Cornelia, Georgia Population 2024

5,536

Cornelia is a city located in Habersham County Georgia. Cornelia has a 2024 population of 5,536. Cornelia is currently growing at a rate of 5.05% annually and its population has increased by 22.18% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 4,531 in 2020.

The average household income in Cornelia is $79,536 with a poverty rate of 30.66%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to - per month, and the median house value is -. The median age in Cornelia is 30.4 years, 29.9 years for males, and 37.5 years for females.

Cornelia Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Cornelia was:

  • White: 51.46%
  • Two or more races: 14.22%
  • Other race: 13.36%
  • Black or African American: 9.68%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 8.3%
  • Asian: 2.97%
  • Native American:
State
Georgia
Land Area (mi²)
4.2 sq mi
Density (mi²)
1,331.90/sq mi
Growth Since 2020
22.18% (1,005)
The current population of Cornelia, Georgia is 5,536 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 4,531.

Cornelia, Georgia Population 2024

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Cornelia Metro Area Population by Year

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White2,39251.46%
Two or more races66114.22%
Other race62113.36%
Black or African American4509.68%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander3868.3%
Asian1382.97%
Native American
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White

Two or more races

Other race

Black or African American

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Asian

Native American

Cornelia Population by Race

Cornelia Population Pyramid 2024

Cornelia Median Age

30.4

Total

29.9

Male

37.5

Female

Cornelia Adults

There are 3,539 adults, (614 of whom are seniors) in Cornelia.

Cornelia Age Dependency

58.9

Age Dependency Ratio

21

Old Age Dependency Ratio

37.9

Child Dependency Ratio

Cornelia Sex Ratio

Female2,31549.81%
Male2,33350.19%

Cornelia Population by Age

Cornelia Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All1,5353.035842
Married6883.7262.937.1
Non Family5941.1458.641.4
Female1684.2714.385.7
Male858.181000
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3.94

Average Family Size

3.03

Average Household Size

58.0%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Cornelia Households and Families

Male

Female

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Less Than 9th Grade

9th to 12th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Associates Degree

Bachelors Degree

Graduate Degree

Cornelia Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Cornelia Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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The highest rate of high school graduation is among black people with a rate of 100%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among white people with a rate of 36.31%.

Cornelia Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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$31,622

Average Earnings

$29,394

Average Male

$32,152

Average Female

Cornelia Earnings by Educational Attainment

Cornelia Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Cornelia Language

65.75% of Cornelia residents speak only English, while 34.25% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 23.04% of the population.

Cornelia Language

Cornelia Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
Hispanic1,60859436.94%
Multiple66159289.56%
White2,31947520.48%
Asian13813597.83%
Black45012828.44%
Other6219515.3%
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30.66%

Overall Poverty Rate

26.06%

Male Poverty Rate

35.29%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Cornelia

The race most likely to be in poverty in Cornelia is Asian, with 97.83% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Cornelia is Other, with 15.3% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 5.85%. Among those working part-time, it was 42.19%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 54.55%.

Cornelia Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade42.08%
High School30.42%
Some College11.38%
Bachelors or Greater4.16%
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Cornelia Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Male Unemployed100%
Female Employed26.36%
Male Employed7.13%
Female Unemployed
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Cornelia Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Cornelia Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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mean

median

Income by Household Type

Cornelia Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

41.0%

Overall Marriage Rate

35.9%

Male Marriage Rate

46.3%

Female Marriage Rate

Cornelia Married by Age and Sex

male

female

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

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Cornelia Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

93

Number of Veterans

93

Male Veterans

Female Veterans

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Cornelia Veterans by War

count

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Cornelia Veterans by Age

count

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Cornelia Veterans by Race

Cornelia Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

Veteran Poverty Rate

75.27%

Veteran Disability Rate

Cornelia Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

60.4%

Labor Force Participation

59.7%

Employment Rate

1.2%

Unemployment Rate

Cornelia Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Cornelia Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Cornelia Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

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

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

54.97%

Born in Cornelia

77.58%

Native Born

22.42%

Foreign Born

18.48%

Non Citizen

3.94%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

77.58% of Cornelia residents were born in the United States, with 54.97% having been born in Georgia. 18.48% 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: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
20296,8662664.03%
20286,6002664.2%
20276,3342664.38%
20266,0682664.58%
20255,8022664.8%
20245,5362665.05%
20235,2702665.32%
20225,0042665.61%
20214,7382074.57%
20204,531-182-3.86%
20194,7131914.22%
20184,5222295.33%
20174,293441.04%
20164,249531.26%
20154,19630.07%
20144,193150.36%
20134,17850.12%
20124,173-16-0.38%
20114,189-5-0.12%
20104,19452014.15%
20003,67445514.13%
19903,219160.5%
19803,2031896.27%
19703,014782.66%
19602,936
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Cornelia Population by Year