Cornelius, NC

Cornelius profile

Living in Cornelius

Cornelius is a medium-sized town located in the state of North Carolina. With a population of 30,257 people and six constituent neighborhoods, Cornelius is the 35th largest community in North Carolina. Cornelius has seen a significant amount of newer housing growth in recent years. Quite often, new home construction is the result of new residents moving in who are middle class or wealthier, attracted by jobs, a healthy local economy, or other amenities as they leave nearby or far away areas for greener pastures. This seems to be the case in Cornelius, where the median household income is $90,542.00.

Cornelius home prices are not only among the most expensive in North Carolina, but Cornelius real estate also consistently ranks among the most expensive in America.

Cornelius is a decidedly white-collar town, with fully 88.65% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Cornelius is a town of sales and office workers, managers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Cornelius who work in management occupations (17.20%), sales jobs (16.07%), and office and administrative support (10.12%).

Also of interest is that Cornelius has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.

One interesting thing about the economy is that relatively large numbers of people worked from their home: 11.91% of the workforce. While this number may seem small overall, as a fraction of the total workforce this is high compared to the rest of the county. These workers are often telecommuters who work in knowledge-based, white-collar professions. For example, Silicon Valley has large numbers of people who telecommute. Other at-home workers may be self-employed people who operate small businesses out of their homes.

If knowledge is power, Cornelius is a pretty powerful place. 53.53% of the adults in Cornelius have earned a 4-year college degree, masters degree, MD, law degree, or even PhD. Compare that to the national average of 21.84% for all cities and towns.

The per capita income in Cornelius in 2018 was $54,875, which is wealthy relative to North Carolina and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $219,500 for a family of four. However, Cornelius contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Cornelius is a very ethnically-diverse town. The people who call Cornelius home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Cornelius residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Cornelius include German, Irish, English, Italian, and Scottish.

The most common language spoken in Cornelius is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Langs. of India.