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Commerce, Georgia - Basic Facts

The City of Commerce had a population of 6,707 as of July 1, 2017.

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, 2017.

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

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Commerce, GA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 6,707
Daytime Population: Workers 3,368
Daytime Population: Residents 3,571
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 6,939
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.03
Population in Households 6,458
Population in Familes 5,340
Population in Group Qrtrs 249
Population Density2 574
Diversity Index3 48


Median Household Income $40,713
Average Household Income $52,401
Per Capita Income $19,832


Total Housing Units 2,859 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,413 (49.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,050 (36.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 397 (13.9%)
Median Home Value $128,272
Average Home Value $164,164


Total Households 2,462
Average Household Size 2.62
Family Households 1,711
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 0.34% 0.57%
Households 0.21% 0.56%
Families 0.01% 0.37%
Median Household Income   0.78%
Per Capita Income   2.09%

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, 2017 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 # 135 79th
Population Density # 310 51st
Diversity Index # 365 42nd
Median Household Income # 286 54th
Per Capita Income # 347 45th

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