Skip to Main Content
A+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Public Schools
    A
  2. Crime & Safety
    B
  3. Housing
    A
  4. Nightlife
    B+
  5. Good for Families
    A+
  6. Diversity
    B+
  7. Jobs
    A
  8. Weather
    B+
  9. Cost of Living
    B-
  10. Health & Fitness
    A-
  11. Outdoor Activities
    B+
  12. Commute
    B+
About Cornelius...
Population
27,426

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$258,800
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,149
National
$949
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    32%
  • Own
    68%
Sponsored Mortgage Options for Cornelius
Get Rates
  • America's Top Mortgage Lender - Rated A+ by the BBB
  • Closes Purchase Loans in 14 Business Days. Supports Non-Traditional Credit Profiles
Niche may be compensated by the third party lenders and others who place ads on the website. Niche is not a lender and does not endorse the products of these advertisers. Fees that Niche receives for ads do not affect the terms you may be offered by the lender you choose. There are many additional borrowing options available.

Cornelius Rankings

Niche ranks thousands of places to live based on key statistics from the U.S. Census and and expert insights.

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
B
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    92
    283
  • Murder
    4
    6
  • Rape
    7
    41
  • Robbery
    21
    136
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    213
    500
  • Theft
    1,137
    2,043
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    28
    284
Home Security Options for Cornelius
Learn More
  • 24/7 Whole home protection with no contract
  • CNET Editor’s choice winner 2018

Residents

Diversity
B+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$86,355
National
$55,322
Children
19%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    19%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    36%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    29%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    14%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    3%
    13%
Places like Cornelius
More

Cornelius Reviews

24 reviews
All Categories
Cornelius is a wonderful little town outside of Charlotte! With Lake Norman, Uptown, and other fun activities just a short drive away, it is the perfect place for families, young professionals, or retirees.
Start Your Review of Cornelius
Rate It!
Cornelius is the ideal place to grow up in. Originally from Tampa, Florida, I was raised in a pretty big city. Moving to Cornelius when I was about 10 (because of the weather, humidity sucks!) I fell in love with the area. With an abundance of activities to do such as go hang outside for hours on Lake Norman as well as go shopping in downtown Cornelius, it is the perfect suburb of Charlotte.
ZERO culture, fine dining non existent, housing is high for what you get , however the schools are rated well..however you never know when you get rezoned into another area. Great for retired couples-not great for family. Charlotte offers little culture and dining is better. Everyone drives like they are a nascar driver. Traffic is always an issue.