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  1. Public Schools
    C+
  2. Crime & Safety
    B-
  3. Housing
    C+
  4. Nightlife
    B
  5. Good for Families
    B-
  6. Diversity
    A
  7. Jobs
    B-
  8. Weather
    B-
  9. Cost of Living
    C
  10. Health & Fitness
    A
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A
  12. Commute
    B+
Cornelius is a suburb of Portland with a population of 12,423. Cornelius is in Washington County. Living in Cornelius offers residents a sparse suburban feel and most residents own their homes. In Cornelius there are a lot of parks. Many families live in Cornelius and residents tend to be liberal.
About Cornelius...
Population
12,423

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$215,900
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$925
National
$949
Area Feel
Sparse Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    21%
  • Own
    79%
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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
    143.1
    282.7
  • Murder
    0
    6.1
  • Rape
    63.6
    40.7
  • Robbery
    47.7
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    214.6
    500.1
  • Theft
    1,907.8
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    238.5
    284

Residents

Diversity
A
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    16%
  • 10-17 years
    14%
  • 18-24 years
    10%
  • 25-34 years
    15%
  • 35-44 years
    13%
  • 45-54 years
    14%
  • 55-64 years
    8%
  • 65+ years
    8%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    5%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    9%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    35%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    24%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    27%
    13%

Working in Cornelius

Jobs
B-
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$60,766
National
$55,322
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It's definitely a great place for a family. It's very safe, very clean, and there's an abundance of places to enjoy. The nearby stores are inexpensive, the gas stations are reasonable, and the people you meet on the streets are friendly. My only complaint is the nearby public schools - Glencoe and Forest Grove High School are both trashy and full of drug users.
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The best part about Cornelius is how at home everyone feels. There are many shops that fit well within the community. For example, there are many Hispanic stores around here that any Latino can visit and find what they need for a regular day. There are also a few churches that anyone can be a part of. Cornelius also has a community center where any type of events can take place. For instance, church gatherings often happen in the community center. Many individuals also attend distinct types of classes in this location. Cornelius may not need a change at this moment but future changes are always welcome.
Majority of the time, it's a very quiet neighborhood where you can walk around with friends. Most stores are in walking distance and there are several parks. I've always loved this town, it's my home.