Cornelia, Georgia

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Population in 2017: 4,265 (98% urban, 2% rural).
Population change since 2000: +16.1%
 
Males: 1,925  (45.1%)
Females: 2,340  (54.9%)
Median resident age:

32.3 years
Georgia median age:

36.8 years

Zip codes: 30531.

Estimated median household income in 2017: $30,406 (it was $31,111 in 2000)
Cornelia:

$30,406
GA:

$56,183

Estimated per capita income in 2017: $15,098 (it was $21,701 in 2000)

Cornelia city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $140,912 (it was $83,700 in 2000)
Cornelia:

$140,912
GA:

$173,700

Mean prices in 2017: all housing units: $155,239; detached houses: $174,398; mobile homes: $10,624

Median gross rent in 2017: $753.

March 2019 cost of living index in Cornelia: 83.3 (low, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 42.3%
(21.6% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 11.0% for Black residents, 74.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 100.0% for other race residents, 85.1% for two or more races residents)
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  • Races in Cornelia, GA (2010)
    • 2,17152.2%White alone
    • 1,44634.8%Hispanic
    • 2335.6%Black alone
    • 1724.1%Asian alone
    • 982.4%Two or more races
    • 220.5%Native Hawaiian and Other
      Pacific Islander alone
    • 80.2%American Indian alone
    • 100.2%Other race alone

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



According to our research of Georgia and other state lists, there were 32 registered sex offenders living in Cornelia, Georgia as of July 02, 2020.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Cornelia is 134 to 1.


Crime rates in Cornelia by year

Type

2006

2007

2010

2012

2013

2014

2015

2016

2017

2018

Murders
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
Rapes
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
4
(104.7)
4
(107.4)
3
(70.9)
1
(24.0)
1
(23.8)
1
(23.7)
3
(70.9)
1
(23.4)
0
(0.0)
Robberies
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
1
(26.2)
3
(80.5)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
4
(95.4)
1
(23.7)
0
(0.0)
1
(23.4)
0
(0.0)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
20
(513.9)
9
(235.5)
5
(134.2)
11
(260.1)
5
(119.9)
17
(405.4)
6
(142.2)
12
(283.6)
8
(186.8)
17
(397.4)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
16
(411.1)
16
(418.6)
28
(751.7)
13
(307.4)
16
(383.7)
35
(834.7)
20
(474.2)
23
(543.5)
19
(443.7)
25
(584.4)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
176
(4,522)
152
(3,977)
148
(3,973)
158
(3,736)
163
(3,909)
193
(4,603)
181
(4,291)
168
(3,970)
199
(4,647)
143
(3,343)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
7
(179.9)
11
(287.8)
5
(134.2)
3
(70.9)
7
(167.9)
5
(119.2)
5
(118.5)
5
(118.1)
6
(140.1)
1
(23.4)
Arson
(per 100,000)
N/AN/A0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(23.6)
2
(46.7)
1
(23.4)
City-Data.com crime index (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 274.0)326.8350.1359.2285.4239.8380.9268.8319.7291.2256.0

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City-data.com crime index in Cornelia, GA

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

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2018, including police officers: 19 (16 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

3.74
Georgia average:

2.52
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Ancestries: American (17.4%), English (3.6%), Slavic (2.9%), Irish (2.6%), German (2.5%), European (1.9%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Elevation: 1500 feet

Land area: 3.43 square miles.

Population density: 1,244 people per square mile   (low).

Cornelia, Georgia map

759 residents are foreign born (16.9% Latin America, 4.1% Asia).

This city:

17.6%
Georgia:

10.0%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $1,546 (1.0%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $807 (0.6%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Athens-Clarke County, GA (39.5 miles , pop. 100,266).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Atlanta, GA (72.2 miles , pop. 416,474).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (554.5 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities:

Mount Airy, GA (1.2 miles ),
Baldwin, GA (1.4 miles ),
Demorest, GA (1.9 miles ),
Alto, GA (2.0 miles ),
Raoul, GA (2.5 miles ),
Clarkesville, GA (2.6 miles ),
Mossy Creek, GA (3.1 miles ),
Lula, GA (3.4 miles )

Latitude: 34.51 N, Longitude: 83.53 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: +4,374 (+101.6%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 481 (34.7%)

Area code: 706

Distribution of median household income in Cornelia, GA in 2017
Distribution of house value in Cornelia, GA in 2017
Cornelia satellite photo by USGS

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 8 buildings, average cost: $72,300
  • 1998: 8 buildings, average cost: $72,300
  • 1999: 15 buildings, average cost: $89,300
  • 2000: 13 buildings, average cost: $115,400
  • 2001: 7 buildings, average cost: $88,600
  • 2002: 5 buildings, average cost: $104,400
  • 2003: 6 buildings, average cost: $120,800
  • 2004: 13 buildings, average cost: $123,100
  • 2005: 10 buildings, average cost: $104,000
  • 2006: 33 buildings, average cost: $127,700
  • 2007: 5 buildings, average cost: $105,000
  • 2008: 1 building, cost: $150,000
  • 2009: 8 buildings, average cost: $95,000
  • 2010: 1 building, cost: $90,000
  • 2012: 1 building, cost: $90,000
  • 2015: 8 buildings, average cost: $84,800
  • 2016: 9 buildings, average cost: $108,000
  • 2017: 8 buildings, average cost: $100,000
Number of permits per 10,000 Cornelia, GA residents
Average permit cost in Cornelia, GA
Unemployment in March 2019:
Here:

3.8%
Georgia:

3.7%
Historical population in Cornelia, GA
Historical housing units in Cornelia, GA

Population change in the 1990s: +382 (+11.6%).
Most common industries in Cornelia, GA (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Textile mills & textile products (11.0%)
  • Food (9.6%)
  • Accommodation & food services (7.6%)
  • Educational services (6.1%)
  • Miscellaneous manufacturing (5.5%)
  • Finance & insurance (5.2%)
  • Health care (5.1%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Textile mills & textile products (13.1%)
  • Food (9.4%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing & hunting (6.4%)
  • Construction (6.4%)
  • Repair & maintenance (5.5%)
  • Accommodation & food services (5.2%)
  • Food & beverage stores (4.8%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Accommodation & food services (10.6%)
  • Food (9.9%)
  • Educational services (9.9%)
  • Health care (9.7%)
  • Textile mills & textile products (8.4%)
  • Finance & insurance (7.6%)
  • Miscellaneous manufacturing (6.6%)
Most common occupations in Cornelia, GA (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (8.2%)
  • Textile, apparel, and furnishings workers (6.9%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (5.4%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (4.5%)
  • Food processing workers (4.0%)
  • Retail sales workers, except cashiers (3.8%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (3.6%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Textile, apparel, and furnishings workers (9.3%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (6.6%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (6.2%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (5.0%)
  • Agricultural workers, including supervisors (4.5%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (4.4%)
  • Other food preparation and serving workers, including supervisors (4.1%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (10.6%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (6.0%)
  • Bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks (4.9%)
  • Food processing workers (4.8%)
  • Retail sales workers, except cashiers (4.6%)
  • Accountants and auditors (4.2%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (4.2%)

Average climate in Cornelia, Georgia

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)
AQI PM2.5 Pb
Air Quality Index

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2018 was 60.5. This is better than average.

City:

60.5
U.S.:

74.2
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2018 was 7.87. This is about average. Closest monitor was 21.9 miles away from the city center.

City:

7.87
U.S.:

8.46
Lead Level

Lead (Pb) [µg/m3] level in 2008 was 0.00281. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 21.8 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.00281
U.S.:

0.00984

Tornado activity:

Cornelia-area historical tornado activity is near Georgia state average. It is 27% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 11/15/1989, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 8.3 miles away from the Cornelia city center injured 3 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

On 3/20/1998, a category F3 tornado 9.7 miles away from the city center killed 12 people and injured 171 people and caused $20 million in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Cornelia-area historical earthquake activity is slightly above Georgia 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 74.4 miles away from the city center
On 4/29/2003 at 08:59:39, a magnitude 4.9 (4.4 MB, 4.6 MW, 4.9 LG, Depth: 12.2 mi) earthquake occurred 119.6 miles away from Cornelia center
On 11/30/1973 at 07:48:41, a magnitude 4.7 (4.7 MB, 4.6 ML) earthquake occurred 92.2 miles away from Cornelia 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 256.3 miles away from Cornelia center
On 1/18/1999 at 07:00:53, a magnitude 4.8 (4.8 MB, 4.0 LG, Depth: 0.6 mi) earthquake occurred 227.0 miles away from Cornelia center
On 11/22/1974 at 05:25:55, a magnitude 4.7 (4.7 MB) earthquake occurred 224.5 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Habersham County (13) is near the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 9
Emergencies Declared: 4

Causes of natural disasters: Winter Storms: 5, Floods: 4, Storms: 4, Hurricanes: 3, Tornadoes: 3, Drought: 1, Snowfall: 1, Wind: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Cornelia topographic map

Main business address for: HABERSHAM BANCORP (STATE COMMERCIAL BANKS), COMMUNITY BANKSHARES INC /GA/ (STATE COMMERCIAL BANKS).

Hospitals and medical centers near Cornelia:

  • OAKS AT SCENIC VIEW, THE (Nursing Home, about 2 miles away; BALDWIN, GA)
  • FRESENIUS MEDICAL CARE TOCCOA (Dialysis Facility, about 12 miles away; TOCCOA, GA)
  • HERITAGE HEALTHCARE OF TOCCOA (Nursing Home, about 12 miles away; TOCCOA, GA)
  • GATEWAY HEALTH AND REHAB (Nursing Home, about 14 miles away; CLEVELAND, GA)

Airports located in Cornelia:

Amtrak station near Cornelia:

  • 13 miles: TOCCOA (47 N. ALEXANDER ST.) . Services: enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, free short-term parking, free long-term parking, call for taxi service.

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Cornelia:

  • Piedmont College (about 4 miles; Demorest, GA; Full-time enrollment: 2,251)
  • Brenau University (about 23 miles; Gainesville, GA; FT enrollment: 2,341)
  • University of North Georgia (about 26 miles; Dahlonega, GA; FT enrollment: 12,445)
  • Lanier Technical College (about 28 miles; Oakwood, GA; FT enrollment: 2,435)
  • Athens Technical College (about 38 miles; Athens, GA; FT enrollment: 3,204)
  • University of Georgia (about 40 miles; Athens, GA; FT enrollment: 32,679)
  • Clemson University (about 42 miles; Clemson, SC; FT enrollment: 20,131)

Public elementary/middle schools in Cornelia:

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Points of interest:

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Notable locations in Cornelia: Chenochetah Fire Tower (A), Cornelia Fire Department (B), Habersham County Emergency Medical Services South (C), Cornelia Public Library (D), Cornelia City Hall (E), Cornelia Community House (F). Display/hide their locations on the map

Main business address in Cornelia: COMMUNITY BANKSHARES INC /GA/ (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Churches in Cornelia include: Shady Grove Baptist Church (A), Level Grove Church (B), First Presbyterian Church (C), First Baptist Church of Cornelia (D), Cornelia United Methodist Church (E), Cornelia Christian Church (F). Display/hide their locations on the map

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

Park in Cornelia: Cornelia City Park (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Tourist attraction: Bowa Trails Inc (Tours & Charters; 304 Myrl Dr).

Hotels: Comfort Inn Cornelia (2965 J Warren Road), Appletree Inn (Hwy 441 S), Comfort Inn (2965 J Warren Road), Cornelia-Days Inn (1477 Level Grove Rd), Hampton Inn Cornelia- GA (161 Market Corners Drive).

Court: Habersham County - Solicitor State Court (156 Level Grove Road).

Birthplace of: Hilliard A. Wilbanks - Air Force Medal of Honor recipient, Seth Delay - Professional wrestler.

Habersham County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level between 2 and 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Moderate Potential

Drinking water stations with addresses in Cornelia and their reported violations in the past:

CORNELIA (Population served: 6,130, Surface water):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Average - In JUN-2006, Contaminant: Turbidity. Follow-up actions: St AO (w/penalty) issued (OCT-30-2006), St Admin Penalty assessed (NOV-17-2006), St Public Notif received (NOV-17-2006)
Past monitoring violations:
  • One minor monitoring violation
Average household size:
This city:

2.8 people
Georgia:

2.6 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:

64.5%
Whole state:

68.5%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:

6.5%
Whole state:

5.9%


Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.5% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.4% of all households
53 people in other noninstitutional facilities in 2010

Banks with branches in Cornelia (2011 data):

  • SCBT National Association: The Cornelia Branch, Community Bank And Trust Branch, Ingles Supermarket Branch Cornelia. Info updated 2011/08/01: Bank assets: $3,893.8 mil, Deposits: $3,257.7 mil, headquarters in Orangeburg, SC, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 79 total offices, Holding Company: Scbt Financial Corporation
  • CertusBank, National Association: Cornelia Courier at 920 Level Grove Road, branch established on 2007/08/13; Cornelia Branch at 920 Level Grove Road, branch established on 2006/04/05. Info updated 2011/05/23: Bank assets: $1,817.6 mil, Deposits: $1,457.3 mil, headquarters in Easley, SC, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 36 total offices, Holding Company: Certusholdings, Inc.
  • United Community Bank: New Community Branch at 1472 441 By-Pass, branch established on 2003/01/06; Habersham Branch at 255 North Main Street, branch established on 1989/06/22. Info updated 2009/06/23: Bank assets: $6,977.4 mil, Deposits: $6,170.1 mil, headquarters in Blairsville, GA, negative income in the last year, Commercial Lending Specialization, 106 total offices, Holding Company: United Community Banks, Inc.
  • Regions Bank: Cornelia Main Branch at 241 Larkin Street, branch established on 1909/12/09. 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
  • Rabun County Bank: Traditions Bank at 210 Cannon Bridge Rd, branch established on 1999/06/07. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $230.4 mil, Deposits: $198.3 mil, headquarters in Clayton, GA, negative income in the last year, Commercial Lending Specialization, 3 total offices, Holding Company: Liberty Bancorp Of Georgia, Inc.

For population 15 years and over in Cornelia:

Marital status in Cornelia, GA
  • Never married: 23.4%
  • Now married: 49.6%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 11.7%
  • Divorced: 15.4%

For population 25 years and over in Cornelia:

  • High school or higher: 73.0%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 12.9%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 8.5%
  • Unemployed: 4.9%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 18.9 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2017
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2017
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

20.6
Georgia average:

12.2

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

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Cornelia, GA (based on Habersham County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant20,24768
Mainline Protestant3,10314
Catholic3,0281
Other6492
None16,014-
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: 7
Habersham County:

1.66 / 10,000 pop.
State:

1.91 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 2
Habersham County:

0.47 / 10,000 pop.
Georgia:

0.86 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 31
This county:

7.36 / 10,000 pop.
Georgia:

5.12 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 29
Habersham County:

6.88 / 10,000 pop.
State:

7.41 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Habersham County:

10.6%
Georgia:

10.4%
Adult obesity rate:
Habersham County:

25.9%
Georgia:

27.8%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Habersham County:

19.7%
State:

14.6%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Cornelia:

46.2%
Georgia:

48.0%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Here:

41.2%
Georgia:

44.9%

Average BMI:
Cornelia:

28.2
Georgia:

29.0

People feeling badly about themselves:
This city:

24.3%
Georgia:

20.8%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
This city:

12.1%
Georgia:

11.0%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Here:

6.8
Georgia:

6.7

Overweight people:
Cornelia:

30.0%
Georgia:

33.6%

General health condition:
This city:

51.2%
Georgia:

55.2%

Average condition of hearing:
Cornelia:

76.4%
Georgia:

80.4%

More about Health and Nutrition of Cornelia, GA Residents
Local government employment and payroll (March 2012)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Police Protection - Officers 17$47,924$33,8290$0
Water Supply 14$38,723$33,1910$0
Firefighters 10$30,989$37,1877$4,224
Other Government Administration 8$25,035$37,5530$0
Other and Unallocable 7$21,251$36,4300$0
Parks and Recreation 6$12,619$25,2380$0
Sewerage 5$15,617$37,4810$0
Streets and Highways 4$12,925$38,7751$1,010
Solid Waste Management 4$7,489$22,4671$708
Police - Other 3$6,946$27,7840$0
Financial Administration 2$6,464$38,7840$0
Housing and Community Development (Local) 1$3,813$45,7560$0
Judicial and Legal 1$2,343$28,1160$0
Totals for Government 82$232,138$33,9719$5,942

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

  • Construction - Water Utilities: $1,423,000 ($333.65)
    Sewerage: $949,000 ($222.51)
  • Current Operations - Water Utilities: $2,773,000 ($650.18)
    Sewerage: $1,854,000 ($434.70)
    Police Protection: $1,270,000 ($297.77)
    Local Fire Protection: $689,000 ($161.55)
    General Public Buildings: $410,000 ($96.13)
    Central Staff Services: $395,000 ($92.61)
    Solid Waste Management: $297,000 ($69.64)
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $187,000 ($43.85)
    Regular Highways: $139,000 ($32.59)
    Parks and Recreation: $71,000 ($16.65)
    Housing and Community Development: $71,000 ($16.65)
    Libraries: $34,000 ($7.97)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $25,000 ($5.86)
    General - Other: $1,000 ($0.23)
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - General - Other: $75,000 ($17.58)
    Other - Correctional Institutions: $25,000 ($5.86)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Water Utilities: $262,000 ($61.43)
    Sewerage: $175,000 ($41.03)
    Parks and Recreation: $126,000 ($29.54)
    Police Protection: $97,000 ($22.74)
    General Public Building: $25,000 ($5.86)
    Solid Waste Management: $19,000 ($4.45)
    Local Fire Protection: $18,000 ($4.22)
    Central Staff Services: $6,000 ($1.41)
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $5,000 ($1.17)
    Regular Highways: $5,000 ($1.17)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $2,890,000 ($677.61)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $192,000 ($45.02)

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

  • Charges - Sewerage: $3,341,000 ($783.35)
    Solid Waste Management: $290,000 ($68.00)
    Other: $122,000 ($28.60)
  • Local Intergovernmental - Other: $14,000 ($3.28)
    General Local Government Support: $14,000 ($3.28)
  • Miscellaneous - Fines and Forfeits: $187,000 ($43.85)
    General Revenue - Other: $55,000 ($12.90)
    Royalties: $41,000 ($9.61)
    Sale of Property: $13,000 ($3.05)
    Interest Earnings: $1,000 ($0.23)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $5,011,000 ($1174.91)
  • State Intergovernmental - Other: $59,000 ($13.83)
    General Local Government Support: $1,000 ($0.23)
  • Tax - Property: $1,475,000 ($345.84)
    Public Utilities Sales: $477,000 ($111.84)
    Other Selective Sales: $201,000 ($47.13)
    Insurance Premiums Sales: $195,000 ($45.72)
    Alcoholic Beverage Sales: $135,000 ($31.65)
    Other License: $134,000 ($31.42)
    Occupation and Business License - Other: $102,000 ($23.92)
    Alcoholic Beverage License: $45,000 ($10.55)

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

  • Long Term Debt - Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $8,244,000 ($1932.94)
    Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $5,366,000 ($1258.15)
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $3,498,000 ($820.16)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $620,000 ($145.37)

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

  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $7,278,000 ($1706.45)

6.68% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($39,961 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.68%
Georgia average:

9.49%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2015 and 2016:
from Banks County, GA  0.92% ($29,376 average AGI)
from Hall County, GA  0.90% ($36,489)
from White County, GA  0.74% ($36,926)


5.70% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($38,134 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.70%
Georgia average:

9.04%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2015 and 2016:
to Hall County, GA  0.82% ($41,814 average AGI)
to White County, GA  0.63% ($37,582)
to Banks County, GA  0.59% ($32,369)
Businesses in Cornelia, GA
NameCountNameCount
AT&T1Long John Silver's1
Ace Hardware1Lowe's1
Advance Auto Parts1McDonald's1
Arby's1Nike1
AutoZone1Papa John's Pizza1
Bath & Body Works1Pizza Hut1
Burger King1Quiznos1
CVS1RadioShack1
Dairy Queen1Rite Aid1
Days Inn1SAS Shoes1
Domino's Pizza1Sears1
FedEx3Super 81
Ford1Taco Bell1
GNC2True Value2
H&R Block1U-Haul3
Hilton1UPS3
KFC1Waffle House2
Kmart1Walmart1
Lane Furniture2Wendy's1
Little Caesars Pizza1

Strongest AM radio stations in Cornelia:

  • WCON (1450 AM; 1 kW; CORNELIA, GA; Owner: HABERSHAM BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WDUN (550 AM; 10 kW; GAINESVILLE, GA; Owner: JWJ PROPERTIRS, INC.)
  • WLET (1420 AM; 5 kW; TOCCOA, GA; Owner: TOCCOA FALLS COLLEGE)
  • WCNN (680 AM; 50 kW; NORTH ATLANTA, GA; Owner: DICKEY BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WLBA (1130 AM; daytime; 10 kW; GAINESVILLE, GA)
  • WSB (750 AM; 50 kW; ATLANTA, GA; Owner: CXR HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • WLFJ (660 AM; daytime; 50 kW; GREENVILLE, SC; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WCHM (1490 AM; 1 kW; CLARKESVILLE, GA; Owner: BRIAN ROTHELL)
  • WGST (640 AM; 50 kW; ATLANTA, GA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • WDGR (1210 AM; daytime; 10 kW; DAHLONEGA, GA; Owner: SMALL TOWN RADIO OF GEORGIA, INC.)
  • WCSZ (1070 AM; 50 kW; SANS SOUCI, SC; Owner: WHYZ RADIO, L.P.)
  • WGUN (1010 AM; 50 kW; ATLANTA, GA; Owner: WGUN, INC.)
  • WJJC (1270 AM; 5 kW; COMMERCE, GA; Owner: BANKS-JACKSON BROADCASTING)

Strongest FM radio stations in Cornelia:

  • WCON-FM (99.3 FM; CORNELIA, GA; Owner: HABERSHAM BROADCASTING CO.)
  • WNGC (106.1 FM; TOCCOA, GA; Owner: SOUTHERN BROADCASTING OF PENSACOLA, INC)
  • WPPR (88.3 FM; DEMOREST, GA; Owner: GEORGIA PUBLIC TELECOMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION)
  • WAZX-FM (101.9 FM; CLEVELAND, GA; Owner: WAZX-FM, INC)
  • WMJE (102.9 FM; CLARKESVILLE, GA; Owner: JWJ PROPERTIES, INC.)
  • WRAF (90.9 FM; TOCCOA FALLS, GA; Owner: TOCCOA FALLS COLLEGE)
  • WBTS (95.5 FM; ATHENS, GA; Owner: CXR HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • WRBN (104.1 FM; CLAYTON, GA; Owner: SUTTON RADIOCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WFOX (97.1 FM; GAINESVILLE, GA; Owner: COX RADIO, INC.)
  • WHEL (105.1 FM; HELEN, GA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • WFQS (91.3 FM; FRANKLIN, NC; Owner: WESTERN NORTH CAROLINA PUBLIC RADIO)
  • WYAY (106.7 FM; GAINESVILLE, GA; Owner: ABC, INC.)
  • WTFH (89.9 FM; HELEN, GA; Owner: TOCCOA FALLS COLLEGE)
  • WCVP-FM (95.9 FM; ROBBINSVILLE, NC; Owner: CHEROKEE BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • WFSH-FM (104.7 FM; ATHENS, GA; Owner: SOUTH TEXAS BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WHZT (98.1 FM; SENECA, SC; Owner: CXR HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • WBCX (89.1 FM; GAINESVILLE, GA; Owner: BRENAU COLLEGE)
  • W269AY (101.7 FM; HIGHLANDS, NC; Owner: WESTERN NORTH CAROLINA PUBLIC RADIO)
  • WHLC (104.5 FM; HIGHLANDS, NC; Owner: CHARISMA RADIO CORP.)
  • W277AL (103.3 FM; HIGHLANDS, NC; Owner: CHARISMA RADIO CORPORATION)

TV broadcast stations around Cornelia:

  • W50AB (Channel 50; HIAWASSEE, GA; Owner: GEORGIA PUBLIC TELECOMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION)
  • WNEG-TV (Channel 32; TOCCOA, GA; Owner: MEDIA GENERAL BROADCASTING OF SO. CAROLINA HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • W22AC (Channel 22; HARTWELL & ROYSTON, GA; Owner: GEORGIA PUBLIC TELECOMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION)

Medal of Honor Recipients

Medal of Honor Recipient born in Cornelia: Hilliard A. Wilbanks.

Cornelia fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 2017
Fatal road traffic accident statistics for 1975 - 2017
See more detailed statistics of Cornelia fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2017 here
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 17Number of bridges
  • 180ft / 55.1mTotal length
  • $10,840,000Total costs
  • 148,220Total average daily traffic
  • 1,478Total average daily truck traffic
  • 114,180Total future (year 2031) average daily traffic
New bridges in Cornelia, GA - historical statistics
  • New bridges - historical statistics
  • 41950-1959
  • 81970-1979
  • 21980-1989
  • 21990-1999
  • 12000-2009
See full National Bridge Inventory statistics for Cornelia, GA
FCC Registered Antenna Towers: 73 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers in Cornelia)
FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers: 2 (See the full list of FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers in Cornelia, GA)
FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers: 13 (See the full list of FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Microwave Towers: 13 (See the full list of FCC Registered Microwave Towers in this town)
FCC Registered Paging Towers: 1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Paging Towers)
FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers: 3 (See the full list of FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers)
FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses: 45 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Cornelia)

FAA Registered Aircraft: 15 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft in Cornelia)

2002 - 2018 National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS) incidents

    Fire incident distribution by year According to the data from the years 2002 - 2018 the average number of fire incidents per year is 18. The highest number of fires - 57 took place in 2015, and the least - 0 in 2005. The data has a rising trend.
    Fire incident types in Cornelia, GA When looking into fire subcategories, the most incidents belonged to: Outside Fires (45.9%), and Structure Fires (40.4%).

    • Fire incident types reported to NFIRS in Cornelia, GA
    • 14445.9%Outside Fires
    • 12740.4%Structure Fires
    • 4113.1%Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires
    • 20.6%Other
See full National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Cornelia, GA

Fire-safe hotels and motels in Cornelia, Georgia:

  • Baymont Inn Cornelia, 1105 Hwy 441 Business, Cornelia, Georgia 30531 , Phone: (706) 778-3600, Fax: (706) 778-1299
  • Super 8 Cornelia, 2965 J Warren Rd, Cornelia, Georgia 30531 , Phone: (706) 778-9573, Fax: (706) 776-3329
All 2 fire-safe hotels and motels in Cornelia, Georgia
Most common first names in Cornelia, GA among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
William7973.8 years
James6669.3 years
John5973.1 years
Mary5476.3 years
Robert3871.5 years
Charles3671.6 years
George2274.7 years
Thomas2073.1 years
Willie1976.9 years
Bessie1985.1 years
Most common last names in Cornelia, GA among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Smith3872.9 years
Williams2768.8 years
Ferguson2676.0 years
Davis2676.3 years
Martin2075.9 years
Loudermilk1978.3 years
Allen1874.3 years
Barrett1878.0 years
Jones1868.6 years
Brown1665.6 years
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Cornelia, GA
  • 51.7%Utility gas
  • 41.0%Electricity
  • 4.9%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 2.4%Wood
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Cornelia, GA
  • 84.4%Electricity
  • 10.1%Utility gas
  • 5.5%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.


Cornelia compared to Georgia state average:

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

Cornelia on our top lists:

  • #91 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most residents born in Guatemala (population 500+)"
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