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Overview

Introduction to Cornelius, North Carolina

Cornelius, North Carolina, in Mecklenburg county, is 16 miles W of Concord, North Carolina (center to center) and 18 miles N of Charlotte, North Carolina.The town is conveniently located inside the Charlotte - Gastonia - Rock Hill metropolitan area. There are an estimated 11,969 people in Cornelius.

Cornelius History

The present day Town of Cornelius was founded in 1893. Originally, it was a small mill and farming community. The town was incorporated on March 4, 1905. At that time, it was named Liverpool. Later on, the town was renamed to Cornelius after Joseph Benjamin Cornelius, the principal shareholder of the first cotton mill of the area.

Cornelius and nearby Attractions

  • Lake Norman State Park
  • Historic Rural Hill Farm
  • Ramsey Creek Park
  • Levine Museum of the New South
  • Historic Rosedale Plantation
  • Schiele Museum

Things To Do In Cornelius

Cornelius has numerous parks and open spaces. These include the Walter Henderson Park, Smithville Park, Jetton Road Neighborhood Park, Glen Oak Green Park, Legion Park, and Bailey Road Park. You can also visit the Public Library of Charlotte and Mecklenburg County-Cornelius Branch. In addition, the town has various houses of worship including the Mount Zion Church, Bethel Church, and Torrence Chapel.

Cornelius Transportation

International flights can be availed from Charlotte/Douglas International Airport.

Cornelius Higher Education

University of North Carolina at Charlotte and Central Piedmont Community College are the nearest university and college.

People

Total Population 26,866
Male Share of the Population 47.4%
Female Share of the Population 52.6%
Senior Citizens 12.1%
Employed Population 16+ 13,504
Age of the Population 38

Families

% of people married 53.1%
Average household size 2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 52.7%
Median Earnings25+ $0
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $0
Median Earnings With High School Degree $0

Wealth

Median Family Income $100,653
% Above Poverty Level 93.3%
% Below Poverty Level 6.7%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 28 minutes
% Working from Home 10.5%
% Walking and Biking to Work 2.1%
% Using Public Transportation 2.4%

Housing

People Living Alone 29.8%
Median Gross Rent $1,089
Median House Value $239,900

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 25.6%
US/American 0%
English 10.4%
Irish 11%

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Cornelius Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 16 miles W of Concord, North Carolina (center to center)
Nearest Large City 18 miles N of Charlotte, North Carolina
County Mecklenburg
Metro Area Charlotte - Gastonia - Rock Hill
Standard Zip Codes 28031
Phone Area Codes 704
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 35.486
Longitude -80.86

Cornelius Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

Station CONCORD
Distance 15.4 miles
Jan Temp 28 to 51 F
Apr Temp 46 to 73 F
Jul Temp 68 to 90 F
Oct Temp 47 to 73 F
Annual Precip 47.3 inches
Station CHARLOTTE DGLAS INTL AP
Distance 19.4 miles
Jan Temp 32 to 51 F
Apr Temp 49 to 73 F
Jul Temp 71 to 90 F
Oct Temp 51 to 73 F
Annual Precip 43.5 inches
Station SALISBURY 9 WNW
Distance 20.1 miles
Jan Temp 26 to 48 F
Apr Temp 44 to 70 F
Jul Temp 67 to 88 F
Oct Temp 44 to 71 F
Annual Precip 43.3 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Davidson 11,765 $135,905
Huntersville 50,433 $108,677
Kannapolis 44,520 $51,725
Landis 3,097 $49,344
Mooresville 34,930 $80,642
Troutman 2,476 $49,861

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

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