Cornelius, NC 28031 ZIP Code Profile

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Cornelius, NC

ZIP Code 28031: Basic Data & USPS Preferred City Name

Preferred Name, USPS
Cornelius, NC 28031

  • ZIP Code Type: STANDARD
  • County: Mecklenburg County
  • Centroid: Latitude 35.478, Longitude -80.864
  • Time Zone: Eastern Time Zone (UTC -5 hours)
  • Observes DST: Yes
  • Businesses Addresses: 1,644
  • PO Box Addresses: 575
  • Residential Addresses: 13,294
    • Multi-Family Addresses: 3,034
    • Single Family Addresses: 10,260

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Database updated: May 1, 2018, Maps updated: February 1, 2018.

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Cornelius, NC 28031 Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 29,640
Daytime Population: Workers 14,774
Daytime Population: Residents 13,721
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 28,495
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.96
Population in Households 29,635
Population in Familes 22,491
Population in Group Qrtrs 5
Population Density2 2,041
Diversity Index3 35


Median Household Income $82,782
Average Household Income $120,734
Per Capita Income $51,662


Total Housing Units 13,942 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 8,649 (62.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 4,033 (28.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,260 ( 9.0%)
Median Home Value $281,146
Average Home Value $415,979


Total Households 12,682
Average Household Size 2.34
Family Households 7,540
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 2.61% 2.23%
Households 2.62% 2.25%
Families 2.26% 2.06%
Median Household Income   1.72%
Per Capita Income   1.79%

Cornelius, NC 28031 - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares 28031 to the other 782 ZIP Codes in North Carolina by rank and percentile using July 1, 2017 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 # 113 86th
Population Density # 49 94th
Diversity Index # 518 34th
Median Household Income # 24 97th
Per Capita Income # 14 98th

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