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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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Median household income
Local
$71,259
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Cornelius demographic reports
Former and merged names include:
· Liverpool
Crime: The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 30. The number of murders and homicides was 0. The violent crime rate was 2.1 per 1,000 people.
Well-known residents have included:
· P.J. Jones, race car driver
Coffee: National and regional coffee companies with outlets here include Starbucks
Nearby parks & recreation: Lake Norman

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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.

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49% of Cornelius residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Median rent in Cornelius, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $820.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,629.


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Libraries in Cornelius include Cornelius Branch Library ... View libraries

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Mecklenburg County supported John Kerry in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Cornelius political report.

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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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Hotels in Cornelius include Best Western, Comfort Inn & Suites, Econo Lodge Lake Norman, Holiday Inn Lake Norman, Microtel Inn.

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