Cornelius, NC
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Cornelius is a medium-sized town located in the state of North Carolina. With a population of 28,092 people and six constituent neighborhoods, Cornelius is the 35th largest community in North Carolina.

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 92.51% 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 sales jobs (17.24%), management occupations (16.46%), and office and administrative support (10.99%).

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.

Of important note, Cornelius is also a town of artists. Cornelius has more artists, designers and people working in media than 90% of the communities in America. This concentration of artists helps shape Cornelius’s character.

Telecommuters are a relatively large percentage of the workforce: 9.98% of people work from home. While this number may seem small overall, as a fraction of the total workforce it is high relative to the nation. 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.

Do you have a 4-year college degree or graduate degree? If so, you may feel right at home in Cornelius. 52.21% of adults here have a 4-year degree or graduate degree, whereas the national average for all cities and towns is just 21.84%.

The per capita income in Cornelius in 2010 was $46,223, which is wealthy relative to North Carolina and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $184,892 for a family of four. However, Cornelius contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

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 Irish, English, Italian, and French .

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