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Welcome to Cornelius ...

The city of Cornelius is located in Washington County<1>.

The location of Cornelius has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<2>

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Cornelius has a population of 12,802 people<3> (see below for details).

We don't have a date for the establishment of Cornelius.

Cornelius is 180 feet [55 m] above sea level.<4>.

Time Zone: Cornelius lies in the Pacific Time Zone (PST/PDT) and observes daylight saving time

Area codes for Cornelius: (503) and (971)<5>

Websites for Cornelius ...

Official Website: www.ci.cornelius.or.us/

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Cornelius had an population of 12,802 people. This is an increase of 7.86% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 32.64% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Cornelius had a population of 11,869 people. This makes Cornelius the county's 6th most populous community.

The population of Cornelius represents 0.31% of the population of Oregon (which has 3,831,074 people), making it the state's 42nd most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 11,869 people, the population of Cornelius increased 22.97% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 9,652 people).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Cornelius.

Communities Also Named Cornelius ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 5 communities that are also named Cornelius - they are located in California, Georgia, Indiana, Kentucky and North Carolina.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Cornelius.

Communities near Cornelius ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Cornelius.

  • Portland (17 miles [27.4 km] to the east)
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    • Portland lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<6> to the east of Cornelius and is located in Multnomah County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 656,751 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Portland
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Portland<7>
  • Beaverton (11 miles [17.7 km] to the east)
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    • Beaverton lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<6> to the east of Cornelius and is located in Washington County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 98,957 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Beaverton have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Beaverton
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Beaverton<7>
  • Tigard (14 miles [22.5 km] to the southeast)
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    • Tigard lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<6> to the southeast of Cornelius and is located in Washington County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 56,049 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Tigard have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Tigard
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Tigard<7>
  • Lake Oswego (18 miles [29 km] to the southeast)
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    • Lake Oswego lies 18 miles [29 km]<6> to the southeast of Cornelius and is located in Clackamas County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 39,821 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lake Oswego have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lake Oswego
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Lake Oswego<7>
  • Tualatin (16 miles [25.7 km] to the southeast)
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    • Tualatin lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<6> to the southeast of Cornelius and is located in Clackamas County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 27,481 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Tualatin
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Tualatin<7>
  • Wilsonville (19 miles [30.6 km] to the southeast)
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    • Wilsonville lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<6> to the southeast of Cornelius and is located in Clackamas County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 24,985 people
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    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Wilsonville<7>
  • Newberg (15 miles [24.1 km] to the south)
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    • Newberg lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<6> to the south of Cornelius and is located in Yamhill County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 23,982 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Newberg have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Newberg
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Newberg<7>
  • Sherwood (15 miles [24.1 km] to the southeast)
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    • Sherwood lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<6> to the southeast of Cornelius and is located in Washington County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 19,746 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sherwood have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sherwood
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Sherwood<7>
  • Scappoose (18 miles [29 km] to the northeast)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Scappoose
    • Scappoose lies 18 miles [29 km]<6> to the northeast of Cornelius and is located in Columbia County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 7,618 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Scappoose
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Scappoose<7>
  • King City (14 miles [22.5 km] to the southeast)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for King City
    • King City lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<6> to the southeast of Cornelius and is located in Washington County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 4,358 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for King City have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on King City
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for King City<7>

To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Cornelius. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Cornelius.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Cornelius. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Cornelius.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Cornelius. See our Newspapers Page for Cornelius.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Cornelius ...

Looking for more information about Cornelius? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Cornelius, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Cornelius.

Adding Cornelius to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Cornelius in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.

In addition, our notes show that the earliest dated mention that we've found for Cornelius was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

We also found Cornelius on a map titled Auto Trails Map of Oregon (1925).

For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for Cornelius on our Genealogy Page.

Recent Changes to RoadsideThoughts ...

Mentions & References for Cornelius

Index of Cities, Towns and Villages for Oregon

About Washington County

About Oregon

The official website for Cornelius: www.ci.cornelius.or.us/

The official website for Washington County: www.co.washington.or.us/

The official website for State of Oregon: https://www.oregon.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Oregon's counties, including Washington, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<3>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Cornelius.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Cornelius - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<5>Area code (971) is an overlay for area code (503).
<6>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Cornelius) to Point B.If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Cornelius. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from CorneliusOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Cornelius. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 45.5197, Longitude: -123.0531       In this case, the coordinates for Cornelius have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<7>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.




 

 

 

 

 


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