Corcoran, California

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Corcoran, California

Introduction to Corcoran, California

Corcoran, California, in Kings county, is 22 miles SW of Visalia, California and 46 miles S of Fresno, California. The city is home to some 14,458 residents.

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.

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High Points

Corcoran strengths, compared to Peers (similar size places nationally) or State (other places in California):

Category Trophy
Affordability of Property Taxes
(vs. State)
Top 1% trophy Corcoran Affordability of Property Taxes
Racial Diversity
(vs. Peers)
Top 2% trophy Corcoran Racial Diversity
Short Commute Times
(vs. State)
Top 8% Corcoran Short Commute Times
Low Property Crime
(vs. State)
Top 8% Corcoran Low Property Crime
Walking and Biking to Work
(vs. Peers)
Top 10% Corcoran Walking and Biking to Work
Affordability of Rents
(vs. State)
Top 11% Corcoran Affordability of Rents

Comparative Profile of Corcoran, California

Comparing Corcoran to similar size places nationwide (Peers) and to other places in California (State):

Ratings range from 1 (lowest) to 10 (highest).

The People

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Male Share of the Population 10 10
Racial Diversity 10 10
Children Under 5 Years Old 6 5
Well-Paid Single Men 5 5
Age of the Population 2 3
Senior Citizens 1 1
Female Share of the Population 1 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Average Household Size 10 9
Portion of People Married 6 6


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Median Family Income 1 2
People Above Poverty 1 1
People in Middle Class or Better 1 1
College Educated Adults 1 1

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Walking and Biking to Work 10 9
Short Commute Times 8 10
Public Transportation Use 8 6
Working at Home 3 2


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Affordability of Property Taxes 9 10
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 8 6
Affordability of Rents 7 9
Housing Recently Built 6 5
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 4 5
People Living Alone 2 3


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Low Property Crime 9 10
Low Violent Crime 5 8

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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

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
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
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
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
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Corcoran Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 14,458 100%
Male 9,761 67.5%
Female 4,697 32.5%
Under 18 3,527 24.4%
18+ 10,931 75.6%
65+ 774 5.4%
Median Age 30.7
Average Family Size 3.83
White 4,927 34.1%
African-American 2,054 14.2%
Asian 103 0.7%
American Indian & Alaskan 206 1.4%
Other 6,711 46.4%
Mixed Race 445 3.1%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 8,618 59.6%

Estimated Corcoran Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 22,456
Growth 7,998
Growth % 55.3%

Corcoran Ancestry

(From 2000 Census, as reported by individuals)

Note: This is national, not racial, ancestry, so, e.g., the Census doesn't have categories for Hispanic and African-American people. CityTownInfo is currently gathering additional ancestry data for this site.
Ancestry Percent
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 84.4%
German 3.9%
US/American 2.7%
English 2.5%
Irish 2.5%
Dutch 0.5%
European 0.4%
Portuguese 0.4%
Scotch-Irish 0.4%
Swedish 0.3%
French (except Basque) 0.3%
Danish 0.3%
Norwegian 0.2%
Pennsylvania German 0.2%
Polish 0.2%
Italian 0.2%
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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 Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Corcoran 14,458 $32,852
Farmersville 8,737 $29,629
Hanford 41,686 $41,395
Lemoore 19,712 $44,006
Tulare 43,994 $36,935
Visalia 91,565 $45,830

Corcoran Hospitals

(Government - Hospital District or Authority)
(559) 992-5051
Emergency Service: Yes

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Corcoran High Schools (2004)

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Serves 890 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 22.8

A Non-traditional School
Serves 20 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 10

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Serves 11 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 11

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