Latest Data (2016)
Population 28,515
Nationwide Rank 1315

Quick Facts

Cornelius, North Carolina is the 1,315th largest city in the United States as of 2016.

Cornelius, North Carolina is a town.

Cornelius, North Carolina is as large as it has ever been. In 2016 Cornelius had its largest population ever.

Cornelius, North Carolina is growing extremely quickly. It is growing faster than 94% of similarly sized cities since 2000.

Cornelius, North Carolina Border Map

Similarly Sized Cities In US

US Rank Name Population Growth
2000-2016
1305 Ridgecrest, California 28,701 15.1%
1306 Schererville, Indiana 28,701 14.9%
1307 Stockbridge, Georgia 28,677 159.9%
1308 Burton, Michigan 28,648 -5.6%
1309 Seguin, Texas 28,614 20.4%
1310 Marion, Indiana 28,592 -11.5%
1311 Big Spring, Texas 28,532 13.6%
1312 Central, Louisiana 28,529 7.0%
1313 West Springfield Town, Massachusetts 28,529
1314 Jacksonville, Arkansas 28,518 -5.1%
1315 Cornelius, North Carolina 28,515 101.2%
1316 Desert Hot Springs, California 28,492 73.1%
1317 Northampton, Massachusetts 28,483 -1.6%
1318 Englewood, New Jersey 28,455 8.6%
1319 Monterey, California 28,454 -4.2%
1320 East Chicago, Indiana 28,418 -12.1%
1321 Aberdeen, South Dakota 28,415 12.8%
1322 Syracuse, Utah 28,407 186.9%
1323 Bella Vista, Arkansas 28,406 79.3%
1324 Harrison, New York 28,340 17.0%
1325 Chamblee, Georgia 28,306 196.8%

Similarly Sized Cities In North Carolina

US Rank Name Population Growth
2000-2016
676 Rocky Mount 55,466 -5.7%
688 Huntersville 54,839 109.7%
719 Burlington 52,709 14.7%
761 Wilson 49,620 10.1%
798 Kannapolis 47,839 27.9%
810 Apex 47,349 122.9%
931 Hickory 40,567 7.6%
943 Wake Forest 40,112 206.7%
997 Indian Trail 38,222 180.5%
1044 Mooresville 36,543 87.4%
1065 Goldsboro 35,792 -10.8%
1094 Monroe 34,818 27.1%
1119 Salisbury 34,001 11.1%
1145 Holly Springs 33,260 228.5%
1199 Matthews 31,495 36.4%
1254 New Bern 30,101 29.3%
1285 Sanford 29,128 24.1%
1300 Garner 28,776 52.8%
1315 Cornelius 28,515 101.2%
1381 Thomasville 27,030 10.2%
1406 Statesville 26,506 12.6%
1421 Mint Hill 26,236 51.8%
1428 Asheboro 26,141 17.7%
1440 Fuquay-Varina 25,865 215.5%
1513 Morrisville 24,732 344.1%
1553 Kernersville 24,066 27.6%
1704 Lumberton 21,499 1.7%
1716 Carrboro 21,265 20.1%
1738 Kinston 20,923 -12.1%
1791 Clayton 20,260 135.7%
1792 Shelby 20,260 -2.8%
1794 Havelock 20,244 -9.8%
1800 Clemmons 20,079 26.8%
1883 Lexington 19,105 -4.1%
1904 Leland 18,843 357.0%
1905 Boone 18,834 39.1%
1978 Lenoir 17,973 -0.8%
1981 Elizabeth City 17,926 3.9%
2083 Morganton 16,665 -4.3%
2140 Hope Mills 16,227 33.1%
2159 Albemarle 16,004 -0.1%
2165 Pinehurst 15,945 62.5%
2215 Laurinburg 15,473 -3.0%
2227 Stallings 15,378 113.4%
2228 Eden 15,376 -3.0%
2230 Harrisburg 15,349 226.8%
2241 Roanoke Rapids 15,171 -10.7%
2242 Henderson 15,166 -7.2%
2283 Knightdale 14,794 134.3%
2290 Graham 14,707 11.1%
2313 Mount Holly 14,495 49.7%

Demographics

Population History

Year Population Rank in US
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