Living in Commerce City Colorado
Commerce City, Denver’s suburban neighbor to the northeast, offers a historic downtown, beautiful residential areas and thriving businesses and industry. Commerce City is where the past and the present come together to create strong civic pride and a quality community for a lifetime. With nearby shopping, entertainment and dining, Commerce City offer the best of all worlds. It’s a short trip to Denver International Airport and downtown Denver and less than an hour’s drive to the heart of the Rocky Mountains.
Commerce City’s population increased from 20,991 residents in 2000 to 45,913 in 2010, making it the state’s fourth fastest-growing city amongst communities with at least 10,000 people. Commerce City sits as the 19th largest municipality in Colorado. While the city’s population has more than doubled, the city has maintained its small-town atmosphere. Commerce City is recognized as the hub of commerce in the Denver metropolitan area, is surrounded by interstates 70, 270, 76 and E-470, and offers easy access to rail and air transportation. Commerce City encourages healthy living and active lifestyles through a variety of recreational opportunities. From dance to a drawing, from swimming to weightlifting, the city recreational center offers a variety of programs for your benefit. Among the many other activities to explore in our city are a professional soccer team, a 15,000-acre wildlife refuge and more than 14 miles of walking trails. It’s all here for your enjoyment.
- Current population (approximate): 42,473
- Incorporated as Commerce Town: Dec. 1952
- Name changed to Commerce City: Jan. 1, 1962
- Became a chartered home-rule city: May 5, 1970
- Land area (approximate): 41 square miles
- Average elevation: 5,200 feet
- Average annual precipitation: 15.81 inches
- Average temperatures in January: High 43°F, Low 15°F
- Average temperatures in July: High 88°F, Low 59°F
- Average annual days of sunshine: More than 300