is a city in Ottawa County
, United States
. The population was 2,645 at the 2000 census
Commerce is located at (36.933529, -94.871371).
According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 0.8 square miles (2.1 km²), all of it land.
As of the census
of 2000, there were 2,645 people, 968 households, and 693 families residing in the city. The population density
was 3,232.2 people per square mile (1,245.4/km²). There were 1,079 housing units at an average density of 1,318.5/sq mi (508.1/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 68.05% White
, 0.64% African American
, 13.35% Native American
, 0.19% Asian
, 0.11% Pacific Islander
, 11.68% from other races
, and 5.97% from two or more races. Hispanic
of any race were 18.53% of the population.
There were 968 households out of which 36.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 51.3% were married couples living together, 14.9% had a female householder with no husband present, and 28.4% were non-families. 25.3% of all households were made up of individuals and 12.3% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.65 and the average family size was 3.18.
In the city the population was spread out with 29.7% under the age of 18, 10.7% from 18 to 24, 26.0% from 25 to 44, 18.2% from 45 to 64, and 15.4% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 32 years. For every 100 females there were 90.0 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 84.5 males.
The median income for a household in the city was $25,982, and the median income for a family was $30,547. Males had a median income of $25,104 versus $18,466 for females. The per capita income for the city was $11,734. About 14.7% of families and 16.7% of the population were below the poverty line, including 22.8% of those under age 18 and 13.9% of those age 65 or over.
Notable natives and residents
- Mickey Mantle, New York Yankee Hall of Fame superstar (often called the "Kid from Commerce" and "The Commerce Comet")
- Bo Wininger, PGA Tour golfer
- Doug Furnas, professional wrestler
On April 6
, Clyde Barrow
of "Bonnie and Clyde" fame and Henry Methvin
shot two lawmen near this town — one fatally.