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Commerce, Texas
—  City  —
Nickname(s): 'The Merce'
Location of Commerce, Texas
Coordinates: 33°14′42″N 95°54′0″W / 33.245°N 95.9°W / 33.245; -95.9
Country United States
State Texas
County Hunt
Area
 - Total 6.5 sq mi (16.9 km2)
 - Land 6.5 sq mi (16.8 km2)
 - Water 0.1 sq mi (0.1 km2)
Elevation 554 ft (169 m)
Population (2000)
 - Total 7,669
 - Density 1,183.3/sq mi (456.9/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 - Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP codes 75428-75429
Area code(s) 903
FIPS code 48-16240[1]
GNIS feature ID 1373171[2]

Commerce is a city in Hunt County, Texas, United States. The population was 7,669 at the 2000 census. The city is home to Texas A&M University-Commerce, and lies in the northeast corner of the Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex.

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Geography

Commerce is located at 33°14′42″N 95°54′0″W / 33.245°N 95.9°W / 33.245; -95.9 (33.244959, -95.899957)[3].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 6.5 square miles (16.9 km²), of which, 6.5 square miles (16.8 km²) of it is land and 0.1 square miles (0.2 km²) of it (0.92%) is water.

Demographics

As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 7,669 people, 2,881 households, and 1,524 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,183.3 people per square mile (456.9/km²). There were 3,405 housing units at an average density of 525.4/sq mi (202.9/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 44.9% White, 38.5% African American, 0.5% Native American, 2.2% Asian, 0.2% Pacific Islander, 3.0% from other races, and 1.7% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 7.3% of the population.

There were 2,881 households out of which 28.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 41.2% were married couples living together, 12.3% had a female householder with no husband present, and 42.3% were non-families. 32.8% of all households were made up of individuals and 9.8% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.34 and the average family size was 3.0.

Age demographic is spread out with 21.0% under the age of 18, 28.2% from 18 to 24, 26.3% from 25 to 44, 14.3% from 45 to 64, and 10.3% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 27 years. For every 100 females there were 95.4 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 94.3 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $24,469, and the median income for a family was $38,750. Males had a median income of $26,389 versus $19,565 for females. The per capita income for the city was $15,113. About 9.2% of families and 12.4% of the population were below the poverty line, including 21.2% of those under age 18 and 14.1% of those age 65 or over.

Commerce is the birthplace of World War II General Claire Chennault.

Education

The City of Commerce is served by the Commerce Independent School District.

It is also home to Texas A&M University-Commerce.

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