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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.

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.

Demographics

People

Total Population28,052
Male Share of the Population49.7%
Female Share of the Population50.3%
Senior Citizens14.4%
Employed Population 16+14,616
Age of the Population41

Families

% of people married53.5%
Average household size2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher52.5%
Median Earnings25+$54,700
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$23,291
Median Earnings With High School Degree$35,339

Wealth

Median Family Income$104,125
% Above Poverty Level94.3%
% Below Poverty Level5.7%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time29 minutes
% Working from Home11.7%
% Walking and Biking to Work2.3%
% Using Public Transportation0.7%

Housing

People Living Alone28%
Median Gross Rent$1,182
Median House Value$279,000

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)21.5%
German18.2%
Irish11.8%
English11%
Italian9.8%
Polish4.8%
Scottish4.4%
French Except Basque2.6%
Dutch1.8%
Russian1.3%
Welsh1.2%
Swedish1%
Norwegian0.9%
Arab0.9%
Hungarian0.8%
Czech0.7%
Swiss0.7%
Lebanese0.7%
Danishn0.6%
Ukrainian0.6%
African0.5%
Iranian0.4%
Canadian0.4%
Greek0.4%
Croatian0.4%
Finnish0.4%
West Indian0.3%
Turkish0.3%
Australian0.3%
Belgian0.3%
Portuguese0.3%
Lithuanian0.3%
Austrian0.2%
Albanian0.2%
Romanian0.2%
Ethiopian0.2%
Slovak0.2%
Haitian0.1%
Jamaican0.1%
Syrian0.1%
Serbian0.1%
Ghanaian0.1%
Brazilian0.1%
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Cornelius Almanac

CategoryValue
County Mecklenburg County
Standard Zip Codes28031
Phone Area Codes704
Time ZoneAmerica/New_York
Approximate Latitude35.48
Approximate 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)

StationCONCORD
Distance15.4 miles
Jan Temp28 to 51 F
Apr Temp46 to 73 F
Jul Temp68 to 90 F
Oct Temp47 to 73 F
Annual Precip47.3 inches
StationCHARLOTTE DGLAS INTL AP
Distance19.4 miles
Jan Temp32 to 51 F
Apr Temp49 to 73 F
Jul Temp71 to 90 F
Oct Temp51 to 73 F
Annual Precip43.5 inches
StationSALISBURY 9 WNW
Distance20.1 miles
Jan Temp26 to 48 F
Apr Temp44 to 70 F
Jul Temp67 to 88 F
Oct Temp44 to 71 F
Annual Precip43.3 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Davidson12,325$148,750
Huntersville53,302$112,536
Kannapolis46,498$56,085
Landis3,076$71,164
Mooresville36,577$81,107
Troutman2,593$52,165

Cornelius Public Schools

Bailey Middle
11900 Bailey Rd
ZIP: 28031
(980) 343-1068
Middle
Total Enrollment 1616
Cornelius Elementary
21126 Catawba Ave
ZIP: 28031
(980) 343-3905
Primary
Total Enrollment 589
J.v. Washam Elementary
9611 Westmoreland Rd
ZIP: 28031
(980) 343-1071
Primary
Total Enrollment 992
Thunderbird Prep
17609 Old Statesville Rd
ZIP: 28031
(704) 661-3644
Primary
Total Enrollment 363
William Amos Hough High
12420 Bailey Rd
ZIP: 28031
(980) 344-0514
High
Total Enrollment 2453

Cornelius Private Schools

Grace Covenant Academy
17301 Statesville Rd
ZIP: 28031
Elementary
Total Enrollment 112
Phoenix Montessori Academy
17609 Old Statesville Rd
ZIP: 28031
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 50
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