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Cornelius, Oregon - Basic Facts

The City of Cornelius had a population of 12,839 as of July 1, 2019. Cornelius ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Oregon. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Cornelius is located at latitude 45.5198 and longitude -123.0598 in Washington County. The formal boundaries for the City of Cornelius encompass a land area of 2.01 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Washington County is in the Pacific time zone (GMT -8). The elevation is 180 feet.

The City of Cornelius (GNIS ID: 2410230) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

Oregon is one of 20 states where Census County Divisions (CCDs) are used for statistical tracking of subdivisions within each county. The City of Cornelius is located within Forest Grove-Cornelius Division of Washington County.


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Cornelius, OR Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2019)

HOUSING AFFORDABILITY INDEX

Cornelius, OR Housing Affordability Index is 115
State of Oregon Housing Affordability Index is 83
The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.

WEALTH INDEX

Cornelius, OR Wealth Index is 64
State of Oregon Wealth Index is 94
The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.

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POPULATION

Total Population 12,839
Population in Households 12,687
Population in Families 11,048
Population in Group Qrtrs 152
Population Density 5,724
Diversity Index1 80
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $60,328
Average Household Income $73,335
Per Capita Income $21,071
Wealth Index3 64

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 3,685 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 2,586 (70.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 943 (25.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 157 ( 4.3%)
Median Home Value $257,344
Housing Affordability Index2 115
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 3,528
Average Household Size 3.6
Family Households 2,731
Average Family Size 4
NOTES
  1. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
  2. The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.
  3. The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.

GROWTH RATE / YEAR

2010-2019 2019-2024
Population 0.84% 1.02%
Households 0.57% 0.89%
Families 0.24% 0.84%
Median Household Income   3.1%
Per Capita Income   3.21%

Cornelius, OR - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Cornelius to the other 378 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Oregon by rank and percentile using July 1, 2019 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 50 87th
Population Density # 8 98th
Diversity Index # 6 99th
Median Household Income # 121 68th
Per Capita Income # 340 10th

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