Corning, Iowa

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Corning, Iowa

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High Points

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

Category Trophy
Walking and Biking to Work
(vs. Peers)
Top 9% Corning Walking and Biking to Work
Short Commute Times
(vs. Peers)
Top 11% Corning Short Commute Times
Affordability of Rents
(vs. Peers)
Top 14% Corning Affordability of Rents

Comparative Profile of Corning, Iowa

Comparing Corning to similar size places nationwide (Peers) and to other places in Iowa (State):

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

The People

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Senior Citizens 10 9
Female Share of the Population 9 10
Age of the Population 9 8
Well-Paid Single Women 7 7
Well-Paid Single Men 6 4
Children Under 5 Years Old 4 4
Racial Diversity 3 5
Male Share of the Population 2 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Portion of People Married 3 1
Average Household Size 1 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
People Above Poverty 7 5
Median Family Income 7 6
People in Middle Class or Better 6 3
College Educated Adults 4 2

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Walking and Biking to Work 10 9
Short Commute Times 9 8
Public Transportation Use 7 8
Working at Home 3 2


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

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Corning Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 61 miles E of Council Bluffs, Iowa (center to center)
Nearest Large City 65 miles E of Omaha, Nebraska
County Adams
Standard Zip Codes 50841
Phone Area Codes 641
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 40.99
Longitude -94.74

Corning Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Distance 0.7 miles
Jan Temp 11 to 31 F
Apr Temp 38 to 61 F
Jul Temp 64 to 86 F
Oct Temp 40 to 65 F
Annual Precip 35.9 inches
Station CRESTON 2 SW
Distance 18 miles
Jan Temp 10 to 29 F
Apr Temp 37 to 60 F
Jul Temp 64 to 85 F
Oct Temp 41 to 64 F
Annual Precip 33.9 inches
Distance 22.4 miles
Jan Temp 10 to 31 F
Apr Temp 38 to 61 F
Jul Temp 65 to 86 F
Oct Temp 40 to 65 F
Annual Precip 36.3 inches
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Corning Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 1,783 100%
Male 809 45.4%
Female 974 54.6%
Under 18 402 22.5%
18+ 1,381 77.5%
65+ 464 26%
Median Age 42.3
Average Family Size 2.87
White 1,768 99.2%
African-American 3 0.2%
Asian 4 0.2%
American Indian & Alaskan 0 0%
Other 2 0.1%
Mixed Race 6 0.3%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 13 0.7%

Estimated Corning Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 1,688
Growth -95
Growth % -5.3%

Corning 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
German 26.2%
English 16.4%
US/American 14.9%
Irish 11.2%
Norwegian 6.1%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 5.8%
Dutch 4%
Swedish 3.9%
Danish 1.9%
Polish 1.8%
Scottish 1.7%
French Canadian 1.4%
Italian 1.2%
Pennsylvania German 0.9%
French (except Basque) 0.9%
Welsh 0.7%
Swiss 0.7%
Scotch-Irish 0.4%
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Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

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

Brooks (50841)
Carl (50841)

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)
Corning 1,783 $45,227
Cromwell 120 $36,750
Gravity 218 $30,000
Lenox 1,401 $37,917
Nodaway 132 $34,792
Prescott 266 $38,542
Villisca 1,344 $34,345

Corning Public Libraries

Corning Public Library
Corning, Iowa
(641) 322-3866

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Corning Hospitals

(Voluntary non-profit - Church)
(641) 322-3121
Emergency Service: Yes

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Corning High Schools (2004)

904 8TH ST
Serves 234 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 15.8

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