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2.08% growth
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Median Household Income
7.31% growth
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4.53% growth
Median Property Value
7.88% growth

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The economy of Cornelius, NC employs 14,669 people. The economy of Cornelius, NC is specialized in Management of Companies & Enterprises; Utilities; and Finance & Insurance, which employ respectively 5.06; 2.73; and 2.3 times more people than what would be expected in a location of this size. The largest industries in Cornelius, NC are Retail trade (2,115), Professional, Scientific, Tech Services (1,672), and Finance & Insurance (1,606), and the highest paying industries are Management of Companies & Enterprises ($200,263), Finance & Insurance ($81,765), and Utilities ($75,400).

Median household income in Cornelius, NC is $86,355. Males in Cornelius, NC have an average income that is 1.53 times higher than the average income of females, which is $61,020. The income inequality of Cornelius, NC (measured using the Gini index) is 0.472 which is lower than the national average.


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Insurance and Medicare coverage combined with state and county level health and safety statistics for Cornelius, NC. In Mecklenburg County, NC the age groups most likely to have health care coverage are 6-17 and 6-17, men and women, respectively. The location has a 1 to 88 primary care clinician to patient ratio and a Medicare reimbursement average per patient per year of $8,675. Robeson County, NC has the highest prevalence of homicides of any county in North Carolina.


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The closest comparable data for the census place of Cornelius, NC is from the county of Mecklenburg County, NC.

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Cornelius, NC is home to a population of 27,426 people, from which 96.8% are citizens. The ethnic composition of the population of Cornelius, NC is composed of 23,431 White residents (85.4%), 1,546 Black residents (5.64%), 1,418 Hispanic residents (5.17%), 594 Asian residents (2.17%), and 346 Two+ residents (1.26%). The most common foreign languages in Cornelius, NC are Spanish (1,017 speakers), Vietnamese (288 speakers), and French (191 speakers), but compared to other places, Cornelius, NC has a relative high number of Other (74 speakers), Other West Germanic (42 speakers), and Serbo-Croatian (63 speakers).


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In 2015 universities in Huntersville, Cornelius & Davidson Towns PUMA, NC awarded 501 degrees. The student population of Huntersville, Cornelius & Davidson Towns PUMA, NC is skewed away from females, with 262 male students and 239 female students. Most students in Huntersville, Cornelius & Davidson Towns PUMA, NC are White (365 and 72.9%), followed by Hispanic or Latino (27 and 5.39%), Black or African American (26 and 5.19%), and Asian (22 and 4.39%). The largest universities in Huntersville, Cornelius & Davidson Towns PUMA, NC by number of graduates are Davidson College (501 and 100%), N/A (N/A and N/A), and N/A (N/A and N/A). The most popular majors in Huntersville, Cornelius & Davidson Towns PUMA, NC are General Political Science & Government (64 and 12.8%), General Economics (60 and 12%), and General Biological Sciences (55 and 11%). The median tuition costs in Huntersville, Cornelius & Davidson Towns PUMA, NC are N/A for private four year colleges, and $47,897 and $47,897 respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.



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The median property value in Cornelius, NC is $258,800, which is 1.26 times larger than the national average of $205,000. Between 2015 and 2016 the median property value increased from $239,900 to $258,800, a 7.88% increase. The homeownership rate of Cornelius, NC is 68%, which is higher than the national average of 63.6%. People in Cornelius, NC have an average commute time of 25 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Cornelius, NC is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.


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