According to the 2020 decennial census, the population of Cornelius was 31,412. For more information, check the U.S. Census Bureau Quick Facts.
Cornelius is approximately 15 square miles.

Lake Norman

Lake Norman was created in 1963, by damming the Catawba River. Lake Norman has approximately 520 miles of shoreline, with Cornelius having the largest amount of shoreline of all the municipalities on the lake (approximately 70 miles).
Principal Employers
# of Employees Employer
467 Charlotte Mecklenburg Schools
125 The Peninsula Club
123 Town of Cornelius
110 Financial Independence Group Inc.
  80  Lake Norman Chrysler Jeep Dodge Ram
  75 Modern Nissan of Lake Norman
  60 McDonald's
  60 Lake Norman Infiniti
  50 Asset Management Technologies Inc.
  50 VectorVest Inc.


 *Source: Charlotte Chamber of Commerce for 2020