Cornelius has the 2250th largest population in the United States. The population grew by 3.8% from 2010 to 2015, which was faster than the national average. Cornelius is part of the Portland metro area. Unemployment in the Portland area is 4%, which is lower than the national average, and is getting better. Portland has the 20th largest local economy in the US, and a average cost of living. The average pay for jobs in Cornelius is above average at $52,140, and the median cost of a home in Cornelius is $179,500, which is the same as the national average. 11% of workers in Cornelius hold a bachelors degree or higher (above average), and 67% of workers have a high school degree (above average). Driving to work is especially common in Cornelius. 74% of Cornelius workers drive to work alone, 5% take public transit, 9% carpool, and 10% walk. People in Cornelius spend an average of 23 minutes commuting to work, which is shorter than the national average of 26 minutes.