Commerce City (Colorado)

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Coordinates 39°52′59″N 104°47′44″W
Country United States
State Colorado
County Adams County
Incorporated as town December 12, 1952, as Town of Commerce Town
Incorporated as city 1962 as City of Commerce City
Elevation 5,164 ft (1,574 m)
Time zone UTC−07:00 (MST)
ZIP Codes 80022 & 80037 (PO Box)
Area code(s) Both 303 and 720
FIPS code 08-16495
GNIS feature ID 0184666
Highways I-76, I-270, US 6, US 85, SH 2, SH 35, SH 44, SH 224, SH 265
Government (Type) Home rule municipality
Government (Mayor) Benjamin Huseman
Government (Total) 36.399 sq mi (94.273 km2)
Government (Land) 36.002 sq mi (93.246 km2)
Government (Water) 0.397 sq mi (1.027 km2)
Area (Total) 36.399 sq mi (94.273 km2)
Area (Land) 36.002 sq mi (93.246 km2)
Area (Water) 0.397 sq mi (1.027 km2)
Population (2020) (Total) 62,418
Population (2020) (Density) 1,734/sq mi (670/km2)
Population (2020) (Metro) 2,963,821 (19th)
Population (2020) (CSA) 3,623,560 (17th)
Population (2020) (Front Range) 5,055,344

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The City of Commerce City is a home rule municipality located in Adams County, Colorado, United States. The city population was 62,418 at the 2020 United States Census, a +35.95% increase since the 2010 United States Census. Commerce City is the 18th most populous municipality in Colorado. Commerce City is located north of Denver and is a part of the Denver–Aurora–Lakewood, CO Metropolitan Statistical Area and the Front Range Urban Corridor. Commerce City is a mixed residential and industrial community that is known for an oil refinery with a capacity of 90,000 barrels per day (14,000 m3/d), operated by Suncor. Dick's Sporting Goods Park, a soccer stadium in Commerce City, hosts the Colorado Rapids of Major League Soccer. In 1859 after fighting in Bleeding Kansas, John D. "Colonel Jack" Henderson built a ranch, trading post, and hotel on Henderson Island in the South Platte River in Arapahoe County, Kansas Territory north of Denver, from which he sold meat and provisions to gold seekers on their way up the South Platte River Trail to the gold fields during the Pikes Peak Gold Rush. Henderson Island was the first permanent settlement in the South Platte River Valley between Fort Saint Vrain in the Nebraska Territory and the Cherry Creek Diggings in the Kansas Territory. Henderson Island is today the site of the Adams County Regional Park and Fairgrounds.

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