Commerce, Georgia

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Population in 2017: 6,881 (90% urban, 10% rural).
Population change since 2000: +30.0%
Males: 3,344  (48.6%)
Females: 3,537  (51.4%)
Median resident age:

37.4 years
Georgia median age:

36.8 years

Zip codes: 30529, 30530, 30558.

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Estimated median household income in 2017: $51,182 (it was $33,897 in 2000)
Commerce:

$51,182
GA:

$56,183

Estimated per capita income in 2017: $27,381 (it was $19,270 in 2000)

Commerce city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $119,762 (it was $74,000 in 2000)
Commerce:

$119,762
GA:

$173,700

Mean prices in 2017: all housing units: $133,255; detached houses: $140,318; mobile homes: $42,332

Median gross rent in 2017: $682.

March 2019 cost of living index in Commerce: 78.1 (low, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 20.3%
(16.9% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 39.3% for Black residents, 45.8% for two or more races residents)
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  • Races in Commerce, GA (2017)
    • 4,76469.8%White alone
    • 1,19317.5%Black alone
    • 5648.3%Hispanic
    • 2143.1%Two or more races
    • 390.6%Asian alone
    • 190.3%American Indian alone

Races in Commerce detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth



According to our research of Georgia and other state lists, there were 74 registered sex offenders living in Commerce, Georgia as of July 07, 2020.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Commerce is 91 to 1.


Crime rates in Commerce by year

Type

2006

2007

2008

2009

2010

2011

2012

2013

2014

2015

2016

2017

2018

Murders
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(15.5)
1
(15.4)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(14.6)
0
(0.0)
Rapes
(per 100,000)
3
(49.6)
3
(48.5)
2
(31.0)
1
(15.4)
2
(30.9)
0
(0.0)
1
(14.9)
0
(0.0)
2
(30.5)
1
(15.2)
3
(44.1)
0
(0.0)
1
(14.4)
Robberies
(per 100,000)
2
(33.1)
7
(113.1)
2
(31.0)
5
(76.8)
2
(30.9)
2
(30.2)
0
(0.0)
1
(15.4)
0
(0.0)
1
(15.2)
4
(58.8)
1
(14.6)
3
(43.3)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
32
(529.5)
26
(420.1)
46
(714.0)
21
(322.7)
20
(308.8)
23
(346.9)
13
(194.1)
23
(355.2)
14
(213.6)
26
(394.9)
42
(617.4)
31
(454.1)
24
(346.5)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
49
(810.7)
52
(840.2)
31
(481.1)
53
(814.4)
27
(416.9)
36
(543.0)
27
(403.2)
27
(416.9)
15
(228.9)
36
(546.8)
23
(338.1)
31
(454.1)
17
(245.4)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
290
(4,798)
188
(3,038)
195
(3,027)
124
(1,905)
145
(2,239)
128
(1,931)
99
(1,478)
84
(1,297)
99
(1,511)
77
(1,170)
124
(1,823)
156
(2,285)
100
(1,444)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
16
(264.7)
16
(258.5)
21
(325.9)
5
(76.8)
8
(123.5)
0
(0.0)
2
(29.9)
4
(61.8)
3
(45.8)
4
(60.8)
9
(132.3)
11
(161.1)
20
(288.7)
Arson
(per 100,000)
N/A1
(16.2)
1
(15.5)
4
(61.5)
1
(15.4)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(15.2)
0
(0.0)
1
(14.6)
0
(0.0)
City-Data.com crime index (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 274.0)425.4357.7388.8270.0224.3193.7140.5161.7147.3185.6283.6260.6191.9

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City-data.com crime index in Commerce, GA

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

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2018, including police officers: 24 (19 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.74
Georgia average:

2.52
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Ancestries: American (21.9%), English (6.5%), Irish (5.6%), German (3.8%), Scotch-Irish (1.7%), Italian (1.5%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Elevation: 931 feet

Land area: 8.30 square miles.

Population density: 829 people per square mile   (low).

Commerce, Georgia map

478 residents are foreign born (5.8% Latin America).

This city:

6.8%
Georgia:

10.0%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $1,356 (1.1%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $813 (0.7%)

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 )

Latitude: 34.21 N, Longitude: 83.46 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: +661 (+9.4%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 648 (21.3%)

Area code: 706

Distribution of median household income in Commerce, GA in 2017
Distribution of house value in Commerce, GA in 2017
Commerce satellite photo by USGS

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 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
  • 2010: 1 building, cost: $37,000
  • 2011: 1 building, cost: $65,000
  • 2015: 6 buildings, average cost: $112,100
  • 2016: 13 buildings, average cost: $172,100
  • 2017: 15 buildings, average cost: $172,100
Number of permits per 10,000 Commerce, GA residents
Average permit cost in Commerce, GA
Unemployment in March 2019:
Here:

2.8%
Georgia:

3.7%
Historical population in Commerce, GA
Historical housing units in Commerce, GA

Population change in the 1990s: +422 (+8.7%).
Most common industries in Commerce, GA (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Educational services (10.1%)
  • Accommodation & food services (9.2%)
  • Construction (7.4%)
  • Health care (7.2%)
  • Public administration (5.2%)
  • Textile mills & textile products (4.3%)
  • Food & beverage stores (4.1%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Construction (13.7%)
  • Public administration (6.1%)
  • Machinery (5.2%)
  • Transportation equipment (4.4%)
  • Accommodation & food services (3.8%)
  • Educational services (3.6%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (3.5%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Educational services (16.4%)
  • Accommodation & food services (14.4%)
  • Health care (11.7%)
  • Food & beverage stores (5.5%)
  • Textile mills & textile products (5.3%)
  • Clothing & accessories, including shoe, stores (4.7%)
  • Public administration (4.4%)
Most common occupations in Commerce, GA (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (6.9%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (6.0%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (5.7%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (4.5%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (3.8%)
  • Cashiers (3.8%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (3.5%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (8.1%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (6.9%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (6.7%)
  • Supervisors, construction and extraction workers (5.1%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (4.7%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (4.7%)
  • Retail sales workers, except cashiers (4.5%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (9.1%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (6.8%)
  • Cashiers (6.7%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (5.7%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (5.0%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (4.6%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (4.2%)

Average climate in Commerce, Georgia

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

Commerce, Georgia average temperatures Commerce, Georgia average precipitation Commerce, Georgia humidity Commerce, Georgia wind speed Commerce, Georgia snowfall Commerce, Georgia sunshine Commerce, Georgia clear and cloudy days
Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)
AQI Ozone PM2.5 Pb
Air Quality Index

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2018 was 65.7. This is about average.

City:

65.7
U.S.:

74.2
Ozone Level

Ozone [ppb] level in 2018 was 28.2. This is about average. Closest monitor was 21.0 miles away from the city center.

City:

28.2
U.S.:

33.3
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2018 was 8.30. This is about average. Closest monitor was 18.7 miles away from the city center.

City:

8.30
U.S.:

8.46
Lead Level

Lead (Pb) [µg/m3] level in 2008 was 0.00281. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 18.7 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.00281
U.S.:

0.00984

Tornado activity:

Commerce-area historical tornado activity is near Georgia state average. It is 29% 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 slightly above Georgia state average. It is 82% 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 Commerce center
On 4/29/2003 at 08:59:39, a magnitude 4.9 (4.4 MB, 4.6 MW, 4.9 LG, Depth: 12.2 mi) earthquake occurred 125.4 miles away from the city center
On 11/30/1973 at 07:48:41, a magnitude 4.7 (4.7 MB, 4.6 ML) earthquake occurred 113.7 miles away from Commerce center
On 7/27/1980 at 18:52:21, a magnitude 5.2 (5.1 MB, 4.7 MS, 5.0 UK, 5.2 UK, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 277.9 miles away from Commerce center
On 1/18/1999 at 07:00:53, a magnitude 4.8 (4.8 MB, 4.0 LG, Depth: 0.6 mi) earthquake occurred 225.0 miles away from Commerce center
On 11/22/1974 at 05:25:55, a magnitude 4.7 (4.7 MB) earthquake occurred 211.4 miles away from Commerce center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Jackson County (7) is smaller than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 3
Emergencies Declared: 4

Causes of natural disasters: Winter Storms: 4, Drought: 1, Flood: 1, Hurricane: 1, Snowfall: 1, Storm: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Commerce topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers in Commerce:

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

Airports located in Commerce:

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Commerce:

  • Athens Technical College (about 17 miles; Athens, GA; Full-time enrollment: 3,204)
  • University of Georgia (about 19 miles; Athens, GA; FT enrollment: 32,679)
  • Brenau University (about 22 miles; Gainesville, GA; FT enrollment: 2,341)
  • Lanier Technical College (about 24 miles; Oakwood, GA; FT enrollment: 2,435)
  • Piedmont College (about 26 miles; Demorest, GA; FT enrollment: 2,251)
  • Georgia Gwinnett College (about 35 miles; Lawrenceville, GA; FT enrollment: 7,993)
  • University of North Georgia (about 38 miles; Dahlonega, GA; FT enrollment: 12,445)

Public high schools in Commerce:

Private high school in Commerce:

  • PROVIDENCE ACADEMY (Students: 29, Location: 637 LAKEVIEW DR, Grades: KG-12)

Public elementary/middle schools in Commerce:

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Points of interest:

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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).

Birthplace of: Lamartine Griffin Hardman - Politician, Mike Bowers - Lawyer, Spud Chandler - Baseball player.

Jackson County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level between 2 and 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Moderate Potential

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

COMMERCE (Population served: 6,819, Surface water):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In JUN-2011, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (JUN-28-2011), St Violation/Reminder Notice (JUN-28-2011), St Public Notif received (JUL-27-2011)
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
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

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.

For population 15 years and over in Commerce:

Marital status in Commerce, GA
  • Never married: 21.7%
  • Now married: 48.1%
  • Separated: 2.0%
  • Widowed: 9.1%
  • Divorced: 19.1%

For population 25 years and over in Commerce:

  • High school or higher: 77.4%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 12.9%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 5.3%
  • Unemployed: 3.3%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 24.8 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2017
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2017
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

13.5
Georgia average:

12.2

Travel time (in minutes) to work in 2017
Means of transportation to work in 2017 - Commerce
Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Commerce, GA (based on Jackson County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant17,63060
Mainline Protestant3,38321
Black Protestant8055
Other5693
Catholic2681
None37,830-
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center. Graphs represent county-level data

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 6
Here:

1.02 / 10,000 pop.
Georgia:

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

0.68 / 10,000 pop.
Georgia:

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

5.41 / 10,000 pop.
Georgia:

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

5.08 / 10,000 pop.
Georgia:

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

10.7%
State:

10.4%
Adult obesity rate:
This county:

26.6%
Georgia:

27.8%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Jackson County:

15.0%
State:

14.6%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
This city:

47.1%
Georgia:

48.0%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Commerce:

41.8%
Georgia:

44.9%

Average BMI:
This city:

28.7
Georgia:

29.0

People feeling badly about themselves:
This city:

22.1%
State:

20.8%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
This city:

11.7%
Georgia:

11.0%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Commerce:

6.8
Georgia:

6.7

Overweight people:
Commerce:

33.1%
Georgia:

33.6%

General health condition:
Commerce:

52.3%
State:

55.2%

Average condition of hearing:
Commerce:

76.8%
Georgia:

80.4%

More about Health and Nutrition of Commerce, GA Residents
Local government employment and payroll (March 2012)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Police Protection - Officers 19$65,481$41,3561$1,767
Sewerage 14$42,913$36,7831$1,176
Streets and Highways 10$27,070$32,4840$0
Gas Supply 6$17,517$35,0340$0
Water Supply 6$18,308$36,6160$0
Police - Other 5$9,598$23,0351$1,477
Other Government Administration 5$24,912$59,7897$1,349
Parks and Recreation 5$13,467$32,3214$2,019
Electric Power 5$18,376$44,1020$0
Financial Administration 4$12,141$36,4234$7,227
Other and Unallocable 4$12,996$38,9880$0
Health 1$2,212$26,5440$0
Local Libraries 1$1,899$22,7887$5,779
Firefighters 0$0 29$6,500
Judicial and Legal 0$0 0$0
Solid Waste Management 0$0 0$0
Totals for Government 85$266,890$37,67954$27,294

Commerce government finances - Expenditure in 2012 (per resident):

  • Construction - Regular Highways: $351,000 ($51.01)
    Libraries: $31,000 ($4.51)
  • Current Operations - Electric Utilities: $5,145,000 ($747.71)
    Gas Utilities: $2,637,000 ($383.23)
    Police Protection: $1,571,000 ($228.31)
    Water Utilities: $1,432,000 ($208.11)
    Sewerage: $955,000 ($138.79)
    Regular Highways: $801,000 ($116.41)
    Parks and Recreation: $514,000 ($74.70)
    Central Staff Services: $441,000 ($64.09)
    Solid Waste Management: $352,000 ($51.16)
    General Public Buildings: $256,000 ($37.20)
    Local Fire Protection: $186,000 ($27.03)
    Libraries: $176,000 ($25.58)
    Housing and Community Development: $143,000 ($20.78)
    General - Other: $129,000 ($18.75)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $78,000 ($11.34)
    Financial Administration: $53,000 ($7.70)
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $16,000 ($2.33)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $25,000 ($3.63)
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - General - Other: $50,000 ($7.27)
    Other - Correctional Institutions: $29,000 ($4.21)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Water Utilities: $657,000 ($95.48)
    Sewerage: $438,000 ($63.65)
    General - Other: $370,000 ($53.77)
    Police Protection: $172,000 ($25.00)
    Parks and Recreation: $94,000 ($13.66)
    Local Fire Protection: $85,000 ($12.35)
    Gas Utilities: $64,000 ($9.30)
    Regular Highways: $26,000 ($3.78)
    Electric Utilities: $9,000 ($1.31)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $4,253,000 ($618.08)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $649,000 ($94.32)

Commerce government finances - Revenue in 2012 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $1,469,000 ($213.49)
    Other: $458,000 ($66.56)
    Solid Waste Management: $457,000 ($66.41)
    Parks and Recreation: $161,000 ($23.40)
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities: $4,000 ($0.58)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $49,000 ($7.12)
    Other: $42,000 ($6.10)
  • Local Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $1,229,000 ($178.61)
    Other: $944,000 ($137.19)
  • Miscellaneous - Fines and Forfeits: $550,000 ($79.93)
    General Revenue - Other: $191,000 ($27.76)
    Interest Earnings: $10,000 ($1.45)
    Royalties: $10,000 ($1.45)
    Donations From Private Sources: $2,000 ($0.29)
  • Revenue - Electric Utilities: $5,928,000 ($861.50)
    Gas Utilities: $3,277,000 ($476.24)
    Water Utilities: $2,203,000 ($320.16)
  • State Intergovernmental - Housing and Community Development: $430,000 ($62.49)
  • Tax - Property: $416,000 ($60.46)
    Insurance Premiums Sales: $307,000 ($44.62)
    Public Utilities Sales: $179,000 ($26.01)
    Alcoholic Beverage Sales: $169,000 ($24.56)
    Occupation and Business License - Other: $89,000 ($12.93)
    Alcoholic Beverage License: $23,000 ($3.34)
    Other License: $17,000 ($2.47)

Commerce government finances - Debt in 2012 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $15,768,000 ($2291.53)
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $15,201,000 ($2209.13)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $567,000 ($82.40)

Commerce government finances - Cash and Securities in 2012 (per resident):

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $994,000 ($144.46)
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $14,496,000 ($2106.67)
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $1,281,000 ($186.16)

10.07% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($55,142 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

10.07%
Georgia average:

9.49%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2015 and 2016:
from Gwinnett County, GA  2.11% ($69,229 average AGI)
from Hall County, GA  1.48% ($57,830)
from Barrow County, GA  0.96% ($50,705)


8.14% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($45,982 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

8.14%
Georgia average:

9.04%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2015 and 2016:
to Hall County, GA  1.14% ($45,790 average AGI)
to Barrow County, GA  0.93% ($40,083)
to Clarke County, GA  0.84% ($41,676)
Businesses in Commerce, GA
NameCountNameCount
AT&T1J.Crew1
Ace Hardware1Jones New York1
Advance Auto Parts1Journeys1
Aeropostale2Justice1
American Eagle Outfitters1KFC1
Ann Taylor1La-Z-Boy1
Applebee's1Lane Bryant1
Arby's1Levi Strauss & Co.1
AutoZone1Marriott1
Banana Republic1McDonald's1
Bath & Body Works1Motel 61
Best Western1Motherhood Maternity1
Brooks Brothers1Nike3
Burger King1Outback1
CVS1Outback Steakhouse1
Casual Male XL1Papa John's Pizza1
Chevrolet1Penske1
Chick-Fil-A1Pizza Hut1
Coldwater Creek1Quality1
Comfort Suites1RadioShack1
Cracker Barrel1Ruby Tuesday1
Curves1Rue211
Dairy Queen2Ryan's Grill1
Days Inn1SAS Shoes2
Dennys1SONIC Drive-In1
Domino's Pizza1Sears1
DressBarn1Skechers USA1
Dressbarn1Sprint Nextel1
Eddie Bauer1Starbucks1
Famous Footwear1Subway3
FedEx4Super 81
Ford1T-Mobile1
GNC1Taco Bell1
Gap1Toys"R"Us1
Gymboree1U-Haul1
H&R Block1UPS4
Hardee's1Waffle House1
Hilton1Walgreens1
Home Depot1Walmart1
Howard Johnson1Wendy's1

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.)
Commerce fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 2017
Fatal road traffic accident statistics for 1975 - 2017
See more detailed statistics of Commerce fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2017 here
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 45Number of bridges
  • 420ft / 128mTotal length
  • $26,427,000Total costs
  • 734,554Total average daily traffic
  • 14,178Total average daily truck traffic
New bridges in Commerce, GA - historical statistics
  • New bridges - historical statistics
  • 21930-1939
  • 21950-1959
  • 291960-1969
  • 11970-1979
  • 31980-1989
  • 51990-1999
  • 32000-2009
See full National Bridge Inventory statistics for Commerce, GA

FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers:

3 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Commerce)

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

184 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

2 (See the full list of FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers in Commerce, GA)

FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers:

12 (See the full list of FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers)

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

15 (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:

55 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Commerce)

FAA Registered Aircraft:

5
  • Aircraft: CESSNA 177B (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 108 mph), Engine: Reciprocating
    N-Number: 1377C , Serial Number: 17702716, Airworthiness Date: 11/02/1977, Certificate Issue Date: 03/12/2018
    Registrant (Individual): Ronald Wilson, 824 Hidden Hollow Cir, Commerce, GA 30529
  • Aircraft: CESSNA 210F (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 141 mph), Engine: CONT MOTOR IO 520 SERIES (285 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 1877F , Serial Number: 21058777, Year manufactured: 1966, Airworthiness Date: 07/13/1966, Certificate Issue Date: 03/01/2005
    Registrant (Individual): Paul M Sergent, 125 Northview Dr, Commerce, GA 30529
  • Aircraft: CESSNA 172N (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 105 mph), Engine: Reciprocating
    N-Number: 669BD , Serial Number: 17270579, Certificate Issue Date: 02/11/2008
    Registrant (Individual): Jeffrey C Logan, 245 Wheeler Rd, Commerce, GA 30530
  • Aircraft: PIPER AEROSTAR 601P (Category: Land, Engines: 2, Seats: 6, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds), Engine: LYCOMING IO-540 SER (300 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 700AC , Serial Number: 61P08018063412, Year manufactured: 1980, Airworthiness Date: 06/02/1980, Certificate Issue Date: 04/11/2018
    Registrant (Corporation): Caudells Machine & Tooling Inc, 1154 Highway 59, Commerce, GA 30530
  • Aircraft: TAYLORCRAFT BC12-D (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 78 mph), Engine: CONT MOTOR A&C65 SERIES (65 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 94909 , Serial Number: 9309, Year manufactured: 1946, Airworthiness Date: 05/31/1963, Certificate Issue Date: 07/28/2011
    Registrant (Individual): Woodrow H Minish, 104 Gober Rd, Commerce, GA 30530

2002 - 2018 National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS) incidents

    Fire incident distribution by year According to the data from the years 2002 - 2018 the average number of fires per year is 60. The highest number of fire incidents - 128 took place in 2016, and the least - 2 in 2006. The data has a growing trend.
    Fire incident types in Commerce, GA When looking into fire subcategories, the most incidents belonged to: Structure Fires (39.3%), and Outside Fires (36.5%).

    • Fire incident types reported to NFIRS in Commerce, GA
    • 39839.3%Structure Fires
    • 37036.5%Outside Fires
    • 23022.7%Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires
    • 161.6%Other
See full National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Commerce, GA

Fire-safe hotels and motels in Commerce, Georgia:

  • Quality Inn Commerce, 165 Eisenhower Dr, Commerce, Georgia 30529 , Phone: (706) 335-9001, Fax: (706) 335-9002
  • Travelodge Commerce, 267 Steven B Tanger Blvd, Commerce, Georgia 30529 , Phone: (706) 335-3738, Fax: (706) 335-2569
  • Holiday Inn Express, 30747 Hwy 441 S, Commerce, Georgia 30529 , Phone: (706) 335-5183, Fax: (706) 335-6588
  • Best Western Commerce Inn, 157 Eisenhower Dr, Commerce, Georgia 30529 , Phone: (706) 335-3640, Fax: (706) 335-6470
  • Americas Best Inn &suites, 30537 Hwy 441 & I85, Commerce, Georgia 30529 , Phone: (706) 335-5191, Fax: (706) 335-5191
  • Comfort Suites, 30490 Hwy 441, Commerce, Georgia 30529 , Phone: (706) 336-0000, Fax: (706) 336-0026
  • Americas Best Value Inn, 30976 Us Hwy 441 S, Commerce, Georgia 30529 , Phone: (706) 335-2595, Fax: (706) 335-3901
  • Fairfield Inn & Suites By Marriott, Commerce, 137 Frontage Rd, Commerce, Georgia 30529 , Phone: (706) 336-0066, Fax: (706) 336-0067
  • 4 other hotels and motels
All 12 fire-safe hotels and motels in Commerce, Georgia
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
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Commerce, GA
  • 53.6%Utility gas
  • 42.8%Electricity
  • 2.0%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 1.7%Wood
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Commerce, GA
  • 63.5%Electricity
  • 33.2%Utility gas
  • 3.4%Bottled, tank, or LP gas


Commerce compared to Georgia state average:

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

Commerce on our top lists:

  • #10 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest percentage of people in orthopedic wards and institutions for the physically handicapped (population 1,000+)"
  • #45 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in industries: other services, except public administration (population 5,000+)"
  • #76 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest city-data.com crime index decrease from 2002 to 2012 (population 5,000+)"
  • #95 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in industries: wholesale trade (population 5,000+)"
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