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Overview

Introduction to Corcoran, California

Corcoran, California, in Kings county, is 22 miles SW of Visalia, California and 46 miles S of Fresno, California

Corcoran History

The area that is now known as Corcoran, was originally home to the Tachi Indians. It was named 'Corcoran' after either General Corcoran, a San Joaquin Valley pioneer, or railroad engineer Thomas Corcoran. The city of Corcoran was a junction for the San Joaquin Valley and San Francisco Railroad. It is famous as the site of the California State Prison, and the inmates make up about 50% of the entire population of the city. The incorporation of the city of Corcoran was carried out on August 14, 1914.

Corcoran and nearby Attractions

  • Corcoran Branch Kings County Library
  • Corcoran State Prison
  • Kate H Boswell Seniors Center
  • Crockett And Gambogy Labor Camp
  • Corcoran High School Agricultural Farm
  • John Maroot Park

Things To Do In Corcoran

Perhaps the most famous site in the city of Corcoran is the State Prison which houses some very infamous inmates. Visitors interested in the history of Corcoran can take a tour of the Agricultural Farm, the County Library and the City Hall. Some of the other places of interest include the Crockett and Gambogy Labor Camp and the Boswell Camp. The city has quite a few amusement parks where one can spend a fun time with family and friends. Besides, there are a number of beautiful churches around the city that stand as a memorial to the bygone era.

Corcoran Transportation

Fresno Yosemite International Airport is the closest major airport to Corcoran.

Corcoran Higher Education

The College Of The Sequoias is the local college.

People

Total Population 23,216
Male Share of the Population 72.2%
Female Share of the Population 27.8%
Senior Citizens 5.6%
Employed Population 16+ 3,937
Age of the Population 36

Families

% of people married 28.8%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 2.7%
Median Earnings25+ $0
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $0
Median Earnings With High School Degree $0

Wealth

Median Family Income $32,888
% Above Poverty Level 61.2%
% Below Poverty Level 38.8%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 20 minutes
% Working from Home 2.5%
% Walking and Biking to Work 2.6%
% Using Public Transportation 0.3%

Housing

People Living Alone 19.3%
Median Gross Rent $727
Median House Value $107,000

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 81.8%
US/American 0%
English 2.6%
Irish 3.5%

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Corcoran Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 22 miles SW of Visalia, California (center to center)
Nearest Large City 46 miles S of Fresno, California
County Kings
Standard Zip Codes 93212
P.O. Box Zip Codes 93282
Phone Area Codes 559
Time Zone Pacific (-8 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 36.098
Longitude -119.559

Corcoran Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

Station CORCORAN IRRIG DIST
Distance 1.3 miles
Jan Temp 38 to 54 F
Apr Temp 47 to 76 F
Jul Temp 63 to 98 F
Oct Temp 51 to 81 F
Annual Precip 7.6 inches
Station LEMOORE REEVES NAS
Distance 27.2 miles
Jan Temp 36 to 56 F
Apr Temp 45 to 77 F
Jul Temp 60 to 98 F
Oct Temp 48 to 82 F
Annual Precip 7.8 inches
Station LINDSAY
Distance 29.3 miles
Jan Temp 36 to 58 F
Apr Temp 45 to 77 F
Jul Temp 61 to 98 F
Oct Temp 47 to 81 F
Annual Precip 12.5 inches

Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

According to the US Postal Service, Corcoran, its neighborhoods, and/or surrounding areas are also referred to as:

Waukena (93282)

Note that not all alternate names are acceptable for use in US Post Office addresses.

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Farmersville 10,704 $36,081
Hanford 54,790 $59,635
Lemoore 24,974 $52,991
Tulare 61,204 $50,966
Visalia 127,842 $55,788

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Corcoran Hospitals

CORCORAN DISTRICT HOSPITAL
(Government - Hospital District or Authority)
1310 HANNA AVE
(559) 992-5051
Emergency Service: Yes

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Corcoran High Schools

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CORCORAN HIGH
1100 LETTS AVE.
559-992-5061
Serves 890 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 22.8

CORCORAN UNIFIED COMMUNITY
1001 LETTS AVE.
559-992-3951
A Non-traditional School
Serves 20 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 10

KINGS LAKE HIGH (CONT.)
1520 PATTERSON AVE.
559-992-3951
A Non-traditional School
Serves 11 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 11

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