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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.

Demographics

People

Total Population7,548
Male Share of the Population49.7%
Female Share of the Population50.3%
Senior Citizens9.6%
Employed Population 16+2,467
Age of the Population26

Families

% of people married48.5%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher10.8%
Median Earnings25+$29,225
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$27,281
Median Earnings With High School Degree$27,225

Wealth

Median Family Income$29,319
% Above Poverty Level61.2%
% Below Poverty Level38.8%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time20 minutes
% Working from Home1.5%
% Walking and Biking to Work4%
% Using Public Transportation%

Housing

People Living Alone25.3%
Median Gross Rent$744
Median House Value$155,300

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)59.8%
German11.5%
English8.1%
Irish6.6%
Portuguese4.4%
French Except Basque3.2%
Scottish1.3%
Greek0.8%
Swedish0.7%
Danishn0.7%
Dutch0.5%
Belgian0.4%
Italian0.4%
Arab0.3%
US/American0.3%
Lebanese0.3%
Norwegian0.2%
Canadian0.2%
Hungarian0.2%
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Corning Almanac

CategoryValue
County Tehama County
Standard Zip Codes96021, 96029
Phone Area Codes530
Time ZoneAmerica/Los_Angeles
Approximate Latitude39.92
Approximate Longitude-122.28

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)

StationORLAND
Distance12.4 miles
Jan Temp37 to 56 F
Apr Temp46 to 72 F
Jul Temp62 to 94 F
Oct Temp51 to 79 F
Annual Precip21.8 inches
StationCHICO UNIVERSITY FARM
Distance25.6 miles
Jan Temp35 to 54 F
Apr Temp45 to 72 F
Jul Temp61 to 93 F
Oct Temp47 to 79 F
Annual Precip26.2 inches
StationWILLOWS 6 W
Distance29.2 miles
Jan Temp36 to 55 F
Apr Temp44 to 72 F
Jul Temp60 to 93 F
Oct Temp49 to 79 F
Annual Precip19 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Chico89,377$62,233
Orland7,504$45,033
Red Bluff14,065$35,776
Tehama467$44,375

Corning Public Schools

Centennial Continuation High
250 E. Fig Ln.
ZIP: 96021
High
Total Enrollment 51
Columbia Academy
1785 Columbia Ave.
ZIP: 96021
Middle
Total Enrollment 4
Corning High
643 Blackburn Ave.
ZIP: 96021
High
Total Enrollment 901
Corning-center Alternative Learning
643 Blackburn Ave.
ZIP: 96021
High
Total Enrollment 7
Kirkwood Elementary
2049 Kirkwood Rd.
ZIP: 96021
Primary
Total Enrollment 91
Maywood Middle
1666 Marguerite Ave.
ZIP: 96021
Middle
Total Enrollment 316
Olive View Elementary
1402 Fig St.
ZIP: 96021
Primary
Total Enrollment 663
Rancho Tehama Elementary
17357 Stagecoach Rd.
ZIP: 96021
Primary
Total Enrollment 100
Richfield Elementary
23875 River Rd.
ZIP: 96021
Primary
Total Enrollment 243
West Street Elementary
900 W. St.
ZIP: 96021
Primary
Total Enrollment 358
Woodson Elementary
N 150 Toomes Ave.
ZIP: 96021
Primary
Total Enrollment 602
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