Cornelia 68 Good
Cornelia Livability #114 ranked city in Georgia#8,468 ranked city in the USARanks better than 71% of areas

Pros and Cons of Living in Cornelia

  • Cost Of Living

    The overall cost of living in this area is much lower than average. This includes everyday goods and services, as well as housing, utilities and health care.

  • Housing

    This area has received high scores in the housing category. This could be due to a positive home affordability ratio, high appreciation rates or elevated home values.

  • Health & Safety

    A high score in the health and safety category is a result of good air quality and the accessibility to health facilities such as hospitals, clinics, doctors, pharmacies and fire stations.

  • Ratings

    Local residents have positive things to say about the proximity of restaurants, grocery stores, parks, public transit, friendliness of neighbors, sense of community and overall safety of the area.

  • Amenities

    A majority of amenities are not ideally situated within a reasonable walking distance, which may lead residents to rely on a vehicle or public transportation.

  • Commute

    Public transportation is not readily available in this area and the average commute time to work could also be longer than the national average.

  • Schools

    Lower than average education levels, poor reading and math scores, as well as the inaccessibility of local elementary and high schools could all be factors in the low schools score.

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What's it like Living in Cornelia?

Located in the state of Georgia, Cornelia is a small city with a population of 4,510 inhabitants. More than a quarter of the residents of Cornelia identify themselves as Hispanic or Latino, and 29% of the population speak Spanish as their primary or secondary language. Cornelia could be a great place for young adults and students as the average age of 30 years old is below the nation’s average. Something to be aware of when living in Cornelia are the above average commute times. If you're looking for a short commute to work, this might not be the right area for you. With one way commute time of 30 minutes, this comes in much higher than the national average of 26 minutes.

Whether you’re relocating to a new city to be closer to family, friends or for a new job, living in Cornelia could be a positive experience compared to other cities in Georgia if you know where to look. Don't forget to determine what matters most to you in a neighborhood. Consider factors such as safety, proximity to work or school, access to amenities (like parks, fitness facilities, grocery stores, restaurants), public transportation options, community atmosphere and the overall vibe you're looking for. To help you find the best places to live in and around Cornelia, AreaVibes has created a livability score using key metrics like amenities, crime, health & safety, education, employment and more.

Cornelia has a livability score of 65/100 and is ranked #161 in Georgia and #10,466 in the USA. If we dig down a little deeper into each category within the livability score, we see that Cornelia has higher than average grades for the following: cost of living (A+) and housing (A-). The bad news for Cornelia, there are some categories for which it does not score well, this includes: amenities (F), crime (F) and education (F).

Unemployment rates can range pretty dramatically from one city to another. Knowing that Cornelia has an unemployment rate of 1.15% could mean increased job opportunities with a higher demand for workers. It could also lead to higher wages, as the demand for workers exceeds the availability of jobs. Most importantly, it could be a sign of a healthy and thriving local economy.

A healthy real estate market serves as a key economic indicator. It could signify overall local economic strength, stability and reflects consumer confidence in the area. Based on multiple factors including: median home and rental prices, appreciation rates and home affordability, Cornelia has received high marks in the housing category. Based on these calculations, the apartment rental and real estate market appears to be very healthy.

Assuming that Cornelia meets all of your requirements like low crime rates, good schools and great local amenities, the next most important item to examine is the affordability of real estate in Cornelia. Everything else becomes a lot less important if it turns out that home prices in Cornelia are simply unattainable. The median home price for Cornelia homes is $141,800, which is 7% lower than the Georgia average. If we take a closer look at the affordability of homes in Cornelia, we’ll see that the home price to income ratio is 3, which is 0% lower than the Georgia average.

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      Cornelia transportation information

      Statistic Cornelia Georgia National
      Average one way commute30min28min26min
      Workers who drive to work65.1%79.6%76.4%
      Workers who carpool17.8%10.1%9.3%
      Workers who take public transit0.0%2.1%5.1%
      Workers who bicycle0.0%0.2%0.6%
      Workers who walk0.0%1.6%2.8%
      Working from home2.8%5.1%4.6%
      Source: The Cornelia, GA data and statistics displayed above are derived from the United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).