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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.

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.

Demographics

People

Total Population10,978
Male Share of the Population50.3%
Female Share of the Population49.7%
Senior Citizens14.8%
Employed Population 16+5,510
Age of the Population38

Families

% of people married41.4%
Average household size2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher35.3%
Median Earnings25+$37,848
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$11,667
Median Earnings With High School Degree$31,126

Wealth

Median Family Income$65,451
% Above Poverty Level83.5%
% Below Poverty Level16.5%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time15 minutes
% Working from Home1.5%
% Walking and Biking to Work10%
% Using Public Transportation0.1%

Housing

People Living Alone39.5%
Median Gross Rent$722
Median House Value$105,100

Ancestry

Irish19.3%
Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)14.6%
English13.2%
Italian10.8%
Dutch3.6%
Polish3.4%
Scottish2.8%
French Except Basque2.5%
Norwegian1.4%
Welsh0.9%
Swedish0.9%
Czech0.6%
West Indian0.4%
Jamaican0.4%
Ukrainian0.4%
Canadian0.4%
German0.4%
Finnish0.4%
Slovak0.4%
Russian0.3%
Hungarian0.3%
Greek0.3%
Austrian0.2%
Australian0.1%
Lebanese0.1%
Albanian0.1%
Arab0.1%
African0.1%
Estonian0.1%
Lithuanian0.1%
Latvian0.1%
Portuguese0.1%
Icelander0.1%
Macedonian0.1%
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Corning Almanac

CategoryValue
County Steuben County
Standard Zip Codes14830
Company Zip Codes14831
Phone Area Codes607
Time ZoneAmerica/New_York
Approximate Latitude42.14
Approximate Longitude-77.05

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)

StationADDISON
Distance9.3 miles
Jan Temp13 to 32 F
Apr Temp31 to 58 F
Jul Temp55 to 81 F
Oct Temp35 to 61 F
Annual Precip32.2 inches
StationBATH
Distance20.8 miles
Jan Temp12 to 32 F
Apr Temp32 to 56 F
Jul Temp55 to 81 F
Oct Temp36 to 60 F
Annual Precip32.2 inches
StationWELLSBORO 4 SW
Distance35 miles
Jan Temp13 to 30 F
Apr Temp33 to 54 F
Jul Temp56 to 77 F
Oct Temp38 to 58 F
Annual Precip33.4 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Addison2,560$50,833
Big Flats7,793$91,925
Elmira Heights3,899$62,950
Horseheads19,592$74,667
Painted Post1,650$68,158
Savona781$44,167

Corning Public Libraries

Southeast Steuben County Library
300 CIVIC CENTER PLAZA SUITE 101
Corning, New York
(607) 936-3713

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Corning Hospitals

Corning Hospital
1 Guthrie Drive
Guthrie Corning Hospital
(Non-profit)
176 Denison Parkway East
(607) 937-7200

Corning Public Schools

Corning Free Academy Middle School
11 W 3rd St
ZIP: 14830
(607) 936-3788
Corning Painted Post High School Learning Center
Corning Cc-1 Academic Dr
ZIP: 14830
(607) 962-9283
High
Total Enrollment 35
Corning-painted Post High School
201 Cantigny St
ZIP: 14830
(607) 654-2988
High
Total Enrollment 1604
Frederick Carder Elementary School
289 State St
ZIP: 14830
(607) 962-2454
Primary
Total Enrollment 481
Hugh W Gregg Elementary School
164 Flint Ave
ZIP: 14830
(607) 962-1514
Primary
Total Enrollment 245
Northside Blodgett Middle School
143 Princeton Ave
ZIP: 14830
(607) 936-3791
William E Severn Elementary School
36 Mcmahon Ave
ZIP: 14830
(607) 962-6844
Primary
Total Enrollment 446
Winfield Street Elementary School
193 Winfield St
ZIP: 14830
(607) 962-6706
Primary
Total Enrollment 249

Corning Private Schools

All Saints Academy
158 State St
ZIP: 14830
Elementary
Total Enrollment 86
Alternative School For Math & Science
291 E 1st St
ZIP: 14830
Elementary
Total Enrollment 85
Corning Christian Academy
11 Aisne St
ZIP: 14830
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 147
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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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