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Overview

Introduction to Corning, California

Corning, California, in Tehama county, is 22 miles NW of Chico, California and 100 miles N of Sacramento, California

Corning History

The city of Corning was officially incorporated in 1907. It was named in honor of local railroad official John Corning. The area is also known as 'Olive City' because the community is popular for its award-winning olive products. A downtown intermodal station is located in the city of Corning. It was opened in 1998.

Corning and nearby Attractions

  • National YoYo Museum
  • Bidwell - Sacramento River State Park
  • Kelly - Griggs House Museum
  • Woodson Bridge State Recreation Area
  • Tehama County Museum
  • Bidwell Park

Things To Do In Corning

The Holiday Shopping Center is the local shopping destination. Local museums and historical sites include the Tehama County Museum, the National YoYo Museum, Chico Museum and the William B. Ide Adobe State Historic Park. The First United Methodist Church, the Immaculate Conception Roman Catholic Church and the Maranatha Worship Center are the nearby houses of worship. Local parks include Northside Park, Woodson Park and Yost Park. The Corning Branch Tehama County Library is located in Corning as well.

Corning Transportation

Haigh Field Airport is located nearby.

Corning Higher Education

Higher studies can be pursued at Shasta College, Napa Valley College and Butte College.

People

Total Population 7,586
Male Share of the Population 48.3%
Female Share of the Population 51.7%
Senior Citizens 11.4%
Employed Population 16+ 2,455
Age of the Population 26

Families

% of people married 44.3%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 10.2%
Median Earnings25+ $0
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $0
Median Earnings With High School Degree $0

Wealth

Median Family Income $33,267
% Above Poverty Level 70.4%
% Below Poverty Level 29.6%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 20 minutes
% Working from Home 2.6%
% Walking and Biking to Work 7.9%
% Using Public Transportation %

Housing

People Living Alone 23.8%
Median Gross Rent $775
Median House Value $144,300

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 58.3%
US/American 0.3%
English 8.3%
Irish 6.7%

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

Corning Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 22 miles NW of Chico, California (center to center)
Nearest Large City 100 miles N of Sacramento, California
County Tehama
Standard Zip Codes 96021, 96029
Phone Area Codes 530
Time Zone Pacific (-8 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 39.927
Longitude -122.178

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 ORLAND
Distance 12.4 miles
Jan Temp 37 to 56 F
Apr Temp 46 to 72 F
Jul Temp 62 to 94 F
Oct Temp 51 to 79 F
Annual Precip 21.8 inches
Station CHICO UNIVERSITY FARM
Distance 25.6 miles
Jan Temp 35 to 54 F
Apr Temp 45 to 72 F
Jul Temp 61 to 93 F
Oct Temp 47 to 79 F
Annual Precip 26.2 inches
Station WILLOWS 6 W
Distance 29.2 miles
Jan Temp 36 to 55 F
Apr Temp 44 to 72 F
Jul Temp 60 to 93 F
Oct Temp 49 to 79 F
Annual Precip 19 inches

Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

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

Flournoy (96029)

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

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Chico 88,455 $61,365
Orland 7,488 $39,602
Red Bluff 14,065 $36,850
Tehama 410 $37,500

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

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643 BLACKBURN
530-824-8000
A Title I School.
Serves 954 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 20.4

CENTENNIAL (CONTINUATION) HIGH
250 E. FIG LANE
530-824-7400
A Non-traditional School
Serves 64 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 16

CORNING-CENTER ALTERN LEARN (COMM DAY)
643 BLACKBURN AVE.
530-824-7420
A Non-traditional School
Serves 9 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 9

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