General Law city
Incorporated: January 28, 1960
City Hall: 2535 Commerce Way, City of Commerce, California 90040
Population (2020 Census): 12,378 (Also see latest State Population Estimates and Earlier decennial Census Counts).
Population Under Age 18 (2020 Census): 23.3%
Population Density (2020 Census): 1,894.7 persons per square mile
Housing Units: 3,524
Persons Per Housing Unit: 3.5
Land Area: 6.53 square miles (16.92 square kilometers)
Water Area: 0.00 square miles (0.00 square kilometers)
Total Area: 6.53 square miles (16.91 square kilometers)
Geographic Coordinates (Latitude/Longitude): 33.994523 -118.149952
The location first served as a main stopover along the El Camino Real (Spanish for Royal Highway) then, later, as a railroad center. Business leaders and residents later agreed to focus the city on the development of commerce and so named the city. The city was also among those central Los Angeles County communities derisive nicknamed Billy Goat Acres due to an influx of down-and-out Depression era Midwest farmers.
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