Cornelius is a somewhat small city located in the state of Oregon. With a population of 12,317 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Cornelius is the 42nd largest community in Oregon.
When you are in Cornelius, you'll notice that it is more blue-collar than most other communities in America. 37.13% of Cornelius’s employed work in blue-collar jobs, while America averages only 27.7% that do. Overall, Cornelius is a city of sales and office workers, service providers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Cornelius who work in farm management occupations (11.89%), office and administrative support (10.47%), and sales jobs (10.41%).
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.
Despite being a small city, Cornelius has a lot of people using the bus to get to and from work every day. Most of these people on the bus are using it to get to good jobs in other cities.
In Cornelius, just 11.87% of people have at least a bachelor's degree, which is quite a bit lower than the national average for cities and towns of 21.84%.
The per capita income in Cornelius in 2010 was $18,096, which is lower middle income relative to Oregon and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $72,384 for a family of four. However, Cornelius contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
Cornelius is a very ethnically-diverse city. 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 Asian. Cornelius also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 49.54% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Cornelius include Irish, English, Norwegian, and European.
In addition, Cornelius has a lot of people living here who were born outside of the US (25.62%).
The most common language spoken in Cornelius is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Pacific Island languages.