Cornelius, North Carolina

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Population in 2017: 29,191 (100% urban, 0% rural).
Population change since 2000: +143.9%
Males: 14,505  (49.7%)
Females: 14,686  (50.3%)
Median resident age:

40.7 years
North Carolina median age:

38.8 years

Zip codes: 28031, 28036.

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Estimated median household income in 2017: $91,329 (it was $71,259 in 2000)
Cornelius:

$91,329
NC:

$52,752

Estimated per capita income in 2017: $53,382 (it was $45,023 in 2000)

Cornelius town income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $320,323 (it was $217,200 in 2000)
Cornelius:

$320,323
NC:

$171,200

Mean prices in 2017: all housing units: $403,541; detached houses: $464,381; townhouses or other attached units: $236,578; in 3-to-4-unit structures: $128,447; in 5-or-more-unit structures: $210,943; mobile homes: $180,175

Median gross rent in 2017: $1,258.

March 2019 cost of living index in Cornelius: 93.6 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 5.7%
(4.0% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 19.8% for Black residents, 3.5% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 4.1% for other race residents, 8.7% for two or more races residents)
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  • Races in Cornelius, NC (2010)
    • 21,17885.2%White alone
    • 1,4085.7%Black alone
    • 1,3275.3%Hispanic
    • 5542.2%Asian alone
    • 3041.2%Two or more races
    • 660.3%American Indian alone
    • 210.08%Other race alone
    • 80.03%Native Hawaiian and Other
      Pacific Islander alone

Races in Cornelius detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth



According to our research of North Carolina and other state lists, there were 9 registered sex offenders living in Cornelius, North Carolina as of May 26, 2020.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Cornelius is 3,177 to 1.
The ratio of registered sex offenders to all residents in this city is much lower than the state average.


Crime rates in Cornelius by year

Type

2005

2008

2009

2010

2011

2012

2013

2014

2015

Murders
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
1
(4.0)
2
(7.7)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
2
(7.8)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(3.6)
Rapes
(per 100,000)
2
(11.0)
6
(24.0)
4
(15.4)
2
(7.6)
3
(11.9)
3
(11.6)
4
(15.0)
2
(7.3)
2
(7.1)
Robberies
(per 100,000)
6
(33.0)
11
(44.0)
14
(53.8)
7
(26.7)
11
(43.7)
10
(38.8)
10
(37.5)
8
(29.2)
6
(21.3)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
25
(137.6)
58
(232.2)
27
(103.7)
25
(95.5)
25
(99.3)
44
(170.5)
28
(104.9)
23
(84.0)
26
(92.4)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
63
(346.7)
138
(552.4)
109
(418.8)
148
(565.3)
126
(500.4)
94
(364.3)
102
(382.3)
53
(193.5)
60
(213.2)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
237
(1,304)
257
(1,029)
N/A452
(1,727)
603
(2,395)
501
(1,942)
361
(1,353)
326
(1,190)
320
(1,137)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
26
(143.1)
22
(88.1)
29
(111.4)
18
(68.8)
25
(99.3)
21
(81.4)
14
(52.5)
7
(25.6)
8
(28.4)
Arson
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
4
(16.0)
2
(7.7)
4
(15.3)
9
(35.7)
2
(7.8)
0
(0.0)
1
(3.7)
2
(7.1)
City-Data.com crime index (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 274.0)134.1173.7142.3147.4181.2180.2129.394.6100.4

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City-data.com crime index in Cornelius, NC

Crime rate in Cornelius detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2018, including police officers: 73 (59 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.98
North Carolina average:

2.34
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Cornelius, NC City Guides:

Ancestries: American (15.3%), German (11.1%), English (9.1%), Italian (5.1%), Irish (4.9%), Scottish (4.2%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Incorporated on 03/04/1905

Elevation: 831 feet

Land area: 8.46 square miles.

Population density: 3,452 people per square mile   (average).

Cornelius, North Carolina map

2,128 residents are foreign born (3.0% Europe, 1.8% Latin America).

This town:

7.3%
North Carolina:

7.8%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $2,641 (0.8%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $2,747 (0.9%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Concord, NC (16.8 miles , pop. 55,977).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Charlotte, NC (19.1 miles , pop. 540,828).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Philadelphia, PA (442.8 miles , pop. 1,517,550).

Nearest cities:

Davidson, NC (1.7 miles ),
Huntersville, NC (2.2 miles ),
Westport, NC (2.4 miles ),
Lowesville, NC (2.8 miles ),
Mooresville, NC (2.9 miles ),
Denver, NC (3.0 miles ),
Lake Norman of Catawba, NC (3.1 miles ),
Sherrills Ford, NC (3.3 miles )

Latitude: 35.48 N, Longitude: 80.88 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: -3,758 (-12.9%)
Workers who live and work in this town: 4,218 (27.1%)

Area code commonly used in this area: 704

Distribution of median household income in Cornelius, NC in 2017
Distribution of house value in Cornelius, NC in 2017

Property values in Cornelius, NC

Cornelius satellite photo by USGS
Unemployment in March 2019:
Here:

3.3%
North Carolina:

4.1%
Historical population in Cornelius, NC
Historical housing units in Cornelius, NC
Most common industries in Cornelius, NC (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (11.0%)
  • Finance & insurance (9.9%)
  • Health care (6.4%)
  • Construction (6.0%)
  • Educational services (5.8%)
  • Arts, entertainment, recreation (4.1%)
  • Accommodation & food services (3.9%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (10.6%)
  • Finance & insurance (9.7%)
  • Construction (8.5%)
  • Arts, entertainment, recreation (5.6%)
  • Accommodation & food services (4.6%)
  • Health care (3.6%)
  • Administrative & support & waste management services (3.3%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (11.4%)
  • Educational services (10.3%)
  • Health care (10.2%)
  • Finance & insurance (10.1%)
  • Real estate & rental & leasing (4.8%)
  • Administrative & support & waste management services (4.3%)
  • Accommodation & food services (2.9%)
Most common occupations in Cornelius, NC (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Sales representatives, services, wholesale and manufacturing (7.2%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (7.2%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (5.2%)
  • Top executives (4.3%)
  • Computer specialists (3.6%)
  • Retail sales workers, except cashiers (3.5%)
  • Operations specialties managers, except financial managers (3.2%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (9.1%)
  • Sales representatives, services, wholesale and manufacturing (8.8%)
  • Top executives (6.7%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (4.7%)
  • Computer specialists (4.3%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (4.3%)
  • Operations specialties managers, except financial managers (3.4%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (5.8%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (5.4%)
  • Sales representatives, services, wholesale and manufacturing (5.1%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (4.7%)
  • Retail sales workers, except cashiers (4.6%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (4.5%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (4.3%)

Average climate in Cornelius, North Carolina

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Cornelius, North Carolina environmental map by EPA

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Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)
AQI CO NO2 SO2 Ozone PM10 PM2.5
Air Quality Index

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2018 was 73.7. This is about average.

City:

73.7
U.S.:

74.2
Carbon Monoxide Level

Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2018 was 0.236. This is about average. Closest monitor was 12.8 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.236
U.S.:

0.267
Nitrogen Dioxide Level

Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2018 was 6.30. This is about average. Closest monitor was 2.2 miles away from the city center.

City:

6.30
U.S.:

5.56
Sulfur Dioxide Level

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2018 was 0.166. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 2.2 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.166
U.S.:

1.789
Ozone Level

Ozone [ppb] level in 2018 was 27.1. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 13.2 miles away from the city center.

City:

27.1
U.S.:

33.3
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2018 was 15.5. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 2.2 miles away from the city center.

City:

15.5
U.S.:

19.6
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2018 was 8.12. This is about average. Closest monitor was 12.1 miles away from the city center.

City:

8.12
U.S.:

8.46

Tornado activity:

Cornelius-area historical tornado activity is slightly above North Carolina state average. It is 1% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 5/5/1989, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 32.3 miles away from the Cornelius town center killed one person and injured 6 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

On 5/5/1989, a category F4 tornado 33.2 miles away from the town center killed 4 people and injured 52 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Cornelius-area historical earthquake activity is slightly above North Carolina state average. It is 82% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 8/2/1974 at 08:52:09, a magnitude 4.9 (4.3 MB, 4.9 LG, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 143.8 miles away from the city center
On 7/27/1980 at 18:52:21, a magnitude 5.2 (5.1 MB, 4.7 MS, 5.0 UK, 5.2 UK, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 253.4 miles away from Cornelius center
On 11/30/1973 at 07:48:41, a magnitude 4.7 (4.7 MB, 4.6 ML) earthquake occurred 174.4 miles away from Cornelius center
On 11/22/1974 at 05:25:55, a magnitude 4.7 (4.7 MB) earthquake occurred 183.3 miles away from the city center
On 11/23/2006 at 10:42:57, a magnitude 4.3 (4.3 MB, 4.3 LG) earthquake occurred 131.0 miles away from the city center
On 11/2/2006 at 17:53:02, a magnitude 4.3 (4.3 MB, Depth: 0.6 mi) earthquake occurred 132.3 miles away from Cornelius center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Mecklenburg County (8) is smaller than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 5
Emergencies Declared: 3

Causes of natural disasters: Droughts: 2, Hurricanes: 2, Blizzard: 1, Freeze: 1, Ice Storm: 1, Tropical Storm: 1, Winter Storm: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Cornelius topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers near Cornelius:

  • NOVANT HEALTH HUNTERSVILLE MEDICAL CENTER Acute Care Hospitals (about 6 miles away; HUNTERSVILLE, NC)
  • INDEPENDENT NEPHROLOGY SERVICES HUNTERSVILLE (Dialysis Facility, about 6 miles away; HUNTERSVILLE, NC)
  • HUNTERSVILLE OAKS (Nursing Home, about 7 miles away; HUNTERSVILLE, NC)
  • MOORESVILLE CENTER (Nursing Home, about 8 miles away; MOORESVILLE, NC)
  • BRIAN CENTER HEALTH AND RETIREMENT (Nursing Home, about 9 miles away; MOORESVILLE, NC)
  • ODELL NURSING CENTER (Nursing Home, about 9 miles away; CONCORD, NC)
  • NORTH CHARLOTTE (Dialysis Facility, about 12 miles away; CHARLOTTE, NC)

Amtrak stations near Cornelius:

  • 15 miles: KANNAPOLIS (306 N. MAIN ST.) . Services: enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, free short-term parking, free long-term parking, call for car rental service, call for taxi service.
  • 17 miles: CHARLOTTE (1914 N. TYRON ST.) . Services: ticket office, partially wheelchair accessible, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, vending machines, free short-term parking, free long-term parking, call for car rental service, taxi stand, public transit connection.

Nuclear power plants:

  • McGuire 1. Westinghouse Electric Corp.Duke Power Co.Westinghouse Electric Corp.Duke Power Co.Pressurized Water Reactor (PWR). Net Output: 1129 MWe. Operable. Initial criticality: 08/1981. Commercial start: 12/1981..
  • McGuire 2. Westinghouse Electric Corp.Duke Power Co.Westinghouse Electric Corp.Duke Power Co.Pressurized Water Reactor (PWR). Net Output: 1129 MWe. Operable. Initial criticality: 05/1983. Commercial start: 03/1984..

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Cornelius:

  • NASCAR Technical Institute (about 9 miles; Mooresville, NC; Full-time enrollment: 2,350)
  • University of North Carolina at Charlotte (about 15 miles; Charlotte, NC; FT enrollment: 22,807)
  • Johnson & Wales University-Charlotte (about 18 miles; Charlotte, NC; FT enrollment: 2,518)
  • Central Piedmont Community College (about 19 miles; Charlotte, NC; FT enrollment: 15,371)
  • Queens University of Charlotte (about 21 miles; Charlotte, NC; FT enrollment: 2,083)
  • Gaston College (about 21 miles; Dallas, NC; FT enrollment: 4,385)
  • Mitchell Community College (about 22 miles; Statesville, NC; FT enrollment: 2,458)

Public high school in Cornelius:

Public elementary/middle schools in Cornelius:

Private elementary/middle school in Cornelius:

  • GRACE COVENANT ACADEMY (Students: 140, Location: 17301 STATESVILLE RD, Grades: PK-5)
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Points of interest:

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Notable locations in Cornelius: Vineyard Point Marina (A), Kings Point Marina (B), Holiday Harbor (C), Public Library of Charlotte and Mecklenburg County - Cornelius Branch (D). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Cornelius include: Torrence Chapel (A), Bethel Church (B), Mount Zion Church (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemetery: Bethel Cemetery (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Park in Cornelius: Ramsey Creek County Park (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Tourist attractions: CFL Sportswear Trading Inc (Historical Places & Services; 8209 Village Harbor Drive), C J'S Paintball (Amusement & Theme Parks; 1600 Matthews Mint Hill R).

Hotels: Comfort Inn & Suites (19521 Liverpool Parkway), Holiday Inn Cornelius (19901 Holiday Lane PO Box 1278), Econo Lodge (20740 Torrence Chapel Road), Hampton Inn Charlotte/Cornelius (19501 Statesville Road), Best Western Lake Norman (19608 Liverpool Parkway), Best Western (19608 Liverpool Parkway), Econo Lodge Lake Norman (20740 Torrence Chapel Road), Comfort Inn & Suites-Lake Norman (19521 Liverpool Parkway).

Birthplace of: Kevin Conway (racing driver) - Racing driver, Kevin Conway - Busch series NASCAR driver (born: Apr 15, 1978), Scot Walters - NASCAR driver, Andrea Stinson - WNBA player (Detroit Shock, born: Nov 25, 1967).

Mecklenburg County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level less than 2 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Low Potential
Average household size:
This town:

2.3 people
North Carolina:

2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This town:

61.1%
Whole state:

66.7%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This town:

6.6%
Whole state:

5.9%


Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.4% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.4% of all households
6 people in group homes intended for adults in 2010

Banks with most branches in Cornelius (2011 data):

  • Communityone Bank, National Association: Cornelius Office Branch at 8231 Magnolia Estates Dr, branch established on 2008/11/03. Info updated 2007/12/11: Bank assets: $1,666.0 mil, Deposits: $1,443.4 mil, headquarters in Asheboro, NC, negative income in the last year, 46 total offices, Holding Company: Fnb United Corp.
  • Bank of Granite: Cornelius Office at 18225 West Catawba Avenue, branch established on 2000/06/12. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $753.5 mil, Deposits: $688.5 mil, headquarters in Granite Falls, NC, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 18 total offices, Holding Company: Fnb United Corp.
  • First Community Bank: 20209 Hwy. 73 West Branch at 20209 Hwy. 73 West, branch established on 1987/06/30. Info updated 2011/07/12: Bank assets: $2,144.1 mil, Deposits: $1,561.3 mil, headquarters in Bluefield, VA, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 58 total offices, Holding Company: First Community Bancshares, Inc.
  • Branch Banking and Trust Company: Cornelius Branch at 20400 W Catawba Ave, branch established on 1999/08/30. Info updated 2010/03/29: Bank assets: $168,867.6 mil, Deposits: $127,549.5 mil, headquarters in Winston Salem, NC, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 1793 total offices, Holding Company: Bb&T Corporation
  • Wells Fargo Bank, National Association: North Mecklenburg Branch at 19409 Jetton Rd, branch established on 2008/07/01. Info updated 2011/04/05: Bank assets: $1,161,490.0 mil, Deposits: $905,653.0 mil, headquarters in Sioux Falls, SD, positive income, 6395 total offices, Holding Company: Wells Fargo & Company
  • Regions Bank: West Catawba Avenue Branch at 19430 West Catawba Avenue, branch established on 2002/03/08. Info updated 2011/02/24: Bank assets: $123,368.2 mil, Deposits: $98,301.3 mil, headquarters in Birmingham, AL, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 1778 total offices, Holding Company: Regions Financial Corporation
  • First-Citizens Bank & Trust Company: Cornelius Branch at 2310 Catawba Avenue, branch established on 1992/07/08. Info updated 2011/10/11: Bank assets: $20,566.4 mil, Deposits: $17,596.8 mil, headquarters in Raleigh, NC, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 433 total offices, Holding Company: First Citizens Bancshares, Inc.
  • Aquesta Bank: at 19510 Jetton Road, branch established on 2006/08/01. Info updated 2008/03/31: Bank assets: $199.1 mil, Deposits: $157.0 mil, local headquarters, negative income in the last year, Commercial Lending Specialization, 4 total offices
  • Yadkin Valley Bank and Trust Company: Cornelius W. Catawba Branch at 19525 W. Catawba Avenue, branch established on 2000/10/12. Info updated 2009/05/19: Bank assets: $1,991.0 mil, Deposits: $1,738.1 mil, headquarters in Elkin, NC, negative income in the last year, Commercial Lending Specialization, 39 total offices, Holding Company: Yadkin Valley Financial Corporation
  • 4 other banks with 4 local branches

For population 15 years and over in Cornelius:

Marital status in Cornelius, NC
  • Never married: 26.1%
  • Now married: 53.8%
  • Separated: 1.0%
  • Widowed: 4.2%
  • Divorced: 14.8%

For population 25 years and over in Cornelius:

  • High school or higher: 96.9%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 52.5%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 17.1%
  • Unemployed: 3.0%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 25.2 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2017
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2017
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

8.9
North Carolina average:

11.9

Travel time (in minutes) to work in 2017
Means of transportation to work in 2017 - Cornelius
Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for Cornelius, NC (based on Mecklenburg County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant204,287491
Mainline Protestant138,743188
Catholic78,69215
Black Protestant26,61273
Other20,97968
Orthodox8,72412
None442,262-
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center. Graphs represent county-level data

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 185
Mecklenburg County:

2.14 / 10,000 pop.
North Carolina:

2.05 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 10
Mecklenburg County:

0.12 / 10,000 pop.
North Carolina:

0.14 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 83
Mecklenburg County:

0.96 / 10,000 pop.
North Carolina:

0.92 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 245
This county:

2.84 / 10,000 pop.
State:

4.75 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 804
Mecklenburg County:

9.31 / 10,000 pop.
North Carolina:

7.57 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

7.7%
State:

9.8%
Adult obesity rate:
Mecklenburg County:

24.2%
State:

28.3%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Mecklenburg County:

17.4%
State:

15.6%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
This city:

49.4%
North Carolina:

48.1%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
This city:

46.3%
North Carolina:

44.6%

Average BMI:
Cornelius:

28.5
North Carolina:

28.8

People feeling badly about themselves:
Here:

21.8%
North Carolina:

21.2%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Cornelius:

8.7%
State:

10.8%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Cornelius:

6.8
State:

6.8

Overweight people:
Cornelius:

33.3%
State:

33.6%

General health condition:
Cornelius:

56.7%
North Carolina:

54.9%

Average condition of hearing:
Cornelius:

79.5%
North Carolina:

79.3%

More about Health and Nutrition of Cornelius, NC Residents
Local government employment and payroll (March 2016)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Police Protection - Officers 57$225,720$47,5203$156
Police - Other 15$46,837$37,47010$4,758
Parks and Recreation 10$38,346$46,01525$3,333
Other Government Administration 10$59,391$71,2697$4,120
Streets and Highways 8$23,556$35,3341$1,019
Financial Administration 6$30,835$61,6701$1,019
Judicial and Legal 1$10,616$127,3920$0
Totals for Government 107$435,301$48,81947$14,405

Cornelius government finances - Expenditure in 2012 (per resident):

  • Construction - Parks and Recreation: $1,295,000 ($44.36)
  • Current Operations - Police Protection: $5,216,000 ($178.69)
    Electric Utilities: $4,812,000 ($164.85)
    Solid Waste Management: $1,785,000 ($61.15)
    Central Staff Services: $1,560,000 ($53.44)
    Parks and Recreation: $1,404,000 ($48.10)
    Local Fire Protection: $1,200,000 ($41.11)
    Regular Highways: $1,150,000 ($39.40)
    Housing and Community Development: $1,031,000 ($35.32)
    General - Other: $248,000 ($8.50)
    Sewerage: $143,000 ($4.90)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $465,000 ($15.93)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Police Protection: $710,000 ($24.32)
    Local Fire Protection: $525,000 ($17.98)
    Regular Highways: $519,000 ($17.78)
    Financial Administration: $196,000 ($6.71)
    Parks and Recreation: $26,000 ($0.89)
    Sewerage: $23,000 ($0.79)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $205,000 ($7.02)

Cornelius government finances - Revenue in 2012 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $369,000 ($12.64)
    Parks and Recreation: $354,000 ($12.13)
  • Local Intergovernmental - Other: $732,000 ($25.08)
    General Local Government Support: $423,000 ($14.49)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $715,000 ($24.49)
    Donations From Private Sources: $54,000 ($1.85)
    Interest Earnings: $54,000 ($1.85)
    Rents: $4,000 ($0.14)
  • Revenue - Electric Utilities: $4,822,000 ($165.19)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $1,143,000 ($39.16)
    Highways: $643,000 ($22.03)
    Other: $174,000 ($5.96)
  • Tax - Property: $12,274,000 ($420.47)
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $2,383,000 ($81.63)
    Other Selective Sales: $482,000 ($16.51)
    Motor Vehicle License: $258,000 ($8.84)
    Other License: $22,000 ($0.75)

Cornelius government finances - Debt in 2012 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $14,208,000 ($486.73)
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $12,006,000 ($411.29)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $2,202,000 ($75.43)

Cornelius government finances - Cash and Securities in 2012 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $15,948,000 ($546.33)
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $438,000 ($15.00)

8.69% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($71,194 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

8.69%
North Carolina average:

7.88%

0.04% of residents moved from foreign countries ($561 average AGI)
Mecklenburg County:

0.04%
North Carolina average:

0.08%

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2015 and 2016:
from Union County, NC  0.45% ($66,457 average AGI)
from Cabarrus County, NC  0.40% ($56,408)
from York County, SC  0.28% ($90,789)


7.70% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($72,841 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.70%
North Carolina average:

7.23%

0.06% of residents moved to foreign countries ($826 average AGI)
Mecklenburg County:

0.06%
North Carolina average:

0.09%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2015 and 2016:
to Cabarrus County, NC  0.64% ($63,873 average AGI)
to Union County, NC  0.61% ($87,123)
to York County, SC  0.52% ($75,542)
Businesses in Cornelius, NC
NameCountNameCount
Ace Hardware1MasterBrand Cabinets1
Blockbuster1McDonald's1
CVS1Microtel1
Clarion1Nissan1
Comfort Inn1Penske1
Cricket Wireless1Pizza Hut1
Days Inn1Rite Aid2
Domino's Pizza1Starbucks2
Econo Lodge1T-Mobile1
FedEx6Taco Bell1
Goodwill1U-Haul3
H&R Block1UPS10
Hilton1Waffle House1
Home Depot1Walgreens1
Hyundai1Wendy's1
Jones New York1YMCA1
KFC1

Strongest AM radio stations in Cornelius:

  • WBT (1110 AM; 50 kW; CHARLOTTE, NC; Owner: JEFFERSON-PILOT COMMUNICATNS CO. OF NORTH CAROLINA)
  • WFNZ (610 AM; 5 kW; CHARLOTTE, NC; Owner: INFINITY RADIO SUBSIDIARY OPERATIONS INC.)
  • WHKY (1290 AM; 50 kW; HICKORY, NC; Owner: LONG COMMUNICATIONS, LLC.)
  • WGFY (1480 AM; 10 kW; CHARLOTTE, NC; Owner: ABC, INC.)
  • WLTC (1370 AM; 20 kW; GASTONIA, NC)
  • WYFQ (930 AM; 5 kW; CHARLOTTE, NC; Owner: BIBLE BROADCASTING NETWORK, INC.)
  • WCGC (1270 AM; 10 kW; BELMONT, NC; Owner: WHVN, INC.)
  • WAGL (1560 AM; daytime; 50 kW; LANCASTER, SC; Owner: PALMETTO BROADCASTING SYSTEM, INC.)
  • WTRU (830 AM; 50 kW; KERNERSVILLE, NC; Owner: TRUTH BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WCXN (1170 AM; daytime; 8 kW; CLAREMONT, NC; Owner: WCXN, INC.)
  • WNOW (1030 AM; daytime; 9 kW; MINT HILL, NC; Owner: CHARLOTTE METRO RADIO, INC.)
  • WHIP (1350 AM; 1 kW; MOORESVILLE, NC; Owner: MOORESVILLE MEDIA, INC.)
  • WOGR (1540 AM; daytime; 3 kW; CHARLOTTE, NC; Owner: VICTORY CHRISTIAN CENTER)

Strongest FM radio stations in Cornelius:

  • WDAV (89.9 FM; DAVIDSON, NC; Owner: THE TRUSTEES OF DAVIDSON COLLEGE)
  • WXRC (95.7 FM; HICKORY, NC; Owner: PACIFIC BROADCASTING GROUP, INC.)
  • WLYT (102.9 FM; HICKORY, NC; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WTHZ (94.1 FM; LEXINGTON, NC; Owner: DAVIDSON COUNTY BROADCASTING CO, INC)
  • WPEG (97.9 FM; CONCORD, NC; Owner: INFINITY RADIO SUBSIDIARY OPERATIONS INC.)
  • WLNK (107.9 FM; CHARLOTTE, NC; Owner: JEFFERSON-PILOT COMMUNICATIONS COMPANY OF NORTH CAROLINA)
  • WNKS (95.1 FM; CHARLOTTE, NC; Owner: INFINITY RADIO SUBSIDIARY OPERATIONS INC.)
  • WWMG (96.1 FM; SHELBY, NC; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WSOC-FM (103.7 FM; CHARLOTTE, NC; Owner: INFINITY RADIO SUBSIDIARY OPERATIONS INC.)
  • WKKT (96.9 FM; STATESVILLE, NC; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WFAE (90.7 FM; CHARLOTTE, NC; Owner: UNIVERSITY RADIO FOUNDATION, INC.)
  • WSSS (104.7 FM; CHARLOTTE, NC; Owner: INFINITY RADIO SUBSIDIARY OPERATIONS INC.)
  • WRFX-FM (99.7 FM; KANNAPOLIS, NC; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WFMX (105.7 FM; STATESVILLE, NC; Owner: MERCURY BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • WBAV-FM (101.9 FM; GASTONIA, NC; Owner: INFINITY RADIO SUBSIDIARY OPERATIONS INC.)
  • WEND (106.5 FM; SALISBURY, NC; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WSGE (91.7 FM; DALLAS, NC; Owner: GASTON COLLEGE)
  • WKBC-FM (97.3 FM; NORTH WILKESBORO, NC; Owner: WILKES BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • WCHH (92.7 FM; HARRISBURG, NC; Owner: RADIO ONE OF NORTH CAROLINA, LLC)
  • WAGI-FM (105.3 FM; GAFFNEY, SC; Owner: GAFFNEY BROADCASTING, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Cornelius:

  • WBTV (Channel 3; CHARLOTTE, NC; Owner: JEFFERSON-PILOT COMMUNICATIONS/WBTV, INC.)
  • WJZY (Channel 46; BELMONT, NC; Owner: WJZY-TV, INC.)
  • WWWB (Channel 55; ROCK HILL, SC; Owner: WWWB-TV, INC.)
  • WCNC-TV (Channel 36; CHARLOTTE, NC; Owner: WCNC-TV, INC.)
  • WAXN (Channel 64; KANNAPOLIS, NC; Owner: WSOC-TV HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • WAFF (Channel 48; HUNTSVILLE, AL; Owner: RAYCOM AMERICA, INC.)
  • WUNG-TV (Channel 58; CONCORD, NC; Owner: UNIVERSITY OF NORTH CAROLINA)
  • WSOC-TV (Channel 9; CHARLOTTE, NC; Owner: WSOC-TV HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • WTVI (Channel 42; CHARLOTTE, NC; Owner: CHARLOTTE-MECKLENBURG PUBLIC BROADCASTING AUTHORITY)
  • WCCB (Channel 18; CHARLOTTE, NC; Owner: NORTH CAROLINA BROADCASTING PARTNERS)
  • WGTB-LP (Channel 28; CHARLOTTE, NC; Owner: VICTORY CHRISTIAN CENTER, INC.)
  • W34BN (Channel 34; CHARLOTTE, NC; Owner: THREE ANGELS BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • W25BR (Channel 25; CHARLOTTE, NC; Owner: WORD OF GOD FELLOWSHIP, INC.)
  • W52CW (Channel 52; CHARLOTTE, NC; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • W38CN (Channel 38; CHARLOTTE, NC; Owner: NATIONAL MINORITY T.V., INC.)
  • W66BT (Channel 66; STATESVILLE, NC; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)
Fatal accident count
See more detailed statistics of Cornelius fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2017 here
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 4Number of bridges
  • 7ft / 1.8mTotal length
  • 115,500Total average daily traffic
  • 15,525Total average daily truck traffic

FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers:

1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Cornelius)

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

16 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)

FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers:

7
  • Lake Norman 1/4 Mi Nne Of Cowans Ford Dam (Lat: 35.438194 Lon: -80.956194), Call Sign: WNUD817,
    Assigned Frequencies: 409.725 MHz, Grant Date: 06/12/2015, Expiration Date: 08/27/2025, Certifier: Richard A Donaldson, Registrant: Duke Energy Business Services, LLC, 401 South College Street, Charlotte, NC 28201-1008, Phone: (859) 815-6413, Email:
  • Lat: 35.468889 Lon: -80.912778, Call Sign: WQBF367,
    Assigned Frequencies: 452.112 MHz, 452.162 MHz, 452.512 MHz, 452.687 MHz, Grant Date: 09/30/2004, Expiration Date: 09/30/2014, Cancellation Date: 12/06/2014, Certifier: Dan Baughman, Registrant: Diversified Electronics Inc, 3420-Z St Vardell Ln, Charlotte, NC 28217, Phone: (704) 527-0020, Fax: (704) 527-0023
  • Lat: 35.452611 Lon: -80.867694, Call Sign: WQBP621, Licensee ID: L00915940,
    Assigned Frequencies: 72.1000 MHz, Grant Date: 10/01/2014, Expiration Date: 11/18/2024, Certifier: Paul Turbedsky, Registrant: Grace Covenant Church
  • 18637-K Northline Dr (Lat: 35.458333 Lon: -80.853000), Call Sign: WQOD753, Licensee ID: L01651361,
    Assigned Frequencies: 462.287 MHz, Grant Date: 08/23/2011, Expiration Date: 08/23/2021, Certifier: Stephen B Vickers, Registrant: Bvs Systems Inc, 18525 Statesville Rd Ste D7, Cornelius, NC 28031, Phone: (704) 896-9989, Fax: (704) 896-1935, Email:
  • Lat: 35.480139 Lon: -80.854528, Call Sign: WQON239,
    Assigned Frequencies: 457.362 MHz, 457.412 MHz, 457.787 MHz, 457.337 MHz, 457.887 MHz, Grant Date: 11/22/2011, Expiration Date: 11/22/2021, Certifier: Bob Morgan, Registrant: Two Way Radio Of Carolina, Inc., 2016 West Morehead Street, Charlotte, NC 28208, Phone: (704) 372-3444, Fax: (704) 372-7059, Email:
  • Lat: 35.468833 Lon: -80.914861, Call Sign: WQSA317,
    Assigned Frequencies: 462.412 MHz, 467.412 MHz, Grant Date: 08/21/2013, Expiration Date: 08/21/2023, Certifier: Dan Baughman, Registrant: Cara Enterprises Inc, Las Vegas, NV 89140-0124, Phone: (702) 838-9728, Fax: (702) 363-4607, Email:
  • Lat: 35.473917 Lon: -80.910111, Call Sign: WQWT863,
    Assigned Frequencies: 451.312 MHz, 456.312 MHz, 451.562 MHz, 456.562 MHz, Grant Date: 11/17/2015, Expiration Date: 11/17/2025, Certifier: Sam Hicks, Registrant: Cara Enterprises Inc, Las Vegas, NV 89140-0124, Phone: (702) 838-9728, Fax: (702) 363-4607, Email:

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

4
  • CAR0625, 20401 Zion St Near Cornelius (Lat: 35.486667 Lon: -80.855833), Type: Tower, Structure height: 55.5 m, Call Sign: WQHF503,
    Assigned Frequencies: 11225.0 MHz, Grant Date: 07/17/2007, Expiration Date: 07/17/2017, Cancellation Date: 01/12/2009, Certifier: Joseph M Sandri Jr., Registrant: Fibertower Corporation, 1667 K Street Nw, Suite 250, Washington, DC 20006, Phone: (202) 223-1028, Fax: (202) 315-3415, Email:
  • NC-CLT279A, 20401 Zion Street (Lat: 35.486667 Lon: -80.855556), Type: Tower, Structure height: 55.7 m, Call Sign: WQKY698,
    Assigned Frequencies: 19325.0 MHz, Grant Date: 10/28/2009, Expiration Date: 10/28/2019, Certifier: Nadja S Sodos-Wallace, Registrant: Sprint Corporation, 12502 Sunrise Valley Drive, M/S: Varesa, Reston, VA 20196, Phone: (800) 572-8256, Fax: (703) 433-4483, Email:
  • PENINSULA, 19328 Lake Norman Cove Drive (Lat: 35.475778 Lon: -80.894861), Type: Tower, Structure height: 36.6 m, Call Sign: WQMK273, Licensee ID: L00897274,
    Assigned Frequencies: 11155.0 MHz, Grant Date: 08/31/2010, Expiration Date: 08/31/2020, Cancellation Date: 05/23/2019, Certifier: Chris Harris, Registrant: Conterra Ultra Broadband LLC, 2101 Rexford Rd Ste 200e, Charlotte, NC 28211, Phone: (704) 936-1777, Fax: (704) 936-1801, Email:
  • CR25XC022, 17205 Statesville Rd (Lat: 35.450500 Lon: -80.869306), Type: Ltower, Structure height: 57.9 m, Call Sign: WRCL388,
    Assigned Frequencies: 23125.0 MHz, 23175.0 MHz, 23125.0 MHz, 23175.0 MHz, 23125.0 MHz, 23175.0 MHz, 23125.0 MHz, 23175.0 MHz, 23125.0 MHz, 23175.0 MHz... (+10 more), Grant Date: 10/30/2018, Expiration Date: 10/30/2028, Certifier: Kyle Entz, Registrant: Sprint Corporation, 12502 Sunrise Valley Drive, M/S: Varesa0209, Reston, VA 20196, Phone: (800) 572-8256, Fax: (703) 433-4483, Email:

FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers:

2
  • 17939 Kings Point Dr (Lat: 35.457917 Lon: -80.894250), Type: Building, Overall height: 5 m, Call Sign: WAB935,
    Assigned Frequencies: 156.700 MHz, 156.800 MHz, 156.450 MHz, Grant Date: 06/25/1998, Expiration Date: 09/16/2003, Cancellation Date: 11/16/2003, Registrant: Kings Point Marina Inc, 17939 Kings Point Dr, Cornelius, NC 28031
  • 18441 Nantz Rd. (Lat: 35.464389 Lon: -80.901056), Type: Mast, Structure height: 3.6 m, Overall height: 9.1 m, Call Sign: WQFM740,
    Assigned Frequencies: 156.800 MHz, 156.450 MHz, 156.425 MHz, Grant Date: 09/21/2016, Expiration Date: 08/18/2026, Certifier: Stephen C Norman, Registrant: Charlotte-Mecklenburg Emergency Management, 228 East Ninth Street, Charlotte, NC 28202, Phone: (704) 336-2412, Fax: (704) 336-4204

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

79 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Cornelius)

FAA Registered Aircraft Manufacturers and Dealers:

5 (See the full list of FAA Registered Manufacturers and Dealers in Cornelius)

FAA Registered Aircraft:

48 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft)
Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 5 partial tracts)
A) FHA, FSA/RHS & VA
Home Purchase Loans
B) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
C) Refinancings
D) Home Improvement Loans
F) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A B C & D)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED63$177,240111$251,920434$244,1629$202,96354$197,486
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED1$247,8207$357,93638$226,4301$171,7204$165,005
APPLICATIONS DENIED14$186,63616$351,467115$251,8106$117,65215$191,823
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN8$153,52816$290,15680$251,3192$284,95011$225,586
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS3$191,5102$356,24525$259,6581$153,2002$176,250
Choose year:  2009 2008 2007 2006 2005 2004 2003 1999

Detailed HMDA statistics for the following Tracts: 0062.03 , 0062.04, 0062.05, 0064.02

Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 5 partial tracts)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
B) Refinancings
C) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A & B)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED18$216,49915$200,6001$111,760
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED2$261,5108$185,3040$0
APPLICATIONS DENIED0$05$225,1820$0
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN0$02$211,7000$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS1$114,7001$156,6200$0
Choose year:  2009 2008 2007 2006 2005 2004 2003 1999

Detailed PMIC statistics for the following Tracts: 0062.03 , 0062.04, 0062.05, 0064.02

Conventional Home Purchase Loans in Cornelius, NC
Conventional Home Purchase Loans in Cornelius, NC - Value

2003 - 2018 National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS) incidents

    Fire incident distribution by year According to the data from the years 2003 - 2018 the average number of fire incidents per year is 54. The highest number of fire incidents - 118 took place in 2012, and the least - 3 in 2003. The data has an increasing trend.
    Fire incident types in Cornelius, NC When looking into fire subcategories, the most reports belonged to: Structure Fires (50.5%), and Outside Fires (36.5%).

    • Fire incident types reported to NFIRS in Cornelius, NC
    • 43850.5%Structure Fires
    • 31736.5%Outside Fires
    • 9410.8%Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires
    • 192.2%Other
See full National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Cornelius, NC
Most common first names in Cornelius, NC among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
James4775.6 years
John3976.3 years
William3673.2 years
Mary3577.5 years
Robert2271.4 years
Ruth1677.5 years
Margaret1580.3 years
Thomas1575.5 years
Richard1370.8 years
Doris1277.1 years
Most common last names in Cornelius, NC among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Brown2878.1 years
Sherrill2177.9 years
Caldwell1881.3 years
Washam1882.7 years
Davis1871.5 years
Torrence1777.3 years
Mayhew1777.7 years
Smith1578.1 years
Bailey1378.7 years
Howard1274.7 years
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Cornelius, NC
  • 73.3%Utility gas
  • 24.7%Electricity
  • 1.7%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 0.2%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Cornelius, NC
  • 67.0%Electricity
  • 31.3%Utility gas
  • 1.1%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 0.6%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.


Cornelius compared to North Carolina state average:

  • Median household income above state average.
  • Median house value above state average.
  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage below state average.
  • Median age below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly above state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly below state average.
  • House age significantly below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher significantly above state average.

Cornelius on our top lists:

  • #71 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most residents born in Other Northern Europe (population 500+)"
  • #72 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest percentage population increase from 2000 (population 5,000+)"
  • #84 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in industries: finance and insurance (population 5,000+)"
  • #84 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in industries: utilities (population 5,000+)"
  • #47 (28036) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the largest percentage of Scottish first ancestries (pop 5,000+)"
  • #9 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the most Mainline Protestant adherents"
  • #24 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the most Evangelical Protestant adherents"
  • #26 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the most Mainline Protestant congregations"
  • #30 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the most Orthodox adherents"
  • #31 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the most Evangelical Protestant congregations"
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