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.
Cornelius is a blue-collar town, with 37.24% of people working in blue-collar occupations, while the average in America is just 27.7%. Overall, Cornelius is a city of service providers, sales and office workers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Cornelius who work in maintenance occupations (10.42%), farm management occupations (10.35%), and office and administrative support (9.47%).
In Cornelius, a lot of people use the bus to get to work every day though Cornelius is a relatively small city. Those that ride the bus are primarily traveling out of town to good jobs in other cities.
In Cornelius, just 11.79% 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 $17,660, which is low income relative to Oregon and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $70,640 for a family of four. However, Cornelius contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
Cornelius is an extremely ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Cornelius home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. People of Hispanic or Latino origin are the most prevalent group in Cornelius, accounting for 51.93% of the city’s residents (people of Hispanic or Latino origin can be of any race). The greatest number of Cornelius residents report their race to be White, followed by Native American. Important ancestries of people in Cornelius include English, Irish, Norwegian, and Italian.
Cornelius also has a high percentage of its population that was born in another country: 28.29%.
The most common language spoken in Cornelius is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Pacific Island languages.