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Statistics & Facts

The North Carolina state capital is Raleigh.
The population of Cornelius is approximately 11,969 (2000), 24866 (2010).
The approximate number of families is 5,716 (2000), 10767 (2010).
The amount of land area in Cornelius is 21.9 sq. kilometers.
The amount of land area in Cornelius is 8.5 sq. miles.
The amount of surface water is 0.7 sq kilometers.
The distance from Cornelius to Washington DC is 321 miles.
The distance to the North Carolina state capital is 127 miles. (as the crow flies)
Cornelius is positioned 35.48 degrees north of the equator and 80.88 degrees west of the prime meridian.
Cornelius elevation is 831 feet above sea level.
Cornelius median income is $ 70,700 (2005).
The Cornelius median home price is $ 277,700 (2005).


in south-central North Carolina about 19 miles from Charlotte. Other nearby communities include Davidson, Huntersville, Westport, Mooresville, Lowesville, Lake Norman of Catawba, Sherrills Ford and Enochville.
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History & History Related Items

Cornelius was founded in 1893 and incorporated on 4 March 1905. It was first known as Liverpool, but the name was changed to Cornelius after Joseph Benjamin Cornelius. The town came to be when a cotton firm relocated south of Davidson. During rainy seasons, the roads became difficult to navigate so many of the growers stopped at the new building to conduct their business. As time went on, the firm recognized the potential for a cotton mill, but had to locate the funds to bring the mill to pass. Joseph Benjamin Cornelius, a local investor, provided the money and the mill was built.

The creation of Lake Norman in 1963 provided new recreation, lakeside property and a source of hydroelectric power for the area.

Here is a history page forCornelius.
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Lake Norman State Park
Lake Norman is 34 miles long with 520 miles of shoreline. It was created in 1963 by Duke Power. Other communities around the lake are Davidson and Huntersville.
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Cornelius City Government

Town of Cornelius
21445 Catawba Ave
Cornelius, NC 28031
Phone: 704-892-6031

Cornelius Chamber

Lake Norman Chamber of Commerce
Phone: 704-892-1922

Cornelius Organizations

Lake Norman Chamber of Commerce
Phone: 704-892-1922 Cornelius


The population of Cornelius was:
1990 - 2,581
2000 - 11,969
The per capita income was:
2000 - $ 45,023

The median household income was:
2000 - $ 71,259
2005 - $ 70,700

The median house value was:
2000 - $ 236,500
2005 - $ 277,700

The median age was:
2000 - 37.4 years

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