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Overview

Introduction to Corning, New York

Corning, New York, in Steuben county, is 75 miles SE of Rochester, New York and 106 miles SE of Buffalo, New York. As of the year 2000 census, 10,842 people lived in Corning.

Corning History

Corning was first settled in by Europeans in 1796. The area was named after one of its early developers, Erastus Corning. It was originally incorporated as a village in 1848. In 1890, it was reincorporated as a city. Though the city is famous for its glass industry, lumber was the first real industry of the region. Corning is also known as the Crystal City.

Corning and nearby Attractions

  • Spencer Crest Nature Center
  • Corning Museum of Glass
  • Benjamin Patterson Inn Museum Complex
  • Rockwell Museum of Western Art
  • Painted Post Depot Museum
  • Watkins Glen State Park

Things To Do In Corning

In Corning, you can spend your leisure hours at Denison Park, Stewart Park or Meadows Park. The Benjamin Patterson Inn Museum Complex, Corning Museum of Glass and the Rockwell Museum of Western Art are also popular local spots. Bloody Run is the site of a battle between the Americans forces and Native American Villagers. The city also offers several shopping centers.

Corning Transportation

Air transportation is available from Elmira/ Corning Regional Airport.

Corning Higher Education

Corning Community College is the local college. Mansfield University of Pennsylvania, Cornell University and Ithaca College also offer higher educational facilities.

People

Total Population 11,108
Male Share of the Population 49.9%
Female Share of the Population 50.1%
Senior Citizens 14.9%
Employed Population 16+ 5,671
Age of the Population 38

Families

% of people married 41.8%
Average household size 2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 33.6%
Median Earnings25+ $38,590
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $9,208
Median Earnings With High School Degree $30,879

Wealth

Median Family Income $65,577
% Above Poverty Level 80.8%
% Below Poverty Level 19.2%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 15 minutes
% Working from Home 2.4%
% Walking and Biking to Work 7.8%
% Using Public Transportation 0.1%

Housing

People Living Alone 40.6%
Median Gross Rent $706
Median House Value $97,700

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 16.6%
US/American 0%
English 14.4%
Irish 21.8%

Corning Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 75 miles SE of Rochester, New York (center to center)
Nearest Large City 106 miles SE of Buffalo, New York
County Steuben
Standard Zip Codes 14830
Company Zip Codes 14831
Phone Area Codes 607
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 42.142
Longitude -77.055

Corning 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 ADDISON
Distance 9.3 miles
Jan Temp 13 to 32 F
Apr Temp 31 to 58 F
Jul Temp 55 to 81 F
Oct Temp 35 to 61 F
Annual Precip 32.2 inches
Station BATH
Distance 20.8 miles
Jan Temp 12 to 32 F
Apr Temp 32 to 56 F
Jul Temp 55 to 81 F
Oct Temp 36 to 60 F
Annual Precip 32.2 inches
Station WELLSBORO 4 SW
Distance 35 miles
Jan Temp 13 to 30 F
Apr Temp 33 to 54 F
Jul Temp 56 to 77 F
Oct Temp 38 to 58 F
Annual Precip 33.4 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Big Flats 5,247 $91,211
Elmira Heights 4,111 $57,692
Painted Post 1,732 $66,211

Corning Public Libraries

Library
Southeast Steuben County Library
NASSER CIVIC CENTER PLAZA
Corning, New York
(607) 936-3713
Library Web Site

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Corning Hospitals

CORNING HOSPITAL
(Voluntary non-profit - Other)
176 DENISON PARKWAY EAST
(607) 937-7200
Emergency Service: Yes

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CORNING-PAINTED POST EAST HS
201 CANTIGNY ST
607-936-3746
Serves 835 students.

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CORNING CC-1 ACADEMIC
607-962-9283
Serves 35 students.

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Historic Corning

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Corning between 1890 and 1901

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Corning between 1890 and 1901

The Palisades between 1890 and 1901

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