On the low hills to the east of downtown Los Angeles, the City of Commerce is "The Model City" providing unique opportunities for industry and residents alike.
The City's exceptional recreation and social service programs provide a superior quality-of-life and a unique small-town ambiance enjoyed by all of its citizens.
The City of Commerce offers excellent freeway and rail access to the 1,800 businesses based in the city. Our businesses enjoy all the benefits of being close to a major metropolitan center, without the congestion, parking, and access issues.
Commerce is a dynamic city, which has effectively recycled old heavy industrial sites with high technology, office, warehouse and retail use. Our residents also enjoy exceptional recreation and social service programs.
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2017 Demographic Overview
POPULATION
 
Total Population: 12,960
Growth Rate 2017-2022: 3.36%
Average Household Size: 3.77
Median Age: 32.8
Average Household Income: $56,294
 
 
HOUSING
 
Number of Dwelling Units: 3,477
Owner occupied: 1,615
Renter occupied: 1,769
 
Median Home Price: $367,477
Median Rental Rate: $890
 
 
BUSINESS
 
Total Employed: 4,776
Not in Labor Force: 4,216
Unemplyed: 8.64%
 
Largest Employers:
  • California Commerce Club, Inc.: 2,191 employees
  • County of Los Angeles: 910 employees
  • Parsec, Inc.: 890 employees
  • American Intrnational Industries: 592 employees 
  • Gruma Corporation (Mission Foods): 590 employees
  • 99 Cent Only Stores: 566 employees
 
COMMERCIAL/INDUSTRIAL INVENTORIES
 
Class A Office: 2,400,000 SF
Commercial Retail: 1,000,000+ SF
Industrial: 49,000,000 SF

 
EDUCATION
 
Some College: 15.21%
Associate: 5.57%
Bachelor's Degree: 4.30%
Master's Degree: 2.18%
Doctorate Degree: 0.19%