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City of Corning
Solano Street in 2013
Solano Street in 2013
Nickname(s): 
"The Olive City"
Location of Corning in Tehama County, California
Location of Corning in Tehama County, California
Corning, California is located in the United States
Corning, California
Corning, California
Location in the United States
Country  United States
State  California
County Tehama
Incorporated August 6, 1907
Area
 • Total 3.55 sq mi (9.19 km2)
 • Land 3.55 sq mi (9.19 km2)
 • Water 0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)  0%
Elevation
276 ft (84 m)
Population
 (2020)
 • Total 8,244
 • Density 2,324.22/sq mi (897.37/km2)
Time zone UTC−8 (Pacific (PST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC−7 (PDT)
ZIP codes
96021, 96029, (96092)
Area code(s) 530
FIPS code 06-16322
GNIS feature ID 0277491

Corning is a city in Tehama County, California, that is located about 19 miles (31 km) south of Red Bluff and about 100 miles (160 km) north of Sacramento. The population was 7,663 at the 2010 census, up from 6,741 at the 2000 census.

Geography

Corning is located at 39°55′34″N 122°10′50″W / 39.92611°N 122.18056°W / 39.92611; -122.18056 (39.926182, -122.180489).

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 3.55 square miles (9.2 km2), all of it land.

Climate

According to the Köppen Climate Classification system, Corning has a warm-summer Mediterranean climate, abbreviated "Csa" on climate maps.

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1890 210
1910 972
1920 1,449 49.1%
1930 1,377 −5.0%
1940 1,472 6.9%
1950 2,537 72.4%
1960 3,006 18.5%
1970 3,573 18.9%
1980 4,745 32.8%
1990 5,870 23.7%
2000 6,741 14.8%
2010 7,663 13.7%
2020 8,244 7.6%
U.S. Decennial Census

2010

At the 2010 census Corning had a population of 7,663 people. The population density was 2,158.8 people per square mile (833.5/km2). The racial makeup of Corning was 5,510 (71.9%) White, 44 (0.6%) African American, 201 (2.6%) Native American, 82 (1.1%) Asian, 11 (0.1%) Pacific Islander, 1,496 (19.5%) from other races, and 319 (4.2%) from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 3,271 individuals (42.7%).

The census reported that 7,638 people (99.7% of the population) lived in households, 19 (0.2%) lived in non-institutionalized group quarters, and 6 (0.1%) were institutionalized.

There were 2,630 households, out of which 1,193 (45.4%) had children under age 18 living in them, 1,136 (43.2%) were opposite-sex married couples living together, 533 (20.3%) had a female householder with no husband present, 179 (6.8%) had a male householder with no wife present. There were 224 (8.5%) unmarried opposite-sex partnerships, and 12 (0.5%) same-sex married couples or partnerships. 633 households (24.1%) were one person and 259 (9.8%) had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.90. There were 1,848 families (70.3% of households); the average family size was 3.44 persons.

The age distribution was 2,479 people (32.4%) under age 18, 864 people (11.3%) aged 18 to 24, 1,931 people (25.2%) aged 25 to 44, 1,617 people (21.1%) aged 45 to 64, and 772 people (10.1%) who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 29.2 years. For every 100 females there were 94.5 males. For every 100 females aged 18 and over, there were 89.5 males.

There were 2,871 housing units at an average density of 808.8 per square mile (312.3/km2), of which 1,302 (49.5%) were owner-occupied, and 1,328 (50.5%) were occupied by renters. The homeowner vacancy rate was 3.1%; the rental vacancy rate was 8.4%. 3,765 people (49.1% of the population) lived in owner-occupied housing units and 3,873 people (50.5%) lived in rental housing units.

2000

At the 2000 census there were 6,741 people, 2,422 households, and 1,642 families in the city. The population density was 2,320.3 people per square mile (894.4/km2). There were 2,614 housing units at an average density of 899.8 per square mile (346.8/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 74.48% White, 0.52% African American, 2.18% Native American, 0.53% Asian, 0.09% Pacific Islander, 17.42% from other races, and 4.78% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 50.82%.

There were 2,422 households, 40.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 45.1% were married couples living together, 16.3% had a female householder with no husband present, and 32.2% were non-families. 26.9% of households were one person and 14.0% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.76 and the average family size was 3.33 individuals.

The age distribution was 32.5% under age 18, 10.0% aged 18 to 24, 28.0% aged 25 to 44, 17.7% aged 45 to 64, and 11.8% aged 65 years or older. The median age was 31 years. For every 100 females there were 92.9 males. For every 100 females aged 18 and over, there were 90.5 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $25,357, and the median family income was $32,151. Males had a median income of $30,563 versus $19,736 for females. The per capita income for the city was $12,357. About 21.1% of families and 26.3% of the population were below the poverty line, including 33.6% of those under age 18 and 15.6% of those aged 65 or over.

These compare to the national median household income of $45,135 and national per capita income of $23,201; 69.4% of the residents in the city have graduated from high school or achieved further education, compared to 80.35% nationally.

Corning Olive Festival

The first annual Corning Olive Festival was held in 1946 by the local Catholic church as a fundraiser and is the longest running olive festival in the United States. Now organized and operated by the Corning Chamber of Commerce, the city plans to offer the festival the 2nd weekend in October each year.

Transportation

Interstate 5 and Highway 99 both serve Corning, along with the California Northern Railroad. The California Northern has been leasing and operating the 110.7-mile (178.2 km) line between Davis and Tehama through Corning from Southern Pacific (now Union Pacific) since September 26, 1993. The line was built by Southern Pacific's subsidiary, the Northern Railway Company, in August / September 1882.

Corning Municipal Airport (0O4), a public-use facility, is located just to the north of the high school. Its runway (numbered 17 and 35) is 2,692 feet (821 m) long and sits 293 feet (89 m) above sea level. The airport was activated in 1940. Its area control center is Oakland Center, while its flight service station is Rancho Murieta.

Notable people

  • Mark Acre, former Major League Baseball pitcher
  • Clair Engle, U.S. Senator
  • Ralph Goings, American artist
  • Lee Grissom, Major League Baseball pitcher
  • Tyler Reddick, 2018 & 2019 NASCAR Xfinity Series champion
  • Mark Risley, Emmy-winning director
  • France Silva, Medal of Honor recipient, veteran of the Boxer Rebellion
  • Jeff Stover, NFL player
  • Blaire White, YouTube personality

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