2535 Commerce Way, Commerce, CA 90040
Commerce is a city located in southeast Los Angeles County, California, United States. The population was 12,823 at the 2010 census, up from 12,568 at the 2000 census. It is bordered by Vernon on the west, Los Angeles on the northwest, East Los Angeles on the north, Montebello on the east, Downey and Bell Gardens on the south, and Maywood on the southwest. The Los Angeles River forms part of its southwestern boundary, and the Rio Hondo separates it from Downey. Commerce is served by the Long Beach and Santa Ana freeways, as well as the Metrolink commuter rail service at the Commerce station. It is usually referred to as the “City of Commerce” to distinguish it from the common noun.
According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 6.5 square miles (17 km2), over 99% of its land.
In the California State Legislature, Commerce is in the 32nd Senate District, represented by Democrat Tony Mendoza, and in the 58th Assembly District, represented by Democrat Cristina Garcia.
In the United States House of Representatives, Commerce is in California’s 40th congressional district, represented by Democrat Lucille Roybal-Allard.
Commerce residents have many civic services funded from taxes on the local card club, the Commerce Casino, which accounts for 46% ($19.5 Million for the budget year 2005/06) of Commerce’s tax revenues, and the Citadel. This includes four libraries, a senior center, a teen center, an aquatics center, a city-owned camp located in the San Bernardino National Forest An indoor 20 lane 50-foot marksmanship range is also available for firearms training and contract use (marksmanship range was shut down in 2010. Commerce is also one of the few cities in California that provides its residents with free bus service. Commerce operates five bus lines within the city, two routes running Sundays only, and one express bus between The Citadel shopping center and Downtown Los Angeles running seven days a week.
The Los Angeles County Department of Health Services operates the Whittier Health Center in Whittier, serving Commerce.
The United States Postal Service Commerce Post Office is located at 5670 East Washington Boulevard.
Fire protection in Commerce is provided by the Los Angeles County Fire Department, which has its headquarters in Commerce. The LACFD operates Station #22 at 928 South Gerhart Avenue, Station #27, the battalion headquarters, at 6031 Rickenbacker Road, and Station #50 at 2327 South Saybrook Avenue, all in Commerce, as a part of Battalion 3.Ambulance transport is provided by Care Ambulance Service.
The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department (LASD) operates the East Los Angeles Station in East Los Angeles, serving Commerce.
Commerce, California, gets 15 inches of rain per year. The US average is 39. Snowfall is 0 inches. The average US city gets 26 inches of snow per year. The number of days with any measurable precipitation is 21.
On average, there are 285 sunny days per year in Commerce, California. The July high is around 84 degrees. The January low is 47. Sperling’s comfort index for Commerce is an 81 out of 100, where a higher score indicates a more comfortable year-around climate. The US average for the comfort index is 54. Our index is based on the total number of days annually within the comfort range of 70-80 degrees, and we also applied a penalty for days of excessive humidity.
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