Cornelius is located in west North Carolina. Cornelius is part of Mecklenburg County. Cornelius has 12.08 square miles of land area and 0.30 square miles of water area. As of 2010-2014, the total Cornelius population is 26,246, which has grown 119.28% since 2000. The population growth rate is much higher than the state average rate of 21.13% and is much higher than the national average rate of 11.61%. Cornelius median household income is $81,059 in 2010-2014 and has grown by 13.75% since 2000. The income growth rate is lower than the state average rate of 19.16% and is much lower than the national average rate of 27.36%. Cornelius median house value is $239,700 in 2010-2014 and has grown by 1.35% since 2000. The house value growth rate is much lower than the state average rate of 41.83% and is much lower than the national average rate of 46.91%. As a reference, the national Consumer Price Index (CPI) inflation rate for the same period is 26.63%. On average, the public school district that covers Cornelius is better than the state average in quality. The Cornelius area code is 704.