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Cornelius is a town in Mecklenburg County, in the Charlotte-Gastonia metro area.
The community was named for Joe Cornelius, textile mill shareholder
The latitude of Cornelius is 35.486N. The longitude is -80.86W.Elevation is 804 feet.
The estimated population, in 2003, was 16,827.
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17% of Cornelius residents report German ancestry, and 12% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Cornelius ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Cornelius was $45,023, compared with $21,587 nationally.
49% of Cornelius residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Median rent in Cornelius, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $820. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,629.
Libraries in Cornelius include Cornelius Branch Library ... View libraries
Mecklenburg County supported John Kerry in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Cornelius political report.
The average commute time for Cornelius workers is 34 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
A total of 2 fatal motor vehicle accidents occurred in Cornelius between 2001 and 2003, according to reports gathered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
This is a rate of 1.7 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was lower than the national norm.
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