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Commerce, Georgia - Basic Facts

The City of Commerce had a population of 6,585 as of July 1, 2016.

The primary coordinate point for Commerce is located at latitude 34.2143 and longitude -83.4757 in Jackson County. The formal boundaries for the City of Commerce (see map below) encompass a land area of 11.68 sq. miles and a water area of 0.09 sq. miles. Jackson County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 915 feet.

The City of Commerce (GNIS ID: 2404114) 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.

Georgia is one of 20 states where Census County Divisions (CCDs) are used for statistical tracking of subdivisions within each county. The City of Commerce is located within Commerce Division of Jackson County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Commerce population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Commerce: Groaning Rock, Harmony Grove.

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Commerce, GA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 6,585
Population in Households 6,374
Population in Familes 5,279
Population in Group Qrtrs 211
Population Density1 564
Diversity Index2 47


Total Households 2,421
Average Household Size 2.63
Family Households 1,686
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 2,836 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,391 (49.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,029 (36.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 415 (14.6%)
Median Home Value $127,997
Average Home Value $162,707


Median Household Income $39,735
Average Household Income $50,649
Per Capita Income $19,145
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.1% 0.19%
Households -0.03% 0.1%
Families -0.23% -0.07%
Median Household Income   1.9%
Per Capita Income   1.39%
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, GA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Commerce to the other 626 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Georgia by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 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 # 137 78th
Population Density1 # 316 50th
Diversity Index2 # 380 40th
Median Household Income # 269 57th
Per Capita Income # 332 47th

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