Commerce, Missouri

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Population in 2014: 66 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: -40.0%
Males: 30  (46.8%)
Females: 36  (53.2%)
Median resident age:  31.6 years
Missouri median age:  38.4 years

Zip code: 63742

Estimated median household income in 2016: $42,172 (it was $36,667 in 2000)
Commerce:

$42,172
MO:

$51,746

Estimated per capita income in 2016: $15,543 (it was $17,552 in 2000)

Estimated median house or condo value in 2016: $53,683 (it was $31,700 in 2000)
Commerce:

$53,683
MO:

$151,400

Mean prices in 2016: All housing units: $74,047; Detached houses: $103,243; Mobile homes: $45,229
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Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Commerce: 75.6 (low, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: French (9.1%), German (9.1%), Irish (9.1%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Incorporated in 1834

Elevation: 345 feet

Land area: 0.32 square miles.

Population density: 206 people per square mile   (very low).

Commerce, Missouri map

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

For population 15 years and over in Commerce village:

  • Never married: 35.7%
  • Now married: 47.5%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 3.9%
  • Divorced: 12.9%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units in 2000:

Commerce village:  1.0% ($325)
Missouri:  1.0% ($851)

Commerce satellite photo by USGS

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

Commerce household income distribution Commerce home values distribution
Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

4.9%
Missouri:

4.5%

Unemployment by year (%)

Population change in the 1990s: -63 (-36.4%).
Most common industries in 2016 (%)
Males Females
  • Transportation and warehousing (50%)
  • Construction (17%)
  • Manufacturing (17%)
  • Health care and social assistance (17%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (0%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (0%)
  • Wholesale trade (0%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (57%)
  • Retail trade (36%)
  • Health care and social assistance (7%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (0%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (0%)
  • Construction (0%)
  • Manufacturing (0%)
Most common occupations in 2016 (%)
Males Females
  • Transportation occupations (33%)
  • Material moving occupations (33%)
  • Fire fighting and prevention, and other protective service workers including supervisors (17%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (17%)
  • Management occupations (0%)
  • Business and financial operations occupations (0%)
  • Computer and mathematical occupations (0%)
  • Management occupations (50%)
  • Sales and related occupations (36%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (7%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (7%)
  • Business and financial operations occupations (0%)
  • Computer and mathematical occupations (0%)
  • Architecture and engineering occupations (0%)

Average climate in Commerce, Missouri

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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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 the city 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 the city 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 the city 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 Commerce 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)

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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
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2016: 22.0%
(18.5% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 60.0% for Black residents)
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

Educational Attainment (%) in 2016

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2016

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

16.9
Missouri average:

10.9

Commerce travel time to work - commute Commerce mode of transportation to work chart

Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for Commerce village (based on Scott County data)

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
Scott County:

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.
State:

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

8.60 / 10,000 pop.
State:

7.37 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

8.9%
Missouri:

8.8%
Adult obesity rate:
Scott County:

31.5%
Missouri:

29.6%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

13.5%
State:

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
Financial Administration 0$0 1$120
Streets and Highways 0$0 1$541
Totals for Government 0$0 2$661

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

  • Current Operations - Central Staff Services: $6,000 ($90.91)
    Regular Highways: $6,000 ($90.91)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $4,000 ($60.61)

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

  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $1,000 ($15.15)
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $6,000 ($90.91)
  • Tax - Property: $3,000 ($45.45)
    Tobacco Sales: $1,000 ($15.15)
    Public Utilities: $1,000 ($15.15)

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

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $9,000 ($136.36)

5.74% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($27,144 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.74%
Missouri average:

6.69%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2010 and 2011.

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Cape Girardeau County, MO  1.56% ($25,103 average AGI)
from Mississippi County, MO  0.50% ($26,611)
from New Madrid County, MO  0.47% ($22,672)


6.35% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($27,937 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.35%
Missouri average:

6.91%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2010 and 2011.

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Cape Girardeau County, MO  1.87% ($30,112 average AGI)
to Stoddard County, MO  0.58% ($23,181)
to Mississippi County, MO  0.47% ($20,691)

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
  • 27m89ftTotal length
  • 7,751Total average daily traffic
  • 802Total average daily truck traffic
  • 13,952Total future (year 2033) 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: 2024087122, Sjohnson@gcd.Com, 1301 K STREET, NW, SUITE 900, EAST
  • Dana Withers, Near Commerce, Mo, In Scott County (Lat: 37.162833 Lon: -89.483139), Type: 137.2, Overall height: 137.2 m, Registrant: 2024087122, Sjohnson@gcd.Com, 1301 K STREET, NW, SUITE 900, EAST
  • Dana R Withers, Near Commerce, Mo, In Scott County (Lat: 37.162833 Lon: -89.483139), Type: 138.1, Overall height: 137.2 m, Registrant: 2024087122, Sjohnson@gcd.Com, 1301 K STREET, NW, SUITE 900, EAST
  • Dana Withers, Near Commerce, Mo, In Scott County (Lat: 37.162833 Lon: -89.483139), Type: 138.1, Overall height: 137.2 m, Registrant: 2024087122, Sjohnson@gcd.Com, 1301 K STREET, NW, SUITE 900, EAST
  • 3.3 Km Nw 275.8 Deg (Lat: 37.162222 Lon: -89.480278), Type: 59.4, Overall height: 59.4 m, Registrant: 6184358100

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 1

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (55%)
  • Electricity (45%)

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.
  • Number of college students significantly below state average.
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