Cornelia, Georgia Population 2020

4,581

Cornelia is a city located in Georgia. With a 2020 population of 4,581, it is the 143rd largest city in Georgia and the 5000th largest city in the United States. Cornelia is currently growing at a rate of 0.75% annually and its population has increased by 10.12% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 4,160 in 2010. Spanning over 4 miles, Cornelia has a population density of 1,102 people per square mile.

The average household income in Cornelia is $48,550 with a poverty rate of 33.61%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $732 per month, and the median house value is $130,100. The median age in Cornelia is 30.8 years, 24.6 years for males, and 36.7 years for females. For every 100 females there are 102.3 males.

Cornelia Demographics

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

  • White: 70.12%
  • Other race: 14.50%
  • Black or African American: 6.06%
  • Two or more races: 4.15%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 3.78%
  • Asian: 1.40%
  • Native American: 0.00%
The current population of Cornelia, Georgia is 4,581, based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 4,513.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 4,160.

Cornelia, Georgia Population 2020

Year Total Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
202047,0708411.79%
201946,2298411.82%
201845,3888411.85%
201744,5474240.95%
201644,1233190.72%
201543,8042210.50%
201443,5834060.93%
201343,177-216-0.50%
201243,3933480.80%
201143,045-19-0.04%
201043,0640.00%

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White3,00870.12%
Some Other Race62214.50%
Black or African American2606.06%
Two or More Races1784.15%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander1623.78%
Asian601.40%

Cornelia Population Pyramid 2020

Cornelia Median Age

30.8


Total

24.6


Male

36.7


Female

Cornelia Adults

There are 2,669 adults, (467 of whom are seniors) in Cornelia.

Cornelia Age Dependency

94.8

Age Dependency Ratio

21.2

Old Age Dependency Ratio

73.6

Child Dependency Ratio

Cornelia Sex Ratio

Female

2,121

49.44%

Male

2,169

50.56%

Cornelia Households and Families

Cornelia Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Cornelia Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Male86.6%13.4%
Female82%18%
All55.5%44.5%
Non Family50.7%49.3%
Married49.3%50.7%

55.5%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All1,4063.0555.5
Non Family5941.1850.7
Married5804.449.3
Female1504.1982
Male824.9886.6

4.3

Average Family Size

3.05

Average Household Size

5.3%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Cornelia Education

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade47920.22%
9th to 12th Grade913.84%
High School Graduate83735.33%
Some College32613.76%
Associates Degree29412.41%
Bachelors Degree1205.07%
Graduate Degree2229.37%

Cornelia Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
White1,5451,335315
Hispanic486126
Black24524527
Other Race167126
Islander65
Asian6060
Multiple Races3333

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 20.39%.

Name Average Male Female
Overall$28,854$29,701$27,829
Less Than High School$26,463$25,976$
High School Grad$21,686$21,546$22,813
Some College$35,849$37,734$30,278
Bachelors Degree$35,875$36,188$24,716
Graduate Degree$61,333$82,981$60,474

$28,854

Average Earnings

$29,701

Average Male

$27,829

Average Female

Cornelia Language

Cornelia Language by Age

Cornelia Language

64.80% of Cornelia residents speak only English, while 35.20% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 28.18% of the population.

Cornelia Poverty

Cornelia Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Hispanic1,50074349.53%
Other622622100.00%
White2,29247220.59%
Multiple17814581.46%
Asian6060100.00%
Black260228.46%

33.61%

Overall Poverty Rate

33.79%

Male Poverty Rate

33.43%

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 8.46% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 2.98%. Among those working part-time, it was 61.87%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 43.29%.

Name Poverty
High School51.97%
Less Than High School28.77%
Bachelors or Greater14.33%
Some College2.10%
Name Poverty
Male Unemployed100.00%
Female Unemployed57.89%
Male Employed15.46%
Female Employed13.94%

Cornelia Income

Cornelia Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$35,603$48,550
Families$47,083$61,438
Married Families$54,111-
Non Families$20,128$30,204

Cornelia Marital Status

Cornelia Marital Status

Marriage Rates

46.6%

Overall Marriage Rate

46.6%

Male Marriage Rate

46.6%

Female Marriage Rate

Cornelia Married by Age and Sex

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

Cornelia Veterans

105

Number of Veterans

105

Male Veterans

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam75
Second Gulf War16
Korea8
World War II6
First Gulf War
Age Group Veterans
65 to 7459
75+21
18 to 3416
55 to 649
35 to 54

$Cornelia Veterans by Education

0.00%

Veteran Poverty Rate

40.00%

Veteran Disability Rate

Cornelia Employment Status

55.7%

Labor Force Participation

53.3%

Employment Rate

4.3%

Unemployment Rate

Cornelia Place of Birth

Origin of Non-Citizens

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

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

62.21%

Born in Georgia

79.77%

Native Born

20.23%

Foreign Born

13.36%

Non Citizen

Place of Birth

79.77% of Cornelia residents were born in the United States, with 62.21% having been born in Georgia. 13.36% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
20204,581340.75%
20194,547340.75%
20184,5132245.22%
20174,289340.80%
20164,255461.09%
20154,20930.07%
20144,206160.38%
20134,19060.14%
20124,184-15-0.36%
20114,199-6-0.14%
20104,2055311.36%
20003,6744551.33%
19903,219160.05%
19803,2031890.61%
19703,014780.26%
19602,9360.00%