Cornelius experienced tremendous growth from 2000 to 2010. In 2000, the U.S. Census Bureau stated the population was 11,969. According to the 2010 decennial census, the population grew to 24,866.
Cornelius is a lakeside town located along Lake Norman in northern Mecklenburg County, North Carolina, United States. The population was 24,866 at the 2010 census.
The North Carolina Office of State Budget and Management (OSBM) estimates that as of July 1, 2013 Cornelius’ population is 27,655. The State Demographics branch of OSBM is responsible for producing population estimates and projections annually, which are used in the distribution of state shared revenues to local governments.
The citizens of Cornelius, NC, attend the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools. Elementary schools include Cornelius Elementary and JV Washam Elementary. Middle schools include the Bailey Middle School and Community School of Davidson. William Amos Hough High School opened in August 2012 and currently serves over 2000 students.
Cornelius is approximately 15 square miles.
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