Cornelius, North Carolina Population 2020

30,950
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Cornelius is a city located in North Carolina. With a 2020 population of 30,950, it is the 32nd largest city in North Carolina and the 1253rd largest city in the United States. Cornelius is currently growing at a rate of 1.98% annually and its population has increased by 24.47% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 24,866 in 2010. Spanning over 13 miles, Cornelius has a population density of 2,404 people per square mile.

The average household income in Cornelius is $121,577 with a poverty rate of 7.44%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $1,222 per month, and the median house value is $292,400. The median age in Cornelius is 40.5 years, 39 years for males, and 42.6 years for females. For every 100 females there are 93.4 males.

Cornelius Demographics

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

  • White: 85.98%
  • Black or African American: 7.82%
  • Asian: 2.42%
  • Two or more races: 2.26%
  • Other race: 1.38%
  • Native American: 0.14%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
The current population of Cornelius, North Carolina is 30,950, based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 29,748.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 24,866.

Cornelius, North Carolina Population 2020

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White24,63285.98%
Black or African American2,2417.82%
Asian6932.42%
Two or More Races6482.26%
Some Other Race3951.38%
American Indian and Alaska Native400.14%
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Cornelius Population Pyramid 2020

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Cornelius Median Age

40.5


Total

39


Male

42.6


Female

Cornelius Adults

There are 21,959 adults, (3,880 of whom are seniors) in Cornelius.

Cornelius Age Dependency

58.5

Age Dependency Ratio

21.5

Old Age Dependency Ratio

37

Child Dependency Ratio

Cornelius Sex Ratio

Female

14,815

51.71%

Male

13,834

48.29%

Cornelius Households and Families

Cornelius Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Cornelius Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married82.3%17.7%
All69.4%30.6%
Male64.2%35.8%
Non Family56.5%43.5%
Female52.6%47.4%

69.4%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All12,0942.3769.4
Married6,1102.9582.3
Non Family4,2081.2756.5
Female1,3492.9952.6
Male4272.8864.2

2.9

Average Family Size

2.37

Average Household Size

6.9%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0.5%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

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Cornelius Education

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade1780.86%
9th to 12th Grade3621.75%
High School Graduate2,65812.84%
Some College3,60517.42%
Associates Degree2,61712.64%
Bachelors Degree7,56236.53%
Graduate Degree3,71617.95%
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Cornelius Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Total High School Bachelors
White17,47617,25410,092
Black1,4531,358490
Hispanic1,106892282
Asian538529333
Other Race281148
Multiple Races20017092
Native American403030

The highest rate of high school graduation is among white people with a rate of 98.73%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among native american people with a rate of 75.00%.

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$56,360$71,348$45,090
Less Than High School$22,794$26,250$
High School Grad$31,340$46,250$21,623
Some College$40,561$52,834$29,560
Bachelors Degree$69,023$77,639$52,260
Graduate Degree$103,546$116,638$69,129

$56,360

Average Earnings

$71,348

Average Male

$45,090

Average Female

Cornelius Language

Cornelius Language by Age

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Cornelius Language

91.60% of Cornelius residents speak only English, while 8.40% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 4.19% of the population.

Cornelius Poverty

Cornelius Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White23,2471,2805.51%
Black2,24138817.31%
Hispanic1,82730016.42%
Multiple6488813.58%
Asian6937210.39%
Other395143.54%

7.44%

Overall Poverty Rate

7.13%

Male Poverty Rate

7.73%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Cornelius

The race most likely to be in poverty in Cornelius is Black, with 17.31% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Cornelius is Other, with 3.54% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 2.11%. Among those working part-time, it was 7.67%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 15.90%.

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Name Poverty
High School13.62%
Some College9.88%
Less Than High School9.81%
Bachelors or Greater2.70%
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Name Poverty
Female Unemployed32.67%
Male Unemployed6.43%
Female Employed4.25%
Male Employed2.36%

Cornelius Income

Cornelius Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$88,366$121,577
Families$110,461$151,250
Married Families$131,711-
Non Families$52,194$63,359
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Cornelius Marital Status

Cornelius Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

54.0%

Overall Marriage Rate

58.1%

Male Marriage Rate

50.4%

Female Marriage Rate

Cornelius Married by Age and Sex

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Cornelius Marriage

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

Cornelius Marital Status by Race

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Cornelius Veterans

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1,745

Number of Veterans

1,567

Male Veterans

178

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam530
First Gulf War516
Second Gulf War296
Korea143
World War II45
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Age Group Veterans
35 to 54645
75+414
65 to 74312
55 to 64249
18 to 34125
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Name Veterans % of Total
White1,5017.86%
Black1489.14%
2 or More4416.30%
Asian285.11%
Hispanic252.06%
Other247.41%

Cornelius Veterans by Education

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6.42%

Veteran Poverty Rate

26.13%

Veteran Disability Rate

Cornelius Employment Status

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68.9%

Labor Force Participation

65.8%

Employment Rate

4%

Unemployment Rate

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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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35.32%

Born in North Carolina

91.74%

Native Born

8.26%

Foreign Born

4.27%

Non Citizen

Place of Birth

91.74% of Cornelius residents were born in the United States, with 35.32% having been born in North Carolina. 4.27% 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
202030,9506011.98%
201930,3496012.02%
201829,7484771.63%
201729,2716012.10%
201628,6706022.14%
201528,0686372.32%
201427,4315672.11%
201326,8646662.54%
201226,1986622.59%
201125,5365692.28%
201024,96712,9987.63%
200011,9699,38816.58%
19902,5810.00%