Commerce, Texas

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Commerce is a city in Hunt County, Texas, United States, located in rural North Texas. The population was 7,669 at the 2000 census, however recent growth and its proximity to Interstate 30 and the eastern Metroplex has put the population around 9750. The city is home to Texas A&M University-Commerce, and lies in the northeast corner of the Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex.

The 1924 Texas Republican gubernatorial nominee, George C. Butte, was reared on a farm near Commerce.

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Geography

Commerce is located at 33°14′42″N 95°54′0″W / 33.245°N 95.9°W / 33.245; -95.9 (33.244959, -95.899957)[3].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 6.5 square miles (16.9 km²), of which, 6.5 square miles (16.8 km²) of it is land and 0.1 square miles (0.2 km²) of it (0.92%) is water.

Climate

Commerce's climate is considered to be part of the humid subtropical region.

Demographics

As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 7,669 people, 2,881 households, and 1,524 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,183.3 people per square mile (456.9/km²). There were 3,405 housing units at an average density of 525.4/sq mi (202.9/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 71.07% White, 20.78% African American, 0.42% Native American, 2.59% Asian, 0.21% Pacific Islander, 3.13% from other races, and 1.80% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 7.65% of the population.

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