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Population in 2012: 6,495 (90% urban, 10% rural). Population change since 2000: +22.7%
Males: 3,036  (46.7%)
Females: 3,459  (53.3%)

Median resident age:  36.9 years
Georgia median age:  39.7 years

Zip codes: 30529, 30530, 30558.

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Estimated median household income in 2012: $36,671 (it was $33,897 in 2000)
Commerce:

$36,671
GA:

$47,209
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $15,925

Commerce city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $100,356 (it was $74,000 in 2000)
Commerce:

$100,356
GA:

$142,300
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $125,837; Detached houses: $140,636; In 2-unit structures: $92,391; In 3-to-4-unit structures: $90,991; In 5-or-more-unit structures: $118,988; Mobile homes: $39,964

Median gross rent in 2012: $769.

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  • White alone - 5,206 (79.5%)
  • Black alone - 599 (9.1%)
  • Hispanic - 464 (7.1%)
  • Two or more races - 176 (2.7%)
  • Asian alone - 71 (1.1%)
  • Other race alone - 22 (0.3%)
  • American Indian alone - 12 (0.2%)

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Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Commerce: 82.4 (low, U.S. average is 100)


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Ancestries: United States (20.5%), Irish (7.4%), English (5.9%), German (5.5%), French (2.6%), Dutch (1.6%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Elevation: 931 feet

Land area: 8.30 square miles.

Population density: 782 people per square mile 
 
 (low).

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For population 25 years and over in Commerce:

  • High school or higher: 73.8%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 12.1%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 4.3%
  • Unemployed: 7.5%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 22.9 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Commerce city:

  • Never married: 19.2%
  • Now married: 52.8%
  • Separated: 2.6%
  • Widowed: 10.7%
  • Divorced: 14.7%

393 residents are foreign born

This city:  6.0%
Georgia:  9.5%



According to our research of Georgia and other state lists there were 48 registered sex offenders living in Commerce, Georgia as of August 20, 2014.
The ratio of number of residents in Commerce to the number of sex offenders is 135 to 1.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $1,090 (0.9%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $563 (0.6%)

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Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Athens-Clarke County, GA (17.9 miles , pop. 100,266).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Atlanta, GA (62.2 miles , pop. 416,474).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (575.7 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: Davis Academy, GA (2.3 miles) , Maysville, GA (2.5 miles ), Nicholson, GA (2.6 miles ), Homer, GA (3.0 miles ), Jefferson, GA (3.0 miles ), Ila, GA (3.1 miles ), Arcade, GA (3.2 miles ), Sandy Cross, GA (3.5 miles) .

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1999: 0 buildings
  • 2000: 0 buildings
  • 2001: 65 buildings, average cost: $84,100
  • 2002: 54 buildings, average cost: $84,100
  • 2003: 61 buildings, average cost: $84,100
  • 2004: 70 buildings, average cost: $84,100
  • 2005: 78 buildings, average cost: $84,100
  • 2006: 75 buildings, average cost: $84,100
  • 2007: 24 buildings, average cost: $131,400
  • 2008: 8 buildings, average cost: $98,800
  • 2009: 0 buildings
  • 2010: 1 building, cost: $37,000
  • 2011: 1 building, cost: $65,000
  • 2012: 0 buildings

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)


Latitude: 34.21 N, Longitude: 83.46 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: +1,003 (+15.3%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 781 (29.3%)

Area code: 706

Commerce household income distribution Commerce home values distribution


 

Crime rates in Commerce by Year
Type 2001 2002 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012
Murders 110011000
per 100,000 18.518.10.00.015.515.40.00.00.0
Rapes 113321201
per 100,000 18.518.149.648.531.015.430.90.014.9
Robberies 222725220
per 100,000 36.936.133.1113.131.076.830.930.20.0
Assaults 231932264621202313
per 100,000 424.4343.3529.5420.1714.0322.7308.8346.9194.1
Burglaries 504549523153273627
per 100,000 922.5813.2810.7840.2481.1814.4416.9543.0403.2
Thefts 23823029018819512414512899
per 100,000 4391.14156.14798.13037.63026.51905.32238.71930.61478.5
Auto thefts 16181616215802
per 100,000 295.2325.3264.7258.5325.976.8123.50.029.9
Arson 20N/A114100
per 100,000 36.90.0N/A16.215.561.515.40.00.0
City-data.com crime rate (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 293.0) 406.3374.5420.0353.2383.9266.6221.5191.2138.8

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Crime rate in Commerce detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2012, including police officers: 25 (20 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.99
Georgia average:

2.77

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Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

8.5%
Georgia:

9.1%

Unemployment by year (%)

Historical population

Historical housing units


Population change in the 1990s: +422 (+8.7%).

Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Other services, except public administration (13%)
  • Retail trade (12%)
  • Manufacturing (10%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (10%)
  • Wholesale trade (10%)
  • Construction (9%)
  • Accommodation and food services (9%)
  • Retail trade (23%)
  • Health care and social assistance (17%)
  • Accommodation and food services (15%)
  • Educational services (10%)
  • Other services, except public administration (10%)
  • Finance and insurance (6%)
  • Manufacturing (5%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (8%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (7%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (7%)
  • Supervisors of construction and extraction workers (5%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (5%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (5%)
  • Retail sales workers except cashiers (5%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (9%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (7%)
  • Cashiers (7%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (6%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (5%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (5%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (4%)

Work and jobs in Commerce: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute

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Tornado activity:

Commerce-area historical tornado activity is slightly above Georgia state average. It is 92% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 12/13/1973, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 15.1 miles away from the Commerce city center injured 21 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

On 5/28/1973, a category F3 tornado 18.0 miles away from the city center killed one person and injured 65 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Commerce-area historical earthquake activity is near Georgia state average. It is 94% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 8/2/1974 at 08:52:09, a magnitude 4.9 (4.3 MB, 4.9 LG, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 60.4 miles away from the city center
On 3/18/2003 at 06:04:24, a magnitude 3.5 (3.5 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 48.6 miles away from Commerce center
On 7/5/1995 at 14:16:44, a magnitude 3.7 (3.7 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 90.8 miles away from the city center
On 1/18/2000 at 22:19:31, a magnitude 3.5 (3.5 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 85.1 miles away from the city center
On 7/19/1997 at 17:06:34, a magnitude 3.5 (3.5 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 96.6 miles away from Commerce center
On 1/3/1992 at 04:21:22, a magnitude 3.2 (3.2 MD, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 59.9 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), duration magnitude (MD)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Jackson County (5) is smaller than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 2
Emergencies Declared: 3

Causes of natural disasters: Winter Storms: 2, Flood: 1, Snowfall: 1, Drought: 1, Hurricane: 1, Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
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Birthplace of: Lamartine Griffin Hardman - Politician, Mike Bowers - Lawyer, Spud Chandler - Baseball player.


Hospitals/medical centers in Commerce:

  • COMMERCE KIDNEY CENTER (Dialysis Facility, 592 RIDGE WAY RD STE A.)
  • NORTHRIDGE MEDICAL CENTER (Acute Care Hospitals,Government - Hospital District or Authority, provides emergency services, 70 MEDICAL CENTER DRIVE)
  • BANKS-JACKSON-COMMERCE NC (Nursing Home, 100 MEDICAL CENTER DRIVE)
  • CRYSTLE SPRINGS NSG HOME, INC (Nursing Home, 880 RIDGEWAY ROAD BOX 396)
  • HILL HAVEN NURSING HOME (Nursing Home, 880 RIDGEWAY ROAD)
  • RESTORATION HEALTHCARE OF COMMERCE (Nursing Home, 100 MEDICAL CENTER DRIVE)

Political contributions by individuals in Commerce, GA

Airports located in Commerce:


Local government website: www.commercega.org

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Commerce:

  • Athens Technical College (about 17 miles; Athens, GA; Full-time enrollment: 2,099)
  • University of Georgia (about 19 miles; Athens, GA; FT enrollment: 31,017)
  • Gainesville State College (about 24 miles; Oakwood, GA; FT enrollment: 6,068)
  • Georgia Gwinnett College (about 35 miles; Lawrenceville, GA; FT enrollment: 2,051)
  • North Georgia College & State University (about 38 miles; Dahlonega, GA; FT enrollment: 4,201)
  • Gwinnett Technical College (about 39 miles; Lawrenceville, GA; FT enrollment: 3,066)
  • Tri-County Technical College (about 49 miles; Pendleton, SC; FT enrollment: 4,064)

Public high schools in Commerce:

Private high schools in Commerce:

  • HOPE CHRISTIAN ACADEMY (Students: 152; Location: PO BOX 319; Grades: KG - 12)
  • PROVIDENCE ACADEMY (Students: 44; Location: 637 LAKEVIEW DR; Grades: PK - 12)

Public elementary/middle schools in Commerce:

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Notable locations in Commerce: Commerce Country Club (A), Commerce Volunteer Fire Department (B), Commerce City Hall (C), Commerce Public Library (D). Display/hide their locations on the map

Church in Commerce: Calvary Church (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Cemetery: Gray Hill Cemetery (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Parks in Commerce include: Commerce City Park (1), Commerce Commercial Historic District (2). Display/hide their locations on the map

Tourist attraction: Madison County Career Opportuni Athns Tchncl Cllge (Cultural Attractions- Events- & Facilities; 282 Spring Street).

Hotels: Comfort Inn (165 Eisenhower Drive), Commerce-Days Inn (441 Highway 441 S), Days Inn (30976 Highway 441 South), Guesthouse Inn - Banks Crossing (30934 Us 441 & I-85), Hampton Inn Commerce- Ga (153 Hampton Ct).

 
Jackson County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level between 2 and 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Moderate Potential
Air pollution and air quality trends
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Air Quality Index (AQI)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2010 was 33.8. This is about average.
City:

33.8
U.S.:

32.0
Lead (Pb) [µ/m3] level in 2010 was 0.0636. This is significantly worse than average. There were 8 monitors within city limits.
City:

0.0636
U.S.:

0.0222
Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µ/m3] level in 2010 was 10.3. This is about average. Closest monitor was 18.7 miles away from the city center.
City:

10.3
U.S.:

9.6

Drinking water stations with addresses in Commerce and their reported violations in the past:

COMMERCE (Population served: 6819, Surface_water):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In SEP-1999, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (SEP-30-1999), St Public Notif received (DEC-01-1999)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In SEP-1998, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (SEP-11-1998), St Public Notif received (NOV-18-1998)
Past monitoring violations:
  • Follow-up and Routine Tap Sampling - Between OCT-01-1999 and OCT-09-2001, Contaminant: Lead & Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (JAN-13-2001), St Compliance achieved (OCT-09-2001)
  • Follow-up and Routine Tap Sampling - Between OCT-01-1997 and AUG-07-1998, Contaminant: Lead & Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Intentional no-action (NOV-13-1997), St Compliance achieved (2 times from AUG-07-1998 to AUG-07-1998), St Public Notif requested (OCT-18-1998)

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 25.6%
(22.3% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 65.1% for Black residents, 8.6% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 11.3% for American Indian residents, 25.4% for other race residents, 27.5% for two or more races residents)

Average household size:
This city:  2.6 people
Georgia:  2.6 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:  70.5%
Whole state:  68.5%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:  6.8%
Whole state:  5.9%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.2% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.1% of all households

Detailed information about poverty and poor residents in Commerce, GA

235 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities in 2010
163 people in orthopedic wards and institutions for the physically handicapped in 2000
84 people in nursing homes in 2000

Commerce compared to Georgia state average:

  • Black race population percentage below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • Institutionalized population percentage above state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher below state average.


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Banks with branches in Commerce (2011 data):

  • SCBT National Association: Main Office Commerce, Ingles Commerce Banking Center, Drive-In Facility, Wal-Mart Banking Center Branch. Info updated 2011/08/01: Bank assets: $3,893.8 mil, Deposits: $3,257.7 mil, headquarters in Orangeburg, SC, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 79 total offices, Holding Company: Scbt Financial Corporation
  • Northeast Georgia Bank: Freedom Bank Of Georgia Branch at 3165 Maysville Road, branch established on 2004/02/17; Commerce Branch at 30990 Highway 441 South, branch established on 2003/12/10. Info updated 2009/03/09: Bank assets: $417.3 mil, Deposits: $375.1 mil, headquarters in Lavonia, GA, negative income in the last year, Commercial Lending Specialization, 14 total offices, Holding Company: First Security Bankshares, Inc.
  • CertusBank, National Association: Homer Branch at 1989 Historic Homer Highway, branch established on 2006/05/22. Info updated 2011/05/23: Bank assets: $1,817.6 mil, Deposits: $1,457.3 mil, headquarters in Easley, SC, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 36 total offices, Holding Company: Certusholdings, Inc.
  • Pinnacle Bank: North Elm Street Branch at 1871 North Elm Street, branch established on 1929/01/01. Info updated 2008/11/07: Bank assets: $576.6 mil, Deposits: $509.5 mil, headquarters in Elberton, GA, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 13 total offices, Holding Company: Pinnacle Financial Corporation
  • United Community Bank: Jackson County Branch at 2055 Homer Road, branch established on 2006/12/21. Info updated 2009/06/23: Bank assets: $6,977.4 mil, Deposits: $6,170.1 mil, headquarters in Blairsville, GA, negative income in the last year, Commercial Lending Specialization, 106 total offices, Holding Company: United Community Banks, Inc.
  • First Covenant Bank: at 1731 N Elm St, branch established on 2006/09/18. Info updated 2012/02/28: Bank assets: $151.5 mil, Deposits: $142.4 mil, local headquarters, negative income in the last year, Commercial Lending Specialization, 1 total offices
  • Regions Bank: Commerce Branch at 2123 North Elm Street, branch established on 1979/08/20. Info updated 2011/02/24: Bank assets: $123,368.2 mil, Deposits: $98,301.3 mil, headquarters in Birmingham, AL, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 1778 total offices, Holding Company: Regions Financial Corporation
  • First Citizens Bank and Trust Company, Inc.: Ila Branch at 5440 Commerce Street, branch established on 2005/06/30. Info updated 2011/08/24: Bank assets: $8,104.0 mil, Deposits: $6,880.8 mil, headquarters in Columbia, SC, positive income, 197 total offices, Holding Company: First Citizens Bancorporation, Inc.

Fire-safe hotels and motels in Commerce, Georgia:

  • Howard Johnson Commerce, 148 Eishhower Dr, Commerce, GA 30529 , Phone: (706) 335-5581, Fax: (706) 335-7889
  • Comfort Inn Commerce, I-85 & US 441, Commerce, GA 30529 , Phone: (706) 335-9001
  • Travelodge Commerce, 267 Steven B Tanger Blvd, Commerce, GA 30529 , Phone: (706) 335-3738, Fax: (706) 335-2569
  • Hampton Inn, 153 Hampton CT, Commerce, GA 30529 , Phone: (706) 335-6161, Fax: (706) 335-6555
  • Holiday Inn Express, 30747 Hwy 441 S, Commerce, GA 30529 , Phone: (706) 335-5183, Fax: (706) 335-6588
  • Super 8, 158 Eisenhower Dr, Commerce, GA 30529 , Phone: (706) 336-8008, Fax: (706) 335-8068
  • Best Western Commerce Inn, 157 Eisenhower Dr, Commerce, GA 30529 , Phone: (706) 335-3640, Fax: (706) 335-6470
  • Americas Best Inn &suites, 30537 Hwy 441 & I85, Commerce, GA 30529 , Phone: (706) 335-5191, Fax: (706) 335-5191
  • 5 other hotels and motels
All 13 fire-safe hotels and motels in Commerce, Georgia

Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012


Commerce travel time to work - commute


Commerce mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Electricity (50%)
  • Utility gas (43%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (5%)
  • No fuel used (1%)
  • Wood (1%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

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Religion statistics for Commerce city (based on Jackson County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 36.23%
Here36.2%
USA50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameSouthern Baptist ConventionUnited Methodist ChurchChristian Churches and Churches of ChristPresbyterian Church (USA)LDS (Mormon) Church
Adherents60.3%18.8%8.3%3.0%2.4%
Congregations44.4%22.2%6.3%6.3%1.6%
NameChurch of God (Cleveland, Tennessee)Christian and Missionary AllianceCatholic ChurchChurch of God of ProphecyOther
Adherents2.0%1.9%1.8%0.7%0.9%
Congregations3.2%1.6%1.6%3.2%9.5%
Source: Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.
Tables represent county-level data.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 6
Jackson County:

1.02 / 10,000 pop.
Georgia:

1.91 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 4
Jackson County:

0.68 / 10,000 pop.
Georgia:

0.86 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 32
Jackson County:

5.41 / 10,000 pop.
State:

5.12 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 30
Here:

5.08 / 10,000 pop.
State:

7.41 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

10.7%
Georgia:

10.4%
Adult obesity rate:
Jackson County:

26.6%
Georgia:

27.8%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

15.0%
State:

14.6%

Local government employment and payroll (March 2007)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Financial Administration 9$19,240$25,6530$0
Other Government Administration 11$18,994$20,7210$0
Judicial and Legal 2$4,080$24,4800$0
Police Protection - Officers 24$92,005$46,0030$0
Police - Other 4$9,784$29,3521$1,304
Firefighters 0$0 29$5,145
Streets and Highways 11$29,012$31,6490$0
Solid Waste Management 1$2,929$35,1480$0
Sewerage 10$28,222$33,8660$0
Parks and Recreation 4$12,695$38,0852$642
Water Supply 9$26,874$35,8320$0
Electric Power 5$17,054$40,9300$0
Gas Supply 7$20,683$35,4570$0
Local Libraries 4$8,010$24,0302$757
Other and Unallocable 2$6,248$37,4880$0
Totals for Government 103$295,830$34,46634$7,848

Commerce government finances - Expenditure in 2002 (per resident):

  • Current Operations - Gas Utilities: $4,621,000 ($711.47)
    Electric Utilities: $3,919,000 ($603.39)
    Police Protection: $1,143,000 ($175.98)
    Water Utilities: $1,084,000 ($166.90)
    Sewerage: $723,000 ($111.32)
    Regular Highways: $589,000 ($90.69)
    Central Staff Services: $347,000 ($53.43)
    Parks & Recreation: $317,000 ($48.81)
    Solid Waste Management: $251,000 ($38.65)
    Financial Administration: $219,000 ($33.72)
    Libraries: $131,000 ($20.17)
    Fire Protection: $104,000 ($16.01)
    Protective Inspection and Regulation, NEC: $97,000 ($14.93)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $38,000 ($5.85)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $0 ($0.00)
  • Intergovernmental to Local NEC - Libraries: $142,000 ($21.86)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Water Utilities: $872,000 ($134.26)
    Sewerage: $581,000 ($89.45)
    Electric Utilities: $324,000 ($49.88)
    Gas Utilities: $192,000 ($29.56)
    Regular Highways: $140,000 ($21.56)
    General - Other: $114,000 ($17.55)
    Police Protection: $92,000 ($14.16)
    Parks & Recreation: $69,000 ($10.62)
    Fire Protection: $63,000 ($9.70)
    Central Staff: $20,000 ($3.08)
    Libraries: $11,000 ($1.69)
    Financial Administration: $4,000 ($0.62)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $2,480,000 ($381.83)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $430,000 ($66.20)

Commerce government finances - Revenue in 2002 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $1,097,000 ($168.90)
    Solid Waste Management: $308,000 ($47.42)
    Parks & Recreation: $35,000 ($5.39)
    All Other: $35,000 ($5.39)
  • Local Intergovernmental - General Support: $774,000 ($119.17)
    All Other: $770,000 ($118.55)
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $1,093,000 ($168.28)
    General Revenue, NEC: $256,000 ($39.41)
  • Revenue - Gas Utilities: $5,856,000 ($901.62)
    Electric Utilities: $4,447,000 ($684.68)
    Water Utilities: $1,646,000 ($253.43)
  • State Intergovernmental - All Other: $489,000 ($75.29)
    Housing & Community Development: $0 ($0.00)
  • Tax - Property: $2,032,000 ($312.86)
    Other Selective Sales: $192,000 ($29.56)
    Alcoholic Beverage Sales: $139,000 ($21.40)
    NEC: $81,000 ($12.47)
    Public Utilities: $22,000 ($3.39)

Commerce government finances - Debt in 2002 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding - Water Utilities: $7,307,000 ($1125.02)
  • Long Term Debt Issue, Unspecified - Water Utilities: $4,230,000 ($651.27)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Water Utilities: $7,338,000 ($1129.79)
  • Long Term Debt Retired Unspecified - Water Utilities: $4,198,000 ($646.34)

Commerce government finances - Cash and Securities in 2002 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $11,256,000 ($1733.03)
  • Sinking Fund - Cash & Deposits: $469,000 ($72.21)

13.65% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($46,464 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

13.65%
Georgia average:

10.98%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2005 and 2006.


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
from Gwinnett County, GA  3.56% ($60,998 average AGI)
from Hall County, GA  1.63% ($43,380)
from Barrow County, GA  0.90% ($45,780)


8.90% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($33,109 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

8.90%
Georgia average:

9.55%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2005 and 2006.


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
to Barrow County, GA  0.98% ($31,638 average AGI)
to Hall County, GA  0.98% ($34,221)
to Clarke County, GA  0.95% ($22,277)

Strongest AM radio stations in Commerce:

  • WJJC (1270 AM; 5 kW; COMMERCE, GA; Owner: BANKS-JACKSON BROADCASTING)
  • WDUN (550 AM; 10 kW; GAINESVILLE, GA; Owner: JWJ PROPERTIRS, INC.)
  • WBKZ (880 AM; daytime; 5 kW; JEFFERSON, GA; Owner: BROWN BROADCASTING SYSTEM, INC.)
  • WCNN (680 AM; 50 kW; NORTH ATLANTA, GA; Owner: DICKEY BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WLBA (1130 AM; daytime; 10 kW; GAINESVILLE, GA)
  • WRFC (960 AM; 5 kW; ATHENS, GA; Owner: SOUTHERN BROADCASTING OF ATHENS, INC)
  • WSB (750 AM; 50 kW; ATLANTA, GA; Owner: CXR HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • WGST (640 AM; 50 kW; ATLANTA, GA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • WGUN (1010 AM; 50 kW; ATLANTA, GA; Owner: WGUN, INC.)
  • WLFJ (660 AM; daytime; 50 kW; GREENVILLE, SC; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WQXI (790 AM; 28 kW; ATLANTA, GA; Owner: JEFFERSON-PILOT COMMUNICATIONS COMPANY OF GEORGIA)
  • WFTD (1080 AM; daytime; 50 kW; MARIETTA, GA; Owner: PRIETO ENTERPRISES, INC.)
  • WMLB (1160 AM; 50 kW; EAST POINT, GA; Owner: ATLANTA AREA BROADCASTING, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Commerce:

  • WBTS (95.5 FM; ATHENS, GA; Owner: CXR HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • WNGC (106.1 FM; TOCCOA, GA; Owner: SOUTHERN BROADCASTING OF PENSACOLA, INC)
  • WFOX (97.1 FM; GAINESVILLE, GA; Owner: COX RADIO, INC.)
  • WYAY (106.7 FM; GAINESVILLE, GA; Owner: ABC, INC.)
  • WFSH-FM (104.7 FM; ATHENS, GA; Owner: SOUTH TEXAS BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WPUP (103.7 FM; ROYSTON, GA; Owner: SOUTHERN BROADCASTING OF ATHENS, INC.)
  • WCON-FM (99.3 FM; CORNELIA, GA; Owner: HABERSHAM BROADCASTING CO.)
  • WBCX (89.1 FM; GAINESVILLE, GA; Owner: BRENAU COLLEGE)
  • WPPR (88.3 FM; DEMOREST, GA; Owner: GEORGIA PUBLIC TELECOMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION)
  • WFQS (91.3 FM; FRANKLIN, NC; Owner: WESTERN NORTH CAROLINA PUBLIC RADIO)
  • WRBN (104.1 FM; CLAYTON, GA; Owner: SUTTON RADIOCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WWEV-FM (91.5 FM; CUMMING, GA; Owner: CURRICULUM DEVELOPMENT FOUNDATION)
  • WRAF (90.9 FM; TOCCOA FALLS, GA; Owner: TOCCOA FALLS COLLEGE)
  • WHZT (98.1 FM; SENECA, SC; Owner: CXR HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • WGMG (102.1 FM; CRAWFORD, GA; Owner: NEW BROADCAST INVESTMENT PROPERTIES, INC)
  • WMSL (88.9 FM; ATHENS, GA; Owner: PRINCE AVENUE BAPTIST CHRISTIAN SCHOOL)
  • WAZX-FM (101.9 FM; CLEVELAND, GA; Owner: WAZX-FM, INC)
  • WMJE (102.9 FM; CLARKESVILLE, GA; Owner: JWJ PROPERTIES, INC.)
  • WUGA (91.7 FM; ATHENS, GA; Owner: GEORGIA PUBLIC TELECOMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION)
  • WUOG (90.5 FM; ATHENS, GA; Owner: THE UNIVERSITY OF GEORGIA)

TV broadcast stations around Commerce:

  • W50AB (Channel 50; HIAWASSEE, GA; Owner: GEORGIA PUBLIC TELECOMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION)
  • W22AC (Channel 22; HARTWELL & ROYSTON, GA; Owner: GEORGIA PUBLIC TELECOMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION)
  • W42AO (Channel 42; ATHENS, GA; Owner: GEORGIA REGIONAL COMMUNITY TV)
  • WNEG-TV (Channel 32; TOCCOA, GA; Owner: MEDIA GENERAL BROADCASTING OF SO. CAROLINA HOLDINGS, INC.)

Fatal road traffic accident statistics for 1975 - 2011 (per 100,000 population)

Commerce, Georgia:
  • Fatal accident count: 21
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents: 37
  • Fatal accidents caused by drunken drivers: 6
  • Fatalities: 23
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents: 60
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents: 0
Georgia average:
  • Fatal accident count: 95
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents: 147
  • Fatal accidents caused by drunken drivers: 26
  • Fatalities: 103
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents: 246
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents: 13

See more detailed statistics of Commerce fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2011 here


FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers: 4 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Commerce)
FCC Registered Antenna Towers: 148 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)
FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers: 2 (See the full list of FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers in Commerce, GA)
FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers: 9 (See the full list of FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Microwave Towers: 13 (See the full list of FCC Registered Microwave Towers in this town)
FCC Registered Paging Towers: 3 (See the full list of FCC Registered Paging Towers)
FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers: 1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers)
FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses: 52 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Commerce)

FAA Registered Aircraft: 14 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft in Commerce)

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 2


Most common first names in Commerce, GA among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
James12969.9 years
William11572.8 years
Mary10876.7 years
John10375.1 years
Willie5576.0 years
Annie5180.3 years
Robert4667.0 years
Thomas4172.8 years
Ruby4081.7 years
Ruth3781.4 years
Most common last names in Commerce, GA among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Brown6274.8 years
Smith6078.6 years
Wilson5576.2 years
Martin5073.0 years
Minish4975.5 years
Williams4772.6 years
Wood4676.1 years
Lord4479.9 years
Evans4473.2 years
Hix3580.4 years
Businesses in Commerce, GA
NameCountNameCount
AT&T1Journeys1
Ace Hardware1KFC1
Aeropostale2La-Z-Boy1
American Eagle Outfitters1Lane Bryant1
Ann Taylor1Levi Strauss & Co.1
Applebee's1Marriott1
Arby's1McDonald's1
AutoZone1Motel 61
Banana Republic1Motherhood Maternity1
Bath & Body Works1Nike3
Best Western1Outback1
Brooks Brothers1Outback Steakhouse1
Burger King1Papa John's Pizza1
CVS1Penske1
Casual Male XL1Pizza Hut1
Chick-Fil-A1Quality1
Coldwater Creek1RadioShack1
Comfort Suites1Ruby Tuesday1
Cracker Barrel1Rue211
Curves1Ryan's Grill1
Dairy Queen2SAS Shoes2
Days Inn1SONIC Drive-In1
Dennys1Sears1
Domino's Pizza1Sprint Nextel1
DressBarn1Starbucks1
Eddie Bauer1Subway3
Famous Footwear1Super 81
FedEx4T-Mobile1
GNC1Taco Bell1
Gap1Toys"R"Us1
Gymboree1U-Haul1
H&R Block1UPS4
Hardee's1Waffle House1
Home Depot1Walgreens1
Howard Johnson1Walmart1
J.Crew1Wendy's1
Jones New York1
Browse common businesses in Commerce, GA


Commerce on our top lists:

  • #3 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest percentage of people in orthopedic wards and institutions for the physically handicapped"
  • #7 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males working in industry: Book stores and news dealers (population 5,000+)"
  • #13 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females working in industry: Clothing and clothing accessories, including shoe, stores (population 5,000+)"
  • #20 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: Other food preparation and serving workers including supervisors (population 5,000+)"
  • #33 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males working in industry: Other direct selling establishments (population 5,000+)"
  • #36 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (population 5,000+)"
  • #46 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males working in industry: Hardware, plumbing and heating equipment and supplies merchant wholesalers (population 5,000+)"
  • #51 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most fire safe hotels and motels per 100,000 population (pop 5,000+)"
  • #74 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the highest number of police officers in 2006 per 1000 residents (population 5,000+)"
  • #83 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest percentage of residents relocating from other counties between 2005 and 2006"
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  • William A. Hollingsworth (2)
  • David L. Wilson (2)
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  • Danny F. Lincoln (1)
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Total of 20 patent applications in 2008-2014.

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