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Population in 2017: 65 (0% urban, 100% rural).
Population change since 2000: -40.9%
Males: 30  (46.8%)
Females: 35  (53.2%)
Median resident age:

31.7 years
Missouri median age:

38.5 years

Zip code: 63742

Estimated median household income in 2017: $51,788 (it was $36,667 in 2000)
Commerce:

$51,788
MO:

$53,578

Estimated per capita income in 2017: $25,918 (it was $17,552 in 2000)

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $57,162 (it was $31,700 in 2000)
Commerce:

$57,162
MO:

$156,700

Mean prices in 2017: all housing units: $75,758; detached houses: $105,749; mobile homes: $33,498
March 2019 cost of living index in Commerce: 74.6 (low, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 22.0%
(18.5% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 60.0% for Black residents)
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Ancestries: French (16.7%), German (16.7%), Irish (16.7%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Incorporated in 1834

Elevation: 345 feet

Land area: 0.32 square miles.

Population density: 203 people per square mile   (very low).

Commerce, Missouri map
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units in 2000:
Commerce village:

1.0% ($325)
Missouri:

1.0% ($851)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: St. Louis, MO (110.6 miles , pop. 348,189).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (337.4 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities:

Thebes, IL (2.1 miles ),
Olive Branch, IL (2.3 miles ),
Scott City, MO (2.5 miles ),
Kelso, MO (2.5 miles ),
Lambert, MO (2.7 miles),
Benton, MO (2.8 miles ),
East Cape Girardeau, IL (3.2 miles ),
McClure, IL (3.3 miles )

Latitude: 37.16 N, Longitude: 89.45 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 618

Distribution of median household income in Commerce, MO in 2017
Distribution of house value in Commerce, MO in 2017

Commerce satellite photo by USGS

Unemployment in March 2019:
Here:

3.9%
Missouri:

3.9%
Most common industries in Commerce, MO (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Health care (18.0%)
  • Metal & metal products (12.0%)
  • U. S. Postal service (12.0%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing & hunting (8.0%)
  • Plastics & rubber products (8.0%)
  • Food (6.0%)
  • Electronic shopping & mail-order houses (6.0%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing & hunting (15.4%)
  • Plastics & rubber products (15.4%)
  • Food (11.5%)
  • Construction (7.7%)
  • Public administration (7.7%)
  • Water transportation (7.7%)
  • Truck transportation (7.7%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Health care (29.2%)
  • Metal & metal products (25.0%)
  • U. S. Postal service (16.7%)
  • Electronic shopping & mail-order houses (12.5%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (8.3%)
  • Food & beverage stores (4.2%)
  • Accommodation & food services (4.2%)
Most common occupations in Commerce, MO (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (14.0%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (12.0%)
  • Information and record clerks, except customer service representatives (8.0%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (8.0%)
  • Registered nurses (6.0%)
  • Retail sales workers, except cashiers (6.0%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (6.0%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (15.4%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (11.5%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (11.5%)
  • Other food preparation and serving workers, including supervisors (7.7%)
  • Personal appearance workers (7.7%)
  • Information and record clerks, except customer service representatives (7.7%)
  • Agricultural workers, including supervisors (7.7%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (25.0%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (16.7%)
  • Registered nurses (12.5%)
  • Retail sales workers, except cashiers (12.5%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (8.3%)
  • Information and record clerks, except customer service representatives (8.3%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (8.3%)

Average climate in Commerce, Missouri

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Tornado activity:

Commerce-area historical tornado activity is slightly above Missouri state average. It is 83% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/22/1981, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 18.9 miles away from the Commerce village center killed one person and injured 32 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

On 5/6/2003, a category F4 tornado 24.2 miles away from the village center killed 2 people and injured 33 people and caused $16 million in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Commerce-area historical earthquake activity is near Missouri state average. It is 73% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 9/26/1990 at 13:18:51, a magnitude 5.0 (4.7 MB, 4.8 LG, 5.0 LG, Depth: 7.7 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 4.9 miles away from Commerce center
On 4/18/2008 at 09:36:59, a magnitude 5.4 (5.1 MB, 4.8 MS, 5.4 MW, 5.2 MW, Depth: 8.9 mi) earthquake occurred 123.7 miles away from Commerce center
On 5/4/1991 at 01:18:54, a magnitude 5.0 (4.4 MB, 4.6 LG, 5.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 46.0 miles away from Commerce center
On 6/18/2002 at 17:37:15, a magnitude 5.0 (4.3 MB, 4.6 MW, 5.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 107.9 miles away from Commerce center
On 9/29/1987 at 00:04:56, a magnitude 4.6 (4.6 MB, 4.5 LG, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 24.9 miles away from the city center
On 3/25/1976 at 00:41:20, a magnitude 5.0 (4.9 MB, 5.0 LG) earthquake occurred 116.0 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Scott County (19) is greater than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 13
Emergencies Declared: 6

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 12, Storms: 10, Tornadoes: 10, Winter Storms: 5, Winds: 2, Drought: 1, Heavy Rain: 1, Hurricane: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Commerce topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers near Commerce:

  • LUTHERAN HOME/HOME HEALTH (Home Health Center, about 12 miles away; CAPE GIRARDEAU, MO)
  • LUTHERAN HOME, THE (Nursing Home, about 12 miles away; CAPE GIRARDEAU, MO)
  • RATLIFF CARE CENTER (Nursing Home, about 12 miles away; CAPE GIRARDEAU, MO)
  • SOUTHEAST MISSOURI HOSPITAL Acute Care Hospitals (about 12 miles away; CAPE GIRARDEAU, MO)
  • RENAL CARE GROUP OF SOUTHEAST MISSOURI (Dialysis Facility, about 12 miles away; CAPE GIRARDEAU, MO)
  • RENAL CARE GROUP - CAPE GIRARDEAU (Dialysis Facility, about 13 miles away; CAPE GIRARDEAU, MO)
  • NORTH SCOTT MEDICAL CENTER (Hospital, about 13 miles away; CHAFFEE, MO)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Commerce:

  • Southeast Missouri State University (about 12 miles; Cape Girardeau, MO; Full-time enrollment: 9,678)
  • Southern Illinois University-Carbondale (about 41 miles; Carbondale, IL; FT enrollment: 14,539)
  • West Kentucky Community and Technical College (about 45 miles; Paducah, KY; FT enrollment: 4,107)
  • John A Logan College (about 46 miles; Carterville, IL; FT enrollment: 3,995)
  • Three Rivers Community College (about 61 miles; Poplar Bluff, MO; FT enrollment: 3,360)
  • The University of Tennessee-Martin (about 66 miles; Martin, TN; FT enrollment: 7,013)
  • Murray State University (about 73 miles; Murray, KY; FT enrollment: 8,930)

Points of interest:

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Notable location: New Hamburg / Benton / Commerce Fire Protection District Station 2 (A). Display/hide its location on the map

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

Tourist attraction: Commerce Community Tourism Organization (203 Missouri).

Scott County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level less than 2 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Low Potential
Average household size:
This village:

2.2 people
Missouri:

2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This village:

60.0%
Whole state:

65.3%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This village:

3.3%
Whole state:

6.7%


No gay or lesbian households reported

For population 15 years and over in Commerce:

Marital status in Commerce, MO
  • Never married: 35.6%
  • Now married: 47.3%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 3.6%
  • Divorced: 13.4%

For population 25 years and over in Commerce:

  • High school or higher: 66.7%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 15.2%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 15.2%
  • Unemployed: 12.3%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 33.9 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2017
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2017
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

20.2
Missouri average:

11.0

Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Commerce, MO (based on Scott County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant13,01764
Catholic6,5317
Mainline Protestant2,52214
Other8914
Black Protestant3543
None15,876-
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: 13
Here:

3.19 / 10,000 pop.
Missouri:

1.88 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 8
Scott County:

1.97 / 10,000 pop.
Missouri:

0.60 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 22
Scott County:

5.40 / 10,000 pop.
Missouri:

4.34 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 35
This county:

8.60 / 10,000 pop.
State:

7.37 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Scott County:

8.9%
Missouri:

8.8%
Adult obesity rate:
Scott County:

31.5%
Missouri:

29.6%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Scott County:

13.5%
Missouri:

13.5%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Commerce:

59.6%
State:

49.8%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Commerce:

50.7%
Missouri:

46.9%

Average BMI:
Commerce:

28.0
Missouri:

28.7

People feeling badly about themselves:
This city:

9.2%
Missouri:

21.0%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
This city:

9.6%
Missouri:

10.4%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Commerce:

7.2
Missouri:

6.8

Overweight people:
Commerce:

29.3%
State:

34.3%

General health condition:
Commerce:

62.4%
Missouri:

56.3%

Average condition of hearing:
Commerce:

80.9%
State:

78.8%

More about Health and Nutrition of Commerce, MO 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
Electric Power 0$0 0$0
Gas Supply 0$0 0$0
Local Libraries 0$0 0$0
Other and Unallocable 0$0 0$0
Other Government Administration 0$0 0$0
Judicial and Legal 0$0 0$0
Police - Other 0$0 0$0
Firefighters 0$0 0$0
Fire - Other 0$0 0$0
Correction 0$0 0$0
Streets and Highways 0$0 1$541
Airports 0$0 0$0
Water Transport and Terminals 0$0 0$0
Water Supply 0$0 0$0
Welfare 0$0 0$0
Health 0$0 0$0
Housing and Community Development (Local) 0$0 0$0
Hospitals 0$0 0$0
Solid Waste Management 0$0 0$0
Sewerage 0$0 0$0
Parks and Recreation 0$0 0$0
Natural Resources 0$0 0$0
Police Protection - Officers 0$0 0$0
Financial Administration 0$0 1$120
Transit 0$0 0$0
Totals for Government 0$0 2$661

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

  • Current Operations - Regular Highways: $6,000 ($92.31)
    General - Other: $5,000 ($76.92)
    Central Staff Services: $2,000 ($30.77)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $6,000 ($92.31)

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

  • Charges - Other: $1,000 ($15.38)
  • Miscellaneous - Donations From Private Sources: $1,000 ($15.38)
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $5,000 ($76.92)
  • Tax - Property: $2,000 ($30.77)
    Public Utilities Sales: $1,000 ($15.38)

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

  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $9,000 ($138.46)

6.19% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($32,445 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.19%
Missouri average:

7.04%

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 Cape Girardeau County, MO  1.67% ($30,388 average AGI)
from New Madrid County, MO  1.02% ($33,458)
from Mississippi County, MO  0.60% ($42,447)


6.95% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($37,017 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.95%
Missouri average:

7.16%

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 Cape Girardeau County, MO  1.80% ($36,457 average AGI)
to New Madrid County, MO  0.87% ($32,768)
to Mississippi County, MO  0.53% ($25,882)

Strongest AM radio stations in Commerce:

  • KZIM (960 AM; 5 kW; CAPE GIRARDEAU, MO; Owner: ZIMMER RADIO OF MID-MISSOURI, INC)
  • KAPE (1550 AM; 5 kW; CAPE GIRARDEAU, MO; Owner: W. RUSSELL WITHERS, JR.)
  • KRHW (1520 AM; 5 kW; SIKESTON, MO)
  • WDDD (810 AM; 10 kW; JOHNSTON CITY, IL; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • KXEN (1010 AM; 50 kW; FESTUS-ST. LOUIS, MO; Owner: BDJ RADIO ENTERPRISES, LLC)
  • KMOX (1120 AM; 50 kW; ST. LOUIS, MO; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WCRV (640 AM; 50 kW; COLLIERVILLE, TN; Owner: BOTT BROADCASTING COMPANY/TENNESSEE)
  • WPAD (1560 AM; 10 kW; PADUCAH, KY; Owner: BRISTOL BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • WSM (650 AM; 50 kW; NASHVILLE, TN; Owner: GAYLORD ENTERTAINMENT COMPANY)
  • WDIA (1070 AM; 50 kW; MEMPHIS, TN; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WKRO (1490 AM; 1 kW; CAIRO, IL; Owner: BENJAMIN STRATEMEYER)
  • WGSF (1030 AM; 50 kW; MEMPHIS, TN; Owner: FLINN BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • KCHR (1350 AM; 1 kW; CHARLESTON, MO; Owner: SOUTH MISSOURI B/C COMPANY, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Commerce:

  • KREZ (104.7 FM; CHAFFEE, MO; Owner: DANA R. WITHERS)
  • KGMO (100.7 FM; CAPE GIRARDEAU, MO; Owner: W. RUSSELL WITHERS, JR.)
  • WKIB (96.5 FM; ANNA, IL; Owner: W. RUSSELL WITHERS)
  • KWKZ (106.1 FM; CHARLESTON, MO; Owner: ANDERSON BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • KEZS-FM (102.9 FM; CAPE GIRARDEAU, MO; Owner: ZIMMER BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • KRCU (90.9 FM; CAPE GIRARDEAU, MO; Owner: BOARD OF REGENTS, SOUTHEAST MISSOURI STATE UNIVERSITY)
  • KCGQ-FM (99.3 FM; GORDONVILLE, MO; Owner: ZIMMER RADIO OF MID-MISSOURI, INC)
  • KBXB (97.9 FM; SIKESTON, MO; Owner: W. RUSSELL WITHERS, JR.)
  • KGKS (93.9 FM; SCOTT CITY, MO; Owner: ZIMMER RADIO OF MID-MISSOURI, INC.)
  • WBEL (88.5 FM; CAIRO, IL; Owner: AMERICAN FAMILY ASSOCIATION)
  • KBHI (107.1 FM; MINER, MO; Owner: DANA R WITHERS)
  • WCIL-FM (101.5 FM; CARBONDALE, IL; Owner: LYLE BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WGCF (89.3 FM; PADUCAH, KY; Owner: CHRISTIAN BUSINESSMEN'S ASSOC, INC.)
  • KMHM (104.1 FM; LUTESVILLE, MO; Owner: HAROLD L. LAWDER)

TV broadcast stations around Commerce:

  • K47FB (Channel 47; CAPE GIRARDEAU, MO; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • K69HT (Channel 69; CAPE GIRARDEAU, MO; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • KFVS-TV (Channel 12; CAPE GIRARDEAU, MO; Owner: RAYCOM AMERICA, INC.)
  • KBSI (Channel 23; CAPE GIRARDEAU, MO; Owner: KBSI LICENSEE L.P.)
  • WDKA (Channel 49; PADUCAH, KY; Owner: WDKA ACQUISITION CORPORATION)
  • K65GP (Channel 65; CAPE GIRARDEAU, MO; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • WPSD-TV (Channel 6; PADUCAH, KY; Owner: WPSD-TV, LLC)
  • KCGI-CA (Channel 45; CAPE GIRARDEAU, MO; Owner: TRI-STATE CHRISTIAN TV, INC.)
  • K58FD (Channel 58; CAPE GIRARDEAU, MO; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • WSIL-TV (Channel 3; HARRISBURG, IL; Owner: WSIL-TV, INC.)
  • K33EQ (Channel 33; CAPE GIRARDEAU, MO; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • K67HF (Channel 67; CAPE GIRARDEAU, MO; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 4Number of bridges
  • 92ft / 27.7mTotal length
  • $3,069,000Total costs
  • 9,143Total average daily traffic
  • 696Total average daily truck traffic
  • 16,443Total future (year 2036) average daily traffic

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

5
  • Dana R Withers, Near Commerce, Mo, In Scott County (Lat: 37.162833 Lon: -89.483139), Type: 137.2, Overall height: 137.2 m, Registrant: Gardner, Carton & Douglas, Sjohnson@gcd.Com, , Washi-ngton, Phone: (202) 408-7122
  • Dana Withers, Near Commerce, Mo, In Scott County (Lat: 37.162833 Lon: -89.483139), Type: 137.2, Overall height: 137.2 m, Registrant: Gardner, Carton & Douglas, Sjohnson@gcd.Com, , Washi-ngton, Phone: (202) 408-7122
  • Dana R Withers, Near Commerce, Mo, In Scott County (Lat: 37.162833 Lon: -89.483139), Type: 138.1, Overall height: 137.2 m, Registrant: Radio Station Kyrx(Fm), 818 Bento-n, Phone: (618) 435-8100
  • Dana Withers, Near Commerce, Mo, In Scott County (Lat: 37.162833 Lon: -89.483139), Type: 138.1, Overall height: 137.2 m, Registrant: Gardner, Carton & Douglas, Sjohnson@gcd.Com, , Washi-ngton, Phone: (202) 408-7122
  • 3.3 Km Nw 275.8 Deg (Lat: 37.162222 Lon: -89.480278), Type: 59.4, Overall height: 59.4 m, Registrant: 818 Bento-n, Phone: (618) 435-8100

Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Commerce, MO
  • 58.8%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 41.2%Electricity
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Commerce, MO
  • 50.0%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 50.0%Electricity


Commerce compared to Missouri state average:

  • Median house value below state average.
  • Black race population percentage below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Median age significantly above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Renting percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • House age significantly below state average.
  • Number of college students significantly below state average.
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