Cornelius, North Carolina
|• Mayor||Woodrow Washam|
|• Chief of Police||Kevin Black|
|• Total||13.10 sq mi (33.92 km2)|
|• Land||12.63 sq mi (32.72 km2)|
|• Water||0.46 sq mi (1.20 km2)|
|Elevation||804 ft (245 m)|
| • Estimate |
|• Density||2,394.70/sq mi (924.63/km2)|
|Time zone||UTC−5 (Eastern (EST))|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC−4 (EDT)|
|GNIS feature ID||0983573|
Cornelius is a suburban town located along Lake Norman in northern Mecklenburg County, North Carolina, United States. It is a major suburb in the Charlotte metropolitan area. The population was 24,866 at the 2010 census.
Potts Plantation in Cornelius was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1998.
Cornelius is located along Lake Norman in northern Mecklenburg County. The town is approximately located at(35.478954, −80.884532).
According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 12.1 square miles (31 km2), of which 11.8 square miles (31 km2) is land and 0.3 square miles (0.78 km2) (3.20%) is water. Cornelius is one of three towns in Mecklenburg County located north of Charlotte. Along with its sister towns – Davidson and Huntersville – Cornelius serves as a suburb to Charlotte.
|U.S. Decennial Census|
|Black or African American (non-Hispanic)||1,957||6.23%|
|Hispanic or Latino||2,307||7.34%|
As of the 2020 United States census, there were 31,412 people, 12,307 households, and 7,853 families residing in the town.
At the 2000 census, there were 11,969 people, 5,113 households, and 3,374 families living in the town. The population density was 1,415.5 people per square mile (546.2/km2). There were 5,716 housing units at an average density of 676.0 per square mile (260.9/km2). The racial makeup of the town was 91.65% White, 5.62% African American, 0.21% Native American, 1.24% Asian, 0.05% Pacific Islander, 0.50% from other races, and 0.74% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.79% of the population.
Of the 5,113 households 28.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 56.8% were married couples living together, 6.5% had a female householder with no husband present, and 34.0% were non-families. 27.0% of households were one person and 5.2% were one person aged 65 or older. The average household size was 2.34 and the average family size was 2.87.
The age distribution was 22.4% under the age of 18, 5.8% from 18 to 24, 36.7% from 25 to 44, 27.2% from 45 to 64, and 7.9% 65 or older. The median age was 37 years. For every 100 females, there were 102.9 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 101.9 males.
According to Claritas Market Statistics, the median household income in 2010 was $83,789.
The citizens of Cornelius, NC, attend the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools. Elementary schools include Cornelius Elementary and JV Washam Elementary. Middle schools include Bailey Middle School. William A. Hough High School opened in August 2010 and currently serves over 2,000 students.
Cornelius is served by a branch of the Public Library of Charlotte and Mecklenburg County. The library is located in the heart of Cornelius, on Catawba Avenue just east of exit 28 on I-77.