Cornelia, GA Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Cornelia, Georgia - Basic Facts

The City of Cornelia had a population of 4,247 as of July 1, 2016. Cornelia ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Georgia. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Cornelia is located at latitude 34.5166 and longitude -83.5315 in Habersham County. The formal boundaries for the City of Cornelia (see map below) encompass a land area of 3.95 sq. miles and a water area of 0.04 sq. miles. Habersham County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 1,519 feet.

The City of Cornelia (GNIS ID: 2404133) 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.

Georgia is one of 20 states where Census County Divisions (CCDs) are used for statistical tracking of subdivisions within each county. The City of Cornelia is located within Cornelia Division of Habersham County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Cornelia population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Cornelia: Blaine, Paines, Rabun Gap Junction.

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Cornelia, GA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 4,247
Population in Households 4,127
Population in Familes 3,411
Population in Group Qrtrs 120
Population Density1 1,074
Diversity Index2 78


Total Households 1,502
Average Household Size 2.75
Family Households 992
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 1,782 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 743 (41.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 759 (42.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 280 (15.7%)
Median Home Value $123,122
Average Home Value $154,038


Median Household Income $31,992
Average Household Income $46,771
Per Capita Income $16,315
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.34% 0.44%
Households 0.1% 0.34%
Families 0.44% 0.22%
Median Household Income   2.69%
Per Capita Income   1.65%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood 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.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

Cornelia, GA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Cornelia to the other 626 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Georgia by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 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 # 179 72nd
Population Density1 # 138 78th
Diversity Index2 # 15 98th
Median Household Income # 457 27th
Per Capita Income # 506 19th

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