Cornelius, NC

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Population

28,052

2.28% growth

Median Age

40.5


Median Household Income

$85,908

0.518% decline

Poverty Rate

5.69%


Number of Employees

14,775

0.723% growth

Median Property Value

$279,000

7.81% growth

About

In 2017, Cornelius, NC had a population of 28.1k people with a median age of 40.5 and a median household income of $85,908. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Cornelius, NC grew from 27,426 to 28,052, a 2.28% increase and its median household income declined from $86,355 to $85,908, a -0.518% decrease.

The population of Cornelius, NC is 82.7% White Alone, 8.41% Black or African American Alone, and 4.82% Hispanic or Latino. 9.13% of the people in Cornelius, NC speak a non-English language, and 96.7% are U.S. citizens.

The median property value in Cornelius, NC is $279,000, and the homeownership rate is 69.3%. Most people in Cornelius, NC commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 25.3 minutes. The average car ownership in Cornelius, NC is 2 cars per household.

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Economy

The economy of Cornelius, NC employs 14.8k people. The largest industries in Cornelius, NC are Retail Trade (2,052 people), Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services (1,614 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (1,468 people), and the highest paying industries are Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($248,182), Management of Companies & Enterprises ($131,618), and Finance & Insurance ($101,906).

Median household income in Cornelius, NC is $85,908. Males in Cornelius, NC have an average income that is 1.34 times higher than the average income of females, which is $44,729. The income inequality in Cornelius, NC (measured using the Gini index) is 0.473, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$85,908

2017 value

± $5,695

-0.518%

1 Year Growth

± 10.2%

Households in Cornelius, NC have a median annual income of $85,908, which is more than the median annual income of $60,336 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $86,355 in 2016, which represents a -0.518% annual growth.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

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$59,982

Average Male Salary

± $1,136

$44,729

Average Female Salary

± $812

In 2017, full-time male employees in Cornelius, NC made 1.34 times more than female employees.

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Wage by Race and Ethnicity in Common Jobs

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Highest Average Salaries by Race & Ethnicity

  1. Asian

    $59,267 ± $4,472

  2. White

    $49,962 ± $811

  3. Two or More Races

    $36,539 ± $3,942

In 2017 the highest paid race/ethnicity of Cornelius, NC workers was Asian. These workers were paid 1.19 times more than White workers, who made the second highest salary of any race/ethnicity.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Cornelius, NC is from North Carolina.

0.473

2017 Wage GINI

0.471

2016 Wage GINI

In 2017, the income inequality in North Carolina was 0.473 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.39% growth from 2016 to 2017, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat less even.

The 2017 the GINI for North Carolina was lower than than the national average of 0.479. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in North Carolina in comparison to the national average.

This chart shows the number of workers in North Carolina across various wage buckets compared to the national average.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)

  1. Census Tract 62.04

  2. Census Tract 64.07

  3. Census Tract 62.03

In 2017, the place with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Cornelius, NC was Census Tract 62.04 with a value of $104,250, followed by Census Tract 64.07 and Census Tract 62.03, with respective values of $100,389 and $91,827.

The following map shows all of the places in Cornelius, NC colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 45 - 54

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

5.69% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Cornelius, NC (1.59k out of 28k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is lower than the national average of 13.4%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 45 - 54, followed by Males 25 - 34 and then Females 18 - 24.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Poverty by Race and Ethnicity

Largest Race or Ethnicity Living in Poverty

  1. White

    967 ± 296

  2. Black

    472 ± 242

  3. Asian

    90 ± 129

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Cornelius, NC is White, followed by Black and Asian.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Occupations

Employment by Occupations

14.8k

2017 Value

± 951

0.723%

1 Year growth

± 8.88%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Cornelius, NC grew at a rate of 0.723%, from 14.7k employees to 14.8k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Cornelius, NC, are Management Occupations (2,592 people), Sales & Related Occupations (2,562 people), and Office & Administrative Support Occupations (1,402 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Cornelius, NC.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Cornelius, NC, by number of employees, are Management Occupations (2,592 people), Sales & Related Occupations (2,562 people), and Office & Administrative Support Occupations (1,402 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other places, Cornelius, NC has an unusually high number of residents working as Life, Physical, & Social Science Occupations (2.39 times higher than expected), Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media Occupations (2.01 times), and Management Occupations (1.72 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Cornelius, NC, by median earnings, are Management Occupations ($96,569), Management, Business, & Financial Occupations ($84,487), and Architecture & Engineering Occupations ($82,083).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

14.8k

2017 Value

± 951

0.723%

1 Year growth

± 8.88%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Cornelius, NC grew at a rate of 0.723%, from 14.7k employees to 14.8k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Cornelius, NC, are Retail Trade (2,052 people), Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services (1,614 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (1,468 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Cornelius, NC, though some of these residents may live in Cornelius, NC and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Most Common

The most common industries in Cornelius, NC, by number of employees, are Retail Trade (2,052 people), Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services (1,614 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (1,468 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other places, Cornelius, NC has an unusually high number of Management of Companies & Enterprises (3.07 times higher than expected), Utilities (2.28 times), and Finance & Insurance (1.94 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Cornelius, NC, by median earnings, are Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($248,182), Management of Companies & Enterprises ($131,618), and Finance & Insurance ($101,906).

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Domestic Trade

Domestic Production & Consumption

Domestic production and consumption consists of products and services shipped from North Carolina to other states, or from other states to North Carolina.

Top Domestic Production in Dollars

  1. $50.4B

  2. $35.3B

  3. $34.5B

In 2015, the top outbound North Carolina product (by dollars) was Mixed freight with $50.4B, followed by Pharmaceuticals with $35.3B and Machinery and $34.5B.

The following chart shows the share of these products in relation to all outbound North Carolina products.

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Domestic Trade Growth

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$407B

2015 Value

$632B

Projected 2045 Value

55.4% growth

In 2015, total outbound North Carolina trade was $407B. This is expected to increase 55.4% to $632B by 2045.

The following chart shows how the domestic outbound North Carolina trade is projected to change in comparison to its neighboring states.

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Interstate Trade

Interstate trade consists of products and services shipped from North Carolina to other states, or from other states to North Carolina.

Most Common Trade Partners

  1. $25.6B

  2. $25.4B

  3. $25.2B

In 2015, the top outbound North Carolina domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was South Carolina with $25.6B, followed by Georgia with $25.4B and Virginia and $25.2B.

The following map shows the amount of trade that North Carolina shares with each state (excluding itself).

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Health

92.2% of the population of Cornelius, NC has health coverage, with 60.1% on employee plans, 4.17% on Medicaid, 11.4% on Medicare, 15.2% on non-group plans, and 1.32% on military or VA plans.

Per capita personal health care spending in the place of Cornelius, NC was $7,264 in 2014. This is a 3.37% increase from the previous year ($7,027).

Primary care physicians in Cornelius, NC see 1417 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.496% increase from the previous year (1410 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1829 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 464 patients per year.

Comparing across all counties in the state, Edgecombe County has the highest prevalence of diabetes (16.2%). Additionally, Hertford County has the highest prevalence of adult obesity (40.5%)

Patient to Clinician Ratios

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1,417 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in North Carolina see an average of 1,417 patients per year. This represents a 0.496% increase from the previous year (1,410 patients).

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Behavioral Health Conditions

Data only available at the state level.

State with the Highest Prevalence

  1. 8.26% of the population affected

  2. 8.13% of the population affected

  3. 7.98% of the population affected

In 2016, West Virginia had the highest prevalence of adults with major depressive episode, with 8.26% of the population affected. The second highest is Arkansas (8.13%), followed by New Hampshire (7.98%).

The following map shows the percent of individuals with major depressive episode by state over multiple years.

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Access and Quality

Data only available at state level.

Most prevalent states

  1. 19.2% of adults

  2. 17.9% of adults

  3. 17.6% of adults

In 2016, Mississippi had the highest prevalence of adults who haven't seen a doctor in the past 12 months due to cost, at 19.2%. It is followed by Texas (17.9%) and Louisiana (17.6%).

The following map shows the prevalence of adults who haven't seen a doctor in the past 12 months due to cost by state over multiple years.

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Health Care Spending

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$7,264

Total Per Capita Spending on Personal Health Care 

$3,859

Per Enrollee Private Health Insurance Spending on Personal Health Care

$7,225

Per Enrollee Medicaid Spending on Personal Health Care

$10,260

Per Enrollee Medicare Spending on Personal Health Care

Between 2013 and 2014, all personal health care spending per capita in North Carolina (including private, Medicare, and Medicaid) grew 3.37%, from $7,027 to $7,264.

The following chart shows how this spending changed over time in comparison to Medicaid, Medicare, and private insurance spending, per enrollee.

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Health Care Coverage

7.81%

Uninsured

60.1%

Employer Coverage

4.17%

Medicaid

11.4%

Medicare

15.2%

Non-Group

1.32%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Cornelius, NC grew by 27.8% from 6.11% to 7.81%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Cornelius, NC changed over time compared with the percent of individuals enrolled in various types of health insurance.

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Health Risks

Data available at the county level.

Most at risk counties

  1. 16.2% prevalence

  2. 16.1% prevalence

  3. 16% prevalence

Edgecombe County has the highest prevalence of diabetes in North Carolina, at 16.2%.

The following map shows the prevalence of diabetes in North Carolina by county over multiple years.

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Diversity

Cornelius, NC is home to a population of 28.1k people, from which 96.7% are citizens. As of 2017, 7.21% of Cornelius, NC residents were born outside of the country.

The ethnic composition of the population of Cornelius, NC is composed of 23.2k White Alone residents (82.7%), 2.36k Black or African American Alone residents (8.41%), 1.35k Hispanic or Latino residents (4.82%), 595 Asian Alone residents (2.12%), 411 Two or More Races residents (1.47%), 125 Some Other Race Alone residents (0.446%), 0 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0%), and 0 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (0%).

The most common foreign languages spoken in Cornelius, NC are Spanish or Spanish Creole (1,017 speakers), Vietnamese (288 speakers), and French (Incl. Patois, Cajun) (191 speakers).

Age

Age by Nativity

40

Median Native-Born Age

± 1.3

45

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 4.1

In 2017, the median age of all people in Cornelius, NC was 40.5. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 40, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 45. But people in Cornelius, NC are getting getting older. In 2016, the average age of all Cornelius, NC residents was 40.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

7.21%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

6.85%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

As of 2017, 7.21% of Cornelius, NC residents were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.7%. In 2016, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Cornelius, NC was 6.85%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Global Diversity

Most Common Origin

  1. Mexico

    242,756 ± 11,950 people

  2. India

    60,392 ± 6,015 people

  3. Honduras

    34,513 ± 4,553 people

In 2017, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Cornelius, NC was Mexico, the natal country of 242,756 Cornelius, NC residents, followed by India with 60,392 and Honduras with 34,513.

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Citizenship

96.7%

2017 Citizenship

96.8%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 96.7% of Cornelius, NC residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.1%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Cornelius, NC was 96.8%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. White Alone

    23.2k ± 812

  2. Black or African American Alone

    2.36k ± 693

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    1.35k ± 442

In 2017, there were 9.84 times more White Alone residents (23.2k people) in Cornelius, NC than any other race or ethnicity. There were 2.36k Black or African American Alone and 1.35k Hispanic or Latino residents, the second and third most common racial or ethnic groups.

The following bar chart shows the 8 races and ethnicities represented in Cornelius, NC as a share of the total population.

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Non-English Speakers

Most Common Languages

  1. Spanish or Spanish Creole

    1,017 speakers (4.02%)

  2. Vietnamese

    288 speakers (1.14%)

  3. French (Incl. Patois, Cajun)

    191 speakers (0.754%)

9.13% of Cornelius, NC citizens are speakers of a non-English language, which is lower than the national average of 21.5%. In 2015, the most common non-English language spoken in Cornelius, NC was Spanish or Spanish Creole. 4.02% of the overall population of Cornelius, NC are native Spanish or Spanish Creole speakers. 1.14% speak Vietnamese and 0.754% speak Spanish or Spanish Creole, the next two most common languages.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Vietnam

    594 ± 197

  2. Gulf War (1990s)

    400 ± 165

  3. Gulf War (2001-)

    287 ± 116

Cornelius, NC has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.49 times greater than any other conflict.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Cornelius, NC was $279,000 in 2017, which is 1.28 times larger than the national average of $217,600. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $258,800 to $279,000, a 7.81% increase. The homeownership rate in Cornelius, NC is 69.3%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Cornelius, NC have an average commute time of 25.3 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.

Income

Household Income

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$85,908

Median Household Income

± $5,695

12k

Number of Households

± 763

In 2017, the median household income of the 12k households in Cornelius, NC declined from $85,908 from the previous year's value of $86,355.

The following chart displays the households in Cornelius, NC distributed between a series of income buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households have an income in the $75k - $100k range.

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Housing

Property Value

$279,000

2017 Median

± $12,668

$258,800

2016 Median

± $14,206

In 2017, the median property value in Cornelius, NC grew to to $279,000 from the previous year's value of $258,800.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Cornelius, NC compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies and, second, owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property value buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Cornelius, NC the largest share of households have a property value in the $300k - $400k range.

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Property Taxes

$3k+

Average Range

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Rent vs Own

69.3%

2017 Homeownership

68%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 69.3% of the housing units in Cornelius, NC were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 68%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is higher than the national average of 63.9%. This chart shows the ownership percentage in Cornelius, NC compared it's parent and neighboring geographies.

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Transportation

Car Ownership

2 cars

Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Cornelius, NC distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Cornelius, NC have 2 cars, followed by 1 car.

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Commute Time

25.3 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Cornelius, NC have a longer commute time (25.3 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 2.27% of the workforce in Cornelius, NC have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    77.2%

  2. Worked At Home

    11.7%

  3. Carpooled

    6.97%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in Cornelius, NC was Drove Alone, followed by those who Worked At Home and those who Carpooled.

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