Latest Data (2017)
Population 29,191
Nationwide Rank 1297

Quick Facts

Cornelius, North Carolina is the 1,297th largest city in the United States as of 2017.

Cornelius, North Carolina is a town.

Cornelius, North Carolina is as large as it has ever been. In 2017 Cornelius had its largest population ever.

Cornelius, North Carolina is growing extremely quickly. It is growing faster than 91% of similarly sized cities since 2000.

Cornelius, North Carolina Border Map

Similarly Sized Cities In US

US Rank Name Population Growth
2000-2017
1287 Kingman, Arizona 29,472 40.1%
1288 Duluth, Georgia 29,463 27.9%
1289 Chamblee, Georgia 29,428 208.6%
1290 Atwater, California 29,397 26.3%
1291 Russellville, Arkansas 29,318 22.1%
1292 Sahuarita, Arizona 29,318 676.0%
1293 Sanford, North Carolina 29,313 24.9%
1294 O'Fallon, Illinois 29,272 31.4%
1295 Cibolo, Texas 29,249 816.3%
1296 Raytown, Missouri 29,211 -3.4%
1297 Cornelius, North Carolina 29,191 105.9%
1298 SeaTac, Washington 29,140 14.5%
1299 Stockbridge, Georgia 29,114 163.8%
1300 Englewood, New Jersey 29,112 11.1%
1301 Oak Ridge, Tennessee 29,096 6.5%
1302 Southgate, Michigan 29,084 -4.4%
1303 Port Huron, Michigan 29,051 -9.9%
1304 Central, Louisiana 28,984 8.7%
1305 Seguin, Texas 28,983 21.9%
1306 Eagle Pass, Texas 28,945 26.9%
1307 Lake in the Hills, Illinois 28,936 20.2%

Similarly Sized Cities In North Carolina

US Rank Name Population Growth
2000-2017
672 Huntersville 56,212 115.0%
701 Rocky Mount 54,523 -7.3%
728 Burlington 53,077 15.5%
759 Apex 50,451 137.6%
776 Wilson 49,348 9.5%
791 Kannapolis 48,806 30.5%
903 Wake Forest 42,269 223.2%
939 Hickory 40,611 7.7%
990 Indian Trail 38,980 186.1%
1021 Mooresville 37,820 94.0%
1095 Holly Springs 35,223 247.9%
1098 Goldsboro 35,197 -12.3%
1099 Monroe 35,065 28.0%
1132 Salisbury 33,849 10.6%
1191 Matthews 32,117 39.1%
1282 New Bern 29,590 27.1%
1293 Sanford 29,313 24.9%
1297 Cornelius 29,191 105.9%
1309 Garner 28,858 53.2%
1347 Fuquay-Varina 27,906 240.4%
1399 Mint Hill 26,748 54.8%
1408 Statesville 26,657 13.2%
1411 Thomasville 26,615 8.5%
1423 Morrisville 26,461 375.2%
1451 Asheboro 25,863 16.4%
1546 Kernersville 24,386 29.3%
1709 Carrboro 21,544 21.6%
1717 Clayton 21,405 149.0%
1741 Lumberton 21,040 -0.3%
1782 Kinston 20,509 -13.8%
1792 Clemmons 20,420 29.0%
1818 Shelby 20,018 -3.9%
1820 Havelock 20,008 -10.9%
1823 Leland 19,976 384.5%
1884 Boone 19,205 41.9%
1919 Lexington 18,775 -5.7%
1988 Lenoir 17,943 -1.0%
2007 Elizabeth City 17,756 2.9%
2114 Morganton 16,519 -5.1%
2159 Hope Mills 16,135 32.3%
2171 Pinehurst 16,028 63.4%
2179 Albemarle 15,977 -0.2%
2187 Knightdale 15,849 151.0%
2197 Harrisburg 15,728 234.9%
2206 Stallings 15,647 117.1%
2210 Mount Holly 15,635 61.5%
2259 Laurinburg 15,156 -5.0%
2262 Waxhaw 15,147 391.1%
2271 Eden 15,041 -5.1%
2274 Mebane 14,973 95.9%
2290 Henderson 14,852 -9.1%
2292 Graham 14,814 11.9%
2294 Roanoke Rapids 14,787 -12.9%

Demographics

Population History

Year Population Rank in US
2017 29,191 1,297
2016 28,515 1,315
2015 28,092 1,327
2014 27,481 1,348
2013 26,898 1,368
2012 26,243 1,385
2011 25,576 1,407
2010 24,866 1,438
2009 24,738 1,416
2008 24,470 1,418
2007 23,353 1,474
2006 21,795 1,559
2005 20,291 1,631
2004 18,674 1,724
2003 17,474 1,799
2002 16,429 1,886
2001 15,392 1,978
2000 14,171 2,104
1990 5,083 4,032