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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.

Demographics

People

Total Population22,917
Male Share of the Population71.5%
Female Share of the Population28.5%
Senior Citizens5.6%
Employed Population 16+3,901
Age of the Population36

Families

% of people married28.4%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher3.3%
Median Earnings25+$21,774
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$17,541
Median Earnings With High School Degree$23,305

Wealth

Median Family Income$35,016
% Above Poverty Level63.8%
% Below Poverty Level36.2%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time21 minutes
% Working from Home3.1%
% Walking and Biking to Work1.9%
% Using Public Transportation0.8%

Housing

People Living Alone19.6%
Median Gross Rent$752
Median House Value$111,700

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)83.7%
Irish3.4%
German2.7%
English2.3%
Italian1.5%
Scottish0.6%
French Except Basque0.6%
Portuguese0.5%
Norwegian0.5%
Dutch0.4%
Russian0.4%
Swedish0.2%
Danishn0.2%
Polish0.2%
Welsh0.2%
Swiss0.1%
Greek0.1%
US/American0.1%
Canadian0.1%
Romanian0.1%
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Corcoran Almanac

CategoryValue
County Kings County, Tulare County
Standard Zip Codes93212
P.O. Box Zip Codes93282
Phone Area Codes559
Time ZoneAmerica/Los_Angeles
Approximate Latitude36.07
Approximate Longitude-119.53

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)

StationCORCORAN IRRIG DIST
Distance1.3 miles
Jan Temp38 to 54 F
Apr Temp47 to 76 F
Jul Temp63 to 98 F
Oct Temp51 to 81 F
Annual Precip7.6 inches
StationLEMOORE REEVES NAS
Distance27.2 miles
Jan Temp36 to 56 F
Apr Temp45 to 77 F
Jul Temp60 to 98 F
Oct Temp48 to 82 F
Annual Precip7.8 inches
StationLINDSAY
Distance29.3 miles
Jan Temp36 to 58 F
Apr Temp45 to 77 F
Jul Temp61 to 98 F
Oct Temp47 to 81 F
Annual Precip12.5 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Farmersville10,699$35,633
Hanford54,912$58,490
Lemoore25,169$53,522
Tulare61,664$50,923
Visalia128,738$56,310

Corcoran Public Schools

Bret Harte Elementary
1300 Letts Ave.
ZIP: 93212
Primary
Total Enrollment 596
Corcoran Academy
1128 Dairy Ave.
ZIP: 93212
Other
Total Enrollment 4
Corcoran High
1100 Letts Ave.
ZIP: 93212
High
Total Enrollment 849
John C. Fremont Elementary
1900 Bell Ave.
ZIP: 93212
Primary
Total Enrollment 551
John Muir Middle
707 Letts Ave.
ZIP: 93212
Middle
Total Enrollment 723
Kings Lake Education Center
1128 S. Dairy Ave.
ZIP: 93212
High
Total Enrollment 36
Mark Twain Elementary
1500 Oregon Ave.
ZIP: 93212
Middle
Total Enrollment 513
Mission Community Day
1128 S. Dairy Ave.
ZIP: 93212
Other
Total Enrollment 21
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