Cornelia, Georgia Population 2021

5,055
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Cornelia is a city located in Habersham County Georgia. With a 2020 population of 5,055, it is the 136th largest city in Georgia and the 4740th largest city in the United States . Cornelia is currently growing at a rate of 3.82% annually and its population has increased by 21.51% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 4,160 in 2010. Cornelia reached it's highest population of in . Spanning over 4 miles, Cornelia has a population density of 1,216 people per square mile.

The average household income in Cornelia is $58,240 with a poverty rate of 34.90%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $785 per month, and the median house value is $125,800. The median age in Cornelia is 30.8 years, 26.4 years for males, and 37 years for females.

Cornelia Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Corneliawas:

  • White: 60.82%
  • Other race: 21.62%
  • Black or African American: 7.31%
  • Two or more races: 4.55%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 3.20%
  • Asian: 2.49%
  • Native American: 0.00%
The current population of Cornelia, Georgia is 5,055 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 4,683.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 4,160.

Cornelia, Georgia Population 2021

2020 and 2021 population is estimated by projecting the 2019 numbers.

Year Population Growth Growth Rate
202145,238-45-0.10%
202045,283-45-0.10%
201945,328-45-0.10%
201845,3738381.85%
201744,5354310.97%
201644,1043120.71%
201543,7922280.52%
201443,5644100.94%
201343,154-223-0.52%
201243,3773340.77%
201143,043-18-0.04%
201043,0610.00%

Cornelia Metro Area Population by Year

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White2,66160.82%
Some Other Race94621.62%
Black or African American3207.31%
Two or More Races1994.55%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander1403.20%
Asian1092.49%
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Cornelia Population by Race

Cornelia Population Pyramid $2021

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Cornelia Median Age

30.8


Total

26.4


Male

37


Female

Cornelia Adults

There are 2,877 adults, (485 of whom are seniors) in Cornelia.

Cornelia Age Dependency

82.9

Age Dependency Ratio

20.3

Old Age Dependency Ratio

62.6

Child Dependency Ratio

Cornelia Sex Ratio

Female

2,205

50.40%

Male

2,170

49.60%

Cornelia Population by Age

Cornelia Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Cornelia Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married52.6%47.4%
All61.1%38.9%
Non Family62.1%37.9%
Female69.7%30.3%
Male90.2%9.8%

61.1%

Rate of Home Ownership

Cornelia Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All1,3653.2161.1
Married5914.4752.6
Non Family4941.2262.1
Female1783.7669.7
Male1024.4990.2

4.19

Average Family Size

3.21

Average Household Size

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Cornelia Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade41715.84%
9th to 12th Grade1957.41%
High School Graduate77329.36%
Some College48818.53%
Associates Degree28110.67%
Bachelors Degree1415.36%
Graduate Degree33812.84%
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Cornelia Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Cornelia Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
White1,5251,275429
Hispanic674374
Other Race440374
Black29829850
Asian10947
Islander71
2+ Races2727

The highest rate of high school graduation is among black people with a rate of 100.00%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among white people with a rate of 28.13%.

Cornelia Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$30,117$30,833$29,154
Less Than 9th Grade$16,458$18,289$
High School Graduate$22,027$21,738$23,688
Some College$30,722$31,914$27,025
Bachelors Degree$40,238$36,912$40,714
Graduate Degree$82,727$83,409$

$30,117

Average Earnings

$30,833

Average Male

$29,154

Average Female

Cornelia Earnings by Educational Attainment

Cornelia Language by Age

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Cornelia Language

63.98% of Cornelia residents speak only English, while 36.02% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 28.04% of the population.

Cornelia Language

Cornelia Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Hispanic1,62091056.17%
Other94671575.58%
White2,22040718.33%
Multiple19917286.43%
Asian109109100.00%
Black320226.88%

34.90%

Overall Poverty Rate

33.78%

Male Poverty Rate

36.01%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Cornelia

The race most likely to be in poverty in Cornelia is Asian, with 100.00% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Cornelia is Black, with 6.88% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 4.23%. Among those working part-time, it was 49.69%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 47.20%.

Cornelia Poverty

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Name Poverty
High School46.83%
Less Than 9th Grade44.93%
Bachelors or Greater7.31%
Some College2.86%

Cornelia Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Male Unemployed100.00%
Female Unemployed53.57%
Female Employed14.36%
Male Employed13.33%

Cornelia Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Cornelia Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$40,989$58,240
Families$51,016$71,074
Married Families$77,964-
Non Families$21,463$34,541
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Income by Household Type

Cornelia Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

44.5%

Overall Marriage Rate

40.8%

Male Marriage Rate

48.0%

Female Marriage Rate

Cornelia Married by Age and Sex

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Cornelia Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 45-54, while the female age group most likely to be married is 35-44.

Cornelia Marital Status by Race

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Cornelia Marital Status

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87

Number of Veterans

87

Male Veterans

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam58
Second Gulf War17
Korea7
World War II5
First Gulf War

Cornelia Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
65 to 7439
75+31
18 to 3417
55 to 64
35 to 54

Cornelia Veterans by Age

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Cornelia Veterans by Race

Cornelia Veterans by Education

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0.00%

Veteran Poverty Rate

49.43%

Veteran Disability Rate

Cornelia Veterans by Education

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59.3%

Labor Force Participation

58%

Employment Rate

2.1%

Unemployment Rate

Cornelia Employment by Age

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Cornelia Employment by Race

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Cornelia Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

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Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

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61.78%

Born in Cornelia

80.62%

Native Born

19.38%

Foreign Born

13.35%

Non Citizen

6.03%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

80.62% of Cornelia residents were born in the United States, with 61.78% having been born in Georgia. 13.35% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Cornelia Place of Birth

Note: 2020 and 2021 data is projected
Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
20215,0551863.82%
20204,8691863.97%
20194,6831864.14%
20184,4972225.19%
20174,275330.78%
20164,242461.10%
20154,19610.02%
20144,195160.38%
20134,17950.12%
20124,174-18-0.43%
20114,192-5-0.12%
20104,1975231.34%
20003,6744551.33%
19903,219160.05%
19803,2031890.61%
19703,014780.26%
19602,9360.00%

Cornelia Population by Year