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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
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Location of Cornelius, North Carolina
Location of Cornelius, North Carolina
Country United States
State North Carolina
County Mecklenburg
Area
 • Total 13.10 sq mi (33.92 km2)
 • Land 12.63 sq mi (32.72 km2)
 • Water 0.46 sq mi (1.20 km2)
Elevation
804 ft (245 m)
Population
 (2010)
 • Total 24,866
 • Estimate 
(2019)
30,257
 • Density 2,394.70/sq mi (924.63/km2)
Time zone UTC−5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC−4 (EDT)
ZIP code
28031
Area code(s) 704
FIPS code 37-14700
GNIS feature ID 0983573

Cornelius is a suburban town located along Lake Norman in northern Mecklenburg County, North Carolina, United States. It is a major suburb of Charlotte, NC and is a major suburb in the Charlotte metropolitan area. The population was 24,866 at the 2010 census.

History

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

Geography

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).

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

Historical population
Census Pop.
1910 833
1920 1,141 37.0%
1930 1,230 7.8%
1940 1,195 −2.8%
1950 1,548 29.5%
1960 1,444 −6.7%
1970 1,296 −10.2%
1980 1,460 12.7%
1990 2,581 76.8%
2000 11,969 363.7%
2010 24,866 107.8%
2019 (est.) 30,257 21.7%
U.S. Decennial Census

2020 census

Cornelius racial composition
Race Number Percentage
White (non-Hispanic) 25,017 79.64%
Black or African American (non-Hispanic) 1,957 6.23%
Native American 42 0.13%
Asian 757 2.41%
Pacific Islander 5 0.02%
Other/Mixed 1,327 4.22%
Hispanic or Latino 2,307 7.34%

As of the 2020 United States census, there were 31,412 people, 12,307 households, and 7,853 families residing in the town.

Notable people

See also

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