Cornelius, North Carolina

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Cornelius, North Carolina
The Cornelius branch of the Public Library of Charlotte and Mecklenburg County
The Cornelius branch of the Public Library of Charlotte and Mecklenburg County
Official seal of Cornelius, North Carolina
Seal
Location of Cornelius, North Carolina
Location of Cornelius, North Carolina
Coordinates: 35°28′44″N 80°53′4″W / 35.47889°N 80.88444°W / 35.47889; -80.88444Coordinates: 35°28′44″N 80°53′4″W / 35.47889°N 80.88444°W / 35.47889; -80.88444
CountryUnited States
StateNorth Carolina
CountyMecklenburg
Government
 • MayorWoodrow Washam
 • Chief of PoliceKevin Black
Area
 • Total13.10 sq mi (33.92 km2)
 • Land12.63 sq mi (32.72 km2)
 • Water0.46 sq mi (1.20 km2)
Elevation
804 ft (245 m)
Population
 (2010)
 • Total24,866
 • Estimate 
(2019)[2]
30,257
 • Density2,394.70/sq mi (924.63/km2)
Time zoneUTC−5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC−4 (EDT)
ZIP code
28031
Area code(s)704
FIPS code37-14700[3]
GNIS feature ID0983573[4]
Websitewww.cornelius.org

Cornelius is a lakeside town located along Lake Norman in northern Mecklenburg County, North Carolina, United States. The population was 24,866 at the 2010 census.

History[edit]

Potts Plantation was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1998.[5]

Geography[edit]

Cornelius is located along Lake Norman in northern Mecklenburg County. The town is approximately located at 35°28′44″N 80°53′04″W / 35.478954°N 80.884532°W / 35.478954; -80.884532 (35.478954, −80.884532).[6]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 12.1 square miles (31 km2), of which, 11.8 square miles (31 km2) of it is land and 0.3 square miles (0.78 km2) of it (3.20%) is water. Cornelius is one of three towns in Mecklenburg county north of Charlotte. Along with its sister towns – Davidson and Huntersville – Cornelius serves as a suburb to Charlotte, NC.

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1910833
19201,14137.0%
19301,2307.8%
19401,195−2.8%
19501,54829.5%
19601,444−6.7%
19701,296−10.2%
19801,46012.7%
19902,58176.8%
200011,969363.7%
201024,866107.8%
Est. 201930,257[2]21.7%
U.S. Decennial Census[7]

At the 2000 census,[3] there were 11,969 people, 5,113 households, and 3,374 families living in the town. The population density was 1,415.5 people per square mile (546.2/km2). There were 5,716 housing units at an average density of 676.0 per square mile (260.9/km2). The racial makeup of the town was 91.65% White, 5.62% African American, 0.21% Native American, 1.24% Asian, 0.05% Pacific Islander, 0.50% from other races, and 0.74% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.79% of the population.

Of the 5,113 households 28.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 56.8% were married couples living together, 6.5% had a female householder with no husband present, and 34.0% were non-families. 27.0% of households were one person and 5.2% were one person aged 65 or older. The average household size was 2.34 and the average family size was 2.87.

The age distribution was 22.4% under the age of 18, 5.8% from 18 to 24, 36.7% from 25 to 44, 27.2% from 45 to 64, and 7.9% 65 or older. The median age was 37 years. For every 100 females, there were 102.9 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 101.9 males.

According to Claritas Market Statistics,[8] the median household income in 2010 was $83,789.

Schools and libraries[edit]

School system[edit]

The citizens of Cornelius, NC, attend the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools. Elementary schools include Cornelius Elementary and JV Washam Elementary. Middle schools include Bailey Middle School. William A. Hough High School opened in August 2010 and currently serves over 2,000 students.

Private schools[edit]

  • Grace Covenant Academy
  • New Beginnings Christian Academy
  • Phoenix Montessori Academy

Libraries[edit]

Cornelius is served by a branch of the Public Library of Charlotte and Mecklenburg County.[9] The library is located in the heart of Cornelius, on Catawba Avenue just east of exit 28 on I-77. 35°28′59.84″N 80°51′50.68″W / 35.4832889°N 80.8640778°W / 35.4832889; -80.8640778

Notable people[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "2019 U.S. Gazetteer Files". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved July 27, 2020.
  2. ^ a b "Population and Housing Unit Estimates". United States Census Bureau. May 24, 2020. Retrieved May 27, 2020.
  3. ^ a b "U.S. Census website". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  4. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  5. ^ "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. July 9, 2010.
  6. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23.
  7. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". Census.gov. Retrieved June 4, 2015.
  8. ^ "Demographics". Town Of Cornelius. Retrieved October 11, 2013.
  9. ^ "Corneliis branch of the Public Library of Charlotte and Mecklenburg County". Archived from the original on 2008-10-06. Retrieved 2008-10-25.
  10. ^ Kevin Conway. Motor Sport Magazine Database.
  11. ^ Soble, Stacey. (Oct 4, 2011). With Millennium's Help, Twin Stylists Pursue their NASCAR Dream. Salon Today. Retrieved Dec 14, 2019.
  12. ^ Cpl. Jerry K. Crump Bronze Portrait Statue - Cornelius Veterans Memorial. Retrieved Aug 17, 2020.
  13. ^ (Aug 18, 2007). Christian Stuart Elder Obituary. Star Tribune. Retrieved Dec 14, 2019.
  14. ^ Mark Fields, William Amos Hough, Cornerback. 247sports.com.
  15. ^ https://www.zillow.com/blog/michael-jordan-returns-to-his-roots-buys-in-north-carolina-112767/
  16. ^ Slater, Darryl. (April 2, 2006). From Sweeping Floors to Making Sweeping Changes. Daily Press. Retrieved Dec 14, 2019.
  17. ^ Leilani Munter - Women of Motorsports. Zimbio.
  18. ^ (Sep 18, 2018). Allison & Rudd To Be Honored By N.C. Auto Racing HoF. Speed Sport. Retrieved Dec 14, 2019.
  19. ^ Daniel Steedman - Charlotte Soccer Academy. chrl.ussoccerda.com.
  20. ^ Meet Senator Tarte - Jeff Tarte. jefftarte.com.
  21. ^ Driver Scot Walters Career Statistics. racing-reference.info.

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