Demographics

Growth


Cornelius experienced tremendous growth from 2000 to 2010. In 2000, the U.S. Census Bureau stated the population was 11,969. According to the 2010 decennial census, the population grew to 24,866.

The North Carolina Office of State Budget and Management (OSBM) estimates that as of July 1, 2016 Cornelius’ population is 30,207. The State Demographics branch of OSBM is responsible for producing population estimates and projections annually, which are used in the distribution of state shared revenues to local governments.

Cornelius is approximately 15 square miles.

Lake Norman


Lake Norman was created in 1963, by damming the Catawba River. Lake Norman has approximately 520 miles of shoreline, with Cornelius having the largest amount of shoreline of all the municipalities on the lake (approximately 70 miles).


2010 Census Statistics


Population:
Under 20: 24.5%
Under 35: 45.2%
Under 40: 54.3%
Over 60: 15.8%

Males: 12,181 49%
Females: 12,685 51%

*Source: U.S. Census Bureau - American Fact Finder

Town Median Income
2008 $61,918
2009 $62,469
2010 $83,789
2011 $74,241
2012 $69,219
2013 $73,804
2014 $83,147
2015 $83,020
2016 $82,698
2017 $90,000
 
*Source: Claritas Market Statistics for 2017
 


Principal Employers


# of Employees Employer
479 Charlotte Mecklenburg Schools
310 YMCA
150 Publix
150 The Peninsula Club
120 Home Depot
110 Financial Independence Group Inc.
109 Town of Cornelius
100 Harris Teeter
100 The Fresh Market
 90 FXI

 *Source: Charlotte Chamber of Commerce for 2017