Corning, IA


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Corning is a very small city located in the state of Iowa. With a population of 1,537 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Corning is the 185th largest community in Iowa. Corning has a large stock of pre-World War II architecture, making it one of the older and more historic cities in the country.

Corning is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-collar jobs. Overall, Corning is a city of sales and office workers, professionals, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Corning who work in office and administrative support (13.90%), healthcare (9.15%), and sales jobs (8.17%).

Compared to the rest of the country, citizens of Corning spend much less time in their cars: on average, their commute to work is only 18.99 minutes. This also means that noise and pollution levels in the city are less than they would otherwise be.

Being a small city, Corning does not have a public transit system used by locals to get to and from work.

The percentage of adults in Corning with college degrees is slightly lower than the national average of 21.84% for all communities. 14.64% of adults in Corning have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.

The per capita income in Corning in 2010 was $22,984, which is lower middle income relative to Iowa, and middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $91,936 for a family of four.

The people who call Corning home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Corning residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Corning include English, Irish, French , and Dutch.

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

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