Corcoran, CA


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Corcoran is a medium-sized city located in the state of California. With a population of 22,477 people and five constituent neighborhoods, Corcoran is the 276th largest community in California.

Because occupations involving physical labor dominate the local economy, Corcoran is generally considered to be a blue-collar town. 53.13% of the Corcoran workforce is employed in blue-collar occupations, compared to the national average of 27.7%. Overall, Corcoran is a city of farmers, fishers, or foresters, service providers, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Corcoran who work in farm management occupations (22.43%), office and administrative support (9.46%), and sales jobs (6.77%).

Corcoran ranks among the bottom of the nation in terms of college education compared to other cities and towns: only 2.69% of people over 25 have a college degree.

The per capita income in Corcoran in 2010 was $7,995, which is low income relative to California and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $31,980 for a family of four. Corcoran also has one of the higher rates of people living in poverty in the nation, with 32.55% of its population below the federal poverty line.

Corcoran is an extremely ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Corcoran home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Corcoran residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Corcoran also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 63.15% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Corcoran include German, English, Italian, and French .

Foreign born people are also an important part of Corcoran's cultural character, accounting for 21.72% of the city’s population.

The most common language spoken in Corcoran is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Indic languages.

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