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 an unusually large stock of pre-World War II architecture, making it one of the older and more historic cities.

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 (12.87%), healthcare (9.75%), and sales jobs (8.97%).

Residents of the city have the good fortune of having one of the shortest daily commutes compared to the rest of the country. On average, they spend only 19.00 minutes getting to work every day.

As is often the case in a small city, Corning doesn't have a public transportation system that people use for their commute.

The percentage of adults in Corning who are college-educated is close to the national average for all communities of 21.84%: 17.51% of the adults in Corning have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.

The per capita income in Corning in 2010 was $24,933, which is middle income relative to Iowa and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $99,732 for a family of four. However, Corning contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

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 Irish, English, 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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