According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 6.5square miles (17Square kilometers), of which, 6.5square miles (17Square kilometers) of it is land and 0.1square miles (0.26Square kilometers) of it (0.92%) is water. The area around Commerce is full of trees, rivers, and lakes. 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.