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Overview

Introduction to Cornelius, Oregon

Cornelius, Oregon, in Washington county, is 3 miles W of Hillsboro, Oregon and 18 miles W of Portland, Oregon.

Cornelius History

Before adopting its present name, the city was known as the Town of Free Orchards. It was named after Colonel Thomas R. Cornelius, the son of Benjamin Cornelius. The first post office in the area was established on December 18, 1871. It was incorporated in 1893 as the City of Cornelius.

Cornelius and nearby Attractions

  • American Advertising Museum
  • Oregon Museum of Science and Industry
  • Fort Vancouver National Historic Site
  • Bald Peak State Park
  • Tryon Creek State Natural Area
  • Portland Children's Museum

Things To Do In Cornelius

Cornelius provides amenities for several different types of recreational opportunities. The Free Orchard City Park, Harleman Park, Ryland City Park, Satus City Park and Ryland City Park are all located in the city. A visit to the American Advertising Museum, the Portland Art Museum or the Oregon History Center may prove interesting to those interested in the history of the area. The Willamette Stone State Heritage Site and the Fort Vancouver National Historic Site can also be visited from Cornelius as well.

Cornelius Transportation

Portland International Airport is nearby.

Cornelius Higher Education

George Fox University, Portland State University and the University of Portland are the local centers of higher education.

Demographics

People

Total Population12,241
Male Share of the Population51.8%
Female Share of the Population48.2%
Senior Citizens7.5%
Employed Population 16+5,823
Age of the Population30

Families

% of people married47.8%
Average household size4

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher13.3%
Median Earnings25+$28,383
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$19,802
Median Earnings With High School Degree$23,098

Wealth

Median Family Income$59,508
% Above Poverty Level90.1%
% Below Poverty Level9.9%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time24 minutes
% Working from Home2.9%
% Walking and Biking to Work1.1%
% Using Public Transportation5%

Housing

People Living Alone13.8%
Median Gross Rent$867
Median House Value$193,300

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)59.3%
German9.7%
Irish7.8%
English6.7%
Norwegian3%
Swedish1.9%
Italian1.3%
French Except Basque0.9%
Dutch0.7%
Scottish0.7%
Polish0.7%
Austrian0.6%
Danishn0.5%
Russian0.4%
Swiss0.4%
Welsh0.4%
Ukrainian0.3%
Icelander0.3%
Czech0.3%
Finnish0.3%
Canadian0.1%
Romanian0.1%
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Cornelius Almanac

CategoryValue
County Washington County
Standard Zip Codes97113, 97123
Phone Area Codes503,971
Time ZoneAmerica/Los_Angeles
Approximate Latitude45.52
Approximate Longitude-123.04

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)

StationFOREST GROVE
Distance2 miles
Jan Temp32 to 46 F
Apr Temp39 to 62 F
Jul Temp54 to 83 F
Oct Temp41 to 66 F
Annual Precip45.8 inches
StationPORTLAND KGW TV
Distance18.2 miles
Jan Temp37 to 46 F
Apr Temp44 to 61 F
Jul Temp57 to 79 F
Oct Temp48 to 63 F
Annual Precip43.1 inches
StationN WILLAMETTE EXP STN
Distance22.2 miles
Jan Temp33 to 47 F
Apr Temp40 to 61 F
Jul Temp53 to 80 F
Oct Temp42 to 64 F
Annual Precip42.6 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Banks1,688$86,364
Beaverton94,865$78,196
Forest Grove23,214$57,922
Gaston558$52,143
Hillsboro100,462$75,553
North Plains2,072$82,292

Cornelius Public Libraries

Cornelius Public Library
1355 N BARLOW ST
Cornelius, Oregon
(503) 357-4093

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Cornelius Public Schools

Cornelius Elementary School
200 N 14th Ave
ZIP: 97113
(503) 359-2500
Primary
Total Enrollment 459
Echo Shaw Elementary School
914 S Linden St
ZIP: 97113
(503) 359-2489
Primary
Total Enrollment 367
Free Orchards Elementary School
2499 S Beech
ZIP: 97113
(503) 844-1140
Primary
Total Enrollment 438

Cornelius Private Schools

Create Alternative School
1174 Nadair
ZIP: 97113
Secondary
Total Enrollment 18
Emmaus Christian School
460 S Heather St
ZIP: 97113
Elementary
Total Enrollment 168
Forest Hills Lutheran School
4221 Sw Golf Course Rd
ZIP: 97113
Elementary
Total Enrollment 186
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