Statewide Claims to Fame

Cornelius is 4th in North Carolina out of 145 other cities in Income per capita

Cornelius is 12th in North Carolina out of 145 other cities in Income per household

Cornelius is 17th in North Carolina out of 145 other cities in Population density (people per sqmi)

Cornelius is 18th in North Carolina out of 145 other cities in Home median value

Cornelius is 18th in North Carolina out of 145 other cities in Residents with college degree (older than 25)

Cornelius, North Carolina Border Map - Phone Size

General Demographics

Size Demographics

Size Demographics
Cornelius Rank North Carolina US
Current population (2012) 26,243 35th 9,752,073 313,914,040
Size in square miles 12.1 73rd 48,617.9 3,531,905.4
Population density (people per sqmi) 2,058.4 17th 196.1 87.4

People Demographics

Age Demographics
Cornelius Rank North Carolina US
Residents younger than 5 6.5% 87th 6.4% 6.4%
Residents younger than 18 22.9% 98th 23.4% 23.5%
Residents 65 or older 10.1% 108th 13.8% 13.7%
Education Demographics
Cornelius Rank North Carolina US
Residents with high school diploma (older than 25) 93.0% 27th 84.1% 85.4%
Residents with college degree (older than 25) 49.9% 18th 26.5% 28.2%
Race Demographics
Cornelius Rank North Carolina US
Race - White 88.3% 26th 71.9% 77.9%
Race - Black or African American 5.8% 116th 22.0% 13.1%
Race - American Indian or Alaska Native 0.3% 103rd 1.5% 1.2%
Race - Asian 2.3% 45th 2.5% 5.1%
Race - Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0.0% 107th 0.1% 0.2%
Race - Two or More 1.6% 111th 2.0% 2.4%
Race - Hispanic or Latino 5.3% 87th 8.7% 16.9%
Race - White, not Hispanic or Latino 85.2% 29th 64.7% 63.0%
Misc People Demographics
Cornelius Rank North Carolina US
Female residents 51.0% 111th 51.3% 50.8%
Foreign born residents 9.7% 29th 7.4% 12.8%

Housing Demographics

Housing Demographics
Cornelius Rank North Carolina US
Housing units 11,947 28th 4,362,740 132,312,404
Units inside multi-unit buildings 23.6% 57th 17.0% 25.9%
Households 10,041 33rd 3,664,119 114,761,359
Home ownership rate 71.5% 46th 67.8% 66.1%
Home median value $270,700 18th $152,700 $186,200
People per household 2.4 91st 2.5 2.6

Income Demographics

Income Demographics
Cornelius Rank North Carolina US
Income per capita $47,094 4th $25,256 $27,915
Income per household $79,572 12th $46,291 $52,762
Income below poverty line 9.4% 108th 16.1% 14.3%

Business Demographics

Business Demographics
Cornelius Rank North Carolina US
Total businesses (including small businesses) 3,236 26th 798,791 27,092,908
Retail sales $463,520 46th $114,578,173 $3,3917,663,456
Retail sales per capita $19,848 64th $12,641 $12,990
Retail accommodation and food service sales $53,896 49th $16,126,939 $613,795,732

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