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Cornelius NC Facts

corneliusIf you are interested in learning some basic facts about Cornelius, North Carolina, then you have come to the right place!

Cornelius is a town of just over 15 square miles. It is situated in Mecklenburg County, approximately 20 miles north from the city of Charlotte. The city was founded in 1905, and currently has two tax rates. The town tax rate is $0.24, and the Mecklenburg County tax rate is $0.8157.

Cornelius has a council-manager form of government with a roughly $21 million annual operating budget. The town’s bond rating is AAA, with an ISO 4 fire insurance class. There is subdivision municipal zoning enabled.

Cornelius sits on the shores and around the area of Lake Norman. This lake was made in 1963 when the Catawba River was dammed. Once filled, the lake had over 500 hundred miles of shoreline, and Cornelius enjoys more than any other municipality sitting on the lake, with roughly 70 miles of shoreline to itself.

The population growth of Cornelius has followed state and local trends, perhaps even more dramatically so. The 2000 United States Census put the population head count at 11,969, but at 24,866 in 2010. A mid-census estimate by the North Carolina Office of State Budget and Management puts the 2015 population at nearly 30,000.

Nearly a quarter of the population is under the age of 20, with over half under 40. The balance between the genders is almost identically even, with women outnumbering men by only 2 percentage points.

The new millenium boom of population has also seen an explosion in income as the median income went from just under sixty grand in 2001 to over eight grand per year in 2010. Major employers in Cornelius include the Charlotte-Mecklenburg School system, the YMCA, Home Depot, Peninsula Club, Financial Independence Group, the Town of Cornelius, and Harris Teeter. Given the lakeside location and proximity to a major urban area, Cornelius is a bedroom/suburb community for those that live here and work in the city, so the median incomes are inflated by higher-paying jobs elsewhere in the county.  The city is a major hub for small businesses.  Cornelius carpet cleaning companies and other small businesses thrive here because of the great community.

Random Plumbing Tips

There comes a time in every homeowner’s life when they will need the expertise of a plumbing company.  This is simply inevitable and cannot be avoided.  We are going to give you a few tips that will make it easier for you to choose a good company and not get ripped off.


Stop sounds with foam

One way that you can get rid of the sound that your sink basin makes is a little trick with foam.  All you have to do is to just spray the space between two sink basins with expanding foam.  This will stop the vibrations and deaden the bangs and bongs.  The foam will harden and you can just cut away the extra crap with an Exacto knife.

Find pipes with a magnet

If you ever need to find a pipe and aren’t sure where to start just simply get a magnet and attach it to some fish tape. Then jam it in the drain line and you will feel when it attaches to the metal pipe.

Use water to flush the toilet

If you ever happen to back up the toilet.  It is very embarrassing and happens to everyone.  Don’t worry though cause there is an easy fix.  All you have to do is take a bucket of water and flush it that way.  You just take the bucket of water and pour it down the toilet.

Hire a plumber

If you have a serious problem then hire a professional plumbing company.  They will use their years of experience and get the job done at a fraction of the price that you could ever dream of.  This is the last resort but they are one of the companies that we can recommend easily.