

The sex distribution is 52% male and 48% female. The median age is 30 years.

Age Distribution

There are 2,225 married couples with children and 1,215 single-parent households (395 men, 820 women).

The median household income is $34,632 in 1999 dollars.

Median Household Income Comparisons

U.S.: $41,994; Colorado: $47,203; Commerce City: $34,632;

18% of the population lives below the poverty line.

Poverty Level Comparisons

U.S.: 12%; Colorado: 9%; Commerce City: 18%;

Household Income Distribution

In thousands of dollars.

Work Type and Occupations

Work Type: Private wage and salary: 8,964; Government: 1,200; Self-employed: 464; Unpaid family work: 32; Occupation: Production, transportation, and material moving: 2,987; Sales and office: 2,700; Construction, extraction, and maintenance: 2,231; Office and administrative support: 1,970; Transportation and material moving: 1,711; Service: 1,628;

Work Types in Commerce City Common Occupations in Commerce City

The average commute time is 26 minutes to and from work.

Transportation to Work

Car or truck (drove alone): 7,417; Car or truck (carpooled): 2,410; Public transportation: 311; Worked at home: 297; Walked: 154; Bicycle: 41; Motorcycle: 19;

Transportation to work methods in Commerce City

Educational Attainment

Percent of population in Commerce City.

There are 9,176 housing units, of which 6,761 are single family homes.

Owner vs. Renter Occupied Housing

All Housing Units: Owner: 5,704; Renter: 3,196; Vacant: 276; Owner-Occupied: Mortgaged: 4,506; Not Mortgaged: 1,198;

Owner vs. Renter Occupied Housing in Commerce City

The median single family home value is $110,600.

Median Monthly Cost for Mortgaged Homes

U.S.: $1,088; Colorado: $1,197; Commerce City: $887;

Median Rent for Rental Units

U.S.: $519; Colorado: $611; Commerce City: $541;

The average household size is 3 and the median number of rooms in housing units is 5.

Housing Units By Year Built

1939 or earlier: 455; 1940 to 1949: 664; 1950 to 1959: 3,642; 1960 to 1969: 1,470; 1970 to 1979: 1,392; 1980 to 1989: 942; 1990 to 1994: 125; 1995 to 1998: 267; 1999 to March 2000: 219;

0.6% of homes lack plumbing and 2.9% lack telephone service.

Commonly Used Home Heating Fuel

Utility Gas: 7,118; Electricity: 1,536; Bottled, tank, or LP gas: 180; Wood: 31;

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